Multiple choice tasks seem quite easy but sometimes they can be confusing. Let’s examine some problems you may face while you practice multiple choice tasks.
1st problem: All options are heard.
Solution: Do not rush into choosing an option too quickly and then be done with it. Speakers may change their mind in the course of the recording, so be careful. The first option you will hear is not necessarily the correct one. Just wait until you are sure.
2nd problem: Options are similar with each other.
Solution: One thing you can do about that is to pay attention to the question (what you are asked). Sometimes an option is mentioned as correct but not in terms of the particular question.
3rd problem: Paraphrasing. All options are probably going to be heard and as if this wasn’t enough already, they are going to be paraphrased as well.
Solution: In this case, you should focus on the meaning of the options rather than on specific words. Do not wait to listen to the exact same words you see on paper, but wait to hear the same meaning. Remember that the underlining of key-words is important in order to help you stay alert during the recording so as to know when to wait for the correct answer, but not in order to confuse you. I mean, do not wait to listen to the exact same phrases you have underlined.
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