It is very important that you listen intensively to the listening fragments of your listening test.. You can, for instance, do this by thinking of an answer to the question yourself before actually listening to the fragment.. Listen to the fragment and choose the answer that is more or less the same as the answer you came up with. Predicting is therefore a very important strategy. If you already know something about the subject, then this is an advantage as well.
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You can also watch BBC1, Newsround, every workday from 18:25 - 18:35 hrs. The subjects about foreign affairs are more or less the same subjects as in the news programmes of your country. You can therefore use your predicting strategies by watching the news programme of your country first before watching Newsround.