Video: Additional tips

Narration: Here are some additional tips for this question style. If you are given a list, write the letter on your answer sheet – writing the whole word will not help as it takes longer to write and you have more chance of making a mistake. When answering from options in a list, do not … Read more

Video: Quiz feedback

Narration: You should have noted that the diagram showed a carwash system, and that approximately half of the possible answers in the list were numbers. For the first three questions, it was likely from the grammar of the sentences that the answers were numbers relating to quantity of water. The diagram alone did not help … Read more

Practice exercises

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Video: Steps for labelling diagrams, maps and plans

Narration: Here are the steps for answering this type of question. Step 1. Your first aim is to find out what the illustration is about. For example, is it a map of a village? A plan of a house? You should then read the labels already attached to the illustration, as well as reading the … Read more

Video: Labelling diagrams, maps and plans

Narration: Labelling a diagram, map or plan. This question type tests your ability to understand a description. Here is a sample question style showing a diagram. The principles we talk about in this lesson could also be applied to maps or plans. For these types of questions, you usually have a list of options to … Read more

Summary of this lesson

In this lesson you should have learned… what you need to do for labelling type questions in the listening test the best way of approaching these types of questions tips for choosing the correct answer common errors that you should avoid Now take the end of lesson review

Essential vocabulary for this lesson

To complete this lesson, you will need to know the following vocabulary. When you are sure you know all the words, continue to the next page. LABEL DESCRIPTION PRINCIPLE EFFICIENTLY SEQUENCING WORD ILLUSTRATION PREPOSITION

Aims of this lesson

By the end of this lesson, you will know: what you need to do to answer labelling questions in the listening the best technique to answering this type of questions some useful tips for this type of question about the common errors that you should avoid