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Video: Steps for short answer questions


The steps for short answer questions are as follows: First, you should read the instruction words carefully to see how many words you need to answer with or whether you need to use a number. You should then identify keywords, qualifying words and question words from the questions. You should also consider how the words in the questions could be rephrased in the recording. Question words can be very helpful, for example, a question that begins with how many is looking for a number or quantity in the answer. For Step 3 try to predict the type of word you will be looking for. As with all questions styles, while listening you should follow steps four and five. Now we will practice answering short answer questions as part of a Section 4 listening.