1. What to expect
You will hear a question and need to give a simple and short answer. Often just one or a few words are enough.
There will be around 11 item sets or questions played in this section. The questions are general knowledge in nature and probably related to topics you would have come across in school or daily life. In some instances, you may also be given an image and be asked a question based on the image.
2. How you are scored
1 Appropriate word choice in response
0 Inappropriate word choices in response
3. Keep the answer short and accurate
There is no use in speaking extra. Marks are awarded for a short, accurate answer. There are no extra marks for additional words so keep it short. Make sure you pronounce the answer as clear as you can as well.
4. Do not pause too long
After the question is asked the recording status box will change to recording. Start your answer as soon as you see this. If you wait for more than 3 seconds, the recording will stop and the item status will change to ‘completed’, which means that you have lost your chance to give your answer.
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