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Understanding general meaning

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To practise this alone, a good exercise is to use a recording.

  1. Choose a recording at the right level - not too hard!  It's very helpful if there is a script, so you can read as well as listen. 
  2. Listen and make notes about the main points only.  Try not to stop the recording. 
  3. Listen again and check your notes:  have you got all the main points?  Are some of the points you've written really details, not main points?
  4. Now read the transcript for a final check. 


What materials can you use for this?


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