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Archive for May, 2013
When we think about tests, here are some words that come to mind:
multiple choice x discursive
One way of doing well in tests is knowing how you react in test-like situations.
What kind of student are you in test situations?
I shake like a leaf = I am visibly nervous = I tremble = I get the jitters
I freak out
I get goosebumps
I get butterflies in my stomach
I get white as a sheet (of paper)
I get cold sweat
I get cold feet
My mind goes blank = I draw a blank
Here is some more language used to talk about tests and stressful situations in general. Match the sentence halves 1-12 in bold with the other halves in the bullet points in italics below.
- I get nervous about …
- I get nervous when …
- My level of nervousness depends on …
- I deal well with …
- I find it hard …
- The more nervous I get, the more I …
- It’s easy for me …
- Ideally, …
- In the best case scenario,
- Usually when I do/take/sit a test, I …
- I feel grumpy …
- If I don’t know the answer to a question, I try not to …
- the kind of test I have to do
- beat about the bush
- waste a lot of time
- to be concentrated/focused in tests
- unexpected/adverse circumstances
- make sure and get a lot of rest the night before
- taking tests
- if I know I could have done much better at a test
- I keep my cool in tests
- to get straight to the point
- tests don’t bother me
- I have to give or deliver a presentation
- stressful situations
Now tell us:
If you could choose the way you could be tested, what would it be and why?
Read and listen to some tips on how to improve listening skills. Then answer the THREE questions below in a continuous text in the COMMENTS box.
- What tips does the person give?
- Which of them do you find most useful?
- What other tip would you give to a person learning English?