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Aural Exam Focused Listening Technique

This technique is thought to focus the listener even before hearing the tape and thus ‚Äúsubdue panic‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúincrease exam productivity‚ÄĚ. The technique can be summarised as follows:

  1. Read the instructions carefully (even though they always begin in the same manner, there is usually some information about the piece you will hear included also). Take this information into account when considering the likelihood of your answer.
  2. Read the questions, underlining the key words. Mentally recall or actually jot down the French for these words above the English questions.
  3. Now listen out for these or related words on the tape, your... (More)


el padre: father 

la madre: mother 

los padres: parents 

el hermano: brother 

la hermana: sister 

los hermanos: brothers/ brothers and sisters

el hijo: son 

la hija: daughter 

los hijos: sons/ children 

el tío: uncle 

la tía: aunt 

los tíos: uncles/ uncles and aunts 

el abuelo: grandfather 

la abuela: grandmother 

los abuelos: grandfathers/ grandparents 

el primo: cousin{masculine]

la prima: cousin{female}

los primos: cousins


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a menudo: often 

agradable: pleasant, nice 

el √°rbol: tree

bajar: to go down 

caluroso: hot 

cambiar: to change 

caro: expensive

el cielo: sky 

débil: weak 

los deportes invernales: winter sports

el destino: destination 

el esquí: skiing 

la estación de esquí: ski resort 

el setilo de vida: lifestyle