What is it?

In the “Multiple-choice, multiple answers” task you will see an audio recording box on your screen with a multiple choice question beneath it. After 7 seconds, a recording will automatically play, and will last for approximately 40-90 seconds. Once the recording has finished, you will need to answer the multiple choice question by selecting more than one answer. Here is what you will see on your screen:


Listening- Multiple choice, Multiple Answers

What does it test?

  1. Your Ability to Identify the Main Idea: This is how well you recognize the “gist” of the recording its most important points. For example: “What are the main objectives of this lecture?”
  2. Your Eye for Detail: This is your ability to pinpoint the specific information, facts, opinions or sequences of events that contribute to the main idea of the recording. For example: “Which of the following events most contributed to the fall of Rome?” 
  3. Your Understanding of Purpose: This means that you can listen to the recording and understand why the speaker included certain pieces of information in it. For example: “What are the main points the speaker trying to convey”?
  4. Your Understanding of Organization: This is your ability to link the ideas present in different parts of the recording and understand the connections between them. For example: “What do the introductory paragraph and the conclusion have in common?”
  5. Your Ability to Infer Information: This means that you can use the information you have heard to draw logical conclusions about the general goals of the recording, or connect it to your previous ideas on the topic. For example: “What conclusions can be drawn from the about the Cuban missile crisis from the speaker?” 

For tips on how to succeed at this task, click here.