LISTENING STRATEGY: Listening for gist
You do not have to understand every word in a listening task. Focus on the general meaning and try not to be distracted by words you do not understand.
EXERCISE 2: Read the Listening Strategy above and the 3 summaries of a dialogue below. Then listen to the dialogue. Which is the best summary?
a. Zak refuses to go out with Tom because he disappoited about his exam results.
b. Zak is anxious about his exams and decides not to go out with Tom.
c. Zak is relieved that his exams are six weeks away, and agree to go out with Tom.