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PET Listening Overview Teachers Notes

Description Students do an information transfer activity about the Listening test. They then complete some statements about the test with DO or DONT. Finally, they look at a copy of the answer sheet. Time required: Materials required: 40 minutes Aims: Procedure 1. Explain that you are going to give the students some information about the PET Listening test and that they should read it and make sure they understand it. 2. Hand out the complete text A text from Students Worksheet 1 to half the class and call these student As and the complete text B to the other half and call these student Bs. Make sure all the student As are sitting together and all the student Bs are sitting together for the moment. 3. Allow enough time for the students to read and understand their text and encourage them to work together or ask you for anything they dont understand. 4. Now hand out the gapped text B from Students Worksheet 2 to all the student As and the gapped text A to all the student Bs. Have students read the gapped texts and try to understand as much as possible. 5. Put students in pairs (AA and BB) to try to predict some of the gaps, or the type of word required. Tell students that each gap represents one word. 6. Re-divide the class so that a student A is working with a student B. Explain that each student will take it in turns to read the complete text aloud and they must listen carefully to their partner for the missing words to fill in the gaps. 7. Student A starts the activity by reading their complete text A to student B, who completes the gapped version of text A. 8. The students now exchange roles so student B now reads their complete text B to student ,A who completes the gapped version of text B. 9. Before allowing students to check their answers, read texts A and B to the class yourself to give students a chance to hear the complete versions again. 10. Students check their answers in pairs A and B.
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Students Worksheets 1 and 2 (cut in half along the line) Students Worksheet 3 (copies and on OHT, if possible) Answer Sheet to introduce the Listening paper and what it consists of to raise awareness of what candidates should do in the exam

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11. Hand out Students Worksheet 2 to students. Students work through it in pairs, deciding between do and dont for each statement. 12. Check their answers, using an OHT if possible, and answer any questions that arise. 13. Hand out a copy of the Answer Sheet to the class. Recap what to do with it by asking: When should you transfer your answers? (at the end) How long do you have to transfer your answers? (6 minutes) What happens if I dont have time to transfer all my answers? (you should have enough time but if for some reason you dont transfer all your answers, you will not get any marks for the blank ones)

Suggested follow-up activity In a later class, give students a full listening test, including practice in transferring their answers to the answer sheet within the time limit.

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PET Listening Overview Answer Keys


Key to Students Worksheet 2 Text A 1. 25 2. daily 3. 6 4. pencil 5. twice 6. question

Key to Students Worksheet 2 Text B 1. example 2. information 3. 6 4. one 5. conversation 6. opinions

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Key to Students Worksheet 3


What should you do in the exam? Put a tick ( 1 1 2 DO ) or cross ( DON'T read the instructions carefully for each part. answer as much as you can when you hear the recording for the first time. change your answers when you are transferring them to the answer sheet. listen to and look at the example question. use a pen. worry if you don't hear the answer the first time. answer all the questions even if you are not sure - you probably understand more than you think and even a guess may be correct. write on your question paper while listening. transfer your answers to the answer sheet at the end of the test. use a pencil. panic if you don't understand everything in the text. be careful when you are transferring your answers to the question sheet. ) in the correct column.

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PET Listening Overview Students Worksheet 1


Text A Read this text about the PET Listening exam. Check anything you dont understand with a partner, or with your teacher. Then prepare to read the text aloud to a new partner. The Listening test has four parts, a total of ten listening texts and 25 questions. The tasks are multiple choice, gap-fill and true/false. The texts reflect the kind of situations you might hear in your daily life. The instructions for each task are played on the recording and are also on the question paper. During the test, candidates write their answers on the question paper and then at the end of the test, there are 6 minutes in which to transfer the answers to an answer sheet. Pencil must always be used. Each test is played twice and the recordings contain a variety of accents. The test lasts for about 30 minutes plus 6 minutes transfer time. Each question is worth one mark and the whole paper represents 25% of the total examination.

Text B Read this text about the PET Listening exam. Check anything you dont understand with a partner, or with your teacher. Then prepare to read the text aloud to a new partner.

In Part 1, candidates listen to seven short texts which are taken from daily life. Each one has a question and a choice of three images for the answer. There is an example at the beginning. Part 2 is six multiple choice questions based on a longer text with one main speaker. The aim is to listen for detailed information. The instructions are followed by a pause, when candidates should read through the questions. In Part 3, candidates have to complete a gap-fill with six gaps. One or more words are needed to fill in the gaps and these words are in the listening text. There is one person speaking. The last part of the test, Part 4, is a longer informal conversation. Candidates have to listen to decide if six statements are correct or incorrect. This part tests candidates ability to listen for detailed meaning and the attitudes and opinions of the speakers.
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PET Listening Overview Students Worksheet 1

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PET Listening Overview Students Worksheet 2


Text A Listen to your partner reading the complete text, and fill in the gaps in your text as you listen. The Listening test has four parts, a total of ten listening texts and 1)____ questions. The tasks are multiple choice, gap-fill and true/false. The texts reflect the kind of situations you might hear in your 2)_______ life. The instructions for each task are played on the recording and are also on the question paper. During the test, candidates write their answers on the question paper and then at the end of the test, there are 3)______ minutes in which to transfer the answers to an answer sheet. 4)_______ must always be used. Each test is played 5)_______ and the recordings contain a variety of accents. The test lasts for about 30 minutes plus 6 minutes transfer time. Each 6)_________ is worth one mark and the whole paper represents 25% of the total examination.

Text B Listen to your partner reading the complete text, and fill in the gaps in your text as you listen. In Part 1, candidates listen to seven short texts which are taken from daily life. Each one has a question and a choice of three images for the answer. There is an 1)_________ at the beginning. Part 2 is six multiple choice questions based on a longer text with one main speaker. The aim is to listen for detailed 2)____________. The instructions are followed by a pause, when candidates should read through the questions. In Part 3, candidates have to complete a gap-fill with 3)______ gaps. One or more words are needed to fill in the gaps and these words are in the listening text. There is 4)_____ person speaking. The last part of the test, Part 4, is a longer informal 5)___________. Candidates have to listen to decide if six statements are correct or incorrect. This part tests candidates ability to listen for detailed meaning and the attitudes and 6)________ of the speakers.

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PET Listening Overview Students Worksheet 2

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PET Listening Overview Students Worksheet 3


What should you do in the exam? Put a tick ( 1 1 1 2 read the instructions carefully for each part. answer as much as you can when you hear the recording for the first time. change your answers when you are transferring them to the answer sheet. listen to and look at the example question. use a pen. worry if you don't hear the answer the first time. answer all the questions even if you are not sure - you probably understand more than you think and even a guess may be correct. write on your question paper while listening. transfer your answers to the answer sheet at the end of the test. use a pencil. panic if you don't understand everything in the text. be careful when you are transferring your answers to the question sheet. DO ) or cross ( DON'T ) in the correct column.

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PET Listening Overview Students Worksheet 3

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PET Listening Overview Answer Sheet

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