3.6.1 Short-answer questions
In this question type, you are required to read a question and then write a short answer using information from the listening text. A word limit is given, for example, ‘NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER’. You will be penalised for writing more than the stated number of words. You should check this word limit carefully for each task. Contracted words will not be tested. Hyphenated words count as single words. Sometimes test takers are given a question which asks them to list two or three points.
Sentence completion focuses on the ability to listen for concrete facts, such as places, prices or times, within the listening text.