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examinations – Listening comprehension
is divided into four parts:
tests candidates' ability to interpret statements dealing with pictures,
images or illustrations depicting everyday scenes;
Part 2 tests candidates' ability to understand
recorded extracts of brief real-life exchanges (greetings, questions,
phone conversations, inquiries, travel announcements, weather bulletins,
Part 3 tests candidates' ability to understand
a series of conversation snippets (two or three short conversations);
Part 4 tests candidates' ability to understand
a presentation, a radio programmebrief extracts from radio newscasts.
Candidates may have to cope with several questions on a single extract
or rapid delivery by speakers, or background noise.