Listening Skill 2 - Listening for Similar Meanings

The words that you hear are not always the words that you see in your test booklet. You will have to listen for similar meanings. You could hear a synonym or you could hear a paraphrase.


You will hear:

The survey participants who wrote answers to the questions are all college graduates.

You will see:

Who are the respondents? (Answer: college graduates)


Look at the underlined words in the questions below. Listen to the audio. Write the synonym or paraphrase that you hear.



1, How many people are in the group?

2, How often does she correct the work?

3, How fast is the population increasing?

4, What happened to the plants in the region?

5, When will the apartment be ready?

6, What kind of work does the woman do?