CanTEST Tip #1 Listening to Dialogues Concentrating on the purpose of conversation and the final decision
Dialogues are typically a problem that one person expresses to another with another speaker attempting to help, Therefore 2 predictable questions that should come out of these dialogues is the purpose of the conversation and the decision made by one of the speakers. Rather than writing notes on many details concentrate on these two questions. This will often get you two questions.
Take rest of notes in the structure of Problem-Suggestion-Response-Suggestion-Response and your notes are best as an outline of the flow.
Man: Wants Bill for ad designs - Go to home? Woman: Suggests Not. Wait 1 day? Man: Impatient -Give call Woman: Agrees to wait
1. Why does the man want to see Bill? a) To find out how sick he is. b) To obtain some ad designs. c) To start work on a new idea.
2. The man wants to know if the woman thinks he should… a) go over to Bill’s office. b) telephone Bill. c) do the designs for Bill.
3. What does the woman say about Bill? a) He doesn’t have any desings. b) He has submitted all the designs already. c) He shouldn’t be bothered in his state.
4. What does the man decide in the end? a) To wait another day. b) To call Bill immediately. c) To visit Bill at his home.
There are only 3 choices in the multiple choice questions for the dialogues so just eliminating one of the choices will increase your guessing chance to 50%