Short Answer Listening Strategies
Check how many words or numbers you can include in each answer.
Predict what the speakers will be talking about.
Check whether any of the answers will be names or special numbers (such as prices, phone numbers or post codes).
Short Answer How To Recognize
The question has a blank after the question mark (not within the question).
The instructions say ‘Answer the questions’ (rather than ‘Complete the sentences’).
The instructions may ask you to list 2 or 3 points. Each will be a separate answer.
Short Answer Sample Task