For this item type you need to select the summary that best matches the recording.

Important: The audio begins to play automatically. You are only able to listen to the audio recording once.

There are several possible response options but only one is correct.To select an option click on it using the left button on your mouse. If you change your mind, left-click on the option again to deselect it, or left-click on a different option.The option you select is highlighted in yellow.

Note: It may be difficult to read and listen at the same time. It is recommended that you listen first, make notes on the erasable noteboard and then read the summaries.

Some helpful tips

Take notes and match them to the correct summary

Don’t read the options before or while you are listening to the recording as there is too much to read, and this will distract you. Instead, note down the key ideas on your erasable noteboard booklet as you listen (e.g., key words and phrases, numbers, names and dates and any information that is highlighted by the speaker through stress and intonation). Then read the options and match the option that is closest in detail to your notes:

How is this question scored?

Your response for Highlight Correct Summary is judged on your ability to comprehend, analyze and combine information from a recording and identify the most accurate summary of the recording. Your response is scored as either correct or incorrect. No credit is given for no response or an incorrect response.


  • This question type affects the scoring of listening and reading.
  • Your speaking and writing skills are not tested by this question type.

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