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Comprehension Exercises Advice
In this document, you can
1) pick up some tips on how to do a reading or listening comprehension exercise, and
2) find out how the comprehension exercises work.
1) How to do a reading or listening comprehension exercise
Always look at the title before you read or listen. Try to predict the type of text you are going to
read or listen to. If you are right, great! If not, no problem because either way, you are preparing
for the activity.
Remember that when you are doing a reading or listening comprehension exercise, although it
would be great to understand everything, you only need to understand enough to answer the
It's a good idea to read or listen to the complete text or recording once, without stopping, to get
the general idea of what you are reading or listening to. While you read or listen, don't worry
too much if there are some words you don't understand. Focus on the overall meaning and
remember you don't have to understand every word to answer the questions. In fact, it's more
important to understand the questions!
Read the questions carefully before you start to read or listen to the text the second time. This
will help you find the information. For the reading comprehension exercises, the paragraph
number where you can find the answer is given.
If you need to, you can read or listen again to confirm your answers before you submit them.
2) How the comprehension exercises work
The links to the comprehension exercises are inside the classroom (see image below). Each
exercise will become visible just before the exercise begins (see CA guidelines for dates).
When you access a comprehension exercise (e.g. Reading 1, Listening 1 etc.), first click on
"Attempt quiz now". Work your way through the questions on each page.
For the Reading Comprehension Exercises, there are two types of questions: Multiple-choice
questions and Gap-fill questions. For the Listening Comprehension Exercises, there are only
o Multiple-choice questions:
In these questions, select the best answer (a, b or c) after reading the text carefully.
o Gap-fill questions:
In these questions, you have to write the answer in the space provided.
Take care when writing your answers; check your spelling and punctuation.
When you finish the questions on each page, click Next at the bottom of the page.
When you finish the final page of questions, you will see a summary page. If your answers are
saved for each question, click on Submit all and finish; if not, you can Return to attempt.
Confirmation message: if your answers for each question have been saved, click Submit all and
finish again. Alternatively, click on Return to attempt and you can change your answers any
time before the deadline.
If you click on Submit all and finish in the Confirmation message, you will not be able to change
your answers for this attempt. However, you will be able to re-attempt the quiz any time before
NB: The marks for the LAST set of answers you submit before the deadline will be counted.
NB: If you try to do an exercise BEFORE it is open, you will see a message that says the quiz is not
currently available. You have to wait until the date/time when the quiz opens.