What is the aim of the Spanish listening test?
The Bright Spanish Listening section will assess how well you understand main ideas and details in an audio recording of a spoken sentence. The test will assess your level of vocabulary, grammar and listening comprehension in Spanish.
What’s the structure and timing of the Spanish listening test?
For the listening section of the Bright test you will be listening to recordings of speakers making sentences in Spanish. They could relate to a variety of different situations that might occur in a work or social setting. You need to select the correct answer from the choices given.
The test is separated into two sections of listening and reading and they last 30 minutes each. Each module consists of 60 questions with a total of 120 questions.
What are the questions like?
An example question on the Spanish listening test might be as follows.
You will hear someone speaking in Spanish about workers in a company and then you need to choose from 3 possible options that relate to the audio.
A. Van a contratar a algunos trabajadores el próximo mes.
B. Van a echar a algunos trabajadores el mes próximo.
C. Van a despedir a todos los trabajadores el próximo mes.
Another example might be someone talking about planes and you would need to choose from 3 possible choices to show your understanding of the audio.
A. Canadá es el lugar del que ha salido el avión.
B. Canadá es el lugar en el que hace escala el avión.
C. Canadá es el lugar al que va el avión.
Choose the best option and move onto the next one as quickly as possible.
When do you get the results?
The scores are immediately announced after the test is completed and the scores range from 0 to 5. The results come in the form of a Pdf document.
What are some suggestions to do well in the Bright Listening test?
It’s a good idea to get plenty of sleep the night before the test and whilst listening, try and imagine what the situation is that the speaker is talking about as it will help you to focus. Is it happening in a restaurant, at work or at home? Listen very carefully because each section of the recording is only played once!
Don’t worry if there are some words you don’t understand – try to listen to key words that help you understand the general meaning of what is being said.
In the months before the test get plenty of listening practise by listening to audios of speech in Spanish and try some online language listening tests. If you can’t find any Bright exam listening samples then other tests such as Linguaskill (Bulats) might also be useful to practise with. The main thing is to get as much Spanish listening practise as possible so that you become more accustomed to native level speech.
A general Spanish course covering grammar, vocabulary and oral communication would also be useful. If you are able to have lessons with a personal tutor, this would have obvious benefits.
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