The summary gives you a brief overview, or outline, of what the speaker is talking about. Reading the summary will prepare you to understand what the speaker is saying. It will help you understand the speaker’s language, and the speakers idea’s.
Speakers often speak quickly and don’t always say things correctly. The transcript tells you exactly what the speakers said. It includes any mistakes, repeats words, half-spoken words, stuttering, or the use of non-words, such as “umm” or “ahh”. If there is a place in the talk that you really don’t understand, even though you listened many times, it may be the speaker’s fault. Use the transcript to clarify your understanding.
The test as a great study aid. The questions all ask about important things in the passage. By looking at the questions, and the correct answers, you will know what is important in the passage. After looking at the test, listen to the passage again, and try to figure out why the correct answers are correct, and why the incorrect answers are wrong. This will help you to understand.