|Marks Going||100 marks|
|Percentage of Final Grade||25%|
There are four parts in the Listening Exam. It is completed after the Written Paper has been completed and handed up.
Always give as many details as you can. This will ensure maximum marks are obtained.
Each part is played three times, the second time with pauses in Parts 1 and 4. Everything must be answered in English. Always answer the question in the tense the question was asked. Stay listening as it can be easy to miss something. Write down as much as you can on the first listen and leave any blanks where you must. Fill these blanks in during the second and third listening.
The best advice to maximise your marks in the Aural is to regularly practice past papers, listen to German radio, watch German TV and constantly build on your German vocabulary.
This part takes the form of an interview and often is themed around careers, projects, organisations and social problems.
This part involves a telephone call. You will be required to note the caller’s name and number as well as who the phone call is to or from. It is important that you are familiar with the numbers, alphabet, vocabulary on time (e.g. innerhalb der nächsten Stunde, heute Abend etc.) and vocabulary associated with feelings.
This part takes the form of a dialogue between two people and vocabulary associated with people and feelings will be relevant also.
This part involves news headlines. The first three questions can be quite random, possibly current, and really test students’ knowledge of German. The fourth and final question will deal with the weather and as such you should revise vocabulary associated with this in detail.
Exam Papers and Marking Schemes
Hörverständnis Exam Papers OL
Hörverständnis Marking Schemes OL
Audio files for each year are available at examinations.ie.