Development Status of Communicative Listening Test and Teaching



Language as a tool plays a significant role in bridging and facilitating different people to build up good relationships in social interactive communication, surely during which, listening dominates the big part of the time. This article reviews the historical development of communicative listening test and teaching and takes typical listening test cases and teaching strategies for instance to analyze their mutual independent but indivisible partnerships, aiming at drawing people’s close attention to the proved conclusion that communicative listening test and teaching are indivisible partners but are not subordinate to each other; only by effective interaction of each other and promoting their active strengths, will productive fruits come into reality in walks of language acquisition.

Key words: Communicative listening test; Communicative listening teaching; Development status


Communicative listening test; Communicative listening teaching; Development status


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