Comparison Questions

Comparison questions

Each exam will only contain one comparison question. The comparison question is typically worth anywhere between 12-16 marks.

That's more than 10% of your entire listening exam!

This type of question involves students listening to two extracts and answering questions in which they are comparing the two extracts, both similarities and differences. Sometimes the comparison question will contain a short extended writing style question, like you will have read about on the listening & appraising page. However, the extended writing portion will never be as substantial as the actual extended writing question itself and will be worth considerably less marks.


Comparison Question Guide Sheet

Use this sheet to help you understand HOW to answer this style of question