4- Rephrase what you hear
When you’re listening to English, for example, to a podcast or a lecture, pay attention to the words that stand out to you. Whenever you hear something, you didn’t expect or something you want to remember, pause and try to paraphrase it in your own words out loud and add extra information to it.
A common problem in the IELTS Speaking section is that you’re asked a question, and you simply paraphrase what the examiner said. You’re supposed to do more than that. You’re supposed to respond to the question in your own words. By rephrasing what you’re asked and adding more information to your answer, you’ll not only remember it better, but you’ll also show the examiner that you’re actively engaged with the conversation.