► This task requires you choose an answer for each question from the same list of possible answers.
► The options are usually listed alphabetically or similarly. For example, if the options are dates, they will be listed with the earliest first.
► The questions follow the order of the recording.
► You must read the question very carefully, as the possible answers will be mentioned several times in different ways.
► Step 1 - Read the question
The question asks you to listen for the country 'which uses the highest proportion of each method of waste disposal'.
It is very likely that all the six countries listed will use all three waste disposal methods.
It is possible that a large country such as the US could incinerate 'a low proportion' of its waste, but this waste could be 'a higher quantity' of waste than that incinerated by another smaller country that incinerates 'a high proportion' of its waste.
Such questions will not depend on mathematics.
You need to read the question very carefully.
► Step 2 - Check what you will hear
Look at the tapescript for Question 8.
One of the main ways of dealing with MSW is incineration -burning it. This is adopted variously around the world. The UK burns relatively little waste, as does the US, while Denmark burns about half of all waste, and Japan uses this method for as much as three quarters.
You hear four countries, the UK, the US, Denmark and Japan, mentioned very closely together. The possible answers, A, C, E and F, are all heard, and you must be able to distinguish C as the only correct one.
► Step 3 - Listen and do the task