The IELTS Listening Test is the first part of the exam. It lasts approximately 30 minutes and the test format consists of 4 sections and a total of 40 questions.
Section 1. Conversation in an everyday social situation.
Section 2. A monologue set in an everyday social context.
Section 3. A conversation between up to 4 speakers is set in an educational or training context.
Section 4. A monologue on an academic subject (eg, a university lecture).
Types of Tasks:
A variety of tasks are used, chosen from the following types:
The IELTS Listening test will feature a range of accents to reflect the international nature of English. Therefore, you should get used to listening to accents from a range of English-speaking countries.
Instead of just listening to the BBC, you could try smaller regional radio stations or actively watch TV shows from different English-speaking countries. A quick search on Google is all you need to find these.
It can be difficult to stay focused during your IELTS Listening test, but it’s also extremely important if you want to score a Band 7 or above.
To improve your concentration you need to practice active listening.
This involves setting yourself small tasks when you are practising and doing something when you are listening, just like you will be in your test.
This especially applies when it comes to the word limit. If the question states ‘No more than three words then you can’t write any more than this. If your answer is four words it will be incorrect.
Doing so will mean you’ll know exactly what to expect on test day and how to react to the question types you’re given. To help you with this, you should use genuine practice IELTS past papers.
Lots of teachers allow their students to listen to a recording 3 or 4 times. However, I would strongly recommend practising the exam under exam conditions and that means listening just once.
To score a Band 7+ in IELTS listening, you need to have a solid understanding of what is expected from you. The information below will help you understand exactly what is required from you:
Students often ask, ‘How do we improve our reading and listening skills?’ The short answer is ‘Read and listen more.’ However, this is not a very good answer because you need to know HOW to practice and WHERE to get a good reading and listening material source. For example, watching podcasts offers you insight into what you can expect if you live in an English-speaking country. There are also so many of them, that you can pick the ones that suit your interests.
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