Tips for the Listening Test:
|IELTS Listening Test | Tips|
Remember to give an answer for all questions. There are no negative marks for incorrect answers. If there are any you do not know then just guess.
Normally the answers appear in the conversation in the same order as the questions.
If you miss an answer, don't panic. Keep listening for the next answer.
At the beginning of each section of the recording, time is provided to read the questions. Use this time to read the questions for that section. Underline key words in each question, this will help you to know what to listen for. Time is also provided at the end of each section to check your answers. Use this time also to read the questions in the next section.
Read the questions carefully. If the question says mark the answer as T, F, N.G. on the answer sheet, make sure you don't write true, false, not given. If the question specifies that you must not use more than three words in your answer, writing more than three words will get you no marks for that question.
Write your answers on the question sheet. Do not memorize the answers or to write on the answer sheet. Ten minutes is provided at the end of the test to transfer your answers to the answer sheet.
Mock Listening Test Practice:
The link below takes you to some mock exam listening papers on the British Council website.