IELTS Listening Practice | Test Tips

Tips for the Listening Test:

listening to your blues...
IELTS Listening Test | Tips
Each of the tests consists of four sections. Sections 1 and 3 are dialogues and sections 2 and 4 are monologues. There are 40 questions to be answered and the test lasts for 30 minutes. Ten minutes are provided at the end of the test to transfer your answers to the answer sheet.

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.