50 Words You Must Know for the IELTS Listening Exam

By | March 27, 2015

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Here are 50 common words from the IELTS Listening Section.  Know the meaning of these words and know how to spell them correctly on your answer sheet!

*LISTENING TIP*

If you spell your answer wrong on the IELTS Listening, you will get the question wrong. Memorize these most common words and be able to spell them correctly.

1 – Days of the week

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

2 – Months of the year

January (example: January 5, 2011)

February

March (example: 11 March 1990)

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December
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3 – Time

11:00 a.m. (eleven a.m., eleven o’clock a.m.)

noon (12:00 p.m.)

3:25 p.m. (three twenty-five p.m.)

midnight (12:00 a.m.)

4 – Adverbs of time I

now

soon

later

not yet

already

since 1990

until 5:00

never

always

often

still

sometimes

5 – Dates

1492 (fourteen ninety-two)

1902 (nineteen o two)

1987 (nineteen eighty-seven)

2008 (two thousand and eight)

6 – Seasons

spring

summer

fall/autumn

winter

7 – Adverbs of time II

yesterday

tomorrow

day after tomorrow

day before last/day before yesterday

this week

next week

next month

this year

next summer

8 – Decimals

2.91 (two point nine one)

6.1 (six point one)

8.75 (eight point seven five / eight and three-fourths /eight and three-quarters)

3.5 (three point five/three and a half)

For a higher score on the IELTS Listening exam, practice using these words and writing them correctly.

 

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