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What is IELTS Listening Test

The IELTS Listening test is designed to assess a wide range of listening skills, including how well you

  • understand main ideas and specific factual information
  • recognise the opinions, attitudes and purpose of a speaker
  • follow the development of an argument

Listening test details

Format You will listen to four recordings of native English speakers $ write your answers to a series of questions.

  • 1: a conversation between two people set in an everyday social context.
  • 2: a monologue set in an everyday social context, e.g. a speech about local facilities
  • 3: a conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context, e.g. a university tutor and a student discussing an assignment.
  • 4: a monologue on an academic subject, e.g. a road trips
Timing The IELTS Listening test takes approximately 30 minutes. You will be allowed an extra 10 minutes to transfer your answers from your question booklet to your answer sheet.
Number of Questions 40 questions
Task Types A variety of question types are chosen from the following:1: multiple choice.

2: matching.

3: plan/map/diagram labelling.

4: form/note/table/flow-chart/summary completion.

4: sentence completion.

Marks Each correct answer receives one mark. Scores out of 40 are converted to the IELTS 9-band scale. The Scores are in whole and half bands.

Below is the sample answer sheet that you will be using dusing your ielts exam, so it would be smart if you can get a copy of this answer sheet. It does help you know how to use it and help reduce wasting of time during the examination day.

Sample of Examination answer sheet below

Answer sheet

Also you can download the answer sheet here

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