HOW LONG IS THE LISTENING PAPER?

The listening paper is the same in both academic and the general training modules of the IELTS test. Academic and General Training modules of the IELTS test .It lasts approximately 30 minutes and students are given an extra 10 minutes to write their answers onto a separate answer sheet.

WHAT TYPE OF INFORMATION WILL THEY HEAR?

The Listening paper has four separate sections. Each section is quite difficult than the one before. They feature speaker from a variety of English-speaking countries. Each section has a different focus.

·        In Section 1, They will hear a conversation between two people (e.g. Finding out information about travel)

·        In Section 2, They will hear a monologue on a general topic (e.g. a radio broadcast)

·        In Section 3, They will hear a conversation between two or three people in an academic context (e.g. discussing an assignment)

·        In Section 4, They will hear a monologue in an academic context (e.g. a lecture)

 

WILL THEY HEAR THE RECORDING MORE THEN ONCE?

It is important to remember that they will hear the recording only once.

To help they prepare, they will be given some extra time at the start of each section. During this time, they should read the questions carefully.

HOW IS THE LISTENING PAPER ASSESSED?

They will be asked a total of 40 questions. In order to assess how much of the recording they understand, the questions will usually paraphrase (use different words with a similar meaning) the words that are in the text.

WHAT TYPES OF QUESTION WILL THEY NEED TO ANSWER?

There are 10 questions in each section, and there are varieties of question types. For some types, they need to write words or numbers that they hear.

·        Forms/notes/table/flow-chart/summary completion

·        Short-answer questions

·        Sentence completion

 

For other tasks, they need to choose an option from a list and write a letter on their answer sheet.

·                    Labelling a diagram/plan/map

·                    Matching

·                    Multiple choice

 

 HOW DO THEY ANSWER THE QUESTIONS?

The instructions and the questions will tell them what type of information you need to listen for, and the type of answer them answer they need to give. Listen carefully to any instructions they hear on the recording. Follow the instructions on the question paper carefully. In this unit, they will be able to practice all of these question types.

HOW CAN THEY IMPROVE THEIR LISTENING PAPER SCORE?

Students can improve their score by following the instructions carefully, and remembering the test tips in this unit. This unit will also tell them the skills they need in order to achieve their highest score. Before the test, they must try to listen to accents from a variety of English-speaking countries. Studying all aspects of English (including vocabulary and grammar) will practice exercise, make sure that they listen to the recording again and check their answers carefully in the Answer Key.

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