For IELTS Academic and IELTS General modules, IELTS Listening test is similar. You will be given 10 minutes for transferring your answers to the answer sheet however the total time duration of the test is 30 minutes. In a test you will be provided four recorded texts, monologues and conversations through a range of native speakers to listen and write their answers to a set of questions. It includes a variety of voices and native-speaker accents are utilized. you will be permitted to hear every part only one time so it is equally important to be attentive during recordings.
|Total Time Duration||Listening Skills|
|40 mins ( 30 mins for attempting) (10 mins for transferring answers to answer sheets)|
Total Number of Questions
40 Objective Questions
4 Parts/ 4 recordings
The IELTS Listening test consists of four Parts:
A conversation between two people is set
on regular social scenario basis.
A monologue is set on regular social scenario.E.g. a speech about local facilities.
Setting a conversation between up to four people in an educational or training context. e.g. a university tutor and a student discussing an assignment.
A monologue on an academic subject, e.g. a university lecture.
Detailed information about the question type and their purpose of assessment.
|Question Sort||Purpose of Assessment|
Multiple Choice Questions
Out of the provided 3 choices, required candidates are required to choose one correct answer. About the number of chosen answers, you must ready carefully what has been asked in the questions as you can be given a longer list of options with more than one answer.
To a set of options on the question paper, candidates are required to match a list of items from the listening text. The set of options can have variable criteria
Matching questions test whether a test taker know the data provided in a conversation on regular basis context. E.g. different types of colleges. In order to recognize connections between points and understand conversation between two people in the recording, it also assess your capability.
Labeling of Map, Plan, Diagram
For the completion of labels on a plan, for instance of a bulding, map, of an area or diagram of an equipment, test takers are required to choose answers from a list on the question paper.
To completely get aware and relate to a visual depiction of several factors such as elucidation of a location , directions, spatial relationships, this task assess your ability.
You will be provided a set of sentences that summarise major data from the recording. In every sentence, you will be asked to fill in the gap.
Your ability is assessed to identify the key information in the particular listening text. Such as cause and effect, test takers must be aware of functional relationships
Form, note, table, flow-chart, summary completion
In an outline part or all the listening text, you will be required to fill in the gaps. The outline will focus on the major facts in the text. It may be a form, a set of notes, a table or a flow chart. According to the said word limit stated in the instructions, test takers might have to select their answers from a list on the question paper recognize the missing words from the missing words from the recording. From the recording in any way, test takers do not have to change the words. Don’t forget the instructions carefully as there is a penalty for over writing. In addition to this, short words will not be taken into consideration and hypernated words count as single words.
The questions discussed here mainly targets on major points which a listener would naturally document in this type of status. Just like giving attention to main points listed in the recording.
Short Answer Questions
With the use of information fom the listening text, you will be asked to read a question and then write a short answer. Instructions for word limit is provided and test takers will be penalised for exceeding word limit.
Evaluation through short answer questions is done to listen to details of the data provided in the recording.
Don’t forget to
- Listen to recordings carefully and note down their answers under times conditions.
- Avoid going overboard with words. You might suffer penalty if you exceed your word limit.
- Refine your spelling skills.
- Answer questions in no time. Effectively answer all questions.
- With the help of focus training, learn how to manage time.
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