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IELTS Listening

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)
  • Your ability is included through these questions.
  • Make you aware of the main idea behind a comprehensive information.
  • Speakers opinions and their attitude
  • Get aware of the motive behind what is said and ability to follow the development of ideas.

Questions Type

Total Number of Questions

40 Objective Questions

4 Parts/ 4 recordings

The IELTS Listening test consists of four Parts:

Part 01

A conversation between two people is set

on regular social scenario basis.

Part 02

A monologue is set on regular social scenario.E.g. a speech about local facilities.

Part 03

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.

Part 04

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.

  • Multiple Choice Questions are mentioned for testing high level skills. It tests thorough understanding of particular points or main points of the test recording. 


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.

Sentence Completion

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.
  • For complete preparation, step in to the best coaching centre.

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