IELTS Listening Test

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6 Questions

What is the total duration of the IELTS Listening test?

30 minutes

In Section 1 of the IELTS Listening test, how many people are conversing?

2 people

What is the format of the speaker's presentation in Section 2 of the IELTS Listening test?

Monologue by 1 person

How many questions are there in Section 3 of the IELTS Listening test?

10 questions

What is the scoring system used in the IELTS Listening test?

1-9 band scale with 0.5 increments

What type of question is NOT used in the IELTS Listening test?

Open-ended Essay

Study Notes

IELTS Listening Test

Format

  • 4 sections
  • 40 questions
  • 30 minutes to complete
  • Recorded monologues and conversations

Section 1: Social Needs

  • 2 people conversing in everyday situations
  • 10 questions
  • Focus on main ideas, supporting details, and speaker's purpose

Section 2: Training/Educational

  • 1 person speaking about a topic related to work, study, or social issues
  • 10 questions
  • Focus on main ideas, supporting details, and speaker's purpose

Section 3: Educational/Training Conversation

  • 3-4 people discussing an academic topic
  • 10 questions
  • Focus on main ideas, supporting details, and speaker's purpose

Section 4: University Lecture

  • 1 person giving a lecture on an academic topic
  • 10 questions
  • Focus on main ideas, supporting details, and speaker's purpose

Question Types

  • Multiple Choice
  • Short Answer Questions
  • Sentence Completion
  • Form Completion
  • Note Completion
  • Table Completion
  • Flow-chart Completion
  • Summary Completion

Scoring

  • 40 questions, each worth 1 mark
  • 1-9 band scale
  • 0.5 increments

Tips

  • Practice active listening to improve comprehension
  • Focus on the main idea and supporting details
  • Manage time effectively to answer all questions
  • Use the time given to review answers

Practice your listening skills with this IELTS listening test, featuring 40 questions and 4 sections that simulate the real exam. Improve your comprehension and time management skills. Prepare for the IELTS listening test with this comprehensive quiz.

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