IELTS Listening: Frequently Asked Questions
IELTS Listening: Frequently Asked Questions
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IELTS Listening: Frequently Asked Questions

Of course! Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the IELTS Listening test, along with their answers:

  1. What is the IELTS Listening test? The IELTS Listening test is a component of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. It assesses your ability to understand spoken English in various contexts and accents.
  2. How long is the IELTS Listening test? The IELTS Listening test lasts for approximately 30 minutes, consisting of four sections and a total of 40 questions.

   

3.   What kinds of recordings will be played?

The four listening sequences, or sections, are presented in the same order each time. Sections 1 and 2 are general          conversations, whereas Sections 3 and 4 are intellectual conversations and monologues, respectively. For instance, you might     hear a phone interview, then a radio show, then a seminar discussion, and then a formal lecture.

How many times will each listening passage be played?

only once. If you don’t know the answer to a question, you should quickly make a guess before turning all of your attention to the following one.

   

4.  How much time is there to read the questions?

You will have a brief window of up to 30 seconds to preview questions before the start of each segment. Usually, the recording will take one more brief break to preview upcoming inquiries. For this reason, pay close attention to the instructions, which detail precisely which questions will be covered in the recording’s upcoming section. For instance: You have some time right now to consider questions one through five.

   

5.  What question types are there in IELTS Listening?

IELTS does not only have multiple-choice questions, unlike TOEFL. You might need to name a diagram, respond to a few simple questions, or write a summary or entire statement. Making a set of notes based on the passage is a typical form of question. Each segment has 10 questions, which often range from one to five distinct sorts.

   

6.  What counts as a word for the ‘no more than ____ words’ questions?

Dates, times and numbers all count as 1 word. 200 is one word, 3,000,000 is one word, 11am is one word, 22% is one word and so on. Words with hyphens like mother-in-law are one word. For dates, 18th September is one word and a number.

   

7.  Do my answers have to be grammatically correct?

Yes, make sure the gap-fills are accurate by paying special attention to them.

Dates, times and numbers all count as 1 word. 200 is one word, 3,000,000 is one word, 11am is one word, 22% is one word and so on. Words with hyphens like mother-in-law are one word. For dates, 18th September is one word and a number.

   

8.  How can I find my score for listening?

Here is a list of minimum points for band scores 6-9 • band score 6 = 23 correct answers out of 40

• band score 6.5 = 26 correct answers out of 40 • band score 7 = 30 correct answers out of 40
• band score 7.5 = 32 correct answers out of 40 • band score 8 = 35 correct answers out of 40

• band score 8.5 = 37 correct answers out of 40

• band score 9 = 39 correct answers out of 40

   

9.  Can I write on the listening question paper?

You can, indeed. On any portion of the question paper, you are allowed to scribble, highlight words, and take notes. Your answer sheet will be the only one marked. Making notes on your exam paper might really be extremely helpful and assist you in finding the answers.

   

10.  Are capital letters important?

They are, indeed. You must capitalise the first letter of the word if it is a name, place name, or month in order for the answer to be correct.

11.  How can I write the time? 10am or 10.00am?

IELTS accept all forms of written time: 10AM, 10am, 10.00AM & 10.00am.