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IELTS Listening Practice Test

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The IELTS Listening practice test will be for 30 minutes and you will be getting an extra 10 minutes to transfer the answers to the answer sheets.

If you are practicing the IELTS listening test online, there will be 4 different web pages and you need to go through these web pages very quickly.

If you are taking the IELTS listening practice test offline then you have to download the question paper as well as the blank answer sheet before taking the test. You can write the answers on the question paper using a pencil while listening to the audios played.

There will be four parts in the IELTS listening test and there will be a specific time allotted for each of them. After listening to the audios the test taker will get 10 minutes to transfer the answers to the answer sheet.

For people with disabilities, they will make special arrangements and if the person wants any modification in the arrangements then he/she should contact the specific test centre, 3 months in advance.

Things to be kept in mind by the test takers

There are certain things which should be borne in mind while taking the IELTS listening test:

  • Don’t open the question paper until the examiner directs you to do so.
  • Write your name and candidate number on the top of the page.
  • There will be 4 parts in the listening test and each test will be unique. So you need to listen to the instructions of each part carefully.
  • Do not skip any of the questions. Try to answer all.
  • You can write the answer on the question paper while listening to the audio.
  • Use a pencil while writing the answer on the question paper.
  • At the end of all the recordings, you will have extra time to transfer your answers to the extra sheet that is provided.

Practice Listening at Home

You can practise the IELTS listening exercises at the comfort of your home. In order to do this, you need to focus on certain things like:

Finding out the skills needed for listening

Predicting skill

The examiner will ask you to read the question before playing the audio. While practicing at home, you need to do the same and you should be able to predict the audio content by looking at the question.

Understand the synonyms and paraphrasing

Sometimes the words used in audio may not be the same as that of the question and the paraphrasing may also be difficult to comprehend. So, you should listen carefully to write the correct answer.

Should understand different slangs

Native speaker’s English will be quite difficult to understand. But you will be able to overcome this by watching recommended English movies and listening to English Songs. Wide exposure to such English will facilitate a better understanding of the audios played in the actual test.

Recognize the signposting

It is not possible to fully concentrate on the audio that is played. Native speakers too will not be able to do this. To practice this, you have to listen to the lectures and when you hear some difficult words in the audio you can pause and find out the meaning of the same.

Listening to two people speaking

When two people speak there will always be one person agreeing and another person disagreeing. You need to find out whether there are two people in the conversation and empathize with one person and try to understand the conversation.

Taking the notes

You need to listen to the lectures and make the notes as the lecture goes on. Everybody has their own way of notes-making, so it is up to you to take meaningful notes. After you note down everything, check for the correctness of the spellings.

How to Review your IELTS Listening Practice Test?

There are some points through which you can review the listening practice you have taken. They are as follows:

  • Whether you have completed your listening test in a complete cognition.
  • You need to identify questions that you found difficult while practicing the listening test.
  • Know your mistakes and try to analyze them.
  • You also need to identify areas where the mistakes occur.
  • Find the weakest areas and try to overcome them.
  • Repeat the process until you get your desired score.

Here is the list of Listening Practice Tests which will help you in IELTS Listening test

Test 1 Test 2 Test 3 Test 4
Test 5 Test 6 Test 7 Test 8
Test 9 Test 10 Test 11 Test 12
Test 14 Test 15 Test 16 Test 17
Test 18 Test 19 Test 20 Test 21
Test 22 Test 23 Test 24 Test 25
Test 26 Test 27 Test 28 Test 29
Test 30 Test 31 Test 32 Test 34
Test 35 Test 36 Test 37 Test 38
Test 39 Test 40 Test 41 Test 42
Test 43 Test 44 Test 45 Test 46
Test 47 Test 48 Test 49 Test 50
Test 51 Test 52 Test 53 Test 54
Test 55 Test 56 Test 57 Test 58
Test 59 Test 60 Test 61 Test 62
Test 63 Test 64 Test 65 Test 66
Test 67 Test 68 Test 69 Test 70
Test 71 Test 72 Test 73 Test 74
Test 75 Test 76 Test 77 Test 78
Test 79 Test 80 Test 81 Test 82
Test 83 Test 84 Test 85 Test 86
Test 87 Test 88 Test 89 Test 90
Test 91 Test 92 Test 93 Test 94
Test 95 Test 96 Test 97 Test 98
Test 99 Test 100 Test 101 Test 102
Test 103 Test 104 Test 105 Test 107
Test 108 Test 109 Test 110 Test 111
Test 112 Test 113 Test 114 Test 115
Test 116 Test 117 Test 118 Test 119

Also, check for other IELTS Practice test

FAQs

What will the listening test consist of?

There will be four parts in the listening test and there will be a specific time allotted for each of them. After listening to the audios the test taker will get 10 minutes to transfer the answers to the answer sheet.

Can I practice for the listening test from my home?

Yes. You can practice for the listening test at the comfort of your home.

What are the skills that I need to work on, to be able to score well in the listening test?

->Predicting skills
->Ability to understand synonyms and paraphrasing
->Ability to understand different slangs
->Understanding signposting

What are things that I need to review after completing a practice test?

-> Check whether you’ve completed the listening test in complete cognition
-> Find out the areas where most number of mistakes were made. They might be the pain areas. Analyse the mistakes and try to avoid them, the next time.

Can you tell me one useful methodology which I can follow while practising for the listening tests?

You can listen to the lectures and make the notes as the lecture continues. Try to take meaningful notes. This might help.

What is the duration of the listening test?

It will be for 30 minutes and you will be get an extra 10 minutes to transfer the answers to the answer sheets.

Written By

Syed Monif is a professional content marketer and IELTS Trainer by day, and a bookworm by night, and sometimes during the day too! He currently works on creating extremely user-friendly and engaging content for the online portal IELTSmaterial.com. His work involves creating and editing content while making sure they're super interesting and easy to read! And also as a master procrastinator, right now he's probably googling something so arbitrary like 'How rich is Scrooge McDuck?' without realizing that his lunch break is almost over.

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