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Practice the computer-delivered IELTS Listening test online

IELTS gives you a free online IELTS mock test. So, you know what to expect in the real computer-delivered IELTS Listening test.



Please note that answers are not saved on the familiarisation tests when you move between question types. However on test day, answers will be saved

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The Listening question types in IELTS are the same as in the paper-based test:

The Listening practice test consists of 6 question types and 24 questions including:

  • Multiple choice
  • Matching
  • Plan/map/diagram labelling
  • Note completion
  • Short answer questions

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I would recommend IELTS not only because it is a well-recognised English language certificate but also because you learn plenty of interesting facts and can improve your general knowledge while learning with the preparation material and self-assessment tests!
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3 tips to get a high score in the IELTS Listening test

Three top tips to improve your IELTS listening score. If you’re preparing for your IELTS listening test, here are some simple tweaks you can make to your preparation and test technique that will make a big difference to your score.

Get used to a range of accents.

You’ve probably had friends and teachers recommend you listen to English radio to help you prepare. That’s great advice. So, try listen to as many different accents as you can. Try listening to British, American, Canadian and Australian English. IELTS is an international English test and you’ll hear all of these accents in the test. Check out Australian Broadcasting CorporationPBS and BBC.

Make sure you provide answers for every question, even if you have to make a guess.

You won’t lose marks for incorrect answers. So, you might just surprise yourself by getting some correct. Look ahead, read the questions that are coming up and think about what the question might be about. You can probably predict some key words that you need to listen for. Now remember, what you hear might not be exactly the same as what’s written on the exam paper. So, listen out for different words that mean the same thing, like car and automobile. These are called synonyms.

The more you practice, the better.

Improve your listening by finding ways to listen to English every day. The more you listen the faster your understanding will improve and the better you’ll be at picking out answers in your test. Remember keep positive and keep practising and you will see improvement. Now it’s your turn! What’s your top tip for improving your listening score?



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