Tips for attempting the Test Efficiently: Listening Test

Tips for attempting the Test Efficiently: Listening Test

IELTS Listening Test Jayanagar Bangalore

The IELTS Listening test is alike for both the editions of IELTS, that is, Academic and General Training. There are four sections in it. Candidate will hear the sound recording only once. A range of voices, accents and dialects used in English speaking countries are used.

Test Format: IELTS Listening Test
Time Allotted: 30 minutes

IELTS Listening Test Jayanagar BangaloreSection 1: A communication or dialogue between two people set in a daily life social context (e.g. a discussion on mode of transport between office and home).

Section 2: A monologue set in a daily life social context (e.g. a speech or a description of a local museum).

Section 3: A discussion between three to four people set in an educational or training context (e.g. a college lecturer and a student discussing a dissertation project report, or a group of students planning an assignment).

Section 4: A Speech (e.g. a college or university class lecture on specific subject).

  1. Before the sound recording for each of the above mentioned sections start, candidates should read the questions for that section carefully. This will help the candidate to follow the sound recording and spot the answers as the questions proceed
  2. Once the sound recording of a particular section gets over, candidate should look ahead and read the questions for the next section instead of guessing missed questions in the last section
  3. The candidate may have a list of options to choose from as an answer. However, the possible answer may not be necessarily in the order they are played in the recording
  4. Candidates should take a note of word limit mentioned in the question. In case it is instructed, ‘Write no more than two words’, the answer should be written in either one or at the most two words. Writing more than two words will result in getting no marks, even if some of the words are correct
  5. Candidates should listen and focus on the key words or synonyms (word that has a similar meaning as other word) from the question to identify the answer. For example, the recording might play: “He likes a lot to study.” While on the answer sheet, this could appear as “He is a studious person.”
  6. Candidates may be asked to write down words that would be spelled out in the sound recording. For this, a candidate should have proper knowledge of the English alphabet and its pronunciation. For example, the letter ‘H’ will be pronounced as ‘Aitch’
  7. Candidate should listen attentively for words that indicate a particular stage of the recording he or she is listening to. For example, ‘To start with’, ‘Furthermore’, ‘In brief’. These words can help to identify which question the candidate has reached
  8. It is recommended to the candidate that while he is listening to the sound recording, he should cross out options that don’t fit. This makes it easier for him to stumble on the correct answer
  9. In case, a candidate has to write date as an answer, then that can be written in several correct ways. (For Example, 13th August, August 13 and 13 August, are all correct)
  10. In case, a candidate is not able to find answer to a particular question, then he should leave it and focus on the next question. Otherwise, he can lose the track of sound recording being played, which may result in very low scoring. Hence, student should attempt the unanswered questions at the end, if there is some time left
  11. At the end of the Listening test, the candidate shall have 10 minutes to transfer his or her answers to the answer sheet. Candidates should note that they must transfer all the answers from question paper to answer sheet as the answers written on the question paper will not be marked. Candidates should strictly avoid copying the answers to the answer sheet in between sections; otherwise the candidate may miss some vital information about the next section (IELTS Listening Test Jayanagar)

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