What is the format of the IELTS Listening test - IELTS Listening Format Explained
What are the 4 sections of the listening test in IELTS?
IELTS LISTENING TEST FORMAT
The content of the IELTS Listening test is same for the Academic and General Format. You will hear a series of recording for a purpose. These recordings will use various accents like British, North American, New-Zealand, Australian. The difficulty of IELTS listening questions may increase as you go on hearing the recordings. The candidates need to be extra careful about spellings as an incorrect spelling will not obtain any marks.
IELTS LISTENING FORMAT:
30 minutes and extra 10 minutes to transfer the test taker's answers
|What does IELTS Listening assess?||It assesses the candidate’s ability to understand the central ideas and thorough factual information, the attitudes, opinions and outlooks of speakers, the purpose of an utterance and evidence of the test-taker’s ability to follow the development of ideas.|
|Content||Test takers will listen to four recorded texts and write their answers to a series of questions.
Recording 1: A discussion/conversation between two individuals set in a daily social context
Recording 2: A monologue set in an everyday social context
Recording 3: A discussion/conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context
Recording 4: A monologue on an academic topic which could be a university lecture.
40 questions total.
Each correct answer obtains one mark.
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