LISTENING

In an IELTS Listening test, you would have to listen to a few audio recordings played by the examiner and answer the questions given below. These audio recordings will be in the form of monologues or conversations between two or more people.

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IELTS Listening Test Format


You will have to listen to four recordings (conversations and monologues) and then answer the questions asked. The recordings are of native English speakers and a variety of accents are used. Remember, you can hear each recording only once.

  • Recording 1: You will listen to a dialogue placed in daily life and context.

  • Recording 2: You will listen to a monologue about everyday life or social context. For instance, a talk on the condition of streets in an area.

  • Recording 3: You will listen to a conversation between more than two people placed in a training or educational context. For instance, a teacher discussing an assignment with students.

  • Recording 4: You will listen to a monologue on any academic subject. For instance, a college lecture.