Introduction : Introduction The test last about 30 minutes
There are 4 sections
Each section gets more difficult
The tests could have one or two people talking
You have to answer the questions as you are listening.
Guidance : Guidance Similar to skimming and scanning in the reading test: Listen for key names, dates and numbers and write them down.
You have time at the end of the test to go over you answers.
There are forty questions for you to answer, that’s a lot!
As you listen : As you listen Even a fluent speaker would have difficulty keeping up with the IELTS listening test.
You must try and scan for key words
If you miss questions you could lose points in a hurry.
You’re bound to get lost in the text as you write answers to things you hear
If that happens write down every key word you hear: names, dates, technical words etc. Fill it in later.
You’ll have time at the end of the test to review your answers
A note of caution, you only get to listen to the tape one time!
Conclusion : Conclusion We have looked at:
The listening test
It lasts about 30 minutes, including time to go over you answers.
There are forty questions
Scan for key words, themes, names and numbers.