IELTS Listening Details | IELTS Listening Details
The IELTS Listening test is designed to assess a wide range of listening skills, including how well you
- understand main ideas and specific factual information
- recognise the opinions, attitudes and purpose of a speaker
- follow the development of an argument
|Format||You will listen to four recordings of native English speakers and then write your answers to a series of questions. |
Recording 1: a conversation between two people set in an everyday social context.
Recording 2: a monologue set in an everyday social context, e.g. a speech about local facilities
Recording 3: a conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context, e.g. a university tutor and a student discussing an assignment.
Recording 4: a monologue on an academic subject, e.g. a university lecture
|Timing||The IELTS Listening test takes approximately 30 minutes, and you are allowed an extra 10 minutes to transfer your answers from your question booklet to your answer sheet.|
|Number of Questions||40 questions|
|Task Types||A variety of question types are used, chosen from the following: multiple choice, matching, plan/map/diagram labelling, form/note/table/flow-chart/summary completion, sentence completion.|
|Marks||Each correct answer receives one mark. Scores out of 40 are converted to the IELTS 9-band scale. Scores are reported in whole and half bands.|