20+ IELTS Listening Practice Test 2023 PDF

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Practice Questions And Answer For IELTS Exam

Steps Of IELTS Exam

  1. Listening
  2. Academic Reading
  3. General Training Reading
  4. Academic Writing
  5. General Training Writing
  6. Speaking

Tips for IELTS Listening test

There are some tips for improving your IELTS listening band score.

First of all, improve your general listening skills. Always keep attention to what the conversation going on and watch the words before and after the blanks which helps you to indicate the written answers from listening. Never do hurry in writing answers sometimes the speaker spoke the answer which is given in the question paper, but after a word, he changes his answer. So be careful. Transfer your answers accurately and don’t leave any blank answers.

Although each IELTS listening question (task) type is different, the basic approach to each one is the same. You can tackle all task types by using one simple, step-by-step strategy. Here are the three steps that we recommend you use to approach Listening question types:

  1. Examine questions closely to find key information
  2. Predict potential answers before listening
  3. Follow along to match questions with content as they listen

Total 6 types of tasks given in the listening test

Task Type 1 – Sentence Completion

This task type requires you to complete a sentence with a short answer. The sentence will almost always be a paraphrase of something you’ll hear in the passage. In other words, don’t expect to hear a speaker say the exact sentence as it’s written in the question.

You must read the instructions very carefully. For example, if the instruction says NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS, you will be penalized for writing more than TWO words. The answer can be one word, but will never be more than two.

Task Type 2 – Matching

In a matching task, you are required to match a numbered list of items from the listening text to a set of options on the question paper. This task requires you to listen for detailed information and recognize relationships and connections between facts in the listening text.

For example, you need to identify the different types of hotels or guesthouse accommodations. It is important to analyze these questions before listening to the passage so that you understand the category of the lettered answer choices.

Task Type 3 – Plan, Map, Diagram Labelling

In this task type, you are required to complete labels on a plan (eg of a building), map (eg of part of a town), or diagram (e.g. of a piece of equipment). The answers are usually selected from a list on the question paper.

This task type appears in all sections, but mostly in section 2. In section 2, you will listen to one speaker talking about common daily situations. For example, You might have to listen to the speaker giving a tour or describing a proposed site to investors.

Task Type 4 – Form, Note, ATble, Flow-Chart, Summary Completion

In this task type, you will be given a form, a set of notes, a table, a summary, or a flowchart and you will need to fill in the missing information based on the listening passage. 

You may have to select their answers from a list on the question paper or identify the missing words from the recording, making sure to keep to the word limit stated in the instructions.

  1. a form:
    a form question is a common task type for section 1. You will fill out a form like an application, booking, or an order form. Often it will be a phone conversation between two people. One person will either be, ordering, booking or requesting information about something, while the other person is helping them.
  2. a set of notes:
    A Note question is a common task type for section 4. You will hear a university lecture and then be given incomplete lecture notes. You’ll need to fill in the missing points based on the lecture.
  3. a table:
    A Table question is often used to categorize many things such as place, time, and price. You will need to fill in the missing information from the table.
  4. a flow-chart:
    A flow chart can show a process, plan or sequence of past events. You will need to complete the chart with either, words from the recording, or by choosing one of the options from a lettered list.
  5. a summary:
    In a summary question, you will be presented with a paragraph, which summarizes the listening passage, and you’ll need to fill in the words to complete the summary based on what you hear.

You must read the instructions very carefully. For example, if the instruction says ‘NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS’, you will be penalized for writing more than two words.

Task Type 5 – Multiple Choice

In a multiple-choice task, there is a question followed by three possible answers or the beginning of a sentence followed by three possible ways to complete the sentence. You must answer with LETTERS (A, B, or C) on your Answer Sheet. Don’t write the answer choice word(s!

Sometimes you are given a long list of possible answers and told to choose more than one. In this case, you should read the question carefully and check how many answers are required.

Task Type 6 – Short Answers

Short answer questions require you to read a question and then write a short answer using information from the listening text. You will probably be given a limit, for example, ‘No more than two words’. If you write more words than the instructions tell you to, your answer will be marked as incorrect.

Very often, you will have to find detailed information related to some category. For example, you might get a question like this:

What TWO factors can make social contact in a foreign country difficult?

Tapescript for IELTS Listening Recording 12

(A customer has been arranging with a shipping agent to send a large box overseas. This is the last part of the conversation.)

A OK right. Now obviously insurance is an important thing to consider and our companies are able to offer very good rates in a number of different all-inclusive packages.

B Sorry, could you explain a bit more?

A Yes, sorry, um. There’s really three rates according to quality of insurance cover-there’s the highest comprehensive cover which is Premium rate, then there’s a standard rate and then there’s economy rate. That one will only cover the cost of the contents second hand.

B Oh I’ve been stung before with economy insurance so I’ll go for the highest.

A Mh’hm and can I just check would you want home delivery or to a local depot or would you want to pick it up at the nearest port?

B The port’d be fine – I’ve got transport that end.

A Fine and will you be paying by credit card?

B Can I pay by cheque?

Language English
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