If you’re planning on taking the IELTS, chances are you’re a little nervous about the listening exam. This is normal! Many students struggle with the IELTS listening section, especially since each recording is only played one time and the listening passages get progressively more difficult as you move through the test.
Because you only get one chance to hear each passage, it’s important that you’re comfortable with the format of the exam – this way you won’t get blindsided on test day. So what’s the best way to study for the IELTS listening exam?
Take practice tests! If you get enough realistic practice, you are sure to be relaxed and confident during the real thing.
With that in mind, we’re excited to present our newest IELTS resource to you: the free IELTS Listening Practice Test video!
What Will I See (and Hear!) in the IELTS Listening Practice Test Video?
This free 30-minute video will cover one complete IELTS listening practice test.
In the video, our IELTS expert Elliot will give you a brief introduction, and then the practice test will begin. The test contains 40 questions, covering all 4 sections of the exam, just like on the real IELTS exam.
During the practice test you will hear:
- A telephone call between a woman and a customer service representative.
- A speech for a planning meeting at fundraiser event.
- A discussion in a psychology class.
- A lecture for an environmental studies class.
As you listen to the passages, make sure to have a pencil and paper to write down your answers (or type your answers into a document if you are preparing for the computer-delivered IELTS). Then, once you have completed the practice test, see how you did!
Happy studying! 🙂