IELTS Listening Testing Guide

The Listening section of the IELTS test measures your ability to comprehend, absorb, and contain information together with your skills in note taking and gist summarizing within a specified time limit. Institutions in English speaking countries will accept and/or employ you only if your level of performance in these tasks is at a certain level defined by each individual institution or organization.

The IELTS Listening test practically assesses and certifies your ability and ease to attend lectures and seminars on your chosen field of education in a productive manner for the building of your knowledge and the upgrading of your skills. When taking an IELTS Listening test, you are not improving your skills, but instead you are proving yourself in the specific requirements and conditions of the test.

Compared to other tests, the IELTS Listening test employs a relatively simple and comprehensive format with neatly organized structure, so candidates should feel at ease and keep a relaxed but candid attitude during the test. The following link will give you a clear picture of what the actual test looks like and you can start your preparation with that.
http://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/prepare-your-test/free-ielts-practice-tests/listening-practice-test-1

The IELTS Listening test will take about 30 minutes, and you will have an extra 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet. You will be given detailed instructions, but if there is anything that you don’t understand, raise your hand and ask an instructor before the test starts. If you are well prepared you have nothing to worry about as this is a neat and neat, straightforward section of the IELTS test with simple multiple choice, matching and filling questions that present no special difficulty if you have the right level of listening skills.

The following links will provide you with realistic sample exercises and questions from IELTS Past Papers, as well as useful information, tips, and scoring guides to help you with your preparation practice.

http://www.ieltsexam.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&sectionid=4&id=71&Itemid=77

http://www.ielts.org/test_takers_information/test_sample/listening_sample.aspx

http://www.dcielts.com/listening/

http://www.examenglish.com/IELTS/IELTS_listening.htm

http://www.ipassielts.com/ielts_training/free_practice/listening/

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