IELTS Listening is too fast

by Johnny Wang

How to handle the problem that i can't hear the IELTS Listening clearly? He reads too fast!

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May 05, 2015
IELTS Listening is too fast
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Johnny,

There is not much you can do about this apart from improve your listening skills.

If it is too fast and you can't understand it then your listening skills are weak.

A lot of people will struggle with part 4, and part 3 as well maybe. But if the whole thing is too fast then your skills must be quite weak.

You need to just focus on improving your listening skills generally without worrying too much at the moment whether it is 'IELTS' listening or not. There are plenty of sites online where you can do listening practice yourself.

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Difficulty of the IELTS Listening Tests

by jot
(punjab)

Hey, I'm preparing for IELTS from the Cambridge books.

I find the tests are easier but one site ieltsoninetests.com provides booklets of recent tests that were held in March, April and May.

They were very tough listenings.

Can any body say who has recently given the exam...how was the listening section? Was the paper tough or easy as compared to before?

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Jun 04, 2017
Level of IELTS Listening Tests
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

I just listened to some and they don't sound like genuine tests, or maybe they were and they have re-recorded them from scripts. They seemed a bit fast for what usually occurs in section 1, which was what I listened to.

To ensure you get a genuine IELTS Listening Test you really need to use the Cambridge books as they own the test. Those will reflect the difficulty level you will hear in the IELTS exam. The difficulty of the tests hasn't changed recently.

But it's perfectly fine to use other tests to practice with. It's all practice and will improve your listening skills wherever it comes from.

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