Practicalities of the IELTS Listening Test
Improving in 3 Months?
Hi! Do you think is three months enough to improve listening skills?
Do we have headphones in the IELTS listening test?
For the listening task do I get individual head-phone or do I listen from a common place - Like Radio? What will happen if I have hearing problem?
Headphones or Speakers
If anyone could tell me how the listening module is conducted for British Council, I will be extremely grateful. Will we have headphones or will it be played on a speaker?
How can I write the answers while I am listening?
what am i supposed to do to be able to write the answers while i am listening?
Can I read though the test during the example at the beginning?
in the beginning of the test, in the listening part, the narrator gives an example of how to answer the questions.. during this 1-2 minutes of time, is the test sheet is open to me? and can i start reading and understanding the rest of the questions??
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!
Difficulty with IELTS maps in the listening section
I have a difficulty in academic listening, especially maps.
Any suggestions will be much appreciated.
Accents in IELTS Listening
I am taking my general IELTS on Saturday this week.
However, I am wondering if my listening will be in a Canadian accent dialog. Anyone has any idea for me?
American and British English Spelling
During my preparation to listening section I have met the word "center(re)". What is the difference between them? Are both correct if I will write any of them on answer sheet?
'z' or 's'
I'd like to ask which spelling (organization or organisation) is correct in IELTS, as at the listening test I wrote the answer with 's' and I wonder if it is going to be ok.
Filling in Two Gaps
I have a question about the answer sheet. I had my exam yesterday and in the listening and reading tests there were two blank spaces for one answer.
One question was about meters and it said:
"It should be between ... and ... meters high"
And another one about tools:
"They were made of ... and ...".
When transferring my answers to the answer sheet I separated both of the numbers and words with a slash:
"10 / 15"
"stone / wood".
Was I wrong for using a slash?
What should we use to separate two words?
Question Order in IELTS Listening
Hi, are the questions in the same order as they get played. What I mean by this, is if the answer to question 2 comes always after question 1, and the answer to question 3 after question 2, and so on.
Marking of the IELTS Listening Test
Hope you guys are doing well, I will be taking my IELTS test in January, so I am in my preparation zone. Right now, I am concentrating in Listening and Reading sections, so I have a few questions:
1) How are IELTS Reading and Listening sections marked? By computer? I mean do all the answers need to be exact? For example, If the answer for one of the Listening question is "The textbooks", but if I wrote only "Textbooks" - is this wrong!?
2) Lastly, currently I am scoring within 29-35 in Reading, and 30-37 in Listening, with time pressured. Is this good start for practice?
Difficulty of the IELTS Listening Tests
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?
Articles in IELTS Listening
In the listening the speaker mentioned that the interview was beside the library and in the answer booklet it was written:
"the interview next to ......."
Should I write "the library" or "library"?