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Check Brief Information about Listening IELTS Out!

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Listening is the first skill which is tested in IELTS. In IELTS, listening section will be done manually with the help of test supervisor. In listening IELTS, there is also a possibility that test taker is going to get some voice disturbance from the surrounding. Test taker has to realize it because in IELTS, listening is conducted without the use of headset. Therefore, other voices outside might give some additional obstacles for test taker.

This section lasts for about thirty minutes. Test taker gets extra ten minutes to transfer his or her answer on the answer sheet. Therefore, test taker just need to give focus in filling the blanks rather than transferring the answer.

Listening IELTS between academic is the same as general training. That is why, in IELTS test, test taker of academic IELTS could be in the same class with test taker of general training IELTS. In listening, test taker has to listen to four different recordings. For each recording, test taker gets ten questions. So, there are forty questions that should be answered by test taker in this section. Total time provided is forty minutes; thirty minutes for answering the questions and ten minutes for copying the answer.

In listening IELTS, test taker deals with several forms of question types. They are:
  1. Multiple choice
  2. Short answer
  3. Sentence completion
  4. Notes/diagram/flow chart completion
  5. Matching
  6. Classification
Due to its variety, test taker needs to be careful in writing the answer. It is so because a small error can cause test taker loosing his or her score. For example, when the answer is in the plural form like books, test taker may not omit ‘s’ in that word. Missing a letter means giving wrong answer.
Besides, test taker also has to pay attention on the use of capital letter. For stating the name of street and person, test taker has to write it in capital letter.

For your additional information, I got a suggestion from an educational exhibition I attended to write all the answers in capital letters, for example: BOOKS. I asked another trainer in different exhibition and he gave me suggestion not to do it. Well, just write in small letters except for some words that require the use of capital letter. I guess, playing safe means being smart in IELTS.

References: http://www.goodluckielts.com/2-2-1-IELTS_listening.html, http://www.ieltsessentials.com/prepare/free_ielts_practice_tests/listening_practice_test_1.aspx.

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