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Improve your IELTS Listening Scores

Improve your IELTS listening scores!

Are you struggling with your listening test scores? Worry no more because we are here to give you the tips for the much-dreaded listening exam to help you improve your IELTS listening scores!

  • listen to conversations
  • answer 40 difficult questions (12 different types!)
  • transfer your answers accurately

in just 60 minutes? 

The IELTS exam requires much more than a simple knowledge of English in general, especially when it comes to obtaining a marking above 6 and the listening exam gauges your ability to listen and answer appropriately. The basic step to improve your listening scores is that you have to stay concentrated for the entire term, while the exam is going on. Lose your concentration for 1 min and all the subsequent answers lose marks. Go straight to and check out the Test tips and Test information. Once that is out of the way, start going through the other sections one by one and prepare for the free practice tests and videos.

How to improve your IELTS listening scores?

  1. At the beginning of each section read the questions for that section carefully before the recording starts. This will help you to follow the recording and identify the answers.
  2. After completing a section, it is better to look ahead and read the questions for the next section than to worry about the last section.
  3. You will sometimes have a list of options to choose from as answers. The possible answers may be listed in alphabetical order and not necessarily in the order, you will hear them.
  4. Be careful to note word limits. If there is an instruction: Write no more than two words, writing more than two words will mean you will receive no marks at all for your answer, even if some of the words were correct.
  5. Try to listen for keywords or synonyms (words that have the same or nearly the same meaning as another word) from the question to help you identify the answer. For example, in the recording, you might hear: “She likes going to the gym and playing tennis”. On your answer sheet, this could appear as “She is an active person.”

Practice is the skill. There are listening structures that non-native speakers are not accustomed to and sometimes the structural dialects and accents make it difficult to understand the details of the conversation.

You need to pay careful attention to details like the spelling of people’s names and places. You must also pay attention to the details like a day of the week, date, and time as you listen to the conversations. You must also keep in mind that if you get confused about a question, just move on to the next one. If you keep wondering about one question, you will likely get at least 2 more wrong as the speakers speak fairly fast. Do all the practice tests in listening and keep improving.

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