IELTS Listening Test Structure

Is the IELTS listening test different in Academic and General modules?

No, it is same in both modules.

How long does the IELTS listening test take?

30 minutes (Plus 10 minutes transfer time).

What accents should I expect in the IELTS listening test?

There are a variety of voices and native-speaker accents.

Is the IELTS listing test heard more than once?

No, each section is heard only once.

How many sections are there in the IELTS listening test?

  • Section 1: A conversation between two people set in an everyday social context.
  • Section 2: A monologue set in an everyday social context e.g. a speech about local facilities.
  • Section 3: A conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context, e.g. a university tutor and a student discussing an assignment.
  • Section 4: A monologue on an academic subject e.g. a university lecture.

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