IELTS Listening Practice Tests
The Listening test is the same for both Academic and General Training tests. During the listening exam, you will hear several recordings which may have Australian, British, or North-American accents. Please note that when you transfer your answers you are mindful of spelling as incorrect spelling will be marked wrong.
The Listening test is 30 minutes long (plus 10 minutes transfer time) and covers four separate recordings.
|Section 1||is a conversation between two people set in an everyday context (e.g. a conversation in an accommodation agency).|
|Section 2||is a monologue set in an everyday social context (e.g. a speech about local families).|
|Section 3||is a conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context (e.g. a university tutor and student discussing an assignment).|
|Section 4||is a monologue on an academic subject (e.g. a university lecture).|
Sample Listening Tasks for Download
The following IELTS Listening Sample Tasks are to be used with the answer sheet and MP3 audio files/transcripts. Each answer sheet indicates which recording to listen to, or if a transcript is provided.
Prepare yourself for the IELTS with these free practice tests and answers. Answer the questions and time yourself so that you can know where you need to improve and develop your exam technique.