IELTS Listening

Below is a list of resources to help you prepare for the IELTS listening test at home.

Summary Completion Lesson

This lesson will help you prepare for the IELTS listening test by familiarising you with summary completion questions, giving you some tips and a chance to practice.

Overview and Tips 

This is a good article to start with and will allow you to understand exactly what the IELTS listening test is and how you can use this site to improve your listening skills.

Form Filling Question Tips

In the first section of the IELTS listening test there is often a form filling question. Normally the answers will be one or two words long and will be factual information, such as phone numbers, dates and times.

Listening Practice

This post is about IELTS listening practice and how you can improve your listening skills at home.

Multiple Choice Questions

This post will show you how to effectively answer multiple choice questions in the IELTS listening test. It will show you the three different types of multiple choice questions, look at common problems and give you tips and a strategy to help you on test day.

Labeling a Map or Plan

This post will help you answer labeling map or plan IELTS questions more effectively by looking at common problems, useful language and giving you a strategy to use on test day.

Best Podcasts for English Learners

Podcasts offer you an insight into what you can expect if you actually lived in an English speaking country. There are also so many of them, that you can pick the ones that suit your interests.

How to Improve Your Listening Skills

Students often ask me ‘How do I improve my reading and listening skills?’ The short answer is ‘Read and listen more.’ However, this is not a very good answer because you need to know HOW to practice and WHERE to get good sources of reading and listening material.

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IELTS Preparation

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