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Computer-delivered IELTS Listening practice test

Practice the computer-delivered IELTS Listening test online.

Experience the computer-delivered IELTS Listening test on your own computer and know what to expect on your real IELTS test day with this free online familiarisation test.

Please note that your answers in the online familiarisation test will not be saved when you move between question types. However, your answers will be saved in your real computer-delivered IELTS test.

 Get prepared: Computer-delivered IELTS Listening

Before you head into your test, make sure you take some time to get familiar with the computer-delivered format of the test. The online demo test will give you an idea of what to expect in the computer-delivered IELTS Listening.

The Listening question types in IELTS are the same as in the paper-based test. They consist of 6 question types:

  • Multiple choice
  • Matching
  • Plan/map/diagram labelling
  • Form, note, table, flow-chart, summary completion
  • Sentence completion
  • Short answer questions

IELTS helps you boost your score and prepares you for real-world success. So, it is necessary for you to understand your test and prepare very well, so that you can do your best from the first time you take the test and achieve the score you want.

Check out here your test format, learn how we mark your answers and get ready with our useful preparation tools.


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3 expert tips to boost your score in IELTS Listening test

Want to improve your IELTS Listening score? Here are 3 expert tips to help you in your preparation for the test.

Get used to a range of accents

You’ve probably had friends and teachers recommend you listen to English radio to help you prepare. That’s great advice. So, try listen to as many different accents as you can. Try listening to British, American, Canadian and Australian English. IELTS is an international English test and you’ll hear all of these accents in the test. Check out Australian Broadcasting CorporationPBS , The Sun, CBC, CBS News and BBC.

Answer all questions, even if you have to make a guess

Look ahead, read the questions that are coming up and think about what the question might be about. You can probably predict some key words that you need to listen for. Now remember, what you hear might not be exactly the same as what’s written on the exam paper. So, listen out for different words that mean the same thing, like car and automobile. These are called synonyms.

Practice makes perfect!

Improve your listening by finding ways to listen to English every day. The more you listen the faster your understanding will improve and the better you’ll be at picking out answers in your test. Remember keep positive and keep practising and you will see improvement.


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