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 Corporation, PBS , 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.