In this section you will find listening aimed at specifically helping students improve their listening skills for the IELTS exam. The listening exercises in the previous section are very helpful and I recommend that you review them as they will help you on the exam too.
This section has been broken into 3 parts; sample IELTS Listening Exam recordings, IELTS Listening Exam Transcripts, and common words on the IELTS exam. Below is how to best use each section.
There are four different speeds.
- Level 1- is recorded at a speed slightly slower than a regular speaking voice. If this speed is too quick for you then please go to the general listening section and listen to recordings at its slowest speed.
- Level 2- is recorded at the speed of a regular speaking voice
- Level 3- is recorded slightly faster than a regular speaking voice
- Level 4- is recorded at a very fast speed and this level is best for those students who are focusing on improving their listening skills.
IETLS Listening Exams recordings– The exam typically has four sections. Each recording contains one section. Listen to the recording and answer the questions as if you were taking the exam. If you’re struggling a little to answer the questions try a lower speed. Once you have mastered one speed move on to a faster speed. If you can answer the questions correctly at level 4 you should have no problem with the IELTS exam.
Test 1 Questions
Click on the section to hear the recording and answer the questions.
Test 2 Questions
Test 3 Questions
IELTS Listening Exam Transcripts- There are two ways to use this section. First and foremost dictation is the best way to improve your listening skills. The exam has been recorded in 4 speeds. Chose your speed and write down what you hear, then check your work with the transcript. You can start and stop the recording as often as you need to and you can repeat them up to 3 times.
Additionally, words have been removed from the transcript and you can “fill in the blank” this gives you an extra opportunity to practice your listening skills.
As always dictation is the best way to improve your listening skills. The exam has been recorded in 4 speeds. Chose your speed and write down what you hear. This section contains the transcripts from test 1. Some words have been removed from the transcripts.
IELTS Listening Common Words- This section contains words that are often found on the listening exam. It’s important that you know how these words sound and know how to spell them.
Common Words on the IELTS Listening Exam Part One