Test format: What to expect in your IELTS Listening test
There are four recordings to listen to in the Listening section of the test, and you have a total of about 30 minutes to complete these. If you are doing the IELTS on paper test, you also have an extra ten minutes on top to transfer your answers to your answer sheet.
Your exam paper will include questions based on the recording you’ve just listened to, asking you to pick out key pieces of information and write them down. You can make notes during the course of the recording, and you will also have time to write up your answers once the recording has finished.
You’ll be asked 40 questions altogether – 10 questions on each recording – and you should answer all of them if you can. Each question is worth one mark.
*Top Tip: Remember, rushing won’t help so take some deep breaths and try to relax. Assigning enough time to look through the questions beforehand is always a good idea, and the same goes for double checking your answers once you’ve completed them.