IELTS Listening practice tests
The Listening test is 30 minutes long (plus 10 minutes
transfer time) and is four separate recordings.
The Listening test is the same for both Academic and General
There are four sections:
Section 1 is a conversation between
two people set in an everyday context (eg. a conversation in an
Section 2 is a monologue set in an
everyday social context (eg. a speech about local families).
Section 3 is a conversation between up
to four people set in an educational or training context (eg. a
university tutor and student discussing an assignment).
Section 4 is a monologue on an
academic subject (eg. a university lecture).
Listening sample tasks
The following IELTS Listening Sample Tasks are to be used with
the answer sheet and MP3 audio files/transcripts. Each answer sheet
indicates which recording to listen to, or if a transcript is
Section2 (Sample A)
Section 2 (Sample B)
Section 3 (Sample A)
Section 3 (Sample B)
More IELTS practice tests
IELTS Academic practice tests
IELTS General Training practice tests