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IELTS Listening Practice Tests



The Listening test is 30 minutes long (plus 10 minutes transfer time) and covers four separate recordings. The Listening test is the same for both Academic and General Training tests.

There are four parts:

Part 1 is a conversation between two people set in an everyday context (e.g. a conversation in an accommodation agency).
Part 2 is a monologue set in an everyday social context (e.g. a speech about local families).
Part 3 is a conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context (e.g. a university tutor and student discussing an assignment).
Part 4 is a monologue on an academic subject (e.g. 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 provided.

Form Completion

Multiple Choice

Short Answer

Note Completion

Sentence Completion


Plan/Map/Diagram Labelling

Listening Answer Sheet

Listening Answer Sheet

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