IELTS Listening
The listening section consists of 40 questions to be answered over 30 minutes (plus ten more minutes to transfer your answers into the sheet). The candidate will listen to four different recordings based off which they will be required to answer the questions asked. The first recording is a conversation between two people about everyday situations, while the second one is a monologue about some facet of everyday social contexts. The third recording takes place in an academic setting with up to four people, and the fourth one is again a monologue, this time on a matter of academic interest (such as a lecture). Each question carries one mark, although poor spelling and grammar are liable to be penalised. This component gauges your ability to understand and respond to spoken English, and also how well you are able to grasp and understand factual information and the opinions and ideas of the speakers.

What exactly does the listening section entail?

he IELTS Listening test module is divided into four sections, with 10 questions in each section, and lasts for 40 minutes (30 minutes for testing, 10 minutes for writing the answers down)

How many chances you will get to listen?
Test-takers are given an audio recording to listen to, which is usually a conversation between two people (for example, a conversation about booking travel tickets)

There is a recording of a single person speaking (for instance, a speech explaining the features of a product or facility)
It is usually set in an academic or training scenario, with the conversation centering around the discussion between a professor and student
There is usually a monologue (speech by a single person) that is about a topic that is usually academic in nature.

Note that all recordings are played only once and are not repeated, so make sure to listen carefully and make notes of the important points. Towards the end of the listening section, test-takers are given 10 minutes to write down their answers on the answer sheet. Factually incorrect answers, as well as incorrect spelling and grammar, will lead to loss of marks.

Now, let's take a look at how a typical IELTS-style listening test looks like!

Click here to listen to a conversation between a professor and a prospective student, and try answering the following questions.

Questions 1–2 Complete the form below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.
Details of the Speaker
Name of the Speaker: Jake Rice
Name of Department: 1. __________________
Name of College: 2. __________________

Questions 3–6
Complete the summary using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS and/or a NUMBER.

According to Rice, Cambridge invites those applicants who have a 3. ______________ of being selected in the university.
The Cambridge interview tests students to check how they 4. ___________, instead of what they know. They should be genuinely interested in the subject. Though the pattern can change, there are generally 5. ___________ interviews in December and there will be 6. __________ interviewers in each.

Questions 7–10
Answer the questions below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.
Rice recommends two things about the kind of clothes that one should wear for Cambridge interviews. What are they? That one should: 7. _________________ 8. _________________
What two interview formats does Rice talk about? 9. _________________10. _________________

1.Computer Science
2.Queens College

Click Here to find detailed explanation and sample feedback.

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