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Test your knowledge of IELTS listening

It is possible to make mistakes in IELTS listening because you don’t fully understand the format of the test. Below you will find a quick test to see what you know about IELTS listening – the pass mark is 100%. Before you take it, you might want to try and answer these questions:

  1. Can you write your answers in CAPITAL letters?
  2. How many different types of listening question are there?
  3. What listening skills do you need to do well?

If you’re unsure of the answers, I strongly suggest you read the official candidate booklet. Everything you need is there. And, well, if it seems like a lot of reading, think of it as good reading practice for IELT! You will also find that I don’t just answer these questions in the quiz, I also give you some learning and exam tips.

What do you know about IELTS listening?

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15 Responses to Test your knowledge of IELTS listening

  1. saki August 18, 2012 at 7:52 am #

    It’s really very effective exercise. I didn’t know few things which now I have got to know. Thanks very much!!

    • Anonymous September 16, 2014 at 7:32 am #

      your welcome

  2. saki August 18, 2012 at 7:55 am #

    Can you please provide such test for reading section too? That will help a lot….

    • Dominic Cole August 18, 2012 at 10:12 am #

      Coming in the next few days

      • Lily October 12, 2012 at 11:10 am #

        Hello, may I ask that is this blog built and managed by you? I should say it is fabulous! Thank you for sharing.

        • Dominic Cole February 23, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

          All my own work! But I’m not quite sure that that is necessarily a good thing.

  3. Ghassan August 18, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    I think, I have got more information by this exercise.
    Thank you..

  4. Ravinder Pandey August 18, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    Even I am impressed with the information which you have provided in your listening part.
    I felt same problems while practicing listening exercises.

  5. seatrah August 19, 2012 at 8:32 pm #

    Thanks as usual theey were helpful.I was just confused about question 10.

    • rockdude October 8, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

      hey seatrah, i too had the same confusion about the question number 10. should i write everything in capital letters?i am going to take my exam within 2days tell me if u have any idea about it please…….

  6. MAZHAR September 6, 2012 at 1:49 am #


  7. roshav September 12, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    I’ve always asked my self if there is written “no more then three words” and i wrote one or two words, for example – “band” or “arm band”, does this means that thees answers are correct?

  8. September 21, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    Hi Dominic!

    As always, your blog is great! the guide questions are very helpful though No. 4 confuses me. Above all, the questions are very helpful. I will answer it again and read carefully so that I can understand more. Thank you.

  9. September 21, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    Hi Dominic!

    Thanks for the guide questions. As always, your blog is great! Very helpful.

  10. Amaka Hope October 18, 2012 at 1:35 am #

    this is an eye opener to me,now i know better concerning the listening test.thanks alot

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