It is always better to be well prepared before your test, and it helps if you’ve familiarised yourself with the Before you head into your test, make sure you take some time to get familiar with the computer-delivered format of the test. Try out these sample materials will give to have you an idea of what to expect in the your computer-delivered IELTS Listening test.

Computer-delivered IELTS Listening test

There is no difference in the content, format or level of difficulty and scoring of the computer-delivered IELTS test. The type of Listening questions asked, thus, remain the same as in the paper-based test:

  • Multiple Choice
  • Matching
  • Plan/Map/Diagram Labelling
  • Form Completion
  • Note Completion
  • Table Completion
  • Flow-chart Completion
  • Summary Completion
  • Sentence Completion
  • Short Answer Questions

You can be asked aAny of these question types may appear in any of the four parts of the your Listening test. Given below is a A selection of sample Listening test questions for you to practice is given below. Once you’ve attempted these sample tests, you can refer to the aAnswer keys and transcripts of the recordings are also provided for you to check your answers.

While attempting the sample tests, In each sample, you will have some time to look through the questions before the recording starts, and some time at the end to check your answers.

Please ensure you are using Chrome or Firefox to launch the sample texts. You can download Chrome for free here or Firefox for free here.

Sample Listening Multiple Choice (one answer)
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Sample Listening Multiple Choice (more than one answer)
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Sample Listening Matching
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Sample Listening Plan/Map/Diagram Labelling (Type A)
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Sample Listening Plan/Map/Diagram Labelling (Type B)
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Sample Listening Note Completion
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Sample Listening Short Answer Questions
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