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Listening Practice Test

It is always better to be well prepared before your test, as it helps if you’ve familiarised yourself with the computer-delivered format format before you head into it. 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 any 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 answer 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)
Launch sample test Click “My details are correct” on the first page to continue Download answer key Download recording transcript
Sample Listening Multiple Choice (more than one answer)
Launch sample test Click “My details are correct” on the first page to continue Download answer key Download recording transcript
Sample Listening Plan/Map/Diagram Labelling (Type A)
Launch sample test Click “My details are correct” on the first page to continue Download answer key Download recording transcript
Sample Listening Note Completion
Launch sample test Click “My details are correct” on the first page to continue Download answer key Download recording transcript
Sample Listening Short Answer Questions
Launch sample test Click “My details are correct” on the first page to continue Download answer key Download recording transcript