An overview of IELTS Listening

Hi everybody,

My computer does not have Vietnamese font so I decided to use English to write instead. Today, I will give you guys an overall look at IELTS Listening skills. Hope that my tips will be useful for your practices.

First of all,it is true that there are 4 sections which will be highlighted below, and so do some tips for task types. :thanai:

A.OVERALL

Section 1 and 2: types of listening skills needed for survival in an English-speaking country.

Situation :

  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Entertainment
  • Health
  • Shopping
  • Other

Main focus in these 2 sections: UNDERSTANDING KEY POINTS OF FACTUAL INFORMATION.

Section 3 and 4: Types of academic situations likely to be encountered by students following a training or study course in an English speaking country.

Situations:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars
  • Discussions with other students on academic matters

Focus in Section 3&4: INDENTIFYING KEY INFORMATION & DETAILS,FOLLOWING AN ACADEMIC ARGUMENT.

B.TASK TYPES

1. Forms/Notes/Table/Summary Completion Task -> “Fill in the gap”

An overview of IELTS Listening 1

  • Read intructions very carefully because (bs) the number of words or numbes you should use to fill ion the gaps will vary
  • If the task requires you to identify missing words,you should not change the words in the record in any way,and you should keep to the limit stated in the instructions.
  • If the task requires to fill in forms,notes,tables,flowcharts,some words may be omitted when they are not necessary for the meaning.
  • If the task requires you to complete a summary,you must be grammatically correct.

:ngaiqua:   one mission completed . ^^remember that we still have 6 types left ^.^ yeah Let’s go –>>

2.Mutiple choice

An overview of IELTS Listening 2

  • Choose the answer A ,B or C
  • Question may involve sentence completion or it could be worded or complete question.

Tips:

  •  Detailed understanding of specific points
  • Overall understanding of the main points

3. Short-answer questions

An overview of IELTS Listening 3

  • There are given words limited, usually no more than three words and/or a number
  • Sometimes you are given a question which asks you to list two or three points
  • Do not write more than the stated number
  • Hyphenated words count as single words:(10-year-old boy)
  • Check the instruction carefully!

4. Sentence Completion

An overview of IELTS Listening 4

  • You will read a set of sentences summarizing key information from all or part of the listening text
  • Complete a gap in each sentence using information from the listening text
  • Usually, you are to write no more than three words and /or a number
  • Words should be taken directly from the listening text and written on the questionnaire

5. Labeling a Diagram/Plan/map

An overview of IELTS Listening 5

  • You have to complete label on a visual
  • The answer are usually selected from a list on the questionnaire
  • The visual may be a:

– Diagram (e.g a piece of equipment)
– Set of pictures
– Plan( e.g of a building)
– Map (e.g of part of a town)

6.Classification

An overview of IELTS Listening 6
You have to match a numbered list of items from the listening text to a set of criteria.

Skills being tested:

  • Ability to recognize relationships and connections between facts in the listening text
  • Ability to listen for details

7. Matching

An overview of IELTS Listening 7

  • Always check instructions
  • Read ahead 2-3 questions
  • Underline keywords
  • Think of paraphrases
  • Guess answers in context (noun, verb, adj, number, time, amount, etc.)
  • Check spelling and grammar.
  • Focus and listen for stressed answers
  • Ignore connecting words

PINGO, I HAVE FINISHED GIVING YOU THE TIPS FOR IELTS LISTENING.

WISH YOU ALL HAVE A HELPFUL LESSON. :honhit:

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Thanh Tu Duong
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Thanks bạn nhé 😀

Julia Robert
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Thanks for sharing this nice post.Every section is very important in IELTS Exam. You need to work hard on each section if you desire to gain high band in IELTS Exam.

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Shan Rose
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Thanks for sharing information it is very useful for study

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Shan Rose
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Thanks for the heads up! IELTS is very challenging and it should not be taken for granted. It needs time as well as constant review and practice.

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