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IELTS Listening: All the basics, from the British Council

The problem

It’s easy to do badly in IELTS Listening if you don’t have a thorough understanding of what to expect. For example, are you confident you can answer these questions:

  1. Is it important to use capital letters accurately?
  2. Is a point subtracted if you get an answer wrong?
  3. How much time do you have to study the question paper before the audio starts?

More importantly, what should you do with the time you have between looking at the question paper and listening to the recording? Knowing this can easily make the difference between one band score and another.

The solution: Getting the basics right

The British Council has made an excellent series of videos. Watch this one on the Listening test, and if you like it, go to Youtube and search for the Reading, Writing and Speaking tutorials.

 

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