Do you find it difficult hearing numbers correctly in the IELTS Listening test?
In the IELTS Listening test, there are always some questions were the answer is a number and so it would be a good idea to practice listening to numbers as part of your IELTS preparation.
For some online listening practice to numbers, check out the following links to some dictation exercises on the EnglishClub website. In each example, you should play the recording, write down exactly what you hear and then click on ‘Show’ to check if you’re right. Read the full post »
Some listening practice for Section 2 of the IELTS Listening test
As you may know, Section 2 of the IELTS Listening test is often a recording of someone talking about a tourist attraction like a museum or a park. For this reason, I’d like to recommend you listen to a description of England’s newest tourist attraction as part of your IELTS preparation.
In the recording, you’ll hear about a new coach trip around one of Europe’s busiest roads: the M25 motorway.
England’s newest tourist attraction
To make the recording easier to understand, check you understand the following vocabulary related to the topic of transport before you listen: Read the full post »
For some listening practice and for an example of IELTS-type speaking, check out the recording ‘Daily routine‘ on the elllo website.
In the recording, notice how one of the speakers talks about what he usually does at the weekend and how this compares to his daily routine on weekdays; the examiner may well ask you some questions about your daily routine in Part 1 of the IELTS Speaking test.
It would be better listening practice to hide the transcript the first time you listen to it. Read the full post »
What makes you happy?
I’m asking you this question because an IELTS candidate we know recently told us that she was asked this question in her IELTS Speaking test and found it difficult to answer. Read the full post »
If you’re short on time and want some quick listening practice for your IELTS test, check out the 60-second podcasts on the Scientific American website.
Although these recordings are not specifically for IELTS, they will give you practice listening to American accents and the recordings are on topics that commonly occur in the IELTS test, e.g. science, environmental issues and health.
You can choose recordings from categories like 60-second Science, 60-second Earth and 60-second Health.
For those of you who are married, check out the recording ‘Being married affects heart and waist‘ for some interesting facts about how marriage (and divorce) can affect your health and weight.
If you saw the launch of China’s first space laboratory last week, check out the recording ‘Chinese space program takes giant leap‘. In the recording, which was made before the launch, you can find out the purpose of the space laboratory and China’s future plans for space exploration.
There’s a transcript included for each recording so you can check any words or phrases that you don’t hear clearly.
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