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IELTS® Listening Info

IELTS® Listening Example Question

In the IELTS listening test, you are given time to read through all the IELTS listening questions before listening to the recordings. It's important to understand what each listening question is asking you because you only get one chance to listen to each recording.

Below you will find all IELTS listening question types and IELTS listening sample questions.

Form completion

Question 1 - 8

Complete the form below
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer

Multiple choice

Questions 9 – 10

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

9 Type of insurance chosen

10 Customer wants goods delivered to

Short answer

Question 11 - 16

Answer the questions below
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer

What TWO factors can make social contact in a foreign country difficult?
11
12

Which types of community group does the speaker give examples of?
theatre
13
14

In which TWO places can information about community activities be found?
15
16
Matching

Questions 21 - 25

What does Jack tell his tutor about each of the following course options?
A He'll definitely do it.
B He may or may not do it.
C He won't do it.

Write the correct letter, A, B or C next to questions 21- 25.
You may choose any letter more than once.

21 Media Studies
22 Women and Power
23 Culture and Society
24 Identity and Popular Culture
25 Introduction to Cultural Theory
Sentence completion

Questions 27 – 30

Complete the sentences below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Studying with the Open University demanded a great deal of 27
Studying and working at the same time improved Rachel’s 28 skills.
It was helpful that the course was structured in 29
She enjoyed meeting other students at 30
Plan/Map/Diagram Labelling

Question 11 - 15

Label the plan below.
Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letters A-I next to questions 11-15.



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