Sunday, December 5, 2010

IELTS LISTENING MODULE

The IELTS General Training Listening test is the same as the  Listening test IELTS Academic Module.
Improve your listening ability for country where English is spoken as a first language;
Improve your listening ability for country where English is used as a tuition medium.
If you are living in a country where English is spoken as a first language, there are a number of 'Social Context' situations where you will have to listen to someone speaking English.

If you are living in a country where English is spoken as a first language, there are a number of 'Social Context' situations where you will have to listen to someone speaking English. For example, you may need to telephone a landlord about renting an apartment, or you might want to arrange a night out in a restaurant with your friends from university or college. The IELTS Test establishes your ability to deal with such social interactions.

If you are studying in a country where English is spoken as a first language, there are going to be a number of 'Academic' situations where you will have to listen to spoken English. At university or college you may have to listen to a lecture or presentation, take part in workshops and discussions, and perhaps speak to your tutor or classmates about an assignment you receive. The listening module of the IELTS Test establishes your ability to be able to deal with such situations.

Sections one and two test your ability to deal with situations where English is spoken in a social context (for example, buying a plane ticket over the telephone). You will be expected to listen to dialogues and monologues and answer questions based on what you hear.

Sections three and four test your ability to listen to English spoken in an academic context. This might include listening to a presentation or some form of dialogue.The questions get increasingly difficult as the test progresses. This does not mean the test starts easy and gets difficult - the test is difficult from the beginning and the questions and listening excerpts get increasingly more sophisticated and complex.

All instructions on what to do and how to answer questions are provided on the recording you listen to during the test, so listen carefully!
Unlike other tests, in the IELTS listening test you only hear a recording ONCE. This is intended to replicate natural situations where you do not often get a second chance to listen to something. This makes the IELTS listening module extremely difficult if you are not properly prepared for it!

As you listen to the recording, you are allowed to take notes and write your answers on the question paper. You receive 10 minutes at the end of the test to transfer answers to an 'Answer Sheet'.

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