The good news is that the best forms of practice are available as free IELTS listening, or at least easily and inexpensively. They are radio, television and movies!
If you have access to an English-language radio or TV as often as possible to hear. The advantages are numerous.
- You get the rhythm of spoken English phrases into your ear
- You get to know better how native speakers speak English words
- Familiar with a variety of accents and individual ways of speaking
- You begin to hear word patterns and notice how English sentences are combined
- You start learning the new vocabulary, to hear it in context
- Only the sound of spoken English, most importantly can be used by everyone to receive
radio and television programs in English give you a good exposure, as the native language . also radio and TV news to give you great scenery for several voices, non-academic environment section helpful for the IELTS listening test, often with a mock radio show. Hearing up to four different people speaking the same incident from different personal perspectives in different acoustic situations and in a variety of accents (including second language) is exactly the kind of training you need good performance in this part of the race, some candidates, the most difficult .
Watching the English, Australian, American and other films in English - in any format - is also very helpful if the exposure, how to speak "real people" in English. As with all languages, it is not the same as the English classroom.
When you see movies like in the theater, trying to look at the subtitles as little as possible. If you watch DVDs, watch them once with subtitles, so you learn the situations and dialogue - ". Reflecting", then move the subtitles and watch it again and again until you can understand that without major local cable TV providers, said films show several times during the same period. If you have access to a channel movie about such a service, receive the schedule, the movies you want even with subtitles - and then, on repeated visits, tape on the bottom of your TV screen so that you can not with the subtitle.
It is important that you be exposed to the sounds of spoken English as much as possible between now and when you take IELTS. Use the time you could otherwise waste. When you get dressed or eat breakfast in the morning, a radio or television reception, you need an English-language stations. If you perform tasks that no attention, as, for example cooking and cleaning your room, have the radio or the TV in the background. If you spend much time in traffic, turn the radio on a news station or talk in English.
Of course you get more, as on, to hear what you focus. But even if you do not on what you hear just trying to understand what is said, so that only the noise in the ears will help to focus. Educators are now convinced that there is such thing as "passive listening". This means that you often learn, even if not to try. If you do not speak English at - the "bottom" - your brain trying to understand what is said, even if you do not focus on them.
The most important of all, the day you really IELTS story, make sure that you listen to English for the first time that day, if the tape does not begin for the listening test. This may be too late and you miss a question, or, while the ears "adjust" the sound of the English language. Even if you are nervous and feel like you can not concentrate to have the radio or TV while you are on the dress, eat breakfast, or go to the IELTS test.