IELTS is a manual exam, i.e., it’s pen-paper based. The total test time allotted for IELTS is 2 hours and 45 minutes. The 3 modules of ILETS test viz. listening, reading and writing are taken together. But the speaking test may be held on a different day. When a candidate prepares for IELTS Listening test, s/he must keep few things in mind.
Time allotted for IELTS Listening test is half an hour (30 Minutes). It contains four subsections. At the end of the test, each candidate is provided with 10 minutes to transfer the answers to the answer sheet. This is a unique stuff for IELTS Listening test.
A candidate / test taker must be very careful while listening because one gets just 1 chance to listen to the recordings. Hence the test taker should try to jot down the answers or important points while listening. If you postpone the task of writing all answers at the end, the situation might be a bit chaotic for you. Here are some of the best tips to prepare for IELTS listening test:
You should prepare for custom shorthand writings. This helps you take note of important points while listing at a fast pace. You should practice being quick and concise. Since you can to listen to the recording only once so you must either memorize each and everything or make concise notes. Hence the best way of capturing the essence of the recording is short hand writing.
Being an IELTS aspirant, or I should say being an aspirant of studying abroad, you are required to do multitasking in the English language. You should be able to do reading, writing and listening all at the same time. You are expected to do all these at the same time while being at ease.
Though we are talking of the listening test yet the final answers have to be provided in writing. Hence it is of essential importance to pay attention to the grammar / sentence formation etc. while listening to the audio. Our trainers keep check on spellings and grammar of the candidates even in the listening test. It’s better to use a synonym or paraphrase if there is confusion in the spelling of a word.
One point where all IELTS experts would agree is “Think in English”. This is the way to master the language. This is the secret of many of our students. Otherwise a student remains a slow processor. You have to engage in translation and doing so on the exam day is suicidal.
Concentration is the key to learning any knowledge, skill, art, trade and IELTS is no exception. It helps in building focus. Focus helps you broaden your attention span. With attention and focus, you can better understand the information provided in the recording and then writing it down.
Apart from all these, the have a proper study plan for students.