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  • IELTS test format for listening- Part II

    Format of IELTS test listening(Part 2)
    Wed, Apr 01, 2020

    IELTS test format for listening- Part II

    In the last blog, we started to discuss the format of listening. We have already discussed the paper format, time duration, number of questions, marking, etc. In this blog, IELTS coaching Gurgaon will explain to you the types of tasks in detail. There are 6 types of tasks as mentioned below:

    1.    Multiple-choice questions

    2.    Matching

    3.    Plan or map or diagram labelling

    4.    Completion of a form, table, summary, note, flowchart, etc

    5.    Sentence completion

    6.    Short answer questions

    First task: Multiple choice questions  

    Multiple-choice questions are very simple to understand. The multiple-choice questions are questions with multiple choices and the students required to choose one correct option according to them out of the given options. Typically, there are four options in multiple-choice questions but here you will have only three options like A, B, and C. It is also possible that you may need to choose more than one correct answer. It means that you need to find out two options that could be correct. Therefore, it is very important to read the questions correctly and the instructions related to them. Your ignorance may cost you very high. The focus of the task is to find out your abilities in various kinds of skills. It will help the test takers in understanding your command over various skills. It does not have a fixed number of questions. It is variable.

    Second task: Matching

    The candidates need to perform the task of matching with the help of a list of items. There will be a question paper with a number of options given to the test takers. They need to match the items which the listening text that they would get to listen to. The test-takers need to be very quick and accurate. It might be possible that they forget if they think that they would mark the correct answers later on. It is a good idea to keep marketing as soon as they understand the match points. Read the instructions very carefully before beginning to attempt. The listening text can be a conversation or correspondence between two persons. The number of questions in this type of task is also variable and not fixed.

    Third task: labelling

    The candidates taking the test of IELTS needed to complete the labels. It can be done either on a map, plan or a diagram. The plan can be of some kind of building, etc. The map can we offer a town or country and diagram can be of and equipment, etc. The answers are given in the list that is on the question paper. The purpose of this type of task is to understand whether you are capable of understanding the description accurately. You also need to relate the listening text to a visual representation. All this information is very important for all the students as considered by the IELTS coaching institute in Gurgaon. Other types of tasks will be discussed in the next blog. Good luck!

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