IELTS Listening: How to utilize time perfectly; with examples

Hi, everyone! Today, in this post, I am going to discuss with you some tips and tricks for IELTS Listening. Many students find it difficult to cope with the given time in the IELTS listening module. Don’t worry at all. After reading this post, it will be easy for you to utilize your time perfectly. Take a look at the following suggestions and get better at utilizing your time.

A general tendency among average IELTS listening test takers is to become frustrated at Parts 3 and 4, as the exam gradually becomes harder and harder. They often complain that the time was not enough for writing all the answers. So, here are a few tips and tricks on utilizing your time in the IELTS listening module.

1. Know the test well enough:

Even the best English language user will get a very poor band in IELTS if he or she doesn’t have a proper idea about the test. So, before appearing in the test, know your test accurately. Try to learn extensively about all 4 parts, the distribution of time for each task, etc.

2. Get used to listening to English:

This is very important for people who want a prospective score in IELTS listening. BBC, CNN, English language programs, and movies with subtitles can help immensely in this case.

3. Speaking can help:

Talking to an English language expert can also help a lot. He or she can easily find out some problems with your listening when the conversation goes on. Take their suggestions seriously and work on the basis of those suggestions.

4. Take mock tests at home personally:

Appear in as many mock tests as you can. This will make you confident enough in listening.

5. Stop checking your answers to Parts 1, 2, 3 and read ahead:

During the IELTS exam, you are provided 30 to 40 seconds to check your answers to parts 1, 2, and 3. Don’t check. Rather, go to the next section when parts 1, 2, and 3 are over. This gives you valuable 30 to 40 seconds to read ahead.

6. Be careful about easy spellings:

If you are not sure of your spelling, practice as much as you can before the exam. During exams, if you get stuck with easy spellings, it will kill your most valuable time. So, practice spelling every day.

That’s it.

Follow these suggestions and utilize your time perfectly.

Remember, Every Second Counts.

Here are model answers to some IELTS Speaking topic cards:

A building/structure with architectural interest

An inspiring speech you heard

A book that had a major influence on you

A new shop recently opened in your city

An English lesson you remember

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