Try computer-delivered Listening

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Get prepared

Before you head into your test, make sure you take some time to get familiar with the computer-delivered format of the test. These sample materials will give you an idea of what to expect in the computer-delivered IELTS Listening test. The Listening question types in IELTS are the same as in the paper-based test:

  • Multiple Choice
  • Matching
  • Plan/Map/Diagram Labelling
  • Form Completion
  • Note Completion
  • Table Completion
  • Flow-chart Completion
  • Summary Completion
  • Sentence Completion
  • Short Answer Questions

Computer-delivered IELTS Listening test

Any of these question types may appear in any of the four parts of the test.  A selection of sample Listening test questions is given below. Answer keys and transcripts of the recordings are also provided for you to check your answers.

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Sample questions

In each sample, you will have some time to look through the questions before the recording starts, and some time at the end to check your answers. Please ensure you are using Chrome or Firefox to launch the sample texts.

Sample Listening Multiple Choice - One answer

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You can also download the answers, or view a transcript of the recording.

Sample Listening Multiple Choice - More than one answer

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Sample Listening Matching

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Sample Listening Plan/Map/Diagram Labelling

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You can also download the answers, or view a transcript of the recording.

Sample Listening Note Completion

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You can also download the answers, or view a transcript of the recording.

Sample Listening Short Answer Questions

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You can also download the answers, or view a transcript of the recording.