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IELTS Practice Listening Tests

Before you take the IELTS test, it’s important to practice with sample test questions. Not only will these sample questions take you through how to navigate the screen during your IELTS computer-based listening test, but they’ll also provide you with an opportunity to test out some sample questions. 

Familiarise Yourself with the IELTS on Computer 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

Any of these question types may appear in any of the four parts of the test.

There is more detailed information on the IELTS Listening question types here.

A selection of sample listening test questions is provided below. Answer keys and transcripts of the recordings are also provided for you to check your answers.

In each sample, you'll have some time to look through the questions before the recording starts, and also some time at the end to check your answers.

Sample Listening Multiple Choice (one answer)

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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 (Type A)

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Sample Listening Plan/Map/Diagram Labelling (Type B)

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Sample Listening Note Completion

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Sample Listening Short Answer Questions

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IELTS Practice Listening Tests

Practice with sample test questions. Not only will these sample questions step you through how to navigate the screen during your IELTS listening test, they also give you an opportunity to test out some sample questions.

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