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Paper based Listening Practice Tests

 Duration: 30 minutes

The Listening test is the same for both Academic and General Training versions of IELTS and consists of four recorded monologues and conversations.

The following IELTS Listening sample tasks are to be used with the Answer Sheet and MP3 audio files and/or transcripts. Each answer sheet indicates which recording to listen to, or if a transcript is provided.

Listening sample test 1
Listening sample 1 task - Form completion (PDF, 59KB)
IELTS listening recording 1 (MP3, 1.2MB)

Listening sample test 2
Listening sample 2 task – Multiple Choice (PDF, 16KB)
Listening recording 2 (MP3, 402KB)

Listening sample test 3
Listening sample 3 task – Short Answer (PDF, 25KB)
IELTS Listening recording 3 (MP3, 574KB)

Listening sample test 4
Listening sample 4 task – Sentence Completion (PDF, 17KB)
IELTS Listening recording 4 (MP3, 549KB)

Listening sample test 5
Listening sample 5 task – Matching (example 1 – PDF, 21KB)
IELTS Listening recording 5 (MP3, 2.8MB)

Listening sample test 6
Listening sample 6 task – Matching (example 2 – PDF, 21KB)
IELTS Listening recording 6 (MP3, 2.1MB) 

Listening sample test 7
Listening sample 7 task – Plan/Map/Diagram Labelling (PDF, 25KB)
IELTS Listening recording 7 (MP3, 2.7MB) 

Listening sample test 8
Listening sample 8 task – Note Completion (PDF, 59KB)
IELTS Listening recording 8 (MP3, 4.18MB)
Listening Recording 8 Answer Sheet (PDF, 16KB)

Listening sample test 9
Listening Sample 9 Task – Short Answer (PDF, 25KB)
IELTS Listening Recording 9 (MP3, 11.8MB) 
Listening Recording 9 Answer Sheet (PDF, 17KB)

Listening answer sheet
Listening answer sheet (PDF, 233KB)


More Paper based Practice Materials

Free Practice Materials will give you an idea of what to expect in the paper based IELTS Test.  Click the link below for more information.

•    Listening
•    Academic Reading and Writing
•    General Training Reading and Writing
•    Speaking