Tips to improve IELTS listening score

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Tips to improve IELTS listening score

Tips to improve IELTS listening score

Improving IELTS listening requires sufficient time and effort. Hence, it is required to focus on listening with patience and hard work. Candidates often miss various easy and quick steps that can significantly increase their scores. We are here to guide you through these few quick steps to help you increase the score.

  • Learn to multi-task while listening

Yes, you need to develop the skill of multitasking, i.e., you will have to learn to write while listening. If you have trouble multitasking, then you will find the listening section difficult. During the test one has to coordinate in three things, listening to the audio, reading the question, and writing down the relevant answers. Practice prior to taking up the test and if you find it difficult to co-ordinate and write as you listen, then you will have to improve this skill by practicing sufficiently until you are confident.

  • Read through the questions thoroughly

There is sufficient time given to the candidate to go read the questions at the beginning of each listening section. Try to foresee what the answers could be.  This will assist you in your listening, especially when you know what you are looking for, for example, a date, or time, or location, etc.

  • Pay attention to your spelling

During the listening, you have heard the right answer but you write it down with the wrong spelling, you will not get any score for it. By knowing the right spellings, it will help you secure the required band.

  • Get familiar with various accents heard in IELTS listening

The recordings played in IELTS listening audio are featured in different accents such as British, American, Australian, New Zealand speakers. Hence prior practice is important before appearing for IELTS because hearing it the first time during the test might cause panic and you will not be able to perform well. We have ample practice tests available for candidates. You can access it by clicking here.

  • Patience and concentration

Deep attention and concentration are required from the time the listening audio begins. A small diversion from the listening can cost you an answer. Practicing the listening task will automatically help you improve your concentration and pay attention during the actual test.

  • Clinging to a missed answer

One cannot catch a train that has already left the station. Similarly clinging onto a missed answer is a waste of time and can cost you more answers. Hence move on instantly to upcoming questions and write down the correct answer.