It is comprises of four sections .Candidates will listen to four recordings of native English speakers and then write your answers to a series of questions. Accent can be any example: American, British, Australian.Each question is worth one mark. There is no negative marking
IELTS Listening – Marked
The Listening test is marked by certificated markers, who are regularly monitored to ensure their reliability. All answer sheets, after being marked, are further analysed by Cambridge Assessment English.
- BAND 0 – Did Not Attempt The TEST
- BAND 1 – Non USER
- BAND 2 – Intermittent USER
- BAND 3 – Extremely Limited USER
- BAND 4 – Limited USER
- BAND 5 – Modest USER
- BAND 6 – Competent USER
- BAND 7 – Good USER
- BAND 8 – Very Good USER
- BAND 9 – Expert USER
LISTENING – Test format
a conversation between two speakers on social or general context,(e.g. a conversation about travel arrangement )
a monologue in which one person is speaking , e.g. a speech about local facilities.
a conversation between three or four speaker in an educational or training context, e.g. discussion between an university tutor and students about assignment or project problems.
a monologue in which one person is speaking about an academic subject, e.g. a lecture.