Types of Questions Do You Get in The IELTS Listening Test

There are 6 common types of questions that you may get in your IELTS Listening test.

They are as follows:

  • Table completion, form, note, summary completion
  • Labeling the diagram, plan, map
  • Matching (matching word with a word or phrase etc)
  • Picking the right choice (multiple choice)
  • Completing the incomplete sentences
  • Answering the questions (short answers)

 

Each type of question will have different notes or requirements.

 

You need to be adept at answering all types of questions.

 

All these types of questions may show up in the test. There are 4 sections in the test and each of the sections will have at least two-three different types of questions for you to answer.

Form completion

Check out the form given below

 

You will listen to the audio and you will supply the answers as needed.

 

Generally, the first section of the test will have this type of table/form. And the conversation is mostly about hotel reservations, joining a new course, signing up for an event, etc.

 

Example:

Questions 1-6

 

Complete the form using not more than TWO-THREE Words for each blank.

 

Mariott Hotel Group

Name: Anderson

Room Type: 1………..

 

Number of Guests: 2……………….

 

Phone Number: 3……………..

 

Date of Arrival: 4……………..

 

Check-in Time: 5 …………...

 

Check-out Time: 6……………..

 

Stay Duration: One Week

 

 

Before you listen to the audio, check out the questions. Focus on what you have to look for. For example, you will have to listen closely to what the type of room the guest needs? Single-bed or Double-Bed? How many people will accompany him/her? What is the phone number as given by the caller? When will he/she arrive at the hotel? What will be the check-in and possible check-out time?

 

Note Completion

 

You will receive an incomplete note and you will have to complete it with the right information. You will see specific instructions. Do not use more than 2 or 3 words to fill out the gaps.

 

Questions 14-20

 

An example is given below:

 

Montreal College, Canada

 

Program: Health Informatics

 

Program Code: 14……………

 

Program Overview:

 

The program provides a better understanding of the use of Information Technology in Healthcare Information.

 

Students will learn more about the global advancements in the use of technology in

 

digital imaging concepts,

 

Automated 15 ………………..

 

16 ………………..

 

17 ……………...

 

ADT (admission-discharge-transfer) systems messaging

 

18 ………………….

 

19 …………………...and other relevant technologies

 

Starts: 14th July 2019

 

Fee:

 

Domestic / International

 

$ 15200 20 …………………

 

Table Completion

 

Given below is an example of the table-based questions you may get in your IELTS

 

Questions 21-26

 

 

Martha

Suzie

Date of Joining

15th July

21 ………………..

Subject

Nephrology Nursing

22……………..

Duration

23………….

6 months

First Lecture

17 July

24………….

 

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