The IELTS Listening test takes about 30 minutes, and you will have an extra 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet. There are 40 questions altogether. Each question carries one mark.

During the IELTS Listening test you are required to attentively listen to a tape recording, read the questions in your question paper and write your answers in your answer sheet. This can be quite difficult to manage if you have never done it before.

For each part of the test, there will be time for you to look through the questions and time for you to check your answers.

When you have completed all four parts of the Listening test you will have ten minutes to copy your answers on to a separate answer sheet.

If you have any disabilities then you can ask your centre to make special arrangements for you. If you require a modified version of the test, for example, in Braille, contact your test centre three months in advance to discuss your requirements.

Today's IELTS playlist discusses the Do's and Don'ts for the IELTS Listening Test.

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