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Oral comprehension of the ielts english test

Duration Approximately 30 minutes (plus 10 min transfer).



It consists of 40 questions. The different types of questions can be: multiple choice, matching, labeling plans / maps / diagrams, completing forms, completing notes, completing tables, completing flowcharts, completing summaries, completing sentences or short answer questions.

 Exam parts

It consists of four parts:

The first part is a conversation between two people in an everyday social context (eg, a conversation in a real estate agency).

The second part is a monologue in an everyday social context (eg, a speech about local services or a talk about preparing for meals during a conference).

The third part is a conversation involving up to four people in an educational or training context (eg, a university tutor and a student talking about a job or a group of students planning a research project).

The fourth part is a monologue on an academic topic (eg, a college class). Each part will be heard only once. They use voices and accents from different native speakers.

 Skills assessed

 A wide variety of listening skills are assessed, including: • understanding main ideas • understanding specific factual information • recognition of a speaker's opinions, attitudes, and purpose • tracking the development of an argument.



For each correct answer 1 point is awarded. Scores out of a total of 40 are converted to the IELTS 9-band scale. Scores are expressed in full bands and half bands.