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If you’re planning to take an IELTS test, you’ve likely got big plans for your future. Every year, thousands of students and professionals make the journey to countries like Australia, Canada and the UK with dreams of making a global impact. If you want to join them, make sure you get the IELTS band score you need and be well prepared for the Listening Section of IELTS.

Start your prep with the tips below!

Getting ready for your IELTS test day

The Listening Section of your IELTS test will be between 30 and 34 minutes. If you choose to take IELTS on Paper, you will need to transfer your answers from your paper sheet onto a computer. If you take IELTS on Computer, you can skip this step. Before you book your IELTS test, consider whether you want to have an extra step in the process or not.

You will be given some time to read through the questions before the test begins and two minutes at the end of each part of the Listening Section to review your answers. Consider how you might revise your answers when you’re practicing for IELTS. 

Listen up!

Get as much practical experience as possible ahead of your IELTS test. IELTS Ready Premium has helped thousands of test takers succeed on their journey to new opportunities abroad. Our most extensive preparation course covers every section of the test, including the Listening Section. Find valuable tips to succeed and add interactive exercises to the personalized study plan you can develop when you start the course. You can access IELTS Ready Premium for free once you’ve booked your IELTS test with the British Council. 

Between study sessions, listen to English podcasts and radio stations while you’re on the go. Get used to English accents, conversations and take note of how certain words are emphasized. Preparing for the Listening Section can help you in the Speaking section of the IELTS test too!

Understand the format

Make sure you incorporate practice tests in your IELTS preparation. Familiarize yourself with the format of the Listening Section so you aren’t confused by the layout of the test. IELTS Ready Premium features plenty of practice tests with realistic IELTS questions so you can avoid surprises when time is limited on test day.

During the test, you will be provided with headphones and expected to play various audio clips, then provide answers relevant to what you have heard. When you practice, try to simulate the real test conditions by using headphones, timing yourself and referencing reputable practice tests from IELTS experts. 

Track your progress 

Give yourself enough time to prepare for your IELTS test so you can improve on the areas you find most challenging. IELTS Ready Premium enables you to track your progress and get feedback from IELTS experts in the masterclasses included in the course. 

You will have access to IELTS Ready Premium from the day you complete your booking until the day of your test, so it helps to register well in advance and have access to the course for a longer period. 

Get ready to achieve your study or career goals in a world-class city abroad, with an expert approach from IELTS Ready Premium. Book your IELTS test today!