The Listening question types in IELTS for UKVI (Academic) are the same as in the paper-delivered test.
To check your answers, see the ‘Answers and transcripts’ section at the bottom of the page. Full transcripts are provided with the answers.
Types of questions
For each question, click on the link and follow the instructions. You will listen to an audio recording and have some time before the recording starts to read over the questions.
1. Multiple choice with one answer
You will hear an extract from a recording in which a student called Judy is discussing her research with her tutor and fellow students.
2. Multiple choice with more than one answer
You will hear an extract from a recording in which two people are discussing a guide to a library.
You will hear an extract from a recording in which a woman is talking to new staff at a children’s summer camp.
4. Plan/Map/Diagram Labelling (Type A)
You will hear an extract from the test in which a tour guide describes different places in a US town.
5. Note completion
You will hear an extract from a Part 1 recording in which two people are discussing second-hand furniture.
6. Short Answer Questions
You will hear an extract from Part 2 of the test in which a representative from a clothing company is giving a talk to high school students.