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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
The IELTS test is on American English.

In the Listening module, listening is the ONLY skill being tested. Reading and writing skills do not matter in the Listening module.

Before each listening section begins, you should read the questions and try to predict answers to them.

Which of the following tips will NOT help on the Listening module of the IELTS test?

On the test, you can write either the singular (e.g. dog) or plural (e.g. dogs) form of a word. Either will be marked correct.

"Write no more than three words" means:

If you are listening to numbers, how can you hear the difference between the numbers thirteen and thirty?

If you want to do well on the IELTS, it's important to think you will do well.

Below is a practice question for the IELTS. Without the listening, predict if the answer will be a noun, an adjective, or a verb.
"Jane thinks she will be able to ______________ over the house."

Below is a practice question for the IELTS. Without the listening, predict what the answer will be.
"At 4:30 pm, the ___________ departs."


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221 Comments on “IELTS Listening – Top 14 tips!”


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I got 100 :) thanks for this useful video Emma, I’m going to take the TOEFL test and I guess that I could take this tips too, thank you so much for this information :)

Friday, April 25th 2014

    hi Carmen.im interested in taking the toefl too.where in Monterrey you are taking it

    Saturday, April 26th 2014

      I’ll take it in my university.

      Saturday, April 26th 2014

    Hi Carmen, as far as I know the TOEFL test follows a different format. Apart from that, it does not integrate language skills as the IELTS does.

    However, some of Emma’s Tips could help you out with the listening part of that test.

    All the best to you on the test!!!

    Sunday, April 27th 2014

      Just a brief comment on the IELTS and TOEFL exams:

      Unlike the TOEFL exam, the IELTS measures actual language skills. For example, in the writing and speaking sections test takers actually write and speak.

      As far as I can tell, TOEFL measures these two language skills indirectly.

      Thanks very much Emma for these useful tips for the IELTS listening test.

      Take care.

      Sunday, April 27th 2014

    i want same result in exam

    Sunday, July 6th 2014

Hi Emma. Ur subtitle is wrong. I cant understand clearly if I dont have a right sub! Thanks alot!

Friday, April 25th 2014

    The subtitles are from youtube, don’t trust them

    Friday, April 25th 2014

Emma, thank you very much for this lesson. I have a question: if I write down “lunch time” instead of “lunch time” or “four door car” instead of “four-door car” it would be wrong? I would appreciate very much if you can answer this. Thanks

Friday, April 25th 2014

    sorry, “lunch time” instead of “lunchtime”

    Friday, April 25th 2014

thank for ‘double m ‘!but your subtitle running too slowly when you say so i can’t understand all what did you say,but i really like this lesson..i’ll listen again more sometime…

Friday, April 25th 2014

    The captions are now fixed.

    Saturday, April 26th 2014

Thank you for your great tips, Emma :)

Friday, April 25th 2014

Many thanks Emma.

Saturday, April 26th 2014

Thank you, Emma.

Saturday, April 26th 2014

Thank you.

Saturday, April 26th 2014

Yeah not very well, but anyway don’t give up and go ahead, thanks for the next priceless lesson Emma.

Saturday, April 26th 2014

It’s real interesting to anyone need to learn well.

Saturday, April 26th 2014

very helpful information, thanks a lot

Saturday, April 26th 2014

very very important lesson…..got 100%

Saturday, April 26th 2014

very inspiring

Saturday, April 26th 2014

hi Emma,how you doing.i have a question,i speak good english and lately i have been thinking a bout taking a test to prove my knowledge about the language but i feel like im not ready for it yet.and its prety weird because i answer the quiz with out watching the videos and i answer all of them.how do i know im ready for the toefl or whatever its called.

Saturday, April 26th 2014

HI, Emma, your lessons are so great. I have done the TOEIC exam and my mark was very horrible. I heard that the IELTS is more difficult than the TOEIC. so I am really confused. I don’t know my level and I don’t know how I should learn. please give me some advise.

Saturday, April 26th 2014

As always great lesson my dear teacher love u:)

Saturday, April 26th 2014

Thank u Emma for yr great lesson I got 10/10

Saturday, April 26th 2014

I got 10!!!!

Saturday, April 26th 2014

I got 100:)

Saturday, April 26th 2014

???????

Saturday, April 26th 2014

I gtg 10/10 without watching yhe video,but i still need to practice more and more as i’ll pass the ielts on June .

Thank you Emma for the video

Saturday, April 26th 2014

thank you very much Emma :) I’ve got 100%

Saturday, April 26th 2014

    hi essra how r u ???

    Tuesday, May 13th 2014

Thanks alot
I have got 9/10

Saturday, April 26th 2014

thanks

Sunday, April 27th 2014

thank you very much ^^

Sunday, April 27th 2014

thank you Emma.. its interesting lesson

Sunday, April 27th 2014

Good

Sunday, April 27th 2014

I got 9 correct out of 10. :|

Sunday, April 27th 2014

Thank u Emma

Sunday, April 27th 2014

Thank you!
I am going to take IELTS test in a couple of months.

Sunday, April 27th 2014

Hi, Emma,
your lessons are always very useful.
Thanks a lot.

Sunday, April 27th 2014

Hi Emma,

Great lesson as always. I have a question on tip 11. Where can I find program or site to exercise my listening at numbers and letters?

Thank you in advance.

Sunday, April 27th 2014

    HI roshavbg, follow this link.I think this will help you.

    esl-lab DOT COM

    Monday, April 28th 2014

      Thank you very much stefany stk.

      Tuesday, April 29th 2014

Hi ,Emma, Thank you for lessons. You’re my favourite teacher ever !!!

Sunday, April 27th 2014

thanksssssss>> Emma

Sunday, April 27th 2014

hello people

Monday, April 28th 2014

thanks

Monday, April 28th 2014

Thanks got 60%.

Monday, April 28th 2014

Lots of thanks,Emma.You have pushed me ahead.Before your lesson,I couldn’t know where I should go to improve my English,and have had a bad period.Something look likes ” a black line “. Have an incredible day!

Monday, April 28th 2014

Hi Emma, it’s my pleasure to hear you again, let’s me thank you for your advice and your motivation for the IELTS essay!!! i underline that i got 10 out 10. Kindly

Monday, April 28th 2014

80%—-:)

keep more listening here:)

Monday, April 28th 2014

Emma.. it’s been long I’ve not seen your videos!! so glad to see you again :)

Monday, April 28th 2014

100%, good morning IELTS, here I’m

Tuesday, April 29th 2014

Thank-you . Have a nice day!

Tuesday, April 29th 2014

thanx) 100

Tuesday, April 29th 2014

Thanks Emma

Tuesday, April 29th 2014

I got 100% because you are a great teacher. Your explain is very clear and simple. thank you, Emma!!!

Wednesday, April 30th 2014

thanks

Thursday, May 1st 2014

Got 100

Thursday, May 1st 2014

    Congratulations!!!!!

    Sunday, May 24th 2015

Hi Emma,
I´ve been studying from this website, I love it…I would like to know how can I improve my listening. I can understang what you say, but i still have problem with songs, for example.
Thanks.

Friday, May 2nd 2014

Hello Emma, Thank you for your useful tips.

Friday, May 2nd 2014

HI EMMA,

thanks

Friday, May 2nd 2014

Hi Emma i get nin—–ty

Friday, May 2nd 2014

Hey I’d like to know when we should use, for example:
The door’s key
The door key
The key of the door
(In general, not only explaning this phrase)
Thank you =)

Friday, May 2nd 2014

Thanks Emma i got 90%

Saturday, May 3rd 2014

Thanks Emma. i have got a lot from this lesson before i didn’t know.so it helps me to improve my listening skill.

Saturday, May 3rd 2014

THANK YOU EMma

Saturday, May 3rd 2014

Thank you Emma,a very impressive lesson

Monday, May 5th 2014

thank you i got 100

Monday, May 5th 2014

100%
this video is really good.
Thank you Emma you are a great teacher.
:)

Monday, May 5th 2014

Thank you Emma

Monday, May 5th 2014

thanks Emma it really helped me. I use this site too: http://www.ieltsjuice.com/ted-talks/

Tuesday, May 6th 2014

thanks you Emma. i understand your lesson

Wednesday, May 7th 2014

Thanks emma u r the best teacher I ever seen Yet :)

Thursday, May 8th 2014

Thanks Emma I got 90 now I know I need to improve my grammar.

Thursday, May 8th 2014

Thank you Emma!

Friday, May 9th 2014

You can also predict in tip #8 that it’s going to be a pluran noun.

Friday, May 9th 2014

Emma, this lesson is very informative and useful!
Also I’d like you to make the video about how to open an account in the bank (I mean some vocabulary, expressions you should know). I’m gonna be grateful to you.
All the best!

Friday, May 9th 2014

10/10 Thank you Emma, you are wonderful teacher and person.

Saturday, May 10th 2014

Thanks Emma.
In my opinion you are best teacher in this team.

Saturday, May 10th 2014

I got 100%

Saturday, May 10th 2014

thank you Emma very nice method of teaching

Saturday, May 10th 2014

Thanks a lot. A very useful lesson for me.

Saturday, May 10th 2014

Thank you Emma, Superb! :)

Sunday, May 11th 2014

thank u emma…

Sunday, May 11th 2014

Thanks Emma I got 100%

Sunday, May 11th 2014

I got 100%.Thank you Emma.Your lessons are very useful.

Thursday, May 15th 2014

Thanks Emma

Thursday, May 15th 2014

first of all this is an amazing website to learn and practice, many thanks to Emma if was not you i could not knew any answer to this questions.
then i have a suggestion if you could attach a link that offers free online IELTS test i will be thankful.
i have just starting preparing for IELTS, so wish me success and luck.

Friday, May 16th 2014

By the way i got 100%

Friday, May 16th 2014

Thank Emma you are fantastic!
I have gotten 80 at first time.
ensha Allah I will be able to exit from IELTS during our short semester.

please uplowd new vidios.

your sincerely student.

Monday, May 19th 2014

Thanks you too much Emma, I feel more confident… Your way of presenting is easy to follow, attractive, friendly as well

Monday, May 19th 2014

I got 9 out of 10. Thank you Emma. My English is improving. The engVid is a great job all of the team teachers.

Tuesday, May 20th 2014

Thank u so much for giving such an important lecture. I really improve myself by practicing on it.

Wednesday, May 21st 2014

These tips are very important and helpful for speaking and writing.I got 8 out of 10.I need improve my English urgently.thanks for this lesson.take care you too…

Wednesday, May 21st 2014

i got 60% nd i am happy coz i was not sure for that …. thanks emma …. i love ur teaching style…..

Friday, May 23rd 2014

I have got 100..thanks Emma

Friday, May 23rd 2014

Dear Emma,
I’m appreciated by your extraordinary lectures, would you like to give a lesson on different pronunciations of ‘X’…. such as Exam, Maximum etc.

Saturday, May 24th 2014

Thank you Madam Emma. I got 9marks out of 10. Hope follow you continuous.

Sunday, May 25th 2014

Thank you Emma,Its useful practice. keep going .

Sunday, May 25th 2014

dear emma,
thanks for your excellent lesson.
in reading portion of IELTS, there are some questions regarding list of heading.
Would you please have a lesson about the easiest way to specify the headings.
thanks again.

Sunday, May 25th 2014

thanks a lot Emma I’ve got 100 it’s useful and practical !!!

Sunday, May 25th 2014

i don’t know how and when i can use “However” and “rather than” ,so could you please Emma give us a special lesson on that???????

Sunday, May 25th 2014

thanx Emma hope yu more success.

Monday, May 26th 2014

HI AMMA I got 40

Tuesday, May 27th 2014

Thank you for tips

Tuesday, May 27th 2014

thank u very much I got 100% :D

Wednesday, May 28th 2014

    Hi Eman , did you passed the test ? tell me your experience

    Friday, August 15th 2014

Thanks For Tips and how to download the lesson

Wednesday, May 28th 2014

Hi teacher Emma, you know? I understand almost all of your words, I feel happy for that, on the other hand, when I listen to teacher Jade, I understand only a 40% of her words, and I feel sad for that, has she a british accent?

Friday, May 30th 2014

Thanks…Emma…

Friday, May 30th 2014

Hi Emma I don´t understand why this tip is not helpful for the listening test “Before the test, memorize answers to as many IELTS Listening sections as you can.” ???

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014

    Because you get confuse and waste your time.Just be relax look at a glance and focus on the blank and guess.

    Thursday, August 28th 2014

I got 100 Thank you :)

Thursday, June 5th 2014

thank you emma..:)

Thursday, June 5th 2014

i got 100% that was good
thanks Emma

Saturday, June 7th 2014

hey Emma thank.I got 70%

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

thanks but i don’t know what is verb,Noun & Adjective ? so how can i learn this ?

Thursday, June 19th 2014

got 9/10, I think with more practice, I could perfect it as well next time, thank you Emma!

Saturday, June 21st 2014

thank you sooooooooooo much , i’m going to pass the IELTS test strongly.

Saturday, June 21st 2014

thank you emma for this tips

Thursday, June 26th 2014

wow!!! i got 100

Saturday, July 5th 2014

thank you so much emma. i take 70 in this quiz. on comparate with my medium level i’m very proud.

Monday, July 7th 2014

80 % :) !

Friday, July 11th 2014

80 % :) !

Friday, July 11th 2014

Thank you, it is very important for preparing ielts exam

Sunday, July 13th 2014

I got 100 thank you Emma :D

Thursday, July 17th 2014

I got 10/10

Thank you Emma i love the way you explain

You so postive person so that i hope to study with you as my teacher

Take care

Saturday, July 26th 2014

Who is the british teacher on EngVid?

Thursday, July 31st 2014

Anybody tell me about opening of video lessons on this side plz

Saturday, August 2nd 2014

I like the way you are motivating us

Tuesday, August 5th 2014

Thank you Emma,this lesson is really usefull!

Friday, August 8th 2014

thank you

Friday, August 8th 2014

I got 90 :)
I’m an English learner and I’m going to take ielts exam about 5 month later. I have to gain seven point so It is serious condition for me.
I need to improve my skills so any help, advice, and suggestion is welcome.
Here is my email:
mahdimatoori23@gmail.com

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

I knew that already. :)

Thursday, August 14th 2014

Thanks Emma , you are a great teacher and motivator.
Thanks for your tips I was ranked 5.5 in my first try and now after the third I am 6.5 and that in just three days practice .
I still missing and have mistakes in third and fourth section which make me crazy for losing marks .
My exam will be held on September 20,2014, and wish to have good mark.

Friday, August 15th 2014

Thanks a lot !

Thursday, August 21st 2014

I got 100% because of you Emma. :)

Thursday, August 28th 2014

thx emma

Monday, September 1st 2014

Hello Emma,
I am new to this forum, so I am unaware of the rules. I hope its okay to ask this question here.

I had a question related to listening and hope you can help me.
In the context of dates in IELTS listening section, if the question asks the date of birth and the instruction mentions one word and or/number, which of the following is correct?( the recording mentioned date of birth as 31st March 1972
Q. Date of Birth:……………………………………….)

A.31 March
B.March 1972
C.31/3/1972
Are all of these acceptable?

I will really appreciate the help.

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014

can i learn enlish

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014

I got 100 in the quiz after listening tips. Thank You Emma for providing us with useful information and tips to get good score in IELTS. I am confident that going through your videos I will be able to get a good band. Thank you once again.

Monday, September 8th 2014

Really helpful

Friday, September 19th 2014

Thank you Emma for encouraging us. I feel more confident whenever I listen to your lesson. :)

Saturday, September 20th 2014

Thank you a lot

Sunday, September 21st 2014

I have a plans to try IELTS this december.

Monday, September 22nd 2014

thanx for that

Tuesday, October 7th 2014

I got 100!! thank you Emma!

Saturday, October 11th 2014

i got just 80 very first time thank you emma.

Tuesday, October 14th 2014

i like your method emma you are a good teacher,you helped me to love english and study ielits

Saturday, October 18th 2014

Thank you Emma this will help me a lot in my upcoming IELTS exam, but I do have difficulty in writing, could you lend me a help?

Saturday, October 25th 2014

Thank you Emma.
80%

Saturday, October 25th 2014

Emma thanks very much for your lessons. they have really been of help.

Friday, November 14th 2014

than you .

Wednesday, November 26th 2014

thank you Emma

Friday, November 28th 2014

    Assalamu Alaikum. You may join with me for speaking practice. @Skype: sultan_du

    Tuesday, March 29th 2016

I got 80% :( felling sorry 2 wrong answer

Sunday, November 30th 2014

thank you all of teacher and especially emma, I wanna praktice for speaking on skype. mstarsln58

Saturday, December 6th 2014

thank you all of teacher and especially Valen,I got 70

Monday, December 8th 2014

May I can take practice tests on this site.

Sunday, December 28th 2014

thank you Emma

Sunday, January 4th 2015

Hi Emma, nice to see you. Honestly I’m really happy to join your site, it’s amazing! now I will be able to learn those things which are really important to use in English conversation. But I’m a little confused about passive voice and active voice because now I’m learning French in France and it’s equal way of passive voice but if I clear in English, I will be easily learn French passive voice and it help me a lot,
So could you mind to explain me by video please, I hope you will teach me. RSVP

thank you

Sunday, January 4th 2015

madam emma u r awsum ur tips r very useful thanks a lot

Sunday, January 18th 2015

Thanks for this lesson, a like it

Friday, January 23rd 2015

Thank you !!!

Tuesday, January 27th 2015

thanks Emma for the lesson. I m thinking you are best teacher in this team.I got 8 of 10 in my opinion it is not bad.

Thursday, January 29th 2015

yesssssss
I’ve got 10 out of 10
:D
& Thanks Emma to teach us such a good tricks & tips .

Saturday, February 7th 2015

Hi Emma, thank you so much for your lesson :)
Are you teaching also privatly?

Sunday, February 8th 2015

Thank you

Sunday, February 8th 2015

Ok my first quiz and i failed just in one. i got a 90!!

Friday, February 13th 2015

I got 100 thank you Emma

Saturday, February 14th 2015

Hi emma .. I m watching ur video i have learn some i hope i ll learn more … Thanks emma

Saturday, February 14th 2015

yahh i got 100 thanx ma’am

Friday, February 20th 2015

It’s early for me to have exam soon, but I will practice, practice, practice.
No royal road to learning.
Thank you Emma for your nice advice.

Saturday, February 21st 2015

my quiz emma:
80
You got 8 correct out of 10.
:)

Sunday, February 22nd 2015

yey i got 90 heheeeeeee :) but that mean i can take ietls???

Thursday, February 26th 2015

Thanks a lot for this materials. I am improving myself to take IELTS on 16th May of this year. I can do it!!!
Catalina

Sunday, March 1st 2015

hi friends thanks to all , i want to talk with all kindly find me on facebook mohan rawaat

Monday, March 23rd 2015

Thank you for very useful tips!

Saturday, April 4th 2015

I have a question:

If an answer has 2 words and I write 3 words that contain those 2 words and another extra word does it count as a wrong or correct answer?

Tuesday, April 7th 2015

thank you Emma , you are very Kind

Sunday, April 12th 2015

Thanks Amma.

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Thank you Emma

Saturday, April 25th 2015

Very nice Emma :)))

Sunday, May 3rd 2015

Thanks Emma, I’m going to take the Ielts in the following weekend. I wish I could apply all those tips on that! ;)

Sunday, May 3rd 2015

I have got 90.Thanks Emma.Your tips are super & helpful.

Sunday, May 24th 2015

You are a good teacher Emma ^^

Monday, May 25th 2015

Good lesson and a great teacher thank you Emma.

Saturday, June 13th 2015

well i got 10/10 :D but i am having difficulty where they describe about a map… they talk too fast that its difficult to understand for me for the first time :/

Wednesday, June 17th 2015

Dear Emma i love u u are a good teacher when u speak i easly anderstand u ur speaking is very good for new learner

Thursday, June 18th 2015

thank you for your tips!;) we`re going to have an IELTS test tomorrow, so I hope it will help.

Friday, June 19th 2015

Great lesson! 9/10 .
Thank you!

Monday, July 6th 2015

I got 100% . Thanks for great teaching Emma .You made it easy too understand important notes.

Sunday, July 26th 2015

thank you emma for your helpful and magnificent tips.:-)

Tuesday, August 11th 2015

It is very much helpful for IELTS test takers who want to make improve his/her skill through each module.

Tuesday, September 1st 2015

I got 100 Thanks Emma.

Tuesday, September 1st 2015

thanks for teaching

Friday, September 18th 2015

Thank you!

Monday, September 28th 2015

Emma,
you’re giving me a lot of motivation to learn English!!!
Thanks a lot.

Thursday, October 1st 2015

You got 6 correct out of 10.
:( the first time try it .very helpful .i love you amma and thank you ,for help me .

Thursday, October 15th 2015

greeting,
thank you Emma for this valuable lecture .Please, you have mentioned the answer will be considered incorrect if the singular is used in stead of plural or vice-versa ,does it mean no mark even 0.5 for example ?.I`d like to know if the all sections of listening have the same weight in marks
thank you in advance
best regards

Sunday, October 18th 2015

tanks, emma I’m happy when I lessen you.

Saturday, October 24th 2015

Tnx a lot Ms.Emma????

Wednesday, December 9th 2015

I got 100 in the quiz, I’m very proud of myself lol. I need to get a 7.0 in IELTS to be accepted by the university I want in Vienna. I’ll take the exam in February. Wish me luck !

Wednesday, December 9th 2015

very nice and effective

Thursday, December 17th 2015

i got 9/10 :(

Sunday, January 10th 2016

Thank you so much t got 10/10

Friday, January 29th 2016

Good video for learn IELTS listening
This can help me practice my listening and pronunciation English ability
Thank

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016

very helpful
thanks Emma

Sunday, February 7th 2016

I’m going to register for IELTS soon. Now, I need someone for speaking practice. I already have a good fluency because I’m now working in a British company, and previously I worked in an English Daily. Please add me on Skype if you are interested. My Skype ID: sultan_du . Thanks.

Tuesday, March 29th 2016

very useful

Thursday, March 31st 2016

I got 100% thank you so much

Thursday, April 28th 2016

You’re amazing Emma.

Tuesday, May 10th 2016

Great, I scored 100 out of 100
Very Useful tips, thanks so much Ms. Emma…

Thursday, May 26th 2016

great tips, thanks a lot teacher Emma.

Friday, June 10th 2016

i got 90% thanks

Thursday, June 23rd 2016

I got 10/10 :D Thank you Emma. Happy study everyone.

Wednesday, July 6th 2016

thank you Emma.. I got 10/10 in practice test..

Thursday, July 21st 2016

That’s great lesson.

Wednesday, August 17th 2016
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