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IELTS test candidates whether academic or general do the same IELTS listening test.
The IELTS listening test takes about 30 minutes to complete and you will receive an additional 10 minutes to transfer your answers to an answer sheet.
You will only hear the audio once for each part. A variety of voices and native-speaker accents are used.
Part 1: Two people talking (a typical everyday conversation, e.g., two friends arranging to meet).
Part 2: One person talking (a talk or speech in a social situation, e.g., explaining membership at a local gym).
Part 3: Multiple people talking (maximum 4) in a training or educational situation (e.g., a training workshop/seminar).
Part 4: One person giving a talk/presentation in an academic setting (e.g., a university professor).
Each part has 10 questions. You will get time to work through the answers and also some time to check your answers.
Take a look at some of our tutorials to help you prepare for your IELTS listening test: