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How to build listening test vocabulary


If you want to become a proficient English learner, increasing your vocabulary range plays a major role. It’s important to understand and use new words as they can help you perform better in IELTS. A listening test is conducted to test your listening capacity; however, if your answer is spelled incorrectly then your answer will be marked wrong.


Familiar vocabulary: Part one

The first part of the test will have the basic vocabulary test where you’ll hear a social conversation between two people. The vocabulary used in this part will be common word groups relating to everyday life, dates, times, and activities.

A monologue, speech or talk: Part two

Part two of the listening may consist of a monologue in an everyday setting or a speech about local facilities or descriptions of rooms in a building. This part has a vast variety of questions and might sometimes involve maps. If you see a map or a diagram, make sure to write L and R on either side of the booklet so you don’t confuse your left with your right. Drawing a rough compass with north, south, east, and west will also be helpful as you might be nervous under a test condition and there are chances for you to confuse your right with left and you might not be able to follow the description.

A conversation between people: Part three

Part 3 listening test will consist of a conversation between four people and the setting will generally be in an educational or training context. For instance, you can probably expect a conversation like a university lecturer discussing an assignment with his students. If you can prepare or get familiar with academic-related vocabulary may be helpful for answering questions in this particular part.

A university lecture: Part four

Though part 4 is the most difficult part of the listening test, the vocabulary used here is common words based on academics and could have a range of different topics that could speak about. Some of the most common range of topics used are health, government, animals and their habitat, energy, general, and environment.


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