Jim Lacosta
February 11, 2015

How to Prepare for IELTS Listening

Training my students for the IELTS listening test was one of the most enjoyable moments I had with them. We actually engaged in some fun activities and games that helped them enhance their listening skills. I’ve always told them that most of the time, we thought we are listening but we are just actually hearing. So I taught them the big difference in between the two and how they master the art of listening. Many of my students followed what I recommended, which was to take advantage of the educational tools available online. I found this article here about the ways to prepare for the IELTS listening test. I thought this would be a great addition to the reading materials that I want to share here. I personally believe that test takers should learn about all the techniques in passing the exam. It will help them increase their chance in doing great during the test. I would love for you to see more of my reading materials, in the mean time I hope this article helps:

How to prepare for IELTS Listening: three ideas | IELTS tips

http://www.ieltspractice.com/ielts-tips/2014/09/22/how-to-prepare-for-ielts-listening-three-ideas-2/If you are taking IELTS in the near future, you’re going to find it difficult to improve your listening skills in the prep time available. So, how can you give yourself the best chance of performing well in the Listening test?

Here are three practical ideas.

1. Make sure you know the test format Do you know how long the test is, how many questions you have to answer, whether you can make notes? You really shouldn’t wait till test day to find out these key facts. Click here to find out the basics. Understanding exactly what is going to happen will help you feel more relaxed – and will give you more time, giving you a better chance of getting a good band score. Via ieltspractice.com

Whenever I don’t feel like researching, I usually listen to music. When I’m awfully bored, I choose some songs that I am not familiar of and then jot down the lyrics while listening. It’s actually fun and entertaining mainly because there are times that I think I really need improvements in my listening skills.  Anyway, I have recently learned about an IELTS tutor that can significantly help you improve your knowledge and skills to all four sections. You may check out this website http://ieltssingapore.com for more information. 

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Jim Lacosta

Jim Lacosta has a raging passion for art and spends most of his time painting and sketching landscape and portraits. Aside from feeding his soul through art, he is also adept in teaching English.

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