The listening test is divided into four sections with 10 questions in each part (a total of 40 questions). This module lasts about 30 minutes. You get an extra 10 minutes at the end to transfer your answers to the answer sheet.
- Multiple choice
- Short answer
- Sentence completion
- Notes/diagram/flow chart completion
You also have to make sure you include the correct information. If the answer is "Green hats" and you write only "hats", you may also lose points.
You will get a better sense of how precise you need to be by doing as many practice listening exams as possible before your actual test. Believe it or not, you will improve with practice, though it might seem impossible at first. Your ear and your concentration can be trained. Over time, you will improve – but only if you remain patient and move steadily towards your goal of the highest score possible.
- Section 1 – A social or transactional dialogue – 2 speakers
- Section 2 – A topic or short speech on a general topic – 1 speaker
- Section 3 – A conversation in an academic context – 2-4 speakers
- Section 4 – An academic lecture – 1 speaker