10 Hacks for the Listening Component of IELTS

  • by Chris
  • Course level: All Levels
  • Categories EnglishLanguages
  • Duration 30m
  • Total Enrolled 67
  • Last Update October 14, 2020


This guide provides 10 hacks for the IELTS Listening Component, and an overview of what to expect for this section of the IELTS exam.

Catch inside tips from a certified IELTS teacher with examiner experience, so that you know what to expect on your test day!

What Will I Learn?

  • After completing this course you will:
  • * Understand the 4 sections of the Listening Component
  • * Know how to handle numbers efficiently
  • * Realize the importance of using the correct form of nouns
  • * Understand the cost of incomplete questions
  • * Know the number of correct answers to obtain a Band 7
  • * Identify homonyms & the need to expand your vocabulary

Topics for this course

16 Lessons30m

Welcome to Your IELTS Listening Course!?

Congratulations for taking a big step towards preparing for your upcoming exam. Join the journey as we explore the Listening Component together!
Introductory Video0:27

Listening Test – Hack 1

Listening Test – Hack 2

Listening Test – Hack 3

Listening Test – Hack 4

Listening Test – Hack 5

Listening Test – Hack 6

Listening Test – Hack 7

Listening Test – Hack 8

Listening Test – Hack 9

Listening Test – Hack 10

Common Listening Mistakes?

We’re now going to take a look at completing blanks, and how important it is to READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!

Articles & Subject-Verb Agreement

Section 4 and Using Keywords?

In this lesson, we’ll take a look specifically at Section 4! What do you know about this section? What makes it DIFFERENT from Sections 1 to 3?

Listening for Accents?

What accents do YOU struggle with when preparing for IELTS Listening? In this lesson, let's jump into accents and how we can prepare accordingly.

Congratulations for completing your IELTS Listening course!?

Hey, I sincerely hope that your IELTS Listening course was helpful, and that you learned what you needed to prepare for this section of the IELTS Exam! For weekly tips and strategies, check out our YouTube channel. And if you’re always on the go and prefer your content in audio format, you can find our podcast anywhere from Amazon Music and Apple Podcasts, to Google Play, Spotify, and Soundcloud! Sign up for our weekly newsletter to hear about new courses over at Hacking IELTS.com I wish you all the best as you prepare for your IELTS Exam, and be sure to start preparing in advance so that you can crush it!

About the instructor

Chris holds a degree in English for Secondary Education from the University of Alberta (Canada) along with a diploma in TESOL. He is a former IELTS examiner and has been helping test-takers for 9 years. In addition, Chris has taught English to hundreds of students in the UAE and South Korea over the past 17 years. Check out his podcast "Hacking IELTS" and eBook with the same title (available on Amazon).
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Material Includes

  • Video Lessons

Target Audience

  • This course is targeted towards beginner & intermediate IELTS test takers, but can be useful for experienced candidates who feel the need to brush up on this section of the exam.

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