IELTS Listening sample test

The IELTS Listening test will take about 30 minutes, and you will have an extra 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet.

Instructions

  1. Download the blank answer sheet and question paper before you start.
  2. Listen to each section of the test and write your answers on the answer sheet.
  3. Download the Answer key and correct your answers.
  4. Calculate your approximate test score with the table below.

IELTS Listening sample test

Calculate your approximate test score in accordance with the following scale. Remember that these will be approximate grades.

You scored between 4 and 5 points

Your IELTS band would be approximately 2.5.

You scored between 6 and 7 points

Your IELTS band would be approximately 3.

You scored between 8 and 10 points

Your IELTS band would be approximately 3.5.

You scored between 10 and 12 points

Your IELTS band would be approximately 4.

You scored between 13 and 15 points

Your IELTS band would be approximately 4.5.

You scored between 16 and 17 points

Your IELTS band would be approximately 5.

You scored between 18 and 22 points

Your IELTS band would be approximately 5.5.

You scored between 23 and 25 points

Your IELTS band would be approximately 6.

You scored between 23 and 25 points

Your IELTS band would be approximately 6.

You scored between 26 and 29 points

Your IELTS band would be approximately 6.5.

You scored between 30 and 31 points

Your IELTS band would be approximately 7.

You scored between 32 and 34 points

Your IELTS band would be approximately 7.5.

You scored between 35 and 36 points

Your IELTS band would be approximately 8.

You scored between 37 and 38 points

Your IELTS band would be approximately 8.5.

You scored between 39 and 40 points

Your IELTS band would be approximately 9.