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Home IELTS Listening IELTS Listening Question Types: Form Completion
IELTS Listening Question Types: Form Completion Print E-mail
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The Academic IELTS Listening Test is tricky and demanding so it is worth preparing as well as possible before your test date. Knowing exactly what type of questions you can expect is very important. Below is an overview of one of the main IELTS Listening question types - 'Form Completion'.

Form Completion


University English Language Courses

Name: (1) __________

Course length: (2) __________

Number of hours per week: (3) __________

Course Dates

- Course 1: January 3 to (4) ___________

- Course 2: (5) _________ to December 19

Deposit: (6) $__________

Accommodation: $200 per week plus (7) $__________ registration

'Form Completion' questions often occur in Section 1 of the IELTS Listening Test (‘Social’ Context) and require people to listen to a conversation between at least two people. Often this conversation is a telephone conversation. Based on the information provided in the recording, candidates complete the details in the form. Don’t just listen to the tape to get the answers. It is useful to think about what sort of information you need to listen for. Look at the questions above:

1. ‘Name’ - obviously listen for a name.

2. ‘Course Length’ - probably a number of hours

3. ‘Number of hours per week’ - certainly a number of hours – probably less than 40 hours.

4. ‘Course 1’ - you need to listen for a date.

5. ‘Course 2’ - again you need to listen for a date.

6. ‘Deposit’ - a number of dollars.

7. ‘Accommodation’ - again a number of dollars.

'Active' listening in this fashion means you will be ready for the answers as they appear in the recording.

Tip: If you have to write down a name, and it’s a difficult spelling, the name will be spelt
out like this: “L-A-N-A-S-T-E-R”. If the name is a word, an example might be given like this: “Robin Day - opposite of NIGHT” (the person's surname is "Day" because 'day' is opposite
of 'night'.

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avatar IELTSJohn
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Sorry - we don't have listening materials at present. Just tips on how to deal with the listening test.
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hello... i have practiced at home and i was at about 7 in listening... but i do not know what i did in real test and got only 5.5.... what do you think what could be the reasons??????
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avatar IELTSJohn
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Perhaps the practice materials you were using were not at the right level. However, the answer is probably just doing the test under real test conditions - there is a lot of pressure on test day. You need to do a lot of timed listening tests... Do as many as you can and be strict as far as time is concerned... make sure you do everything in 55 mins/1 hour. With lots of test practice, test day might be less stressful.
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Hi there, I can't find the sound for listening.
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