IELTS Recent Changes in Listening Module 2020


IELTS Recent Changes in Listening Module 2020: There are some changes in IELTS listening. Now, the IELTS test is not that frequently change. And I am going to share these changes with you. On the 4th of January, 2020 some small changes in the listening section. We will see some alterations but Before we jump right into the changes that will come into effect for the IELTS test.

There are some changes: IELTS Recent Changes in Listening Module 2020. Let’s see what are the changes.


Listening Module

1. Sections become Parts

The first change is the paper-based test will not be divided into sections instead of using sections they are going to use parts, for example, part 1 part 2 part 3 and part 4.

Now, one crucial alteration will apply to the Listening Module 2020. The changes will be mostly about the instructions and layout of the paper-based listening test and they are claimed not really affect the performance and experience of test-takers.

However, I personally believe that some people might have a hard time adjusting to them so the first alteration is that the word sections will be changed in two parts. This one isn’t really that big I bet many people won’t even notice that something changed.

2. No Listening Example

Change number two there will remove part one examples normally in part one there is an example prayer to the test and there will not be an example in 2020 listening modules.

This one can really affect those test-takers, who relied on the first part example hugely. Because they maybe didn’t prepare at all or they use this time to set themselves into the examination mode. You know just to calm down listen carefully be more focused and prepared.

Other people use this time to read questions in parts 3 and 4. Because those parts are quite a peak and the time limit that is given right. Before, they start is quite short either way I believe that many people will feel that something is missing from the beginning of the listening test. But you must be aware of that and you must take preparation even more seriously. Because now you have to be super focused and prepared to tackle baptized. and to jump right into that from the first second without any examples and without any prior preparation.

3. No Page Number References

Change number three there will remove the page number reference. For example, In current test candidates are instructed to look at questions 1 to 4 on page number 3. There is a page number reference but in the new method, candidates will be instructed to look at questions 1 to 4. There is no page number reference but you should always remember the content of the listening test will remain the same there will not be any changes.

Here it will perhaps be slightly more difficult to navigate between pages. But, I don’t really think that this will hinder any good performance of test-takers.

First two sections are set into the social everyday context and in the first part, you will hear two people talking that will be a dialogue probably a travel arrangements or booking a hotel or buying a gym membership or anything like that.

Part two will be a monologue. It can be about the local facilities school university job anything that fits into this social everyday context.

The final two parts are set in educational and training contexts. In the third part, there will be a conversation between two main speakers and there might be more people in the background talking.

Part four is the most difficult of all and there will be a monologue of one person talking about an academic subject. Probably given a lecture for example and of course, the recordings are heard only once and now even without an example from 2020.

Include a range of different accent :

They include a range of different accent and you should be trained to recognize and understand accents from New Zealand, Australia, Great Britain, the Americas and Canada and so that the news I hope it was useful for you and now you are aware of what is changing to the IELTS test in 2020.


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