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IELTS Listening Practice Memory Improvement

Published on December 28th, 2017 | Last updated on July 4th, 2019 by | Category: Listening Practice in English | 23 Comments on IELTS Listening Practice Memory Improvement | 178 Views | Reading Time: 29 minutes

IELTS Listening Practice Memory Improvement

IELTS Listening Practice Memory Improvement

 About this activity

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Writing Activity

  • You should adopt a formal register in your written contributions in the comment form.
  • To give an answer to a question or comment, use the Reply button.
  • In our written activities, we can practice negotiation of meaning (sharing our findings with regard to the selected themes) and negotiation of form (performing peer-reviewed error correction).
  • Put a number before your questions in the comment form successively to refer to them more easily in the class.
  • Your questions should be unique and not previously raised by your classmates in the comment form.


  • You should take equal turns in speaking. The maximum amount of time you can have is 60 seconds.
  • This is a fully organized activity; consequently, all your contributions, including comments, replies, and verbal opinions, must be with direct reference to the assigned topic and its corresponding video. Any irrelevant contribution is strongly frowned upon.
  • You will be stopped if your speech appears to be irrelevant or not supported by evidence.
  • Students leaving comments below will be given priority over others in our informed conversations.

 Listening Section

 section of the IELTS exam is the first part of your exam. It has 4 sections. In each section, you will have 10 questions (altogether, 40 questions). The difficulty level of the sections is getting higher and higher. The entire time of the Listening Part is around 30 minutes, including the instructions that are played to you.
For each of the four parts, you will be given some time to look over the questions and check your answers.
You are given an extra 10 minutes to write down your answers on your .
Each of the 40 questions brings you one mark.
For the candidates with physical disabilities, some modifications might be considered, for example, the question items might be available in Braille. However, you should contact your IELTS center and inform them about your special condition in advance.

Instructions for the IELTS Listening Part

In this part of your exam, you will be given some instructions as the following:

  1. Do not open your question paper until you are told to do so.
  2. Write your name and your candidate number on the specified space on top of this page.
  3. Listen closely to the instructions for each part of the paper.
  4. Write your answers to the questions on the questions paper while you are listening.
  5. At the end of the test, you will have an extra 10 minutes to transfer your answers to a separate answer sheet. Use a pencil to copy the answers.

Section 1

In this section, you will listen to a conversation between two speakers on an everyday and comment topic, such as organizing events, arranging a trip, talking about the weather, etc. You are supposed to listen closely to get specific factual information.

Section 2

This is a monologue on a general topic, such as public events. Again, you are supposed to listen closely to acquire specific factual information.

Section 3

In this section, you will listen to a discussion between 2 or 4 speakers on an academic topic, such as assignments, taking courses, attending seminars, etc. While focusing on specific factual information, you should also pay attention to the speakers’ attitudes and opinions.

Section 4

In this section, you will listen to a lecture (monologue) on an academic topic. You should focus on specific factual information as well as the main ideas. Also you should pay attention to the speaker’s attitudes and opinions.
You will have around 30 seconds before the test starts to see what kinds of information will be required (for instance, names, dates, times, money, etc.)

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23 comments on “IELTS Listening Practice Memory Improvement”

  1. Hello Dr Hariri and appreciate for embedding such useful video.
    I myself have had some experiences with 2 solutions -those the video has mentioned- to memorise new words: by utilising tape recorder and listen to it several times. Despite memorising those new terms, I learn how to accents and pronounce them which make me more confidente in communications.
    The second one is visualising. When I see a movie or play, it is easier to memorise words. Because during the show, I encounter with several parts that make the show spectacular such as playing, music, costume, stage design, singing, etc. Each of these could help me to remember the content of the show. Even though I forget dialogues, I can remember the content and the picture, and I need to search through dictionary to find it. It means, at least I interpret the meaning and am not zero. By this, I won’t forget the king’s speech once the king has hiccups due to visualising his picture during the movie.
    Generally, for me, it is not easy to memorise new words. I need to repeat and hear them a lot. These are only my experiences that I thought to share with you.
    Thank you

    • Hi dear @Mojgan. I’m glad you’ve liked the video.
      Using a voice recorder can also give you this exceptional chance to evaluate your own language products, in terms of intonation, pronunciation, etc.
      About watching movies, I do agree with you because; on the other side, you automatically develop empathy with the characters of the story, which per se facilitates learning and memorization.
      In sum, great experiences! Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

    • First of all, to learn new languages we need to plant new words and play with them in different dimensions such a kid. Cultivate novel ideas and let them grow to our mind. Touch new lifestyle and study about them. But the most important thing is that as Ibn-e-Khaldoon in 5th century said “to learn new language you have to be in that situation” (recited from my memory during education.
      Sorry, I am English learner like you. your question reminded me why I forget new words? and made me write these words.

      • That’s exactly true. When it comes to language learning, you have this privilege to use the language practically when you live in a place where the language is spoken by the majority of the people. That is also the difference between “second language” and “foreign” language learning. The former refers to learning another language apart from your mother tongue in a context where the language is spoken in the society and not necessarily in the class. However, in the latter, the language is only spoken or practiced in academic or educational contexts, such as classes.

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