IELTS Listening - Tips for Section 1

IELTS Listening Section 1 is often regarded as the easiest part of the IELTS Listening test; however, it is the part where frequent errors occur. It is useful to know the kinds of things that appear in Section 1 to try and trip you up. In this IELTS Listening video, we go through things to look out for in terms of numbers, dates, names, addresses and email addresses. The differences between band scores are so small.


For Example:

  • Band 6: 23-25

  • Band 6.5: 26-29

  • Band 7: 30-31

  • Band 7.5: 32-34


A few points lost because of the lack of a capital letter can drop you down from 7.5 to 7, therefore, it is essential that you don't make silly errors in Section 1.


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