How to fill out IELTS Listening answer sheet
Let’s imagine one candidate wants to move to Canada, another hopes to become an account- ant in Australia, and a third would like to work as a registered nurse in the United States. All of these people need a Seven in all four tests, which is difficult. If they get 32/40 or 33/40 in Listening or Reading, their applications will be rejected. Only one or two marks in IELTS can make a huge difference to a person’s future.
Sometimes candidates know the answers in the Listening test, but don’t fill out the answer sheet properly. Or, their spelling is poor.
Below is a fake answer sheet. You don’t need to know what the questions were to under- stand the problems with the answers.
Mark each wrong answer with an x. Put each wrong answer into one of the following cate- gories, then write the letter symbol for the problem in the space provided. Suggest solutions. The number in brackets shows how many more problems there are of each kind. There are examples.
This candidate will get 9/20 from this answer sheet. If doubled for the whole test to 18/40, this is probably a Five.