If you want to know how to improve your IELTS score in listening, you must improve your English first! Take a look at your Test Report Form and to see which skills you need to work on. Taking the test again and again you will not improve your results unless you work on the weaknesses identified in your test report form.
In this part of the test, the speed of the person who speaks will increases gradually and it is important to concentrate along with the speaker. Keep along with the speaker, and don’t just try to remember what the speaker will said a few seconds ago.
2. Get familiar with accents
You need to get used to the British accent as well as other main accents to get through the listening test. Also, check out the post on IELTS listening accents to learn more information on the accents.
3. Do plenty of tests
Practice numbers and dictations and develop a system. Find the list of words that are frequently used. we have come up with a fantastic and sure-fire system: PDM (Pronunciation, Dictation, Meaning). If you find a word challenging in terms of pronounciation mark it P. In this case, when you later on refer to it, the P reminds you that you had been difficulty pronouncing that word right. The same thing can be applied to dictation and meaning.
Predicting information is very essential for getting high scores in IELTS listening test. Sometimes, it helps you to get the correct answers even before listening to the recording. Take a look at the detailed explanations and examples in the post on IELTS listening section 1 tips and section 4 tips to learn how to predict the answers. To improve this skill, you will need to practice with practice tests as much as you can.