IELTS Step-by-step | Mastering Listening
- 27 hours on-demand video
- 13 articles
- 26 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Improve your IELTS Listening grade significantly to a 7+
- Do 12 real listening past papers and review them in detail
- Learn tips and tricks to immediately improve your grade
- Learn skills that are essential for getting a 7+
- Learn about every type of IELTS Listening task
- Improve your general listening skills
- Intermediate (B1) English
From ex-IELTS examiner James Castleden's YouTube channel IELTS Step-by-step comes a course dedicated to improving your listening skills, your confidence, and your time management in the IELTS Listening exam. Together you and James will complete 12 past papers and then review them in detail.
You'll also learn hundreds of tips, tricks, skills and techniques that will significantly improve your IELTS Listening grade in sixty-seven videos focusing on your personal needs to get that 7+ in Listening!
- People who need to take an IELTS test (General Training or Academic)
Watch a welcome video, explaining how this course can benefit you and explaining the course structure and outline.
Watch the video and complete the test at the same time as me; the downloadable PDF is in the resources attached to this video. The audio file is also available for download.
Go through the answers to IELTS Test #1 step by step, with commentary.
Distractors: the options in Multiple Choice questions that try to take your attention away from the correct answer. But should you read all the options? In this video I explain that you should, even though in the first seven IELTS Listening tests I don't, and that might be why I don't get such good grades initially.
Did you know that if you're unable to produce a certain sound in another language, it becomes difficult to identify that sound when listening to it, resulting in confusion? Watch this video to see how you can improve your ability to say certain difficult sounds in English to improve your listening skills.
Did you know that you'll get no points even for a tiny spelling error? There's no dedicated IELTS exam for grammar or vocabulary, so it's tested in the Listening and Reading exams (and Writing, of course)—lots of spelling mistakes will result in a bad mark.
Did you know that the voice actors in the audio deliberately stress the answers to a certain extent (at least, until question about 35 and in gap-fill type tasks)? Being able to hear that stress can actually help you to identify where the answers are hiding.
Most languages don't have such pronounced weak forms, but English does. Knowing what they are can improve your comprehension skills considerably, not to mention giving you an opportunity to get an improved score in 'pronunciation' in your IELTS Speaking exam.