The IELTS listening Evaluation is considered by many to be the toughest part in IELTS examinations. It is hard not only due to the nature of learning English as a second language but also because it is highly academic in contrast to other kinds of listening exercises. Having said this, I believe so as to pass the IELTS listening test you need to understand common barriers to your success and several of which have been demonstrated by other IELTS candidates. Accent is mostly believed to be the primary issue. It is not necessarily true even though we definitely expect and deduce a lot more efficiently if we are familiar with a speaker. The main reason is that it is more about knowing on sentence level. Many IELTS candidates erroneously developed their IELTS listening skills by focusing too much on understanding human lexical terms.
One of them is the flow of data or data distribution in the passage, and using triggers and distracters. Triggers are key words that lead until the response in the listening passage. Distracters are merely that keywords intended to distract you. Hence, you must practice and get used to focusing on main ideas and remove as many distracters as you can. On top of that, IELTS Listening passage is performed once only. That is also one of the reason which makes ielts general training is indeed tricky. Candidates tend to get lost and lose certain when they miss at least two sentences. It does not matter actually. The most important thing is that you can understand the main ideas.
Now let us consider a Variety of methods for practicing listening:
- You should listen to many unique passages and speakers. Doing so helps you mentally prepare. You may therefore have a broader array of vocabulary on various topics. Moreover, listening to different speakers with different accents offers you the chance to swiftly adapt to the change of accents when taking the ielts preparation course.
- Train yourself to listen for main ideas and supporting information. But first what does listening for main ideas mean? Let us say you are attending a business meeting. The first thing you would like to know is what they are discussing. What are the issues? And then, what is the main idea? You might have the ability to have an idea of the subject from the language and gestures they are using. The main idea is the principal issue or message being discussed.