IELTS Listening Test: Grading

Each correct answer is given 1 point and there are no minus points for the wrong answer. So if you are not sure of an answer… take a GUESS!

Wrong spelling and grammar are marked incorrect.

 

Example: Grammar

 

“The bus at the station stops ”          correct

“The bus stops the station”               incorrect

 

Example: Spelling

 

“The bus stops at the station ”         correct

“The bus stops at the staton"           incorrect

 

The correct answers are totaled to give you a raw score and this is converted into a band score.

Calculate your band score using the table.

  Source: IELTS.org

Dealing with Problems

 

If your headphones are not working properly or if there’s a problem with the audio quality from the speakers, put your hand up immediately and tell the invigilator. Same for your pencil, if it breaks and you have no sharpener, tell the invigilator. They will either replace your pencil or give you a sharpener. Any other problems you might experience, don’t forget the invigilator is there to help. Don’t hesitate to ask for their assistance.

Accents

 

If your headphones are not working properly or if there’s a problem with the audio quality from the speakers, put your hand up immediately and tell the invigilator. Same for your pencil, if it breaks and you have no sharpener, tell the invigilator. They will either replace your pencil or give you a sharpener. Any other problems you might experience, don’t forget the invigilator is there to help. Don’t hesitate to ask for their assistance.