IELTS Listening Format
Cambridge IELTS 16 Test 3 listening section consists of four parts, each with ten questions.
- The first part is a conversation between two speakers and the second part is a monologue.
- The final two parts are concerned with situations related to educational or training contexts.
- The third part is a conversation between up to four people and the fourth part is a monologue.
- A variety of question types is used, including: multiple choice, matching, plan/map/ diagram labelling, form completion, note completion, table completion, flowchart completion, summary completion, sentence completion and short-answer questions.
- Candidates hear the recording once only and answer the questions as they listen. Ten minutes are allowed at the end for candidates to transfer their answers to the answer sheet.
IELTS Listening Score
Each question in the Listening test is worth one mark.
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IELTS Listening Answer
1.Questions which require letter / Roman numeral answers
For questions where the answers are letters or Roman numerals, you should write only the number of answers required. For example, if the answer is a single letter or numeral, you should write only one answer. If you have written more letters or numerals than are required, the answer must be marked wrong.
2.Questions which require answers in the form of words or numbers
- Answers may be written in upper or lower case.
- Words in brackets are optional – they are correct, but not necessary.
- Alternative answers are separated by a slash (/).
- If you are asked to write an answer using a certain number of words and/or (a) number(s), you will be penalised if you exceed this. For example, if a question specifies an answer using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS and the correct answer is ‘black leather coat’, the answer ‘coat of black leather’ is incorrect.
- In questions where you are expected to complete a gap, you should only transfer the necessary missing word(s) onto the answer sheet. For example, to complete ‘in the …’, where the correct answer is ‘morning’, the answer ‘in the morning’ would be incorrect.
- All answers require correct spelling (including words in brackets).
- Both US and UK spelling are acceptable and are included in the answer key.
- All standard alternatives for numbers, dates and currencies are acceptable.
- All standard abbreviations are acceptable.
- You will find additional notes about individual answers in the answer key.