The 6 question types used in IELTS listening and how to answer them

The 6 question types used in IELTS listening and how to answer themIn this lesson, we will look at the 6 question types used in IELTS listening. In each of the pages that follow, we will look at each question in detail (including practice exercises), and when you are ready you can also take the free IELTS listening tests we have on the site. The question types are:

  1. Multiple choice questions
  2. Matching questions
  3. Labelling style questions
  4. Sentence completion questions
  5. Other completion questions
  6. Short answer questions

Important note: the question types for IELTS listening (and the skills you need) are the same for the General Training Module and the Academic Module. Each type of question in the IELTS listening test is assessing different abilities, so you need to know what that question type is testing your ability to do, the best approach to answering each question type, and the most effective tips and techniques you should use to get the best result.

Of the 6 question types used in IELTS listening, we will start by looking at multiple choice questions.