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Listening

This part of the test is 30–43 minutes long and it contains eight different question types.

The questions are based on audio or video clips, which begin to play automatically. You hear each audio or video clip once. You are allowed to take notes.

Understand each question type

Use the menu to learn about the question types and how to answer each one.

Task

After listening to a recording, write a 50–70 word summary.
  • Prompt Length – 60–90 seconds
  • Skills Assessed – Listening and writing
  • Time to Answer – Not applicable

Task

After listening to a recording, answer a multiple-choice question on the content or tone of the recording by selecting more than one response.

  • Prompt Length – 40–90 seconds
  • Skills Assessed – Listening
  • Time to Answer – Not applicable

Task

A transcript of a recording appears on the screen, with several gaps. After listening to the recording, type the missing word in each gap.

  • Prompt Length – 30–60 seconds
  • Skills Assessed – Listening and speaking
  • Time to Answer – Not applicable

Task

After listening to a recording, select the paragraph that best summarizes the recording.

  • Prompt Length – 30–90 seconds
  • Skills Assessed – Listening and speaking
  • Time to Answer – Not applicable

Task

After listening to a recording, select the paragraph that best summarizes the recording.

  • Prompt Length – 30–90 seconds
  • Skills Assessed – Listening
  • Time to Answer – Not applicable

Task

After listening to a recording, select the missing word that completes the recording from a list of options.

  • Prompt Length – 20–70 seconds
  • Skills Assessed – Listening
  • Time to Answer – Not applicable

Task

The transcript of a recording appears on the screen. While listening to the recording, identify the words in the transcript that differ from what is said.

  • Prompt Length – 15–50 seconds
  • Skills Assessed – Listening and reading
  • Time to Answer – Not applicable

Task

After listening to a recording of a sentence, type the sentence.

  • Prompt Length – 3–5 seconds
  • Skills Assessed – Listening and reading
  • Time to Answer – Not applicable
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