IELTS Listening Practice: Time

It is common to be asked to listen for a time in IELTS listening section 1. This lesson gives you practice in listening and writing down times.

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  1. Hello dear Liz,
    Thanks a lot for your precious support.
    Are these notes correct : To = before / Past = after
    exple 1 : 5.20 : 5 to 20 / 20 past 5 / five.twenty
    exple 2 : 4.40 : 20 to 5 / 40 past 4 / four.forty
    Thank you again

    • There is no such thing as 5 to 20 in English. There is also no such thing as 40 past 4. I think you need to review how to tell the time in English. This is basic English – you must get it right before you do IELTS.

  2. Liz,

    thanks a lot for every thing.. 🙂 May God Bless you in every walk of life.

    Regards

  3. thanks a lot !!

  4. Hi Liz

    I need your help in question no 2 of listening activity TEST 3 BOOK 6. The answer is given 27.1.1973 while instructions says ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER. I am confused that shall I have to write it 27 January only OR 27.1.1973? What should be the answer?

    Many thanks in advance

    • One number = 27 and one word = January. However, 27.1.1973 is actually one number only so this is a correct answer. It depends whether the answer requires the year or not.

  5. HEY DEAR LIZ,
    i want to know that just suppose if original answer is glass only but i have written down strong glass… will it consider right or wrong or even is there any chance to get .5? n vice versa that if answer is strong glass and i have written down glass only will i get marked or not? will wait for your response!!

  6. hi mam
    there is little bit confusion in pronunciation of third question . It is audible as 4.14 so am confusing .can u clarify it please.

  7. Hi thank you very much for your lessons.

  8. Hi Liz, Than k you for your lessons.

    I want to know if the the question is like (………. and………..). and answers are ”sun (and) sunny”

    How should i write in answer sheet….like 1) Sun, Sunny or 2) Sun and sunny or 3) Sun Sunny… Please advice.

    Also, Can i put the comma if need to choose two alphabets….. for example 1) B,D or 2) B and D or 3) B D

  9. Ramamohan dasari says:

    What should we write for true .. t or true?

  10. Janice says:

    Thank you Miss Liz!

  11. THANK YOU MY NICE TEACHER

  12. Hi Madam,

    Thanks for sharing the Essential Tips for IELTS.
    I have a difficulty to differentiate the time of 22:15 and 20 to 15 (ie, 14:40) when Listening Practice.

    Which one could be write answer.

  13. Dear Liz,
    I would like to know about writing the time and date value:
    1) I came across IELTS 8, section 2, question 11, the correct answer was 1.30 meanwhile I wrote 1:30. So in this case, is my answer still marked correct?
    2) IELTS 8, section 2, question 12, the correct answer was 12 December meanwhile I wrote 12th December. The instruction allowed “no more than two words and/or a number”. So is my answer still correct?
    I am longing to hear from you.
    Kind regards

  14. ahmed alhadidy says:

    you’ve been very helpful liz,thank you 🙂

  15. Khristine Alaba says:

    Hi Liz!

    I started to watch your online practices/lessons yesterday in the evening.
    I find it very useful to me for I wilk be taking ielts this october.
    Thank you. It is a big help for me.

    Regards,
    Khristine

  16. Dear madam
    I was quite surprise two foreign examinar of british council taken my speaking test on different date in a gap of one month.one gave me 6.5 and other gave me 5.
    Why there is this big variation in score I doubt these is some mistake or would it depend on examinar to examinar mood .
    Pls suggest

    • It is due to the language you used during your test and your ability to develop answers. It is common to get different scores depending on topics, your performance and other factors. What is also shows is that you need to learn more about what the examiner is looking for in their questions so that you can achieve your maximum score more often.
      Liz

  17. Hi Ma’am Liz,
    I am just little confused, These 2.20 and 2:20 are the same?
    Thanks.

  18. Hi Liz,

    a couple of more questions I have doubts about.

    1. Do we need to put $ or Pounds sign in answer sheet all the time? What if they are already given on question paper, Ex. cost of tour $………………..
    In this case what would be the Answer? would it be $100 or just 100?

    2. For Time, which one is correct formate, AM or A.M.? also sometimes AM PM is already mentioned in the question, do we still need to put it on the answer sheet?

    Thank you for all your help! My exam is on 26th september in India.
    Palak

  19. Hi Liz,

    I’m planning on writing all my answers in capital letters. what is there is something like 22nd, 14th, 1st? should I write 22ND, 14TH, 1ST?

    Please advise!

    Thank you!
    Palak

  20. Hi Liz.
    Thanks a lot for the videos & tips.
    For question #5, Will it be right to answer 14:35 ??

    • It would be wrong because the answer was actually “a”. If it is multiple choice, your answer will be a letter.
      All the best
      Liz

  21. Hi Liz,
    First of all, let me thank you for your wonderful video lesson on all areas of IELTS. Really, this site is the One stop solution for preparation. Please answer my following query.
    1. Listening Test: In which date format should we answer the question? Which of the following is correct & acceptable? Actually, In IDP workbook, I find answers in different format each time.
    E.g. 28TH AUG, AUG 28, 28 AUG OR anything?

    2. Reading Test: In Academic paragraph, for summary completion task, many a time answer is paraphrasing of the word from paragraph. How to effectively guess the target word?

    3. I am facing tough time with Match paragraph information question especially when there is question on Advertisement of Restaurant Or Entertainment club. Many a time I am confused between for than one option for answer. Can you please advice?

    • Question 1: any format. Question 2: you must have a good level and understand of English vocabulary to be good at paraphrasing. This is language test. If your English is good, you will be able to paraphrase. If your English is weak, you need to improve it before doing the test. Question 3: please see my tips on the reading information page.
      All the best
      Liz

  22. All of them are correct! My lesson when i was elementary school. xoxo

  23. alonica says:

    Hi Ma’am Liz

    I got perfect!

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