Listening Practice for Addresses

IELTS listening practice for addresses. It is common to be asked to write down addresses in IELTS listening section 1. This exercises offers you a chance to practice.

Listening Practice: 10 Addresses

  • Listen to 10 addresses
  • Write down what you hear
  • Not all addresses will be spelled
  • Only street names which are difficult will be spelled

Before you listen, do you know the different types of streets in England? For example, road, lane, street, avenue… How many do you know? Be prepared for addresses that might be new for you.


  1. 150 Church Street
  2. 68C Bridge Lane
  3. 52 Burlington Road
  4. 3 West Street
  5. 94A Notts Way
  6.  Flat 2, 24 Sleet Street
  7. 63 Green Avenue
  8. 54 Station Road
  9. 102 Seaview Crescent
  10. 41 Drummond Square

Capital letters are not needed and are not marked so don’t worry if you use them or not. See this page: IELTS Exam FAQ


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  1. SaiKrishna says:

    Got 10/10 .
    When i am practicing tests i am getting good scores but i am lacking confidence that may be the reason i shelve my ielts.Can i get any advice on that Liz?

    Thanks alot for the great support and the work that you are sharing with us.

  2. Wafaa Abdoun says:

    So capital letters are now important in the listening answers?

  3. I got mistake only for number 9 , my score is 9/10.

  4. For 9th address, does speaker say “CRESCENT” or CRASCENT? I am getting confused.

  5. i have taken IELTS exams before and also practiced many listening tests. I have noticed that your accent is not very clear and narration in practice questions is relatively fast as compared to real exam. This is just my observation not aimed at criticizing. If i follow this i can be at no where. However, tips are excellent

  6. hi liz!

    i wrote 150 CHURCH ST. instead of “STREET”, RD INSTEAD OF “ROAD”, AVE. INSTEAD OF “AVENUE”

    will my answer be considered correct if i use abbreviations?
    thanks! more power!

  7. Hi Ms. Liz,
    Just want to ask you one question. Is it acceptable if i put a dash (-) on my answer? For example, if I wrote my answer like 68-C Bridge Lane. Is it still correct? Thank you for your swiftly reply. God bless!

  8. Liz, Thank you so much for the examples.
    I have a doubt. Can we use comma between the number & street name like
    150, Church Street
    41, Drummond Square
    Is this correct ?

  9. IELTS User says:

    Great Listening samples 🙂

  10. Hi Mrs Lizz. In the second address, i really confused the word “Brigde” with “Beach” beacause the sound is quite the same. What are there diferences about the pronuncition in 2 words above to distinguish?. If i write “Beach”, will the examiner accept for my answer? Ths Mrs Lizz so much. <3 <3

  11. Hi Liz,

    can the answer for 94A NOTTS LANE be 94A KNOTTS LANE?
    as K being silent?

    • I don’t think I have ever seen “Knotts” lane in an English address.

      • Hi Liz, I have seen at least one “Knotts Lane” and this is how I instinctively spelt it. As it was not spelt out on the tape, is there likely to be leniency for this? Thanks!

        • In IELTS, the people who mark the papers have a list of answers which are accepted. Usually they do include variations in spelling which are acceptable in English.

  12. Dear Liz
    Thanks for instructive site.
    I have one question.
    What is about the pace of speaker during IELTS listening exam? some practices on web are so quick whereas, the others, are slow or norml.
    could you guide me?

  13. i would like to truly thank you for this amazing tips .. truly amazing

  14. Dear Liz,
    Thank you for your useful website.
    I know we should write the street name starting with capital letter, but should we do so with the words street, road, avenue..etc?

  15. Hi Liz,

    Thanks for your great efforts on preparing such an organized website,quite useful.

    I have a question about writing rule of addresses.Could the letters spelled after numbers on the recording have been written seperately rather than adjacent ,by any chance ?
    (For example, 68 C Bridge Lane instead of 68C Bridge Lane)

    Thanks in advance

  16. I got 6 out 10, how it is marked?

    • This is just a practice so marking isn’t important. If you need to test your score, do a full reading test from the official IELTS website.
      All the best

  17. Hi Liz,

    I the 10 address test, can you tell me if the answer is written the below manner will it be considered right.

    68-C bridge lane- There is a hyphen after 68 and my B and L are not capital.
    94-A notts lane- one more example

    Thanks for your reply.



  18. khalid Hamed says:

    Hi Liz

  19. Mam…
    I have always problems with spelling which contain “E” and “A”..:(
    Give me guidance that how can i rid out this problem..

  20. Hi LIz,
    Thank you for your kind to give the lesson for free. It’s very useful for me. I”ll take IELTS 2 weeks later in Bangkok. Keep on practicing!!

    • Good luck! Read through all the information pages as well for each section because they also contain some tips.
      All the best

  21. Elizabeth kasamn says:

    Dear Liz ,
    Could you please tell me if the overall band score was “6.625” , will it be increased to “7” or “6.5 ” ?
    Thanks for this helpful website 🙂

  22. Hello Miss LIZ, I am from Bangladesh. Your lessons helps me very much. I have a question about reading questions writing on answer sheet. I have seen your listening video about information and tips but i am confused about writing reading questions answers on answer sheet. Should i write all answers with capital letters?

    Thank you very much for your support. 🙂

  23. I just wanted to thank you Liz! I´m from Argentina
    and as mi mother tongue is spanish I always confuse A, E and I.
    I will continue practicing.

    • Yes, it can be confusing. Also for English people learning Spanish 🙂 It took me a long time to get my Spanish pronunciation right, although I only speak conversational Spanish.

  24. Thank u for this wonderful site.My concern is, I can’t check my answers in the listening exercises because they are only shown for a second, i think.What shall I do? Thanks in advance

    • Once you click to open the answers, they stay open all the time until you click again to close them. You only need to click once to open them. If you continue to have a problem, let me know and I’ll post the answers here.

  25. hi liz teacher , i got 7 correct answer

  26. Jamie Roberts says:

    I didnt realise my error of not using caps when writting names of streets till i tried the listening test. Im grateful you put this up. Thanks

  27. Svitlana says:

    I made mistakes in
    No. 2 – Brich Lane 🙂
    N. 3 – ommited Seaview and wrote Cressent
    Thank you, Liz, that was very useful task.

  28. Alexandre says:

    Good afternoon Liz,
    I have passed my IELTS English Test, thanks for your lessons as a success teacher. These lessons helped me out to get over the mark in the exam.
    Kind regards

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