IELTS Listening Tips for Multiple Choice Questions

In this lesson, we are going to provide you some tips and tricks for multiple choice questions for the listening test in IELTS exam. Multiple choice questions are a type of question you are probably very familiar with. For the listening test, most of the time you are going to have a question with three answer choices.


First of all, just some basic information. These questions, the directions are very simple, you are just going to choose the correct letter, A, B or C. It will tell you which choices are possible there. Sometimes you will be instructed to choose more than one answer. In this case, there will be more answer choices provided.


There may be five choices, and they will tell you, choose two, something like that. Therefore, you do have to read the directions. But if you see anything more than three answer choices, you know it's going to be that you have to choose more than one. So, you need to make sure to take a quick look at the directions to make sure you know exactly how many answer choices you should select.


Some more basic information about this question type. This can be the format of these questions can be a question itself. They might ask you, what did the speaker say about this? And then you will have three choices after that, so it can be in the form of a question.


Besides, it can also be in the form of a sentence or a phrase that is incomplete and you sort of have to finish that sentence or phrase with the answer choices provided for you. Those are two possibilities there. The answer choices will be in letter form so A, B, C or possibly more if they ask you to supply more than one answer. In terms of strategy, before the passage begins in the time you have to analyze and make predictions about the questions.


Make sure you do a couple of things for these. First, read the prompt carefully and decide what kind of information will answer the question. However, you should be able to underline the keywords in the question that will help you to determine exactly what you are supposed to look for.


More useful tips and tricks for this kind of question are provided in the above video: