The IELTS Listening test is designed to assess a wide range of listening skills, including how well you

  • understand main ideas and specific factual information
  • recognise the opinions, attitudes and purpose of a speaker
  • follow the development of an argument

Description from British Council Website 2018

To really improve your listening skills you need a good understanding of how English pronunciation and intonation works.

We explain the theory to you and give you the opportunity to get lots of hands on practice.

As with all parts of the IELTS exam, understanding vocabulary in context is key to gain real understanding of meaning.

IELTS Listening Exam Preparation


Improve your score in IELTS English listening parts 1 -4.

This class develops your listening skills specifically to answer IELTS listening exercises.

Things you learn

We believe that to develop your listening skills for IELTS you need a good understanding of English pronunciation, tone and stress. On this course we teach you important elements of English pronunciation that change according to the meaning.

You will get lots of listening practise in class and we also ask you to do practice tests in your own time.

How soon can i book my test?

When you book your test, will depend on the score you are aiming to achieve, your current level and how much study time you can dedicate to exam preparation.

Your teacher will be happy to advise on timescales

The nearest exam centres are in London and Cambridge

Intensive or over a period of time?

You can choose whether to learn intensively or over a longer period of time.

If you want to do an intensive course just select multiple hours from our online booking system. 

You can request class content details at the time of booking 

This class is available book with the IELTS Class Pass 

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The English Room Address

The English Room is an English Language School. Our sister company is  The French Room where adult learners can learn French. For The French Room please click here.

The English Room, Charrington’s House, Old River Lane, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 2ER

Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday – 9am – 9pm, Friday – 9am – 5pm, Saturday / Sunday – Closed