And that will help you, because these listening exams, they're in chronological order, it means it starts at the top of the page,
the first answer's somewhere at the top of the page, and then it goes down.
It's not like you have to be looking all over the paper for the answers, basically.
Next tip: You're only going to hear this once, so don't stress about that.
When you are practicing your exams, doing the practice tests, try to do it in a way that you're only listening once.
And don't worry so much if you get them wrong, just listen once, then leave those tests for a while,
and then when you've forgotten about them, come back and do it again.
If you're listening twice, you're not really practicing the IELTS listening skill.
And...what else have I got to say about it?
IELTS has a particular speaking style; it's not like normal spoken English.
It's nothing like normal spoken English, but in one way, it makes it very easy to understand.
So, get used to that kind of speaking style, it might be in a British English accent, maybe it's in an American accent or an Australian accent.
And this will just make you more ready for doing the test.
Here are some other, more general tips, okay? As a listener, key words are really important.
These are, as you're listening, the words that are going to point you to the answers, like when you're looking at the question written on the paper,
you'll be looking for verbs, adjectives, and nouns.