IELTS practice

These days, some students have been taking the IELTS exam.  This exam is very popular amongst people who want to go to the UK or Australia.  Here are some podcast episodes that may be useful. They are all interviews with people who got high scores in the IELTS test.

Podcasts for Listening 1

Listening to podcasts is a great way to improve your listening. But which ones should you listen to? Here are a few that you might want to try:

  • 6 MINUTE ENGLISH: 6-minute chats between two people on a wide range of topics, from the BBC World Service. Level: Advanced
  • The English We Speak: 3-minute lessons on idioms, from the BBC World Service. Level: Intermediate
  • ECC 英会話 Idioms & Expressions: 15-minute programs with lots of explanation in Japanese. Focused on idioms. Level: Intermediate
  • GABA G Style English: a video podcast, usually about 10 minutes. Focused on idioms. Sketches are repeated with English and Japanese subtitles. Level: Intermediate