Even an average user of English can score maximum in the listening module of IELTS.
All you have to do is know about the pattern and take a good number of practice tests.
The most important thing that one has to remember regarding listening module is that the level of difficulty increases as the test proceeds from the first section to the fourth section, the fourth being the most difficult of all the sections.
Difficult doesn’t mean that you cannot answer the questions, but you have to answer in a smart way.
This can be developed only by exposing yourselves to such an environment and take as many practice tests as possible.
In the listening test, sufficient time will be provided for candidates to read the questions before the recording is played.
This time slot is very important, and one has to use it very carefully and cleverly.
Even a slight mismanagement or a lapse of concentration can make you lose the sequence of questions and panic sets in fast, and this may lead to heavy loss.
Another very important thing that one has to remember is to go with the flow of the recording.
If you are unable to answer a question, leave it and follow with rest the recording.
On the contrary, if you get stuck up at a question, you give least attention or no attention to rest of the recording, as a result of which you cannot answer rest of the questions.
So, go with the flow of the recording, never mind even if you leave a question or two, you have got may more to answer and score.
Further, the answers for the questions usually appear in the recording in the same sequence of the questions.
But, you have to be very careful before answering the questions. The speakers in the recording often correct themselves.
For instance, at first, the speaker may say "I will come this Wednesday" and then he may change by saying "No, no, I will come on Saturday."
Here the right answer is “Saturday” and not “Wednesday.” Hence, be more careful when listening to such conversations and make sure you write the right answer.
Finally to conclude, a good practice in this module can yield very attractive results.
You can know yourselves about the difficulties that you would face and find solutions with great ease.