Online Self-study Courses

IELTS Listening Course

Study for IELTS in your own time, at your own pace.


Learn the listening exam techniques, practise with online exercises, and enjoy educational support. Learn more →

About this course

Course Description

With this Self-study Online IELTS Listening course, you won't need to leave home and go to class for your IELTS preparation! Instead, by taking this online IELTS Listening course, you will learn from your video tutor, interactive exercises and receive educational support from an international team of experienced IELTS experts.

This course is for anyone who...

  • is at an Intermediate level or above.
  • wants control over their learning times.
  • needs to prepare for IELTS in a short time.
  • is looking for high quality private education at a low cost.

By the end of the course, you will...

  • be familiar with all parts of the IELTS listening test.
  • master different English accents in IELTS listening, especially Australian.
  • recognize listening question types.
  • learn how to predict listening answers.
  • improve your English spelling.
  • be able to distinguish voices (section 3).
  • recognize discourse markers in a lecture (section 4).
  • learn how to write your answers on the IELTS listening answer sheet accurately.
  • be given any tips, strategies and practice you need for success at IELTS.

What are the requirements?

  • A computer (recommended) or a smartphone/tablet
  • Average speed Internet connection

Listening Course Syllabus

1    Introduction

1.1    About the Listening Test

1.2    The Listening Test Layout

1.3    English Accents

1.4    Features of the Australian Accent

1.5    Listening Question Types

2  Vocabulary for Listening

2.1    The Oxford 3000 Word List

2.2    The Academic Word List

3  The Art of Prediction

3.1    The Importance of Reading Ahead

3.2    IELTS Listening Sequencing

3.3    Before You Listen

3.4    Use of Prepositions

4  Spelling

4.1    British Spelling or American?

4.2    Rule Number 1

4.3    Rule Number 2

4.4    Rule Number 3

4.5    Rule Number 4

4.6    Rule Number 5

5  Listening Section 1

5.1    How it Begins

5.2    No more Than 1/2/3 Words

5.3    Mastering the English Alphabet

5.4    Mastering Numbers

5.5    Mastering Dates

5.6    More Practice for Small Units

5.7    Model Listening Test - Section 1

5.8    The "Business Card" Technique

5.9    Model Listening Test - Section 1 - Continued

6  Listening Section 2

6.1    The focus of Section 2

6.2    Listening for Descriptions

6.3    Listening for Instructions

6.4    Listening for Directions

6.5    Model Listening Test - Section 2

7  Listening Section 3

7.1    The focus of Section 3

7.2    Distinguishing Voices

7.3    Model Listening Test - Section 3

8  Listening Section 4

8.1    Recognizing Discourse Markers

8.2    Before you Listen to the Lecture

8.3    Model Listening Test - Section 4

9  Transferring Your Answers

9.1    How to Copy Answers Accurately

10  Time Management

10.1    How to Save Time

11  Practice Makes Perfect

11.1    How to Practice Listening

12  Interviews with Candidates

12.1    Listening Tips from Other Candidates

About the Instructor

Mehdi Safavi is a Cambridge certified English teacher (CELTA Grade A), IDP Education Australia certified IELTS expert, Sussex Downs College TESOL and British Council TKT with 16+ years of teaching & teacher training experience. Read more about him →

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is this IELTS listening course?

This is a self-study course, so you can study at your own pace! For example, if you study every day, you may finish this IELTS listening course in about a week, but if you can only study the lessons on weekends, it can take you about 30 days to complete. However, to make sure you can finish your courses at your convenience, we keep your access to the Academy open for 70 days (more than twice the time you actually need to complete the course!)

Will I have a live teacher?

No, but there is a teacher in pre-recorded video lessons on the IELTS Juice website. You will receive the tips and strategies from video tutor and practice them with lots of online exercises. Although there is no live teacher to explain things, our educational support team will always be happy to answer the questions you ask under each lesson.

Is a high speed Internet connection necessary?

Not really. The good news is that the video lessons are prepared in a way that even very low-speed Internet users are able to view them with no problems.

How many days/hours do I have to study?

You can study any time of the day and as long as you can! In self-study courses, you won’t have to go online at specific times. But generally, we recommend about 2-4 hours of studying each day if you are aiming for a high score in the IELTS listening test. Don't forget to one day off in a week to take a break :).

Will I need any books to study during this online IELTS listening course?

Nothing except Cambridge IELTS books 6-11 which should be used as your practice material. Everything else is provided by the IELTS Juice Online Academy. There are interactive online exercises and downloadable materials that will be more than enough for your IELTS preparation.

What if I have questions during the course?

Don't worry! In each lesson, there is a Questions and Answers section where you can write your questions and get answers. Our educational support team will reply to your comments as soon as humanly possible.

Do you have any other questions?