The Listening sub-test will be shorter, feature a broader range of accents and focus more on professional-to-professional interaction e.g. a doctor to doctor conversation. As per the old test, you will still be tested on your ability to follow facts during a consultation and understand a short talk.
The new Listening sub-test will take about 45 minutes and include three briefer sections as follows:
|Part A||15 minutes||Two separate consultations between a healthcare professional and a patient|
|Part B||10 minutes||Six short dialogues or monologues in workplace settings|
|Part C||15 minutes||Two long presentations or interviews with health professionals|