Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

Today you’ll learn the most common British first and last names for the IELTS Listening test.

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Why do you have to know common English names?

Because, on the IELTS Listening test, they will not spell the common names. You are expected to know how to spell them.

As you watch this video, treat it like a listening quiz.

Pause the video after you hear me say each name, and write it down.

You can also check out our other video:

IELTS Practice Lesson: Listening to and Spelling Names

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Most common British first names:

George, Noah, Jack, Jacob, Oscar, Charlie

Most common British surnames (last names):

Smith, Jones, Williams, Brown, Taylor

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