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

Today you’ll learn amazing resources you need to prepare for various accents in IELTS Listening.

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In order to get a 7 or higher on your Listening Exam, you must be listening to material that is made by and for native speakers.

A good rule is to listen to at least 20 minutes a day of native English.

But, with so many podcasts, movies and TV shows, how do you know WHAT to listen to?!

We’re here to help!

Below, you’ll see fantastic recommendations to help you prepare for all the possible accents you’ll hear on the IELTS Listening test.



American accents:

  • Podcast: Heavyweight
  • TV show: Parks and Recreation (I say ‘Parks ‘n Rec’ in the video! That’s what most people call it.)
  • Movies: Spider-Man 1, 2 and 3


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Australian accents:

  • Podcast: Science Vs.
  • TV show: any stand-up comedy by Jim Jefferies
  • Movie: Animal Kingdom

British accents:

  • Podcast: The Bugle
  • TV show: The Office
  • Movie: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Based on a series of books, which also became a radio serial and an older British TV show)

Include these resources in your study plan for varied, motivating and effective listening preparation!

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What movies/TV shows/podcasts would you recommend?

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