To prepare yourself for the IELTS listening test, nothing beats English radio programs. This is because you need to familiarize yourself with the various English accents, as you are sure to encounter them on the exam.
Here are some wonderful, free, streaming radio stations that are sure to improve your listening skills. Listen to them regularly and become comfortable with different English dialects.
Australia - http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/
Canada - http://www.cbc.ca/radio/
England - http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio
Ireland - http://www.rte.ie/radio/
New Zealand - http://www.radionz.co.nz/national
United States - http://www.npr.org
Happy listening :)
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