IELTS Energy 195: 5 Amazing Australian Accent Avenues for IELTS Listening

IELTS Listening testDo you struggle with Australian accents on the IELTS Listening Test?

Today get your problem solved with our 5 practice suggestions.

It’s not easy to find Australian listening resources but we have found a few good ones.

It’s important to practice with all accents because all accents are on the IELTS Exam.

In our 3 Keys IELTS course we give you all 4 accents on our two practice tests.

  • Muriel’s Wedding: Go to and look up Toni Collette. This is an indie film and it’s great.
  • Animal Kingdom: This is an indie flick from Australia. It’s intense and a great movie.
  • Crocodile Dundee: This series of movies is funny and entertaining.
  • All Ears English Episode 467: Interview with David Peachey from Australia. You can learn special Australian terms such as “heaps” and “mate”
  • Steve Irwin: He has passed away but he used to do a lot of shows about animals. His shows are amazing and inspiring. This is a resource that you could watch with your family.


How should you use these resources?

Watch or listen to them at first with subtitles.

Then take the subtitles away and watch the same thing again without subtitles.

You need to build your listening skills gradually.

Don’t be afraid to use transcripts.


Have you found any other resources to practice the Australian accent?

Let us know in the comments below.

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