For IELTS listening test, you must listen English radio programs rather watching television because you need to become an observant listener. Watching an English television program would divert your attention, as you focus more on your visual sense than your auditory sense.
So lets begin with a very easy exercise. Listen this BBC Learning English program,
Have you listened? Did you enjoy? Alright.
By the way did you remember anything? I mean what was the program.
That’s great. Now bring your copy and pencil and write every thing which you remember. It is a small warm-up exercise for you and tests your listening skills.