These types of questions a map or plan is presented to the IELTS test-takers and they will have to identify and locate certain places and label them. This is really a tough task as it involves focusing on both the listening and at the same time examining the map or the plan. Directions, clues, even the way question numbers are organized in the map or plan question can be quite disorienting for an IELTS test-takerThe IELTS test-takers will always have to bear in mind the fact that in a map, top always indicate north, bottom indicates south, right-hand side indicate east and left-hand side indicate west. Remember common refrains ‘up north’ and ‘down south’. Listen to the instructions about different directions. Carefully identify where the question numbers marked on the map and follow the tape accordingly. The placement of question numbers on the map can follow clockwise or counterclockwise directions. In trickier situations, it can even follow a zig-zag pattern. So rather following the map follow the numbers!