IELTS Listening Test – Practice 1

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

Listen to the instructions for each part of the paper carefully.

Answer all the questions.

While you are listening, write your answers on the question paper.

You will have 10 minutes at the end of the test to copy your answers onto the separate answer sheet. Use a pencil.

At the end of the test, hand in this question paper.

INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES

There are four parts to the test.

You will hear each part once only. There are 40 questions.

Each question carries one mark.

For each part of the test, there will be time for you to look through the questions and time for you to check your answers.

First, you click on the play button to start the audio now.

SECTION 1     Questions 1–10

Questions 1–5

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

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Transport from Bayswater

Example             Answer

Destination        Harbour City

  • Express train leaves at 1 …………………….
  • Nearest station is 2 …………………….
  • Number 706 bus goes to 3 …………………….
  • Number 4 ……………………. bus goes to station
  • Earlier bus leaves at 5 …………………….

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Questions 6–10

Complete the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

TransportCash fareCard fare
Bus6 $ ……………$1.50
Train (peak)$10$10

Train (off-peak)

– before 5pm or after 7 …………… pm

$10

 

8$ ……………

9 …………… ferry

$4.50$3.55

Tourist ferry (10 ……………)

$35 –
Tourist ferry (whole day)$65 –

SECTION 2: Questions 11–20

Questions 11–14

Which counsellor should you see?

Write the correct letter, A, B or C, next to questions 11–14.

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A Louise Bagshaw

B Tony Denby

C Naomi Flynn


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11. If you do not have an appointment

12. If it is your first time seeing a counsellor

13. If your concerns are related to anxiety

14. If you are unable to see a counsellor during normal office hours

 

Questions 15–20

Complete the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

WorkshopContentTarget group
Adjustingwhat you need to succeed academically15 ………………… students
Getting Organiseduse time effectively, find 16 ………………… between study and leisureall students
Communicatingtalking with staff, communicating across culturesall students, especially 17…………………
Anxiety18 …………………, breathing techniques, meditation, etc.

students about to sit exams

19…………………staying on track for long periods20 ………………… students only

 

SECTION 3: Questions 21–30

Questions 21–30

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

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Novel: 21 …………………

Protagonists: Mary Lennox; Colin Craven

Time period: Early in 22 …………………

Plot: Mary ® UK – meets Colin who thinks he’ll never be able to 23 ………………… . They become friends.

Point of view: “Omniscient” – narrator knows all about characters’ feelings, opinions and 24 …………………

Audience: Good for children – story simple to follow

Symbols (physical items that represent 25 …………………):

  • the robin redbreast
  • 26 …………………
  • the portrait of Mistress Craven

Motifs (patterns in the story):

  • the Garden of Eden
  • secrecy – metaphorical and literal transition from 27 …………………

Themes: Connections between

  • 28 ………………… and outlook
  • 29 ………………… and well-being
  • individuals and the need for 30 …………………

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SECTION 4: Questions 31–40

Questions 31–35

Complete the table below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Time Perspectives

Time ZoneOutlookFeatures & Consequences
PastPositiveRemember good times, e.g. birthdays.
Keep family records, photo albums, etc.
 31…………….Focus on disappointments, failures, bad decisions.
PresentHedonisticLive for 32……………… ; seek sensation; avoid pain.
 FatalisticLife is governed by 33……………., religious beliefs, social conditions. Life’s path can’t be changed.
Future34…………….Prefer work to play. Don’t give in to temtation.
 FatalisticHave a strong belief in life after death and importance of 35……………. in life

 

Questions 36–40

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

36. We are all present hedonists

      A. at school

      B. at birth

      C. while eating and drinking

37. American boys drop out of school at a higher rate than girls because

      A. they need to be in control of the way they learn

      B. they play video games instead of doing school work

      C. they are not as intelligent as girls

38. Present-orientated children

      A. do not realise present actions can have negative future effects

      B. are unable to learn lessons from past mistakes

      C. know what could happen if they do something bad, but do it anyway

39. If Americans had an extra day per week, they would spend it

      A. working harder

      B. building relationships

      C. sharing family meals

40. Understanding how people think about time can help us

      A. become more virtuous

      B. work together better

      C. identify careless or ambitious people

 

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1 Response

  1. sara says:

    IELTS is not easy. Only students comprehension and analytical skills are important. Constant practice and confidence are needed for the IELTS. Review and train harder since the test fee is not that cheap. It is need to give it all.

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