IELTS Listening Practice Test 102

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SECTION 1

Questions 1-7

Complete the notes below.

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

TRAVEL AGENCY

Example                                                                                     Answer

Name of tour                                                                             Magic One Day

Departure time:                                                                       1 ____________________ on Saturdays

Return time:                                                                             6:00 p.m

Transportation:                                                                        2 ____________________ or minibus

Group size:                                                                               15 – 25 tourists

Cost:                                                                                           3 ____________________ per person including

                                                                                                    4 ____________________

Peak season:                                                                              tourists need to 5 _______________ 2 days ahead.

Payment:                                                                                   6 _______________________

Reference number of tour:                                                      7 _______________________

Questions 8-10

Choose THREE letters, A-G.

Which THREE attractions can tourists visit at present in Edinburgh?

A. City Hall
B. Old Castles
C. Zoo
D. Art Studio
E. Royal Palace
F. Seabird Centre
G. Aquarium

Questions 11-15

Complete the notes below.

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

CAMPUS CLINIC

Patient’s name:                                                          Mary Nixon

Faculty                                                                         11 ________________

Registered No.                                                           12 ________________

Date of birth:                                                             20th November, 1987

Nationality:                                                                13 ________________

Address:                                                                     14 ________________

Case history:                                                              15 ________________

Questions 16-18

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

16. Which of these describes Mary’s problem?

A. sneeze
B. sore throat
C. nausea

17. How long does Mary’s symptom last?

A. one week
B. two weeks
C. three weeks

18. What’s wrong with Mary according to the doctor?

A. She got headache.
B. She got allergy.
C. She was exhausted.

Questions 19 and 20

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO things does the doctor suggest?

A. to have a rest at home

B. to have a check in a hospital

C. to stop eating seafood

D. to eat more fruits

E. to take some medicine

SECTION 3

Questions 21-25

Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

21. The orientation meeting _____________

A. took place last term.
B. will take place next month.
C. took place last week.

22. How many lectures will a student have in a week?

A. one
B. two
C. three

23 The number of students in one group is______________

A. 2-3.
B. 3-5.
C 5-6.

24. Who will give the group a mark according to its representative’s presentation?

A. subject advisor
B. tutor
C. dean

25. According to the lecturer, postgraduate course is ____________

A. relaxed.
B. intensive.
C. interesting.

Questions 26-30

Answer the questions below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE words for each answer.

26. What’s the main assessment of course?

27. Who can choose the topic of essay?

28. Where can students find their tutors’ names?

29. What should students use when they borrow materials from library?

30. Where can students get the username and password?

SECTION 4

Questions 31 and 32

Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

31. Which of the following animals is the slowest?

A. koala
B. sloth
C. tortoise

32. What does algae reward sloth?

A. skin
B. protection
C. nutrition

Questions 33-38 

Complete the notes below.

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

THE LIVES OF SLOTH

Sloth has a short snout, big round eyes, a 33___________________ tail, and small ears. The favorite activity of sloth is to 34_on trees. Sloth is also classified as 35__________ just like horses and cattle. Average body temperature of sloth is 36____________Fahrenheit. 37_____________will affect sloth’s body temperature. Sloths get everything on tree, even 38_________________ which comes from juicy leaves and morning dew.

Questions 39 and 40

Answer the questions below.

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

39. How long does sloth digest its food?

40. What substance can help to resolve food in sloth’s stomach?

Answer keys:

Section 1

1. 8:00 a.m.

2. coach

3. 18 pounds

4. guide fee

5. reserve a seat

6. cash

7. FC864

8-10. B, E, F

Section 2

11. Art

12 MN0918

13. American

14. 17th King street

15. gastritis

16. A

17. A

18. B

19-20. B, E

Section 3

21. C

22. C

23. B

24. A

25. B

26. assignment

27. student(s)

28. on their website

29. Library Card

30. The Computer Centre

Section 4

31. B

32. C

33. stubby

34. sleep

35. herbivore

36. 93

37. Surrounding temperature

38. water

39. one month

40. bacteria

BONUS EXERCISE: GAP-FILLING 

The texts below are transcript for your IELTS Listening Practice Test. To make the most out of this transcript, we removed some words from the texts and replaced with spaces. You have to fill each space with the missing word by listening to the audio for this IELTS listening practice test.

SECTION 1

You will hear a conversation between a clerk and a tourist about a short trip. You will see there is an example that has been done for you. On this occaswn, only the conversation relating to this will be played first.

Clerk:  Good morning. Wonderful […………………………….]. How can I help you?

Tourist:            Good morning. I’d like to know about the information about your short trip. What’s the name of the trip?

Clerk:  Magic One Day.

Tourist:            Right. Could you […………………………….]me to the torn?

Clerk:  Of course. And we will give you a […………………………….]latest trip.           if you book the

Tourist:            Fine. When is the next one going?

Clerk:  We have a trip every Saturday, which usually o’clock in the morning departs at 8:00

Tourist:            And when will we come back?

Clerk:  About 6:00 o’clock in the afternoon.

Tourist:            Fine. IIow about the type of […………………………….]?

Clerk: We like to keep our tours small, so we offer a coach or […………………………….].

Tourist: That’s great. So how many tourists are there in one group?

Clerk: Usually, we take about 15 to 20 […………………………….]. But you know it is a peak time now, so the number is up to 25 tourists.

Tourist: Well, that sounds good. So how much is the tour price?

Clerk: As I said I will give you a 5% discount, so the cost is […………………………….]for each person.

Tourist: Great. Does it include lunch?

Clerk: No, but the guide fee has been included.

Tourist: Do I need to book a seat?

Clerk: Yes. At peak season, in order to ensure your position, seat […………………………….]is needed. So the tourist has to reserve a seat at least […………………………….]before leaving.

Tourist:            OK. And how about the […………………………….]?

Clerk:  You don’t need to pay any fees […………………………….].

Tourist:            Fine. How about payments? Cash or credit card?

Clerk:  Because we collect money just before departing, the only […………………………….]we accept is cash.

Tourist:            Fine. I see.

Clerk:  That’s OK. And let me confirm you with your customer reference number.

Tourist:            Fine.

Clerk:  That is […………………………….].

Tourist:            Right. I write it down.

Clerk.  How about other things do you want to know?

Tourist:            Er, yes. I’d like to know what […………………………….]we will visit during the tour.

Clerk:  Well, let me check the time […………………………….]. We will start at 8 o’clock, and will arrive at […………………………….]about 10 o’clock. The first resort we will visit is Old Castles, the most famous Scottish […………………………….]. It is the home of the Scottish Crown Jewels  the oldest Royal Regalia in Britain.

Tourist: Well. May I take photos?

Clerk: Of course.

Tourist: I heard that the City Hall is a good place. Will we go there?

Clerk: The next tour does not […………………………….]that place.

Tourist: OK. –

Clerk: And then we will go to see St. Giles’ Cathedral with […………………………….]years history. It is […………………………….]for its stained glass, Rieger organ and beautiful Thistle chapel.

Tourist: Great. Is it near to the zoo?

Clerk: Yes. After lunch you will visit Roval Palace. It is a good place to know about […………………………….]family’s life, but it has a rule with no photo.

Tourist: Right.

Clerk: But, you can pick some […………………………….]in the local […………………………….]shops closed to the palace.

Tourist:            Great.

Clerk:  And about 4 o’clock, we will get to the Seabird Centre.

Tourist:            Do you mean the […………………………….]?

Clerk:  No. They are different places.

Tourist:            OK. Does it have an animal […………………………….]?

Clerk:  Sure. You can appreciate the play of […………………………….]and sea lion.

Tourist:            It sounds good.

Clerk:  About 6 o’clock we will return. If you need other information, please read our tour […………………………….].

Tourist: Fine. Thank you very much.

Clerk: You are welcome. Good-bye.

Tourist: Good-bye.

SECTION 2

You will hear a conversation between a doctor and a student.

Mary:   Good afternoon, doctor. May I come in?

Doctor:            Yes. Come in.

Mary:   I’m a […………………………….]in the university and 1 don’t feel very good.

Doctor:            OK, sit down please. I need to record some basic […………………………….]about, you first.

Mary:   Fine.

Doctor:            What’s your full name?

Mary:   Mary Nixon.

Doctor:            Is your surname […………………………….]N-I-X-O-N?

Mary:   That’s right.

Doctor:            Well. Mary, what’s your major?

Mary:   T’m studying Art.

Doctor:            A good choice. Tell me your […………………………….].

Mary:   Registered number? Sorry, I’m not sure… may be…

Doctor:            Did you bring your Union Card of Library Card?

Mary:   Yes. I brought it.

Doctor:            OK. Well tell me the number on your card.

Mary:   It is MN0918.

Doctor:            And your birthday?

Mary:   I was born on […………………………….].

Doctor:            Where are you from?

Mary:   I come from New York.

Doctor:            Oh, we are from the same city.

Mary:   Really?

Doctor:            Yes. Where do you live? Campus […………………………….]?

Mary: Actually, I wall move out from […………………………….]flat tomorrow. I rent a house in North-West with three friends.

Doctor:            Fine. Tell me your present address.

Mary:   It is […………………………….].

Doctor:            OK. And your contact number?

Mary:   3678259.

Doctor:            Right. Now, let’s get some of your […………………………….]background.

Mary:   OK.

Doctor:            Have you ever had any serious […………………………….]or accidents?

Mary:   I got gastritis when I was in middle school.

Doctor:            Did you have an operation?

Mary:   No. I just took medicine and had some […………………………….].

Doctor:            Anything else?

Mary:   No, nothing.

Doctor: So, Mary, what’s your trouble?

Mary: Well, recently I’ve been having some trouble with my head and eyes and nose…

Doctor: Oh, no.

Mary: I think I’ve got a […………………………….]flu.

Doctor: Maybe or maybe not. Describe your problem […………………………….].

Mary: OK. Since last week I’ve been […………………………….]and sometimes I can’t stop and even later I began to feel […………………………….].

Doctor: Do you get a fever?

Mary: No.

Doctor: Did you attend any […………………………….]activities during the last, week?

Mary: Let me think… no, nothing special… yeah, I had a camping last Monday.

Doctor: To where?

Mary: Eastern mountain. You know there are lots of beautiful flowers. We took many photos there.

Doctor: So your […………………………….]has lasted for one week?

Mary: Yes. But sometimes I’m fine. I don’t know why.

Doctor: Do you have any allergies?

Mai’y: I remember I got […………………………….]to mango when I was child, but now I’m fine.

Doctor: How about flowers? I mean […………………………….]?

Mary: You mean I’m allergic to pollen?

Doctor: Yes.

Mary: What, should I do?

Doctor: I suggest you take some medicine first and drink more water.

Mary: OK.

Doctor: And then if your […………………………….]are getting worse I suggest you go to a […………………………….]to check.

Mary: OK. Thank you very much.

Doctor: I hope you will recover soon.

Mary: Thanks. Goodbye.

Doctor: Goodbye.

SECTION 3

You will hear a conversation between a new student and a lecturer.

Student: Good morning. May I come in?

Lecturer: Yes. come in please.

Student: I’m a new student and I’m looking for the office of […………………………….]

faculty. Is this the right place?

Lecturer: Yes, this is the Faculty of Engineering. How can I help you?

Student: I know there was an […………………………….]meeting last Friday. but I did not […………………………….]that meeting, so T’m wondering if someone could give me some information about… you know the campus life or course […………………………….]or something like that.

Lecturer: Yes. Sit down please. Where should we begin?

Student: Firstly, how many lectures do I have to attend every week?

Lecturer: You know there are not too many lectures of […………………………….]courses. Let me check. Oh, you have lectures on Monday. Wednesday and Friday afternoon, from 2p.m. to 4p.m.

Student: How often do I have to attend […………………………….]in a week?

Lecturer: Well, there is only one group seminar on Thursday morning at […………………………….].

Student: You mean the group?

Lecturer: Yes.

Student: How many people are there in one group?

Lecturer: About 3 to 5.

Student: Fine.

Lecturer: You will discuss about 20 minutes and then the […………………………….]of your group will give a short presentation.

Student: A presentation?

Lecturer: Right.

Student: Do all members in group have a chance to give a […………………………….]?

Lecturer: Maybe. And then your subject […………………………….]will give you a mark.

Student: A mark? Does that mean the representative’s mark is all members’ mark?

Lecturer: That’s right.

Student: How about […………………………….]?

Lecturer: The postgraduate attendance is only […………………………….]. But a few students will be […………………………….]in our faculty.

Student: Fine. Should I choose the time? Because I have a […………………………….]job.

Lecturer: I am afraid not. You know the postgraduate course is very […………………………….]. We do not suggest that our students do any jobs.

Student: Yes, I see. I will spend time on my course. Oh, how many […………………………….]courses are there in the coming academic year?

Lecturer: You have three modular courses from September to June next year.

Student: OK.

Lecturer: Anything else can 1 help you with?

Student: I’d like to know some information about the course […………………………….].

Lecturer: Well, beside presentation you will have an exam at the end of the term.

Student: An exam? What type of exam?

Lecturer: It’s an […………………………….]exam.

Student: Fine.

Lecturer: But your main […………………………….]is assignment.

Student: You mean homework?

Lecturer: Yes. You will have to write an assignment with 6 to 7 thousand words every month.

Student: […………………………….]?

Lecturer: Yes.

Student: Oh. How about the topic?

Lecturer: Your tutor mil give you some […………………………….]on the topic based on some course hand outs or […………………………….]books, but you have to narrow the topic by yourself.

Student: So can I choose the topic of essay by myself?

Lecturer: Yes, of course.

Student: Great.

Lecturer: You must pay […………………………….]to your essay deadline. All assignment work must be […………………………….]in before the deadline your tutor gives you.

Student: When should I visit my tutor?

Lecturer: You should check your tutor’s name and contact number on our website.

Student: Fine.

Lecturer: Do you have a […………………………….]?

Student: No. I have not applied for one.

Lecturer: I think you should register for a Library Card first. Because you need it when you borrow reference books from library.

Student: OK. I will apply for one tomorrow morning.

Lecturer: Anything else?

Student: The last thing is how can I get my […………………………….]and […………………………….]of our university’s website.

Lecturer: First you should go to The Computer Centre to register and then they will give you a username and password.

Student: That’s fine. Thanks for your […………………………….].

Lecturer: You are welcome. See you later.

Student: See you.

SECTION 4

You will hear a lecture about an animal living in South American.

Welcome to Magic Animal Time. Today I’d like to give you an introduction to a […………………………….]called sloth. Native to Central and South American rain forest, the sloth is the […………………………….]animal on the earth. It needs 12 seconds to finish one step even slower than […………………………….]. Algae grows on its brown […………………………….]back because its […………………………….]lifestyle. Even the fur of sloths is […………………………….]to their lifestyle. Sloths usually hang upside down so their stiff, […………………………….]fur grows differently from the coats of most […………………………….]. Horses’ hair, for example, grows from the back, so […………………………….]will run off. Below this tough top layer, a […………………………….]downy layer of hair provides additional protection from […………………………….]insects.

The greenish cast of the sloth’s […………………………….]fur is caused by symbiotic algae that grow in […………………………….]running along the length of each of the mammal’s outer hairs. The sloth hosts the […………………………….], and the algae return the favour by providing […………………………….]that the sloth either […………………………….]by licking its fur or absorbs through its skin. The […………………………….]green colour makes the sloth look just like a clump of dry leaves hanging ửom a […………………………….]– the perfect jungle camouflage. And the longer a sloth lives, the greener it gets.

Sloths have a short and flat, head, a snout that is short in length, big round eyes, long tree-[…………………………….], a stubby tail and small ears and though some have called them […………………………….], they have the cutest face that looks like they are always smiling just like koala in […………………………….].

Sloths spend most of the day […………………………….]. Curling up in a tree notch or hanging from a branch with all four legs closed together, their heads tuck between their front, legs. People […………………………….]see them much move even when they are […………………………….]. Only at feeding time, sloths move slowly and […………………………….], hand over and through the […………………………….], searching for leaves, fruits, and twigs. They even mate and give bứt.h while […………………………….]from their long, curved daws. Sometimes a sloth will die hanging upside down from a tree limb and remain so after death, until they […………………………….]or are forcibly removed.

Why do sloths have such an unusual […………………………….]? It’s the strategy they evolved to […………………………….]as tree-[…………………………….]plant eaters in a place with many predators.

Most domestic […………………………….], such as cattle, horse, and sheep, graze all day long. Because they feed on nutrient poor […………………………….], they must eat. almost constantly. Sloths are also […………………………….]as herbivores, and their diets are also low in […………………………….]; but rather than […………………………….]all day long, they have become masters at conserving energy.

As any […………………………….]knows, maintaining muscle requires large […………………………….]of food energy • far more than a sloth’s vegetarian diet can provide. Sloths are relatively […………………………….]and usually spend most of their day hanging upside down, so they can get by with half as much […………………………….]mass as similar sized […………………………….]. Hence, they don’t, need to eat too much. In addition, because of heavy muscle sloths weigh far less than other mammals. This makes it possible for them to climb on thin branches high in the tropical forest […………………………….], where thev can more easily find food and avoid heftier […………………………….].

Keeping a high body […………………………….]also takes energy. Sloths fall this need by maintaining a lower average body temperature than other […………………………….]. Dogs, cats, horses, sheep, and cows all have average body temperatures between about 100 and 103°F, but a sloth’s […………………………….]body temperature is about 93°F.

Equally important, a sloth’s body temperature […………………………….]with the surrounding temperature. Like snakes and frogs which are “[…………………………….]” creatures, a sloth’s body temperature is highest on warm, sunny days and lowest at night and on rainy days. Sometimes a sloth takes a […………………………….]in the morning to warm up. Then, during the […………………………….]time of the day, it hides in the shade so it won’t overheat. During a 24-hour period, a sloth’s body temperature may vary as much as […………………………….]. If the body temperature of a […………………………….], a cat, or a dog varies just 5°F, it can be life […………………………….].

Because […………………………….]have difficulty moving over land, they spend most of their time in the trees. They can get just about everything they need high above the forest floor – even water. which comes from eating […………………………….]leaves and ticking up drops of morning dew. Short bursts of […………………………….]followed by long periods of […………………………….]make sloths less vulnerable to large raptors such as harpy […………………………….]and other carnivores such as […………………………….]. As long as sloths remain […………………………….]quiet and still, they’re nearly impossible to detect.

At feeding time, a sloth reaches out, grabs an […………………………….]branch with its flexible feet, and tugs until the food is within reach of its […………………………….]. After pulling the vegetation into its mouth, the sloth clips the leaves with its hard, tough hps and slowly […………………………….]them with large, peg-like teeth. A sloth […………………………….]its food just as it does everything else – very slowly. People usually digest, their food in about a day, but […………………………….]can take about a month to finish the process. As soon as a sloth […………………………….]a mouthful of […………………………….]plants, the bacteria in its stomach and […………………………….]begin breaking down the food. It takes many hours for the […………………………….]to digest the tough plant material that makes up a sloth’s diet. Only then can the sloth […………………………….]the nutrients it needs to five and grow.

So do you have a new understanding about the slow but not lazy animal? Next week we will talk about… (fade)

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