IELTS Listening Practice Test 103

ielts-listening-practice-test-103

SECTION 1

Questions 1-4

Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

Example

When will the New Year Party be held?

A. December 29th
B. December 30th
C. December 31st

1. The best place for holding the party is _______________

A. restaurant.
B. common room.
C. stadium.

2. How much does everyone should pay?

A. £15
B. £50
C. £15.50

3. How many days should they choose menu in advance?

A. a week
B. three days
C. seven working days

4. How much deposit should they pay in advance?

A. £70
B. £80
C. £90

Questions 5-10

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

ORDER MENU
Appetizer Fruit juice

5 _________________

6 _________________ Roast dinner
Vegetables  Vegetable salad: carrot, tomato, patato, corn,

7 ______________, lettuce, cucumber

8 _________________ 9 ______________

Mango pudding

Drinks Coffee, 10 _____________, Cola

SECTION 2

Questions 11-13

Complete the notes below.

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

Registration time:                                                                     9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

                                                                                                     11 ________________ Saturday

Registration position: Bring:                                                   Main Building, 12 __________________

Bring:                                                                                          13 ________________ and passport photo

Questions 14-17

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

COMPUTER CENTRE RULES

Opening hour: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

No 14 ________________ and noise in Computer Centre

Students can put their bags in 15 ______________________.

No occupying a locker for 3 days

Computers can be 16____________________________ 3 days in advance

Students can use 17_______________________ and printer.

Questions 18-20

Label the map below.

Write the correct letter, A-H, next to questions 18-20.

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SECTION 3

Questions 21-26

Complete the notes below.

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

Dissertation Requirements

Word limitation:                                                         21 ________________ not includes

                                                                                       22 ________________ and contents

Deadline for dissertation                                           23 ________________

Check list of                                                                  24 ________________

Tutorial time:                                                               1 :00 p.m – 2:00 p.m

                                                                                        on Tuesday 25 _____________ on Friday

Printed by                                                                    26 ________________

Questions 27-30

What’s the dissertation timetable ?

Write the correct letter, A-G, next to questions 27-30.

A. Do research

B. Choose topic

C. Hand in

D. References

E. Proof-reading

F. Write up work

G. Draft plan

27 ______________

Draft plan

28 ______________

29 ______________

30 ______________

Hand in work

SECTION 4

Questions 31 -40

Complete the notes below.

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

The driest continent is 31 _________________.

The Australia is about 32 _________________ times larger than Britain.

Three main structural features of Australia:

The Great Western Plateau The Central Eastern Lowlands

The 33 ___________________

The hottest month of Australia is 34 ___________________

The flag of Australia indicates its historical relationship with 35_________________ .

English is Australia’s official language just by 36___________________ not by law.

37____________________ of Australian are migrants.

Australian employees have paid annual leave; sick leave and 38__________________

Australia’s own history and culture are mainly affected by the 39__________________

The Australian government carried a 40_____________________ policy to finance arts.

Answer keys:

Section 1

1 B

2 A

3 C

4 A

5 Tomato soup

6 Main Course

7 Pea, onion

8 Dessert

9 Chocolate cake

10 Sprite

Section 2

  1. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  2. Room 214

  3. Student Card

  4. smoking

  5. (student) locker

  6. reserved

  7. photocopier

  8. D

  9. C

  10. E

Section 3

  1. 18,000-20,000
  • acknowledgement

  • 30th July

  • tutor arrangement

  • 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

  • laser printer

  • D

  • A

  • F

  • 30 E

    Section 4

    1. Antarctica
  • 25

  • Eastern Highlands

  • January

  • Britain

  • usage

  • 1/4

  • long-service leave

  • Asia

  • tax deduction

  • 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 about the New Year’s Party.

    Woman:           Hi, Sam. Let’s try and get it [……………………….]today, OK?

    Man:    Yeah, sure. It’s time we started working out. details.

    Woman:           Exactly. What should we begin with?

    Man:    Date.

    Woman:           OK. When is the best time to hold the New Year’s Party?

    Man:    How about the [……………………….]?

    Woman:           I’m afraid that’s a bit late.

    Man:    Yeah, the day before?

    Woman:           Fine. 29 of December.

    Man: And what about a venue?

    Woman: In a restaurant? Which restaurant were we in last year?

    Man: Let me think. It is [……………………….]. But I don’t think it. was a good choice.

    Woman: Why?

    Man: The venue is too small. And we have about. [……………………….]more than last year.

    Woman: You are right.

    Man: So how about our common room on the second floor?

    Woman: Great idea.

    Man: And then let’s think about [……………………….]

    Woman: All staff and all students.

    Man: How about last year students?

    Woman: What do you mean?

    Man: I know someone who has [……………………….]already but still stay in the city, he might, want to come to the next month’s Graduation [……………………….].

    Woman: Fine. I will confirm the person later.

    Man: Right.

    Woman: How about the cost? [……………………….], is that OK?

    Man: What? Fifty?

    Woman: No, fifteen.

    Man: Right.

    Woman: The next one is the food and drink. In my mind, it’s better for us to book them from a restaurant.

    Man: Definitely. Which one do you prefer?

    Woman: How about Tulip Garden?

    Man: OK. And we should choose menu and pay in advance by [……………………….]. How many days in advance? A week?

    Woman: A week is not enough. I think at least, seven working days.

    Man: OK.

    Woman: How much is the deposit?

    Man:    I’m not sure. Maybe [……………………….]?

    Woman:           I think it’s a little too much.

    Man:    Seventy pounds?

    Woman:           Right.

    Woman:           Well, let’s talk about the menu.

    Man:    Yes. Appetizer first. What was it last year?

    Woman:           I remember there was fruit juice and onion soup. Do you want to change?

    Man:    Yes. I didn’t like that soup.

    Woman:           Mavbe we can order [……………………….]soup instead of onion soup. Is that OK?

    Man:    Good.

    Woman:           And the next one is Main Course.

    Man:    How about, chicken or beef?

    Woman:           I prefer roast, dinner.

    Man:    Good idea.

    Woman:           And the third one is [……………………….].

    Man:    How.about a vegetable salad?

    Woman:           Fine. What vegetables do you prefer?

    Man:    Carrot and tomato?

    Woman:           Yeah, and potato and corn?

    Man:    Yes. I like corn. It is good for the eyes.

    Woman:           Really?

    Man:    Yes.

    Woman:           And pea and onion…

    Man:    OK. And how about lettuce and [……………………….]?

    Woman:           Yes. Ladies usually like that.

    Man:    That’s perfect.

    Woman:           Then for dessert, how about [……………………….]chocolate cake?

    Man:    Why not? And ice cream?

    Woman:           I think mango pudding is better.

    Man:    OK. Mango [……………………….]and chocolate cake.

    Woman:           The last one is drinks.

    Man:    I think almost everyone likes coffee.

    Woman:           Yes. And Sprite and Cola?

    Man:    Fine.

    Woman:           Do you think if we should prepare for some [……………………….]?

    Man: We can take some photos, print them and give them to all people at the end of the party as a [……………………….].

    Woman: Good idea.

    SECTION 2

    You will hear a conversation about a Computer Centre in campus.

    Man:    Hi, Mary, how are things going?

    Woman:           Fine. And you?

    Man:    Actually, I’m [……………………….]about the Computer Centre.

    Woman:           What’s the matter?

    Man:    Because I didn’t attend the Computer Centre meeting yesterday.

    Woman:           I can tell you the information about it.

    Man:    Really? You are so nice.

    Woman:           Well, What do you want to know?

    Man:    ErỂ.. when is the [……………………….]time of Computer Centre?

    Woman:           It is at 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday this week.

    Mạn:    Today is Friday, right?

    Woman:           Yes.

    Man:    Oh, no.

    Woman:           Don’t worry. You can register tomorrow morning.

    Man:    But. tomorrow is Saturday.

    Woman:           Yes. On Saturday, the registration time is [……………………….].

    Man:    That’s so great.

    Woman:           Yes.

    Man:    Do you know where the register office is?

    Woman:           Yes. [……………………….]on the second floor of the Main Building.

    Man:    Two forty or fourteen?

    Woman:           Fourteen. And you should take some documents when you go there.

    Man:    What kind of documents? A fee?

    Woman:           No. We are registered students, so we needn’t pay any fee.

    Man:    Great.

    Woman:           You need to take your Student Card and one [……………………….]photo.

    Man:    OK.

    Woman:           And on the meeting, the lecturer told us some rules of the Computer Centre we have to know.

    Man:    What kind of rules? Is that very important?

    Woman:           Yes. The first, one is opening hours.

    Man:    I hope it closes late.

    Woman:           Right. It opens at [……………………….]as usual, and closes at 11 in the evening.

    Man:    Perfect. ‘

    Woman:           There is no smoking and noise in Computer Centre.

    Man:    Fine. Can I take some snacks?

    Woman:           You can only eat something in the lounge.

    Man: Then, can I take my bag into the Computer Centre?

    Woman: There is a student locker in the [……………………….]. You may put your bag in the locker. So do remember to take a lock.

    Man: Fine.

    Woman: And do not occupy a locker for more than 3 days.

    Man: Yes. May I reserve a computer?

    Woman: Yes. There is a [……………………….]system in the Computer Centre. You can reserve it three days in advance.

    Man: Fine. I’d like to know if’ there is a [……………………….]or printer in the Computer Centre.

    Woman: Of course. On the second floor. But, remember to take your Student Card.

    Man:    Why?

    Woman:           Because none of the machines take coins.

    Man:    Fine.

    Woman:           And do not use them [……………………….]before the centre is closed.

    Man:    Alright.

    Man: Well, can you tell me where the Computer Centre is? In the main [……………………….]?

    Woman: Do you have a campus map?

    Man: No.

    Woman: Well» I will draw a map for you. Do you have a pen?

    Man: Yes.

    Woman: Well, this is the [……………………….], and the first, building you can see is the Teaching Building.

    Man: Yes.

    Woman: On your left is a small [……………………….]of our university.

    Man: Great. I just want to buy some books and CDs.

    Woman: Then, go east, and you can see a small gym opposite to the bookstore.

    Man: A gym? Does it have a tennis court?

    Woman: Sorry, I don’t know.

    Man: Fine.

    Woman: On the other side is the Student Union. And. there is a lab on the east side of it.

    Man:    If I want to join some [……………………….]I can go the Student Union, right?

    Woman:           Right,

    Man:    Oh, does the campus have a [……………………….]?

    Woman:           Yes. It is near to lab and not far from the Teaching Building.

    Man:    Great. How about the parking fee?

    Woman:           Sorry, I’m not sure, maybe [……………………….]per hour.

    Man:    OK. And where is the Computer Centre?

    Woman: It is opposite to the Student Union between the Library on the left corner and the Canteen on your right.

    Man: OK. Thank you very much.

    Woman: Good luck.

    SECTION 3

    You will hear a conversation about student’s dissertation meeting.

    Professor: Good morning, everyone. Today, I’d like to give you an [……………………….]to ask questions about [……………………….]and timetable on writing your final [……………………….]. So anything you’d like to ask first?

    Ariel: Professor, what about the word limit?

    Professor: Well, you know generally, the words of final dissertation of the master degree are limited between 18 to 20 thousand.

    Ariel: Oh, does that include words of [……………………….]?

    Professor: Yes. Of course.

    Sky: And contents?

    Professor: No. The word does not include the [……………………….]and contents.

    Sky: What is acknowledgement?

    Professor: It is a few words of thanks that you write at the beginning of the dissertation to the people who have helped you.

    Ariel:   How about its words?

    Professor: No more than [……………………….].

    Ariel:   Right.

    Sky:     Professor, when is the hand-in date?

    Professor: The deadline is on [……………………….].

    Sky:     Is it a fixed hand-in date? 1 mean if I cannot hand in my work before 30th July, how…?

    Professor: Sky. I’m [……………………….]that you have to hand in your work on time [……………………….]that you have some sort of accidents or [……………………….].

    Sky: OK.

    Ariel: How do I hand in my work?

    Professor: You could give your work to your tutor at [……………………….]or send email to department.

    Sky:     Professor, when can I know who my tutor is?

    Professor:        You can check the lists of tutor arrangements.

    Sky: ‘   Online?

    Professor:        Yes. Or you could go to our department office to check.

    Ariel:   Fine.

    Ariel:   How many tutorials do we have in a week?

    Professor: Usually, there are two [……………………….]per week.

    Ariel: How long do they last? Two hours?

    Professor: No. One hour on afternoons.

    Sky: Both on weekends?

    Professor: No. One is from [……………………….]. on Tuesday the other is from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.

    Ariel: How about the requirements for the format?

    Professor: You can check the requirements online, but one of the most important things is to have a [……………………….].

    Ariel: Printer?

    Professor: Yes. We usually keep all [……………………….]on file, so you must print your work by laser printer.

    Ariel: Fine.

    Professor: Let’s talk about the dissertation [……………………….].

    Ariel: OK.

    Professor: On the first week of May you should begin to prepare for writing. The first point is to choose the topic.

    Ariel: Can we choose the topic by ourselves?

    Professor: Of course. Your tutor will give you some [……………………….]and you can narrow a topic by yourself.

    Ariel: Great.

    Professor: And then you can work on your [……………………….]references.

    Ariel: Right.

    Professor: You can ask your tutor to give you a reference list and then borrow reference books from our library.

    Sky: And the next point is to prepare for [……………………….]plan?

    Professor: Definitely. You should write a draft first and then discuss it with your tutor at tutorial.

    Ariel: If the draft is OK, what should we do next?

    Professor: You will begin to do research to collect data to [……………………….]your work.

    Ariel: OK.

    Ariel: Can we choose the research [……………………….]by ourselves?

    Professor: It is better for you to take your tutor’s advice.

    Ariel: OK.

    Professor: When your data is enough for your work you will begin to write up your dissertation.

    Sky: How many parts does a dissertation [……………………….]?

    Professor: Usually, your work must have introduction, main body and [……………………….]. You should talk about it with your tutor.

    Ariel: And then can we hand our dissertation in?

    Professor: No. You should do [……………………….]before handing in your work.

    Ariel: OK.

    Professor: Anything else?

    Ariel: No.

    Professor: Right.

    SECTION 4

    You will hear a lecture about Australia.

    Australia is the world’s smallest [……………………….]and largest island. It is one of the oldest land [……………………….]and flattest of the continents. After Antarctica. Australia is the second [……………………….]continent. Most areas of Australia are [……………………….]or arid. Almost 40 per cent is north of the Tropic of Capricorn. On its western coast is the Indian Ocean and on its east the Coral and Tasman seas of the South Pacific Ocean. Australia is the only nation which [……………………….]an entire continent. It is about 25 times larger than Britain and almost double the [……………………….]areas of Pakistan and India. There are three main [……………………….]characters: the first one is the Great Western Plateau. It covers most of Western Australia, much of the Northern Territory and South Australia, and part of [……………………….]Queensland. Its average [……………………….]is about 300m. East of the plateau, [……………………….]from the Gulf of Carpentaria in the north to eastern South Australia and the western [……………………….], is the great [……………………….]belt known as the Central Eastern Lowlands. The belt’s average elevation is 150m and, at Lake Eyre in South Australia, it drops to about [……………………….]below sea level. The last one is the Eastern Highlands, better known as the Great [……………………….]Range, following the eastern coast south from far northern Queensland to southern [……………………….], nearly over [……………………….] from the coast and sometimes forming part of it. Their average [……………………….]is less than 910m although peaks exceed [……………………….]in the rugged south-eastern area, called the Australian Alps.

    Nearly a third of Australia is north of the Tropic of Capricorn and the rest is the [……………………….]. Low rainfall and clear sky is a feature of the [……………………….]on most of the continent. In Australia summer is from December to February, [……………………….], March to May, winter, June to August., and spring, September to November. For most of the country, January usually is the [……………………….]month in summer. The flag of Australia is the only one to fly over a whole [……………………….]. The small union Jack [……………………….]the historical link with Britain, the large star has [……………………….]for each of the states and one star for the [……………………….], and the small stars form the Southern Cross – a [……………………….]feature of the southern [……………………….]night sky.

    Australia has no official or traditional national costume. Green and gold have been used traditionally by Australian Olympic and other [……………………….]teams for most of the [……………………….], and have became the national colours formally in [……………………….]. The official language is English – by usage, not. law. It has its own [……………………….]and slang but does not differ importantly from other forms of English, except, in accent. Spelling generally follows the British form. Australia is one of the most [……………………….]countries in the world, with about [……………………….], of the population living in the 10 largest cities and only 15 per cent of Australians live in rural areas. Australians have a high standard of living by world standards. Australia is a [……………………….]society with about a quarter  of the population [……………………….]. The first European settlement of the continent-by the British – began in [……………………….], on the site now [……………………….]by Sydney. Settlement schemes during the next [……………………….]helped increase Australia’s population to about [……………………….]by the end of World War II. Over 5 million migrants have [……………………….]in Australia since, helping to more than double its [……………………….]population. Nowadays, most Australians work for wage or salary. They usually work about 35-40 hours per week. Employees can get paid [……………………….]leave (about 4 weeks), sick leave and long-service leave. They also have about [……………………….]public holidays per year. Most people retire at the age of 60-65. The average Australian [……………………….]has a life expectancy of about. 79 and the male about 73. Most Australians many in their late 20s. On average, couples have [……………………….].

    Many [……………………….]of the arts in Australia have their roots in Europe, but its Asian neighbours have made a main impact on its own history and culture. [……………………….]Australian trends are developing, and the vigor and originality of the aits in Australia often surprise visitors. In the late [……………………….]and early [……………………….]the great problem facing the arts was the same in other nations-increased costs and a decrease in government [……………………….]. But increasing public interest [……………………….]the [……………………….]to carry them through difficult times. The Australian government has developed tax deduction policies to [……………………….]greater financial support of the arts. A tax deduction is available for [……………………….]of property to public libraries, museums and art [……………………….]. The Australia council is a funding agency of the government. The [……………………….]spends over [……………………….]dollars per year. More is spent by state governments. The Australia council board supports [……………………….]art forms and central council programmes support research, education and [……………………….]arts.

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