IELTS Listening Practice Test 107

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SECTION 1

Questions 1-4

Complete the notes below.

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

FLAT FACILITIES REPAIRS

Example                                                                       Answer

The reason for dialing:                                                 complain

Full name:                                                                      1__________________

Address:                                                                          International House

Room number:                                                              2__________________

Register number:                                                         3__________________

Length of stay:                                                              4__________________

Questions 5-7

Complete the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

ITEM PROBLEMS
tap in bathroom 5 __________________
6 ________________ Broken
TV set 7 __________________

Questions 8-10

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

8. Time of repairing is at _________________________.

9. Telephone number of the repair man is _________________________.

10. The repairing fee is ________________________.

SECTION 2

Questions 11-15

Complete the notes below.

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

The Edge Climbing Centre

The Climbing Centre was rebuilt in 11 _____________________

Facilities:

12_____________________:                                                            13 meters articulated wall; minus 450 rotation.

Bouldering area:                                                                                            a mixture of flat panels and featured walls.

A small 13 _______________:                                                             easy standard.

Relaxing place:                                                                                              offer a 14__________________

Changing areas:                                                                                            on the upper floor

Locker keys:                                                                                                   get from 15_________________

Questions 16-18

Complete the table below.

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

Membership Entry requirement Period Annual fee Course fee
Golden 18 ages and above 6-12 months 6 months: £18

12 months: 16___________

free
Silver 18 ages and above 1 year £20 17____________
Bronze 18____________ 1 year £20 £1

Questions 19-20

Complete the notes below.

Write TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Opening time:                                           10:00 a.m. -10:30 p.m. on Monday to Friday

                                                                     19______________ on Saturday and Sunday

Training course:                                        Outdoor course

                                                                     20______________: beginners

SECTION 3

Questions 21-28

Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

PLACE FUNCTION
21_______________ Supply library information: Apply for library card
22_______________ Supply computers to search information of books
Leisure Bar Supply ___________________
24_______________ Dictionaries; Course books; Literature materials
25_______________ Important books
Periodical Room Current issues; Newspapers; Magazines; 26__________________
27_______________ Photocopier and printer
Conference Room Work table and 28__________________

Questions 29-30

Choose TWO letters, A-E. Which of the TWO following warnings are to students?

A. Reference book
B. Recalled book
C. Back newspaper
D. Library Card
E. Student locker

SECTION 4

Questions 31-34 

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Holidays and Festivals

The main religion in Britain is 31______________________.

Traditional Christmas activities:

Christmas Pantomime – a comical musical play

32 ___________________ gives a speech on TV and radio.

33 ___________________ is on the day after Christmas.

The most important Christian holiday in Britain is 34____________________

Questions 25-40

Complete the table below.

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

England Holoday 35 ____________ in November

set off fireworks

cook 36 ________________

North Ireland Holiday St. Patrick is on 37 _____________
Scotland Holiday 38 _______________

First Footing

Halloween:

put a candle in 39_____________

Wales Holiday Eisteddfod:

The highlight is to 40__________

the best two poets.

Answer keys:

Sections 1

1. Kevin Green
2. 16C
3. KG 6037
4. two months
5. leaking
6. stove door
7. no sound
8. 5 p.m.
9. 6543 3747
10. free

Sections 2

11. 1998
12. Main Hall
13. warm-up wall
14. cafe
15. reception
16. £30
17. £1
18. 14-17 ages
19. 10:00 a.m. – 8
20. Indoor course

Section 3

  1. Reception
  2. Computer Section
  3. drink and snacks
  4. Reference Room
  5. Closed Reserve Room
  6. journals
  7. Photocopy Room
  8. multimedia equipment
    29 – 30. B D

Sections 4

  1. Christian
  2. Queen
  3. Boxing Day
  4. Easter
  5. Bonfire Night
  6. potatoes and sausages
  7. 17th March
  8. New Year’s Eve
  9. pumpkins
  10. crown

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 telephone conversation about house facilities.

Agent: Good morning, Campus Flat Agency, how can I help you?

Kevin: Good morning, I’m ringing to […………………………….]about problems with my flat’s facilities.

Agent: Fine. May I take down your details first?

Kevin: Yes.

Agent: What’s your name?

Kevin: Kevin Green.

Agent: OK, Kevin. And your address?

Kevin: I live in […………………………….]House in the South Area.

Agent: Your room number?

Kevin: My room number is […………………………….].

Agent: On which floor?

Kevin: The third floor.

Agent: OK, third floor, room 16C. Are you a […………………………….]student at university?

Kevin: Yes, I am.

Agent: What’s your registration number?

Kevin: It is […………………………….].

Agent: OK. What’s your […………………………….]?

Kevin: Computer Science.

Agent: How long is your flat lease?

Kevin: I’m not sure. Let me check. It is one year.

Agent: How long have you been in the flat?

Kevin: Just two months.

Agent: Well, what are the problems that you’ve been having?

Kevin: The first thing is the […………………………….].

Agent: Let me take the notes. Tap in your bathroom. What’s wrong with it?

Kevin: It is leaking. I’d really hope to get that […………………………….]right now.

Agent: OK. How about this afternoon?

Kevin: That’s great.

Agent: Anything else?

Kevin: The next one is the stove in the kitchen.

Agent: What’s the trouble with it?

Kevin: You know the […………………………….]is not a new one when we move into the flat.

Agent: Yes. Does it work?

Kevin: No, the door of stove is […………………………….].

Agent: OK. How about repairing next week?

Kevin: Fine. And the last point is the problem of TV set.

Agent: What’s the […………………………….]with TV set?

Kevin: It had no sound from the day before yesterday.

Agent: Fine.

Kevin: I do hope you can repair it as soon as […………………………….]. You know there will be a very good football match tomorrow evening. We all hope to watch it.

Agent: OK. How about we repair it at the same time with your stove?

Kevin: Great.

Agent: Anything else?

Kevin: No. Just […………………………….].

Agent: OK. We will get a repair man over to you tomorrow afternoon, are you available at that time?

Kevin: I will return to the flat at about […………………………….].

Agent: So how about 5 o’clock?

Kevin: Fine.

Agent: You can contact the repair man if your time will be changed.

Kevin: OK.

Agent: His phone number is […………………………….].

Kevin: Right.

Agent: Do you have any questions?

Kevin: Let me think, yes, how about the repair fee?

Agent: Usually, the price is at least […………………………….], but you just use two months, so we offer free repair.

Kevin: That’s so great. Thank you very much.

Agent: You are welcome. Goodbye.

Kevin: Goodbye.

SECTION 2

You will hear a lecture about a sports centre.

Welcome to the […………………………….]Climbing Centre, I’m Jason White, manager […………………………….]. I’d like to give you an introduction about the climbing centre. The Edge Climbing Centre was opened in […………………………….], and reconstructed and […………………………….]its original size in 1998. The Edge is a founder member of the […………………………….]of British Climbing Walls and supports the work of the British […………………………….]Council. As you know […………………………….]is a great activity for keeping fit and healthy. So we aim to provide a climbing experience that is […………………………….], imaginative and challenging. Let’s begin with our […………………………….]. The first one I’d like to introduce you to is the Main Hall. With over […………………………….]the main hall packs in a huge […………………………….]of climbs on featured and flat panels. Our facilities are […………………………….]developing and feature a 13 meters […………………………….]wall that can rotate to minus 45°. Easier routes can be top- roped; other routes have quick-draws in place of the lead […………………………….]. We think we have every angle […………………………….]! Our Bouldering area is one of the best of its kind in the country. A mixture of flat panels and […………………………….]walls provide overhanging cracks, flakes, pockets and comers. There are angles to suit everyone from the beginner to the most […………………………….]climber. Located just next to our bouldering area is a small […………………………….]wall. You can climb at an easy standard to get those bones moving. There are lots of big holds small […………………………….]. In addition, it is also […………………………….]with top-ropes that are ideal for […………………………….]techniques to novices. Our café is a relaxing place to have a rest between climbs, with plenty of choice. We sell tea, coffee and soft drinks, as well as a range of […………………………….]cakes. The Edge has two changing areas located on the upper floor. There are also […………………………….], washing facilities and lockers. Locker keys are available from […………………………….].

At the Edge you can pay per visit or save on course fees by becoming our member. We have three types of memberships. Gold Membership is ideal for regular visitors. Our gold […………………………….]packages are available for 6 or 12 month periods. You should pay […………………………….]for half year and […………………………….]for one year. You do not need to pay any course fees. The fee of our 12 months’ […………………………….]package is £20. Climbers have to pay £1 for each course. Both gold membership and silver membership is offered to climbers over the age of 18. […………………………….], younger climbers aged from 14 to 17, should try the […………………………….]membership which is more suitable. It has the same […………………………….]and price as the silver membership. We open at […………………………….]in the morning to […………………………….]in the evening from Monday to Friday, we are open until 8 o’clock in the evening on weekends. Please pay […………………………….], we don’t open on bank holidays. We also offer training courses which are […………………………….]for inexperienced climbers on Monday and Wednesday evening. You can choose outdoor course or indoor course depending on your needs. Usually the indoor course is […………………………….]for beginners. If you want to know more details about it please visit our […………………………….]. Miss Morris will give you a hand. Thanks for […………………………….]the introduction lecture of the Edge Climbing Centre. I hope you will enjoy our facilities in the future.

SECTION 3

You will hear lecture about a university library.

Well, first of all, welcome to the […………………………….]tour of university library. I’m David White-a library staff here. I know all of you are new students. You will probably need some sort of […………………………….]to help you to use the library […………………………….]for your study and research. Today, I’d like to introduce you to the different parts and […………………………….]of the library. Now, let’s start our tour from the […………………………….]here. As you can see there are […………………………….]. First of all, I will introduce you to the ground floor.

There are three parts of the […………………………….]floor. The first one we face now is Reception. It […………………………….]library information to all visitors. As a new student, you should apply for your library card first before using library […………………………….]. Remember to take one […………………………….]photo and your union card when you come here to register. Next to it is Computer Section on the right of entrance. As you see there are […………………………….]for students to search library resources such as […………………………….]books. You can also search library information by using your own […………………………….]in the house, but you should get your […………………………….]and […………………………….]when you register in the Computer Centre tomorrow. The last section on the ground floor is the […………………………….]. We make sure there is no food or drink in our reading room. If you are hungry you can go to Leisure Bar on the corner of ground floor. It is a […………………………….]place. Drinks and snacks are […………………………….]there.

The large section on the second floor located in the centre is called […………………………….]. You will find all kinds of textbooks, literature materials, or dictionaries in the room. Near to it is a small room called Closed Reserve Room. According to library rules important reference books cannot be […………………………….]from the library so students have to sit in the Closed Reserve Room to read.

The room opposite to the Closed Reserve Room is the […………………………….]. We offer various current or back newspapers, magazines and journals. There is a small room called Audio-visual Room next to it. You can find tapes or CDs or watch videos in there. If you want to photocopy some […………………………….]you can go to the Photocopy Room on the right corner beside the stairs. We offer five computers, four […………………………….]and four laser printers there. You should […………………………….]money in your library card first and then […………………………….]your card before using the photocopier or printer. There are some rules. The first rule is that we do not accept […………………………….]. The second rule is to […………………………….]your session to half hour at a time when photocopier is busy or printer is busy. The last important rule is that please do not start printing less than […………………………….]before the library closes.

The Reading Room and Meeting Room are both […………………………….]on the top floor. Now we are in the big Reading Room with glass roof. As you see it is very […………………………….]and […………………………….]here. You can read books while enjoying […………………………….]. The last section I wish to introduce to you is the Conference Room. There are some different size rooms with a round work table and […………………………….]equipment for teachers and students to do group work.

Okay, let’s talk about some warnings. First of all you can […………………………….]any reference books if they are on […………………………….], but the available time is only 48 hours. If you cannot come to the […………………………….]to take your reserve books you will miss out. Then, if your book is recalled by the library you have to return it within seven working days, […………………………….]the book is overdue, and you will have to pay a fine. The other thing is your Library Card. All records of using library resources are in your card. I hope you can keep your card safely, […………………………….]do not leave it in your student locker. If you lose it please come to our […………………………….]to report the loss and apply for a new one in order to avoid further […………………………….]. Good, that’s the end of the tour of the library. You can look around […………………………….]now, and if you have any questions please ask the […………………………….]at the Reception.

SECTION 4

You will hear a lecture about British holidays.

British celebrate many […………………………….], historical, social and cultural holidays […………………………….]the year. Some holidays marked on calendar are […………………………….]throughout the country. Others are based on local customs and […………………………….]which reflect the variety of experience in different […………………………….].

Britain remains mainly a Christian nation but most Britons do not go to […………………………….]regularly or […………………………….]in Christian worship. Because of […………………………….]and changing beliefs, most of the world’s religions are practiced in Britain such as Hindu, Judaism, Muslim faith and Sikh. Christmas is the biggest and best loved British holiday. While Christmas has a Christian meaning – it […………………………….]the birth of Jesus Christ. People usually celebrate Christmas by decorating homes and […………………………….]with coloured lights and Christmas trees and […………………………….]and exchanging gifts.

There are three […………………………….]Christmas activities in Britain. One is the Christmas Pantomime – a comical musical play. Another British Christmas tradition is to hear the Queen give her […………………………….]speech over the television and radio. The British Queen is also the Queen of other nations, such as Canada and Australia, and so her speech is […………………………….]to her millions of subjects throughout the world. The third British Christmas tradition, which is also celebrated in countries with British […………………………….], is Boxing Day, which falls on the day after Christmas. People used to give Christmas gifts or money to their […………………………….]on Boxing Day. However, a new Boxing Day custom has […………………………….], it is shopping. But for most people, it is a day for visiting, eating and relaxing.

For church goers the […………………………….]is Easter, not Christmas. It is the most important Christian festival in Britain. Easter […………………………….]the crucifixion and […………………………….]of Jesus Christ. Easter is in the spring when universities and schools are closed for breaks. During the Easter period Christians attend many church […………………………….]and charity activities. Easter Eggs are the main […………………………….]of Easter. As time goes on, nowadays, people give each other […………………………….]or candy for Easter.

There are some local […………………………….]and holidays in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. People can know about the different culture and […………………………….]of the four nations of the United Kingdom. Many festivals and customs have been […………………………….], adopted and used to serve political or religious functions in times of […………………………….]. Special days in England and Wales show their national pride in their […………………………….]languages and cultures and remind people that there is much more to the U.K. than “the English and England”.

One truly English holiday in England is called Bonfire Night – […………………………….]in early November. English people celebrate this event in the traditional way. Small children with a straw […………………………….]called the “Guy” appear on […………………………….]. They beg for money from passing adults. They buy lots of […………………………….]to set off on Bonfire Night. Most communities have public […………………………….], where people gather to cook […………………………….]and sausages in the fire and watch fireworks performing. The biggest Bonfires Night celebration is held in the small […………………………….]town of Lewes, where torchlight parades wind through the narrow streets.

Northern Irish Catholics […………………………….]the birthday of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick, on 17th March each year. Patrick was a Catholic bishop who lived in the 5th century and is thought to have brought […………………………….]to Ireland. He lived in Great Britain, but was […………………………….]by Irish raiders and became as a slave at the age of 16. He eventually escaped and returned to Britain. However he accepted the […………………………….]of the Irish and returned to Ireland to begin his successful […………………………….]career.

Most British people welcome the coming of the New Year, in Scotland, New Year’s Eve is called […………………………….](31st December) – is the major winter celebration, but Christmas is very quiet. How Hogmanay is celebrated varies throughout […………………………….], but one widely practiced custom is “First Footing”. There is a […………………………….]belief that the first person to cross the […………………………….]of a household in the New Year can bring luck and […………………………….]: the appearance of a young, […………………………….]dark haired and handsome man is considered […………………………….]lucky. First footers usually bring a bottle of […………………………….], a lump of coal or a peat as a gift and given a “dram of […………………………….]” as their reward.

Halloween (31st October) is another Scottish festival that comes from the great feast of the […………………………….]Celt. It is particularly connected to ghosts. At parties people dress up in strange costumes and […………………………….]they are witches. They cut horrible faces in […………………………….]and put a candle inside which shines through the eyes. Children […………………………….]in white sheets knock on doors at […………………………….]and ask if you would like a “trick” or “treat”. Usually hosts give them something nice, such as coins or candy; otherwise, they make lots of noise on front door.

Wales has some of the oldest and richest […………………………….], musical and […………………………….]traditions in Europe. The most famous festival in Wales is the Eisteddfod. In each August, Welsh people hold a large […………………………….]to remind people that Wales has had a very special […………………………….]. The highlight of the festival is to crown the two bards who have written the best poems of the festival. Nowadays, the Eisteddfod is the largest popular festival of music making and poetry writing in […………………………….].

The British calendar is full of holidays and festivals which show the different cultures and […………………………….]of the people who make up Britain. Such holidays and festivals not only remind people of how cultures change and […………………………….]each other but also give people a chance to share in the rich cultural heritage of the […………………………….].

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