IELTS Listening Practice Test 109

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ielts-listening-practice-test-109

SECTION 1

Questions 1-5

Complete the table below.

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

Your Best Furniture

Example                                                                                                  Answer
Information about special offer                                                            Press two

ITEM REQUIRED PRICE
Bed 1 ____________ size £189
2______________ White colour £69
Dinner table Round with 3___________ 4______________
Wardrobe 5________________ £399

Questions 6-10

Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Customer’s Details

Name:                                                          Daniel Kahn

Address:                                                       Hill House

                                                                      6________________ 16th

Contact number:                                        4478 0135

Delivery time:                                            1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on next 7__________________

Total cost:                                                    £760

Payment:                                                     8________________

Delivery Fee:                                              Free

Delivery transport:                                    9________________

Reference number:                                 10________________

SECTION 2

Questions 11 – 15

Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

TULIP HOT SPRING GARDEN RESORT 

Location: 11_________________ close to Peak Mountains

Hot spring was exploited 12_______________ metres under the ground,

Temperature of Tulip hot spring is 13__________________

Notice for tourists:

Adjust water temperature before bathing.

Do not bath immediately after drink

Do not take your 14_____________ when bathing.

There are:

56 different water sports.

21 different 15 _________________

Questions 16-20

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

4-1

SECTION 3

Questions 21 and 22

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

21. The conversation may take place in a _____________

A. university.
B. bookstore.
C. canteen.

22. The topic of the first lecture is ______________

A. local snack.
B. study strategies.
C. social life.

Questions 23 and 24

Choose TWO letters, A-E,

Which TWO main factors are important for students’ successful study?

A. using time effectively
B. doing researching
C. taking more lectures
D. working independently
E coping well with stress

Questions 25-30

Complete the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS FOR each answer.

Listening to lecture  25___________ lecture

Prepare for lecture ahead

check notes after lecture

26______________ PowerPoint

Group work

Reading online materials need a 27_________________

approach: 28_______________

method of analyzing

Writing essay 29 a good _________________

30 do ____________ before handing in

SECTION 4

Questions 31-40

Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

The Antarctic Polar View project maps Antarctic sea Ice by using 31_____________________.

Problems to navigate through the water:

the safety of the ship

32____________ the efficiency of the ship

NVSAT Satellite:

Collect data

Identify difference between open water and 33___________________

Scientists can see surface of sea clearly by using 34____________________

Helicopter:

Advantage: can map the sea in the air

Disadvantages: 35 much more_________________

                                36_________________

The colour of the map is 37____________________

Problem of sending pictures in Antarctic ship: 38____________________

Measure to the problem: com press images into 39___________________ format

The equipment scientists need for mapping is a 40___________________ on ship.

Answer keys:

Section 1

1. King

2. Light

3. 6 chairs

4. £229

5. European design

6. Dave Lane

7. Sunday

8. Credit Card

9. Truck

10. FC0418

Section 2

11. north suburb

12. 3,000

13. 65®C

14. jewellery

15. SPA pools

16. Villa Part

17. Merry Water World

18. Leisure Centre

19. Sports Centre

20. Restaurant

Section 3

21. A

22. B 23-24 D E

25. record

26. Presentation(s)

27. username and password

28. skimming

29. draft plan

30. proof-reading

Section 4

31. satellites

32. the speed of the ship

33. (the) sea ice

34. radar

35. difficulty

36. time consumption

37. (shades of) grey

38. Internet connection M’

39. JPEG2000

40. laptop

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 customer and a clerk about furniture information.

Clerk 1: Thank you for calling Your Best […………………………….]Information Line. In order to deal with all calls […………………………….], we offer you a number of options. Please listen carefully and press your required number. If you want to know about our latest […………………………….], please press 1. If you want to hear about our new […………………………….], please press 2. If you want to make a complaint, please press 3.

Clerk 2: Good afternoon. What can I do for you?

Customer: Good afternoon. I’d like to know some […………………………….].

Clerk 2: Fine. What about furniture would you like to know?

Customer: First of all, I’d like to know about beds. I’d like to buy a new bed.

Clerk 2: Yes. And what kind of bed do you want?

Customer:        Do you have a […………………………….]one?

Clerk 2:           Of course. What colour do you like?

Customer:        I prefer white.

Clerk 2:           Let me check. Yes, we have a new one from […………………………….]that came in last week.

Customer:        How much is it?

Clerk 2:           It is […………………………….].

Customer:        Do you have any discount at this moment?

Clerk 2:           If your total cost is over […………………………….]you will get a […………………………….].

Customer:        Great.

Clerk 2:           Do you want this bed?

Customer:        Yes. And I need a light.

Clerk 2:           Where will you fix it in your house?

Customer:        My bedroom.

Clerk 2:           On the […………………………….]?

Customer:        Yes. Oh, I hope it’s white too.

Clerk 2:           We have a set of white furniture. How about the light?

Customer:        How much is it?

Clerk 2:           It is very cheap, only […………………………….]if you take the bed.

Customer:        OK. I will take them both.

Clerk 2:           Fine. And anything else?

Customer:        I want to buy a new dinner table for my dining room.

Clerk 2:           What’s your […………………………….]?

Customer:        Do you have a round one?

Clerk 2:           Yes.

Customer:        And with four chairs, no, six that’s better.

Clerk 2:           Right. Round with chairs.

Customer:        What’s the price of it?

Clerk 2:           The domestic one is […………………………….], but the imported one is […………………………….].

Customer:        The same style?

Clerk 2:           Yes.

Customer:        I will take the first one.

Clerk 2:           OK.

Customer:        The last thing I need is […………………………….].

Clerk 2:           Wardrobe? Oh, we have some new styles.

Customer:        Really? I prefer a […………………………….]design.

Clerk 2: You are so lucky. We got a new one from Italy.

Customer:        Great. How much is it?

Clerk 2:           It is […………………………….].

Customer:        A little expensive.

Clerk 2:           Yeah, but it is white.

Customer:        Really? That’s fine. I will take it.

Clerk 2:           A good choice. Are you our member?

Customer:        Yes.

Clerk 2:           OK, can you tell me your […………………………….]?

Clerk 2:           Let me take down your details first.

Customer:        OK.

Clerk 2:           What’s your full name?

Customer:        Daniel Kahn.

Clerk 2:           Could you spell the last name?

Customer: K-A-H-N.

Clerk 2:           Right. And your address?

Customer: Hill House, […………………………….].

Clerk 2:           Could you spell the street name?

Customer:        D-A-V-E.

Clerk 2:           Fine. And your contact number?

Customer:        […………………………….].

Clerk 2:           Well, what time do you want your furniture to arrive?

Customer:        How about next week?

Clerk 2:           OK. Morning or the afternoon?

Customer:        Afternoon.

Clerk 2:           How about […………………………….]. on Saturday?

Customer:        Sunday is better.

Clerk 2:           OK. On Sunday.

Customer:        Fine. How much is it all together after […………………………….]?

Clerk 2:           Let me see. The total price is […………………………….], after discount is… […………………………….].

Customer:        OK. May I pay by credit card?

Clerk 2:           Of course you can.

Customer:        Oh, does this price include […………………………….]fee?

Clerk 2:           Because you are our […………………………….]and live not far from us, the fee is free.

Customer:        That’s so great.

Clerk 2:           We have a truck to deliver all your orders to your house next Sunday. Can you take down your […………………………….]number?

Customer:        Yes. Please tell me.

Clerk 2:           […………………………….].

Customer:        Great. Thank you very much.

Clerk 2:           You are welcome. Good bye.

Customer:        Good bye.

SECTION 2

Receptionist: Good afternoon. How can I help you?

Customer: Good afternoon. I’d like to enquire about some information […………………………….]resort.

Receptionist: What kind of resort would you prefer?

Customer: I want a hot spring resort and it is better to have some indoor or outdoor water […………………………….].

Receptionist: OK. Let me check. How about Tulip Hot Spring Garden Resort?

Customer: Tell me some details, please.

Receptionist: Fine. It is […………………………….]in the north suburb near Peak Mountains. Covering about […………………………….]acres of green land with refreshing […………………………….], the resort provides various kinds of […………………………….]for sports, entertainment, leisure and meetings. And the best part is its hot spring.

Customer: Great. Could you give me some introduction about the hot spring?

Receptionist: The millennium […………………………….]of the Tulip hot spring was […………………………….]3,000 metres deep under the ground. It is sulphur hot spring. The major […………………………….]is sulphur.

Customer: I heard that when sulphur is […………………………….], it’s armless to the human body.

Receptionist: Yes. It plays a […………………………….]role in softening the skin, […………………………….]the skin and beautifying the skin. It can lower blood […………………………….]and reduce blood fat.

Customer: That’s so great. How about its temperature?

Receptionist: It’s 65°C. There are some […………………………….]about the hot spring.

Customer: Attentions?

Receptionist: Yes. The hot spring water contains various […………………………….]which come out first in black colour, change to clear water […………………………….]with a mineral smell. Adjust water […………………………….]to one’s comfort before bathing.

Customer: OK.

Receptionist: And do not bath immediately after drinking and please take your […………………………….]off when you are bathing.

Customer: Fine. How about water activities?

Receptionist: Merry Water World has […………………………….] different water sports for tourists. You can experience four different […………………………….]rooms and 21 different SPA […………………………….]. For a change, one can try the standard swimming pool, tennis courts and the […………………………….].

Customer: Can you tell me the location?

Receptionist: Let me show you the map of the resort.

Customer: Fine.

Receptionist: Now we are standing at the […………………………….]of the Main Hall. It is at the bottom of your map and […………………………….]to our left is Villa Part. There are […………………………….]villas and suites which have their own hot springs.

Customer: Fine.

Receptionist: The large building with a big […………………………….]behind the Main Hall is Merry Water World – the water sports centre.

Customer: Yes. I know.

Receptionist: On the top left of the map is the Leisure Centre. There are sauna bath for women, […………………………….]theatre, kids room, video games room, VIP room, tea house and beauty salon.

Customer: Great. And where is the tennis court?

Receptionist: It is in the Sports Centre which is located between […………………………….]and the Tulip Garden.

Customer: Tulip Garden?

Receptionist: Yes. You can appreciate the beautiful tulips in the garden.

Customer: Fine. Can you tell me what kinds of sports are there in the centre?

Receptionist: There is tennis court, […………………………….], table tennis, shooting, arrow shooting, and […………………………….].

Customer: Do you have a restaurant?

Receptionist: Of course. The building next to Garden is the restaurant.

Customer: What dishes does it serve?

Receptionist: We have French food, Spanish food, Indian food and […………………………….].

Customer: That’s so great.

Receptionist: If you want to book a villa, fill in the form.

Customer: Thank you very much.

Receptionist: You are welcome.

SECTION 3

You will hear a conversation about a student’s study.

Professor: Good morning, everyone. Welcome to the Study Centre of The Cardiff University. I am Professor Jody, your student study […………………………….]. I know as a new student you will meet some […………………………….]with your studies and life. So we will have three […………………………….]lectures: study […………………………….]on today, social life and local […………………………….]on next Monday and Tuesday. I will introduce you to some study skills and answer your questions. Well, first of all, let’s talk about some […………………………….]which can affect your study. What problems do you meet as a […………………………….]?

Student 1: Yes, professor, what’s the biggest difference between university and […………………………….]school regarding study?

Professor: A good question. I think the biggest […………………………….]is that a university student will have to do a lot of work on their own, such as doing research.

Student 1: Do you mean we should read and think […………………………….]?

Professor: Yes. That’ the first important factor of being a […………………………….]university student.

Student 2: Fine.

Student 1: How about taking more […………………………….]? I heard that they can help our studies. Is that right?

Professor: Some students prefer to attend more extra lectures to improve […………………………….]. But in fact, it might affect their own study. My advice is to use your […………………………….]time. I mean you should know how to take control of your time and work […………………………….].

Student 1: Fine.

Professor: Another factor is to […………………………….]your stress. Many students usually have a feeling of […………………………….], particularly for overseas students. There is no family or friends here so maybe […………………………….]and heavy studies can lead to a great stress. So I […………………………….]if you come in contact with such troubles, it is a good way to make some new friends or take up some social […………………………….]on the weekends.

Student 2: How do we know about the social activities, professor?

Professor: You may get the activity […………………………….]from the Student Union.

Student 2: Fine.

Professor: Well, let’s talk about some study […………………………….]. Where should we begin?

Student 1: How about listening to a lecture?

Student 2: Yes. I am worried about that too.

Professor: OK. If you cannot keep up with the […………………………….]why not prepare a recorder or something like that to record the lecture.

Student 2: Good idea.

Professor: And I think you should prepare lecture […………………………….]in advance and then check your notes with other students after the lecture if you cannot take them all at the lecture.

Student 1: Great. And how about […………………………….]. Do we have to do many presentations?

Professor: Yes. You will do presentations nearly on all subject lectures.

Student 1: Should we use […………………………….]?

Professor: Yes. Of course.

Student 2: And can we choose a partner to do presentation together?

Professor: Maybe or maybe not. Sometimes you can have a group presentation but you have to do it by yourself on most lectures.

Student 2: OK. I know.

Student 1: Professor, I know we have to spend a lot of time reading […………………………….]. I want to know if we can get them from the Internet.

Professor: Sometimes you can read materials at the computer home.

Student 2: Really?

Professor: Yes. But, you must have a […………………………….]and […………………………….]from The Computer Centre.

Student 2: Fine.

Professor: And usually you will have many […………………………….]journals to read, so a right reading method is very important.

Student 1: What kind of method?

Professor: The approach I use is […………………………….]. It means to skim the book first to see what’s important and what isn’t.

Student 2: Do we need to […………………………….]a skill of analysing reading?

Professor: Yes. That’s the next important method of reading. The method can help you to remember what you have read.

Student 2: Fine. And how about the […………………………….]?

Professor: You will write a lot of essays as your assignment.

Student 2: […………………………….]?

Professor: Yes.

Student 1: How about the strategy of writing essays?

Professor: First you should make a good draft plan for writing, and pay […………………………….]to the […………………………….].

Student 2: Deadline?

Professor: Yes.

Student 2: Can we extend that?

Professor: You could ask for your personal […………………………….],

Student 2: Fine.

Professor: And before handing in your work to your tutor or […………………………….]you should do proof reading first to check form, grammar, spelling and references.

Student: OK.

Professor: If you meet some other problems with your study you can ask your tutor for help. Well, any other questions?

SECTION 4

You will hear a conversion about technology.

(Christine = C; Andrew Flemming = A)

C: Welcome to “The Magic Earth”. I’m […………………………….]. Today, we have invited a […………………………….]Andrew Flemming – the leader from “The British […………………………….]Survey” – to give us an introduction about “using […………………………….]to map Antarctic sea ice”. Welcome Andrew Hemming.

A: Thank you Christine. Well, as you know, cruising in the Southern Ocean isn’t always plain sailing. But as it is becoming important to find better ways of […………………………….]safely and avoiding future […………………………….]because of increasing visitor ships, the Antarctic Polar View project is using […………………………….]to map the sea ice to help ships find the best way in the vast […………………………….]. There are very large […………………………….]of heavy ice in the water which might look beautiful and white with […………………………….]dancing on top of it, but I believe you do not want to hit it very fast with a ship. Otherwise your ship will be […………………………….], and therefore […………………………….]through it is an important problem, not only in terms of the safety of the ship, but in terms of the speed of the ship, and the […………………………….]of the ship. So you could have another choice for example, take a quicker and […………………………….]rather than spending an […………………………….]amount of time going through an area of very thick ice. The quickest way to travel is to clear water […………………………….], but it is a difficult task to find these routes. The area we’re dealing with is absolutely […………………………….]. The only way of […………………………….]that area of ocean effectively is by using satellites. Therefore, we use a satellite named NVSAT which is a satellite that […………………………….]information and picks up […………………………….]in ocean surface […………………………….]and that helps us to see the difference between open water and the sea ice. Radar allows the […………………………….]team to see straight through the clouds down to the […………………………….]of the sea. With detailed images, it’s even possible to see cracks in the surface which can lead to […………………………….]ice falls. Wherever possible we would use […………………………….]quite a lot and put them up in the air to map the ice and look for where we might find what we call leads, you know, which are large areas of clear water that the ship might be able to move through. But it is certainly a much more difficult and time¬[…………………………….] operation.

C: So does the image that you get from the Polar View map give good […………………………….]of what you’re actually seeing out there on the sea?

A: Yes, it does. We cannot yet know clearly about the […………………………….]of the sea ice, but one of the science […………………………….]that we were doing last summer was looking at doing some of that work using satellites as well, so that’s going to be quite an exciting […………………………….]. The map was coloured in various […………………………….]. But it didn’t take long to spot the difference between the dark smooth open water and light […………………………….]areas of sea ice. The first step is to take the image merely, which has to be sent to the ship.

C: How about others?

A: Internet connection in the Antarctic and on ships is […………………………….]poor.

And that has meant that we have to […………………………….]the image a lot, cut a lot and delete some of the details in the image as a result.

C: Have you solved the problem?

A: Yes. The normal way that we are doing this is by […………………………….]the images into a foi’mat known as […………………………….]. JPEG 2000 allows us to, No. 1, compress the […………………………….]a lot more, and secondly it allows us to maintain the […………………………….]position of the image. So, it knows where the image is and allows us to […………………………….]that on a map.

C: And how long does this take?

A: I tested this January over a very narrow dial-up […………………………….]connection and it took a few minutes. Sure. For us it’s made an enormous […………………………….], I mean we now know […………………………….]well the kind of sea ice conditions we’re likely to […………………………….], so it’s a fantastic and useful system. We just need a laptop on the ships.

C: That’s great. Thanks for Andrew’s introduction, and… (fade)

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