IELTS Listening Practice Test 111

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SECTION 1

Questions 1-4

Complete the table below.

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

University Clubs Monday Tuesday Wednesday
Name of club film  climbing  chess
Extra activities discussions 1 _____________ 2 ________________
Current number of members 3 ______________ 40 55
Contact Events organizer 4 _____________ Maths tutor

Questions 5-10 

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer. 

Details of climbing club:

5. meets___________________.

6. excursion to France in the _______________________ .

7. subscriptions paid ____________________.

Benefits:

8. discounts on ______________________.

9. annual __________________.

10. free entrance to climbing ________________ in Cardiff.

SECTION 2

Questions 11-20

Which features are available at the following halls of residence?

Choose FIVE answers below and write the correct letter A-G next to Questions 11-15.

List of Features

A. cleaning Included
B. all meals included
C. private showers
D. modern building
E. parking spaces
F. single sex
G. sports facilities

Halls of Residence

11. Brown Hall

12. Blake Residence

13. Queens Building

14. Parkway Flats

15. Temple Rise

Questions 16-20

Label the map below.

Write the correct letter A-G next to Questions 16-20.

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SECTION 3

Questions 21-24

Complete the sentences below.

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

21. Jenna and Marco must complete their project by____________________.

22. The project will be a study of the increase in ______________________.

23. The project will be assessed by ________________________.

24. Jenna and Marco agree they need a __________________ for the project.

Questions 25-27

Choose THREE letters, A-G.

What THREE things do Marco and Jenna have to do now for the project?

A. interview some people

B. handout questionnaires

C. choose their subjects

D. take photographs

E. use statistical software

F. do some work in the library

G. contact some local companies

Questions 28-30

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

28. Why did Jenna and Marco agree to work together?

A. because they both wanted to work with someone
B. because they each have different skills
C. because they have worked together before

29. Why does Marco suggest that he writes the analysis?

A. He needs more practice with this kind of writing.
B. He is better at English than Jenna.
C. He has more experience of this than Jenna.

30. Why does Jenna offer to do the presentation?

A. Her tutor wants her to do the presentation.
B. Marco is very nervous about giving presentations.
C. She wants to divide the work on the project fairly.

SECTION 4

Questions 31-35

Of which US news source is each of the following statements true?

Write the correct letter A, B or C next to Questions 31-35.

News Sources

A. television
B. internet
C. the press

31. It is more popular at the weekend than during the week.

32. It has affected the popularity of local radio.

33. It has recently been able to expand internationally.

34. It is offering more varied reporting than previously.

35. It has suffered from government intervention.

Questions 36-40

Complete the summary below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Advertising and Newspapers

In the USA, newspapers are being increasingly inventive about the way they! attract advertisers and their 36__________________ now exceeds that of other industries. Advertising has increased because of a good relationship with the 37___________________ sector. In addition, newspapers now run more adverts which include 38_________________. These have been found to raise readership of the papers and create more sales for the 39__________________. There are also an increasing number of more expensive 40___________________ adverts.

Answer keys:

SECTION 1 Questions 1-10

  1. weekend trips
  2. competitions

  3. 125

  4. club secretary

  5. twice a/per month

  6. spring

  7. weekly

  8. equipment

  9. magazine

  10. exhibition

SECTION 2, Questions 11-20

  1. G
  • F

  • C

  • B

  • A

  • B

  • A

  • C

  • E

  • D

  • SECTION 3 Questions 21-30

    1. March 25th
  • older workers

  • (a)senior lecturer

  • timetable

  • 25/26/27. (in any order) B,D,C

    1. B
  • C

  • A

  • SECTION 4 Questions 31-40

    1. C
  • B

  • C

  • A

  • A

  • profit margin

  • 37 retail

    1. vouchers
  • clients

  • full-page/full page

  • 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 new student, Tom, talking to a student representative called Rachel about university clubs.

    Rachel: Hi, welcome to Freshers Week. I’m Rachel. Can I help you?

    Tom: Oh, hi – yes. Erm -I was hoping to find out about some clubs I could join. ,

    Rachel: Well, all the club stands are here in this hall. What were you interested in?

    Tom: Urn – not sure. I wanted to do something where I could meet people.

    Rachel: Well, take this [……………………………]with details of all the clubs and see what you think. It’ll probably [……………………………]on what day you’re free. Like on Mondays there’s the [……………………………], then on Tuesdays you’ve got the climbing club – that’s really good, I’m in that – then on [……………………………]you’ve got chess, if you want something a bit more [……………………………]! But you should look through carefully because all the clubs run extra [……………………………]as well as their normal meetings.

    Tom: Oh, yes I see. [as if reading] So it looks like the film club has [……………………………]after the films – I’d quite like to go to those. Then climbing – [……………………………], it says here that the University has its own climbing wall – that’s [……………………………]– and they go on weekend trips. Cool. And it says the [……………………………]club normally just does games with whoever [……………………………]but it also runs [……………………………]sometimes. But I bet you’ve got to be pretty good to do that.

    Rachel: Yes, I think so!

    Tom: And how many people are in the clubs? Are they all really full?

    Rachel: Well, obviously they’re all different so, for example, the film club has just [……………………………]its membership from eighty five to a hundred and twenty five but I think they’re hoping to [……………………………]it to a hundred and fifty. The climbing club’s quite small – [……………………………] people – and the chess club is fairly healthy at fifty five.

    Right. OK, so who do I see if I want to join these dubs?

    Rachel: Well, if you go round the stands and speak to the people there.

    For the film club that’s the event’s [……………………………]– urn, for climbing you’ll need the club [……………………………]and the chess club is [……………………………]by one of the Math’s tutors. OK?

    Tom: Yup. I think I’ll start with the climbing club – it sounds good.

    Rachel: Oh well, as I said, I’m in that so I might be able to help you a bit.

    Tom: OK. It says in the leaflet that they get together [……………………………]. Is that right?

    Rachel: Yes. Oh, you must join. It’s really good fun. We go away quite a bit to North Wales and every year we have a special [……………………………], usually to France, which is where we’re going this year in the [……………………………]. The weather’s too [……………………………]in the autumn.

    Tom: Wow! That sounds good – but it must cost a lot.

    Rachel: Yeah, but we try and save up for it through [……………………………]so rather than having a huge sum to pay in the month we go we [……………………………]those weekly so it spreads it out.

    Tom: Good idea. I think I’ll definitely join.

    Rachel: There are quite good [……………………………]you get from joining. I mean, you need that don’t you? And the University clubs normally try and do deals with [……………………………], so it’s really worth joining. Like in the climbing club they’ve got a special [……………………………]with one of the shops in town so if you show your card you can get money off [……………………………]. Don’t think the [……………………………]extends to clothes though.

    Tom: That’s really worth it then. I’ll go over and talk to them now.

    Rachel: OK. Hope you do join. Oh, and another thing I meant to say. If you do become a member, you automatically [……………………………]a magazine once a year. It’s quite useful and interesting because it goes out to all the national climbing clubs. And the other thing is, if you come to every [……………………………], then you can get a [……………………………]ticket to the big [……………………………]that’s held in Cardiff every year. So – hope to see you…

    Tom: Yeah, thanks … (fade)…

    SECTION 2

    You will hear an accommodation officer telling students about different halls of residence.

    Accommodation Officer:

    Good afternoon and welcome to Stanton University. I’m here to tell you about the [……………………………]halls of [……………………………]we have available should you choose to come here. We aim to offer [……………………………]in Halls to all first year students and you’ll find there’s a good [……………………………]to choose from.

    First of all, there’s Brown Hall, which, as you’ll see, is not the most [……………………………]of buildings but it is very popular with some students. It’s got a good [……………………………]of community, some nice [……………………………]kitchens and, unlike the other halls, it has recently had a gym built in its [……………………………]. Another option is Blake Residence, which is built like a large house and so everybody cooks and eats together. It has its own [……………………………]-off bit of private garden and is even more [……………………………]because this is an all-girls residence, although of course boys are [……………………………]to visit the Hall and, I understand, [……………………………]take part in cooking dinner! The largest hall we have is Queens Building and this has been [……………………………]recently. The original parking area has been built on so that the hall now has a large [……………………………]and each bedroom now has its own shower room, which many students regard as a real [……………………………]. A further option is the Parkway Flats, which won an award for design in its day and this building now has a [……………………………]order on it. This has meant that only a [……………………………]amount could be done to upgrade it and the surrounding area is important so parking is not [……………………………]around the Flats. However, the Flats do have many extra [……………………………]such as a special computer room, a small library and a [……………………………]restaurant. The cost of breakfast, lunch and dinner is [……………………………]in the fees for this hall so it does look a bit more expensive. The last residence we can offer you is Temple Rise, which again is [……………………………]more expensive than other halls as the rooms are larger. This has got very lovely views [……………………………]to the coast and this more than [……………………………]for the fact that bathrooms here are [……………………………]between six students. However, the hall has [……………………………]staff who clean the rooms once a week so this is perhaps an [……………………………]option for the [……………………………]amongst you.

    Now if I can just show on this wall map here where they all are, you might like to go and have a look round. If you come into the main university [……………………………], at the first [……………………………]you’ll find that Brown Hall is on the corner [……………………………]the theatre. So you’re nice and near the station here – though I think it can get a bit noisy with [……………………………]. The same [……………………………]to Blake Residence, which is directly facing the junction to the university entrance. These Halls are often used by [……………………………]students and such like as they’re out all day so don’t notice the noise. Anyway, if you then walk along Campus Road [……………………………]the main Circle, you’ll see the library on the corner and [……………………………]is just past that as you head north. You will find that it is  [……………………………]here and you may get fewer visitors! By the way the Circle is quite a [……………………………]of the campus as it’s set into the hills and has a [……………………………]new sports centre in the middle – it’s worth going to look around it.

    Now, the Parkway Flats are on the [……………………………]corner to the library, facing the Circle, as you head towards the main buildings. The main buildings are only about a [……………………………]walk from here and places in these halls go quickly so my advice is to [……………………………]your place as soon as possible. Then Temple Rise is [……………………………]the Circle, next to the sports centre, but further from the main university buildings. Now, if you’d like to go off and… (fade)…

    SECTION 3

    You will hear two students, Jenna and Marco, discussing a Business Studies project they have to do

    Jenna: Come on Marco. We’ve got to get on and sort out this [……………………………]for Professor Barclay.

    Marco: Hang on. I want to make sure we’ve got all the information. Now… (sitting down)… where are we?

    Jenna: Well, today we need to sort out [……………………………]what we’re going to do and how we’re going to [……………………………]the work up.

    Marco: OK. How long have we got, by the way?

    Jenna: Um… the end of [……………………………]is April 6th and he said to hand it in on week 8, so that’s March 25th at the latest because the beginning of that week is 21st. So not long!

    Marco: Right. Have you got the notes there?

    Jenna: Yes, he wants us to do a [……………………………]small-scale study, like the last one, on whether or not [……………………………]were offering more benefits to staff. We’ve now got to look at the rise in older workers. Should be fairly [……………………………].

    Marco: Yeah, as long as we keep it small. Who’s marking it?

    Jenna: Don’t know – sometimes he gets the PhD students to mark it for him.

    Marco: Oh actually it just says here ‘a [……………………………]lecturer’. I suppose it’s too much for Professor Barclay to do them all.

    Jenna: Yeah. Anyway, how are we going to go about this?

    Marco: Well, we have to [……………………………]how big we want it to be and who we’re…

    Jenna: (cutting him oft)… Yeah, but I think we must sort out a [……………………………]for the project otherwise nothing will get done.

    Marco: OK. Do you want to do that?

    Jenna: Alright. IH do it as soon as we finish here.

    Marco: OK – what do we have to do now for the project? What’s the best way to go about it? Um… well, Professor Carter [……………………………]we set up a focus group to get some [……………………………]interviews but I think that’ll take a lot of time.

    Jenna: Yeah, I agree. If we did a focus group, we’d have to spend time deciding who to [……………………………]in it and it’s not necessary to do one anyway.

    Marco: Oh, fine.

    Jenna: And, if you agree, I think we should get in [……………………………]with the businesses on the list Professor Carter gave us and ask them if they’re prepared to [……………………………].

    Marco: Sounds good – then we can go there, give them [……………………………]and collect them later.

    Jenna: Exactly.

    Marco: OK. Then do we need to book one of those study rooms in the [……………………………]so we can work together to input the data? Perhaps not, as I [……………………………]just one of us could just sort it out, actually.

    Jenna: Yes, that would be easier. A lot of what we’re doing is [……………………………], so it’ll be writing up rather than [……………………………]. No software for that I’m afraid!        ,

    Marco: And I think it would look better if we had [……………………………]shots of some of the staff because we’re citing [……………………………]as a factor in [……………………………], aren’t we?

    Jenna: Yeah. OK. I’ll factor that all in when I sort everything out tonight.

    Marco: I’m glad we decided to work together. I think it’s going to work out well.

    Jenna: Yes, well, given that we had to work in pairs on this [……………………………], I think we were right to choose each other.

    Marco: We complement each other [……………………………]as we’re each good at what the other isn’t! In fact, we should have tried working together before!

    Jenna: Yes! Now, how shall we [……………………………]the work? I’ll do the [……………………………], shall I?

    Marco: Oh – OK.

    Jenna: It’s just that it might be [……………………………]because I’m used to doing it – although your English is better than mine. I need more practice at reading, really.

    Marco: OK. I’ll do the [……………………………]then. If that’s OK with you?

    Jenna: Yeah, sure. I don’t mind speaking in public but I hate preparing all the notes for them. Thing is, the [……………………………]said one person should do the whole [……………………………]and he’s said he [……………………………]me to do it because I haven’t done one yet.

    Marco: No, that’s fine. Now… (fade)…

    SECTION 4

    You will hear a media studies tutor giving a lecture about news sources.

    Lecturer:

    OK, now many of you will have heard about the [……………………………]death of newspapers as people increasingly [……………………………]the TV and the [……………………………]for their news. Today I want to look at the USA, which has very advanced news [……………………………], to see if this is actually true.

    In the USA the main news sources without [……………………………]are TV, the internet and the press – that is traditional newspapers. And, although they are each [……………………………]and [……………………………], they are also changing. Obviously TV news has been around for a while, and the early evening [……………………………]when people get in from work are very popular. I [……………………………]we traditionally think of the morning newspaper arriving on our [……………………………]with the daily news. Interestingly, this is not borne out by the [……………………………], which show that [……………………………]in the US is much higher when people have time to relax, when they’re not working, especially on Sundays. The internet is also a popular weekend [……………………………]but shows no [……………………………]with weekday access. So people are using the different sources in different ways. Interestingly, [……………………………]has been hit less by the grip of quite strong local newspapers than by the internet, which is seen to offer a better [……………………………]. But just because the internet is seen as the new force in news media does not mean it is [……………………………]. Television has, of course, been global for a while, but now [……………………………]changes, which have fuelled the rise of online news, have also [……………………………]newspapers to print and [……………………………]editions across the world. In fact, internet news, which is seen as the big [……………………………]for traditional markets, does not offer that much [……………………………]. Often the sources are the online [……………………………]of the newspapers, whereas television, in order to offer something [……………………………], has had to come up with a much more [……………………………]bag of reporting from hard news to light reports on [……………………………]events. Another issue is [……………………………]– the internet is virtually [……………………………]so anything can be reported there, whether true or not. [……………………………]on newspapers have fought along hard battle to fight [……………………………]and to retain the freedom of the press. Television, however, is seen as critical to [……………………………]power and has become subject to [……………………………]controls about what it can or cannot say.

    Now one very [……………………………]in keeping newspapers alive and well in the USA has been their approach to [……………………………]. Obviously newspapers are heavily [……………………………]on advertising revenue and they have become more and more [……………………………]in what-they offer, in order to make sure that advertisers use them, and not other news [……………………………]. This has meant that, contrary to popular [……………………………], newspapers now have a [……………………………]higher profit [……………………………]than the rest of American industry. So how have they [……………………………]to raise advertising [……………………………]in this way? Well, they have put a lot of effort into developing and maintaining a very strong [……………………………]with the retail trade. And they’ve come up with a winner. A critical tool in their sales plan has been suggesting that the [……………………………]they run can have vouchers. This has been [……………………………]effective because they have found that, not only do more people buy the paper to get the [……………………………]but also that this [……………………………]means much higher sales for the clients who advertised. As well as doing this, the newspapers have also introduced [……………………………]sales campaigns over the last few years. This has resulted in a [……………………………]and continuing rise in the number of advertisers prepared to pay the [……………………………]for full-page ads. So, what I would like… (fade)…[……………………………]

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