IELTS Listening Practice Test 115

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SECTION 1

Question 1

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Example 

What’s the name of the accommodation house?

A. Jerry House
B. Thomas House
C. Student House

1. The accommodation was originally built as _____________________

A. student flat.
B. local museum.
C. private house.

Questions 2 and 3

Choose TWO letters, A~E. Which of the following TWO facilities are NOT in the house?

A. bathroom
B. balcony
C. computer room
D. garden
E. garage

Questions 4-7

Complete the table below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

RULE
Bedroom and bathroom 4 __________________
5 ______________ room Use before 11 p.m.
Lounge 6 __________________ after 11 p.m
Yard 7 __________________

Questions 8-10

Complete the sentences below.

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

8. _____________________ is only allowed on weekends.

9. The opening time of the front door is_____________________.

10. You can go to Room 101 beside reception to get a______________________ .

SECTION 2

Questions 11-17

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

Item Tennis Soccer
Number of teams 11 ________________ 4
Age 16-22 Up to 12 _____________
13 _______________ court 2 14 ________________
Date 15 ________________ Saturday evenings
16 _______________ George Hansen 17 ________________

Questions 18-20

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

The match always begins with a 18_________________.

19_______________will be awarded an honour and prize.

All players must write a 20__________________ by April 18th.

SECTION 3

Questions 21 -24

Complete the notes below.

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

The tutor’s new room number is 21_________________

The tutorial time is at 22____________________

The reason for the student to see his tutor is to 23______________________

The student’s trouble is to have many 24__________________ to read.

Questions 25-28

Choose your answer below and write the letters, A-F, next to Questions 25-28.

What recommendations does the tutor make about the reference books?

A. All
B. Research method
C. Main Body
D. Conclusion
E. Avoid
F. Argument

Bayer:                                         25________________

Oliver:                                        26________________

Billy:                                           27________________

Andrew:                                     28________________

Questions 29 and 30

Choose TWO letters, A-E. Which TWO of the following points does the tutor warn student’s research work?

A. interviewees
B. make data clearly
C. time arrangement
D. reference books
E. questionnaire design

SECTION 4

Questions 31-40

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

Magic Meteor Astronomy

Meteors are usually.named 31________________________.

Meteoroids belong to inner 32________________________ system.

Meteor storms are more beautiful and amazing than 33______________________.

The biggest meteor storm happened in 34______________________.

Leonids are usually connected with 35______________________.

A 36________________________ is brighter than any of the stars and planets.

Most meteors appear colour of 37________________________.

In the 17th Century, many people regarded meteorite as 38_________________________.

The most magnificent meteorite event took place on 39_____________________ 1908.

Dinosaurs became extinct about 40______________________ years ago.

Answer keys:

Section 1

1. C

2-3. C,E

4. smoking

5. Laundry

6. noise

7. parking

8. Party

9. 6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

10. front door key

Section 2

11. 6

12. 20

13. Venue

14. court 4

15. Sunday afternoons

16. Coach

17 .Paul Bhatt

18 .barbecue (dinner)

19. MVP

20. confirm letter

Section 3

21. 614

22. 2:00 p.m.

23. extend thesis deadline

24. reading materials

25 .A

26 .F

27 .E

28. D 29-30 A, D

Section 4

31. shooting star

32. solar

33. meteor showers

34. 1833

35. comets

36 .fireball

37 .white

38. thunderstones

39. June 30

40. 65,000,000

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 accommodation rules.

Advisor: Good morning, everyone. I’m your accommodation advisor.

Well, firstly welcome to Thomas House which is one of the most popular [……………………………]in our university. I will give you an introduction about the house and answer your questions. As you know, the building was [……………………………]in the middle of the [……………………………]and was used by the family of Thomas. That’s of course how the house and university got his name. We [……………………………]it and added some new and [……………………………]facilities last year.

Student: Excuse me, advisor.

Advisor: Yes?

Student: What kind of [……………………………]are there in Thomas House?

Advisor: There are three floors. A front fall and a dining room are on the ground floor.

Student: Does the house have a garden?

Advisor: Of course.

Student:          And a garage?

Advisor:          No, we don’t provide [……………………………]to students.

Student:          OK.

Advisor:          A small Gym with some new [……………………………]is on the second floor.

Student:          Does it have a computer room?

Advisor:          No. I mean a [……………………………]room on the second floor and you can find a comfortable [……………………………]with big [……………………………]on the same floor.

Student:          How about bedroom and bathroom?

Advisor:          They are both on the top.

Student:          How many students are there in one flat?

Advisor:          Four to six.

Student:          I wonder if I have to share a bathroom with others.

Advisor:          No. We provide every student a bedroom and bathroom.

Student:          Great.

Advisor: There are some rules in Thomas House. Firstly, smoking is not allowed in both your bedroom and bathroom.

Student: Does the house have a smoking [……………………………]?

Advisor: No. You can smoke on balcony or outside the house.

Student: Advisor, is there a laundry in the house?

Advisor: Of course. Laundry room is [……………………………]on the right corner of the second floor.

Student: Sure.

Advisor: But please do not use it after [……………………………].

Student: Is it free to us?

Advisor: In fact, you don’t need to pay any bills which are [……………………………]in your accommodation fee. But you have to pay [……………………………]fee.

Student: How much?

Advisor: We offer two coin-[……………………………]washing machines. The large one is two pounds fifty and the small one is one pound sixty.

Student: If the lounge has a time [……………………………]?

Advisor: Definitely. We ask all students to keep quiet and do not make noise after 11 o’clock.

Student:          We know there is a [……………………………]in the house.

Advisor:          Yes.

Student:          If we can park our car there?

Advisor:          No. We do not allow parking in our yard.

Student: OK. Could we invite some friends to hold a party in the garden or lounge?

Advisor: We only allow party on weekends.

Student: Fine.

Advisor: The last rule is to pay [……………………………]to the opening time of the Front Hall. The door is locked at 11 p.m. and opened again at 6 a.m. in the next morning. Remember to take the front door key when you go out early or come back late.

Student: How could we get the front door kev?

Advisor: You can go to [……………………………]office building and get your key in Room 101.

Student: Sure.

Advisor: Well, any questions?

SECTION 2

You will hear an introduction about sports matches.

Good morning everyone. I am Mary White, the [……………………………]of the Exciting Sports Club. Welcome to attend matches [……………………………]meeting. I know you are looking forward to a great [……………………………]. Now I’d like to give you a short introduction to our arrangement in this season.

This season we still have two [……………………………]. One is tennis and the other is soccer. Let’s start with tennis. There will be six teams competition. We hope the players’ ages are between [……………………………]years old. While the number of soccer teams is only four in this season. Because we hope all players’ ages are no more than [……………………………] years old. Now, in this new season there are some changes. The first one is the [……………………………]. We will arrange all our matches for both the tennis and soccer competitions in Magic Park instead of Darry Park which was used last year. [……………………………]will be arranged on court 2 and court 4 will hold soccer matches.

On our match [……………………………]all tennis matches will be played on Sunday afternoons. All matches will begin at [……………………………]. Soccer matches in this season will be played at 7 o’clock on Saturday evenings. The joining fee is still [……………………………]including a new sport gear. We still offer a week of training session before formal match for our new players. There are two training session at 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on next Friday and Saturday afternoon. The fee is only [……………………………]. Now I’d like to introduce the coach of each training session. George Hansen who has been [……………………………]the tennis teams for over four years will still be coach this season. While, we will invite a good soccer coach who has enough [……………………………]and professional skills to work as this season soccer coach. His name is Paul Bhatt.

In addition, we offer some activities to thank all players. Please look at your [……………………………]. There are some activities and their time [……………………………]. At beginning we hope to start the season with a [……………………………]dinner on next Saturday in Magic Park. I do really hope all players will go there to enjoy the dinner and you may invite your [……………………………]and friends. Of course they have to pay a listed fee with just 5 pounds.

And then, after the final match in this season, we will vote this season’s MVP (the most valuable player). The two players from tennis team and soccer team will gain an [……………………………]and a [……………………………]from our sports centre. This season we hope all players can send a confirm letter to us to [……………………………]our match arrangement. So please write to us before the [……………………………]– it is on Thursday, 18th April. Our secretary – David Black – is in charge of collecting fees and your letters in this season. His room number is [……………………………]and his phone is [……………………………](fade)…

SECTION 3

You will hear a conversation about student thesis.

(knock at door)

Assistant: Come in please.

Man:    Good afternoon. Oh, I am sorry. Is it Professor Lee’s office

room?

Assistant: No. It is room [……………………………]. His new room number is [……………………………]on the right of this corridor.

Man:    Thanks a lot.

Assistant: You are welcome.

(knock at door)

Professor Lee: Come in please.

Man:    Good afternoon, Professor Lee.

Professor Lee: Good afternoon. Come in please. I remember our [……………………………]time is at two o’clock. right?

Man:    Really? Oh, I am so sorry. I remember it is at half past one.

So, I… I go to common room to wait for [……………………………]. OK?

Professor Lee: No, no. I am free now. Let’s begin.

Man:    I am so sorry.

Professor Lee: That doesn’t matter. So, how about your work?

Man:    In fact, Professor Lee, can I get an [……………………………]of time to hand in my work? I mean I hope to extend my thesis [……………………………].

Professor Lee: James, you know extension is usually given only for [……………………………]or accident reasons. So what’s your problem? You have a good beginning with your draft. Isn’t it right?

Man:    Yes. While, I… I’m having too many reading [……………………………]to read. Too many?

Professor Lee: How many?

Man:    Besides academic [……………………………]I have about 15 books to read next month. I don’t think I can finish them.

Professor Lee: Oh, darling, you do not need to read them all.

Man:    What do you mean?

Professor Lee: I mean you can choose some parts of these books which can help your work.

Man:    Really? Could you give me some [……………………………]?

Professor Lee: Sure.

(5 seconds pause)

Professor Lee: Do you bring your [……………………………]book list?

Man:    Yes. I take it.

Professor Lee: Let’s see. First, the book by Bayer, I think it is really worth reading.

Man:    Read it all?

Professor Lee: Yes. The topic of the book is nearly the same field with you.

Man:    OK… I’ll read Bayer’s book.

Professor Lee: The next author is Oliver.

Man:    I heard that his [……………………………]is very strong. But the book is a little [……………………………].

Professor Lee: You are right. But I still recommend you to know about his argument which will give you a lot of help.

Man:    Fine. Do you think I should read Billy’s book?

Professor Lee: About Billy, I have to say his work is very good, [……………………………]his research method, but you do not need to read it now.

Man:    Right. The last author is Andrew. How about his book?

Professor Lee: In my [……………………………], the one by Andrew says the research findings – I mean his last part is very excellent, clear and [……………………………].

Man:    I agree with you. I am reading the book now.

Professor Lee: Great.

Man:    How about others?

Professor Lee: I suggest you finish these books next month and then we will talk about others, OK?

Man:    OK.

Professor Lee: Have you begun your [……………………………]work?

Man:    Yes.

Professor Lee: How are things going?

Man:    That’s OK, except the research [……………………………].

Professor Lee: What’s wrong with the method?

Man:    I have made some [……………………………]. ‘

Professor Lee: Yes.

Man:    But I found that they couldn’t give me the data I need.

Professor Lee: Who are the interviewees?

Man:    Some are our classmates and others are [……………………………].

Professor Lee: Oh, no. James. It’s better for you to interview some professionals.

Man:    Do you think it is better for me to change another research method such as [……………………………]?

Professor Lee: I don’t think you will have enough time to design it and then [……………………………]your research data. That will waste you a lot of time.

Man:    You are right.

Professor Lee: And pay attention to your [……………………………].

Man:    Reference books?

Professor Lee: No. I mean you should make clearly about what reference books you read and then write them after your [……………………………].

Man:    OK. I will make them clear.

Professor Lee: Fine. I hope to see your work quickly.

Man:    I hope too. Thanks for your help, Professor Lee.

Professor Lee: That’s OK. See you next time.

Man:    See you.

SECTION 4

You will hear a conversation about astronomy.

Woman: This is “Magic Time” from the BBC. I am Faith. In today’s programme we invite a professor of [……………………………]5. Welcome Lewis.

Man:    Thanks a lot, Faith.

Woman: What magic information will you introduce to us?

Man:    We all know the Leonids in August are coming, so today let’s talk about meteors.

Woman: Good topic. At one time or another, almost everyone has [……………………………]a swift little streak of light [……………………………]across the night sky. Nearly everyone makes [……………………………]when they see them and blame both good and bad luck on their [……………………………].

Man:    Yes. These sudden [……………………………]visitors are meteors. We often call it “shooting star”. The glowing [……………………………]are caused by the [……………………………]of a piece of celestial [……………………………]entering our atmosphere.

Woman: Many meteors are quick flashes, but some last long enough for us to track their [……………………………]course across the sky.

Man:    Right. Now and then, a meteor truly will light up the night, [……………………………]brighter than Venus – although rarely, even brighter than the Moon – leaving in its wake a dimly glowing trail that may [……………………………]for minutes.

Woman: Lewis, can we see some meteors every night in one year?

Man:    Yes. Under a dark sky, any [……………………………]can expect to see between two and seven [……………………………]each hour any night of the year. These are sporadic meteors.

Woman: Sporadic meteors?

Man:    Yes. Their source bodies – [……………………………]– are part of the dusty background of the inner [……………………………]. Several times during the year, Earth [……………………………]swarms of small particles that greatly increase the number of meteors. The result is a meteor shower, during which [……………………………]may see [……………………………]of meteors every hour. Concentrations of material within the swarms may produce better-than-[……………………………]displays in some years, with rates of hundreds per hour. And we’re treated to a truly amazing display in which thousands of [……………………………]meteors can be seen for a brief period. The [……………………………]is called meteor storms which are more [……………………………]than meteor showers.

Woman: Ah ha! That’s wonderful!

Man:    Definitely. The meteors that appear during a [……………………………]shower seem to come from one point in, the sky. This [……………………………]is an effect of perspective, just as a roadway seems to [……………………………]in the distance. Usually, meteor showers get the name of the [……………………………]from which the meteors appear to [……………………………]. Such as during the Perseid shower in August, meteors seem to [……………………………]from a point in the constellation Perseus.

Woman: When is the biggest meteor storm?

Man:    According to records, in [……………………………]. a storm of [……………………………]meteors an hour shocked the world.

Woman: 60,000? That’s unbelievable!

Man:    By the [……………………………], scientists had known that many meteor showers were annual – including the normally [……………………………]Leonids, which produced the big storm – and that they were somehow [……………………………]to comets.

Woman: Really?

Man:    Yes. But most of the meteors people have seen during one of the [……………………………]showers arise from [……………………………]particles not much larger than sand grains. As a particle enters Earth’s [……………………………], it collides with gas atoms and [……………………………]. The particle becomes wrapped in a glowing sheath of hearted air and [……………………………]material boiled off its own surface.

(5 seconds pause)

Woman: Whether meteor is very near to us when it appears?

Man:    No. In fact, it is an illusion. However even [……………………………]professionals can be fooled. Such as [……………………………]pilots have [……………………………]to avoid meteors that were actually [……………………………]away. A meteor that appears brighter than any of the stars and planets is a fireball.

Woman: Fireball? That’s so interesting

Man:    Yeah. Most meteors are seen [……………………………]kilometres above the ground. Sometimes, someone will claim to see a [……………………………]land on a hilltop, but in fact a real fireball first appears at a height of about [……………………………]and loses its brightness while still at least 20 kilometres above the ground.

Woman: Yes. What colours do meteors have?

Man:    Usually, most meteors look white. but some also appear blue, green, yellow, orange, or even red.

Woman: What will happen if a [……………………………]gets to the surface of the Earth without being completely vaporised?

Man:    It will be meteorite.

Woman: I heard meteorites were long ago thought to be cast down as gifts from [……………………………].

Man:    Yes. And others thought the gods were displaying their anger.

Woman: Really?

Man:    As late as the 17th Century, many believed they fell from [……………………………](they were nicknamed “thunderstones”). Many scientists didn’t believe the accounts of people who [……………………………]to have seen meteors and some experts were [……………………………]that stones could fall from the clouds or the heaven.

Woman: Yes.

Man:    One of the most [……………………………]meteorite events in recent history destroyed hundreds of square miles of forest in Siberia on [……………………………]. According to local [……………………………]a ball of fire streaked through the sky and seemed to enter the atmosphere at an [……………………………]angle. It exploded, sending out hot winds and loud noises and [……………………………]the ground enough to break windows in nearby [……………………………]. Small particles blown into the atmosphere lit the night sky for several days.

Woman: So, nowadays, the [……………………………]theory holds that a meteor exploded just above the surface?

Man:    Yes. Most impact [……………………………]and basins larger than the Meteor Crater are [……………………………]worn away or have been buried by rocks and dirt as the earth’s [……………………………]changed. At present, Chicxulub Basin centered in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is the largest one. The diameter of basin is around 300 kilometres. Rock samples [……………………………]by drilling into the basin show that an asteroid struck the earth there about fin million years ago.

Woman: Does that the same period with the [……………………………]disappeared?

Man:    That’s right. Many scientists believe this debris caused climate

changes which made the dinosaurs not survive.

Woman: We do really hope that will never happen again.

Man:    Right.

Woman: OK. Thanks for watching today’s programme. See you next week.

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