IELTS Listening Practice Test 67

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ielts-listening-practice-test-67

SECTION 1

Questions 1-4

Complete the form below.

Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER far each answer.

Example: Global Bicycle Tours

Tour name: River Valley tour         Tour month: 1____________

Customer Name: 2___________Schmidt

Address: P.O. Box 3_____________ Manchester

Bicycle rental required?_____Yes             (X) No

Dietary restrictions: 4____________

Questions 5-7

Choose the correct letters, A, B, or C.

5. What size deposit does the caller have to pay?

A. 5 percent
B. 30 percent
C. 50 percent

6. When does the deposit have to he paid?

A. Two weeks from now
B. Four weeks from now
C. Six weeks from now

7. How will the luggage be carried?

A. By bus
B. By bicycle
C. By van

Questions 8-10

Choose THREE letters, A-F.

Which THREE things should the caller take on the tour?

A. raincoat                                       D. water bottle

B. spare tire                                     E. camera

C. maps                                             F. guide book

SECTION 2

Questions 11—15

What change has been made to each part of the health club?

Write the correct letter, A-F next to questions 11-15.

HARTFORD HEALTH CLUB

A. installed a new floor
B. repainted
C. moved to a new location
D. rebuilt
E. enlarged
F. replaced the equipment M 1

Part of the health club

11 swimming pools                 _______

12 locker rooms                      _______

13 exercise room                    _______

14 tennis court                       _______

15 club store                           _______

Questions 16-18

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

16. Tomorrow,_______________for adults and children will start.

17. On Wednesday, there will be a_____________.

18. A ______________is planned for next weekend.

Questions 19 and 20

Answer the questions below.

Choose the correct letter, A, B, or C.

19. How many months did it take to complete the renovation work?

A. three
B. nine
C. twelve

20. What project is planned for next year?

A. An indoor pool
B. An outdoor tennis court
C. An outdoor pool

SECTION 3

Questions 21—25

Choose FIVE letters, A—I

What FIVE things will the students do during their museum internship?

A. art conservation                                             F. research
B. administrative duties                                    G. write brochures
C. guide tours                                                      H. plan a reception
D. attend board meetings                                  I. meet artists
E. give classes

Questions 26-30

Complete the notes below.

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

City Art Museum

The main part of museum was built in 26______________

The 27_________was built sixty years later.

Collections: modern art, works by 28___________, sculpture, European art.

Classes: 29 ___________classes for adults

                Arts and crafts workshops for children

Weekly 30____________in the fall and winter

SECTION 4

Questions 31-35

Choose the correct letter. A, B, or C.

31. The tomato originally came from

A. Mexico.
B. Spain.
C. Peru.

32. The original color1 of the tomato was

A. red.
B. green.
C. yellow.

33. The Aztec word for tomato means

A. golden apple.
B. plump thing.
C. small fruit.

34. In the 1500s, people in Spain and Italy

A. enjoyed eating tomatoes.
B. used tomatoes as ornamental plants.
C. made medicine from tomatoes.

35. In the 1600s, the British

A. saw tomatoes as poisonous.
B. published tomato recipes.
C. ate tomato sauce daily.

Questions 36-40

Complete the timeline with information about the history of the tomato in the United States.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

1806       Tomatoes were mentioned as food in 36___________

1809       Thomas Jefferson 37____________at his home in Virginia.

1820       A man proved that tomatoes were not poisonous by eating them 38_____________

1830s     39_______________ appeared in newspapers and magazines.

1930s      People began to eat 40__________________

Answer keys:

1. June
2. Karla
3. 257
4. vegetarian
5. B
6. A
7. C
8. A
9. D
10. E
11. B
12. E
13. A
14. F
15. C
16. swimming lessons
17. tennis competition
18. party/club party
19. B
20. C
21. B
22. C
23. F
24. G
25. I
26. 1895
27. new wing
28. local artists
29. art history
30. concerts/concert series
31. C
32. C
33. B
34. A
35. A
36. a (gardener’s) calendar
37. served tomatoes
38. in public
39. tomato recipe/ recipes
40. raw tomatoes

BONUS EXERCISE: GAP-FILLING 

The texts below are transcript for your IELTS Liste. ning 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 woman booking a bicycle tour over the phone.

Man:   Global [………………………………..]. May I help you?

Woman: Yes, thank you. I’d like to sign up for a bicycle tour.

Man:   Which tour were you interested in? We have the River [………………………………..]tour coming up in June and the Mountain tour in July.

Woman: The River Valley tour is in June? I thought it was in May.

Man:   It actually takes place the first week of June.

Woman: Oh, I see. Well, I can still do that. The River Valley [………………………………..] is the one I want.

Man:   [………………………………..]. Just let me take your information. May 1 have your name please?

Woman: [………………………………..]Schmidt. That’s Karla with a K, not a C. K-A-R-L-A.

Man:   Thank you, Ms. Schmidt. Address?

Woman: Do you need a street address, or can I give you my [………………………………..] box?

Man:   A post office box is fine.

Woman: It’s P. O. Box 2.57 [two-five-seven], Manchester.

Man:   Thank you. OK, next. Will you be bringing your own bicycle, or do you want to rent one from us?

Woman: I’ll bring my own.

Man:   Excellent. Now, we provide all the meals, so we need to know if you have any [………………………………..].

Woman: I don’t think so. What do you mean?

Man:   I mean if there’s any food you can’t eat. Some people have food [………………………………..]or are vegetarian or have to avoid dairy products, things like that.

Woman: Oh, I see. Well, yes, I’m a [………………………………..]. I never eat meat.

Man:   All right. I’ll make a note of that. Now, the total cost of the tour is [………………………………..].

Woman: That much!

Man:   The price includes everything—food, hotel, [………………………………..], everything.

Woman: Everything?

Man:   Yes, everything. The only other thing is you’ll want to tip the [………………………………..]. We usually recommend [………………………………..]of the total tour cost.

Woman: A five-percent tip. I guess that’s [………………………………..].

Man:   In order to reserve your space on the tour I’ll need a 30 percent [………………………………..].

Woman: Do you need that right away?

Man:   We generally ask for the deposit at least four weeks before the tour begins. The River Valley tour begins, let me see, [………………………………..] from now. So you’ll need to pay the deposit in two weeks.

Woman: I think I can do that. I wonder if you could tell me something. How will our luggage be [………………………………..]? Do we carry it on our bicycles?

Man:   No, you leave that to us. We have a van that carries your [………………………………..] from hotel to hotel each day, so you don’t have to worry about it.

Woman: Great! I have a luggage [………………………………..]for my bike, but I guess I won’t have to bring that.

Man:   No, you won’t. But there are a few items we [………………………………..]that you bring. We can’t control the [………………………………..], so you should bring a [………………………………..]or raingear.

Woman: Yes, that’s a good idea. And I should have my own spare tire, too, shouldn’t I?

Man:   Actually, you don’t need that, as our guide always [………………………………..]some. And, of course, you won’t need maps either, since our guide has the route all [………………………………..].

Woman: What about a water bottle? I’ll need that, won’t I?

Man:   Yes, you should [………………………………..]have a water bottle. A camera would be a good idea, too, since that tour goes through some very [………………………………..]areas.

Woman: I have a guide book of that area. I wonder if I should bring it along.

Man:   We don’t recommend [………………………………..]. It would just be extra weight, and the tour guide knows a great deal about the area.

Woman: Yes, I see. Is there anything else I need to know?

Man:   I think we’ve [………………………………..]the important points. I’ll send you a tour [………………………………..], and you can call again if you have any questions.

Woman: Thank you very much.

Section 2. You will hear a tour of a newly renovated health club.

Thank you all for coming to see the new [………………………………..]to the Hartford Health Club. I know you’ll be as pleased as I am to see the wonderful [………………………………..]of our months of hard work to [………………………………..]the club and bring you the best [………………………………..]ever. We’ll begin in here with the swimming pool. You’ll notice the new color of the adult pool, a lovely, [………………………………..]. Now walk over here and look at the children’s pool. It’s the same green but, as you see, with brightly [………………………………..]sea creatures painted everywhere. Both of the pools needed painting, not only for [………………………………..], but I think the new color greatly [………………………………..]the atmosphere of this part of the club. Next, let’s take a look at the locker rooms. Don’t worry, there’s no one using them just now. Doesn’t it feel roomy in here? We’ve [………………………………..]both the men’s and women’s locker rooms, so now they’ll be much more [………………………………..]to use. There are bigger lockers, a good deal more room in the [………………………………..]area, and more places to store [………………………………..]towels and equipment. Be careful as you walk through here. The floor has just been [………………………………..]and may be a bit [………………………………..].

Let’s go up to the exercise room next. Here you’ll notice the new floor. Walk on it. Doesn’t that feel comfortable? It’s a special [………………………………..], softer than the old floor, an ideal [………………………………..]for jogging and exercising. They had to move all the exercise equipment out while they were working on the floor, but don’t worry, it will be brought back in before the end of today. Let’s step [………………………………..]now and look at the [………………………………..]. We haven’t done a great deal here except to the [………………………………..]. We replaced all the nets and the ball-throwing machine. Otherwise, everything is the same as it was before. Let’s walk down this [………………………………..], and here we are at the club store in its new location. We thought here by the [………………………………..]was a better place for it than where it used to be by the [………………………………..]. But it still has all the same items for sale: sports equipment and clothes in the club colors.

Guide:            We’re excited about the [………………………………..]activities and events to take place in our newly [………………………………..]club. Now that the pools are ready for use again, swimming lessons will begin tomorrow, for both [………………………………..]and children. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can stop by the office before you leave today and put your name on the list. If you’re a [………………………………..], you’ll be interested to hear about the tennis [………………………………..]coming up on Wednesday. Players from different clubs all over the region will be [………………………………..]. If you’d like to watch the event, tickets are available in the office.

Also, I want to be sure you all know you’re invited to our [………………………………..], coming up next weekend. We’re [………………………………..]the completion of the renovation work, and we have a lot to celebrate. The entire renova¬tion project was finished in just [………………………………..]. That’s three months less than the twelve months we had [………………………………..]planned on. We’re proud of that and proud that we came in under [………………………………..], too. Because we’ve had such good results with this project, we re already planning the next one. We already have two indoor [………………………………..], and next year we plan to [………………………………..]an outdoor pool right next to the tennis courts. Details of these plans will be made available to all club members soon.

All right, I think we’ve [………………………………..]just about everything. Are there any questions?

Section 3. You will hear a museum director talking to several student interns, explaining their internship duties at the museum.

Dr. Johnson: Welcome to the City [………………………………..]of Art. I’m Dr. Shirley Johnson, the director of the museum’s [………………………………..]program. Today I’ll be giving you an [………………………………..]to the museum and our museum [………………………………..]internship program.

Student 1: Will we get a chance to tour the museum today?

Dr. Johnson: Yes. We’ll start right now with a tour of the building. We’ll skip the [………………………………..]. Most of that part of the building is devoted to art [………………………………..], which won’t be part of your [………………………………..]. Let’s begin here on rhe ground floor with the museum offices.

Student 2: I guess this is where we’ll be spending most of our time, helping with the office work.

Dr. Johnson: You’ll spend some time working in here so you can learn what the administrative [………………………………..]involve, but you’ll also get a chance to experience all [………………………………..]of museum work. This room in here is the Museum Tours Office.

Student 3: I’m interested in that. I’d really like to help out with the tours.

Dr. Johnson: That’s great because you’ll all have a chance to lead some tours and maybe even to [………………………………..]a tour of your own, too. Let’s go up to the [………………………………..]now.

Student 1: This is the board room in here, isn’t it? Will we get to go to board meetings?

Dr. Johnson: Only members of the Board of Directors [………………………………..]those. Now, back here behind the [………………………………..]are the classrooms. You’re all welcome to attend any class you want at no charge.

Student 2: But we won’t be teaching any, will we?

Dr. Johnson: No, the staff of the [………………………………..]is responsible for that. Let’s move up to the third floor now and the Research Department. Each of you will spend some time working in here.

Student 3: Great. I’d like to help with the [………………………………..].

Dr. Johnson: We’re working on some veiy interesting research [………………………………..]right now. Also, as an [………………………………..]of your research work, you’ll probably [………………………………..]to some of the museum’s [………………………………..].

Student 1: I’m looking forward to that. 1 like writing about art. Another thing I‘ve been hoping to be able to do is meet some [………………………………..].

Dr. Johnson: You’re in luck, then. We’ve planned a [………………………………..]for rhe first day of your internship, and you’ll have the chance to meet several local artists then.

Student 2: Could you give us a little [………………………………..]of the museum? I mean, when it was built and some information about the collections and things like that?

Dr. Johnson: Of course. The main part of the museum was built in [………………………………..], with a combination of public and [………………………………..]. The new wing was built [………………………………..]later, with a donation from the Rhinebeck family.

Student 3: That part of the museum was built for the modern art collection, wasn’t it?

Dr. Johnson: Yes, it was. In the main part of the museum, we have a gallery [………………………………..]to works by local artists, our [………………………………..]collection, and a small collection of classical European art.

Student 1: You mentioned classes earlier. What kinds of classes does the museum offer?

Dr. Johnson: In our Adult Education program, we offer a series of art history classes, and for children we have a program of arts and [………………………………..]work¬shops. You can get a [………………………………..]from the office that will give you more information.

Student 2: I saw a lot of [………………………………..]set up in the main hall. What are those for?

Dr. Johnson: Those are there for tonight’s musical [………………………………..]. We offer a weekly concert [………………………………..]during the fall and winter, and, of course, all of you are welcome to attend. Now, if there are no more [………………………………..], let’s step into my office and I’ll show you your schedules.

Section 4. You will hear a lecture about the history of the tomato.

Lecturer: The tomato is a popular vegetable, which [………………………………..]in the cuisine of many countries around the world. It is particularly [………………………………..]in Italian cooking, but it was unknown in Europe until [………………………………..]explor¬ers brought it back from the Americas. The tomato [………………………………..]in the highlands of Peru. From there, it eventually found its way to Mexico, where it was [………………………………..]by the Aztecs. The Aztec tomato wasn’t the large red vegetable we know today. Rather, it was small and yellow. When this small, round fruit [………………………………..]in Italy, it was named “golden apple” for its bright yellow color. You’ll notice I just called it a fruit. That’s because a tomato is [………………………………..]a fruit, even though most everyone calls it a [………………………………..]. The actual word [………………………………..]comes from the A/tec name for the vegetable, meaning “[………………………………..]thing.”

The tomato arrived in Europe in the [………………………………..]and quickly became a popular food in Spain and Italy. In the late [………………………………..], the Italians began publishing [………………………………..]that used tomatoes. The Rritish, however, had a different [………………………………..]toward the vegetable. It was grown as an [………………………………..]plant in Britain in the 1600s, but it wasn’t eaten because it was thought to be [………………………………..]. It wasn’t until the 1700s that [………………………………..]became part of the daily diet in Britain.

Lecturer: In the United States, tomatoes were also used as ornamental plants rather than as food for a long time. This attitude began to change in the 1800s. In [………………………………..], a gardener’s [………………………………..]mentioned that tomatoes could be used to [………………………………..]the flavor of soups and other foods. Thomas Jefferson did much to [………………………………..]the tomato’s reputation as a food. He first served tomatoes to visitors at his home in [………………………………..]in 1809. Then, in 1820, a man named Robert Gibbon Johnson decided it was time to [………………………………..], once and for all, the idea that tomatoes were poisonous. To prove his point, he ate one kilo of ripe red tomatoes in public. Two thousand people [………………………………..]to watch this feat, which took place on the steps of the court house in Salem, Massachusetts. Amazingly enough, Johnson [………………………………..]this stunt! The popularity of the tomato as a food began growing [………………………………..]. Soon, people all around the country were eat¬ing tomatoes. By the 1830s, American newspapers and magazines were [………………………………..]thousands of tomato recipes. However, all those recipes [………………………………..]using tomatoes in some cooked form. Tomato salads and [………………………………..]were still unknown. It wasn’t until a century later, in the [………………………………..], that it became popular for people to eat raw tomatoes.

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