IELTS Listening Practice Test 73

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SECTION 1

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THA N THREE WORDS for each answer.

Notes on sports club

Example                                                          Answer

Name of club                                                       Kingswell

Facilities available:                                            Golf

                                                                               1…………………………………

                                                                               2…………………………………

Classes available                                                – Kick – boxing

                                                                              – 3………………………………..

Additional facility:                                           4………………………………….. (restaurant opening soon)

Questions 5 – 8

Complete the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO NUMBERS for each answer.

MEMBERSHIP SCHEMES
Type Use of faculties Cost of classes Times Joining fee

Annual subscription fee

GOLD

 

All Free Any time £250 5 £……………..
SILVER

 

All 6 £………….. from 7……. to …….. £225 £300
BRONZE Restricted £3 from 10.30 to 3.30 weekdays only £50 8 £……………

Questions 9 and 10

Complete the sentences below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

9. To join the centre, you need to book an instructor’s…………………….

10. To book a trial session, speak to David……………………(0458 95311).

SECTION 2

Questions 11-16

What change has been made to each part of the theatre?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to questions 11-16.

RIVEN DEN CITY THEATRE

A. doubled in number
B. given separate entrance
C. reduced in number
D. increased in size
E. replaced
F. strengthened
G. temporarily closed

Part of the theatre

11. box office                                                    ………………….

12. shop                                                             ………………….

13. ordinary seats                                            ………………….

14. seats for wheelchair users                       ………………….

15. lifts                                                                …………………

16. dressing rooms                                           …………………

Questions 17 – 20

Complete the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS ANDIOR A NUMBER for each answer.

Play Dates Starting time Tickets available Price
Royal Hunt October 13th to 17…………………. 18…………………pm for 19……………… and ………………… 20 £………………..

SECTION 3

Question 21

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

21. What is Brian going to do before the course starts?

A. attend a class
B. write a report
C. read a book

Questions 22-25

Complete the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

College Facility Information
Refectory inform them 22……………………… about special dietary requirements
23……………………………………… long waiting list, apply now
Careers advice drop-in centre for information
Fitness centre reduced 24…………………………… for students
Library includes books, journals, equipment room containing audio-visual materials
Computers ask your 25……………………………. to arrange a password with the technical support team

Questions 26 – 30

Complete the summary below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer

Business Centre

The Business Resource Centre contains materials such as books and manuals to be used for training. It Is possible to hire 26……………………and 27……………………. There are materials for working on study skills (e.g. 28……………………) and other subjects include finance and 29…………………….
30…………………………………………… membership costs £50 per year.

SECTION 4

Questions 31-37

Complete the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Social history of the East End of London

Period Situation
1st—4th centuries Produce from the area was used to 31 the people of London.
5 th—10th centuries New technology allowed the production of goods made of 32……………… and …………………………….
11th century Lack of 33……………………………. in the East End encouraged the growth of businesses.
16th century Construction of facilities for the building of 34………………………….. stimulated international trade.

Agricultural workers came from other parts of 35………………………….. to look for work.

17th century Marshes were drained to provide land that could be 36……………………………… on
19th century Inhabitants lived in conditions of great 37……………………………… with very poor sanitation.

Questions 38 – 40

Choose THREE letters, A – G

Which THREE of the following problems are mentioned in connection with 20th century housing in the East End?

A. unsympathetic landlords
B. unclean water
C. heating problems
D. high rents
E. overcrowding
F. poor standards of building
G. houses catching fire

Answer keys

1. (a) keep-fit (studio)
2. swimming
3. yoga (classes)
4. (a) salad bar
5. 500
6. 1
7. 10 (am), 4.30 (pm)
8. 180
9. assessment
10. Kynchley
11. B
12. G
13. C
14. A
15. E
16. D
17. (October (the)) 19th
18. 7
19. Monday, Thursday
20. 18
21. A
22. in advance
23. nursery
24. annual fee
25. tutor
26&27. IN EITHER ORDER
laptops
printers
28. report writing
29. marketing
30. Individual
31. feed
32. IN EITHER ORDER
metal
leather
33. restrictions
34. ships
35. England
36. built
37. poverty
38-40. IN ANY ORDER
C
E
F

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

WOMAN:       Good morning, oh sorry, it’s gone 12, I’ll start again, good afternoon, Kinflswell Sports Club, how can I help you?

MAN:  Oh, good afternoon. I was wondering if you could give me some information about [………………………….]and [………………………….].

WOMAN:       Of course. What would you like to know?

MAN:  Do you have tennis courts, for example?

WOMAN:       No, I’m afraid we don’t. We’re [………………………….]a golf club.

MAN:  What about football? I heard you had a team.

WOMAN:       No, I’m sorry. Perhaps you’re thinking about Fresham Sports Centre.

MAN:  Oh, right. I know it. I’ve played [………………………….]there.

WOMAN:       Have you? They’ve got a lot of facilities we don’t have and [………………………….]. We do have a keep-fit studio, which is very popular with members, and then as well as that there’s swimming, of course.

MAN:  That’s good. I like to swim every day,

WOMAN:       We have a [………………………….]of classes too.

MAN:  Do you have judo classes? I’m keen to learn.

WOMAN:       Well, at the moment we offer [………………………….]. We’re planning to add judo and [………………………….]classes soon. We’re currently running a range of yoga classes, too.

MAN:  What about relaxing after [………………………….]? I assume you have a restaurant or something.

WOMAN:       At the moment, we’ve got a salad bar which is very popular. We’ll also have a [………………………….]restaurant by the end of the year.

MAN:  Sounds good!

WOMAN:       What kind of membership are you interested in?

MAN:  Um I’m not really sure. What are the options?

WOMAN:       Well, there are three different membership [………………………….].

MAN:  I see. What’s the difference?

WOMAN:       Well, the first one’s called [………………………….], and you can use all the facilities at any time of the day or week. You can also join in as many classes as you like for free.

MAN:  That sounds good. Is it very expensive?

WOMAN:       Well, you pay a [………………………….] joining fee and then it’s [………………………….]– oh no, I’m sorry, it’s just gone up by £50, sorry about that – it’s now £500 for the annual [………………………….].

MAN:  Right, got that. And what’s the next type?

WOMAN:       Well, that’s Silver – it’s the same as Gold except you have to pay a small fee of [………………………….]per lesson for any you do and you can only use the centre at certain times.

MAN:  I see. So when exactly?

WOMAN:       You can only use the facilities between 10 am and 4.30 pm.

MAN:  So I couldn’t use the pool at 8 in the morning or evening, then?

WOMAN:       That’s right.

MAN:  OK. And the price for that? Is the joining fee the same as for Gold?           .

WOMAN:       Actually, it’s [………………………….]less than the £250 – it’s £225, but the annual fee is only [………………………….]. Does that sound more like what you want?

MAN:  Well, it’s still rather more expensive than I thought. I’m a student here in England and I’m only here for [………………………….].

WOMAN:       Ah, then the Bronze scheme would probably suit you best.

MAN:  HOW is that different?

WOMAN:       Well, some of the facilities have [………………………….]use.

MAN:  And do I have to pay for classes?

WOMAN:       Yes, it’s £3 for each class you join.

MAN:  I see. And what are the hours then?

WOMAN:       Between 10.30 and 3.30 weekdays only and you pay a £50 joining fee. The annual fee is [………………………….]– it works out at £15 a month, so that would be quite a lot cheaper.

MAN:  Oh, that should be all right. I could come in my [………………………….]. What do I have to do if I want to join?

WOMAN:       Well, we book you in for an [………………………….]with an instructor, who will show you how to use all the equipment. If you want to organise a trial [………………………….]and look around the centre, you’ll need to speak to David Kynchley,

MAN:  Hmm. Could you spell that please?

WOMAN:       Yes, David K-Y-N-C-H-L-E-Y. I’ll give you his direct line number. It’s oh-four-five-eight-nine-five-three-double one.

MAN:  Thanks.

WOMAN:       Thank you for calling Kingswell Sports Club.

SECTION 2

MAN:  And here on Radio Rivenden we have Lynne Rawley, the Public Relations Officer of our own Rivenden City [………………………….]. Hello, Lynne.

LYNNE:         Hello.

MAN:  NOW, the theatre is [………………………….]soon after its three-year [………………………….]programme, isn’t it?

LYNNE:         That’s right, and there are a lot of [………………………….]. The first thing peopl will see when they go in is that the foyer has been [………………………….]in the original green and gold. Then the box office has been [………………………….]. with its own access from the side of the building instead of through the [………………………….], which means it can be open longer hours, and has more space, too. The shop that used to be in the foyer, which sold books and CDs, is the one part of the redevelopment which isn’t yet [………………………….]. The plan is to find new [………………………….]for it near the theatre, and we’ve had difficulty finding somewhere [………………………….]. We hope to reopen the shop in the next few months.

MAN:  Will audiences find any difference in the [………………………….]?

LYNNE:         Yes, we’ve increased the leg-room between the rows. This means that there are now fewer seats but we’re sure [………………………….]will be much happier. And we’ve installed [………………………….], so it won’t get so hot and [………………………….]. We already had a few seats which were suitable for [………………………….]users, and now there are twice as many, which we hope will meet demand. Something else that will [………………………….]audiences is the new lifts, The two we used to have were very small and slow. They’ve now gone, and we’ve got much more [………………………….]ones.

MAN:  Anything for the [………………………….]?

LYNNE:         Yes, we’ve made a number of improvements [………………………….]. The small, dark.dressing rooms we used to have have been [………………………….]into two large airv rooms, so they’re much more comfortable now. And the state- of-the-art electronic sound and lighting systems have been installed.

MAN:  OK, so what’s the first play that audiences can see when the theatre reopens?

LYNNE:         We’ve got a very exciting [………………………….]of Peter Shaffer’s Royal Hunt of the Sun, which is currently touring the country. That starts on [………………………….]and runs till the 19th. We’re [………………………….]a bit with the time the curtain goes up. We used to start all our performances at 7.30, but that made it difficult for people to go home by [………………………….], so instead we’re beginning at 2, because at 9.45, when it finishes, there are still [………………………….]running. Tickets are already selling fast. The Friday and Saturday [………………………….]sold out almost immediately and, in fact, now there are only tickets for Monday and Thursday.

MAN:  How much are they?

LYNNE:         We’ve introduced a simpler price [………………………….]. Ticket prices used to range from £6 to £30 but now they’re all £18. They’re available from the box office, in person, by phone, fax or post, or online,

MAN:  OK, Lynne, now if you’d like to give the contact details for the theatre..

SECTION 3

TUTOR:          Hello, can I help you?

BRIAN:          I was told to come here, because I’d like to talk to someone about taking a [………………………….]course.

TUTOR:          Right. I’m one of the tutors, so I should be able to help you.

BRIAN:          Oh, good. My name’s Brian Ardley. I’ve [………………………….]to enrol on a part time management course, A friend of mine took one last year, and [………………………….]it to me.

TUTOR:          Right.

BRIAN:          Is there anything I should do before the course, like reading or anything?

TUTOR:          We prefer to [………………………….]reading with the course, so we don’t give out a reading list in advance. But we like people to write a [………………………….], describing an organisation they know.

BRIAN:          I’ve already done that, as my friends told me you wanted one. But would it be [………………………….]to sit in on a teaching session, to see what it’s like? £ I haven’t been a student for quite a while.

TUTOR:          Fine. Just let me know which date, and I’ll [………………………….]it with the tutor.

BRIAN:          Now, could I ask you about the college [………………………….], please?

TUTOR:          Anything in particular?

BRIAN:          Well, the course is one day a week, all day, isn’t it? So [………………………….]it’s possible to buy food?

TUTOR:          Yes, the refectory’s open all day.

BRIAN:          Does it cater for special diets? I have some food [………………………….].

TUTOR:          Provided you warn the [………………………….]in advance, it won’t be a problem.

BRIAN:          Good. What about facilities for young children? I’d like to bring my daughter here while I’m studying.

TUTOR:          How old is she?

BRIAN:          Three.

TUTOR:          Then she’s eligible to join the [………………………….], which is supervised by a [………………………….]Nursery Nurse. The waiting list for a place is quite long though, so you ought to apply now,

BRIAN:          OK.

TUTOR:          I don’t know if our [………………………….]advice service would be of any interest to you?

BRIAN:          Yes, it might help me decide how to develop my career after the course.

TUTOR:          The centre has a lot of reference [………………………….], and staff qualified to give [………………………….]on a one-to-one basis.

BRIAN:          I notioed a fitness centre next to the college. Is that for students?

TUTOR:          It’s open to everyone, but students pay an annual fee that’s much less than the general public pay,

BRIAN:          And [………………………….]the college library stocks newspapers and journals, as well as books?

TUTOR:          Yes, and there’s also an [………………………….]room, for viewing and listening to videos, cassettes, and so on.

BRIAN:          Is there also access to computers?

TUTOR:          Yes, your tutor will need to arrange with the technical support team for you to get a [………………………….], so ask him or her about it when you start the course.

BRIAN:          OK.

TUTOR:          By the way, do you know about our Business Centre?

BRIAN:          No. What’s that?

TUTOR:          It’s a training resource – a collection of materials for people to study on their own, or use in their own [………………………….].

BRIAN:          Uhuh. You mean books and videos?

TUTOR:          Yes, and manuals for [………………………….]. Plus a lot of computer-based materials, so people can work through them at their own speed, and repeat anything they aren’t sure about. And you can [………………………….]laptops to use in your own home or [………………………….]as well as printers that you can take away.

BRIAN:          Does it have anything that I could use to [………………………….]my study skills? I don’t have much idea about report writing, and I’m sure I’ll need it on the course.

TUTOR:          Oh yes, there’s plenty of useful material. Just ask one of the staff.

BRIAN:          Does the centre cover all the main areas of business?

TUTOR:          Yes, topics like [………………………….], and of course marketing – that’s a popular one. [………………………….] seem to queue up to borrow the videos!

BRIAN:          So it isn’t just for students, then?

TUTOR:          No, it’s for members only, but anyone can join.

BRIAN:          How much does it cost?

TUTOR:          [………………………….]a year for a company, and £50 for an [………………………….], with no discount  for students, I’m afraid.

BRIAN:          That’s very helpful. Well, I think that’s all. I’d better go home and fill in the [………………………….] form. Thanks for all your help.

TUTOR:          You’re welcome. Goodbye.

BRIAN:          Goodbye.

 SECTION 4

In the last few weeks, we’ve been looking at various [………………………….]of the social history of London, and this morning we’re continuing with a look at life in the area called the East End. I’ll start with a [………………………….]history of the district, and then focus on life in the first half of the [………………………….].

Back in the first to the [………………………….]centuries AD, when the Romans controlled England, London grew into a town of [………………………….]people, and what’s now the East End – the area by the river Thames, and along the road heading [………………………….]from London to the coast – consisted of [………………………….]with crops and [………………………….]which helped to feed that population.

The Romans left in 410, at the beginning of the [………………………….]century, and from then onwards the country suffered a series of [………………………….]by tribes from present-day Germany and Denmark, the Angles, Saxons and Jutes, many of whom [………………………….]in the East End. The technology they introduced meant that [………………………….]and [………………………….]goods were produced there for the first time. And as the East End was by the river, ships could transport goods between there and [………………………….].

In the eleventh century, in 1066 to be [………………………….], the Normans conquered England, and during the next few centuries London became one of the most powerful and [………………………….]cities in Europe. The East End benefited from this, and because there were fewer [………………………….]there  than in the city itself, plenty of [………………………….]settled there from abroad, bringing their skills as workers, [………………………….]or money-lenders during the next few hundred years.

In the [………………………….]century the first dock was [………………………….]where ships were [………………………….], eventually making the East End the focus of [………………………….]international trade. And in the late sixteenth century, when much of the rest of England was suffering [………………………….], a lot of agricultural workers came to the East End to look for [………………………….]work.

In the seventeenth century, the East End was still a series of separate, [………………………….]settlements. There was a shortage of [………………………….], so [………………………….]was drained and fcuill on to house the large numbers of people now living there.

By the nineteenth century London was the busiest port in the world, and this became the main source of employment in the East End. Those who could [………………………….]to live in more pleasan [………………………….]moved out, and the area became one where the vast [………………………….]of people lived in extreme poverty, and [………………………….]from appalling sanitary conditions.

That brief outline takes us to the beginning of the twentieth century, and now we’ll turn to housing.

At the beginning of the century, living conditions for the majority of working people in East London were very basic [………………………….]. Houses were crowded closely together and usually yeiv hadly built, because there was no [………………………….]. But the poor and needy were [………………………….]by the possibility of work, and they had to be housed. It was the [………………………….], rather than the condition, of the housing that was the major concern for tenants and [………………………….]alike.

Few houses had electricity at this time, so other sources of power were used. like coal for the fires which heated perhaps iust one room. Of course, the smoke from these [………………………….]a great deal to the air pollution for which London used to be famous.

A tiny, damp, [………………………….]house like this might well be [………………………….]by two full families, possibly including several children, grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Now, before I go on to health [………………………….]of this way of life, I’ll say something about food and [………………………….].

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