IELTS Listening Practice Test 75

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SECTION 1

Questions 1 – 10

Complete the form below.

Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

OPENING A BANK ACCOUNT

Example                                                                   Answer

Application for a                                                          Current bank account

Type of current account:                                            The 1 “……………………….” account

Full name of applicant:                                              Pleter Henes

Date of birth:                                                                2 ……………………………………

Joint account holder(s):                                             No

Current address:                                                          3 …………………………………….

Time at current address:                                            4. ……………………………………

Previous address:                                                         Rlelsdorf 2, Utrecht, Holland

Telephone:                                                                     work 5……………………………..
home 796431

Occupation                                                                     6 ……………………………………..

Identity (security):                                                        Name of his 7………………………….. : Siti

Opening sum:                                                                8 €……………………………………..
to be transferred from Fransen Bank, Utrecht

Statement:                                                                      Every 9 ……………………………….

Requests:                                                                         Supply information about the bank’s
10………………………… service

SECTION 2

Questions 11-13

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C

THE HISTORY OF ROSEWOOD HOUSE

11. When the writer Sebastian George first saw Rosewood House, he

A. thought he might rent it.
B. felt it was too expensive for him.
C. was unsure whether to buy it.

12. Before buying the house, ‘George had

A. experienced severe family problems.
B. struggled to become a successful author.
C. suffered a serious illness.

13 According to the speaker, George viewed Rosewood House as

A. a rich source of material for his books.
B. a way to escape from his work.
C. a typical building of the region.

Questions 14 – 17

Label the map below.

Write the correct letter, A-J, next to questions 14-17

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14. Pear Alley                           …………

15. Mulberry Garden              …………

16. Shop                                    …………

17. Tea Room                            ………..

Questions 18-20

Complete the sentences below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

RIVER WALK

18. You can walk through the……………………that goes along the river bank.

19. You can go over the……………………and then into a wooded area.

20. On your way back, you could also go up to the…………………….

SECTION 3

Questions 21-24

Complete the sentences below.

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

MARKETING ASSIGNMENT

21. For their assignment, the students must investigate one part of the ……………………………..

22. The method the students must use to collect data is ………………………………….

23. In total, the students must interview …………………………………….. people.

24. Jack thinks the music preferences of ………………………………… listeners are similar.

Questions 25 – 30

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Marketing Survey: Music Preferences

Age group of interviewee

  • 25 or under
  • 45 or over

Music preferences

  • Pop
  • 25……………………
  • Folk
  • Easy listening
  • 26……………………

Medium for listening to music

  • Radio
  • CD
  • TV
  • 27……………………….

Source of music

  • Music shops
  • 28……………………….
  • Internet

Places for listening to music

  • Disco
  • Pub
  • 29……………………
  • Concert hall
  • 30……………………

SECTION 4

Questions 31-34 

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C

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31. According to the speaker, it is not clear

A. when the farming economy was introduced to Ireland.
B. why people began to farm in Ireland.
C. where the early Irish farmers came from.

32. What point does the speaker make about breeding animals in Neolithic Ireland?

A. Their numbers must have been above a certain level.
B. They were under threat from wild animals.
C. Some species died out during this period.

33 What does the speaker say about the transportation of animals?

A. Livestock would have limited the distance the farmers could sail.
B. Neolithic boats were too primitive to have been used.
C. Probably only a few breeding animals were imported.

34 What is the main evidence for cereal crops in Neolithic Ireland?

A. the remains of burnt grain in pots
B. the marks left on pots by grains
C. the patterns painted on the surface of pots

Questions 35 – 40

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

STONE TOOLS

35. Ploughs could either have been pulled by………………………………or by cattle.

  • The farmers needed homes which were permanent dwellings.

36. In the final stages of axe-making,………………………….and……………………………were necessary for grinding and polishing.

37. Irish axes were exported from Ireland to……………………and England.

POTTERY MAKING

  • The colonisers used clay to make pots.

38. The………………………….of the pots was often polished to make them watertight.

39. Clay from……………………………..areas was generally used.

40. Decoration was only put around the……………………………of the earliest pots.

Answer keys:

1. Select
2. 27.01.1973
3. 15 Riverside
4. 2 weeks
5. 616295
6. engineer
7. mother
8. 2.000 9 month
10. internet
11. C
12. A
13. C
14. H
15. F
16. B
17. D
18. field
19. footbridge
20. viewpoint
21. entertainment industry
22. telephone interviews
23. 30/thirty
24. male and female
25. jazz
26. classical
27. concerts
28. department stores
29. club
30. opera house
31. C
32. A
33. A
34. B
35. people
36. IN EITHER ORDER
water
sand
37. Scotland
38. outside
39. local
40. tops

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  

PIETER!         Good morning. I’d like to open a [………………………….], please.

WOMAN:       Certainly. If you’d like to take a seat, I’ll just get some details from you. It won’t take long.

PIETER:         Thanks.

WOMAN:       Is it a current account or a [………………………….]account you wanted?

PIETER-.        A current account.

WOMAN:       Right. I’ve got the [………………………….]form here then. We have different types -I see you’ve got our [………………………….]there.

PIETER:         I’ve decided on the one called ‘Select.’

WOMAN:       Right, that’s fine, so, first of all, can I have your full name please?

PIETER:         Yes, it’s Pieter Henes. That’s P-I-E-T-E-R.

WOMAN:       Is it H-E-double N-E-S?

PIETER:         Uh, only one N actually. It’s a less [………………………….]spelling of the name.

WOMAN:       Oh, right. OK. And what’s your date of birth please?

PIPTFR’          The twenty-seventh of the first, [………………………….].

WOMAN:       Right. And will this be a joint account?

PIETER:         No, just myself.

WOMAN:       OK, fine. And where are you living, Mr Henes?

PIETER:         15. Riverside.

WOMAN:       Is that all one word?

PIETER:         Yes.

WOMAN:       Exeter?

PIETER:         Yes.

WOMAN:       How long have you been at your [………………………….]? Er, is it more than two years?

PIETER:         Ah, just two weeks actually. I only arrived in the country a month ago. I’m from [………………………….].

WOMAN:       Oh, that’s fine. But we normally ask for a [………………………….]address in that case.

PIETER:         Oh yes, well, it’s Rielsdorf 2. That’s R-I-E-L-S-D-O-R-F 2, Utrecht.

WOMAN:       Holland. OK. Thank you. Do you have a [………………………….]telephone number?

PIETER:         Yes, I think the number at my office is six-oh-six-two-nine-five. Um, just a minute. I’d better check. Oh. no sorrv. .six-one-six. I’m not used to it yet. Would you like my home number too?

WOMAN:       Yes please.

PIETER:         It’s seven-nine-six-four-three-one.

WOMAN:       Are they both local numbers?

PIETER:         Yes.

WOMAN:       Right. And your [………………………….]?

PIETER:         Well, I’m in Britain as a project [………………………….], but that’s not my main job. I’m an engineer by profession.

WOMAN:       I see. I think I’ll put that then. It’s shorter! Now we usually ask for a piece of information which we can use to check your [………………………….], for security reasons. You know, if you phone us.

PIETER:         Like, erm, my wife’s first name?

WOMAN:       Mother’s might be better. It’s less likely to be known.          ,

PIETER:         OK. Hers is Siti.

WOMAN:       Siti?

PIETER:         Yes, S-I-T-I. It’s [………………………….].

WOMAN:       Fine. And how much would you like to open your account with? We usually ask for a minimum sum of [………………………….]. That’s about €75.

PIETER:         Well, I m going to transfer [………………………….]from my Dutch account, just till I get  paid. In fact, I wanted to ask you about that. What’s the best way to do it?

WOMAN:       It depends which bank you’re with.

PIETER:         It’s the Fransen Bank in Utrecht.

WOMAN:       OK, fine. I’ll check that in a minute. If We have links with them we can do a direct [………………………….]. But it’s not a big problem either way. Um, let’s see. How often would you like to receive [………………………….]?

PIETER:         I haven’t really thought. Um, what’s the usual thing?

WOMAN:       It’s up to you. Some people like them weekly.

PIETER:         Oh, no, that’s too often. Can I have them sent, um, once a month?

WOMAN:       Yes, that’s fine. Is there anything else?

PIETER:         I was thinking of [………………………….]for your internet service at some stage.

WOMAN:       Oh, yes. Would you like me to send you information about that?

PIETER:         Please, yes.

WOMAN:       And would you like to receive information about the bank’s other services – [………………………….], loans, anything like that?

PIETER:         Hmm, I don’t think so, thanks.

WOMAN:       That’s OK then. And one last thing, if you agree . ..

SECTION 2

Welcome, everybody, to the lovely house and [………………………….]of Rosewood, once the home of the famous writer, Sebastian George. He bought the house in [………………………….]although he had first seen it two years earlier. At that time the [………………………….]let it out to a [………………………….]because George was tOQ slow making up his mind to buy it. When it came back on the market, there was no [………………………….]and he bought it immediately, for [………………………….], even though the house had no bathroom, no running water upstairs, and no [………………………….].

When he came here, he’d been [………………………….]for ten years. During that time, he’d become one of the most famous writers in the English-speaking world. His [………………………….]success was [………………………….], but his personal life wasn’t as successful. He was no longer on speaking terms with his brother and had been [………………………….]by the death at the age of seven of his elder daughter. Josephine.

Moving to Rosewood allowed the family to start a new life. George [………………………….]Rosewood as a pure example of a traditional country house of this part of England and did some of his most [………………………….]writing here. The house and its grounds became the family haven and their [………………………….]to [………………………….]and quiet. The walls, and the [………………………….]windows were built of the local [………………………….], the tiles on the roofs and the bricks of the [………………………….]stack were baked from local clay, and the wooden [………………………….]inside came from oak trees which grow around here.

Now, please look at the map I’ve given you of the house and gardens. We’re here at the Information Centre. Follow the path marked with the arrow and the first area you come to is the [………………………….]on your left.

As you go further down the path, there’s the [………………………….]on the right and as you go round the first sharp corner vou will find, to vour left, an area where different types of pear tree have been [………………………….]as well as some lovely flowers, and this is known as Pear Aliev – designed by George himself.

Next to this is the greenhouse where some [………………………….]plants and fruits are grown. Follow the path round the second corner and on vour right vou will see the [………………………….]to the Mulberry

Garden with its [………………………….]-year-old tree. Past the Mulberry Garden, [………………………….]the path until you reach the front of the house. I suggest you spend a good hour [………………………….]around this lovely building. A guide takes visitor groups round every [………………………….].

If you would like to purchase any of George’s books or other [………………………….], then leave the house by the side entrance, where you will find our shopỄ which is [………………………….]between the house and the garage which contains the [………………………….]old Rolls-Royce car which used to belong to George. I expect by this time you may also be in need of a rest and some [………………………….]. Most visitors are, SO why don’t you visit the tea room on the far side of the garage?

If you have time, there is a lovely walk down [………………………….]the River Dudwell. For me, this is the best part of the [………………………….]. This isn’t on the map but it is all clearly [………………………….], You cross the field which spreads along the banks of the river. In spring, this area is well worth a visit. Spend a minute or two watching the water pass by [………………………….]as you cross the [………………………….], and then continue along the River Walk through the woodland. On a hot summer’s day the trees along this path [………………………….]welcome shade, Eventually you come to the water mill which used to provide the electricity for the house – only about four hours every evening – in George’s time. And, finally, for those of you who would like to see [………………………….]views of the surrounding [………………………….]and who are a little bit more [………………………….], when you return from the mill take the first turning on your left and climb up to the viewpoint. You won’t regret it.

Enjoy your visit!

 SECTION 3

JACK: Lucy, we really need to get working on this marketing [………………………….]. We’ve only got five weeks left to the end of term to design it, carry it out, and then write up the [………………………….].

LUCY: Sure. Well, let’s get started right now. Let’s go over the instructions. What exactly do we have to do?

JACK: Well, it says here we have to look at one area of the [………………………….] industry. There’s a list of the different types.

LUCY: What are they?

JACK: Music, cinema, theatre, sport, and eating out.

LUCY: Is that all?

JACK: Looks like it.

LUCY: So we choose one branch of the [………………………….]and then we look at how two different groups of people use it? Is that right?

JACK: Yes.

LUCY: And do we have to use any [………………………….]method to get our data? Can we mail out a [………………………….], or do face-to-face interviews, or maybe even [………………………….]?

JACK: Well actually, it looks like we don’t have a choice. We have to do telephone interviews.

LUCY: OK, so at least we don’t have to waste time deciding between the different [………………………….].

JACK: Yeah, that’s right. Oh, and the other [………………………….]is the number of interviewees.

LUCY: Not too many, I hope. Ten? Twenty?

JACK: Well, we have to do two groups, remember, and it looks like we have to interview [………………………….]for each group.

LUCY: That’s thirty altogether then. It’s going to take ages.

JACK: Yes, but remember we’re working on this together, so we’ll only have to do fifteen each.

LUCY: OK, so those are all the requirements?

JACK: Yes, looks like it.

LUCY: So, first, which area are we going to choose? My [………………………….]would be cinema, since that’s where I spend most of my money.

JACK: Hmm, I don’t think that’s such a good idea. I don’t think there are huge differences in the market there. I mean you get young and old, male and female, rich and poor all going to the same movies.

LUCY: Yeah, maybe you’re right, Let’s make it music then.

JACK: Right. So, what two groups will we compare and [………………………….]?

LUCY: Male and female?

JACK: No. Most of my female friends like the same music as me. Different age groups would be much more likely to show up differences, I think.

LUCY: Yeah, I [………………………….]you’re right again. I’ll take some notes, shall I? So. ., Age Groups. Well. What do you think? Maybe [………………………….]or under for one group, and forty-five or over for the other group? That should show up differences.

JACK: Right.

LUCY: OK. Next. How about the kind of music they like – let’s give them some choices and then we can just tick boxes.

JACK: OK. Let’s have pop, jazz, folk, easy listening … What else?

LUCY: Well, we should include classical. Some people like it, you know.

JACK: OK. OK. And then we should have how they listen to music.

LUCY: The medium. Right. Let’s include radio, CD – and then I guess there’s TV.

JACK: What about concerts? You know, in pubs and halls.

LUCY: Oh yeah, we should [………………………….]live music of course.

JACK: OK, we’re on a roll now! Next point could be about where they actually get their music.

LUCY: You mean like, do they buy it in music shops, or [………………………….]?

JACK: Yes, or download it from the Internet.

LUCY: Right. That could be for recorded music. Then we need another [………………………….]for live music, Where do they go for that?

JACK: OK. Let’s say disco, pub, club, concert hall. .,

LUCY: Or opera house! And I guess we should include [………………………….].

JACK: Not many of them in this city!

LUCY: OK. We’ll leave that out then. So, what’s left to do?

JACK: That’s it. Well, now we can make a [………………………….]for doing it.

 SECTION 4

Good morning everyone. Last week we were looking at the [………………………….]-gatherers in Ireland, across the Irish Sea from England. Today, we’re going to move on to the [………………………….]between fou and six thousand years ago, known as the Neolithic period, which is when a total farming [………………………….]was introduced in Ireland.

Now, there are several [………………………….]about the origins of the first Neolithic settlers in Ireland. but most of these contain problems. For instance, there are considerable [………………………….]difficulties about the theory that they came from England. The [………………………….]doesn’t really add up. But there are even greater practical problems about the [………………………….]that they came directly from [………………………….]Europe. For one thing, it’s not clear just how [………………………….]numbers of men and women could have been [………………………….]to Ireland to establish a viable population. As you know, the hunter-gatherer economy which existed [………………………….]was based on small [………………………….]groups. The farming economy would almost certainly have required much larger [………………………….]to do all the work needed to plant and tend sufficient crops to [………………………….]them through the year.

The early farmers kept various animals, including [………………………….]and [………………………….]. There’s also evidence of pigs, but it is possible that these could have been [………………………….]from the native wild species. Now, we know from modem farming that if the level of breeding [………………………….]falls below about three hundred females, the future of the [………………………….]locally is at risk. So we must [………………………….]that from the beginnings of Neolithic farming the number of breeding sheep would have considerably [………………………….]three hundred, and the national cattle herd must have been of a [………………………….]size. The question is how these were brought to the area and where they came from.

It’s usually [………………………….]that the Neolithic [………………………….]used skin-covered boats to transport [………………………….]. But this method would have severely [………………………….]the range of the colonising fleets. The sheer volume of animal transport necessary means it’s unlikely that this livestock could have been brought from anywhere further than England.

What about crops? Well, two main [………………………….]crops were introduced to Ireland during this time: wheat and barley, both in several [………………………….]. The main evidence for their presence consists of [………………………….]..on pottery..where a cereal grain [………………………….]became embedded in the, surface of a pot before it was fired. The grain itself was [………………………….]by the firing, but it left an impression on the pot which could be studied and identified by [………………………….].

Let’s turn our attention now to the farming technology available at that time. Before the cereal crops could be [………………………….], it would have been necessary to clear the forest and to break the ground by ploughing. The stone blade of a plough has been discovered during [………………………….]in County Mayo in western Ireland. The body of the plough would have been of wood and could have been drawn by people, but it’s also likely that cattle were used.

Now, the [………………………….]of crops and the [………………………….]of livestock brought about changes in people’s lifestyle such as the type of [………………………….]they made. For one thing, instead of moving from place to place they needed [………………………….]dwellings. The stone axes used to chop down trees to make these [………………………….]were far superior to any that the Stone Age hunter-gatherers used.

To make the axes, sources of suitable stone had to be found and [………………………….]exploited. These so-called ‘axe factories’ were really quarries rather than [………………………….], as the manufacture of the axes wasn’t regularly [………………………….]on the quarry site. However, after the axe had been chipped into shape, they needed water and sand for grinding and [………………………….], so a high [………………………….]wouldn’t have been an [………………………….]place for this. So this final stage of the [………………………….]must have been carried out close to water and sure enough, there’s ample evidence of this at coastal sites.

Now it’s clear that these Neolithic axes were [………………………….]all over Ireland, as well as to Scotland and the south of England. It’s not really surprising that axes from ‘axe factories’ in England have also been found in Ireland. At the very least, this indicates that there was a link between the two islands during that period.

One of the most useful [………………………….]of the [………………………….]was pottery making, which was quite unknown to Irish hunter-gatherers. The pottery was probably made by shaping clay into a ball with the hand, and then [………………………….]it until the walls were the right [………………………….]. After firing, the outside was often polished. This would have helped the pots to retain water, as they weren’t [………………………….]. Now we know that the clay used usually came from local sources, which suggests that [………………………….]was on a fairly small scale, even though thousands of [………………………….]are usually found at Neolithic sites.

In the course of time decoration began to appear. At first this looked like a series of [………………………….]and was just around the tops of the pots. This could have been an imitation of earlier [………………………….]which were made of leather sewn onto wood. Then eventually pots with decoration all over…

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