IELTS Listening Practice Test 88

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IELTS Listening Practice Test for IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training Test takers

SECTION 1

Questions 1-7

Complete the form below.

Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS or A NUMBER for each answer.

BELLINGHAM REAL-ESTATE AGENTS

Property to rent

Type of property:                                                                   1 __________________

Architectural type:                                                                 2 storey

Address:                                                                                  3281 2________________ , Richmond, British Columbia.

Monthly rent:                                                                          $700 3____________ plus $ 30 for 4 _______________

View of:                                                                                    5 _____________________

The landlord’s information

Name:                                                                                       6_________________

Address:                                                                                    as above

Telephone:                                                                                7 _________________

Cell phone:                                                                                903 2773987

Questions 5 – 10

Circle TWO letters A-E.

8. Which of the following does the kitchen contain?

A. dishwasher
B. washing machine
C. dryer
D. gas stove
E. microwave

9. Which of the following does the house have?

A. a swimming pool
B. air conditioning
C. central heating
D. a games room
E. a fireplace

10. Which amenities are nearby?

A. the university
B. a shopping mall
C. a park
D. a sport centre
E. a movie theatre

SECTION 2

Question 11

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for your answer.

11. What does WSP aim to promote?

_____________________________________

Questions 12-17

Complete the table showing details of the projects.

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

Period:                                                     S = Short-term
M = Medium-term
L = Long-term

LIST OF PROJECTS
Country Period Project Special information
Japan S village 12___________ basic knowledge of Japanese required
Poland 13____________ renovating a children’s holiday centre
Mexico S sea turtle conservation accommodation in school with 14____________
China 15 ____________ architecture; planning and design US $16____________ on arrival
India M provide medical care for 17___________ children

Questions 18-20

Complete the flowchart.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer

You complete an application form and send it with 18________________________

We send a “Welcome Pack” with:

  • general information
  • formal 19______________
  • a questionnaire.

We use the questionnaire to match you to your job.

  • 20______________before departure we send full detail of your placement.

SECTION 3

Questions 21-30

Complete the table below as you listen.

Write A NUMBER or NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS to fill each space.

Name  What is it? Need people to
Grapevine 21 ________________
  • write features
  • 22________________
  • profread
  • 23 ________________
Concrete 24 ________________
  • 25 ________________
  • organise
Livewire 26 ________________ work in all areas of radio broadcasting
Nexus UTV student TV station
  • act
  • direct programmes
  • 27 ______________
  • be comedians
Notice Board 28 _________________
  • 29 ______________
  • produce the magazine
Student Web website
  • 30 _______________
  • do graphics
  • write articles

SECTION 4

Questions 31 -40

Complete the summary below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Both social factors and the development of 31_have been important in the growth of tourism. It would appear that how much 32_ a country possesses is the main factor in whether its people will travel widely. Most tourists today are from the 33_world, but their populations are levelling off. Soon there will be an increase in the number of older tourists, who will be less likely to want to go 34_and will probably prefer alternatives such as trips to 35_.

Questions 36-40

Complete the tables below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Types of Tourism Technological Breakthrough
modern tourism jet plane
first package tour 36________________
new booking method 37________________
Destination Attraction
Ireland in the past countryside
Ireland today 38 ________________
Crystal City, USA brocoli ( a vegetable)
Gilroy, USA 39 ________________
Stratford, Canada 40 ________________

Answer keys:

Section 1, Questions 1-10

1. (modern) (family) house

2. Number One/No. 1 Road

3. per room

4. (the) cleaner/cleaning

5. (over) (the) ocean

6. Peter Truboise

7. 6047 4106

8. AE

9. CD

10. BC

Section 2, Questions 11-20

11. international understanding

12. improvement

13. M

14 (very)basic conditions

15. L

16. 250

17. disabled

18. (a) passport photo

19. terms and conditions

20. 1/A/One month

Section 3, Questions 21-30

21. (a) student magazine

22. sell advertising

23. take photographs

24. (a)newspaper

25. edit

26. student radio station

27. read the news

28. (a) magazine

29. write articles

30. write websites

Section 4, Questions 31-40

31. technology

32. wealth

33. developed

34. skiing

35. art galleries

36. (the) railway

37. (the) Internet

38. literature/writers

39. garlic

40 .drama (festival)

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: Hi. Bellingham Real-Estate Agents. Could you hold, please?

Man:    OK.

Woman: Sorry about that. What can I do for you?

Man:    Yeah. I’m looking for some tenants for my house and I was hoping you could [……………………………..]it for me.

Woman:           Sure. No problem. Is it here in [……………………………..]?

Man:    No, it’s just outside in [……………………………..].

Woman:           Very nice. It’s a house, you say?

Man:    Yes. It’s a family house. It’s two-storey, quite modem.

Woman: Right. And you’re wanting to rent out the whole place, is that right?

Man:    No, no, just two rooms are for rent-that’s two [……………………………..]plus the use of the rest of the house-it would really suit a couple of students.

Woman: OK. Can you just tell me the [……………………………..], please?

Man:    Yeah sure, it’s [……………………………..] Number One Road. Richmond.

Woman:           OK, that’s quite a way out. And how much were you thinking of for these rooms?

Man:    I thought [……………………………..]per room would be a pretty fair price.

Woman:           Is that per month?

Man:    Sure.

Woman:           OK. You’d get at least a thousand if you were in Vancouver.

Man:    Yeah, I know.

Woman:           Hum. Any other costs?

Man:    Er, just the [……………………………..]who comes once a week.

Woman: Cleaner, OK. And how much would your tenant have to pay her?

Man:    Hm, actually. It’s a guy and…er…that would be another [……………………………..]a month for the cleaning.

Woman:           OK, and is it nice? I mean is it got a view and things?

Man:    Sure, it looks out over the ocean. No [……………………………..], but there’s lots to look at from the [……………………………..].

Woman:           OK, and your name is?

Man:    Peter Truboise.

Woman:           Truboise-is that B-O-Y-S?

Man:    No, it’s T-R-U-B-O-I-S-E.

Woman:           Truboise. Nice name. And your address?

Man:    It’s the same one as I just gave you.

Woman:           Fine, as above. Got a phone number you can give me?

Man:    Sure. I’m calling vou from it. It’s [……………………………..].

Woman:           And a cell?

Man:    Yes. That’s [……………………………..].

Woman:           Now let’s get down to the serious stuff. What have you got in the kitchen? A fridge, of course.

Man:    Yes. a fridge. and there’s a [……………………………..].

Woman:           Got facilities for washing clothes?

Man:    Yeah. A washing machine in the [……………………………..], and a dryer too.

Woman:           OK. Gas or electric stove?

Man:    Electric, and in the kitchen there’s a microwave as well.

Woman:           Fine. Now what about the house? Anything worth [……………………………..]?

Man:    Sure-there’s a room for nlaving ping pong and pool.

Woman:           Great and how’s it heated?

Man:    It’s got central heating but no fireplace.

Woman:           That’s too bad. I like an open fire in winter. [……………………………..]?

Man:    No.

Woman:           No conditioning. I suppose you’ve got a TV?

Man:    Sure.

Woman:           Cable?

Man:    Er, afraid not. I’ve never gotten around to putting it in.

Woman: Fine. What sort of tenant are you looking for-students, you said?

Man:    That’s right. Although it’s quite away from the university, though-I guess they’d need a car.

Woman: That’s true. Still, there’s a [……………………………..] iust a block awav-I’m looking at a map right now.

Man:    Yup, just a small one-no movie theaters or anything like that. We’re right by the [……………………………..]though and that’s something.

Woman: Sure, [……………………………..]in this weather. I wish I was there myself! Any other [……………………………..]in the area?

Man:    There’s a [……………………………..]lounge on the comer and a couple of

hamburger joins. You’d have to go [……………………………..]for a movie though. Oh, and Boyd Park is only a couple of hundred yards away.

Woman: OK. Mr. Tmboise, I’ll post this up for you and I hope you have some luck.

Man:    Thanks, bye.

Woman: Bye, and take care.

Man:    Sure, thanks.

SECTION 2

Hi, everyone. My name’s Sam Thomas, and I’m here to give you some information about [……………………………..]Student Projects, or WSP for short. The talk takes about [……………………………..], and after that I’ll be happy to answer questions, OK? Right, well, WSP is a voluntary service [……………………………..], which was set UP to [……………………………..]international understanding. Right now, we’ve got people from 30 different countries working in local [……………………………..]around the world. So, if you’re interested in joining them, I’d like to tell you about some of the [……………………………..]that are available.

Now, depending on how long you want to be away, there are three sorts of [……………………………..]to choose from: short-term projects lasting two to three weeks, [……………………………..]projects lasting between one and six months and long-term projects which can be anything up to a year. One of the short-term ones we’ve got on offer at the moment is in Japan. It’s [……………………………..]improvement project, and the work [……………………………..]clearing the river banks and planting flowers, things like that. You’d be working alongside local people, so you need a basic [……………………………..]of Japanese for that.

The next one to tell you about is a children’s holiday center in Poland. What’s [……………………………..]here is basically manual work. You’ll be painting rooms, gardening and generally preparing for the children’s [……………………………..]. It’s a medium-term project lasting six weeks, and there’s comfortable accommodation on site.

And now something for the animal lovers amongst you. It’s a [……………………………..]project for sea turtles in Mexico. Sea turtles are under threat from [……………………………..]in that part of the world, so your main job would be collecting and moving the eggs to a safe site. It’s a short-term project, and you’d be staying in a local school, but be [……………………………..]that it has very basic conditions. Don’t expect any [……………………………..]of satellite TV! [……………………………..]Now, here’s an exciting opportunity in China for any budding [……………………………..]. This is a long-term project, and [……………………………..]are for nine months, you’d be working in an office in Shanghai, involved in planning and design, under [……………………………..]of a local architect. Oh, and I should mention that you have to pay an additional fee of [……………………………..]US dollars when you arrive.

Finally, do we have any medical students here? Because there’s a [……………………………..]available in a center for disabled children in India. You’d be providing general medical care and also [……………………………..]in the [……………………………..]of department. It’s for six months, so you can get plenty of experience and also do something worthwhile for [……………………………..]children.

Well, that’s just a taste of the [……………………………..]range of projects we have to offer, but I hope it’s [……………………………..]your [……………………………..]. And in case you do decide to apply, let me tell you what happens next.

First of all, you need to fill in an application form and send it to us. Oh, and you should also include a [……………………………..]photo, by the way. Once we’ve [……………………………..]the form and photo, we process them and’then we send you a “Welcome Pack” containing general information about the programme, together with the formal terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are basically a list of [……………………………..]on both sides, yours and ours-what happens if you want to leave early, ect. And you also get a detailed [……………………………..], which helps us identify a suitable job for you.

Then, about one month before you leave, you’ll receive all the details about your particular [……………………………..]. And I think that’s about it. Oh, I never forgot to mention, we’ve also got a website. The address is in our brochure. Now, are there any questions?

SECTION 3

David: [……………………………..]what you’re going to join yet, Sarah?

Sarah: Well, I want to do something [……………………………..]with media and [……………………………..], but there’s such a lot to choose from.

David: Isn’t there? Let’s look at all the information we’ve got and we can decide what we want to do later.

Sarah: Right, let’s see. There’s something here called [……………………………..].

David: What is it?

Sarah: It’s a student magazine. Apparently it won Magazine of the Year at the [……………………………..]and NUS-I guess that’s the National Union of Students-media awards in [……………………………..].

David: That sounds good. Do they want people to work on it?

Sarah: Oh yes, they want lots of people. It says here they need people to write [……………………………..], sell advertising, and to proofread articles. Oh, and to take [……………………………..].

David: That’s a possibility. I like the idea of taking photographs.

Sarah: Do you? I think I’d like to write [……………………………..]but I’m not sure. What have you got there?

David: Concrete. It’s a newspaper. It sounds very [……………………………..].

Sarah: What makes you say that?

David: Well, it’s [……………………………..]long, for a start. That’s bigger than some national newspapers.

Sarah: I suppose it is. What else does it say?

David: Let’s see. It did well at last year’s media [……………………………..]too. And it says it has lots of different sections as well as news… like features, sport and [……………………………..].

Sarah: That might be good experience. What do they need people for?

David: They want people to edit and organise. I wonder what they mean by [……………………………..].

Sarah: Yes, it does sound a bit vague.

David: Well, it’s obviously well-organised. It started in [……………………………..]and it’s still going strong!

Sarah: (not sure) Mmmm…sounds possible.

David: Yeah, but let’s go on, shall we?

Sarah: Here’s something a bit different. Livewire-it’s a student [……………………………..]station.

David: Now that does sound interesting. What type of programmes do- they [……………………………..]?

Sarah: It just says good [……………………………..]and entertaining progammes.

David: What are they looking for?

Sarah: Again there aren’t a lot of details. It says they want people to work in all areas of radio [……………………………..]. I think I’d like to find out more about that one.

David: Mmm so would I. We’ll come back to it later.

Sarah: Oh look at this. Do you fancy being on television?

David: Don’t tell me there’s a student TV station as well?

Sarah: Yes, there is. It’s called Nexus UTV. They produce a wide range of [……………………………..]and they have a production deal with the [……………………………..]!

David: That sounds really interesting. Is it difficult to get into?

Sarah: I don’t know, I don’t think so. They want a lot of people. Actors…

David: I used to act in school plays-when I was about [……………………………..]old.

Sarah: Well, maybe acting isn’t for you. But they also need people to direct, programmes, to read the pews and to be comedian. I could see you as a [……………………………..].

David: Ha ha! Shall we go for that then?

Sarah:  Maybe, let’s look at what else there is.

David: I think there are two more, yeah something called Notice Board- whatever that is-and Student Web.

Sarah: What’s Notice Board about?

David: Well, it’s a magazine with lots of local information.

Sarah: Mmm… doesn’t sound all that [……………………………..].

David: Well, if you change your mind. They want people to write articles and to produce the magazine.

Sarah: I don’t think so. Let’s look at Student Web.

David: OK. Well, we’ve had the radio station and the television station, so I [……………………………..]we had to have the [……………………………..].

Sarah: It’s quite a big website. Look, there are a thousand pages.

David: What sort of things are on it?

Sarah: Well, there’s information about shops and entertainment but there are also [……………………………..]and a news [……………………………..]. They want people to write websites.

David: Writing websites sounds a bit too [……………………………..]for me.

Sarah: Ah, but they also need people to do some graphics and to write [……………………………..].

David: I still don’t think that’s for me. What about you?

Sarah: No, it doesn’t really interest me either. I like the sound of Grapevine, Livewire and Nexus UTV.

David: Yeah, those are the three I’d choose. But we’re only going to have enough time to join one club so let’s go back and look at the information on those three again.

Sarah: OK, first…

SECTION 4

Travel and tourism is the largest [……………………………..]in the world, but calculating its economic [……………………………..]is quite difficult. The one thing everybody can agree on, though, is that it’s huge. There are two things which have [……………………………..]the growth of tourism. There are firstly-social [……………………………..], and secondly- technology and the way it’s [……………………………..]. Let’s consider the social factors first of all. Demand for tourism is [……………………………..] mainly by the amount of [……………………………..]a country has, which is why countries such as Japan, Australia, the USA and western European countries have [……………………………..]most in terms of [……………………………..]numbers in the past. However, growing wealth in developing countries will mean that [……………………………..]for holidays abroad will take off there in the near future, [……………………………..]tourism enormously.

That said, the majority of tourists are still from what are called the [……………………………..]nations. However, studies show that their number will not rise much further in the next few [……………………………..]because their populations are fairly [……………………………..]. As a result there’ll be a growth in the number of [……………………………..]people who’ll have more time on their hands. This will influence the kind of tourism wanted: fewer skiing [……………………………..]will be required, but there’ll be an increase in.

Let’s turn now to the second [……………………………..]in the growth of tourism. The technology that [……………………………..]mass tourism today is the jet plane. Air travel has opened up the world. In [……………………………..], scheduled planes carried [……………………………..]million passengers. Today there are four times as many. In fact, Cheaper and more [……………………………..]transport has been behind the [……………………………..]of mass tourism from its beginnings in Britain in the [……………………………..]century. The first package tours were arranged in [……………………………..]by Thomas Cook, an [……………………………..]whose company [……………………………..]became one of the world’s largest tour operators. In his day, it was the railway that [……………………………..]his business to flourish.

Today, technology is proving important in other ways as well as in [……………………………..]. In the past people went to a travel agent to find and book their holiday. Now many of these people are bypassing the High Street [……………………………..]and booking their holidays themselves on the Internet. Airlines have been keen to [……………………………..]this direct approach as it keeps down their costs, and [……………………………..]High Street travel agents are finding their business is [……………………………..]. These days there may be more tourists to go around, but there is also more competition among [……………………………..], as cities, countries and continents all compete for tourist revenue. But becoming a tourist destination is not quite as [……………………………..]as it may. seem. For example, Ireland used to sell itself as a place to enjoy the beautiful countryside. However it soon [……………………………..]that it was attracting young student [……………………………..]without any money. So how did Ireland set about increasing [……………………………..]from tourism? Well, the Irish Tourist Board came up with the idea of promoting the country’s [……………………………..], using the names of writers such as Oscar Wilde and James Joyce to [……………………………..]to older, richer tourists who would spend their money in the hotels and [……………………………..]of the country. However, there are other ways of appealing to tourists. The US is [……………………………..]with places that claim to be the capital of something or other-sometimes things which may seem rather [……………………………..]: Crystal City, for example, is the world capital of the vegetable [……………………………..], and then there’s Gilroy-famous for its garlic. These towns are trading on a single [……………………………..]to attract the tourists.

Festivals are another way to bring them in-literary, food, art they’re all staged for one reason only: to attract tourist revenue. Many a town has sought to copy the success of Stratford, Ontario, which was [……………………………..]from a small run-down blue-collar town to a busding [……………………………..]centre by the [……………………………..]of Tom Patterson, who managed to [……………………………..]a British director to stage their first drama festival in [……………………………..].

But then boosting a city through tourism is nothing new. In 18th Century England, Bath Spa became [……………………………..]after the owners of the hot baths [……………………………..]Beau Nash, the trend-setter of his day, to [……………………………..]the city. I want Zto end the lecture there for today. Now, Thank you.

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