IELTS Listening Practice Test 94

ielts-listening-practice-test-94

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

SECTION 1

Questions 1 and 2

Label the map below.

Write the correct letter A-H next to questions 1 and 2.

1-1

  1. Elderly woman: _________________
  2. Thieves’ car: ___________________

Questions 3-5

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

3. When Mrs Reynolds saw the thieves, she

A. ran after them.
B. telephoned the police.
C. went to help the elderly woman.

4. The elderly woman was

A. badly hurt.
B. unhurt.
C. very upset.

5. Which woman had once had her bag stolen in the past?

A. the elderly woman
B. Mrs Reynolds
C. Mrs Reynolds’ friend

Question 6

Choose TWO letters, A-F.

6. The bag contained

A. a purse.
B. £50.
C. a cheque book.
D. a cheque card.
E. a bus pass.
F. a door key.

Questions 7-10

Complete the table below.

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

Age Build Hair colour Distinguishing marks
younger man about 17 7 _____________ 8 _____________ none
older man About 9 ________ medium brown a 10 _________ on chin

SECTION 2

Questions 11-13

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

11. The Bridge Hotel is located in

A. the city centre.
B. the country.
C. the suburbs.

12. The newest sports facility in the hotel is

A. a swimming pool.
B. a fitness centre.
C. a tennis court.

13. The hotel restaurant specialises in

A. healthy food.
B. local food.
C. international food.

Questions 14 and 15

Choose TWO letters, A~E.

Which TWO business facilities are mentioned?

A. internet access

B. mobile phone hire

C. audio-visual facilities

D. airport transport

E. translation services

Questions 16-20

Complete the table below.

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

SHORT BREAK PACKAGES
Length of stay Cost (per person per night) Special features
2 days 16 £ ____________ Full cooked breakfast Entertainment in the 17
3 days £60 As above, plus:

  • a 18 _____________
5 days 19 £ ____________ As above, plus:

  • 2 days’ free beauty therapy
  • full-day membership of a 20____________.

SECTION 3

Questions 21 and 22

Complete the sentences below.

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

21. Last year, Dina got a grade __________________ for the Theory and Practice option.

22. Dina has some free time because her ___________________ has been cancelled.

Question 23

Choose ONE letter, A-E.

Which book does Dina advise against?

A. Brown:                            Observing Theory in Practice
B. Jespersen:                      Theory’s Crucible
C. Piresi:                             On Giants’Shoulders’
D. Willard:                          Practical Theories in the Social Sciences
E. Williams:                        Knowledge Theory

Questions 24-30

Complete the notes below.

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

How to use the Recall System

  • Take a 24_______________ from librarian’s desk.
  • Complete the details of the book. Write your 25______________ address on back. Hand it in at the 26_________________.
  • Check mail in your department twice a day to see if book is ready to collect. It normally takes 3 days.
  • Cost: 27_______________per book.

Dina’s advice on organising a study group to work on an assignment

  • Find two or three people on the course who live near you.
  • Divide up the reading load.
  • Take it in turns to 28_______________ what you have read for the others.
  • Explain your 29________________to each other.
  • Write first draft of essay.
  • Exchange drafts and 30_________________.
  • Write final version of essay.

SECTION 4

Questions 31-33

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

PEREGRINE FALCONS

31. The Peregrine falcons found in_are not migratory birds.

32. There is disagreement about their maximum_.

33. When the female is guarding the nest, the male spends most of his time

Questions 34-37

Complete the table below.

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

Age of falcons What occurs
20 days old The falcons 34_______________
28 days old The falcons are 35______________
2 months old The falcons 36_____________ permanently
1-12 months old More than half of falcons 37______________

Questions 38-40

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Procedures used for field research on Peregrine falcon chicks

First:                                                              catch chicks

Second:                                                          38________________ to legs

Third:                                                             39________________ of chicks

Fourth:                                                           take blood sample to assess level of pesticide

Fifth:                                                              check the 40 _______________ of the birds

Answer keys:

Section 1, Questions 1-10

  1. C
  2. C

  3. C

  4. B

  5. A

6. A (and) E (in either order, both required for 1 mark) 7 slim

  1. slim
  • black

  • 35

  • (small) scar

  • Section 2, Questions 11-20

    1. C
  • B

  • C

  • 14&15. A D (in either order)

    1. 75
  • evening(s)

  • (four-course) dinner

  • 52

  • golf club

  • Section 3, Questions 21-30

    1. A +/plus
  • lecture

  • 8

  • pink slip

  • department {al)

  • information Desk 29 25p/pence

  • summarise/summarize

  • essay plan(s)

  • (give) feedback

  • Section 4, Questions 31-40

    1. Australia

    32 (flight/flying) speed / speed of flight

    1. looking/searching for food
  • start/begin to fly / start/begin flying

  • (full/adult) size / full adult size / full(y) grown

  • leave (the/their) nest(s)

  • die

  • attach (identification/ID/aluminium/ aluminum) rings

  • note (the) sex

  • (general) health

  • 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 woman called Mrs Reynolds being interviewed by a police officer about an incident she saw the previous evening.

    M: Well, if you can just tell me everything you remember. It doesn’t matter how […………………………..]it seems. What may seem […………………………..]to you may not be unimportant to us.

    F: OK, I’ll do what I can, officer. Well, as I said, I’d iust come out of the cinema on the High Street, so it was about […………………………..]. Just before 8 in fact. I’d been to see a film with a friend and she’d just gone off home. So I was just […………………………..]there wondering what to do, whether to go and have a cup of coffee somewhere or not. I was just standing there […………………………..]my own business when I […………………………..]heard someone shouting […………………………..]opposite me outside the library. Not […………………………..], just shouting. It sounded like the voice of an elderly woman. “They’ve got my bag! They’ve got my bag!”, she was […………………………..]. Then these two men raced past me, going like the wind, straight down the street and round the corner into […………………………..]. It all happened so quickly I think they must have had a car waiting for them there because I heard one […………………………..]at top speed. Well, I didn’t know what on earth to do; whether to try and […………………………..]them, whether to ring the police or whether to go and see if she was all right. Another woman was running up behind me so I […………………………..]back at her to go and call the […………………………..]. Anyway, when I got to the woman, she seemed to be all right, thank […………………………..]. A bit shaken, but OK. I think I was much more upset than she was.

    All in all, she was pretty […………………………..]. I don’t think I would have been, but […………………………..]it had happened to her once before so maybe that’s why you know, I’ve got a friend who […………………………..]to go out alone anywhere after […………………………..]now. What’s this town coming to?

    Well, anyway, she just kept saying, “I didn’t see a thing, I didn’t see a thing.” One of them had just […………………………..]her from behind and as she put out her hand to steady herself, the other one had just taken the bag from under her arm. And then he […………………………..]across the road. I asked her what she’d had in it, and she said she’d had her […………………………..]with about £15 in it, but no cheque book or cards or things like that. And luckily she had her front door key in her pocket. Oh. and she’d had her bus pass taken too.

    M: Let’s get back to the two men, if we can. Just tell me everything you can […………………………..]about them.

    F: Well, there was a younger one and an older one.

    M: Well, let’s start with the younger one, shall we?

    F: Well, age first then. He only […………………………..]about 17-not more. Something like that. Neither very tall nor small. Sort of slim build. Not anybody you’d […………………………..]. Nothing particularly special about him. An […………………………..]looking sort of bloke. He had curlv black hair which was quite long. But apart from that, as I say, not someone you’d notice in a crowd. Nothing really […………………………..]about him at all. But the other one, the older one, he was different.

    M: Different?

    F: Yes, different, I feel as if I’d know him anywhere again. I got more of a look at him because he ran across the road more slowly than the […………………………..]. I remember being surprised because he was quite a bit older than the other one. I’d say about 35. Funny, because you don’t think of people of that age […………………………..]handbags in broad daylight like that, do you? He was quite a bit smaller than the other man. And […………………………..]build.

    M: What did he look like? You didn’t give the officer much […………………………..]last night.

    F: Well, I did get quite a good look at his face. No beard or […………………………..]– clean shaven and quite smart-looking really. He had light brown hair cut very short. A sort of army […………………………..]. And there was another thing. Thinking about it all last night over and over again, Pm almost sure he had a small scar on his chin. I didn’t tell the other […………………………..]that last night, but in my mind each time I see his face, I can see one.

    M; A scar on his chin? That could be important. Thank you, Mrs Reynolds. You’ve been really helpful. If you really think you’d […………………………..]him again, then what we’d like you to do later this morning, if you can, is to come down to the police station and look at a few […………………………..]for us…(Fade out)

    SECTION 2

    You will hear a recorded message giving information about an English hotel.

    Welcome to the Bridge Hotel Information Line. The Bridge Hotel is part of the Compact Group, which is a large […………………………..]of family-owned hotels offering a warm friendly atmosphere and high quality service at […………………………..]prices. All of them cater for a […………………………..]of people-from business to leisure clients.

    Set in a quiet […………………………..]area on the attractive outskirts of Belford. about 3 miles from the city centre, the Bridge Hotel is a popular choice for […………………………..]. After recent […………………………..]and expansion, it now has 25 double rooms and […………………………..]. All 45 are en suite with TV and coffee-and tea-making […………………………..].

    The Bridge Hotel is set in three and a half […………………………..]of grounds with an open-air swimming pool and four […………………………..]. There is also a newly opened gym with […………………………..]suite, which is considered one of the best equipped in the area. Non-resident membership is available. We have a fully […………………………..]restaurant for residents and […………………………..], which provides a wide range of dishes with a particular focus on dishes from around the world.

    For the […………………………..]business customer, we have […………………………..]business rooms with phone links allowing full Internet access. Our […………………………..]facilities cater for up to […………………………..]and we are able to offer transport to guests to and from Birmingham Airport at a small extra cost.

    There now follows information about short break packages.

    Welcome to the Bridge Hotel Short Breaks Information Line. We offer three packages: 2-day, 3-day and 5-day.

    The 2-day costs £75 per person per night and includes full cooked breakfast and evening entertainment. Very popular for weekend […………………………..].

    The 3-day break costs […………………………..]per person per night and in addition to offers for the 2-day break, includes one four-course dinner. This allows guests to enjoy the full range of hotel facilities.

    The 5-day break costs […………………………..]par person per night and, in addition to offers from the 2-and 3-day breaks, includes free […………………………..]on two days and a full-day pass to a golf club. This […………………………..]is particularly popular with couples who want a completely […………………………..].

    If you would like more information about these special packages, call Extension […………………………..]to speak to our Customer Service Manager, John Martin. Thank you for calling the Bridge Hotel Information Line.

    SECTION 3

    You will hear three students talking about their study programmes.

    M: Hi, Elaine, I was hoping I’d see you here. How’re things?

    F1: All right. You?

    M: Not bad, but I’m beginning to worry about that […………………………..].

    F1: What, the one on Theory and Practice?

    M; Yes.

    Fl: When’s it got to be in by?

    M: Next Thursday, and I just can’t get to grips with it.

    Fl: Yes, it’s a […………………………..]one. I’m hoping to get down to it over the weekend. I tell you what, there’s Dina. Let’s see if she has any pearls of […………………………..]on the subject. She took the Theory and Practice option last year, didn’t she? And got an A+for it. I think.

    M: How does she do it?

    Fl: Let’s ask her. Hi, Dina. Hard at work?

    F2: Not exactly. The lecture’s iust been […………………………..], so I’ve suddenly got a free morning on my hands.

    Fl: That’s lucky. You’ve met Neil, haven’t you?

    F2: Yes.

    Fl: We were just talking about the theory and […………………………..]assignment we’ve got to hand in next. Can we just pick your […………………………..]a moment?

    F2: How far have you got with it?

    Fl: Well, still at the reading stage really.

    F2: Are you? Well, one bit of advice I’d […………………………..]give is not to spend hours wading through that […………………………..]volume by Jespersen: it really isn’t very helpful-I think the only […………………………..]they keep it on the reading list is that the library has got so many copies of it. Personally, I found the […………………………..]source was Piresi; have you read her yet?

    FI: Piresi? I don’t think so.

    F2: That’s a great book, it must be on your reading list.

    M: Right.

    F2: Another one I found very useful was the […………………………..]called something like ‘Practical theories’ , by, was it Williams? Or Willard. Yes, Wil-lard. Also, if you want to look at case studies, that small book of Ron Brown’s has got some interesting […………………………..]in-you know the one I mean?

    M: Ron Brown, yes. I looked for it in the library but it was out on loan.

    F2: Yes it’s a very […………………………..]book. Did you try the recall system?

    M: The what?

    F2: Don’t you use the […………………………..]? You should, you know. You iust have to take a […………………………..]slip from any of the librarians1 desks, fill the details of the book in, put your […………………………..]address on the back- your departmental address not your home address-and hand the slip in at the Information Desk. Then check the mail in your department twice a day, say at 10 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon, for a slip telling you the book is ready to […………………………..]. Last week I recalled a book at […………………………..]and got the slip telling me it was ready just 4 hours later. That was […………………………..]; it usually takes about 3 days.

    M: I didn’t know you could do that. Is it expensive?

    F2: No, there’s a […………………………..]charge – 25 pence a book. I think. It’s well worth it if you’re preparing for an assignment. Are you going to be working together on it?

    M: Erm, I’m not sure.

    F2: I would, if I were you. You get so much more out of the assignment that way.

    M: But surely the […………………………..]would notice that our essays were the same?

    F2: No, no. I’m certainly not suggesting you should actually write the thing together. I’m talking about when you first start on a big assignment. T think it’s a good idea to find two or three others on the course who live near you, and […………………………..]up the reading-load between you. Then you can meet up again a few days later and take it in turns to […………………………..]your reading for each other. At the next stage we go round the group […………………………..]our essay-plans. which makes it easier for […………………………..]then to go off and write the first draft of their essay on their own. Later on we usually exchange drafts and give […………………………..]in the group, before finally writing our essays individually.

    M: Do you really do all that?

    F2: Usually, yes. It makes the whole thing much easier and more […………………………..].

    M: Right. Well, I think I need another coffee before getting started. Can I get you one?

    F2: Yes, why not.

    SECTION 4

    You will hear a talk by a university lecturer in Australia on a type of bird called a peregrine falcon.

    I’m Professor Sam Richards, and I’ve come as the third […………………………..]on this course in Australian birds of prey. My job is to keep a […………………………..]scientific eye on the state of Tasmanian […………………………..], so I’ll start by giving you some background to these […………………………..]birds of prey before I speak briefly on my own project.

    Peregrine […………………………..]are found on all continents with the exception of Antarctica. So don’t go looking for them at the […………………………..]. They are found almost everywhere in Australia and it’s interesting to note that the name, peregrine, […………………………..]that they are wanderers-that they move from place to place following the […………………………..]-and indeed, in most parts of the world they are […………………………..]birds. But not in Australia, however, where they prefer to stay in one place.

    They are known to be the world’s fastest […………………………..]and they have been tracked by radar diving down towards the ground at […………………………..]an hour.

    However, a number of text books claim that their flight speed can go as high as […………………………..]an hour, so there is still some […………………………..]about iust how fast they can actually fly.

    Female peregrine falcons, like all other Australian falcons, are larger than their male […………………………..]; in fact the female is almost a third larger than the male in the case of peregrines. While she stays close to the nest to […………………………..]the eggs and the young chicks, the male is mostly […………………………..]looking for food.

    Peregrines typically lay two or three eggs per nest and, after the eggs have […………………………..], when the chicks are about 20 days old, they start to flv. So they fly at a very young age. By the time they are just […………………………..], they have already reached full adult size: in other words, they are fully grown. Soon after this, at about 2 months after […………………………..]from the egg, they leave the nest for good. From this point on they are on their own. Unlike their parents, which have learned how to […………………………..], the young falcons are not good at […………………………..]themselves and so during the first year about […………………………..] of them die. Once the birds have […………………………..]to live to breeding age, at two years old, they generally go on to live for another six or seven years.

    When we come across […………………………..]with young chicks, the first thing we do is catch the chicks before they are able to fly. We have to catch them at an early age. We then attach […………………………..]rings to their legs. These rings are made of colour- coded […………………………..]and they allow us to identify the birds through […………………………..]later in their lives. Thirdly, because we need to know how many […………………………..]and how many female chicks are being bom, we note the sex of the chicks. Noting the sex of the birds is a […………………………..]part of our research, as I will […………………………..]later. The next thing to do is to take a blood sample from the chicks. We take the blood sample so that we can check the level of […………………………..]in their bodies. Peregrine falcons can build […………………………..]quantities of pesticides in their blood stream by feeding on smaller […………………………..]which in turn feed on crops, grown on farms where pesticides are used. Finally we check the birds […………………………..], really checking the birds for their general health. This whole […………………………..]only takes a few minutes; in fact, most of our time in the field is actually spent trying to find the nests, not on the data […………………………..]itself.

    Well, that’s all I have for you today. If you’d like to do some farther reading…

    Practice every day to improve your IELTS listening skills. Don’t forget to visit IELTS Material website on a daily basis to find more practice tests for every skill in the IELTS Test.

    Main IELTS Pages:

    This website is to develop your IELTS skills with tips, model answers, lessons, free books, and more. Each section (Listening, Speaking, Writing, Reading) has a complete collection of lessons to help you improve your IELTS skills.

    Get all the latest updates/lessons via email:

    Subscribe for free IELTS lessons/Books/Tips/Sample Answers/Advice from our IELTS experts. We help millions of IELTS learners maximize their IELTS scores!

    Subscribe to IELTS Material to receive the latest lessons

    Did not See What You Were Looking For? - Try Search!

    Rate this post

    The following two tabs change content below.

    Huy Quoc

    Latest posts by Huy Quoc (see all)

    Written By

    Welcome to IELTS Material! Check it daily to receive useful IELTS books, practice tests and tips to get high score in IELTS exam