IELTS Listening Practice Test 97

ielts-listening-practice-test-97

SECTION 1

Questions 1-4

Answer the following questions using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A FIGURE for each answer.

1. On which day and date does the woman want to fly to Toronto?

2. What class does the woman want to fly in?

3. What is the lowest price for a ticket on the days the customer has chosen?

4. What do the ticket prices include?

Questions 5-8

Complete the following information about the flight times using NO MORE THAN ONE WORD OR A TIME for each gap.

Airline Outward flight Return flight  Stopover
Departure Arrival Departure Arrival
Air Canada 10:00 10:00 16:00 18:00 Vancouver
Qantas 5 __________ 10:15 9:00 11:00 6 _________
Pacific 7 __________ 11:15 8 __________ 06:10 Los Angeles

Questions 9-10

Answer the following questions using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer

9. What is the customer’s full name?

10. Which company does she work for?

SECTION 2

Questions 11-14

Complete the following sentences using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each gap.

11. A tenancy agreement is a _________________ between the tenant and the landlord.

12. An assured short-hold tenancy means that your landlord cannot ask you to leave without a good reason during the ____________________.

13. Tenants should keep a ______________________ of the tenancy agreement.

14. _______________________  is a list of all the items in the property.

Questions 15-17

Decide which THREE of the following statements about deposits are correct and write the appropriate letters on your answer sheet in any order.

A. They are special to England. ‘

B. They are generally equal to one months’rent.-. ,

C. They can be used instead of one months’rent.

D. They can cover unpaid bills when you leave accommodation.

E. They can cover the cost of damage to furniture.

F. They are not payable when you use an accommodation agency.

G. They can cover the legal costs of tenancy disputes.

Questions 18-20

Decide which are THREE ways a landlord can legally evict a tenant (other than an excluded tenant) and write the appropriate letters on your answer sheet in any order.

A. By moving into the property.

B. By moving a member of his /her family Into the property.

C. By applying to your educational institution for your eviction.

D. By waiting until the tenancy agreement expires.

E. By giving you notice that you have to leave.

F. By giving you at least 4 weeks’ notice that you have to leave.

C. By getting a court to issue an order for you to leave.

H. By contacting a law centre or the Citizens’ Advice Bureau.

SECTION 3

Questions 21-25

Answer the following questions using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

21. What did Klara originally want to do her project on?

22. Where can Klara read about housing prices every day?

23. Which facilities might influence housing prices?

24. What did Klara’s friend suggest including information on?

25. Where could Klara get such information from?

Questions 26-30

Complete the following sentences using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR NUMBERS for each gap.

26. In the middle part, Klara needs to use a ____________________.

27. The professor suggests ___________________ of the bibliography.

28. The professor suggests that headings are _____________________.

29. How much longer does Klara have to finish the project?

30. What’s the last thing Klara needs to do before giving the professor her project?

SECTION 4

Questions 37-33

Answer the following information about British Education Scholarships using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR NUMBERS for each gap.

British Education Scholarships

  • available to all overseas students
  • for students at 31______________ level
  • 2000 awarded each year
  • full award, 32_______________award or partial award
  • worth up to 33______________

Questions 34-35

Answer the following questions about Commonwealth Scholarships using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR NUMBERS for each gap.

34. Where should you apply for this scholarship?

35. How much is each scholarship worth?

Questions 36-35

Complete the following information about Foreign Office Scholarships using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each gap.

Foreign Office Scholarships

  • awarded jointly by the Foreign Office and HE institutions
  • usually awarded for 36___________________
  • not employed by government or 37________________
  • course must be in field of 38_________________

Questions 39-40

Answer the following questions about Overseas Students Research Awards using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each gap.

39. Which cost is covered by these awards?

40. Which organization provides these awards?

Answer keys:

Section 1, Questions 1-10

  1. Thursday 16th
  2. business

  3. $3200

  4. taxes (and) surcharges

  5. 13:45 {or 1:45 p.m.)

  6. Vancouver

  7. 18:15 (or 6:15 p.m.)

  8. 22:25 (or 10:25 p.m.)

  9. Mary-Anne Reece

  10. ABC Stocks

Section 2, Questions 11-20

  1. written legal agreement
  • first six months

  • copy

  • An inventory

  • 15-17. IN ANY ORDER

    B, D, E

    18-20 IN ANY ORDER

    D, F,G

    Section 3, Questions 21-30

    1. voting patterns
  • (in) newspapers.

  • schools

  • crime rates/ statistics

  • (the) police

  • uniform approach

  • changing the format

  • short

  • a/1 month

  • (final) proofreading

  • Section 4, Questions 31-40

    1. postgraduate
  • fees-only

  • £20000

  • office

  • £5000 to £15000

  • taught postgraduate courses

  • (an) international organisation

  • development

  • fees

  • Ministry of Education

  • 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

    Customer: Good morning. I’d like to book a flight to […………………………….], please.

    Travel Agent: Certainly. Flying from Sydney?

    Customer: Yes. On Thursday, please.

    Travel Agent: […………………………….]? Right. … There are three flights that day. Do you prefer flying with any particular […………………………….]?

    Customer: I’ve heard that Air Canada is good, but expensive. Is there a big […………………………….]in prices between the airlines? I’ll be flying business class.

    Travel Agent: Yes, there is. Air Canada is the most expensive airline at […………………………….]for business class depending on the date of return. Qantas is […………………………….]and Pacific, the budget airline, charges between […………………………….].

    Customer: Wow! That’s quite a difference in prices! I’m returning on from Wednesday 22nd, so could you check the return prices for me?

    Travel Agent: Sure. Let me just enter the return date into the computer. … OK. … Air Canada has tickets for […………………………….]. Qantas has them for $4200. Pacific has tickets for $3200. Those prices all include taxes and […………………………….].

    Customer: OK. Before I make a decision, I would like to know the […………………………….]and arrival times – in both directions.

    Travel Agent: Of course. Let’s look at Air Canada first. … Leaves Sydney at 10 a.m. and arrives in Toronto at 10 a.m. […………………………….]. There s a stopover in Vancouver. The Qantas flight leaves Sydney at 13:45 and arrives at 10:15 a.m. There’s also a […………………………….]in Vancouver, but it’s shorter than the Air Canada one. Pacific flies via Los Angeles and leaves at 18:15. arriving at 11:55 p.m.

    Customer: Oh, that doesn’t sound very […………………………….]– flying by Pacific, I mean.

    Travel Agent: Well, budget airlines do offer cheaper tickets, but they are often not so […………………………….]in other ways.

    Customer: How about the return flights?

    Travel Agent: Let me check. … The Air Canada flight leaves Toronto at 16:00 and arrives at 18:00 local time. The Qantas flight leaves at 9 a.m. and arrives at 11 a.m. local time in Sydney. Pacific … The Pacific flight leaves Toronto at 22:25 and arrives at 06:10 local time in Sydney. Again, not very […………………………….]timing.

    Customer: No, it isn’t. Are the stopovers the same as on the […………………………….]journey?

    Travel Agent: Yes, they are.

    Customer: Well, I have a business […………………………….]on Wednesday 22nd in the morning, so unfortunately, I can’t take the Qantas flight. The Pacific flight times are too […………………………….], so I’ll take the Air Canada flight, even though it’s more expensive.

    Travel Agent: Right. I’ll book that for you, shall I? Do you have your […………………………….]with you?

    Customer: Yes, I do. … Here you are.

    Travel Agent: Thank you. I’ll just enter your details. … OK, could you just check this […………………………….]? Make sure that I’ve spelt your name correctly and have written your passport number correctly too…. Will you be paying by […………………………….]?

    Customer: Yes, I have a company credit card…. Here you are. … Oh, my name is Reece with a ‘c’ not an ‘s’.

    Travel Agent: Oh, I’m sorry! I’ll correct that. R, double E, C, E.

    Customer: And my given names are […………………………….]. Mary hyphen Anne – with an ‘e’ – oh, you’ve got that. Sorry.

    Travel Agent: OK. Mary-Anne, joined together with a hyphen. Is the passport number OK?

    Customer: Yes. Could you give me an […………………………….]invoice, please? I need it for my company.

    Travel Agent: Certainly. Shall I use the company name as it appears on thp credit card – […………………………….]?

    Customer: Yes.

    Travel Agent: OK. Thank you. Could you sign here? … And here? … Thank you. I’ll just […………………………….]your ticket.

    Customer: Thank you.

    SECTION 2

    Presenter: Good afternoon, everyone. I’m here to give you a talk on […………………………….]agreements and other […………………………….]. If you rent a flat or a house, or bedsit, you will have a ‘tenancy agreement’ or ’lease’. This is a written legal […………………………….]between you, the tenant, and the […………………………….]owner, the […………………………….]. Tenancy agreements should normally contain information about the amount of rent, the length of the tenancy and what rights you and your landlord will have under the law. In most cases, you will have an ‘[…………………………….] short-hold tenancy’ which means that your landlord cannot ask you to leave without a […………………………….]during the first six months. Although these rights offer you some protection, it is still your responsibility to check the tenancy agreement thoroughly and make sure you agree with the terms. Do not sign the tenancy agreement if you do not know what all of it means. If you do not fully understand your rights, show your tenancy agreement to an […………………………….]in the accommodation office or student welfare office at your […………………………….]or college and ask for help. You can also get help from a housing advice centre, law centre or […………………………….]Bureau. When you do sign the tenancy agreement, make sure you get a copy to keep for yourself, in case you need to check any […………………………….]later on. The landlord may also, ask you to sign an […………………………….]: a list of all the items in the property – pieces of […………………………….], kitchen items, etc. If so, make sure you get a copy of this as well. Check that it is correct and that any […………………………….]damage to these items is included before signing it. If your landlord does not […………………………….]an inventory, you should make one yourself and send a copy to the landlord.

    Let’s take a look at […………………………….]. Before you move into private […………………………….], you will probably be asked to cay, a deposit […………………………….]to one month’s rent. Make sure you get a receipt for any deposit or fees you have paid. When you leave the accommodation, if you have paid all your bills and […………………………….]no damage to the […………………………….], your full deposit will be paid back to you. If you are renting through an accommodation […………………………….], you may also be asked to pay fees for preparing tenancy agreements and […………………………….]. You should also keep a written record of all the rent payments that you make, as you make them. If you have a […………………………….]with your landlord, or you get behind with your rent, you should get advice as soon as possible. Remember that if you live in the same building as your landlord, or you have a room in a student or […………………………….], or university/college accommodation, then this will affect how secure your tenancy will be. If you do not share any living space with the landlord or a member of their family, apart from means of […………………………….]like an entrance hall or a […………………………….], or are a student living in halls of […………………………….], or any other type of accommodation where an educational […………………………….]is the landlord, you will have basic […………………………….]from eviction. Your landlord will have to end your tenancy first, either by waiting for the end of the […………………………….]term you agreed for the tenancy or by giving you at least four weeks’ written notice in writing ta.Quit or through getting a court order, before you have to leave. If you share living space – for example, a kitchen, living room or bathroom – with your landlord or are in a student or youth hostel, you will be what is […………………………….]an excluded tenant’, which means that you are outside the […………………………….]of the UK law which regulates […………………………….]and will not have security of tenure. All the landlord has to do to evict you is to give you notice, although they must give you a […………………………….]amount of time in which to leave.

    If you have problems with accommodation, contact the accommodation office or students’ union at your university or college. If you need specialist or […………………………….]help, contact a law centre in your local Citizens Advice Bureau who will be able to tell you your rights as a tenant and the rights of your landlord.

    SECTION 3

    Professor: Good morning, Klara. Take a seat. Right, I’ve read your first draft of your […………………………….]on housing. Well done.

    Klara:  Thank you. I know it’s only a first draft though, so I’m sure you have some […………………………….]on how it can be improved. I was very […………………………….]at first, because it wasn’t my first choice of topic. I had wanted to do something on […………………………….]patterns, but getting information … well, it didn’t look […………………………….]within the time frame.

    Professor: Don’t worry. I think that you have made a good choice. Yes, a […………………………….]of the factors influencing housing prices. Very topical!

    Klara:  Definitely! There seems to be something about […………………………….]in the newspapers every day. I just wanted to compare the different […………………………….]– you know, location, the proximity of […………………………….]such as schools

    Professor: As I said, a good choice of topic. Now, the first part is very well done. You clearly […………………………….]what you are going to look at, why and how.

    Klara:  Do you think that I have covered enough points there?

    Professor: I think so. Did you have anything else in mind – you know, something else you’d like to cover?

    Klara:  Well, a friend […………………………….]that I might include crime rates.

    Professor: Actually, that’s a very good idea. You might consider it. It is something that many people take into account – […………………………….]or otherwise, when choosing a place to live. Nowadays the police are […………………………….]to keep quite detailed […………………………….]on crime and you can get them fairly easily. I mean, it’s easy enough to ask for them, but it might take a while for the police to get them to you.

    Klara:  OK. I’ll make a note of that – contact police for crime statistics.

    Professor: Now, I have to say that I found the […………………………….]part more difficult to get through.

    Klara:  Oh! I thought I had done that rather well.

    Professor: Don’t worry – it’s not […………………………….]. It’s just that… well, try to take a uniform […………………………….]. Use one for each […………………………….]people use when choosing housing. That way, you’re […………………………….]like with like, rather than different things.

    Klara:  Ah, I see. So, I should stick with one as far as possible. Yes, that does seem […………………………….]. So, I don’t really need to get more data or write much more? Instead, I need to change … I’ve got it.

    Professor: It just makes it a lot easier to read – that’s the main thing.

    Klara:  Yes, of course. How about the […………………………….]?

    Professor: Based on the information you’ve […………………………….], I think that you’ve done very well. You’ll have to see if the new information you include changes your […………………………….]at all. It probably won’t make a big difference, but you might see […………………………….]in some areas.

    Klara:  OK. Do you think that I used appropriate headings? And is the […………………………….]OK? I know that a lot of professors look long and hard at that, whilst most students think it unimportant.

    Professor: Yes, professors find the bibliography very useful – it tells us where you are getting your information from and whether those sources are […………………………….]. Your bibliography is fine, but you might consider changing the format. Here’s a printout of the most widely […………………………….]format. You can keep that.

    Klara:  Thank you. And the headings?

    Professor: I made a few notes. Here are some suggestions. Don’t feel that you have to use them – I won’t be […………………………….]! But some of vour headings are […………………………….]whereas others are relatively short – as they should be.

    Klara:  Thank you. I’ll take a look at these later.

    Professor: How long did you work on the whole thing?

    Klara:  Well, two months. Perhaps an average of three hours a day – not more than that. Probably, oh, […………………………….].

    Professor: That’s about what I would recommend. Anything less than […………………………….]is going to be […………………………….]to the project. You’ll probably need another 50 hours’ work on it in total, you’ve still got a month, so you should manage it easily.

    Klara:  Yes, a couple of hours a day. Easy!

    Professor: I’d suggest that you come back to see me in … oh, about, let’s say, three weeks’ time? Then you should be […………………………….]finished and I can have another look before you do your firm proofreading before handing it in.

    Klara:  OK. I’ll see you after one of the […………………………….]to make an appointment. Is that OK?

    Professor: Certainly. Thanks, Klara.

    Klara:  Thank you, professor.

    SECTION 4

    Presenter: Welcome to this presentation on […………………………….]and funding. If you are hoping for help with funding your studies in the UK, you need to get working on this as soon as you can – it is almost impossible to make […………………………….]for financial support once you have left your own country. Start by […………………………….]with your own Ministry of Education or […………………………….]of Education. Your local British Council office can […………………………….]details of awards available including those offered by UK […………………………….]themselves. You’ll also find information and a scholarships […………………………….]on their website. The main scholarship schemes available for […………………………….]students include British Education Scholarships, Commonwealth Scholarships, Foreign Office Scholarships and Overseas Students Research Awards.

    British Education S-Cholarships are […………………………….]awards enabling talented international students to study in the UK at […………………………….]level. Only students studying for at least one […………………………….]year are […………………………….]. About […………………………….]new scholarships are currently awarded each year and there are plans to expand the programme further. There are […………………………….]of scholarship. The first is a full award, where all the fees, a living […………………………….]and travel to and from the UK are paid for. Then there is a fees-only award, where all or part of the fees are paid. Finally, there is a […………………………….]award, where a […………………………….]of the fees and the allowances are paid. The value of the scholarship will vary, depending on the type of the award, the length of the course and the country from which the student comes, but it is up to a maximum of […………………………….]. Contact the British Council or the British […………………………….]in your own country for details. You must be […………………………….]in your home country when you apply.

    Commonwealth Scholarships are awards mainly for postgraduate study, although funding for […………………………….]study may be possible if there are no suitable undergraduate courses in your home country. You must be a […………………………….]of a Commonwealth country, including the UK. A university degree, or […………………………….], is usually required. Apply to the British Council office in your country. You must be […………………………….]in your own country when you apply. About […………………………….]of these scholarships are awarded each year and their value ranges from […………………………….]to […………………………….].

    Foreign Office Scholarships are a joint […………………………….]by the Foreign Office and certain UK higher education […………………………….]. The awards are normally given for taught postgraduate courses. In rare cases, an award may be made for undergraduate study if the course is not available at an institution in your home country. They are […………………………….]by the Foreign Office and participating UK higher education institutions. You must normally be under […………………………….]of age. You must be resident in a developing country, and you must not be currently employed by your […………………………….]or by aiLinternational […………………………….]– You should be planning to study a subject related to development and be […………………………….]in English. Apply directly to one of the […………………………….]institutions. You can ask for a list of participating institutions from the British […………………………….]in your country or your local British Council office. Only about […………………………….] of these awards are made each year and their value ranges from […………………………….]to […………………………….]

    Overseas Students Research Awards are awards for full-time […………………………….]study, for a period of one year. They make up the difference between home and.overseas students’ fees. They are funded by the […………………………….]of Education. You must be a postgraduate research student at a publicly funded higher education institution in the UK. You will need to […………………………….]academic […………………………….]and research […………………………….]. Application forms are available from UK higher education institutions, so contact the one where you want to study. For further information, contact the OSRA office via their website- www.osra.org. Actually, you can email them at […………………………….]. On average, 1000 of these scholarships are awarded each year and the maximum amount is […………………………….]per scholarship.

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