IELTS Listening Practice Test 100



Questions 1-10

Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer


Contact University:                                                                     (Example) New South Wales University

Conference date:                                                                           1 ____________________

Conference venue:                                                                        2 ____________________

Reservation phone No.:                                                                3 ____________________

Cost:                                                                                                $360 for 4 days

Student rate:                                                                                 $180 for 4 days or 4 ___________________

Contact person:                                                                             5 __________________

Candidate’s name:                                                                        John Helatone, a computing technology student from 6 __________________ University

Take action fast!

Closing date for talk:                                                                     7_________________

Send outline including:                                                               8_________________

Maximum length:                                                                        300 words

Also send:                                                                                       9_________________

E-mail address:                                                                  


Questions 11-14

Complete the notes as you listen. Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Weekly Cooking Corner – Gingers

Ginger is a spicy-tasting root related to the bamboo family and has a variety of uses in the kitchen. (Example)

The Chinese used ginger principally for 11___________________.

Ginger was first grown in 12____________________ and ______________________

Spice traders were able to get 13__________________ for ginger.

Ginger was introduced to Australia in the 14__________________ century.

Questions 15-17

Complete the table below. Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Ginger Production in Australia
Cause Effect
High rainfall in Queensland 15 _________________
High 16 ____________________ Australian ginger was not price competitive
17 __________________ Supplies of ginger ran low

Questions 18 – 20

Complete the fact sheet below. Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.


  • Cooperative was formed with 18 £______________ and two wooden vats and 19_______________ of raw ginger.
  • 40% of ginger is used in 20_________________.
  • 60% of ginger exported to Asia, Europe and elsewhere.


Questions 21 -25

Complete the notes below. Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Opinions about Global Temperature

  • Scientists want to know whether global warming is caused by 21____________________ .
  • Insulation may cause the Earth to 22_____________________.
  • There are many 23 ____________________ on the global climate.
  • The 24______________________ does not remain static.
  • We cannot understand the global climate without understanding 25 ____________________.

Questions 26-27

Complete the table. Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Method used to measure temperature Location of instruments
From thermometers in buoys in the sea
When water is drawn through the 26___________ of ships in the sea
ATSR (infra-red detector) 27__________________

Questions 28-30

Choose THREE letters, A-F

Which THREE advantages of the ATSR are mentioned by Dr Parkinson?

A. Is located In two places

B. measures very accurately

C. produces large amounts of data

D. correct to within 3 degrees centigrade

E.can view 500 kilometers at a time

F.lasts two and a half years


Questions 31-40

Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

How to Make Personal Control of One’s Health

31_____________________ should take charge of their health.

The single greatest threat to health is 32__________________.

Disturbing findings about men’s health • the group who was at most risk of early death is 33 _____________________.

Possible causes are:

drinking too much alcohol;

heavy smoking;

34 _________________

no adequate exercise.

Environmental factors affecting health:

air or water pollution

the threat of 35______________ is most under-rated.

Personal control of one’s health:

A well-funded education campaign will help enhance 36_________________

and many illnesses could be prevented by 38________________________.

Do exercises for 38______________________ so you may find someone to join you.

Make adequate 39______________________to prevent sports injury.

Reduce injuries by using 40____________________ techniques.


Answer keys:

Section 1, Questions 1-10

  1. 15-18 September/ 15th to 18th September
  2. (the) Pacific Hotel
  3. 07 9444 1233
  4. $50 a day
  5. (Professor) Dorfman – .
  6. London
  7. last Friday
  8. (an) interesting title
  9. (a) short/brief CV
  10. admin

Section 2, Questions 11-20

  1. medicine /medical purposes
  2. China; India (in either order)
  3. a good price / (a) lot of money
  4. (early) 20th
  5. Perfect / Ideal (conditions)
  6. production cost(s) / cost of production
  7. The Second World War/ World War II
  8. 25
  9. 14 tons
  10. Australia

Section 3, Questions 21-30

  1. human activities
  2. get warmer
  3. influences
  4. Earth’s temperature
  5. (the) oceans
  6. engines
  7. (in) space/(in) orbit/ above us / on the Earth
    28- 30. B; C; E (in any order)

Section 4, Questions 31-40

  1. Patients
  2. smoking
  3. young men
  4. heavy diet
  5. (the) sun
    36 .public health (standards)
    37 .healthy lifestyle (choices)
  6. fun / a pleasure
  7. warm-up
  8. cross-training


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