IELTS Listening Practice Test 116

IELTS Listening Practice Test 116

In the Listening Test 116, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40.

Section 1 is a conversation between an optometrist and a patient who has come for an eye test.

Section 2 is an extract from an audio guide to the Taj Mahal.

Section 3 is a tutor and two students discussing the crop rice.

Section 4 is a lecture about writing for radio.


Section 1

Questions 1-10

Questions 1-6

Complete the form below.



Time of appointment: 10:00 am
Given names: Simon 1_______________
Family name: Lee
Date of birth: 2_________________ 1989
Address: 3_________________ Adams Terrace, Wellington
Phone number: 0211558809
Name of insurance company:    4_________________
Date of last eye test: 5_________________
Patient’s observations: Problems seeing 6__________________

Questions 7-10

Answer the questions below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

7. When must Simon wear his glasses?

8. What type of glasses is the least expensive?

9. What is good about the glasses Simon chooses?

10. How does Simon decide to pay?

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Section 2

Questions 11-20

Questions 11-12

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C

11. Who is buried in the tomb of the Taj Mahal?

A. the emperor Shahjahan

B. the wife of Shahjahan

C. the emperor and his wife

12. Where did the white marble come from?

A. India

B. China

C. Persia

Questions 13-16

Label the plan below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.


Question 17

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C

17. What is the purpose of the Rest House?

A. a place for the poor to stay

B. a meeting place for pilgrims

C. an architectural feature

Questions 18-20

Complete the flow chart below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

How running water is provided

Water taken from the 18___________________ by bullocks.

Water channelled into the 19_____________________.

Water piped to the 20___________________.

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Section 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21-24

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C

21. What background information does Daisy give about rice?

A. Wild rice is grown throughout Asia.

B. Some types of rice need less water than others.

C. All rice varieties have a lovely aroma.

22. Erik says that a priority for rice farmers is to be able to

A. grow rice without fertilizers.

B. predict weather patterns.

C. manage water resources.

23. Where is the International Rice Research Institute?

A. The Philippines

B. China

C. Japan

24. Scientists in Bangladesh want to find a

A. more effective type of fertilizer.

B. strain of rice resistant to flooding.

C. way to reduce the effects of global warming.

Questions 25-30

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C

Which country do the following statements apply to?

A. Japan

B. China

C. Thailand

25. They grow the most rice in the world.

26. They export the most rice in the world.

27. They aim to increase the nutritional value of rice.

28. Less rice is eaten than in the past.

29. An annual rice festival takes place.

30. A new type of rice is now popular locally.

Section 4

Questions 31-40

Questions 31-34

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD for each answer.


31. You may have to ignore some of the ordinary___________________ of writing.

32. Written words do not indicate things like emphasis, the_______________ of reading or where to pause.

33. A script needs to sound like a______________________.

Questions 34-40

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Know who you are talking to

Imagine a typical listener:

e.g. imagine telling your 34_________________ about a film.

Create an informal tone:

e.g. use words like 35_________________ and _____________________

Work out what you are going to say


listeners cannot ask questions

you cannot 36_________________ ideas

Make your script logical:

37_____________________ the information.

Use concrete images e.g. compare the size of a field to a 38______________________.

Use the 39_____________________ to get attention.

Check the script by 40_____________________.


Section 1

1. Anthony

2. 1(st) June

3. University Hall

4. Health for Life

5. September 2006 

6. (in the) distance

7. (for) driving

8. (the) full-frame/full-frame 

9. (they are) strong

10. (in/by) cash

Section 2

11. C

12. A

13. (The) Main Gateway

14. (the) (16/sixteen) flower beds

15. (a/the) (raised) pond

16. (a/the) Mosque

17. C

18. river

19. (supply) tanks

20. fountains

Section 3

21. B

22. C

23. A

24. B

25. B

26. C

27. B

28. A

29. C

30. A

Section 4

31. rules

32. speed

33. conversation

34. grandmother

35. us (and) we

36. repeat

37. space (out)

38. pitch

39. first sentence

40. reading (it) aloud


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Written By

Nafia Zuhana is an experienced content writer and IELTS Trainer. Currently, she is guiding students who are appearing for IELTS General and Academic exams through With an 8.5 score herself, she trains and provides test takers with strategies, tips, and nuances on how to crack the IELTS Exam. She holds a degree in Master of Arts – Creative Writing, Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has worked with The Hindu for over a year as an English language trainer.


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