IELTS Listening Practice Test 16

IELTS Listening Practice Test 16
IELTS Listening Practice Test 16

In the Listening Test 16, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40.

Section 1 is a conversation between a student and a saleswoman.

Section 2 is a conversation between an interviewer and interviewee.

Section 3 is a discussion among students about a seminar they attended.

Section 4 is a lecture about some useful information when you go to study overseas.

Audio

Section 1

Question 1-10

Question 1-4

Select the correct answer from the choices given.

Write A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet.

1. Where is Mr Garcia living?

A. Private accommodation

B. With friends

C. Self-catering university accommodation                         

D. Catered university accommodation

2. Why doesn’t he like his accommodation?

A. The food is not good.

B. The meals are at inconvenient times.

C. He doesn’t like his cohabitants.              

D. It’s on the university campus.

3. Where are Mr Garcia and his friends from?

A. Costa Rica, Spain, Bolivia

B. Ecuador, Spain, Mexico

C. Mexico, Columbia, Spain

D. Spain, Brazil, Argentina

4. What kind of place are they hoping to find?

A. A house with a garden next to the university

B. A flat or a house next to the university

C. A house not too near to the university

D. A flat or a house not too near to the university

Question 5-7

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

Name Manuel Garcia
Current address 5 ………………….
Telephone number 0453 672 348
E-mail address 6 ………………….
Age 19
Gender Male
Smoker?   No
Budgeted monthly rent 7 …………………. £

Question 8-10

Select the correct answer from the choices given.

Write A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet.

8. Why can Mr Garcia expect a small reduction in rent?

A. The salesman likes him.                     

B. There is no contract.                          

C. July is a good month to move in.

D. He and his friends will stay all year.

9. How much is the accommodation agency’s fee for Mr Garcia?

A. 1/2 month’s rent                               

B. 1 month’s rent                                    

C. 3/2 month’s rent

D. There’s no fee.

10. Which items does Mr Garcia consider necessary?

A. Kitchen utensils, washing machine, Internet connection

B. Washing machine, Internet connection, TV

C. DVD player, TV, Internet connection

D. Shower, TV, washing machine

Also check : IELTS Listening tips

Section 2

Question 11-20

Question 11-13

Choose the correct answers to the following questions.

Only ONE answer is possible for each question.

11. Which member or members of the speaker’s family have health problems?

A. The speaker                                                                       

B. The speaker’s parents                                                      

C. The speaker’s father and younger sister

D. None of the speaker’s family does.

12. Why didn’t the family go to Rotorua?

A. They couldn’t afford it

B. They wanted to go somewhere with friends              

C. Because of health problems

D. Because they wanted to go somewhere new

13. How did the speaker’s family first find out about the Waiwera spa?

A. From people, they met in their home town                

B. From the Internet                                                            

C. From people, they met in Rotorua

D. From a travel agent

Question 14-16

Complete the sentences using NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR NUMBERS for each gap.

14. Altogether, the number of people in the speaker’s holiday group was ………………………

15. One of the children from the other family was then the speaker ……………………………

16. Before leaving, the speaker and his family got information from the Internet and a ………………………..

Question 17-20

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

17. What did the speaker especially like about the holiday? ……………………

18. Where were the children most of the time? ………………………

19. How does the speaker describe the people at the resort? ……………………

20. Which activities didn’t the speaker participate in, even though those activities were available? …………………..

Section 3

Question 21-30

Question 21-23

Complete the notes on what Mika says at the beginning of the discussion.

Mika says that if you miss what other people in a seminar say, it makes it hard to 21 …………………… the discussion. She might have a 22 …………………….. if she didn’t understand what a tutor was asking her, but if she was wrong, it was 23 ……………………..

Question 24-27

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

24. Martina says that native speaker students often continue talking even if non-native speaker students, like her, ……………….

25. However, Martina points out that native speaker students will usually stop talking if you …………………

26. Martina says that non-native speaker students need to anticipate and ………………….. in order to get involved in seminar discussions.

27. Michael points out that non-native speaker students can use ………………….. and body language to indicate when they are ready to add to a discussion.

Question 28-30

Choose the correct answer or answers to complete each sentence.

28. Martina thinks that non-native speaker students can improve the situation by being ………………..

A. aggressive.                            

B. argumentative.          

C. well prepared.         

D. polite.

29. Mika thinks that non-native speakers can improve …………………….

A. both their English and their subject knowledge quickly.

B. their English quickly, but not their subject knowledge.

C their subject knowledge quickly, but not their English.

D. neither their English nor their subject knowledge quickly.

30. Mika says that ………………….

A. English students know a lot of technical terminologies.

B. English students like making friends with her outside seminars.

C. English students arc interested in learning about situations in foreign countries.

D. non-native speaker students shouldn’t take much time to state their views.

Section 4

Question 31-40

Question 31 and 32

Complete the following summary of the lecturer’s introduction by using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each gap.

The lecturer says that he will first look at how some cultural values influence 31 ……………………. and that then he will 32………………….. demonstrating that approaches to learning in one culture may not be considered suitable in others.

Question 33 and 36

Complete the notes on the way students learn in different cultures.

Use only ONE WORD for each gap.

33 ……………….. Arab culture 34 …………………. of the Koran influences how other subjects are learnt.
  Chinese culture     Little or no talking or 35 ………………….. with other students or teachers.
Extending American culture Focus on developing 36 ………………….. skills through questioning, for example.

Question 37-40

Complete the notes on three Asian students and their experiences.

Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each gap.

Country of origin Level of study Experience of own education system
China 37 …………….. Students contribute little to discussions.
    Students 38 ………………….. to ask lecturers questions.
Japan Master’s Less focus on constructing 39 …………………
India research 40 …………………… is responsible for providing information about facilities and requirements

Answers

Section 1

1. D

2. B

3. C

4. C

5. 35C Campus lane

6. [email protected]

7. 200-250/ 200 to 250

8. D

9. A

10. B

Section 2

11. C

12. D

13. C

14. 9/nine

15. year older

16. travel agency

17. (the) accommodation / hotel

18. (in/ the/ some) play areas

19. gentle, warm, helpful

20. basketball and volleyball

Section 3

21. catch up with

22. guess

23. (quite) embarrassing

24. raise a hand

25. (just) interrupt (someone)

26. think quickly

27. eye contact

28. D

29. C

30. C       

Section 4

31. teaching and learning

32. present evidence

33. conserving

34. Memorisation

35. interacting/ interaction

36. argumentation

37. undergraduate

38. hesitate

39. logical argument

40. Lecturer or supervisor

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