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IELTS Listening Practice Test 26 with Answers
IELTS Listening Practice Test 26 with Answers

IELTS Listening Practice Test 26 with Answers

In Listening Test 26, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40.

Section 1 is a conversation between 2 students who have just finished their final exams.

Section 2 is a guide talking visitors about the tourist attractions.

Section 3 is a conversation between a university tutor and a student about a job fair.

Section 4 is a monologue by an artist-illustrator giving advice on how to get your first job or commission as an artist.

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Section 1

Questions 1-10

Q. 1-5

Choose the correct answers A-C and write them next to 1-5 on your answer sheet.

1 What is Harry’s problem?

A he does not want to sell his things.

B he needs to decide what to do with his possessions.

C he wants to take everything to England.

2 Which of the items below does Harry want to sell?

A Computer

B Plant

C Fridge

3 Where is Harry going to advertise his books for sale?

A in the university bookshop.

B in the student newspaper.

C in the economics department.

4 Andrea thinks it is unlikely students will buy the furniture because____________

A they’re all doing the same thing.

B they live at home.

C it’s the summer vacation.

5 Andrea thinks that a second-hand shop____________

A may not pay well.

B may not take your goods

C may only take free goods

Q. 6-10

Complete Harry’s notes using NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS.

Things to do:

6 ____________ furniture etc. in Trading Post

7 ____________ or sell kitchen things

Get 8____________ first from a second-hand shop

Give clothes to 9____________  shop

10____________ fridge and microwave to Andrea

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Section 2

Questions 11-20

Q. 11-14

Choose the correct answers A-C and write them next to 11-14 on your answer sheet.

11 What can visitors use free of charge?

A pushchairs

B child carriers

C coats and bags

12 Which of the following can visitors buy at the shop?

A coins

B refreshments

C postcards

13 When did the Grand Opening of the baths occur?

A 1894

B 1897

C 1994

14 The Romans built on the site ____________

A after the Celts.

B before the Celts.

C at the same time as the Celts.

Q. 15-20

Complete the summary below. 

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

The Great Bath is 15________ deep. Around the bath, the area is alcoves where there were
16________ and tables where bathers could relax. The water temperature of the Sacred Spring is 17________The water is rich in 18________ In Roman times, the Sacred Spring was well-known for its 19________ The Temple was constructed between 20________ AD.

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Section 3

Question 21-30

Q. 21-23

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

21 The best days for engineering students are

22 Students can get useful suggestions about

23 Use the internet to look at before the event

Q. 24-27

Choose the correct answers A-C and write them next to 24-27 on your answer sheet.

24 Fergus says that

A there is one company he is particularly interested in

B he has done some research already

C he knows the boss at one of the companies

25 The tutor thinks Fergus should

A prepare questions in advance

B research the skills required for jobs before the event

C find out what the starting salaries are

26 Fergus plans

A to wear a suit and tie

B to wear smart but casual clothes

C to buy an outfit for the event

27 The tutor suggests that Fergus

A should ask particular people certain questions

B should avoid taking free gifts

C should treat conversations like short interviews

Q. 28-30

Choose THREE letters A-F.

Why do the tutor and Fergus think it is useful to attend a jobs fair?

A to get a job

to find out what employers want from you

C to give employers your contact details

D to discover which are the key companies to work for

E to practice your communication skills

F to make useful contacts

Section 4

Question 31-40

Q. 31

Choose the correct answers A-C and write them next to 31 on your answer sheet.

31 At the start of her talk, Rebecca points out that new graduates can find it hard to

A get the right work

B take sufficient breaks

C motivate themselves

Q. 32 and 33

Circle TWO letters A-D.

Which TWO of the following does Rebecca say worry new artists

A earning enough money

B moving to a new environment

C competing with other artists

D having their work criticized

Q. 34 and 35

Choose the correct answers A-C and write them next to 34-35 on your answer sheet.

34 Rebecca decided to become an illustrator because it

A afforded her greater objectivity as an artist

B offered her greater freedom of expression

C allowed her to get her work published

35 When she had developed a portfolio of illustrations, Rebecca found publishers

A more receptive to her work

B equally cautious about her work

C uninterested in her work

Q. 36-40

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Get some artwork printed in magazines by entering 36________Also, you can 37________ and mockup book pages.

Make an effort to use a variety of artistic 38________

Aim for recognition by dividing work into distinct 39________

Possibly use 40________

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Section 1

1. B
2. C
3. C
4. C
5. A
6. advertise
7. donate
8. quote
9. charity
10. sell

Section 2

11. B
12. C
13. B
14. A
15. 1.6 m
16. benches
17. 46
18. minerals
19. healing powers
20. 60 and 70

Section 3

21. Tuesday and Wednesday
22. career paths
23. company websites
24. B
25. A
26. B
27. A
28. B
29. E
30. F

Section 4

31. C
32. A
33. D
34. A
35. B
36. competition
37. design and print
38. styles
39. categories
40. two names

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Hello please the audio for practice test 21 – 26 are not available. Please can you provide that or fix the problem. Thanks

Thanks for sending me lessons everyday. I think that it would be nice if you send those listening practice tests with the transcripts because if learners can not hear what the conversasion talk about and without transcript, it will be difficult to train this skill

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From IELTS Listening Practice Test 35, we will include Transcript for each IELTS Listening Practice Test
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