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IELTS Practice Test Listening 26

IELTS Listening Practice Test 26 with Answers

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In the 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

Questions 1-5

Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

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

Questions 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

Section 2

Questions 11-20

Questions 11-14

Choose the correct letter A, B or C

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.

Question 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

Questions 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

Questions 24-27

Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

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

Questions 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

B. 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

Question 31

Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

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

Questions 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

Questions 34 and 35

Circle the correct letter A, B or C.

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

Questions 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 ……………….

Answers

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

Continue with…Test 27

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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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