IELTS Listening Practice Test 3

IELTS Listening Practice 03
IELTS Listening Practice 03

In the Listening Test 3, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40.

Section 1 is a conversation between a housing officer and a student.

Section 2 is a monologue of a University Librarian giving you a guided tour of the library.

Section 3 is a conversation between two students deciding on a course they want to take this semester.

Section 4 is a university lecturer addressing his students on the first day of his lecture.




Section 1

Questions 1-10

Question 1-5

Complete the form below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER for each answer.


Housing officer name                     Example: John Family name                                     

Cartier                                                 Given names

1._________ Nationality
2._________ Student number
3._________ Contact number

4._________ Mobile phone

5.________pounds per month (Rent)

Questions 6-10

Complete the sentences with NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

6. A bedsitter is a single room with_____________facilities.

7. Susan has to pay__________________, electricity, and water by herself.

8. Most landlords want____________________in advance.

9. Susan must read the contract carefully, especially__________________. .

10. Susan is going to meet her friends __________________.

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Section 2

Question 11-20

Questions 11-12

Write NO MORE THAN FOUR WORDS OR A NUMBER for each answer.

11. What is the name of the university?

12. When did the head librarian start working at the library?

Question 13-14

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Name two methods of how people found books in the library before the days of computers.



Questions 15-17

Choose the correct letters, A-C.

15. How many computer terminals are there on each floor?

A. 60

B. 15

C. 4

16. John Dewey was _______. 

A. a librarian

B. British

C. a philosopher

17. In the Dewey Decimal Classification System, book numbers beginning with 200 are on _______.

A. Philosophy and Psychology

B. Social Sciences

C. Religion

Answer the question.


18. On what floor are the geography and history books?___________.

Question 19 and 20

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

List two types of music that are NOT in the library’s CD and DVD collection.



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Section 3

Question 21-30

Question 21

Answer the question.


21. When will their academic supervisor return?_________________

Question 22-25

Choose the correct letters, A-D.

22. Mary’s mother probably wanted her to be a(an)

A. Teacher

B. engineer

C. secretary

D. writer

23. What do Jack’s parents blame for their students’ poor English?

A. Computers

B. Computer games

C. Games

D. Their parent

24. How many of Jack’s parents’ students read novels?


B. Few

C. Very few

D. many

25. Will Jack and Mary take the Latin course?

A. Maybe

B. Yes

C. No

D. Can’t tell

Question 26

Answer the question.


26.What does Mary say are useful for a journalist?___________

Questions 27-29

Complete Jack and Mary’s course timetable.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

9-12 a.mFrench 100History of English28. ______  
2-5 p.m 27. ______ French 10029. ____



Question 30

Write ONE WORD ONLY for your answer.

30. Name one sport that Jack practices.__________

Section 4

Questions 31-40

Questions 31

Answer the question below in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

31. What is the name of the course?___________

Questions 32 and 33

Complete the sentences with NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

32. John Robertson believes everybody wants to take the course because_______.

33. “Everything is connected to everything else.” And the statement ___________ of the course.

Question 34

Choose ONE letter, A-C

34. The contents of the course are

A. focused on one topic

B. diverse

C. very specialised

Questions 35-38

Complete the paragraph with NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

The course will be looking at things like 35._________; the loss of, in particular, 36.________; 37._______, known as ‘gender benders’ because they can seriously affect the sexual development of animals; desertification; the serious worldwide problem of overfishing; and the loss of 38._______.

Questions 39 and 40

Choose the correct letters, A-C

39. The course will include.

A. sociology

B. mathematics

C. history

40. The basic goal is to develop a model that is.

A. static

B. multifactorial

C. dynamic


Section 1 

1. Canadian

2. CA04628

3. 65349087

4. No Mobile Number

5. 500

6. cooking

7. gas

8. three months deposit

9. the small print

10. in the cafeteria


Section 2

11. University of British Columbia

12. 1961

13. using a card index

14. asking staff

15. B

16. C

17. C

18. 4th floor

19 & 20. Punk, Heavy Metal, Rap, Hip Hop (Any of these) 


Section 3

21. Thursday

22. D

23. B

24. C

25. C

26. Foreign Languages

27. American Language

28. Creative Writing

29. Sociology

30. Swimming 


Section 4

31. Environment and Development

32. nobody has left.

33. explains the design

34. B

35. global warming

36. tropical forest

37. persistent organic chemicals

38. biodiversity

39. A

40. C



Continue with…Test 4

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