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IELTS Listening Practice Test 53
IELTS Listening Practice Test 53

IELTS Listening Practice Test 53

In the Listening Test 53, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40 based on them.

Section 1 is a conversation between a man and a woman discussing the repair of a television.

Section 2 is a policeman giving a safety talk to new students at the University of Westley.

Section 3 is a conversation between a student and her tutor discussing an essay.

Section 4 is a lecture on food science.

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Section 1

Questions 1-10

Questions 1-3

Complete the form below.

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

DRURY’S ELECTRICAL STORE WORK FORM

Example Answer
Customer’s Name    Phillipa Hutton
Address 13 Glen Avenue Westley
Postcode 1 …………………………
Home Tel. 01748 524965
Mobile Tel. 2 …………………………
Customer Receipt Yes/ No
Date of Repair Enquiry 3 …………………………
Job Number J25
Problem   New TV doesn’t work

Questions 4-5

Circle the correct letter A-D

4. Which room did Jane want to use the new television?

A. The dining room

B. The kitchen

C. The bedroom

D. The study

5. What will Jane do while the man is looking at her new television?

A. She’ll wait in the shop

B. She’ll come back tomorrow

C. She’ll go shopping and come back in half an hour

D. She’ll go shopping and come back in an hour

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Questions 6-10

Answer the questions below.

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

6. What was the problem with the television?_______________

7. What day is Jane’s nephew’s birthday next week?_______________

8. How old will Jane’s nephew be next week?_______________

9. What does Jane think her nephew would like for his birthday?_______________

10. What time will Jane go back to the shop tomorrow?_______________

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Section 2

Questions 11-20

Questions 11-15

Answer the questions below.

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

11. Who has organized the safety talk?_______________

12. What crime is most common amongst students?_______________

13. Where does PC Fair suggest that students can hide their belongings?_______________

14. What should you take with you when you visit an insurance broker about your belongings?_______________

15. What does PC Fair say that you can use to mark your property?_______________

Questions 16-20

Complete the notes below.

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

UNI. SAFETY TALK

At Home

DOORS

Lock the front door & ask 16 ………………….. to put a lock on bedroom door.
Fit chain and keep it fastened while at home

WINDOWS 

Lock windows, install extra locks and 17 …………………… 24 hours.

If frightened, tell someone in the hall. 18 …………………… at the Union or go to the police.

Going Home

Walking homestay in 19 ………………….. with good light + don’t be alone.

2 late regular night minibuses – a priority for women.

Taxi better than walking – licensed taxis only and from the rank.

Keep mobile with you with trusted taxi number inside.

Most Important Thing – 20 ………………….

Also check :

Section 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21-26

Circle the correct letter A-C

21. What is Rachel’s extended essay about?

A. Hospitals

B. Factories

C. Towns

22. What did Rachel mainly use to help her with her essay?

A. A book

B. The internet

C. Magazines

23. How does Rachel feel about her essay at the moment?

A. Happy

B. Quite happy

C. Not happy

24. Which part of Rachel’s extended essay did Dr. Jones like best?

A. The introduction

B. The middle

C. The conclusion

25. Which part of Rachel’s essay does Dr. Jones most want Rachel to change?

A. The statistics tables

B. The statistics analysis

C. The bibliography

26. By when does Rachel’s essay have to be finally given in?

A. 21st April

B. 24th April

C. 28th April

Questions 27-30

Complete Dr. Jones’ notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Books for Rachel’s Presentation on the Reform Act
Book    Author Where to get it
Great 19th Century Reform Mark Needham 27 ……………………….. in library
Article in “History Monthly” Jim Wood   28 ……………………….. in library
29 ………………………..   Rob Jenkins InterLibrary Loan
Reform and the Nineteenth Century 30 ………………………..  From me

Section 4

Questions 31-40

Questions 31-36

Answer the questions below.

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

31. Where did garlic originally come from?______________

32. What time of year does garlic begin its growth cycle?______________

33. What, along with its small leaves, is the key to garlic’s survival in harsh climates?______________

34. According to an ancient Egyptian record, how many sicknesses can garlic be used to treat?______________

35. In ancient Egypt, how much garlic could buy you a good slave?______________

36. What did Europeans in the Middle Ages believe garlic could help stop?______________

Questions 37-40

Complete the summary below of the second half of the food science lecture on garlic.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Today investigations into garlic have shown that it can help cure and prevent many diseases as it boosts the 37…………………………….. During World War 2 it was even used as 38…………………….when other drugs were not available.

Although expert opinion differs on many aspects of garlic use, it is agreed that using 39……………………………. is the best form. This contains the most “allicin”, a compound that is efficient at killing many types of bacteria and when heated, has beneficial effects in the blood. Indian doctors have recently shown its help in preventing such ailments as arteriosclerosis, thrombosis and 40………………………………………

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Answers

Section 1

1. WE5 8GF

2. 07745 276 145

3. 7th June/ 7.6

4. B

5. D

6. a loose wire

7. Thursday

8. 11

9. a computer game

10. 12 o’clock/ noon

Section 2

11. Student’s Union

12. theft

13. (in a) cupboard

14. a valuables list

15. ultraviolet pen

16. landlord

17. keep curtains closed

18. the welfare office

19. busy/ busier areas

20. don’t be alone

Section 3

21. B

22. A

23. B

24. C

25. B

26. C

27. reference section

28. (library) stack system

29. Political Reform

30. Dr. Jones

Section 4

31. (desert region of) Siberia

32. the fall (autumn)

33. (healthy) root system

34. 22

35. 15 pounds

36. the plague

37. immune system

38. an antiseptic

39. fresh garlic

40. hypertension

Continue with…Test 54

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