IELTS Listening Practice Test 79

IELTS Listening Practice Test 79

In the Listening Test 79, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40.

Section 1 is a conversation between a man and a woman at the airport lost property office.

Section 2 is a lecture on how to handle while you are studying abroad.

Section 3 is a conversation between a tutor and a student.

Section 4 is a lecture on different types of languages taught in the USA.



Section 1

Questions 1-10

Questions 1-3

Complete the description of the man $ briefcase using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS/LETTERS for each answer.

Very light brown briefcase, approx. 50 x 30 cm.

Distinctive 1______________clasp on front. Red trimmings.

Black 2_____________ Initials 3______________ on clasp.

Questions 4-7

Answer the following questions using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR NUMBERS for each answer.

4. What ‘is the lost property number given to the man?

5. When does the lost property office open?

6. How is the man going to the airport next week?

7. What is to the left of the lost property office?

Questions 8-10

Complete the following sentences using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS NUMBERS for each answer.

8. What is the shortest time lost items are kept by the office?

9. How often does the office sell lost items?

10. Where does the money from the December sale go?

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Section 2

Questions 11-20

Questions 11-14

Decide which method or methods of sending money abroad is/are being described.


A. for an international money order.

B. for bank draft.

C. for electronic transfer.

D. for telegraphic transfer.

11. You need a local bank account to use this.

12. You can avoid a commission fee if you use a local bank and the local currency.

13. Using a local bank and the local currency will allow you to get access to your money sooner.

14 . This is the quickest way to send money abroad.

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Questions 15-16

Complete the following summary about taking money out of your country.

Your government might 15___________________ of money in and out of your country, so you might need to find out how to 16________________ to transfer money, if there is a limit on transfers and what regulations there are.

Questions 17-20

Complete the following notes about having enough money for your first few days abroad.

Cashuseful for 17________________less secure
Travellers’ chequesinsured against 18__________ can be 19__________ in some shops/restaurantsnot widely accepted
Credit cardswidely accepted can get cash from bank machinesmay involve 20_____________ commission fee being charged

Section 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21-24

Complete the notes on the purposes of a lesson plan using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.


help with 21__________________

creates a focus

show material

clarifies 22__________________

reminder to put aims first

23___________ student problems

creates opportunities for solutions

brings lesson 24_______________

teacher-student interaction

distribution of time for each activity

reminder of materials

Questions 25-28

Complete the following notes on the example lesson plan.

Student level25_____________________
Time50 minutes
Class profileacademic, 3-months study, improve spoken English
Aimselicit reading comprehension and speaking abilities for story telling, practice present simple and the past simple
Teacher’s aims26____________________
Assumptionsstudents can understand instructions
Anticipated problemsstudents may not know some extreme sports 27________________
Solutionselicit differences using questions
Teaching aidstextbook, blackboard, chalk, chalk eraser, pictures of 28______________ climbing

Questions 29-30

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

29. When using books, what should the student definitely write down, apart from the title?

30. What does the tutor give the student a list of?

Section 4

Questions 31-4o

Questions 31-34

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

31. Which three foreign languages are traditionally taught in the USA?

32. How old are the youngest schoolchildren learning Chinese?

33. How many students are learning the leading 15 languages?

34. What percentage of Europeans speak a second language?

Questions 35-38

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

35. ___________________are secondary to cultural exchange at Potomac Elementary.

36. The young boy finds writing the strokes of Chinese characters in the_______________________to be difficult.

37. The lecturer says that children take more interest in learning if________________________do.

38. Apart from Chinese, the NEP focuses on_________________________

Questions 39-40

Decide which university student or students (A, B and/or C) is being referred to.

39. They have (He/She has) been learning Chinese since they were 11 or younger.

40. They are (He/She is) learning Chinese to help with their future career.



Section 1

1. (bright) red

2. handle

3. AEJ

4. EDV 758

5. 6a.m./06:00

6. (by) underground/subway/tube

7. (large/electronic) departures board

8. 3/three months

9. twice a year

10. (to) children’s charities

Section 2

11. B, C, D (in any order)

12. B

13. B

14. D

15. control the flow

16. get permission

17. (covering) small purchases

18. loss or theft

19. used like cash

20. (quite) substantial

Section 3

21. pace and timing

22. aims

23. highlights potential

24. coherence and cohesion

25. low-intermediate

26. avoid excessive instructions

27. vocabulary

28. rock and mountain

29. pages/page numbers

30. websites

Section 4

31. French, Spanish, German (NB in any order)

32. 6

33. 1.4 million/1400000

34. 52.7

35. weighty national priorities

36. right order

37. (their) parents

38. Arabic, Korean, Russian (in any order)

39. A, B, C (in any order)

40. A, B, C (in any order)

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