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IELTS Listening Practice Test 81
IELTS Listening Practice Test 81

IELTS Listening Practice Test 81

In the Listening Test 81, 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 places where you can do shopping in London.

Section 2 is a radio program about a survey conducted in their area. 

Section 3 is a conversation between a college tutor and a student about writing a book review.

Section 4 is a lecture on Cliffton Suspension Bridge.

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Section 1

Questions 1-10

Questions 1-7

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Listen to a conversation and complete the market list below.

MARKET LIST

Address Open Hours Days Tube Station
Example
East Street SE17
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sat & Tue Castle
Leather Lane WC1 lunch times 1_____________ Chancery Lane
2__________ Lane E1 9 a.m. – 12 noon Sunday mornings 3_______________
Waltham stow E17 4_______________ Mon. – Sat.
Except for Web & Sun.
5_______________
Brixton SW9 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon. – Sun. Half-day on Wed. 6_______________
Camden High St. NW1 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 7 ____________ Chalk Farm,
Camden Town

Questions 8-10

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

8. Who is Barbara going to shop with?

9. How is Barbara travelling to the shops tomorrow?

10. What time are they going to meet?

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Section 2

Questions 11-20

Questions 11-16

Complete the table below as you listen.

Write either A NUMBER or NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS to fill each space.

  Radio South Radio Soap new Wake-up 15__________
approval rating  11_________ % 17% 87% 15%
disapproval rating  12_________ % 64% 13_________ % 25%
don’t knows not mentioned 19% not mentioned 60%
listeners’ comments excellent vulgar and puerile 14_________ 16__________

Number of participants in the survey: 4373

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Questions 17-20

Circle the correct answer.

17. Regarding the message Voice box, the number of complaints

A. has gone up and down in recent weeks.

B. has gone down.

C. has remained static.

D. has risen in the recent week.

18. The praise for the music on the Wake-up show has come

A. only from Australia.

B. only from New Zealand.

C. from all over South-east Asia.

D. from all over Asia.

19. Regarding English Worldwide, the number of listeners

A. has increased ten times.

B. has remained fairly static.

C. has decreased tenfold.

D. will increase in the future.

20. The radio station broadcasts

A. 14 hours per day.

B. 19 hours per day.

C. 24 hours per day.

D. 22 hours per day.

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Section 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21-30

Complete the form below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

OUTLINE OF BOOK REVIEW

Introduction

• Title                                                                      21 ………………………………

• Author                                                                  Robert Winston

• Category                                                              22 ………………………………

• Subject area                                                         brain

• Intended readers                                                23 ………………………………

Overview        

Author’s purpose to inform and advise on maximising the use of the brain

Main topics history of 24 ……………………………… about brain

What enables the brain to 25 ……………………………… brain’s contribution to the development of 26 ……………………………… how to increase intelligence

Analysis and evaluation

Writer’s qualifications professor at the University of London who carries out 27 ……………………………… research

Strengths readable, particularly through the use of 28 ……………………………… contains a useful 29 ………………………………

Weaknesses none

Conclusion

Overall response a very interesting book that aims high and achieves its 30 ………………………………

Section 4

Questions 31-40

Questions 31-33

Complete the following table.

Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS or A NUMBER for each answer.

EARLY BRIDGES
Bridge type Material(s) used First examples date from Region
arch tone or brick 31 ………………………… B.C Middle East
suspension 32 ………………………… A.D. 550 33 …………………………
iron suspension iron 1826 Wales (UK)

Questions 34-37

Complete the notes on the timeline below.

Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CLIFTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE
1831 Design for bridge chosen by 34 …………………………
Work began but soon halted by political events. 1836 Work resumed.
1843 Work stopped when 35 …………………………
1851 Ironwork sold to pay 36 …………………………
1860 Second-hand 37 ………………………… became available.
1862 Work resumed.
1864 Bridge completed.

Questions 38-40

Complete the table.

Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS or A NUMBER for each answer.

BRIDGE PROPOSALS
Location Distance Main difficulty Effect
Alaska and Siberia 80km 38___________ construction time-limited
Europe and Africa 28 km 39___________ a new type of bridge structure required
Sicily and mainland Italy 40________ km funding  

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Section 1

1. Mon-Fri/Monday to Friday

2. Petticoat/Petticote

3. Aldgate

4. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

5. Central Line

6. Brixton

7. Sun./Sundays

8. Tom & Mary

9. by/take underground/tube/subway

10. 9:30 a.m.

Section 2

11. 83/eighty-three

12. 7/seven

13. 3/three

14. a real hit

15. Wine Show

16. downright boring

17. D

18. C

19. A

20. B

Section 3

21. The Human Mind

22. popular science

23. non-specialists

24. theories

25. function

26. personality

27. medical

28. stories

29. word list

30. goal

Section 4

31. 3200

32. rope (and) wood

33. China

34. competition

35. money ran out/finished

36. (back) (the) creditors (creditor is an acceptable misspelling)

37. chains

38. extreme cold/ (very/extremely) cold location

39. depth of water/ (very) deep water

40. 2.5

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