IELTS Listening Practice Test 81

IELTS Listening Practice Test 81
IELTS Listening Practice Test 81

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Questions 1-7

Listen to a conversation and complete the market list below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each ansiver.


Address Open Hours Days Tube Station
East Street SE17
8 a.m. -5 p.m. Sat & Tue. Castle
Leather Lane WC1 lunch times 1____________ Chancery Lane
2______ Lane El 9 a.m – 12 noon Sunday mornings 3__________
Walthamstow E17 4_____________ Mon. – Sat.
Except Web & Sun.
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 wiih?

9. How is Barbara traveling to the shops tomorrow?

10. What time are they going to meet?


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

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.


Questions 21-30

Complete the form below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.



• Title                                                                              21___________________

• Author                                                                          Robert Winston

• Category                                                                      22___________________

• Subject area                                                                brain

• Intended readers                                                       23___________________


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

• Main topics                                                                history of 24_____________ about brain
what enables brain to 25____________________
brain’s contribution to 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 use of 28_______________contains a useful 29_____________________
  • Weaknesses                                                       none


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


Questions 31-33

Complete the following table.

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

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

Questions 34-37

Complete tfie notes on the time line below.
Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.


1831                    Design for bridge chosen by 34_______________.
Work begun, 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.

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

Answer keys:

Section 1, Questions 1-10

1. Mon. – Fri./Monday to Friday

2. Petticoat/Peticote

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, Questions 11-20

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, Questions 21-30

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, Questions 31-40

31. 3200

32. rope (and) wood

33. China

34. competition

35. money ran out/finished

36. (back) (the) creditors (crediters 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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