IELTS Listening Practice Test 86 for Academic and General Training

ielts listening practice test 86

IELTS Listening Practice Test for IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training Test takers


Questions 1-6

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

1. One walk includes a break at the oldest pub so that the walkers can get some ___________________
2. The castle walk allows more time to see the castle wall. and walk on the ___________________
3. You have to ____________________ if you want to go on the Ghost Walk.
4. The Ghost Walk goes to the castle and the _____________________.
5. The walks are suitable for adults and ______________________.
6. The fourth walk shows people the _________________ of the writer Robert Jones.

Questions 7-10

Complete the following table of information about the walks.

WalkPriceStart – Finish
City sights tour£107 ________________
Castle tour£78 ________________
Ghost Walk£78 p.m – 10 p.m
Robert Jones Walk£82 p.m – 5 p.m
  • Discounts available for groups of five or more people
  • Walks take place every day except 9 ____________________
  • Visit our website – 10 __________________


Questions 11-15

Complete the following sentences using NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each gap.

11. You can have__________________paid direct from your account.

12. Ask your_________________________to tell you when and how much money will arrive.

13. Having a Cirrus or Maestro card may allow you to spend money from your _____________________

14. Debt and not paying ______________________are key things to avoid.

15. The___________________________at your educational institution will be able to give you advice.

Questions 16-20

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

16. What should you go to different companies for?

17. Where can you find a list of insurance companies?

18. Which policies pay the full price of replacing possessions?

19. What medical conditions are not always covered by medical insurance?

20. What activity might be an exemption?


Questions 21-26

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

21. The professor wants the students to pretend that they are________________.

22. Sandra points out that recruiters need to know if people have the right ____________________- not just qualifications and experience.

23. Sandra also points out that a new person can change the_____________________________.

24. The professor says that ________________________doesn’t usually have an effect on a persons character.

25. Mike says that in a_____________________employees have to trust each people to do their job.

26. Mike thinks that asking people about their_________________________can tell you something about them.

Questions 27-28

Which two people are most in favour of personality questionnaires?

A. The professor.
B. Sandra.
C. Mike.

Questions 29-30

Which two people are most in favour of setting applicants problems?

A. The professor.
B. Sandra.
C. Mike.


Questions 31-32

Answer the following questions using NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

31. In which year did the SPI introduce the recycling symbol?

32. What is the minimum size of the symbol?

Questions 33-40

Complete the following table of information using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each gap.

Number Easily recycled?


Used for
1yesbottles, containers, fibre-fill, bean bags, rope, car bumpers, tennis ball felt. 33____________ . cassette tapes, sails
2yescontainers. 34 _______________ . piping. plastic lumber, rope
3no35 _________________ . shower curtains, medical tubing, vinyl dashboards, baby bottle nipples
436 _________________wrapping films, 37____________ . sandwich bags. containers
5nocontainers, e.g. Tupperware
638 _________________coffee cups. 39 ________________ . meat trays. packing “peanuts”. 40_____________ . cassette tapes
7nospecial products

Answer keys:

Section 1, Questions 1-10

1. refreshments
2. exhibits
3. book ahead
4. cathedral
5. older children
6. life and times
7. 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
8. 9a.m.-midday
9. Monday(s)

Section 2, Questions 11-20

11. (regular) bills
12. (financial) sponsor
13. home account
14. (your) rent
15. (student) counsellor
16. (an) insurance policy/-ies
17. (local) telephone directory
18. “new-for-old” or “new for old”
19. pre-existing
20. (playing a) dangerous sport

Section 3, Questions 21 – 30

21. managers
22. character
23. (whole) group dynamic
24. company training
25. team situation
26. hobbies
27. A
28. C (27 + 28 in either order)
29. A
30. B (29 + 30 in either order)

Section 4, Questions 31-40

31. 1988
32. half-inch / half inch / half an inch
33. combs
34. toys
35. plastic pipes
36. no
37. grocery bags
38. yes
39. disposable cutlery
40. insulation


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    • The professor and Mike in section 3 have same voice sound! This is so unfair and confusing. What do you think?
      Anyway, thanks for your material

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