IELTS Listening Practice Test 89

IELTS Listening Practice Test 89

In the Listening Test 89, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40.

Section 1 is a conversation between a student and a salesman.

Section 2 is an introductory speech about a university.

Section 3 is a discussion on the characteristics of a good teacher and a good learner.

Section 4 is a presentation on writing an academic essay.


Section 1

Questions 1-10

Questions 1-2

Choose the correct answer A, B, C or D

1. Thieves often target students’ homes because students

A. are often in classes.

B. often have high-value, portable items.

C. are wealthier than other young people.

D. don’t usually lock campus accommodation.

2. If personal items are lost, destroyed or damaged, the insurance company will usually

A. allow the student to buy a similar replacement item at the current cost

B. give the student the sum of money the item originally cost.

C. give the student a fixed amount.

D. get the money from the thief.

Questions 3-6

Decide whether the following are insured for up to.

A. £150

B. £250

C. £600

D. £2000

E. £3000

3. a computer

4. two musical instruments

5. ten computer games

6. three suits

Questions 7-10

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

7. Academic ________________ are insured up to £5000.

8. The ___________________ is valid until the end of June.

9. The insurance company has a 24 _________________________.

10. The insurance company’s office is usually open until ______________________.

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Section 2

Questions 11-20

Questions 11-14

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

11. What percentage of the students are mature?

12. What percentage of the students are from abroad?

13. How are the suburbs described?

14. How many students does the university have?

Questions 15-17

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

15. Newtown is England’s __________________ city.

16. The ____________________ is at Salt Lane.

17. A relatively high proportion of students decide to ______________________ in Newtown after graduating.

Questions 18-20

Complete the notes on using the university accommodation services using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

18. The university accommodation services office is in the _________________________.

19. The university accommodation services have a ______________________ that students can look through online.

20. The website also has responses to ________________________.

Section 3

Questions 21-3o

Questions 21-25

Complete the notes about what makes a good teacher using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each gap.

good communicator with interesting 21………………………

knows their students’ 22……………………… and interests.

be 23……………………… and familiar with the subject at both current and previous levels

takes students to step by step honest and 24………………………

25……………………… to set an example and to look professional.

Questions 26-30

Complete the notes about what makes a good student using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each gap.

active-e.g. asks questions to aid understanding or for 26__________________ motivated – has goals

disciplined-good behavior and maintains 27__________________ reviews and previews

finds reasons to do things rather than reasons not to do things realizes learning is not always linear and/or immediate

doesn’t 28__________________ with more experience of life/education

doesn’t 29__________________ teachers for his/her own faults-accepts suggestions

make studying 30__________________

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Section 4

Questions 31-40

Questions 31-32

Complete the following sentences using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

31. The lecturer says that an essay is like ____________ to a specific question.

32. A key thing for lecturers to consider when they mark an essay is whether it is _____________.

Questions 33-36

Complete the notes on the words used in the essay title using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Implicationsideas following on from the 33_______________ for rising divorce
Phenomenonrefers to rising divorce
different explanationssuggests that various 34_______________ have thought of different reasons for the phenomenon.
critically analyze35_______________ of a theory, a policy, research, an argument
36______________a term which limits the subject to a place
the last 20 yearsa term which limits the subject to a time

Questions 37-40

Decide which student or students (A, B or C) would do or write the following.

37. Look at divorce statistics.

38. Assess the views of sociologists.

39. Use interviews to gather information.

40. Consider the effects of divorce on children.



Section 1

1. B

2. A

3. D

4. C

5. C

6. B

7. (course) fees

8. special introductory rate

9. hour helpline

10. 5 (o’clock)

Section 2

11. 13%

12. 9%

13. leafy

14. 28000

15. greenest

16. third campus

17. live and work

18. Student Union Building

19. private housing database

20. frequently asked questions

Section 3

21. voice

22. make friends

23. current and previous

24. patient

25. dress(es) tidily

26. confirmation

27. study routine

28. criticize teachers

29. blame

30. enjoyable

Section 4

31. an extended answer

32. relevant

33. explanations

34. analysts

35. assess the value

36. Western countries

37. A, C

38. C

39. B

40. A

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