IELTS LISTENING SAMPLE TEST 2020 WITH ANSWERS 2

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SECTION ONE

You are going to hear a conversation between a hotel receptionist and a customer who has come to make a booking.

An example has been done for you.

Before starting the IELTS listening test part 1 practice, take 30 seconds to look at questions 1-6.

When you have done that, start the recording and answer questions 1-6:

Question 1-6

Complete the form below.

Write NO MORE THREE WORDS AND OR/NUMBERS for each answer

 

Hotel Information
Example answer

Name of accommodation:

 

(0) Carlton Hotel

Length of stay: 3 nights
Ages of children: (1) 
Rooms available: Two en-suites at £270
Price inclusive of: (2) 
Payment method: credit card
Name: Michael (3) 
Date of birth: (4)  1968
Address: 273, Stanton Court, London.
Post code: (5) 
Telephone: 08773 (6) 

Now pause the recording. You have 30 seconds to look at questions 7-10.

Questions 7-10

Complete the table below.

Write NO MORE THREE WORDS AND OR/ A NUMBER for each answer

 

Transport Options
Mode of Transport
Cost
Arrangements Travel time to town
Taxi Approximately

(7) £ 

Pick up from the hotel 10 minutes
Bus  

£2 per person

 

Walk down Oak Tree (8)  15 minutes
Walking
——–
Walk through

(9) 

(10) 

 

Answer

  1. 9 (and) 12 / nine (and) twelve
  2. tax
  3. Fernsby
  4. 15 (th) October / 15th of October
  5. WC2D 5JB / wc2d 5jb
  6. 879456
  7. 15 / fifteen
  8. Avenue
  9. the (nice) park
  10. 30 minutes

SECTION TWO

Choose the correct letter, A, B, or C. for each answer

11.  The company expanded in

A  2000
B  2007
C  2014

12 The number of permanent staff is

A  75
B  90
C  150

13 Most volunteers join the program

A  in Winter
B  in July
C  when it is best for them
14 Time Abroad receives all its income from
 partner organisations
 volunteers
 the govenment

Complete the table.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Volunteering Opportunity Activity Benefits
English Teaching Helping with English

(15) 

Significantly improve the (16)  of many children and adults
Agriculture and Farming Promoting sustainable and

(17)  farming

– Promote (18)  farming methods

– educate local communities

Veterinary Medicine – Helping the vet with (19) 

– Joining the vet on home visits

– Amazing insights into the country

– See a lot of fascinating animals

– Gain a greater ((20)  of the difficulties in the country

Answers

  1. B
  2. C
  3. C
  4. B
  5. conversation
  6. learning experience
  7. responsible
  8. organic
  9. sick animals
  10. understanding

SECTION THREE

 

You will hear a woman asking a tutor for more information about a Media Studies course at a university.

Questions 21 – 23

Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

21 How long did Louise work at a radio station?

A  2 years
B  4 years
C  6 years

22 Why does Louise want to do a Masters?

A  To get a promotion in her current job
B  To go into TV
C  Employers like post-graduate qualifications

23 How long will it take to do the Masters part-time rather than the modular route?

A  18 months
B  3 years
C  4 years

Questions 24 and 25

Choose TWO letters A-F.

Which two things must Louise have to join the course?

A  A bachelor’s degree
B  Work experience
C  Either a bachelor’s degree or work experience
D  Research experience
E  A completed thesis
F  Motivation

 

Questions 26-30

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Fees and Funding
The fees are (26)  per year to do the course part-time. The university has a (27)  it can use to fund the most suitable students. You must have a (28)  in place before you can get any funding. The details on funding can be found on the (29)  . That will also have information on eligibility, help available, and (30)  .

 

Answers

  1. A
  2. C
  3. B
  4. C
  5. F
  6. £2400 / 2400 pounds
  7. (certain) budget
  8. firm offer
  9. university website
  10. how to apply

SECTION FOUR

Questions 31 – 35

Complete the sentences below

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer

31. Indian Railways is owned and  by the government of India.

32. There are more than  million people working for Indian Railways

33. The  of the railways from 1857 occurred under Robert Maitland Brereton.

34. The joining of the East Indian Railway with the Great Indian Peninsula Railway led to a network of  kilometres.

35. The route from Bombay to Calcutta, opened in 1870, was an  for the book Around the World in 80 days.

Questions 36-40

Complete the table below

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer

Period
Situation
1875 – 1899
The network radiated inward from (36)  , Madras, and Calcutta
1900 – 1906
It was not long before various independent kingdoms had their own (37)  .
1907 – 1919
When the war finished the railways were suffering from (38)  and 
1920 – 1938
Between 1920 and 1929, the railways had a (39)  of around £687 million
1939 – 1946
The rolling stock that was moved to the Middle East included locomotives and (40)  .

Answer

31. operated
32. 1.4
33. expansion
34. 6400 / 6,400
35. inspiration
36. Bombay
37. rail(way) systems
38. disrepair / collapse (IN ANY ORDER)
39. capital value
40. coaches

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