IELTS Listening Practice Test 23


IELTS Listening Practice Test


Questions 1-5

Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Details of the car

Age / mileage:              about (1)_________years old and has done approx. 40,000 miles.

History:                          had (2)_____________previous owners.

Reason for sale:         selling it because has a (3)_______________in London – no car needed.

Final price:                   agreed (4) £__________________

Appointment:             offered to meet on Saturday, at (5)_______________a.m. in the cafe.

Questions 6-10

Complete the form below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Wayne’s wheels insurance


Name:                                             Mohammed (6)________________

Date of birth:                              21st (7)___________________

Car make:                                     Peugeot (8)_______________

Registration number:             (9)_____________________

Address:                                       78 Acacia Avenue, Stourbridge,
Wolverhampton, BM56 YLM.

Total annual Insurance
(incl. admin charge):               (10) £_


Questions 11 and 12

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

11. All the students on the course

A. are native English speakers.
B. are from Asian countries.
C. have jobs in law.

12. The blended learning course is

A. taught face-to-face fur half of the year.
B. taught online with two face-to-face meetings.
C. taught completely online with virtual exams.

Questions 13-17

Complete the now chart. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

How to use the virtual learning platform (VLP)

Log-on to the platform. Download the first (13)______________and__________________

Buy books on (14)___________________or download them from VLP

If you need help, contact tutor by (15)_____________________ or phone.

If you prefer, ask students for help via the (16)________________________

Get (17)___________________from tutor on VLP a week later.

Questions 18-20

Choose THREE letters A-F.

What THREE things can you do on the blended learning course?

A. participate in seminars at any time

B. meet with your tutor at regular times

C. listen to lectures at a time of your choice

D. study on a full-time basis at a distance

E. have more time to finish an assignment

F. have another year to complete your degree


Questions 21-26

Complete the sentences below. Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD for each answer.

21. The tutor is pleased that lane is ahvavs well for seminars.

22. Jane enjoys the psychology seminars and is good at .

23. The lecture on critical thinking was about asking particular tvpes of

24. lane should think about the supporting other students’theories.

25. The tutor is that jane makes claims which are not proved.

26. lane needs to use more as evidence for claims she makes.

Questions 27-30

What are the disadvantages of each type of research?

Choose your answers from A-F below and write the letters next to questions 27-30.

27. Case studies

28. Research papers

29. Interviews

30. Questionnaires

A. dont give very detailed information.
B. can encourage a particular answer.
C. don’t provide enough information.
D. may make a theory or argument weaker.
E. can produce very unscientific results.
F. can be out-of-date.


Questions 31-35

Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer

The Great Pyramid of Khufu
Reason for interest Because of the (32)_________ and size of the pyramid
(32)_________ 5.9 million tons
Height (33)___________ metres tall
Material (34) _________ stone blocks
Date 2550 BC: took (35) ________ to complete
Number of workers 20,000 – 30,000
Mystery How could workers move a stone block weighing two tons?

Questions 36-40

Complete the diagrams. Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.


Answer keys:

Section 1, Questions 1-10

1. nine/9

2. one/1

3. job / work

4. £500 / five hundred pounds

5. 11.30/half past eleven

6. Al-Shariff

7. October 1994

8. 205 Diesel

9. YL34GGB

10. £1,250 / one thousand, two hundred and fifty pounds

Section 2, Questions 11-20

11. C

12. B

13. assignment / reading list or reading list/assignment

14. (the) Internet/internet

15. email

16. student forum

17 grade

18-20. C, E and F

Section 3, Questions 21-30

21. prepared

22. listening.

23. questions

24. evidence

25. concerned

26. data

27. C

28. F

29. D

30. B

Section 4, Questions 31-40

31. weight

32. mass

33. 146 /one hundred and forty

34. 2.3 million / 2,300,000

35. 80 years / eighty years

36. straight

37 stone

38. buildings

39. 60/sixty

40. internal