September 13

Free IELTS Listening practice test

Free IELTS Listening practice test

This free IELTS Listening practice test has 4 sections, just like the official IELTS test. For this free test, the answers are shown at the bottom of the page, but in our membership area, the 15 listening tests are automatically marked and a band score is provided instantly.


SECTION 1

Questions 1-10

Questions 1-5

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

Southern Rental Car

Name: William (1) __________

Address: 10 (2) __________, Nelson

Contact number: (3) __________

Payment by (4) __________

Card No. 4550 1392 8309 3221

Card expiry date: July 20XX

Rental period: (5) __________ days

Questions 6 to 10

Answer the following questions USING NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER.

  1. How much is the car per day? __________
  2. What does the price include? __________
  3. Who will he be visiting? __________
  4. What kind of car does the agent recommend? __________
  5. What does he need to collect the car? __________

SECTION 2

Questions 11-20

Questions 11-15

Complete the table below. If there is no information given, write X. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

 Distance / kmHighlightTime / hours
Overlander(11) {681}
3 volcanoes11
Transalpine223(12) 16 {TUNNELS}(13) {[5][FIVE][FIVE HOURS][5 HOURS]}
Transcoastal(14) {X}(15) {Whale watching}5

Questions 16 to 20

Complete the summary below USING NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER.

Taking three days to complete, the (16) {INDIAN PACIFIC} is one of the world’s longest train journeys. The Ghan is shorter, passing through towns built by the (17) {[Early settlers][Earlier settlers]}. There is also a sculpture designed to mark the laying of (18) {[1 million][one million][a million]} concrete sleepers. The Overland was the first train to travel between two (19) {[States][capitals][state capitals]} and it is also the oldest journey of its kind on the (20) {CONTINENT}.

 

Distance / km

Highlight

Time / hours

Overlander

(11) ____________

3 volcanoes

11

Transalpine

223

(12) 16 ____________

(13) ____________

Transcoastal

(14) ____________

(15) ____________

5

Questions 16 to 20

Complete the summary below USING NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER.

Taking three days to complete, the (16) __________ is one of the world’s longest train journeys. The Ghan is shorter, passing through towns built by the (17) __________. There is also a sculpture designed to mark the laying of (18) __________ concrete sleepers. The Overland was the first train to travel between two (19) __________ and it is also the oldest journey of its kind on the (20) __________.


SECTION 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21-25
Circle the correct letter A–C.

21 Lyn is having difficulty completing her project because
A she doesn’t have enough information.
B she can’t organise her presentation.
C she doesn’t have enough time.

22 Her presentation is going to focus on
A solar power in America.
B solar-powered water heaters.
C alternative energy technology.

23 Why does Lyn think we should be looking for alternative sources of energy?
A Fossil fuels are expensive.
B Fossil fuels have an impact on the environment.
C Fossil fuels are limited.

24 Solar power is a good form of alternative energy because
A it can be harnessed with simple technology
B it is infinite
C it can be applied equally well in any country.

25 Which graph best indicates what Lyn is describing?

Free IELTS Listening practice test

Questions 26 to 30

Label the following diagram USING NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND / OR A NUMBER

Free IELTS Listening practice test

SECTION 4

Complete the sentences below using NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER

Questions 31-40

Lecture on (31) __________

Examples: tourism and (32) __________

Common misconception is that marketing points to (33) __________ in what is being provided.

Marketing is actually essential in maintaining (34) __________

Selling a product is easier because it is (35) __________ and customers do not have such different (36) __________.

Aim: offer service beyond hopes of our (37) __________

Important to: (a) keep informed & (b) (38) __________

One way to achieve this: (39) __________

(40) __________ of the company must always be available for any queries or problems.


ANSWERS

  1. WADDELL
  2. ROBYN PLACE
  3. (07) 263 8666 (IF YOU HAVE THIS NUMBER IN A DIFFERENT FORMAT, FOR EXAMPLE WITH DIFFERENT SPACING, IT WOULD STILL BE MARKED CORRECT)
  4. CREDIT CARD / VISA CARD
  5. 10 / TEN
  6. $35
  7. UNLIMITED KILOMETRES
  8. RELATIVES
  9. AN AUTOMATIC
  10. DRIVING LICENSE (‘A DRIVING LICENCE' WOULD BE INCORRECT AS THIS IS THREE WORDS WHEN THE INSTRUCTIONS STATE ‘NO MORE THAN TWO’)
  11. 681
  12. TUNNELS
  13. 5
  14. X (the instructions state that an ‘X’ should be used if there is no information).
  15. WHALE WATCHING
  16. INDIAN PACIFIC
  17. EARLY SETTLERS
  18. ONE/1 MILLION
  19. STATES / CAPITALS
  20. CONTINENT
  21. B
  22. B
  23. C
  24. A
  25. C (A is incorrect because the speaker says ‘December is the least productive’ and B is incorrect because the speaker says that solar power can ‘provide all of our water-heating requirements in June and July’)
  26. 40 LITRES
  27. SOLAR COIL
  28. 20
  29. 65
  30. RIGID FOAM
  31. SERVICES MARKETING
  32. LEGAL ADVICE
  33. WEAKNESS
  34. CUSTOMERS NUMBERS
  35. TANGIBLE
  36. EXPECTATIONS
  37. CLIENTS
  38. CONSTANTLY IMPROVE
  39. CONDUCT SURVEYS
  40. (A) (COMPANY) REPRESENTATIVE

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