IELTS Listening Practice Part 3

This IELTS listening practice part 3 will help you prepare for the test.

It is based on the format for the real IELTS listening tests.

Sometimes in part 3 you have to listen to more than two people speak. In this sample test there are three people speaking - a university professor and two students.

The topic is the discussing of a project that the students have been set, and they are having problems that they need to discuss with the professor.

The focus of this listening test is on Matching Exercises. This is when you are given a number of statements and you have to match them to something else.

Below is the listening audio and the questions which you can complete online.

The answers and script are below.



Practice Test Three


IELTS Listening Practice Part 3


You will hear a university tutor talking to two students about problems they are having with a business studies project.


Questions 21 - 22

Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

21 What is the problem that the students are having with the project?

A The readings are too difficult

B The readings are not interesting

C The project is taking too long

22 When can extensions be granted?

A Problems with planning

B Illness or accidents

C Scheduling issues

Questions 23-27

What main problem do the students suggest each company has. Match the company to the problem. The first has been done for you.

Choose your answers from the box and write the letters A–G next to questions 23–27.

A knowledge about their customers

B long-term gain

C competition

D customer satisfaction

E employees

F external factors



E. Stacks Stationary


23. Princeton Windows

24. MK Cars

25. Lakeside Golf

26. Bryson's Meats

27. Mojo's Music Shop


Questions 28-30

Which opinion does each person express about Mojo's Music?

Choose your answers from the box and write the letters A-F next to questions 28-30.

A It has good managers

B It has been operating for too long

C There aren't enough music shops

D It needs more innovative marketing

E It will close down in the end

F It has a good long-term future


28. Sarah

29. John

30. Neil

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