Online IELTS Listening Test Practice

Below is an online IELTS listening test. Use this to practice and prepare yourself for the test.

In the test there are four sections, and each one is more difficult than the last so you will find the test gets harder as it goes on.

In the test you can write on the question sheet and you then have 10 minutes to transfer your answers to an answer sheet.

In this free online test, you can input your answers onto the question sheet in the same way as the test (use the tab button on your computer to move to the next box). The answers are at the bottom (you don't need to transfer your answers in this test).

Make sure you DO NOT refresh the page or leave the page during the online test or you will lose your answers.

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Online IELTS Listening Test

This is what you will hear at the start of the test:

You will hear a number of different recordings and you have to answer questions on what you hear. There will be time for you to read the instructions and questions and you have a chance to check your work. All the recordings will be played once only. The test is in 4 Sections. At the end of the test you will be given 10 minutes to transfer your answers to an answersheet.

SECTION 1

Online IELTS Listening Test Questions 1-10

Questions 1-4

Complete the notes below:

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

NOTES ON SPORTS CLUB

Example answer:
Name of club: ..........Kingswell

Facilities available:

Golf:
1
2

Classes available:

Kick-boxing
3

Additional facility:

4 (restaurant opening soon)

Questions 5-8

Complete the table below:

Write NO MORE THAN TWO NUMBERS for each answer.

MEMBERSHIP SCHEMES

Type

Use of facilities

Cost of classes

Times

Joining fee

Annual subscription fee

GOLD

All

Free

Any time

£250

5. £

SILVER

All

6. £

From 7. to

£225

£300

BRONZE

Restricted

£3

From 10.30 to 3.30 weekdays only

£50

8. £

Question 9 and 10

Complete the sentences below:

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

9. To join the centre, you need to book an instructor’s .

10. To book a trial session, speak to David . (0458 95311).

 

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SECTION 2

Online IELTS Listening Test Questions 11-20

Questions 11-16

What change has been made to each part of the theatre?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to questions 11-16.

RIVENDEN CITY THEATRE

A. doubled in number
B. given separate entrance
C. reduced in number
D. increased in size
E. replaced
F. strengthened
G. temporarily closed

Part of the theatre

11. box office.............................
12. shop.....................................
13. ordinary seats.......................
14. seats for wheelchair users......
15. lifts.......................................
16. dressing room.......................

Questions 17-20

Complete the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO NUMBERS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Play

Dates

Starting time

Tickets available

Price

Royal Hunt of the Sun

October 13th to 17.

18.pm

For 19.
and

20. £

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SECTION 3

Online IELTS Listening Test Questions 21-30

Questions 21

Choose the correct letter; A, B or C.

21. What is Brian going to do before the course starts?

A. attend a class

B. write a report

C. read a book


Questions 22-25

Complete the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

College Facility

Information

Refectory

inform them 22. about special dietary requirements

23.

long waiting list, apply now

Careers advice

drop-in centre for information

Fitness centre

reduced 24. for students

Library

Includes books, journals, equipment room containing audio-visual materials

Computers

ask your 25. to arrange a password with the technical support team

Questions 26-30

Complete the summary below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Business Centre
This Business Resource Centre contains materials such as books and manuals to be used for training. It is possible to hire 26 and 27 . There are materials for working on study skills (e.g. 28 ) and other subjects include finance and 29 .

30 membership costs £50 per year.

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SECTION 4

Online IELTS Listening Test Questions 31-40

Questions 31-37

Complete the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Social History of the East End of London

Period

Situation

1st-4th centuries

Produce from the area was used to 31 the people of London.

5th-10th centuries

New technology allowed the production of goods made of 32 and .

11th century

Lack of 33 in the East End encouraged the growth of businesses.

16th century

Construction of facilities for the building of 34 stimulated international trade.

Agricultural workers came from other parts of 35 to look for work.

17th century

Marshes were drained to provide land that could be 36 on.

19th century

Inhabitants lived in conditions of great 37 with very poor sanitation.

Questions 38-40

Choose THREE letters, A-G

Which THREE of the following problems are mentioned in connection with 20th century housing in the East End?

A. unsympathetic landlords

B. unclean water

C. heating problems

D. high rents

E. overcrowding

F. poor standards of building

G. houses catching fire

 

End of IELTS Listening Test

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IELTS Listening Test - Answers

Your answers must be EXACTLY the same as they appear in this answer sheet or they will be wrong.

Mistakes with capitalization, spelling and grammar will be wrong. For example, 'monday' for question 19 would be wrong as days of the week start with a capital letter.

If a word is in brackets, this means it is correct whether you have this word or not.

Once you have worked out your 'raw score', follow this link to convert it to a band score - raw score conversion

Section 1, Questions 1-10

  1. (a) Keep-fit (studio)
  2. swimming
  3. yoga (classes)
  4. (a) salad bar
  5. 500
  6. 1
  7. 10 (am), 4.30 (pm)
  8. 180
  9. assessment
  10. Kynchley

Section 3, Questions 21-30

    1. A
    2. in advance
    3. nursery
    4. annual fee
    5. tutor
    6. laptops (OR printers)
    7. printers (OR laptops)
    8. report writing
    9. marketing
    10. Individual

Section 2, Questions 11-20

    1. B
    2. G
    3. C
    4. A
    5. E
    6. D
    7. (October (the)) 19th
    8. 7
    9. Monday, Thursday
    10. 18

Section 4, Questions 31-40

    1. feed
    2. metal / leather (IN ANY ORDER)
    3. restrictions
    4. ships
    5. England
    6. built
    7. poverty
    IN ANY ORDER:
      1. C
      2. E
      3. F

 

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