IELTS Listening Questions

The Task 2 for the writing section, is the same for both the academic and general tests. Take a look at some questions below and practise your answers

IELTS Listening Questions

Take a look at some of the practise quizzes below, with questions taken from IELTS exams for you to test yourself interactively. 

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IELTS Listening 1

In this quiz you will hear an audio and have 40 questions to answer. Answer as many questions as you can and see if you can achieve the score you need.

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Complete the table below. Write ONE WORD OR A NUMBER.

Apartments | Facilities |Other Information |Cost


Rose Garden Apartments|  Studio Flat | Entertainment programme: Greek dancing |£ 219


Blue Bay Apartments | Large salt water swimming pool | – Just meters from beach – Near shops| £ 275


Apartments | Terrace |  Watersports | £ 490


The Grand | Greek paintings and |– Overlooking – Near a supermarket and a disco |£

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GREEK ISLAND HOLIDAYS

Insurance Benefits || Maximum Amount


Cancellation || £


Hospital || £ 600 additional benefit allows a to travel to resort


departure || Up to £ 1000 depends on reason


Personal belongings || Up to £ 3000 £ 500 for one


||Name of assistant manager: Ben

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Choose the correct answer

WINRIDGE FOREST RAILWAY PARK

Simon’s idea for a theme park came from

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When they started, the family decided to open the park only when

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Since opening, the park has had

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What is currently the main area of work of each of the following people?

Simon
Liz
Sarah
Duncan
Judith

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Write ONE WORD OR A NUMBER.

Go-kart arena || sqm || Removing mounds on track || year olds

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Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER.

Study Skills Tutorial – Caroline Benning
Dissertation topic: the
Strengths: , Computer modeling
Weaknesses: lack of background information, Poor skills

 

Possible strategy || Benefits || Problems


Peer group discussion || Increase || Dissertations tend to contain the same


Use the service || Provides structured programme || Limited


Consult study skill books || Are a good source of reference || Can be too


 

Recommendations: use a card index, Read all notes
Next tutorial date: January

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Choose the correct answer

The owners of the underground house

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What does the speaker say about the site of the house?

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Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/ OR A NUMBER.
THE UNDERGROUND HOUSE

Design
• Built in the earth, with two floors
• The south-facing side was constructed of two layers of
• Photovoltaic tiles were attached
• A layer of foam was used to improve the of the building

Special features
• To increase the light, the building has many internal mirrors and
• In future, the house may produce more than it needs
• Recycled wood was used for the of the house
• The system for processing domestic is organic

Environmental issues
• The use of large quantities of in construction was environmentally harmful
• But the house will have paid its ‘environmental debt’ within

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IELTS Listening 2

In this quiz you will hear an audio and have 40 questions to answer. Answer as many questions as you can and see if you can achieve the score you need.

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If people want to cycle to school or work, CitiCyclist helps them by

2 / 11

Label the map below. Write the correct letter A-I

bird hide
dog-walking area
flower garden
wooded area

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For the activity on Saturday, visitors should

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Longfield Park
As part of Monday’s activity, visitors will

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Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY.

BUSINESS CULTURE
Power Culture

Characteristics of organization: small
power source
Few rules and procedures
Communication by
Advantage: can act quickly
Disadvantage: might not act
Suitable employee: not afraid of
Does not need job security

Role Culture
Characteristic of organization: large, many

Specialized departments
Rules and procedures e.g. job and rules for discipline
Advantages: economies of scale
Successful when ability is important
Disadvantages: slow to see when is needed
Slow to react
Suitable employee: values security
Does not want

Task Culture
Characteristic of organization: project oriented
In competitive market or making product with short life
Advantages:

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Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS.

Necessary improvements to the existing Self-Access Centre

Equipment
Replace computers to create more space

Resources
The level of the materials, in particular, should be more clearly shown.
Update the collection.
Buy some and divide them up.

Use of the room
Speak to the teachers and organize a for supervising the centre.
Install an
Restrict personal use of on computers

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The Director of Studies is concerned about

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The students’ main concern about using the library would be

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Choose the correct Answer

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Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

PARKS AND OPEN SPACES

Hot Island || Many different || Between and
Longfield Country Park || Reconstruction of a 2000 year old || with activities for children || Daylight hours

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Complete the form below. Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER.
ACCOMMODATION FORM – STUDENT INFORMATION

Type of accommodation: hall of residence
Name: Anu
Date of birth:
Country of origin: India
Course of study:
Number of years planned in hall:
Preferred catering arrangement: half board
Special dietary requirements: no (red)
Preferred room type: a single
Interests: the and badminton
Priorities in choice of hall: to be with other students who are , To live outside the , To have a area for socializing

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IELTS Listening 3

In this quiz you will hear an audio and have 40 questions to answer. Answer as many questions as you can and see if you can achieve the score you need.

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Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Place/ project    ||   Aim    ||   Method   ||    Achievement


Sri Lanka Community contracts system   ||   To upgrade squatter settlements   ||   The constructed infrastructures e.g. drains,
paths   ||   – Better housing and infrastructure, – Provided better opportunities


Mali Cooperative   ||   To improve sanitation on city   ||   – graduates organizing garbage collection, – Public education campaign via and discussion group   ||   – Greater environmental awareness, – Improved living conditions


Egypt (Mokattam)    ||   To support disadvantages women   ||   Women provided with the and equipment for sewing and weaving   ||   -Rise in the and quality of life of young women

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Part 4
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

The World Health Organisation says a healthy city must
• have a and environment.
• meet the of all its inhabitants.
• provide easily accessible health services.
• encourage ordinary people to take part in

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Complete the sentences below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

The tutor says that the of the presentation seemed rather sudden.
The tutor praises the students’ discussion of the of their results.
The tutor suggests that they could extend the review in their report.

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Which bar chart represents the marks given by the tutor?

 

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The class thought that the presentation was different from the others because

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The class gave Sharon and Xiao Li conflicting feedback on their

7 / 15

Choose the correct answers

Sharon and Xiao Li were surprised when the class said

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Part 3
Answer the questions below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

What do Sharon and Xiao Li agree was the strongest aspect of their presentation?
Which part of their presentation was Xiao Li least happy with?
Which section does Sharon feel they should have discussed in more depth?

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Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND OR A NUMBER for each answer.
Website address: citicyclist.co.uk
Phone:
Cost (single person): per person
Usual length of course: except complete beginners

10 / 15

List THREE types of organizations for which CitiCyclist provides services.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.


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CitiCyclist supports the view that cyclists should

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Jack works with some advanced cyclists who want to develop

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Part 2

Choose the correct answer

Jack says that in London these days many people

14 / 15

Who wants to do each of the activities below?

bungee jump
white-water rafting
jet-boat ride
trekking on wilderness trail

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

Budget accommodation in Queenstown, New Zealand

Accommodation || Price (dormitory) || Comments


Travellers’ Lodge ||                 || Fully booked


Bingley’s ||  $ || – In town centre – Cafe with regular nights – Sun deck


Chalet Lodge|| $18.00||– Located in a {blank_3 } alpine setting, – 10 mins from town centre, – are welcome


Globetrotters || $18.50 || – In town centre, – included, – Chance to win a


 

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IELTS Listening 4

In this quiz you will hear an audio and have 40 questions to answer. Answer as many questions as you can and see if you can achieve the score you need.

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Part 4

Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.
Gas balloons
Uses:
• Instead of in the US civil war
• To make
• To for research
• As part of studies of
Hot air balloons
Create less than gas balloons
Airships
Early examples had no for crew
To be efficient needed a
Development of large airships stopped because of:
• Success of
• Series of
Recent interest in use for carrying

2 / 7

Complete the summary below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Researchers showed a group of students many common nouns, brand names and Students found it easier
to identify brand names when they were shown in Researchers think that is
important in making brand names special within the brain. Brand names create a number of within the
brain.

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What do the students decide about each topic for Joe’s presentation?

cultural aspects of naming people
similarities across languages in naming practices
meanings of first names
place names describing geographic features
influence of immigration on place names
origins of names of countries

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Which THREE ways of raising money for the charity are recommended?

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Part 2
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/ OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Run-well charity
Background to Run-Well charity
• Set up in
• Aim: raise money for the
Race details
• Teams to supply own
• Teams should together
• Important to bring enough
• Race will finish in the
• Prizes given by the

6 / 7

Which THREE options does the woman want to book?

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Part 1
Complete the form below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Go-travel booking form
Name:
Source of enquiry: saw ad in magazine
Holiday reference:
Number of people:
Preferred departure dates:
Number of nights:
Type of insurance:

 

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IELTS Listening 5

In this quiz you will hear an audio and have 40 questions to answer. Answer as many questions as you can and see if you can achieve the score you need.

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Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS.
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
• MSG contains
o Glutamate (78.2%)
o Sodium (12.2%)
o (9.6%)
• Glutamate is found in foods that contain protein such as and

• MSG is used in foods in many different parts of the world.
• In 1908 Kikunae Ikeda discovered a
• Our ability to detect glutamate makes sense because it is so naturally.
• John Prescott suggests that:
o Sweetness tells us that a food contains carbohydrates.
o tells us that a food contains toxins.
o Saltiness tells us that a food contains

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What change occurred in the manufacture of glutamate in 1956?

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In 1908, scientists in Japan

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Part 4
Choose the correct letter answer

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

The speaker says the main topic of the lecture is

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Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS

Information/ visual aid   ||    Where from?


Overhead projector   ||    The


Map of West Africa   ||    The


Map of the islands   ||    A tourist brochure


Literacy figures   ||    The


on school places    ||   As above

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What do the students decide about each topic for the geography presentation?

Geographical Location
Economy
Overview of Education System
Role of English Language

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Part 3

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

The presentation will last 15 minutes.
There will be minutes for questions.
The presentation will not be

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Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS.

Area    ||   Facility   ||    Activity


The Mangroves    ||   Boardwalk   || 
Frog Pond   ||    Outdoor classroom   || 
The Waterbird Refuge   ||      ||   Bird watching

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Label the plan below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS.

(15)
(16)
(17)

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The Tower is at the centre of the

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The local residents wanted to use the site for

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The original buildings on the site were

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Part 2

Choose the correct answer
What kind of tour is Sally leading?

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Answer the questions below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS.

What does the student particularly like to eat?
What sport does the student play?
What mode of transport does the student prefer?
When will the student find out her homestay address?

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Part 1

Complete the form below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS OR A NUMBER.
HOMESTAY APPLICATION

Surname: Yuichini
First name:
Sex: female Nationality: Japanese
Passport number:
Age: 28 years
Present address: Room 21C, Willow College
Length of homestay: approx.
Course enrolled in:
Family preferences: no and no objection to

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IELTS Listening 6

In this quiz you will hear an audio and have 40 questions to answer. Answer as many questions as you can and see if you can achieve the score you need.

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Part 4
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Ethnography in Business
Ethnography: research which explores human cultures
It can be used in business:
• To investigate customer needs and
• To help companies develop new designs
Examples of ethnographic research in business
Kitchen equipment
• Researchers found that cooks could not easily see the in measuring cups
Cell phone
• In Uganda, customers paid to use the cell phones of entrepreneurs.
• These customers wanted to check the used.
Computer companies
• There was a need to develop to improve communication between system administrators and colleagues.
Hospitals
• Nurses needed to access information about in different parts of the hospital
Airlines
• Respondents recorded information about their while travelling.
Principles of ethnographic research in business
• The researched does not start off with a hypothesis
• Participants may be selected by criteria such as age, or product used
• The participants must feel about taking part in the research.
• There is usually direct of the participants
• The interview is guided by the participant
• A lot of time is needed for the of the data.
• Researchers look for a meaningful pattern in the data.

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Who is going to write each of the following parts of the report?
Write the correct pair.

how they planned the project
how they had ideas for their stories
an interpretation of their stories
comments on the illustrations

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Complete the table below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Subject of drawing   ||    Change to be made


A surrounded by trees   ||    Add Malcolm and a noticing him
People who are outside the forest   ||    Add Malcolm sitting on a tree trunk and
Ice shakes on covered with ice   ||    Add a for each person

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What is planned for each of the following facilities?
Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct pair

railway station car park
cinema
indoor market
library
nature reserve

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The largest number of people are employed in

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What does Shona say about medical facilities in Barford?

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What is the problem affecting shopping in the town centre?

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What change in the road network is known to have benefitted the town most?

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Part 2
Choose the correct answers.

Changes in Barford over the last 50 years

In Shona’s opinion why do fewer people use buses in Barford these days?

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Complete the sentences below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Paxton Nature Reserve
Paxton is a good for seeing rare all year around.
This is a particularly good time for seeing certain unusual.
Visitors will be able to learn about and then collect some.
Part of the has been made suitable for swimming.

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One of the boat race teams

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The boat race begins at

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Where will the 4 pm concert of Latin American music take place?

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When do most of the free concerts take place?

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The film that is now shown in the Family Welcome event is about

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Part 1
Choose the correct answer

The Family Welcome event in the art gallery begins at

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IELTS Listening 7

In this quiz you will hear an audio and have 40 questions to answer. Answer as many questions as you can and see if you can achieve the score you need.

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Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY.

A company providing luxury serviced apartments aims to:
• cater specifically for travellers
• provide a stylish for guests to use
• set a trend throughout the which becomes permanent
Traditional holiday hotels attract people by:
• offering the chance to their ordinary routine life
• making sure that they are cared for in all respects – like a
• leaving small treats in their rooms – e.g. cosmetics or

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What is the impact of the outside environment on a hotel guest?

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The company focused their research on

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According to recent research, luxury hotels overlook the need to

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According to the speaker, how might a guest feel when staying in a luxury hotel?

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In what time period can data from the float projects help with the following things?
Chose the correct pair.

understanding of El Nino
understanding of climate change
naval rescues
sustainable fishing practices
crop selection

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Complete the diagram below. Write ONE WORD OR A NUMBER.

23.

24.

25.

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Part 3
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER.

OCEAN RESEARCH
The Robotic Float Project
• Float is shaped like a
• Scientists from have worked on the projects so far

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Complete the form below. Write ONE WORD ONLY

Day 1 arrive in Kishba
Day 2 rest day
Day 3 spend all day in a
Day 4 visit a school
Day 5 rest day
Day 6 see a with old carvings
Day 7 rest day
Day 8 swim in a
Day 9 visit a
Day 10 depart from kishba

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The Semira Region has a long tradition of

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As you walk you will carry

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When you start the trek you must be

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Each walker’s sponsorship money goes to one

14 / 18

What proportion of the sponsorship money goes to charity?

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Part 2
Choose the correct answers

SPONSORED WALKING HOLIDAY
On the holiday, you will be walking for

16 / 18

Complete the form below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS OR A NUMBER.
STUDENT DETAILS

Name: Anita Newman
Address: , room no.
Other skills: speaks some Japanese
Position available: at the English language centre
Duties: respond to enquiries and
Time of interview: Friday at am

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Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS.

Position available   ||    Where    ||   Problem


Receptionist   ||    in the    ||    evening lectures


   ||    in the child care centre   ||    too early


Clerical Assistant   ||    in the    ||  evening lectures

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Part 1
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS OR A NUMBER.

Type of job required: Part-time
Student in studying
Student is in the year of the course.

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IELTS Listening 8

In this quiz you will hear an audio and have 40 questions to answer. Answer as many questions as you can and see if you can achieve the score you need.

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

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Part 4
Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Period   ||    Situation
1st – 4th:   centuries produce from the area was used to the people of London
5th – 10th:  centuries new technology allowed the production of goods made of
11th century:  lack of in the East end encouraged the growth of businesses
16th century: construction of facilities for the building stimulated international trade, agricultural workers came from other parts of to look for work
17th century:  marshes were drained to provide land that could be on
19th century: inhabitants lived in conditions of great with very poor sanitation

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Business Centre
This Business Resource Centre contains materials such as books and manuals to be used for training. It is possible to hire and There are materials for working on study skills (e.g. ) and other subjects include finance and membership costs £50 per year.

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Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

College facility   ||    Information


Refectory:  inform them about special dietary requirements
: long waiting list, apply now
Fitness centre:  reduced for students
Computers: ask your to arrange a password with the technical support team

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Part 3
What is Brian going to do before the course starts?

6 / 10

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

Play   ||    Dates    ||   Starting time   ||    Tickets available   ||    Price


Royal Hunt of the Sun   ||    October 13 to   ||    pm   ||    for   ||    £

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Part 2
What change has been made to each part of the theatre?
Match the correct sentences.

RIVENDEN CITY THEATRE

box office
shop
ordinary seats
seats for wheelchair users
lifts
dressing room

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Complete the sentences below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.
To join the centre, you need to book an instructor’s
To book a trial session, speak to David (0458 95311).

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Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO NUMBERS for each answer.
MEMBERSHIP SCHEMES

Type   ||    Use of facilities   ||    Cost of classes   ||    Times Joining fees   ||    Annual subscription fee


Gold    ||   all   ||    free   ||    any time £ 250    ||   £


Silver   ||    all   ||    £    ||    from    ||    £ 225   ||    £ 300


Bronze   ||    restricted   ||    £ 3 from 10.30 to 3.30   ||    weekdays only   ||    £ 50    ||   £

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Part 1
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

NOTES ON SPORTS CLUB
Name of club: Kingswell
Facilities available:
• Golf


Classes available:
• Kick-boxing

Additional facility:
(restaurant opening soon)

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IELTS Listening 9

In this quiz you will hear an audio and have 40 questions to answer. Answer as many questions as you can and see if you can achieve the score you need.

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Complete the sentences below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Crowdfunding explained
• The project and financial target are explained on the crowdfunding website
• Each fundraising initiative has a set limit
• For a film, people could expect anything from free tickets to having their name listed in the

Crowdfunding opportunities
• Companies can receive small donations from a(n) of people
• Partner companies can help as part of their own fundraising events
• You can get from supporters during the development phase
• Crowdfunding will increase of the product and potentially improve sales

Crowdfunding dangers
• You must reach your target or donations are
• It can take a lot of time to fulfil the promises you have made to fans
• Don’t forget to consider the cost of when working out profits
• Raising awareness is hard if your company is

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The fan based model offers

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Part 4
Choose the correct answer

According to the speaker, which of the following models emerged first?

4 / 19

Complete the schedule below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.
First week: due
Fourth week: meeting
Seventh week:
Fourteenth week: due
Fifteenth week:

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Who has to sign the agreement form?

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Part 3

Which FOUR of the following are required of student teachers?

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Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Name   ||    Purpose   ||    Who should attend


World tour of spices   ||    introduce different spices and flavour profiles   ||    adults who want to seriously


Candy adventures   ||    make healthy candy and sweets   ||    mainly


Salads    ||    make tasty salads and dressings   ||    anyone interested in

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The speaker highly recommends that participants