IELTS Listening Practice Test 01 from

SECTION 1 Questions 1-10

Choose the correct letter, A-C

Mrs Grey_______

A. recognised the caller

B. was expecting the call that day

C. waited for a call for a day or two

Example: C

Question 1

Choose the correct letter, A-C

Mrs Grey ________________

A. docs not have any pets

B. had just put the kettle on for coffee when the call came

C. is impressed by Yuki waiting up late to call

Questions 2 and 3

Complete the following sentence with NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Yuki’s teacher says English people 2.____________ after dinner. or go 3.________________

Questions 4 and 5

Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD or A TIME for each answer.

4. About what time does Mrs Grey expect Fred to get back?

5. Who is the oldest among Yuki, Richard, and Ann?

Question 6
Choose the correct letter, A-C

A. Ann is studying away at university.

B. Yuki will have his own room at the Grey’s.

C. Yuki is the Grey family’s first Japanese homestay student.

Questions 7-10
Complete the following notes written by Mrs Grey with NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Arrive Heathrow 7.__________________ , 15lh at 10:30 a.m.

Japan Airlines flight 8._____________

Lots of 9.________________ (so, take station wagon)

Write 10._______________

SECTION 2 Questions 11-20

Questions 11 and 12
Choose the correct letters, A-C

11. Why is the visa officer showing slides of forms?

A. The forms can be downloaded from

B. Copies of the forms arc available in the visa office.

C. To reduce costs

12. Which of the following people don’t need an entry clearance before entering the UK?

A. Citizens of one of the European Economic Area countries

B. Visa nationals

C. Foreigners who intend to live in the UK with a British spouse

Questions 13 – 15

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

List three reasons why the holder of a valid UK visa may be refused entry to the UK on arrival.

13. ________________

14. ________________

15. ________________

Question 16
Choose ONE letter, A- C

UK visas are usually ________________

A. valid for three months

B. multiple entry

C. complete with the names of people the holder will stay with

Question 17
Answer the following question in NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS.

On the questionnaire, what question follows Country of Nationality?

Questions 18-20
Choose THREE letters, A-F.

The visa officer says sponsored visitors to the UK

A. must have friends or relatives in the UK

B. can stay in the UK for less than six months

C. should leave the UK at the end of the visit

D. need to fill out a special application form

E. should have enough money to live on without working

F. cannot apply for a housing benefit

SECTION 3 Questions 21-30
Questions 21-23
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

What are the first three things that Joan says she is worried about?

21. ________________
22. ________________
23. ________________

Question 24

Choose the correct letter, A-C.

Bob’s company

A. advises environmentally responsible companies and consumers

B. helps such companies educate consumers

C. advises consumers to buy green products

Question 25
Write ONE WORD for your answer.

What type of pollutant does Joan say is found at high levels in two Arctic animals?


Questions 26 and 27
Choose TWO letters, A-E,

Why did John and Joan buy a new fridge?

A. Their old one was not working well,

B. Their old one was too large,

C. To save energy

D. They didn’t like the old one,

E. To save money on electricity bills

Questions 28 – 30

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

28. What are POPs?

29. What type of illness does Joan mention?

30. Where do John and Joan get most of their vegetables from?

SECTION 4 Questions 31-40
Questions 31 and 32
Complete the following sentence. Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD for each answer.

The professor says studying properly uses our 31. ________________and gives us 32. ________________

Questions 33 and 34
Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

What two things does the professor say can be challenged by crosswords and computer games?

33. ________________

34. ________________

Questions 35 – 37

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

What two immediate benefits of physical exercise does the professor mention?

35. ________________

36. ________________ and memory

37. The professor says we do things better when we do them in places that we ________________ a particular activity.

Question 38

Choose the correct letter, A-C.

The professor says it is good to study in a library because of

A. the quiet

B. the academic atmosphere

C. the relaxing environment

Questions 39 and 40
Complete the sentence with NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

The professor says questions raised before you start studying are like 39. ________________ and every forty or fifty minutes you should think back and 40. ________________

Answer Keys here:

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Section 1 Section 2
1. C 11. C
2. watch television 12. A
3. to the pub 13. charged circumstances
4. 8 p.m 14. false information
5. Yuki 15. untold important facts
6. B 16. B
7. next Wednesday 17. Current Location
8. JA2674 18. B
9. luggage 19. C
10. a big sign 20. E
Section 3 Section 4
21. melting ice caps 31. creativity
22. tigers going extinct 32. satisfaction
23. her grandchildren’s future 33. minds
24. A 34. reflexes
25. PCBs 35. a positive mind
26. C 36. increasing creativity
27. E 37. associate with
28. peristent organic pollutants 38. B
29. cancer 39. little hooks
30. their own garden 40. relax