IELTS Listening Practice Test – 31

Last updated on November 19th, 2021 at 08:10 am

IELTS Academic Listening computer based practice test: This is the 31st test of our ‘LISTENING 200+ Practice Test Series🎧’. All tests are based on real exam pattern and correspond to the actual level of difficulty you may find in the IELTS.

This test is divided into four sections – Section 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Section 1 is a woman complaining about an item she has bought.

Section 2 is a tour guide talking to a group of visitors about Bestley Castle.

Section 3 is a discussion between three university students on a presentation that one of them has to give.

Section 4 is a lecturer talking to his students about ‘languages’.

You can check your answers & calculate your band scores at the end of this test. It is strongly advised to print the sample answer sheet and mark your answers on the sheet as well.

When you have to fill in a form, make sure you understand that it may have been written in a note form. For example, in question 5 here, ‘missing’ means ‘is missing’. You won’t need to write ‘is’ in the gap.

IELTS Academic Listening computer based practice test- SECTION 1

Audio – Section 1

Questions 1-10

Complete the form below.

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

COMPLAINT RECORD FORM

Name ➡️Susan Yorke
Address ➡️ Flat 1
(1) ………………………….
Harchester – HA6 5LD
Daytime telephone no. ➡️0781 233 452
Purchase reference no. ➡️ (2) …………………………. 8443
Date of purchase ➡️15th January
Item description ➡️Aqua Powershot digital camera in a
(3) …………………………. colour
Insurance ➡️Yes, has a (4) …………………………. policy
Details of complaint ➡️(5) …………………………. missing
should be (6) …………………………. but isn’t
(7) …………………………. on case
Action to be taken ➡️If repair not possible, offered to provide a (8) ………………………….,
but customer requests a (9) ………………………….
Asked customer to send item to (10) ………………………….

IELTS Academic Listening computer based practice test- SECTION 2

Audio – Section 2

Questions 11-15

Match the places.

Write the correct letter, A-H, next to the questions 11-15.

IELTS Academic Listening computer based practice test- TEST 39
BESTLEY CASTLE AND GROUNDS

11) Tourist information ➡️ …………………….

12) Car park ➡️ …………………….

13) Museum ➡️ …………………….

14) Picnic Area ➡️ …………………….

15) gift shop ➡️ …………………….

Questions 16-18

Choose THREE letters, A-F.

Which THREE activities or events do you need to pay to get in?

A. museum

B. castle

C. fireworks

D. gardens

E. rock concert

F. jazz concert

Questions 19 and 20

Answer the questions below.

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

19) How often is the charity event held?

Ans. …………………………………………………………………

20) Who does Age Concern help?

Ans. …………………………………………………………………

IELTS Academic Listening computer based practice test- SECTION 3

Audio – Section 3

Questions 21-26

Choose the correct letter – A, B or C.

21) Before giving his presentation, Paul is worried …

A. about choosing what information to use.

B. about not remembering what to say

C. about organising the projection equipment

22) Paul’s friends advise him …

A. not to speak about popular periods.

B. not to talk at length about art history.

C. not to speak too quickly in the presentation

23) Why does Paul like the idea of the timeline?

A. It will be visually pleasing.

B. It will save some time.

C. It will keep him focused.

24) Paul is going to show famous works of art to …

A. show people that he has good taste.

B. make people think about what counts as art.

C. prove that modern art isn’t as good as classic art.

25) Paul wants his presentation to …

A. change personal opinions.

B. create a big fight

C. start an exciting debate.

26) What does Isabel say about modern artists?

A. They are skilful.

B. They paint like children.

C. They have a sense of freedom.

Questions 27-30

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

TIPS TO FIND PICTURES

🔘 go to fine art section in (27) …………………………..

🔘 ask (28) ………………………….. for access to slide bank

🔘 if not, use the (29) …………………………..

🔘 find pictures using a (30) …………………………..

IELTS Academic Listening computer based practice test- SECTION 4

Audio – Section 4

Questions 31-36

Complete the diagram below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

IELTS Academic Listening computer based practice test
IELTS Academic Listening computer based practice test: TEST 39

Questions 37-40

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

37) Technology has made communication easier, encouraging the use of a ………………………….. .

38) Some speakers may associate major languages with better ………………………….. .

39) A group of people can lose their ………………………….. when their language becomes extinct.

40) We can help preserve languages through specific programmes and by encouraging people to become ………………………….. .


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  1. ALPINE AVENUE
  2. DMX
  3. SILVER
  4. FOUR STAR
  5. MEMORY CARD
  6. WATERPROOF
  7. (BIG) SCRATCH
  8. REPLACEMENT
  9. REFUND
  10. CUSTOMER SERVICES
  11. F
  12. G
  13. D
  14. B
  15. H
  16. B/C/E (in any order)
  17. B/C/E (in any order)
  18. B/C/E (in any order)
  19. EVERY YEAR
  20. ELDERLY PEOPLE
  21. A
  22. B
  23. B
  24. B
  25. C
  26. C
  27. (THE) LIBRARY
  28. (THE) STAFF
  29. (LIBRARY) COMPUTERS
  30. SEARCH ENGINE
  31. MINORITY
  32. NUMBER
  33. POPULATION
  34. TOTAL
  35. 15%
  36. EUROPE
  37. COMMON LANGUAGE
  38. (ECONOMIC) STATUS
  39. ORAL TRADITIONS
  40. LITERATE
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About this test

IELTS Academic Listening computer based practice test- TEST 31 belongs to ‘Moderate’ category. So, if you are scoring 32+/40 in this practice test you are highly likely to hit band 7 and above in the real exam setting.

I hope you find this 31st test of our ‘LISTENING 200+ Practice Test Series🎧’ useful. If you need PDF copy & official transcript of this test, tell us in the comment section below.

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All the best !!!

Rajit

Rajit Kaushal is the co-founder and an active blogger at 'CIC Talks'. He is best known for his rich expertise in IELTS & Canadian Immigration🇨🇦. You can reach out to him at Instagram & Twitter.

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