IELTS Listening Practice Test – 28

IELTS Academic Listening practice test 2021: This is the 28th test of our LISTENING 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 conversation between a man and a researcher.

Section 2 is a lecture about international students and employment in Europe.

Section 3 is a conversation between students about living in a foreign country.

Section 4 is a presentation about an online course of Electronics.

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 complete short-answer questions, remember that the questions are in the same order as the information in the recording and DO NOT exceed the word limit.

IELTS Academic Listening practice test 2021- SECTION 1

Audio – Section 1

Questions 1-4

Complete the following information using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR NUMBERS for each group.

IELTS Academic Listening practice test 2021

Questions 5-8

Write the appropriate letter on your answer sheet.

Current residence

TypeHouse Flat
5) Size ➡️ A. Below 100 sq. m.
B. 100-200 sq. m.
C. Over 200 sq. m.
6) Ownership ➡️A. rented
B. owner occupied
C. owned/rented by company

Future residence

7) Cost ➡️A. up to £50,000
B. £50,000 – £100,000
C. £100,000 – £200,000
D. £200,000 – £250,000
E. over £250,000
8) Size (excl. garden) ➡️ A. Below 100 sq. m.
B. 100-200 sq. m.
C. Over 200 sq. m.

Questions 9-10

Answer the following questions and write the appropriate letter(s) on your answer sheet.

NB More than one letter may be correct for each answer.

9) Which people/organizations are involved in the Haydon housing project?

A. A private company

B. The government

C. A housing association

D. Co-operatives

10) Which facilities will Mr Glass use at the Haydon housing project?

A. The cinema

B. The shopping centre

C. The golf course

D. The fitness centre

IELTS Academic Listening practice test 2021- SECTION 2

Audio – Section 3

Question 11

What does EEA stand for?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………..

Questions 12-16

Complete the following notes using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

StampApplies toConditions
noneEEA citizensnone
restriction on workingnon-EEA citizens – course lasts more than 6 months☑️ (12) …………………. can work maximum 20 hours per week unless work placement is essential part of course.
☑️ Cannot run own business or work as professional sports person or entertainer.
☑️ Cannot hold a (13) …………………. position, but can do full-time short-term work during holidays.
☑️ Cannot automatically include (14) …………………. as evidence of ability to support yourself financially
prohibition on workingnon-EEA citizens – course lasts 6 months or less☑️ Not allowed to work at all.
☑️ May apply yo have it changed.
☑️ If you can provide evidence that you will be (15) …………………. , passport stamp will normally be changed.
☑️ Illegal to (16) …………………. before getting stamp changed.

Questions 17-20

Complete the following notes using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

The spouse or child of a non-EEA student can work if they have a stamp that does not (17) …………………. . However, they may not run (18) …………………. . Government (19) …………………. on working after completion of your studies may change in the near future. Special rules apply to (20) …………………. .

IELTS Academic Listening practice test 2021- SECTION 3

Audio – Section 3

Questions 21-30

Complete the following sentences using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each blank.

21) Things that seem exciting and fascinating can later seem …………………….. according to Ali.

22) Even people from cultures that are …………………….. to that in the UK can suffer from culture shock.

23) Jatinder didn’t attend an …………………….. because her parents wouldn’t let her go early.

Questions 24-26

Answer the following questions using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

24) Which member of the academic staff can help with culture shock, according to Ali?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………..

25) What scheme does Jatinder talk about?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………..

26) What does Ali say Katrina should do regarding her family?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………..

Questions 27-30

Complete the following sentences using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each blank.

☑️ The (27) …………………….. may also have information about national or cultural groups outside the university.
☑️ Ali suggests that staying (28) …………………….. can help overcome culture shock.
☑️ Katrina decides to register at the (29) …………………….. .
☑️ For religious people, the student union has a register of (30) …………………….. .

IELTS Academic Listening practice test 2021- SECTION 4

Audio – Section 4

Questions 31-34

Answer the following questions using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

31) Which course is this one based on?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………..

32) What doesn’t the course cover?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………..

33) What two items does each participant receive?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………..

34) Can non-professionals take the course?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………..

Questions 35-36

Complete the notes on the benefits of the course using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each blank.

➡️ a quick insight into modem electronics
➡️ emphasis on practical devices and systems
➡️ assumes no (35) ……………………………
➡️ can function as a (36) …………………………… hands on simulations
➡️ certificate of completion

Questions 37-40

Complete the following information on the course content using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Unit 1(37) ……………………………
Unit 2Ohm’s Law
Unit 6(38) …………………………… inductors and transformers
Unit 8(39) ……………………………, semiconductors
Unit 10(40) …………………………… and further applications
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  1. WGLASS@EMAIL.COM
  2. CIVIL SERVANT
  3. SINGLE
  4. 24-36
  5. A
  6. B
  7. B
  8. B
  9. A, B
  10. A, B, D
  11. EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA
  12. DURING TERM-TIME
  13. PERMANENT FULL-TIME
  14. (YOUR) EARNINGS
  15. ON A PLACEMENT
  16. BEGIN YOUR PLACEMENT
  17. MENTION EMPLOYMENT
  18. THEIR OWN BUSINESS
  19. POLICIES
  20. DOCTORS, DENTISTS, NURSES
  21. STRANGE (AND) FRIGHTENING
  22. (VERY) SIMILAR
  23. INDUCTION PROGRAMME
  24. PERSONAL TUTOR
  25. BUDDY/MENTORING/MENTOR (SYSTEM)
  26. KEEP IN TOUCH/CONTACT
  27. STUDENT UNION
  28. HEALTHY (AND) ACTIVE
  29. (UNIVERSITY) SPORTS CENTRE
  30. PLACES OF WORSHIP
  31. OVERVIEW OF ELECTRONICS
  32. DIGITAL ELECTRONICS
  33. BOOK, CD-ROM
  34. YES
  35. PRIOR KNOWLEDGE
  36. REFRESHER COURSE
  37. ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS
  38. MAGNETISM
  39. (AN) INTRODUCTION TO
  40. A REVIEW UNIT [/bg_collapse]

About this test

IELTS Academic Listening practice test 2021- TEST 28 belongs to ‘Easy-to-Moderate’ category. So, if you are scoring 34+/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 28th test of our ‘LISTENING 200+ Practice Test Series🎧’ useful. If you need PDF copy & official transcript of this test, write your Email ID in the comment section below.

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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