IELTS Listening Practice Test – 23

IELTS Academic Listening practice test: This is the 23rd 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 discussion between a Head Teacher and a Teacher about their school camping trip.

Section 2 is a man giving information to new students at the university.

Section 3 is a talk between student and his tutor about the history of Scientific Method.

Section 4 is a teacher talking about several British art galleries.

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 itself.

When you have to answer MCQ’s, remember that the information might be expressed in different ways in the recording. Listen for ideas, not particular words and phrases.

IELTS Academic Listening practice test – SECTION 1

Audio – Section 1

Questions 1-5

Choose the correct letter – A, B or C.

Example
Mr. Thompson has just been …
A. writing reports on the pupils
B. reading about the pupils’ progress
C. speaking to a class of pupils

1) The camping trip will be held …

A. the following month

B. from the 24th to 26th

C. over a five-day period

2) Jamie’s complaint about last year’s trip was that …

A. the camp wasn’t big enough

B. he was unhappy while at the camp

C. he had problems finding the camp

3) The campsite is located …

A. in the Lake District

B. in Carlistle

C. beside Lake Brant

4) Jamie thinks the forests will be good for children who …

A. are used to nature

B. live in cities

C. like sports

5) Each child will pay …

A. less than £4 a night

B. approximately £5

C. more than £10

Questions 6-10

Complete the sentences below.

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

6) After they arrive, the children will have a …………………… at 8 o’clock.

7) On Saturday morning the children will get up at …………………… .

8) During the ‘talk back’ session the children can …………………… .

9) On Sunday the children will go on a day trip to visit …………………… .

10) At 6 o’clock on Sunday the children will be on the …………………… .

IELTS Academic Listening practice test – SECTION 2

Audio – Section 2

Questions 11-15

Complete the sentences below.

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

🔘 The man is the (11) …………………………… of Student Services at Radstock.

🔘 The (12) …………………………… are all enrolled as students at the university.

🔘 The student discount cards allow students to save up to (13) …………………………… per cent when eating out

🔘 Students interested in joining a club can sign up on weekdays between (14) ………………………….. o’clock.

🔘 The man advises the students to (15) …………………………… and enjoy themselves.

Questions 16-20

Answer the questions below.

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

16) What kind of difficulties might people experience?

Ans. ………………………………………………………………………………………

17) What is the first problem that the man mentions?

Ans. ………………………………………………………………………………………

18) How often do drop-in sessions take place?

Ans. ………………………………………………………………………………………

19) How long do drop-in sessions usually last for?

Ans. ………………………………………………………………………………………

20) Who runs the workshops on personal development?

Ans. ………………………………………………………………………………………

IELTS Academic Listening practice test – SECTION 3

Audio – Section 3

Questions 21 and 22

Choose the correct letter – A, B or C.

21) Simon’s main problem is that he …

A. disagrees with some of the sources

B. can’t find some of the sources

C. doesn’t know what sources to read

22) Which author did Simon found most useful?

A. Whitaker

B. Johnson

C. Bradman

Questions 23-25

Complete the table below.

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

HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC METHOD

EraLocationDetails
Early 1600s B.CEgypt, BabylonUse of examination, (23) ………………………….. , treatment and prognosis.
5th century B.CAncient GreeceWidespread, although many still believed in the power of (24) ………………………….. ; Plato was influential.
Middle Ages, before (25) …………………………..Muslim worldStress on experimentation.

Questions 26-30

Complete the flow chart below.

Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD for each answer.

IELTS Academic Listening practice test- TEST 23

IELTS Academic Listening practice test – SECTION 4

Audio – Section 4

Questions 31-33

Answer the questions below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

31) In which part of London is the Tate Modern?

Ans. ………………………………………………………………………

32) What did the Tate Modern building is in use to be?

Ans. ………………………………………………………………………

33) Whose work is displayed on 2nd level of the Tate Modern?

Ans. ………………………………………………………………………

Questions 34-40

Complete the notes below.

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

Tate St. Ives
☑️ Location: Cornwall
☑️ Built on site of: (34) ………………………………….
☑️ Housed in: (35) ………………………………….
☑️ Opening date: 1993
☑️ Exhibits: (36) …………………………………. , including St. Ives School

Tate Britain
☑️ Location: Westminister
☑️ Opening date: (37) ………………………………….
☑️ Built on site of: old prison
☑️ Founder: Sir Henry Tate
☑️ Exhibits: (38) …………………………………. and modern art

Tate Liverpool
☑️ Opening date: 1988
☑️ Exhibits: displays from the Tate collection and (39) ………………………………….
☑️ Housed in: (40) ………………………………….

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  1. A
  2. A
  3. C
  4. B
  5. A
  6. BARBECUE
  7. SEVEN/7
  8. DISCUSS THEIR DAY
  9. (SOME)/(THE) CAVES
  10. BUSES
  11. DIRECTOR
  12. RECEPTION STAFF
  13. 35/THIRTY-FIVE
  14. 10 AND 3/TEN AND THREE
  15. GET INVOLVED
  16. EMOTIONAL OR PHYSICAL
  17. HOMESICKNESS
  18. DAILY
  19. (ABOUT) 45 MINUTES
  20. (THE) COUNSELLING SERVICE
  21. B
  22. C
  23. DIAGNOSIS
  24. PURE RATIONAL THOUGHT
  25. (THE) 11TH CENTURY
  26. PROBLEM
  27. ANALYSE
  28. UNRELIABLE/UNUSUAL/SURPRISING
  29. MODIFY
  30. COMMUNICATE
  31. (THE) SOUTH BANK
  32. (A) POWER STATION
  33. CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS
  34. (A) GASWORKS
  35. THREE-STOREY BUILDING
  36. MODERN BRITISH ARTISTS
  37. 1897
  38. HISTORIC
  39. TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS
  40. (A) WAREHOUSE [/bg_collapse]

About this test

IELTS Academic Listening practice test- TEST 23 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 23rd 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.

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