IELTS Listening Practice Test – 29

Last updated on November 30th, 2021 at 08:07 am

IELTS Academic Listening practice test British council: This is the 29th 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 telephone conversation between a man and a catering company for the arrangements of a party.

Section 2 is a guide talking to tourists about Buckingham Palace.

Section 3 is a discussion between two university students about a Social Science lecture they attended.

Section 4 is a lecturer talking to students about America in the 1960’s.

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.

Make sure that the word or phrase you write is correct both in terms of meaning and in terms of grammar. If it doesn’t fit grammatically, it’s not the right answer.

IELTS Academic Listening practice test British Council- SECTION 1

Audio – Section 1

Questions 1-8

Complete the form below.

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

IELTS Academic Listening practice test British Council

Questions 9 and 10

Choose the correct letter – A, B or C.

9) The man decides to book …

A. a three-course meal

B. a buffet

C. a banquet

10) The man will have to pay …

A. £750 tomorrow

B. £100 per head

C. £1,500 on the day of the party

IELTS Academic Listening practice test British Council- SECTION 2

Audio – Section 2

Questions 11-17

Write the correct letter – A, B or C, next to questions 11-17.

According to the speaker, when did the following happen?

A. before 1837

B. between 1837 and 1900

C. after 1900

11) The East Front was added to the building ➡️……………………..
12) The last big structural change was made ➡️……………………..
13) The building was bombed ➡️……………………..
14) The building became a palace ➡️……………………..
15) The building was known as The Queen’s House ➡️……………………..
16) The Houses of Parliament were destroyed by fire ➡️……………………..
17) The Marble Arch was moved ➡️……………………..

Questions 18-20

Complete the sentences below.

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

18) Up to …………………….. people attend garden parties at the palace each year.

19) The garden contains more than …………………….. species of wild flower.

20) The public can visit the nineteen …………………….. in August or September.

IELTS Academic Listening practice test British Council- SECTION 3

Audio – Section 3

Questions 21-24

Answer the questions below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

21) What aspect of history is it important to learn something from?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………………….

22) What do we also need to know about our ancestors?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………………….

23) Where are transferable skills useful?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………………….

24) What kind of approach to learning does social science use?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………………….

Questions 25-30

Choose your answers from the box and write the letters, A-H, next to questions 25-30.

What is said about each of these subjects studied on a social studies course?

A. This will focus on how each generation learns about its own culture.

B. This necessarily includes a study of physics and chemistry.

C. This is studied from the point of view of human behaviour.

D. This will only be covered in terms of its theory.

E. This also covers the distribution of wealth.

F. This includes the study of archaeology.

G. This has received criticism for not being scientific enough.

H. This includes some work on urban planning.

25) Anthropology ➡️……………………..
26) Economics ➡️……………………..
27) Education ➡️……………………..
28) Geography ➡️……………………..
29) Law ➡️……………………..
30) Sociology & Social Work ➡️……………………..

IELTS Academic Listening practice test British Council- SECTION 4

Audio – Section 4

Questions 31-37

31) Students should complete their work on the 1950’s …

A. if they want to be allowed to continue attending lectures

B. because they will appreciate the information about the 1960’s more

C. otherwise they face the possibility of being failed for their coursework

32) According to the lecturer, the ‘baby boom’ happened …

A. because of relaxed attitudes in the sixties

B. during a time of war

C. because people felt more secure

33) In the sixties, the USA had 70 million …

A. teenagers

B. babies

C. adults

34) According to the lecturer, compared to the 1950’s, the 1960’s were …

A. less conservative

B. more conservative

C. just as conservative

35) According to the lecturer, literature changed the way women …

A. over 40 were treated by society

B. viewed issues of race in society

C. felt about their roles in society

36) The rate of crime in the sixties …

A. rose nine percent during the decade

B. was nine times higher than in the fifties

C. was nine times lower than in the fifties

37) What happened at the start of the 1960’s?

A. the first heart transplant

B. the introduction of the internet

C. the invention of lasers

Questions 38-40

Complete the summary below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

In October 1962, US President Kennedy met advisers discuss (38) ………………………. which proved that the Cubans were installing nuclear missiles, presumably to use against the US. Kennedy was faced with three choices: to try to resolve the crisis diplomatically; to block the delivery of further weapons into Cuba; or to attack Cuba. Kennedy chose (39) ………………………. option, which prevented the build-up of more missiles and led to the withdrawal of the existing ones. Most are agreed that a (40) ………………………. was narrowly avoided by Kennedy’s decision.


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  1. SANDERS
  2. 4456786
  3. LEAVE (A) MESSAGE
  4. 50/FIFTY
  5. 25TH JUNE
  6. ROUND
  7. LARGE
  8. 5/FIVE
  9. B
  10. A
  11. B
  12. C
  13. C
  14. A
  15. A
  16. B
  17. B
  18. 8000/EIGHT THOUSAND
  19. 350
  20. STATE ROOMS
  21. (OUR) PAST MISTAKES
  22. WHAT THEY THOUGHT
  23. IN A JOB
  24. FLEXIBLE AND ADAPTABLE
  25. F
  26. C
  27. A
  28. H
  29. E
  30. G
  31. B
  32. C
  33. A
  34. A
  35. C
  36. B
  37. C
  38. (PHOTOGRAPHIC) EVIDENCE
  39. THE SECOND/2ND
  40. (NUCLEAR) WAR
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About this test

IELTS Academic Listening practice test British Council- TEST 29 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 29th 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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