IELTS Listening Practice Test – 25

Last updated on November 30th, 2021 at 09:00 am

IELTS Academic Listening practice test pdf 2021: This is the 25th 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 student and a salesman.

Section 2 is a university lecture about their education system and students.

Section 3 is a conversation about the characteristics of good teachers and good learners.

Section 4 is a presentation on writing an academic essay.

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.

The mathematical figures can be written in numerals or in letters, for example, 650 or Six hundred and fifty. But it’s much easier and quick if you just write in numerals.

IELTS Academic Listening practice test pdf 2021- SECTION 1

Audio – Section 1

Questions 1-2

Choose the correct answer – A, B, C or D.

1) Thieves often target students’ homes because they …

A. are often at classes.

B. often have high-value, portable items.

C. are wealthier than other young people.

D. don’t usually lock campus accommodation

2) If personal items are lost, destroyed or damaged, the insurance company will usually …

A. allow the student to buy a similar replacement item at the current cost.

B. give the students the sum of money the item originally cost.

C. give the student a fixed amount.

D. get the money from the thief.

Questions 3-6

Decide whether the following are insured for upto …

A. £150
B. £250
C. £600
D. £2000
E. £3000

3) A Computer ➡️ ……………..

4) Two Musical Instruments ➡️ ……………..

5) Ten Computer Games ➡️ ……………..

6) Three Suits ➡️ ……………..

Questions 7-10

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

7) Academic ……………………. are insured up to £5000.

8) The ……………………. is valid until the end of June.

9) The insurance company has a 24 ……………………. .

10) The insurance company’s office is usually open until ……………………. .

IELTS Academic Listening practice test pdf 2021- SECTION 2

Audio – Section 2

Questions 11-14

Answer the following questions using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS OR NUMBERS.

11) What percentage of the students are mature?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………..

12) What percentage of the students are from abroad?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………..

13) How are the suburbs described?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………..

14) How many students does the university have?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………..

Questions 15-17

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

🔘 Newtown is England’s (15) ………………………… city.

🔘 The (16) ………………………… is at Salt Lane.

🔘 A relatively high proportion of students decide to (17) ………………………… in Newtown after graduating.

Questions 18-20

Complete the notes on using the university accommodation services.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

18) The university accommodation services office is in the …………………………

19) The university accommodation services have a ………………………… that students can look through online.

20) The website also has responses to …………………………

IELTS Academic Listening practice test pdf 2021- SECTION 3

Audio – Section 3

Questions 21-25

Complete the notes about what makes a good teacher.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each blank.

🔘 good communicator with interesting (21) …………………… .

🔘 knows students doesn’t (22) …………………… at primary/secondary levels.

🔘 knows subject at both (23) …………………… levels.

🔘 takes students step by step

🔘 honest and (24) ……………………

🔘 clothes- (25) ……………………

Questions 26-30

Complete the notes about what makes a good student.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each blank.

🔘 active – e.g. asks questions to aid understanding or for (26) ……………………

🔘 motivated – has goals

🔘 disciplined – good behaviour and maintains (27) …………………… – reviews and previews

🔘 finds reasons to do things rather than reasons not to do things

🔘 realizes learning is not always linear and/or immediate

🔘 doesn’t (28) …………………… with more experience of life/education

🔘 doesn’t (29) …………………… teachers for his/her own faults – accepts suggestions

🔘 makes studying (30) ……………………

IELTS Academic Listening practice test pdf 2021- SECTION 4

Audio – Section 4

Questions 31-32

Complete the following sentences using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

31) The lecturer says that an essay is like ………………………. to a specific question.

32) A key thing for lecturers to consider when they mark an essay is whether it is ……………………….

Questions 31-36

Complete the notes on the words used in the essay title.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

implicationsideas following on from the (33) ………………………. for rising divorce
phenomenonrefers to rising divorce
different explanationssuggests that various (34) ………………………. have thought of different reasons for the phenomenon.
critically analyze(35) ………………………. of a theory, a policy, research, an argument
(36) ……………………….a term which limits the subject to a place
the last 20 yearsa term which limits the subject to a time

Questions 37-40

Decide which students or students (A, B or C) would do or write the following …

37) Look at divorce statistics ➡️ ………………

38) Assess the views of sociologists ➡️ ………………

39) Use interviews to gather information ➡️ ………………

40) Consider the effects of divorce on children ➡️ ………………


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  1. B
  2. A
  3. D
  4. C
  5. C
  6. B
  7. (COURSE) FEES
  8. SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY RATE
  9. HOUR HELP LINE
  10. 5 (O’CLOCK)
  11. 13%
  12. 9%
  13. LEAFY
  14. 28000
  15. GREENEST
  16. THIRD CAMPUS
  17. LIVE AND WORK
  18. STUDENT UNION BUILDING
  19. PRIVATE HOUSING DATABASE
  20. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  21. VOICE
  22. MAKE FRIENDS
  23. CURRENT AND PREVIOUS
  24. PATIENT
  25. DRESS TIDILY
  26. CONFIRMATION
  27. STUDY ROUTINE
  28. CRITICISE TEACHERS
  29. BLAME
  30. ENJOYABLE
  31. AN EXTENDED ANSWER
  32. RELEVANT 
  33. EXPLANATIONS
  34. ANALYSTS
  35. ASSESS THE VALUE
  36. WESTERN COUNTRIES
  37. A, C
  38. C
  39. B
  40. A [/bg_collapse]

About this test

IELTS Academic Listening practice test pdf 2021- TEST 33 belongs to ‘Easy’ category. So, if you are scoring 36+/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 33rd 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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  • 07/02/2021 at 5:32 PM
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    Please can you email me pdf of listening test 3 , 4 of cambridge 16 .

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