IELTS Listening Practice Test – 24

IELTS Academic Listening practice test pdf: This is the 24th 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 phone conversation between a Manager of a community centre and a woman who is inquiring about Art classes at the centre.

Section 2 is a conversation between Manager of a factory and his office staff about new office renovations.

Section 3 is a talk between two Health Study students about vitamin supplements.

Section 4 is a student delivering presentation on the way that different insect species are being threatened.

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.

Do not choose an option simply because it contains one or more words you may hear on the recording. Select your answer according to the meaning of what you hear.

IELTS Academic Listening practice test pdf- SECTION 1

Audio – Section 1

Questions 1-10

Complete the table below.

Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

ART CLASSES AT BRAMLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE

ClassThings to bringFees/TimetableTutor
‘Movement and light‘: painting in the style of French Impressionistsa set of (1) ……………. is essentialThe cost is (2) $……………. for two terms Monday evenings 6-8 p.m, Room 15A local artist called Steve
(3) …………….
‘City basics’: using the pottery wheel to make several
(4) …………….
an old (5) ……………. would be a good ideaThe cost is $180 per term. Every (6) ……………. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Room 3Theresa Clark – her work is displayed in the community centre
‘Sketching Architecture’: drawing old buildings, starting with the
(7) …………….
people usually take a fold-up chair and a (8) …………….The cost is $160 per term. Fridays 11-1 p.m. meet at the corner of Victoria Street and (9) ……………. RoadAnnie Li
Annie’s cell phone number:
(10) …………….

IELTS Academic Listening practice test pdf- SECTION 2

Audio – Section 2

Questions 11-12

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO things will employees need to do during their first week in their new office space?

A. find out about safety procedures

B. collect a new form of identification

C. move boxes containing documentation

D. make a note of any problem that occurs

E. learn about new company technology

Questions 13-14

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO steps have the company taken to improve the physical environment of employees’ offices?

A. provided comfortable seating

B. installed a new heating system

C. used attractive materials

D. enlarged people’s working space

E. replaced the old type of lights

Questions 15-20

Label the plan below.

Write the correct letter, A-I, next to questions 15-20.

IELTS Academic Listening practice test pdf- TEST 32

IELTS Academic Listening practice test pdf- SECTION 3

Audio – Section 3

Questions 21-26

Complete the flow-chart given below.

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-I, next to questions 21-26.

A. lifestyle changes
B. famous people
C. scientific findings
D. industrial processes
E. poor diet
F. effective packaging
G. toxic substances
H. processed foods
I. alarming images

HISTORY OF VITAMINS SUPPLEMENTS

Prior to 1900: physical weakness is thought to be caused by (21) …………………………
Early 1900: research shows a link between (22) ………………………… and sickness.
1930’s: governments become concerned about the popularity of (23) …………………………
1940’s: (24) ………………………… convince housewives to buy vitamin supplements.
1950’s: (25) ………………………… make vitamin supplements more accessible to consumers.
1960’s to present day: vitamin supplement sales continue to rise because of (26) …………………………

Questions 27-30

Choose the correct letter – A, B or C.

27) Sam believes that more Australians are taking vitamin supplements because they …

A. want to have control of their own health.

B. are advised by local authorities.

C. have benefitted from competition amongst manufacturers.

28) Lucy is concerned that the US vitamin supplement industry is not required to …

A. follow the guidelines produced by a government agency.

B. list all the possible side effects of taking vitamins.

C. provide evidence that their products are effective.

29) When discussing the Danish experiment, Lucy and Sam conclude that vitamin supplements …

A. are best used for preventing minor illnesses.

B. are not fully understood by researchers.

C. are harmful if taken in large amounts.

30) Lucy and Sam agree that stricter regulation of the vitamin supplement industry …

A. would only lead to a slight decrease in sales.

B. might be necessary for some types of vitamin.

C. may not be welcomed by all customers.

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Audio – Section 4

Questions 31-36

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

INSECT EXTINCTION IN THE 21st CENTURY

The reasons why insect population is declining
☑️ In Europe, important plants are no longer found in fields or (31) …………………………..
☑️ In the Amazon rainforest, (32) ………………………….. might be the cause of butterfly and beetle loss.
☑️ Globally, pesticides are affecting the spatial skills and (33) ………………………….. of bees.

The consequences of declining insect populations
☑️ Insects are an essential part of the (34) ………………………….. in all places apart from Antarctica.
☑️ Crop production will fall dramatically.
☑️ Researchers can’t discover any new (35) ………………………….. based on plants.

The possible ways to prevent insect extinction
☑️ Governments must restrict the sale of pesticides.
☑️ People must reduce their consumption of (36) …………………………..

Questions 37-40

Complete the sentences below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

37) Sand from the Antioch Dunes was used to make ………………………….. for houses in the early 1900’s.

38) The metalmark butterfly requires one type of Antioch Dunes plant for its …………………………..

39) In recent years ………………………….. has led to the loss of wildlife in the Antioch Dunes.

40) The Antioch Dunes project shows how ………………………….. does not always require much land.


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  1. BRUSHES
  2. 285/ TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-FIVE
  3. RAMDHANIE
  4. BOWLS
  5. SHIRT
  6. THURSDAY
  7. LIBRARY
  8. SANDWICH
  9. STATION
  10. 021 785 6361
  11. A/E
  12. A/E
  13. A/C
  14. A/C
  15. I
  16. B
  17. F
  18. C
  19. E
  20. D
  21. G
  22. E
  23. H
  24. I
  25. D
  26. B
  27. A
  28. C
  29. B
  30. C
  31. GARDENS
  32. CLIMATE CHANGE
  33. MEMORY
  34. FOOD CHAIN
  35. MEDICINE
  36. MEAT
  37. BRICKS
  38. EGGS
  39. FIRE
  40. CONSERVATION [/bg_collapse]

About this test

IELTS Academic Listening practice test pdf- TEST 24 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 24th 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

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