IELTS Listening Practice Test – 26

IELTS Academic Listening practice test with answers: This is the 26th 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 two friends to plan an event.

Section 2 is a guide talking to visitors about a tourist attraction.

Section 3 is a tutor and a student discussing transport.

Section 4 is a lecturer talking to some Science students.

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 complete sentences, don’t change what you hear to try and make it fit the gap. Remember that you will hear the answers in the correct form.

IELTS Academic Listening practice test with answers- SECTION 1

Audio – Section 1

Questions 1-3

Answer the questions given below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Example
How did Peter and Joan last communicate with each other?
Ans. …………on the phone…………….

1) What is going to be closed down?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………..

2) What does Peter want to organise?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………..

3) What does Joan suggests they get people to do?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………..

Questions 4-6

Choose the correct letter – A, B or C.

4) Which of the following might they need?

A. an orchestra

B. a caterer

C. a telephonist

5) Where will they probably hold the meeting?

A. the youth club

B. somebody’s living room

C. the village hall

6) When do they decide to hold the meeting?

A. they haven’t decided yet

B. at the weekend

C. some time during the week

Questions 7-10

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

☑️ Dr Perkins is the best person to describe the (7) ………………………… at the clinic.

☑️ Joan often meets Mr Sims’ wife (8) …………………………

☑️ The editor of the newspaper might let them advertise (9) …………………………

☑️ (10) ………………………… will be needed to go from door to door posting leaflets

IELTS Academic Listening practice test with answers- SECTION 2

Audio – Section 2

Questions 11-14

Choose the correct letter – A, B or C.

11) What can visitors use free of charge?

A. pushchairs

B. child carriers

C. coats and bags

12) Which of the following can visitors buy at the shop?

A. coins

B. refreshments

C. postcards

13) When did the grand opening of the baths occur?

A. 1894

B. 1897

C. 1994

14) The Romans built on the site …

A. after the Celts

B. before the Celts

C. at the same time as the Celts

Quesstions 15-20

Complete the summary below.

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

The Great Bath is (15) …………………… deep. Around the bath area are alcoves where there were (16) …………………… and tables where bathers could relax. The water temperature of the Sacred Spring is (17) …………………… The water is rich in (18) …………………… In Roman times, the Sacred Spring was well-known for its (19) …………………… The temple was constructed between (20) …………………… AD.

IELTS Academic Listening practice test with answers- SECTION 3

Audio – Section 3

Questions 21-25

Answer the questions given below.

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

21) What is John researching?

Ans. …………………………………………………….

22) Apart from pollution, what would John like to see reduced?

Ans. …………………………………………………….

23) According to John’s tutor, what can cars sometimes act as?

Ans. …………………………………………………….

24) How much does John’s tutor pay to drive into London?

Ans. …………………………………………………….

25) In Singapore, what do car owners use to pay their road tax?

Ans. …………………………………………………….

Questions 26-30

Complete the sentences below.

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

☑️ In Athens, cars can only enter the City Centre on (26) …………………………… .

☑️ ‘BRT’ stands for ‘Bus (27) ……………………………’.

☑️ In London, after a new road tax was introduced, moped and bicycle use increased by (28) …………………………… .

☑️ Both Japan and Holland provide (29) …………………………… for those cycling to train stations.

☑️ In the U.S.A, Police officers on bikes make more (30) …………………………… than those in patrol cars.

IELTS Academic Listening practice test with answers- SECTION 4

Audio – Section 4

Questions 31-34

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

31) The lecture is intended mainly for those entering the ………………………… , but is relevant to all students present.

32) The lecturer believes that too ………………………… a specialisation can be damaging.

33) The number of ………………………… who were also writers is surprising.

34) The speaker believes that literature provides a ………………………… which medical schools do not.

Questions 35-40

What is said about each of these books?

Choose your answers from the box given below.

Write the letters A-H next to questions 35-40.

A. It conveys the thrill of scientific discovery.
B. It is of interest to any natural historian.
C. This is a classic of scientific writing.
D. It is about the life of a scientist.
E. This book is now sometimes used in schools.
F. This is also a good travel book.
G. This book examines the dark side of human nature.
H. This book was a response to another book.
35) A Short History of Nearly Everything ➡️ ……………………………
36) Wonderful Life ➡️ ……………………………
37) The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee ➡️……………………………
38) The Water Babies ➡️ ……………………………
39) The Emperor of Scent ➡️……………………………
40) On the Origin of Species ➡️……………………………
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  1. (THE) LOCAL CLINIC
  2. A CHARITY EVENT
  3. HOLD A PROTEST
  4. B
  5. C
  6. A
  7. FINANCIAL SITUATION
  8. SOCIALLY
  9. FOR FREE
  10. VOLUNTEERS
  11. B
  12. C
  13. B
  14. A
  15. 1.6 m/metres
  16. BENCHES
  17. 46 DEGREE CENTIGRADE
  18. MINERALS
  19. HEALING POWERS
  20. 60 AND 70
  21. (URBAN) TRANSPORT SYSTEMS
  22. (TRAFFIC) CONGESTION
  23. (A) STATUS SYMBOL
  24. £5 / FIVE POUNDS
  25. (A) CREDIT CARD
  26. ALTERNATE DAYS
  27. RAPID TRANSIT
  28. 17%
  29. (SPECIAL) PARKING FACILITIES/AREAS
  30. ARRESTS
  31. MEDICAL PROFESSION
  32. NARROW
  33. PHYSICIANS
  34. HUMAN DIMENSION/MIND
  35. E
  36. A
  37. G
  38. H
  39. D
  40. C [/bg_collapse]

About this test

IELTS Academic Listening practice test with answers- TEST 26 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 26th 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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