IELTS Listening Free Online Practice Test Download – 49

IELTS Listening Free Online Practice Test Download: This is the 49th test of our LISTENING Practice Test Series. All tests are based on real exam patterns and correspond to the actual difficulty level you may find in the IELTS.

This test is divided into four sections – 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Section 1 is a man and a woman talking about ‘Curriculum Vitae’.

Section 2 is an artist talking about her copper sculpture.

Section 3 is a student talking about her problems with the counsellor.

Section 4 is a psychology lecture on ‘Rational-Emotive Therapy (RET)’.

The IELTS Listening exam is composed of a variety of native/non-native English accents. So, consider watching films or movies to understand a wide range of pronunciation and consequently improve your listening scores. Films expose us to different English accents and moreover, they’re a fun way to learn.

SECTION 1

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Questions 1-4

Complete the sentences below.

Write ONE WORD for each answer.

CURRICULUM VITAE – CV

Jun Hee does not think she will hear back from an employer she rang.
🔘 So far, Jun Hee has not had one (1) ………………….. .

🔘 Jun Hee thinks she isn’t getting work because she lacks (2) ………………….. .

🔘 When she worked for her uncle, Jun Hee wasn’t very good at (3) ………………….. .

🔘 Harry offers to (4) ………………….. Jun Hee’s CV.

Questions 5-10

Classify the following things that Harry thinks Jun Hee should …

A. add to her CV
B. remove or reduce from her CV
C. keep in her CV

Write the correct letter – A, B or C on your listening answer sheet.

5) some colours ➡️…………………
6) some fonts ➡️…………………
7) her marital status ➡️…………………
8) her sports ➡️ …………………
9) her current studies ➡️…………………
10) the language she speaks ➡️…………………

SECTION 2

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Questions 11-14

Complete the sentences below.

Write ONE WORD for each answer.

COPPER SCULPTURE

🔘 Very soon, the artist is exhibiting in (11) …………………………. .

🔘 Michelle’s art work continues (12) ………………………… that began in ancient Greece.

🔘 Michelle became interested in her theme when she learnt how a(n) (13) ………………………… can speed up the healing process.

🔘 Michelle has been asked to make a statue by a local (14) ………………………… .

Questions 15-20

Complete the table below.

Write ONE WORD OR A NUMBER for each answer.

StageProducing copper sculpture for commission
ISelection of artist and artwork
II(15) ………………………… in clay of sculpture
IIICreation of (16) ………………………… copy
IVBuilding up of cast with stucco and ceramic granules
VFiring of cast at (17) ………………………… temperature
VIPreparation of (18) ………………………… elements – mainly molten copper
VIIPouring of metal into cast
VIII(19) ………………………… of metal over several hours
IXRemoval of cast
XPolishing of sculpture
XIApproval by commissioning authority
XII(20) ………………………… in building or public place

SECTION 3

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Questions 21-26

Complete the sentences below.

Write ONE WORD OR A NUMBER for each answer.

UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SESSION

21) Although she is ready for her …………………………, Rachel has yet to start work on her other assignments.

22) To date, Rachel has not been following her ………………………… plan.

23) Rachel’s essay for Criminal Law is ………………………… words.

24) If Rachel does not take time to write her long essay, she is likely to receive a(n) ………………………… mark.

25) Rachel feels bothered by the demands of her flatmate and her ………………………… .

26) Last week Rachel did ………………………… hours’ overtime at the supermarket.

Questions 27-30

Complete the sentences below.

Write ONE WORD for each answer.

27) The counsellor suggests Rachel keep her ex-boyfriend at a(n) ………………………… .

28) Rachel admits that as she has not been to enough tutorials she does not understand the ……………………. legal arguments needed in her essay.

29) Rachel considers her situation to be …………………………, but the counsellor disagrees.

30) The counsellor advises Rachel to ………………………… contact with unhelpful people.

SECTION 4

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Questions 31-35

Choose the correct letter – A, B or C.

RATIONAL-EMOTIVE THERAPY (RET)

31) Rational-Emotive Therapy is a treatment that …

A. uses thinking and talking.

B. relies on medication.

C. goes back to the first century.

32) One idea behind RET is that people cannot control unfortunate circumstances …

A. and feeling angry about them is natural.

B. and they may never recover from them.

C. but they can control their feelings about them.

33) The lecturer gives the example of a woman who fails to get money back from her sister to show …

A. how the language people use reflects their beliefs.

B. how RET may help solve family problems.

C. different ways people treat each other.

34) Albert Ellis uses ‘awfulise’ to mean many people …

A. generally feel life is awful.

B. believe depression is caused by awful experiences.

C. make things seem far worse than they are.

35) In Albert Ellis’ ABCD-scheme, D stands for …

A. Depression can be overcome.

B. Distinguishing between healthy & unhealthy beliefs.

C. Distinction is everyone’s goal.

Questions 36-40

Write ONE WORD in the sentences below.

🔘 Albert Ellis’ theories have also been applied to refugees. It seems those who were badly affected by trauma (36) …………………….. to be so.

🔘 After a bad experience, an RET therapist helps a person understand that a healthy reaction is to be (37) …………………….. rather than angry.

🔘 In RET, patients reduce their anxiety by (38) …………………….. their fears.

🔘 RET differs from the other treatments as it does not focus on a patient’s (39) …………………….. .

🔘 Opponents of RET say that it avoids (40) …………………….. problems, so it doesn’t cure patients.

Download IELTS Free Online Listening Test – 49 Ans. Key


  1. INTERVIEW
  2. EXPERIENCE
  3. TYPING
  4. REDESIGN
  5. C
  6. B
  7. B
  8. B
  9. A
  10. A
  11. ITALY/VENICE
  12. TRADITIONS
  13. PET
  14. COUNCIL
  15. MODELLING
  16. WAX
  17. HIGH
  18. THREE/3
  19. SETTING
  20. INSTALLATION
  21. PRESENTATION
  22. STUDY
  23. 3000
  24. LOW
  25. BOSS
  26. TWELVE/12
  27. DISTANCE
  28. COMPLEX
  29. AWFUL
  30. REDUCE
  31. A
  32. C
  33. A
  34. C
  35. B
  36. CHOSE
  37. UPSET
  38. CONFRONTING/FACING
  39. PAST
  40. UNDERLYING

About Free Online Listening Practice Test

Download IELTS Listening Free Online Practice Test – 49, which falls under the ‘Easy’ category. So, if you are scoring 36+/40 on this practice test you are highly likely to get band 7 and above in the real exam setting.

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One thought on “IELTS Listening Free Online Practice Test Download – 49

  • 08/09/2021 at 5:57 PM
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    I really enjoy practicing, could you share with me the PDF TESTS?

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