IELTS Listening Practice Test – 45

IELTS Listening free practice test 2021: This is the 45th test of our ‘LISTENING 200+🎧 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 people on going to some field trip.

Section 2 is an extract from radio programme called ‘Consumer Choice’.

Section 3 is a discussion about requirements of a course and writing an essay.

Section 4 is an extract from students’ presentation about computer viruses.

You can check your answers & calculate your IELTS Listening academic/general band scores at the end of this test. It is strongly advised to print the IELTS Listening answer sheet and mark your answers on the sheet as well.

Practice using full listening test for half an hour. CONCENTRATE, don’t let your mind wander. A little distraction may cause confusion while writing a final answer.

IELTS Listening free practice test 2021- SECTION 1

Audio – Section 1

Questions 1-7

Complete the following notes by using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS OR A NUMBER for each answer.

UNIVERSITY GEOGRAPHY FIELD TRIP

Time ➡️next week (a 2-day trip)
Destination ➡️the Warrangamba Dam & (1) ………………..
Matching course ➡️Environmental Science
Departing time of coach ➡️at (2) ……………….. next Monday
Length of journey there ➡️(3) ……………….. roughly and three hours back
First day’s activity ➡️(4) ………………..
Spending the night ➡️in (5) ………………..
Meals provided ➡️in the form of (6) ………………..
Sydney’s daily water consumption ➡️equal to the water to fill (7) ……………….. full-size olympic swimming pools
Second day’s activity ➡️go to the water plant to see how to purify the water for drinking

Question 8-10

Choose THREE letters, A-F.

Which THREE things does Cesar recommend bringing?

A. Binoculars
B. Camera
C. Penknife
D. Map
E. Raincoat
F. Mobile phone

IELTS Listening free practice test 2021- SECTION 2

Audio – Section 2

Questions 11-15

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

☑️ The last programme in the present series is (11) ……………….. .

☑️ (12) ……………….. has been rewarded as ‘Consumer of the Month’ for her persistent effort to see through a result of a complaint.

☑️ She took (13) ……………….. of photographs on her tour in Europe.

☑️ What happened to her photos after she gave them to Top-Class Photo Services for developing (14) ……………….. ?

☑️ The photo services compensated her (15) ……………….. for the loss in the end.

Questions 16-20

Choose the correct letter, A-D.

16) What is the problem that many listeners write about?

A. Sale prices

B. Bad quality stuff

C. Faulty goods

D. Bad assistant

17) How much was the sale price of the belt that Mr Alvin liked?

A. $200

B. $100

C. $150

D. $300

18) Why should the consumer make a complaint about bad articles or services?

A. To cause a fuss.

B. It won’t do what is claimed for.

C. Ask the shopkeeper for a favour.

D. The shopkeeper should be responsible for it.

19) What should a consumer do when complaining in person?

A. Get a receipt for what you buy.

B. Speak to someone in authority.

C. Talk directly to the assistant.

D. Ask to see the seller.

20) What should a customer do when complaining on the phone?

A. Speak directly to the owner.

B. Ask for the Manager.

C. Write a complaining letter.

D. Find out with whom you discuss the matter.

IELTS Listening free practice test 2021- SECTION 3

Audio – Section 3

Questions 21 & 22

Complete the notes below.

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

IELTS Listening free practice test 2021

Question 23

Complete the notes below.

Write TWO DATES for the answer.

23) The final date of the examination should be ……………………….. or ……………….. .

Questions 24 & 25

Choose the correct letters, A-D.

24) Dr. Richardson explains that the set exercises …

A. require reference to a wide range of resources.

B. should be at least 250 words in length.

C. focus on key terms and concepts in media studies.

25) Dr. Richardson explains that essays 1 & 2 …

A. are to be the same length.

B. should both be analytical.

C. both emphasize studies of audiences.

D. should be especially easy for David.

Questions 26-28

Complete the table by writing ONE or TWO appropriate letters – M, T, A or J, as explained below.

M. Mechanical
T. Theoretical
A. Analytical
J. Journalistic

How does Dr. Richardson describe each of the assignments?

AssignmentsDescription
Set exercises(26) ………………………
Assignment 1(27) ………………………
Assignment 2A
Assignment 3(28) ………………………

Question 29

Choose the correct answer.

29) Which two time slots Dr Richardson suggest David use for his essay?

A. The six o’clock and the midmorning.

B. The breakfast and the six o’clock.

C. The midmorning and midnight.

D. The midday and the ten o’clock.

Question 30

Answer the question below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for the answer.

30) What will David do before he decides which part of the programmes to use?

Ans. ……………………………………..

IELTS Listening free practice test 2021- SECTION 4

Audio – Section 4

Question 31

Choose the correct letter, A-C.

31) What does John Upton compare a computer virus to?

A. A biological organism

B. A corrupt programme

C. An irritating person

Questions 32-35

Complete the flow-chart below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

HISTORY OF COMPUTER VIRUSES

In 1949 (32) ………………………… of virus was presented by John Neumann, an addicted computer fan.
(33) ………………………… game was developed by a group of Americans for (34) ………………………… on computers.
Development of a new (35) ………………………… in the 1980’s.
Birth of computer virus.

Question 36

Choose the correct letter, A-C.

36) What does the speaker find surprising?

A. The rise in the number of software infections.

B. The determination of those who develop viruses.

C. The fact that people blame their own computers.

Questions 37-40

List FOUR ways of combating viruses.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

37) …………………………

38) …………………………

39) …………………………

40) …………………………

  1. (THE) WATER TREATMENT PLANT
  2. 8 O’CLOCK / 8 AM
  3. 2.5 HOURS
  4. VISIT (THE) DAM / SEE DAM FUNCTIONING
  5. (A) YOUTH HOSTEL
  6. BREAKFAST (AND) SUPPER / EVENING MEAL
  7. 600
  8. B/E/F (in any order)
  9. B/E/F (in any order)
  10. B/E/F (in any order)
  11. CONSUMER’S CHOICE
  12. PATTY CHING
  13. 10 ROLL OF FILMS
  14. VANISHED / DISAPPEARED
  15. $2000
  16. A
  17. B
  18. D
  19. B
  20. D
  21. C97H85
  22. GOT AN EXEMPTION / (HAS) PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
  23. JUNE 20 , JUNE 25 (in any order)
  24. C
  25. B
  26. M
  27. T , A (in any order)
  28. J
  29. A
  30. COLLECT A SAMPLE / COLLECT SAMPLE PROGRAMMES
  31. A
  32. (THE) FIRST MODEL
  33. CORE WARS
  34. ENTERTAINMENT
  35. PASTIME
  36. B
  37. BE CAREFUL
  38. AVOID TROUBLE
  39. UNDERSTAND THEM/VIRUSES
  40. BE PREPARED

About this test

IELTS Listening free practice test 2021- TEST 45 falls under ‘Easy-to-Moderate’ category. So, if you are scoring 34+/40 in this practice test you are highly likely to get band 7 and above in the real exam setting.

I hope you find this 45th test of our online ‘LISTENING 200+🎧 Practice Test Series’ useful. For the PDF copy & official transcript of this test, tell us in the comment section below.

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