IELTS Listening Practice Test – 47

IELTS Listening free practice test British council: This is the 47th 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 conversation between a man and a woman about choosing their flatmates.

Section 2 is a workshop lecture given by a woman on designing a veranda garden.

Section 3 is a discussion between two students who are writing an essay about Architecture.

Section 4 is a lecture on ‘Wetsuits’.

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.

Section 2 question types may be more difficult than Section 1. Although the topic is of general interest, you may not be interested in it. Don’t lose concentration just because the topic is a little dull.

IELTS Listening free practice test British council- SECTION 1

Audio – Section 1

Questions 1-5

Complete the notes below.

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

CHOOSING FLATMATES

MauroSpringKatiaAziza
Comes from MexicoComes from Hong KongComes from Turkey
Probably cannot (2) …………………..Is studying Environmental (3) …………………..
Won a prize at University for a (4) ………………….. she made
Shared a house in Istanbul for (1) …………………..
Works as a security guard (5) ………………….. Works as a telephone counsellor

Questions 6-10

Complete the sentences below.

Write ONE WORD for each answer.

🔘 Alexander is unsure about Katia because she seems (6) ………………….. .

🔘 Julie didn’t like Lucy coming (7) ………………….. to view the flat.

🔘 Julie and Alexander are both glad that Tina has (8) ………………….. .

🔘 Two drawbacks of the flat are: it is far from the (9) …………………..; and in an old building.

🔘 By the end of conversation, Julie and Alexander have decided their flatmates should be Aziza and (10) ………………….. .

IELTS Listening free practice test British council- SECTION 2

Audio – Section 2

Questions 11-14

Complete the sentences below.

Write ONE WORD for each answer.

DESIGNING A VERANDA GARDEN

11) The speaker believes veranda gardens help city residents feel at ………………….. .

12) She also suggests a veranda garden adds ………………….. to a property an owner may soon wish to sell.

13) No matter which ………………….. you’re on, a veranda garden still works.

14) This particular garden design is high ………………….. in the first year, but easier after that.

Questions 15-20

Label the diagram below.

Choose the appropriate letter from the diagram for each item.

IELTS Listening free practice test British council
15) A drain ➡️…………………..
16) Irregular stones ➡️…………………..
17) Sand ➡️…………………..
18) Bamboo screens ➡️…………………..
19) A maple tree ➡️…………………..
20) A stone lantern ➡️…………………..

IELTS Listening free practice test British council- SECTION 3

Audio – Section 3

Questions 21-25

ARCHITECTURE ESSAY

Classify the following statements according to what they are related to:

A. Napier

B. Bandung

C. Napier & Bandung

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

21) The Art Deco architectural style still survives.…………………..
22) Architects used elements from native culture.…………………..
23) Art Deco was chosen after an earthquake.…………………..
24) Buildings associated with the government were Art Deco.…………………..
25) Art Deco was aided by local tourism.…………………..

Questions 26-30

Complete the summary below.

Write ONE WORD OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Art Deco was influenced by the Paris Expo of (26) ………………….. . It differed from the previous architectural (27) ………………….., called Art Nouveau. It no longer idealised nature but the (28) ………………….. age. New materials like (29) ………………….., steel, and glass were used in Art Deco buildings. Now many people love Art Deco, but in the past, it was (30) ………………….. low-class.

IELTS Listening free practice test British council- SECTION 4

Audio – Section 4

Questions 31-35

Choose the correct letter – A, B or C.

WETSUITS

31) The speaker thinks all designers must overcome difficulties with …

A. materials and production.

B. rapid technological change.

C. material and labour costs.

32) The main problem with early wetsuits was that …

A. they were only available in France.

B. they tore easily.

C. they were made from synthetic materials.

33). The nitrogen gas inside neoprene conducts heat …

A. poorly.

B. as well as a liquid.

C. well.

34) The speaker thinks who invented the wetsuits?

A. Bradner

B. The Meistrell Brothers

C. It doesn’t matter who

35) The speaker suggests wetsuits sold well because …

A. people had more leisure time for sport after 1945.

B. the O’Neill company had an effective marketing strategy.

C. diving and surfing were popular in the US in the 1950’s.

Questions 36-40

Write ONE WORD for each answer.

🔘 Most wetsuits are made of two materials; neoprene for (36) ………………………….; and lycra for backing.

🔘 By the early 1980’s (37) …………………………. stitching was being used to sew sections of wetsuit together without the neoprene inside being touched.

🔘 The lecturer believes designers should develop products that are distinctive yet (38) …………………………. to a large number of people.

🔘 Since wetsuits increase warmth and buoyancy, swimmers who wear them break more (39) …………………………. .

🔘 These days, wetsuits are only allowed in (40) …………………………. swimming events.

  1. TWO YEARS / 2 YEARS
  2. COOK
  3. ENGINEERING
  4. MODEL
  5. AT NIGHT
  6. SHY
  7. LATE
  8. GONE
  9. CITY
  10. LUCY
  11. PEACE
  12. VALUE
  13. FLOOR
  14. MAINTENANCE
  15. F
  16. C
  17. H
  18. B
  19. D
  20. G
  21. C
  22. C
  23. A
  24. B
  25. B
  26. 1925
  27. STYLE
  28. MACHINE
  29. CONCRETE
  30. CONSIDERED
  31. A
  32. B
  33. A
  34. C
  35. A
  36. INSULATION
  37. BLIND
  38. AFFORDABLE
  39. RECORDS
  40. LONG-DISTANCE

About this test

IELTS Listening free practice test British council- TEST 47 falls under ‘Easy’ category. So, if you are scoring 36+/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 47th 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.

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 [email protected]

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