IELTS Listening Practice Test – 38

Last updated on November 30th, 2021 at 09:08 am

IELTS Listening general online practice test: This is the 38th 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 conversation between two friends arranging a holiday.

Section 2 is a talk given by a tour guide taking people around the observatory.

Section 3 is a discussion between two psychology students on an essay.

Section 4 is a part of a lecture about conserving natural resources.

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 as well.

After you answer one question, preview the next set of questions. Make assumptions about what you think you will hear. Ask yourself – Who? What? When? Where? and How?

IELTS Listening general online practice test- SECTION 1

Audio – Section 1

Questions 1-4

Choose the correct letter – A, B or C.

Example
When Julie called, Mike is …
A. on his lunch break
B. on his tea break.
C. in a meeting.

1) Which type of policy do they choose?

A. bronze

B. silver

C. gold

2) How much does the policy cost for group cover?

A. £50

B. £20

C. £40

3) How will they pay?

A. credit card

B. debit card

C. cash

4) How much did the camera cost?

A. $1000

B. £1000

C. $600

Questions 5-10

Complete the form below.

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

TRAVEL INSURANCE DETAILS
Name(s) ➡️Mike Wood
Address ➡️(5) ………………………….
D.O.B ➡️(6) ………………………….
Emergency contact number ➡️(7) ………………………….
Main policy holder ➡️(8) Julie ………………………….
Date of departure ➡️(9) ………………………….
Date of return ➡️(10) ………………………….

IELTS Listening general online practice test- SECTION 2

Audio – Section 2

Questions 11-15

Choose the correct letter – A, B or C.

11) Humans have long been using the stars to …

A. navigate rivers.

B. draw sea maps.

C. sail long distances.

12) The building constructed by the first Europeans at the observatory was …

A. a village.

B. a windmill.

C. a fort.

13) In the cloakroom, people are advised not to leave …

A. coats

B. expensive items

C. bags

14) The museum does not allow visitors to stay after …

A. 5.30

B. 5.15

C. 4.30

15) The family ticket allows entrance to …

A. four adults only.

B. three adults and three children.

C. two adults and two children.

Questions 16-20

Which attraction matches the questions?

Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-F, next to questions 16-20.

ATTRACTIONS
A. Powerhouse
B. Sound house
C. Discovery Centre
D. Lace Study Centre
E. Vector Lab
F. Observatory
16) Which of the tickets gives people a discount?………………….
17) Which of the venues is located near the recreation area for children?………………….
18) Which part should people visit if they are interested in clothes?………………….
19) Which part offers an unusual service for a museum?………………….
20) Which place houses all of the attractions mentioned?………………….

IELTS Listening general online practice test- SECTION 3

Audio – Section 3

Questions 21-22

Choose the correct letter – A, B or C.

21) What is Simon worried about?

A. Professor Francisco

B. a headache

C. an essay

22) What does Therese not like about Simon’s notes?

A. They are in a list.

B. They are in a spidergram.

C. They are in a spidergraph.

Questions 23-26

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD for each answer.

Motivation for participating in extreme sports

External influences:

☑️ (23) …………………………. attention

☑️ modern (24) …………………………. .

Internal influences:

☑️ adrenaline rush

☑️ wanting to push themselves – (25) ………………………….

☑️ element of (26) ………………………….

Questions 27-30

Complete the table below.

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

SOURCES FOR ESSAY

AuthorTitleContent
Hans German(27) ………………………….research project on about (28) …………………………. in extreme sports
Richard Bell(29) ………………………….overview of thrill seeking
Unknown(30) ………………………….theories and principles

IELTS Listening general online practice test- SECTION 4

Audio – Section 4

Questions 31-40

Complete the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

ANSWERS TO WORLD PROBLEMS

ProblemCauseSolution
☑️ pollution of air,
(31) ………………………….
and ………………………….
new alternatives to
(32) …………………………. practice
(33) …………………………. and respect for nature
☑️ (34) …………………………. depletionprevious bad (35) ………………………….alternatives to fossil fuels such as hydrogen
(36) …………………………. in cars
☑️ unequal wealth distribution(37) …………………………. and
…………………………. of leaders
solidarity among nations

Questions 38-40

Choose THREE letters, A-F.

Which THREE of the following are mentioned as potential obstacles to the solutions?

A. new technologies
B. unpopular changes
C. research and development
D. the cost involved
E. how laws are made
F. financial inequality

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  1. B
  2. C
  3. A
  4. A
  5. 17 HANLEY GARDENS
  6. 230770
  7. 0793245098
  8. BENNETT
  9. 17TH JULY
  10. 1ST AUGUST
  11. C
  12. B
  13. B
  14. A
  15. C
  16. F
  17. B
  18. D
  19. C
  20. A
  21. C
  22. A
  23. MEDIA
  24. CULTURE
  25. PSYCHOLOGICAL
  26. COMPETITION
  27. CROSSING BORDERS
  28. 200 PARTICIPANTS
  29. MOTIVATION THEORIES
  30. THE MIND FILES
  31. WATER, SOIL
  32. TRADITIONAL FARMING
  33. ORGANIC FARMING
  34. NATURAL RESOURCE
  35. MANAGEMENT
  36. TECHNOLOGY
  37. GREED, CORRUPTION
  38. B/D/F (in any order)
  39. B/D/F (in any order)
  40. B/D/F (in any order)
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About this test

IELTS Listening general online practice test- TEST 38 belongs to ‘Easy’ category. So, if you are scoring 36+/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 38th test of our online ‘LISTENING 200+ Practice Test Series🎧’ useful. If you need PDF copy & official transcript of this test, tell us in the comment section below.

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Rajit

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