IELTS Listening Practice Test – 39

IELTS Listening general practice test: This is the 39th 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 a student and a railway clerk.

Section 2 is an introductory talk given to new students at a university.

Section 3 is a radio programme discussing about stress at work.

Section 4 is an extract from a lecture about solar eclipses in history.

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.

The Listening test will use paraphrase and synonyms. The correct answer is often repeated, but the words will not be written exactly as they are heard.

SECTION 1

Section 1 of IELTS Listening general practice test 2021

Audio – Section 1

Question 1-5

Complete the form below.

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

APPLICATION FOR RAILCARD
Type of card required ➡️Young Person’s Railcard
First Name ➡️(1) …………………………
Surname ➡️(2) …………………………
D.O.B ➡️(3) …………………………
Permanent Address ➡️158 Kingwood Close, Norwich
Postcode ➡️(4) …………………………
Telephone Number ➡️(5) …………………………
Term-time Address ➡️62, Housewalk Terrace, London Postcode: WF1 4NN

Question 6-9

Complete the table below.

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

Types of ticketRestrictionsCost
London Day Outoutside peak hours(6) £…………………….
Super Advance Returnmust book seat (7) ……………………. in advance£23
Saveroutside peak hours(8) £…………………….
(9) …………………….no restrictions £60

Question 10

Circle the correct letters, A-C.

10) How much does the student actually pay for his ticket to London?

A. £7.66

B. £15.34

C. £33.34

SECTION 2

Section 2 of IELTS Listening general practice test 2021

Audio – Section 2

Questions 11-13

Circle the correct letters, A-C.

11) Who are mentors?

A. New students

B. Second or third-year students

C. University teachers

12) How often should mentor groups meet?

A. Once a week

B. Once a fortnight

C. Once a month

13) What is it essential to do at the first meeting?

A. Explain your problems

B. Make new friends

C. Agree when to meet again

Questions 14-17

List FOUR things which students may be given information about.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

14) …………………………..

15) …………………………..

16) …………………………..

17) …………………………..

Questions 18-20

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

☑️ Your mentor will show you how to obtain a free (18) ……………………… .

☑️ Mentoring is useful for people who are (19) ………………………….. for the first time.

☑️ Your mentor may give you advice on how to (20) ………………………… .

SECTION 3

Section 3 of IELTS Listening general practice test 2021

Audio – Section 3

Questions 21-24

What did each person say was the principal cause of stress for them?

Choose from the list of possible causes in the box.

Example
Ramon – teamwork
LIST OF POSSIBLE CAUSES OF STRESS
A. bad management
B. dual-career family
C. fear of unemployment
D. new technologies
E. working surroundings
F. powerlessness
G. too much work
21) Kikuko ➡️……………………..
22) Boris ➡️……………………..
23) Etienne ➡️……………………..
24) Nagwa ➡️……………………..

Questions 25-27

List THREE parts of one’s daily routine that can help reduce stress.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

25) …………………………..

26) …………………………..

27) …………………………..

Questions 28-30

Complete the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS in each space.

Cause of stressStrategy for reducing stress
overwork(28) …………………………..
fear of job loss(29) …………………………..
new technologies(30) …………………………..

SECTION 4

Section 4 of IELTS Listening general practice test 2021

Audio – Section 4

Questions 31-36

Circle the correct letters, A-C.

31) The speaker compares a solar eclipse today to a …

A. religious experience

B. scientific event

C. popular spectacle

32) The speaker says that the dark spot of an eclipse is …

A. simple to predict

B. easy to explain

C. randomly occurring

33) Concerning an eclipse, the ancient Chinese were …

A. fascinated

B. rational

C. disturbed

34) For the speaker, the most impressive aspect of an eclipse is the …

A. exceptional beauty of the sky.

B. chance for scientific study.

C. effect of the moon on the sun

35) Eclipses occur rarely because of the size of the …

A. Moon

B. Sun

C. Earth

36) In predicting eclipses, the Babylonians were restricted by their …

A. religious attitudes

B. inaccurate observations

C. limited ability to calculate

Questions 37-40

Complete the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Date of EclipseScientistsObservation
1735Halley(37) ……………………….. who accurately predicted an eclipse
1868Janssen and Lockyerdiscovered (38) ……………………..
1878Watsonbelieved he had found (39) ……………………..
1919Einsteinrealized astronomers had misunderstood
(40) …………………………..

ANSWER KEY:

  1. STEPHEN
  2. KROCKERS
  3. 3RD FEBRUARY 1979/FEBRUARY 3 1979
  4. NR4 6JF
  5. 456 321
  6. 18
  7. ONE DAY
  8. 29.30
  9. OPEN (TICKET)
  10. B
  11. B
  12. B
  13. C
  14. ACADEMIC SYSTEMS
  15. STUDY TECHNIQUES/TECHNIQUES FOR STUDYING
  16. UNIVERSITY FACILITIES
  17. SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
  18. E-MAIL ACCOUNT
  19. AWAY FROM HOME
  20. PASS (YOUR) EXAMS
  21. C
  22. G
  23. D
  24. E
  25. A BALANCED DIET/VARY YOUR DIET
  26. DRINK LESS COFFEE
  27. TAKE REGULAR EXERCISE
  28. MANAGE TIME BETTER/MANAGE YOUR TIME
  29. MAKE PLANS/SET MONEY ASIDE/UPDATE YOUR CV
  30. DO TRAINING COURSES
  31. C
  32. B
  33. C
  34. B
  35. A
  36. C
  37. (THE) FIRST PERSON
  38. (A) NEW ELEMENT/HELIUM
  39. (THE) LOST PLANET/(THE) PLANET/VULCAN
  40. GRAVITY

About IELTS Listening general practice test

This IELTS Listening general practice test belongs to ‘Easy-to-Moderate’ category. So, if you are scoring 34+/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 39th 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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