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IELTS Listening General Practice Test 2023 (with Answers)

IELTS Listening General Practice Test 2023 (available with Answers): This is the 40th 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 2022-23 General Listening test is divided into four sections – 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Section 1 is a woman being interviewed by a police officer about an incident she saw the previous evening.

Section 2 is a recorded message giving information about an English hotel.

Section 3 is a discussion between three students about their study programme.

Section 4 is a talk given by a university lecturer in Australia on a type of bird called ‘Peregrine falcon’.

IELTS 2023 Listening Test Tip

The answers are given in order. For example, if you hear the answer to question 10, but didn’t hear the answer for question 9, then you simply missed question 9 and you will not hear the answer again. So just guess the answer to question 9 and move on to the next set of questions in the 2023 IELTS General Listening Test.

SECTION 1

Section 1 of IELTS Listening general practice test 2023:

Audio – Section 1 of IELTS General Listening Practice Test 2023 with Answers

Questions 1 and 2

Label the map below.

Write the correct letter, A-H, next to questions 1 & 2.

Example
Mrs. Reynolds: B
IELTS Listening general practice exam 2023 map type questions
1) Elderly woman ➡️………………………
2) Thieves’ car ➡️………………………

Questions 3-5

Choose the correct letter – A, B or C.

3) When Mrs. Reynolds saw the thieves, she …

A. ran after them.

B. telephoned the police.

C. went to help the elderly woman.

4) The elderly woman was …

A. badly hurt

B. unhurt

C. very upset

5) Which woman had once had her bag stolen in the past?

A. the elderly woman

B. Mrs. Reynolds

C. Mrs. Reynolds’ friend

Question 6

Choose TWO letters, A-F.

6) The bag contained …

A. a purse

B. £50

C. a cheque book

D. a cheque card

E. a bus pass

F. a door key

Questions 7-10

Complete the table below.

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

AgeBuildHair colourDistinguishing marks
younger manabout 17(7) …………………..(8) …………………..none
older manabout (9) …………………..mediumbrowna (10) ………………….. on chin

SECTION 2

Audio – Section 2 of IELTS General Listening Practice Test 2023 with Answers

Questions 11-13

Choose the correct letter – A, B or C.

11) The Bridge Hotel is located in …

A. the city centre.

B. the country.

C. the suburbs.

12) The newest sports facility in the hotel is …

A. a swimming pool.

B. a fitness centre.

C. a tennis court.

13) The hotel restaurant specialises in …

A. healthy food.

B. local food.

C. international food.

Questions 14 and 15

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO business facilities are mentioned?

A. internet access
B. mobile phone hire
C. audio-visual facilities
D. airport transport
E. translation services

Questions 16-20

Complete the table below.

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

SHORT BREAK PACKAGES

Length of stayCost (person/night)Special features
2 days(16) £…………………..☑️ Full cooked breakfast
☑️ Entertainment in the (17) …………………..
3 days£60As above, plus:
☑️ a (18) …………………..
5 days(19) £…………………..As above, plus:
☑️ 2 days’ free beauty therapy
☑️ full-day membership of a (20) …………………..

SECTION 3

Audio – Section 3 of IELTS General Listening Practice Test 2023 with Answers

Questions 21 and 22

Complete the sentences below.

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

21) Last year, Dina got a grade ………………….. for the Theory and Practice option.

22) Dina has some free time because her ………………….. has been cancelled.

Question 23

Choose ONE letter, A-E.

Which book does Diana advise against?

A. Brown ➡️ Observing Theory in Practice
B. Jespersen ➡️ Theory’s Crucible
C. Piresi ➡️ On Giants ‘Shoulders’
D. Willard ➡️ Practical Theories in the Social Sciences
E. Williams ➡️ Knowledge Theory

Questions 24-30

Complete the notes below.

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

How to use the Recall System
☑️ Take a (24) ………………….. from librarian’s desk.
☑️ Complete the details of the book. Write your (25) ………………….. address on back. Hand it in at the (26) ………………….. .
☑️ Check mail in your department twice a day to see if the book is ready to collect. It normally takes 3 days.
☑️ Cost: (27) ………………….. per book.

Dina’s advice on organising a study group to work on an assignment
☑️ Find two or three people on the course who live near you.
☑️ Divide up the reading load.
☑️ Take it in turns to (28) ………………….. what you have read for the others.
☑️ Explain your (29) ………………….. to each other.
☑️ Write first draft of essay.
☑️ Exchange drafts and (30) ………………….. .
☑️. Write final version of essay.

SECTION 4

Section 4 of IELTS Listening general practice test 2023 with answers

Audio – Section 4 of IELTS General Listening Practice Test 2023 with Answers

Questions 31-33

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

PEREGRINE FALCONS

31) The Peregrine falcons found in ………………….. are not migratory birds.

32) There is disagreement about their maximum ………………….. .

33) When the female is guarding the nest, the male spends most of his time ………………….. .

Questions 34-37

Complete the table below.

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

Age of falconsWhat occurs
20 days oldThe falcons (34) …………………..
28 days oldThe falcons are (35) …………………..
2 months oldThe falcons (36) ………………….. permanently
1 – 12 months oldMore than half of falcons (37) …………………..

Questions 38-40

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Procedures used for field research on Peregrine falcon chicks
FIRST ➡️ catch chicks
SECOND ➡️(38) ………………….. to legs
THIRD ➡️(39) ………………….. of chicks
FOURTH ➡️take blood sample to assess level of pesticide
FIFTH ➡️check the (40) ………………….. of the birds

2023 IELTS General Listening Test Answer Key


  1. G
  2. C
  3. C
  4. B
  5. A
  6. A and E (in either order)
  7. SLIM
  8. BLACK
  9. 35
  10. (SMALL) SCAR
  11. C
  12. B
  13. C
  14. A/D (in either order)
  15. A/D (in either order)
  16. 75
  17. EVENING(S)
  18. (FOUR-COURSE) DINNER
  19. 52
  20. GOLF CLUB
  21. A PLUS
  22. LECTURE
  23. B
  24. PINK SLIP
  25. DEPARTMENT(AL)
  26. INFORMATION DESK
  27. 25p/pence
  28. SUMMARIZE/SUMMARISE
  29. ESSAY PLAN(S)
  30. (GIVE) FEEDBACK
  31. AUSTRALIA
  32. FLIGHT SPEED/SPEED OF LIGHT
  33. LOOKING/SEARCHING FOR FOOD
  34. START/BEGIN TO FLY
  35. FULL ADULT SIZE/FULLY GROWN
  36. LEAVE THE NEST(S)
  37. DIE
  38. ATTACH (IDENTIFICATION/ID/ALUMINUM) RINGS
  39. NOTE (THE) SEX
  40. (GENERAL) HEALTH

About IELTS General Listening Practice Test for 2023 Aspirants

This latest IELTS Listening General Practice Test is exclusively for 2023 test candidates. This test belongs to the ‘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.

Here’s one Mock IELTS Listening Practice Test. TRY IT OUT!

All the best.

Rajit K.

Rajit is the co-founder and an active blogger at 'CIC Talks'. He is best known for his rich expertise in IELTS & Canadian Immigration. Feel free to connect with him on Instagram & Twitter.

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