IELTS Listening Practice Test – 34

IELTS Listening general practice test: This is the 34th 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 man running a transport hire company talking to a woman who wants to hire a vehicle.

Section 2 is a man talking to a group of people who are looking around a community garden.

Section 3 is a discussion between two technology students on the joint presentation about the benefits of playing video games.

Section 4 is an anthropology student giving a talk on Tradional Polynesian Navigation.

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 questions are in the same order as the information in the passage. Moreover, two or more questions following each other may have the same answer.

IELTS Listening general practice test- SECTION 1

Audio – Section 1

Questions 1-10

Complete the notes below.

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

ISLAND TRANSPORT

VehiclesCostComments
Motor scooter(1) $……………………….. per day☑️ fun to ride
☑️ they provide helmets and (2) ………………………..
☑️ don’t ride on (3) ……………………….. Road
Economy car$87.80 per day☑️ four doors, five passengers
☑️ can drive on all the roads and to (4) ……………………….. for a swim
☑️ no (5) ……………………….. in the Economy car
E-Bike(6) $……………………….. per day☑️ battery is not very (7) ………………………..
☑️ a quality bike with two good (8) ………………………..
☑️ a map and (9) ……………………….. are provided
☑️ no (10) ……………………….. is needed

IELTS Listening general practice test- SECTION 2

Audio – Section 2

Questions 11-15

Choose the correct letter – A, B or C.

THE COMMUNITY GARDEN

11) What was recently discovered at this site?

A. a written text about the area

B. various tools used for farming

C. some drawings showing the garden

12) This location is good for gardening because …

A. the weather is warm.

B. there is enough water.

C. it is protected from the wind.

13) In 1860, what was built on this site?

A. a medical centre

B. a type of factory

C. a base for soldiers

14) Today, the fruit and vegetables from the gardens are …

A. sold to businesses in the area.

B. given to certain local people.

C. used by those who work in the garden.

15) The local college now uses the gardens …

A. as a location for scientific research.

B. for educating the wider community.

C. to teach its students gardening skills.

Questions 16-20

Label the map below.

Write the correct letter, A-H, next to questions 16-20.

THE COMMUNITY GARDEN

IELTS Listening general practice test- TEST 34.
16) worm farms ➡️………………………
17) seed store ➡️………………………
18) machinery shed ➡️ ………………………
19) compost heaps ➡️………………………
20) drying room ➡️………………………

IELTS Listening general practice test- SECTION 3

Audio – Section 3

Questions 21-25

Write the correct letter – A, B or C, next to questions 21-25.

THE BENEFITS OF PLAYING VIDEO GAMES

21) According to Alya and Jason, Dr Franklin showed that video games have …

A. been used in therapy for a long time.

B. only a limited number of users in therapy.

C. been accepted by most doctors working in therapy.

22) According to the students, what is the biggest advantage of games in therapy?

A. Some injuries occur less frequently.

B. Costs are lower than other treatments.

C. Patients work harder at their recovery.

23) When discussing the Singapore study, the students disagree about …

A. the purpose of the research.

B. the methodology used in the research.

C. the conclusions reached by the researchers.

24) What impresses the students about the anxiety research?

A. the variety of games that were used

B. results were confirmed in another study

C. both patients and their families benefitted

25) The students agree that the Rhode Island research …

A. provided reliable evidence.

B. has received widespread publicity.

C. has been criticised by some academics.

Questions 26-30

What opinion do the students express about each research study?

Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to questions 26-30.

OPINIONS

A. the finding may disappoint some businesses
B. the finding contradicts other research
C. the finding is relevant in particular countries
D. the finding is not believable
E. the finding is supported by various studies
F. the finding is not a surprise
G. the finding will become increasingly important
26) surgeon study ➡️……………………
27) vision study ➡️……………………
28) sport study ➡️……………………
29) ageing study ➡️……………………
30) career study ➡️……………………

IELTS Listening general practice test- SECTION 4

Audio – Section 4

Questions 31-40

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

TRADITIONAL POLYNESIAN NAVIGATION
Introduction
☑️ the islands of Polynesia are in the Pacific Ocean
☑️ the Polynesian people originally migrated from (31) …………………… to the Pacific islands
☑️ European explorers were impressed that Polynesian canoes were (32) …………………… than European ships

Equipment on ocean-going canoes
☑️ paddles were used for (33) ……………………
☑️ sails were made from the pandanus plant
☑️ warm clothes were made from the (34) …………………… of the paper mulberry tree

How Polynesians navigated at sea
☑️ they did not have the magnetic compass
☑️ they remembered where stars rose and set by making up detailed (35) ……………………
☑️ when it was cloudy, they found the direction by using (36) ……………………

Finding new islands
☑️ they could identify certain (37) …………………… that only live near land
☑️ close to land, they could read changes in the sea’s (38) ……………………

Recent history
☑️ the canoe Hokule’a sailed from Hawaii to Tahiti in 1976 without (39) ……………………
☑️ now replica traditional canoes have sailed across the Pacific and around the world
☑️ as well as sailing, these voyages have created fresh interest in Polynesian culture, music and (40) ……………………

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  1. 49.99
  2. GLOVES
  3. BATTENBERG
  4. GREEN BAY
  5. AIR CONDITIONING
  6. 52.20
  7. HEAVY
  8. BRAKES
  9. LOCK
  10. LICENSE
  11. B
  12. B
  13. A
  14. B
  15. C
  16. F
  17. C
  18. G
  19. E
  20. A
  21. A
  22. C
  23. B
  24. C
  25. A
  26. F
  27. B
  28. D
  29. G
  30. E
  31. ASIA
  32. FASTER
  33. STEERING
  34. BARK
  35. SONGS
  36. WAVES
  37. BIRDS
  38. COLOUR/COLOR
  39. INSTRUMENTS
  40. LANGUAGE(S)
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About this test

IELTS Listening general practice test- TEST 34 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.

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