IELTS Listening Practice Test – 41

Last updated on November 30th, 2021 at 09:04 am

IELTS Listening general practice test computer based: This is the 41st 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 woman regarding university admissions.

Section 2 is a recorded conversation in the radio programme on Indian youth.

Section 3 is a discussion about writing dissertations.

Section 4 is a monologue on the process of recycling.

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.

IELTS Listening general practice test computer based-TEST 49 .

A lot of information given in the conversations and lectures is not tested. Try to listen only for answers to the questions.

IELTS Listening general practice test computer based-SECTION 1

Audio – Section 1

Questions 1-4

Choose the correct answer – A, B, C or D.

1) How did the student get the university prospectus?

A. From the woman

B. From the internet

C. From a friend

D. During a visit to the university

2) What is the A-level requirement for the course?

A. BBB

B. BBC

C. BCC

D. There is no clear requirement

3) What A-levels is the student taking?

A. He doesn’t say

B. He hasn’t started his A-levels yet

C. Politics, a language and another subject

D. Economics, Geography and History

4) Who can use the language lab?

A. Only students who have chosen to study a language.

B. Only students who are preparing for work abroad.

C. Students who have chosen one of the five languages offered on the course.

D. Any student

Questions 5-7

Answer the following questions using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS/NUMBERS for each answer.

5) Who decides the country in which the student will work in year three?

Ans. …………………………………………………….

6) How many students went to work in either Singapore or Brunei this year?

Ans. …………………………………………………….

7) What is the advantage of translating or checking translations?

Ans. …………………………………………………….

Questions 8-10

Complete the following sentences using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each blank.

☑️ The women points out that the student can teach English and (8) ……………………… together.
☑️ First year students can study a language or do a project, but are (9) ……………………… on one.
☑️ There are no department (10) ……………………… for first year students.

IELTS Listening general practice test computer based-SECTION 2

Audio – Section 2

Questions 11-15

Answer the following questions using NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

11) According to Mr. Singh, on which thing do many people make superficial observations?

Ans. …………………………………………………….

12) According to Mr. Singh, how quickly do cultures change?

Ans. …………………………………………………….

13) How many children does Mr. Singh have?

Ans. …………………………………………………….

14) According to Mr. Singh, what are young Indians not concerned about?

Ans. …………………………………………………….

15) According to Mr. Singh, what great advantage do young Indians have?

Ans. …………………………………………………….

Questions 16-20

Complete the following sentences using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each blank.

☑️ According to Mr. Singh, the biggest problem for young Indians is their parents (16) ……………………. them too much at school.

☑️ (17) ……………………. is becoming more widely available to people in India.

☑️ Mr. Singh believes that the best way to be successful is to be (18) ……………………. .

☑️ Mr. Singh believes Western methods plus the (19) ……………………. are an excellent mix.

☑️ Mr. Singh says his generation could only dream, but the new one can (20) ……………………. too.

IELTS Listening general practice test computer based-SECTION 3

Audio – Section 3

Questions 21-25

Complete the following statements using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR NUMBERS for each answer.

21) The deadline for handing in dissertations is ➡️……………………………
22) The word count should exclude ➡️……………………………
23) The dissertation topic must be approved by ➡️……………………………
24) The research should take ➡️……………………………
25) The students probably spend the second half of April doing ➡️……………………………

Questions 26-30

Complete the following statements using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each blank.

26) The professor recommends referring to ……………………. dissertations.

27) The students already have a printed ……………………. to help them with their dissertations.

28) Helen Trailforth’s book is named ……………………. .

29) The library has a ……………………. for getting books back from other students if you need them.

30) The professor says that questionnaires may not get interviewees real ……………………. .

IELTS Listening general practice test computer based-SECTION 4

Audio – Section 4

Questions 31-34

Complete the notes using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each blank.

Lack of preparation can lead to contamination, e.g. forgetting to remove (31) ……………………. or including the (32) ……………………. of material. The (33) ……………………. at the processing facility removes contaminants, but processors may refuse (34) ……………………. materials.

Questions 35-37

Complete the following sentences using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each blank.

MRF is short for ➡️ (35) ………………………………….
At the MRF, trucks are ➡️(36) ………………………………….
Trucks leave the materials on the ➡️(37) ………………………………….

Questions 38-40

Answer the following questions using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

38) What are the two types of sorting?

Ans. ……………………………………………..

39) What closes the recycling loop?

Ans. ……………………………………………..

40) What is the current recycling rate?

Ans. ……………………………………………..


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  1. B
  2. C
  3. D
  4. D
  5. (THE) STUDENT
  6. NONE/0
  7. (QUITE) WELL PAID/(THE) PAY
  8. DO AID WORK
  9. (ONLY) ASSESSED
  10. SCHOLARSHIPS
  11. ROCK MUSIC
  12. VERY SLOWLY
  13. TWO/2
  14. POLITICS
  15. MOBILITY
  16. PUSH/ARE PUSHING
  17. EDUCATION
  18. CREATIVE
  19. INDIAN VALUE SYSTEM
  20. ACHIEVE
  21. 28TH MAY
  22. CONTENTS, REFERENCES, BIBLIOGRAPHY
  23. (YOUR) PERSONAL TUTOR
  24. 8-10 WEEKS
  25. (EXTRA) RESEARCH
  26. OTHER/PREVIOUS STUDENTS
  27. RESEARCH GUIDE
  28. DISSERTATION RESEARCH TECHNIQUES
  29. RECALL SYSTEM
  30. FEELINGS AND OPINIONS
  31. CONTAINER LIDS
  32. WRONG TYPE
  33. SORTING PROCESS
  34. HEAVILY CONTAMINATED
  35. MATERIAL RECOVERY FACILITY
  36. WEIGHED
  37. TIPPING FLOOR
  38. MANUAL (AND) AUTOMATIC
  39. BUYING RECYCLED PRODUCTS
  40. 33.9%
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About this test

IELTS Listening general practice test computer based- TEST 41 falls under ‘Easy’ category. So, if you are scoring 36+/40 in this practice test you are highly likely to score band 7 and above in the real exam setting.

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