IELTS Listening Practice Test – 42

IELTS Listening general practice test pdf download: This is the 42nd 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 who wants to join the library and a librarian.

Section 2 is a monologue on extending leave to remain in the United Kingdom.

Section 3 is an interview talk between an applicant and an interviewer.

Section 4 is a lecture on the geography of the United Kingdom.

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.

When you write a word in a blank, you must spell the word correctly. It doesn’t matter if you use British or American spelling. It must be spelled correctly or you will get a lower score.

IELTS Listening general practice test pdf download- SECTION 1

Audio – Section 1

Questions 1-4

Complete the following information.

Surname ➡️(1) ………………………………
Given name ➡️Garba
Local address ➡️(2) ………………………………
Home address ➡️Lagos, Nigeria
Date of birth ➡️(3) ………………………………
Course ➡️(4) ………………………………

Questions 5-7

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

5) How many other UK universities have libraries open 24 hours?

Ans. …………………………………………

6) What size photocopies are available at the library?

Ans. …………………………………………

7) How many entries are there on the library database?

Ans. …………………………………………

Questions 8-10

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

☑️ It is not necessary to be (8) ………………….. on the lower floor of the library.
☑️ (9) ………………….. is on the upper floor of the library.
☑️ It is not always necessary to make an appointment to use the (10) ………………….. room.

IELTS Listening general practice test pdf download- SECTION 2

Audio – Section 2

Questions 11-13

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

11) Students on courses lasting over a year are usually given until ………………….. to leave the country.

12) You should send your application ………………….. before your permission expires.

13) Your application must only include ………………….. documents.

Questions 14-16

Decide which three things ALL applicants MUST send when extending their leave to remain?

Write the appropriate letters in boxes 14-16 in any order.

A. Your passport
B. Your children’s passports
C. Your Police Registration Certificate
D. A letter from your college or university saying that you are on a full-time course
E. Bank statements covering the past three months
F. A recent passport-sized photograph of yourself
G. Recent passport-sized photos of your children

Questions 17-20

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

17) Where can you download the FLRS application form?

Ans. …………………………………………

18) Which postal service should you use when sending your application?

Ans. …………………………………………

19) Which organization has a 24-hour emergency line?

Ans. …………………………………………

20) How long do people have to appeal a decision?

Ans. …………………………………………

IELTS Listening general practice test pdf download- SECTION 3

Audio – Section 3

Questions 21-25

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

☑️ The professor already knows something about Clare from her (21) …………………. .

☑️ The professor wants to ask Clare about her experience and (22) …………………. .

☑️ Clare studied (23) …………………. at university.

☑️ Clare felt she would be more (24) …………………. if she was further from her family.

☑️ Clare chose infrastructure as one of her (25) …………………. optional courses.

Questions 26-30

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

26) What did Clare want to concentrate on in her studies?

Ans. …………………………………………

27) During which time of the year did she work abroad?

Ans. …………………………………………

28) What didn’t she like in India?

Ans. …………………………………………

29) What did the workers have to remove to make the roads in Sierra Leone?

Ans. …………………………………………

30) What Masters’ course does Clare plan to take?

Ans. …………………………………………

IELTS Listening general practice test pdf download- SECTION 4

Audio – Section 4

Questions 31-35

Complete the information in the table using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

IELTS Listening general practice test pdf download

Questions 36-40

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

36) What kind of weather do many foreigners think Britain has?

Ans. …………………………………………

37) Which is the driest month in London?

Ans. …………………………………………

38) Which part of Britain tends to be drier?

Ans. …………………………………………

39) Where is snow usual in winter?

Ans. …………………………………………

40) When is the weather generally most variable?

Ans. …………………………………………


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  1. BUWAL
  2. 16 BRIDGEWAY ROAD
  3. 25TH MAY 1983
  4. M.SC. ENGINEERING
  5. ONE/1
  6. A4
  7. (ABOUT) HALF A MILLION
  8. SILENT
  9. BOOKS (AND) REPORTS
  10. VIDEO AND DVD
  11. 31ST OCTOBER
  12. ONE MONTH
  13. (THE) ORIGINAL
  14. A/D/F (in any order)
  15. A/D/F (in any order)
  16. A/D/F (in any order)
  17. HOME OFFICE WEBSITE
  18. RECORDED DELIVERY
  19. IMMIGRATION ADVISORY SERVICE
  20. (A) FEW DAYS
  21. APPLICATION FORM
  22. ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
  23. GEOGRAPHY
  24. INDEPENDENT
  25. THIRD YEAR
  26. HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
  27. (THE) SUMMER
  28. (THE) CLIMATE
  29. VEGETATION
  30. DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
  31. GREAT BRITAIN
  32. NORTH AND WEST
  33. LAKES
  34. COASTLINE
  35. FOOD PROCESSING
  36. RAIN (AND) FOG
  37. APRIL
  38. (THE) EAST
  39. (PARTS OF) SCOTLAND
  40. EARLY SPRING
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About this test

IELTS Listening general practice test pdf download- TEST 42 falls under ‘Easy-to-Moderate’ category. So, if you are scoring 34+/40 in this practice test you are highly likely to score band 7 and above in the real exam setting.

I hope you find this 42nd test of our online ‘LISTENING 200+🎧 Practice Test Series’ useful. For the PDF copy & official transcript of this test, write to us in the comment section below.

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