IELTS Listening Practice Test – 36

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

IELTS Listening general practice test pdf with answers: This is the 36th 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 man who works at Tourist Information Office and a woman who wants to know about tours.

Section 2 is a guide talking to a group of people visiting Willford Living Museum.

Section 3 is a discussion between two commerce students on the importance of Marketing Research in business.

Section 4 is a Biology student talking about water and how much people need to drink each day.

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.

Take notes in your question booklet as you listen. You can circle possible options and choose the most appropriate answer later when you transfer your answers to the answer sheet.

IELTS Listening general practice test pdf with answers- SECTION 1

Audio – Section 1

Questions 1-10

Complete the table below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

KINGSTON TOURS

Name of tourPriceMain activitiesOther information
Cave Explorers$93🔘 go in a small (1) ………………. to the other side of the lake
🔘 explore the caves
🔘 minimum age of (2) ………………. years
Silver Fjord$220🔘 travel by (3) ………………. to the fjord
🔘 at Easten go for a (4) ……………….
🔘 cruise on the fjord
🔘 see mountains and a large (5) ……………….
🔘 eat a barbecue lunch
🔘 see marine life such as seals and (6) ……………….
High Country$105🔘 visit a historic home
🔘 lunch is in the (7) ……………….
🔘 in the afternoon visit a (8) ……………….
🔘 this tour has excellent reviews
Zipline$75🔘 travel on a zipline above an old (9) ……………….🔘 reach speeds of (10) ………………. miles per hour

IELTS Listening general practice test pdf with answers- SECTION 2

Audio – Section 2

Questions 11-15

Choose the correct letter – A, B or C.

WILLFORD LIVING MUSEUM

11) In the early 1800’s most land in Willford was …

A. occupied by houses

B. used for farming

C. covered in trees

12) What happened in 1830 in Willford?

A. Ships started to be built nearby.

B. The first trains arrived in the town.

C. Valuable substances were found underground.

13) By the 1870’s Willford was most famous for making …

A. various metal objects.

B. all types of clothing.

C. plates and cups.

14) What does the guide say about visitors to the museum these days?

A. 900 visitors enter on a typical day.

B. 7,600 visitors arrive every week.

C. 300,000 visitors come each year.

15) The museum is also sometimes used …

A. as a location for filming.

B. for business conferences.

C. by people getting married.

Questions 16-20

Label the map below.

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

IELTS Listening general practice test pdf with answers- TEST 44.
16) Old bakery ➡️………………………..
17) Doctor’s surgery ➡️………………………..
18) Cooper’s cottage ➡️………………………..
19) Stables ➡️………………………..
20) Old school ➡️………………………..

IELTS Listening general practice test pdf with answers- SECTION 3

Audio – Section 3

Questions 21-22

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

According to the students, what are the TWO most important benefits of market research?

A. Selecting the best advertising
B. Reducing the levels of risks
C. Building confidence among employees
D. Saving money in the long run
E. Identifying new opportunities

Questions 23-24

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which do the students agree are TWO valid criticisms of market research?

A. It does not reveal any new information.
B. Its benefits are hard to measure.
C. It takes too much time to carry out.
D. It makes use of too much specialist language.
E. Its findings are sometimes wrong.

Questions 25-26

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

The students are surprised by the success of which TWO sources of information?

A. face-to-face communication
B. official government statistics
C. the media and social media
D. online surveys of public opinion
E. filming customers as they shop

Questions 27-30

Complete the flow-chart below.

Choose FOUR answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-F, next to questions 27-30.

A. written records
B. online studies
C. specific questions
D. individual responsibility
E. proper planning
F. regular meetings

MARKETING RESEARCH USING A BUSINESS’s OWN RESOURCES

Begin with staff education to maximise the chances of success.
Give staff examples of (27) ……………………. that will be helpful every day.
The BQR Group says that staff should make use of (28) ……………………. each week.
Having (29) ……………………. is motivating for staff, according to Business Guide.
Provide detailed feedback about any changes that you decide to make.
Allow staff to have (30) ……………………. to ensure continued participation.

IELTS Listening general practice test pdf with answers- SECTION 4

Audio – Section 4

Questions 31-37

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

DRINKING WATER
Introduction
🔘 Drinking water is essential for human life.
🔘 The ‘8 glasses a day’ rule is a myth, except for the (31) ……………………. .

Some effects of water on the body
🔘 Drinking before (32) ……………………. may assist weight loss.
🔘 Dr Amaldi’s study shows that water speeds up (33) ……………………. .
🔘 A US research study showed that dehydrated bodies cannot control (34) ……………………. so well.
🔘 There is no evidence that drinking water results in better (35) ……………………. .

The brain
🔘 Women who drank lots of water had fewer (36) ……………………. .
🔘 Men suffered more (37) ……………………. with insufficient water.

Questions 38-40

Complete the summary below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Drinking too much water is not a common problem. Australian research has shown that people have difficulty (38) ……………………. when they have drunk enough. But occasionally people have become sick from too much water, particularly groups of (39) ……………………. This may be because they have high levels of (40) ……………………. in their blood. The best advice is to drink when you are thirsty.

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  1. TRAIN
  2. 5/FIVE
  3. COACH/BUS
  4. WALK
  5. WATERFALL
  6. WHALES
  7. GARDEN
  8. FARM
  9. FOREST
  10. 43
  11. B
  12. C
  13. A
  14. C
  15. A
  16. C
  17. F
  18. A
  19. H
  20. E
  21. B/D (in any order)
  22. B/D (in any order)
  23. D/E (in any order)
  24. D/E (in any order)
  25. A/C (in any order)
  26. A/C (in any order)
  27. C
  28. A
  29. F
  30. D
  31. ELDERLY/OLD
  32. MEALS/FOOD/EATING
  33. DIGESTION
  34. TEMPERATURE
  35. SKIN/COMPLEXION
  36. HEADACHES
  37. ANXIETY
  38. SWALLOWING
  39. ATHLETES
  40. SALT/SODIUM
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About this test

IELTS Listening general practice test- TEST 36 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 36th 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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All the best !!!

Katherine

Katherine White is a professional IELTS trainer with more than 8 years of teaching experience. You can reach out to her at help@cictalks.com.

2 thoughts on “IELTS Listening Practice Test – 36

  • 03/07/2022 at 3:31 AM
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    I need file PDF and transcript, please. Thank you very much!

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  • 03/07/2022 at 4:50 AM
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    I need PDF copy & official transcript of this test. Thank you

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