IELTS Listening Practice Test – 32

Last updated on November 30th, 2021 at 07:28 am

IELTS Listening online practice test: This is the 32nd 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 someone booking transport for a trip.

Section 2 is someone talking to a group of university students.

Section 3 is a discussion between some students and a tutor about eating disorders.

Section 4 is a lecture given by a man on ‘Nuclear Fusion’.

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.

In the questions where you have to complete notes, don’t leave any answers blank. Remember you don’t lose marks for a wrong answer, so make a guess even if you are not sure.

SECTION 1

Audio – Section 1

Questions 1 and 2

Complete the sentences below.

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

Example
The caller works as a teacher.
1) There will be ………………………….. passengers on the coach.

2) The students leave the school ………………………….. .

Questions 3-8

Complete the notes below.

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

Company Name ➡️Burnham Coaches
Name of Client ➡️ (3) …………………………..
Address ➡️ Down Language School
Down House
(4) ………………………….
Brighton
Contact number ➡️(5) ………………………….. to be contacted on 01273 512634
Pick-up time ➡️ (6) …………………………..
Return time ➡️(7) …………………………..
Purpose of Hire ➡️Visit to Stonehenge and (8) …………………………..

Questions 9 and 10

Answer the questions below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

9) What does the cost of hiring the coach include?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………………

10) Who does the customer have to speak to before confirming the booking?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………………

SECTION 2

Audio – Section 2

Questions 11 and 12

Choose the correct letter – A, B or C.

11) Sally Jackson is …

A. a university lecturer.

B. a university student.

C. a secretary at the university.

12) What does Sally say about bank accounts?

A. You are obliged to open a new one at the university.

B. The matter should be discussed with the Director of Studies.

C. Some students may not have to worry about opening one.

Questions 13-17

Complete the table below.

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

DayEventTimeNotes
Monday-FridayOrientation & Welfare10 amTour of campus sessions to develop (13) …………………….
Monday-FridayTour of Upton5 pmVisits to (14) ……………………. and Ghost walk
MondayAcademic Fair1 pmTalk to students and (15) …………………….
TuesdaySocieties Fair1 pmMore than (16) ……………………. societies and sports clubs
Wednesday(17) …………………….2-5 pmLots of bargains and free gifts

Questions 18-20

Choose THREE letters, A-F.

Which THREE statements are true about the entertainment programme?

A. Sally cannot reveal the name of the band for the first party.
B. Students can bring a guest to the opening party.
C. There will be a concert in the Cotswold Theatre on Monday.
D. There is an important event on Thursday.
E. There is no formal dress code for the Freshers’ Ball.
F. Students should check the notice board for changes to the announced programme.

SECTION 3

Audio – Section 3

Questions 21-23

Choose THREE letters, A-F.

Which THREE symptoms of compulsive eating disorder are mentioned?

A. overeating
B. excess weight
C. weight loss
D. constant hunger
E. depression
F. continuous eating

Questions 24-28

Complete the flow-chart below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

COMPULSIVE EATING DISORDER

Illness starts with (24) …………………………. .
Patient (25) …………………………. of food intake.
Patient begins to feel (26) …………………………. by behaviour.
Patient goes on (27) …………………………. .
Patient starts (28) …………………………. .

Questions 29 and 30

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

29) What disease can sufferers of compulsive eating disorder develop?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………………

30) Which organisation offers help to people suffering from compulsive eating disorder?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………………

SECTION 4

Audio – Section 4

Questions 31-33

Choose the correct letter – A, B or C.

31) What does the speaker say about the newspapers?

A. They never report developments in science accurately.

B. He became interested in his subject because of a newspaper report.

C. They only report developments in renewable energy technology.

32) What significant event took place in 1956?

A. Scientists discovered a new source of energy.

B. A new type of power station came into service.

C. Helium was first produced from hydrogen.

33) What does the speaker consider to be the main problem with nuclear fusion?

A. Irresponsible scientists make false claims on the subject.

B. It takes too long to produce the required reaction.

C. The reaction has not produced usable quantities of energy.

Questions 34 and 35

Complete the sentences below.

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

34) Temperatures of at least …………………………. degrees are needed for fusion to take place.

35) Creating the pressure required in a …………………………. is a major technological problem.

Questions 36-40

Complete the summary below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

In order for nuclear fusion to produce useful quantities of energy, isotopes of hydrogen must be brought together at extremely high temperatures and pressures. A number of (36) …………………………. will suspend the fuel so that it does not come into contact with the sides of the (37) ………………………….. Another one will raise the temperature of the fuel pellet to that required to start the (38) …………………………. Extra energy released in this process will be used to produce (39) …………………………. that can be used to generate electricity. It is believed that the amount of energy that can be produced from (40) …………………………. of fusion fuel is equivalent to that which can be produced from 10,000 tonnes of fossil fuel.

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  1. 34/THIRTY-FOUR
  2. ON MONDAY
  3. PAUL SCOTT
  4. HILL STREET
  5. (THE) SCHOOL SECRETARY
  6. 7.30
  7. 11 PM
  8. BATH
  9. TAX AND INSURANCE
  10. (THE) SCHOOL ACCOUNTANT
  11. B
  12. C
  13. STUDY SKILLS
  14. CASTLE AND MUSEUM
  15. ACADEMIC STAFF
  16. 150
  17. TRADE FAIR
  18. A/D/E (in any order)
  19. A/D/E (in any order)
  20. A/D/E (in any order)
  21. A/B/E (in any order)
  22. A/B/E (in any order)
  23. A/B/E (in any order)
  24. EATING SNACKS
  25. LOSES CONTROL
  26. EMBARRASSED
  27. EXTREME DIETS
  28. EATING AGAIN
  29. DIABETES
  30. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS
  31. B
  32. B
  33. C
  34. 100 MILLION
  35. FUSION REACTOR
  36. LASERS
  37. REACTOR
  38. (FUSION) REACTION
  39. STEAM
  40. 1 KG/KILOGRAM
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About this test

This test 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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