IELTS Listening Practice Test – 22

Last updated on November 30th, 2021 at 06:37 am

IELTS Listening practice test 2021 british council: This is the 22nd 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 telephone conversation by a man asking for language classes.

Section 2 is a conversation between an interviewer and an interviewee.

Section 3 is a discussion between two students and a university tutor.

Section 4 is a lecture on ‘Wetsuits’.

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 itself.

Not all place names are spelt out. For example, the underlined words are commonly used in English, so you should learn how to spell words like these: Mountain View Restaurant, Ocean Road, Bridge Town etc.

IELTS Listening practice test 2021 british council – SECTION 1

Audio – Section 1

Questions 1-4

Complete the schedule given below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Example: Globetrotters Language School

CLASS SCHEDULE

Chinese
🔘 Level: Advanced
🔘 Days: (1) ……………………… evenings

Japanese
🔘 Level: (2) ………………………
🔘 Days: Tuesday and Thursday mornings
🔘 Level: (3) ………………………
🔘 Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings

French
🔘 Level: Intermediate
🔘 Days: Friday (4) ………………………

Questions 5-8

Complete the information below.

Write NO MORE THAN ONE NUMBER for each answer.

TUITION INFORMATION
5) One week ➡️ $……………………….
6) Four weeks ➡️ $……………………….
7) Six weeks ➡️ $……………………….
8) Twelve weeks ➡️ $………………………

Questions 9 and 10

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

9) Students can register for a class by visiting ………………………. .

10) ………………………. is in charge of student registration.

IELTS Listening practice test 2021 british council- SECTION 2

Audio – Section 2

Questions 11-20

Choose the correct answers to the following questions.

Only ONE answer is possible in each question.

11) Which member or members of the speaker’s family have health problems?

A. The speaker

B. The speaker’s parents

C. The speaker’s father and younger sister

D. None of the speaker’s family does

12) Why didn’t the family go to Rotorua?

A. They couldn’t afford it

B. They wanted to go somewhere with friends

C. Because of the health problems

D. Because they wanted to go somewhere new

13) How did the speaker’s family first get to know about about the Waiwera spa?

A. From people they met in their hometown

B. From the internet

C. From people they met in Rotorua

D. From a travel agent

Questions 14-16

Complete the sentences using NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR NUMBERS.

14) Altogether, the number of people in the speaker’s holiday group was …………………….

15) One of the children from the other family was a ……………………. than the speaker.

16) Before leaving, the speaker and his family got information from the Internet and a …………………….

Questions 17-20

Answer the following questions using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

17. What did the speaker especially like about the holiday?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………………………

18. Where were the children most of the time?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………………………

19. How does the speaker describe the people at the resort?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………………………

20. Which activities didn’t the speaker participate in, even though those activities were available?

Ans. ……………………………………………………………………………

IELTS Listening practice test 2021 british council- SECTION 3

Audio – Section 3

Questions 21-22

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Research details:

Title of project: (21) ………………………………………..

Focus of project: entertainment away from (22) ………………………………………..

Questions 23-26

Circle the correct letters, A-C

23) Which chart shows the percentage of cinema seats provided by the different cinema houses?

IELTS Listening practice test 2021 british council

24) Which graph shows the relative popularity of different cinemas?

IELTS Listening practice test 2021 british council- TEST 30

25) What did Rosie and Mike realise about the two theatres?

A. The prices were very similar

B. They were equally popular

C. They offered the same facilities

26) Which graph shows comparative attendance for cinema and theatre?

IELTS Listening practice test 2021 british council- TEST 22

Questions 27-30

Complete the chart about the different music clubs below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS or use ONE of the symbols to answer.

❎ POOR ✅ OK ✅✅ EXCELLENT
ClubType of musicQuality of venue
The Blues ClubBlues(27) …………………….
The Sansue(28) …………………….✅✅
Pier HotelFolk(29) …………………….
Baldrock caféRock(30) …………………….

IELTS Listening practice test 2021 british council- SECTION 4

Audio – Section 4

Questions 31-35

Choose the correct letter – A, B or C

WETSUITS

31) The speaker thinks all designers must overcome difficulties with …

A. material and production

B. rapid technological change

C. material and labour costs

32) The main problem with early wetsuits was that they …

A. were only available in France

B. tore easily

C. were made from synthetic materials

33) The nitrogen gas inside neoprene conducts heat …

A. poorly

B. as well as a liquid

C. well

34) The speaker thinks who invented the wetsuit?

A. Bradner

B. the Meistrell brothers

C. it is unimportant who

35) The speaker suggests wetsuits sold well because …

A. people had more leisure time for sport after 1945

B. the O’Neil company had an effective marketing strategy

C. diving and surfing were popular in the US in the 1950s

Questions 36-40

Write ONE WORD for each answer.

☑️ Most wetsuits are made of two materials: neoprene for (36) …………………….. ; and lycra for backing.

☑️ By the early 1980s, (37) …………………….. stitching was being used to sew sections of wetsuit together without the neoprene inside being touched.

☑️ The lecturer believes designers should develop products that are distinctive yet (38) …………………….. to a large number of people.

☑️ Since wetsuits increase warmth and buoyancy, swimmers who wear them break more (39) ……………………..

☑️ These days, wetsuits are only allowed in (40) …………………….. swimming events.


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  1. WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY
  2. INTERMEDIATE
  3. BEGINNING
  4. MORNINGS
  5. $125
  6. $410
  7. #575
  8. $1,050
  9. THE SCHOOL OFFICE
  10. MR. LINDSAY
  11. C
  12. D
  13. C
  14. NINE/9
  15. YEAR OLDER
  16. TRAVEL AGENCY
  17. (THE) ACCOMMODATION/HOTEL
  18. (IN/THE/SOME) PLAY AREAS
  19. GENTLE, WARM, HELPFUL
  20. BASKETBALL AND VOLLEYBALL
  21. OUT AND ABOUT
  22. (THE) UNIVERSITY/CAMPUS
  23. B
  24. C
  25. B
  26. A
  27. SOUTH AMERICAN
  28. ✅✅
  29. A
  30. B
  31. A
  32. C
  33. A
  34. INSULATION
  35. BLIND
  36. AFFORDABLE
  37. RECORDS
  38. LONG-DISTANCE
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About this test

IELTS Listening practice test 2021 british council- TEST 22  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 22nd test of our ‘LISTENING 200+ Practice Test Series🎧’ useful. If you need PDF copy & official transcript of this test, write your Email ID in the comment section below.

All the best !!!

Rajit

Rajit Kaushal is the co-founder and an active blogger at 'CIC Talks'. He is best known for his rich expertise in IELTS & Canadian Immigration🇨🇦. You can reach out to him at Instagram & Twitter.

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