IELTS Listening Practice Test – 21

IELTS Listening practice test 2021 free online: This is the 21st 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 about a car insurance claim.

Section 2 is a speech given to new employees at a museum.

Section 3 is a conversation about Tea between an expert and a reporter.

Section 4 is a part of a lecture about Architecture.

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.

The words or numbers you need are on the recording. Do not rephrase or change the form of the words on the recording.


IELTS Listening practice test 2021 free online- SECTION 1

Audio – Section 1

Questions 1-5

Choose the correct answer between A, B or C.

Write your answers in boxes 1-5 on your answer sheet.

1) What is the caller’s surname?

A. Fleischer

B. Fischer

C. Bennett

2) The caller says the correct colour of his car is …

A. Sky blue

B. Light green

C. White

3) What time does the caller say he went to collect his car?

A. 9:30 p.m

B. 8:00 p.m

C. 8:30 p.m

4) Where does the caller usually store the front panel of his radio?

A. In his pocket

B. The hospital

C. In the glove compartment

5) What does the advisor say she will send through the mail to the caller?

A. A radio

B. Some CD’s

C. Some forms

Questions 6-10

Complete the notes below.

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

Write your answers in boxes 6-10 on your answer sheet.

INSURANCE CLAIM REPORT
🔘 CUSTOMER FIRST NAME: Bennett
🔘 POLICY NUMBER: (6) ……………………..
🔘 TYPE OF CLAIM: Stolen (7) ……………………..
🔘 PLACE WHERE OFFENCE WAS REPORTED: York (8) …………………….. Station
🔘 CUSTOMER AWARE OF THE DANGER: No
🔘 OTHER ITEMS STOLEN: Car radio, CD’s and an old (9) ……………………..
🔘 DOCUMENTS REQUESTED TO SUPPORT CLAIM: Police report and (10) ……………………..

IELTS Listening practice test 2021 free online- SECTION 2

Audio – Section 2

Questions 11-13

Complete the sentences below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 11-13 on your answer sheet.

11) There are two entrances to the ………………………

12) The first section you enter when leaving the staffroom is the ………………………

13) The ……………………… pass through the dungeons as a group.

Questions 14-18

Complete the labels on the map.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 14-18 on your answer sheet.

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Questions 19-20

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Write your answers in boxes 19-20 on your answer sheet.

What are the TWO things the speaker suggests the employees should do to help visitors?

A. help to carry their bags

B. guide them if they have gone the wrong way

C. talk to them in a strange accent

D. scare them so they have a more authentic experience

E. answers any questions they might have

IELTS Listening practice test 2021 free online- SECTION 3

Audio – Section 3

Questions 21-24

Write your answers in boxes 21-24 on your answer sheet.

Which FOUR features below are mentioned by the woman as characteristic of pu-erh tea?

Choose FOUR letters, A-H

A. Pu-erh is a dark tea

B. The tea leaves are picked and sorted by machines

C. It comes from a region of Southern China called Yunnan

D. It undergoes a period of aging in the open air

E. It is a white tea

F. Pu-erh tea is expensive

G. The taste is very bitter

H. The tea is sold in tea bags

Questions 25-26

Choose the correct answers – A, B or C.

Write your answers in boxes 25-26 on your answer sheet.

25) What is the likely job of the man?

A. A journalist

B. A tea farmer

C. An artist

26) Why does the woman dislike teabags?

A. She is allergoc to them

B. They smell strange

C. Because the tea is trapped and cannot move freely

Questions 27-30

Complete the sentences below.

Write ONE WORD for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 27-30 on your answer sheet.

27) Tea must be brewed in the ……………. way to fully experience it.

28) The effect of ……………. on the taste of pu-erh is similar to that of wine.

29) Pu-erh tea leaves are gathered into big piles by the …………….

30) Tea meditation involves focusing on two things: ……………. and body

IELTS Listening practice test 2021 free online- SECTION 4

Audio – Section 4

Questions 31-36

Complete the flow-chart below.

Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 31-36 on your answer sheet.

William the Conquerer defeated the (31) …………………… army in 1066.
The words beef, hour, fruit and (32) …………………… all entered the English language from French.
Gothic (33) …………………… architecture also arrived in England from France.
Construction of Wells Cathedral started in (34) …………………… .
It was (35) …………………… in 1490.
Wells Cathedral is one of twenty-six cathedrals in England. This (36) …………………… is called the medieval cathedrals of England.

Questions 37-40

Complete the table below.

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

Write your answers in boxes 37-40 on your answer sheet.

Architectural InformationDesign Notes
Cathedral name ➡️ Wells
Style ➡️ (37) …………………
The cathedral’s lancet windows have no tracery
Construction began ➡️ 1175
Construction completed ➡️ 1490
West front of the cathedral is celebrated for its life-sized (39) ……………………
Nave height ➡️ 20 metres
Length ➡️ (38) ……………………
In the past the sculptures and decorative carvings would have been (40) …………………… and gilded.

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  1. B
  2. B
  3. A
  4. C
  5. C
  6. G34C245
  7. CAR
  8. POLICE
  9. JACKET
  10. REGISTRATION DETAILS
  11. STAFFROOM
  12. MUSEUM
  13. VISITORS
  14. STAFFROOM
  15. STEPS
  16. STAFF TOILETS
  17. MUSEUM
  18. PHOTO BOOTH
  19. B
  20. E
  21. A
  22. C
  23. D
  24. F
  25. A
  26. C
  27. CORRECT
  28. AGING
  29. FARMERS
  30. MIND
  31. ENGLISH
  32. CITY
  33. STYLE
  34. 1175
  35. COMPLETED
  36. GROUP
  37. GOTHIC
  38. 126 METRES
  39. SCULPTURES
  40. PAINTED [/bg_collapse]

About this test

IELTS Listening practice test 2021 free online- TEST 21 belongs to ‘Moderate’ category. So, if you are scoring 32+/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 21st 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

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