IELTS Listening Practice Test – 1

This is the 1st test of our LISTENING Practice Test Series’. All tests are based on real exam pattern and correspond to 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 by a woman who is applying for her driving license.
  • Section 2 is a training information talking to new staff at an airport.
  • Section 3 is a reporting by two science students on their project about Tasmanian devils.
  • Section 4 is a lecture about the results of a survey conducted on Yoga in Australia.

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.

Watch out for plurals in the answers. If the question requires a plural answer, a singular answer is incorrect. So avoid this crucial mistake.


SECTION 1

Audio – Section 1

Question 1-5

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

Name ➡️Example: Theresa Collins
Class of license ➡️(1) .…………………………………………….
Date of birth ➡️17 March 1994
Address ➡️(2) …………………………………………….Street, Bentley
Phone number ➡️(3) …………………………………………….
Identification ➡️(4) …………………………………………….
Payment method ➡️(5) …………………………………………….

Question 6-10

Choose the correct letter – A,B or C

6) In the road rules exam, you are allowed to make no more than …

A. one mistake

B. two mistakes

C. four mistakes

7) Someone who has a learner’s licence can only drive with a person …

A. having provisional license

B. having full license

C. who is an authorised driving teacher

8) The validity of provisional license is …

A. 9 months

B. 18 months

C. 6 months

9) The maximum speed limit for a person with learner’s license is …

A. 60 km/hr

B. 100 km/hr

C. 80 km/hr

10) During driving, a person is …

A. not allowed to use a cellphone

B. only allowed to use a cell phone if he is not holding it

C. allowed to send a message

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SECTION 2

Audio – Section 2

Question 11-15

What is mentioned about the following means of transport from the airport ?

A.  cheapest
B.  fastest
C.  most comfortable
D.  most environment friendly
E.  most popular
F.  most reliable
G.  safest

11) Trains – ……………………………..

12) Minibuses – ……………………….

13) Buses – ………………………………

14) Cars – ………………………………..

15) Taxis – ………………………………

Question 16-20

Label the floor plan given below.

Choose FIVE answers from the box given below and write down the correct letters, A-H, next to numbers 16-20 on the floor plan.

A.  cafe
B.  dress shop
C.  internet cafe
D.  news agency
E.  pharmacy
F.  smoking room
G.  toilets
H.  wine bar
IELTS Listening Practice Test 1

SECTION 3

Audio – Section 3

Question 21-26

21. The largest population of Tasmanian devils live in

A. coastal areas

B. drier forests

C. rain forests

22. An adult female Tasmanian devil can weigh up to …

A. 4.5 Kg

B. 09 Kg

C. 13 Kg

23. Tasmanian devils have …

A. shy nature

B. aggressive nature

C. friendly nature

24. In a year, an adult female Tasmanian devil usually raises …

A. one baby

B. three babies

C. twenty babies

25. Tasmanian devils become on their own when they are about …

A. 5 months old

B. 8 months old

C. 2 years old

26. Farmers …

A. are allowed to shoot them

B. are paid to kill them

C. are prohibited from killing them

Question 27-30

Choose FOUR answers given below from the box and write the correct letters, A-I

A.  bark
B.  bite
C.  clean
D.  dead
E.  fight
F.  friendly
G.  sick
H.  yawn
I.  young

Tasmanian devils live alone and walk slowly. They usually eat (27)……………………………..animals and are unaffected by the maladies of the animals they eat. They are generally (28) ………………………………They travel long distances and are popular for their strong appetite. To decide the order in which they eat, Tasmanian devils often (29).…………………………….., whereas when afraid, they (30)………………………………


SECTION 4

Audio – Section 4

Question 31-37

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

Framework of survey

31) Goals of survey: investigate type of people who perform yoga, its styles, frequency of practice, …………………………..for practice, benefits of yoga.

32) Conducted via internet due to the effectiveness and …………………………..

33) Respondents: 1/3 teachers, 2/3 students, …………………………..women.

Findings of survey

34) Uses of yoga: …………………………..and………………………….., meditation, spiritual path.

35) Less time spent on physical exercises due to increase in popularity of …………………………..

36) Reasons for doing yoga practice: health, fitness, ………………………….. treat physical problems.

37) Major motivation to keep doing yoga is …………………………..

Questions 38-40

38. A major cause of injuries when performing yoga is …

A. shoulder and headstand

B. students causing injuries to their own

C. teachers pushing students too much

39. A typical yoga instructor earns money from …

A. teaching yoga

B. massage therapy

C. nursing

40. The speaker concludes about yoga that …

A. teaching yoga does not earn much

B. yoga is relatively costly exercise

C. it has unproven benefits.


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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.

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