IELTS Listening Practice Test – 18

IELTS Listening practice test 2021 with answers: This is the 18th 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 customer and an employee of an airline company.

Section 2 is a conversation between a radio presenter and an author.

Section 3 is a conversation between three students who are preparing a presentation.

Section 4 is a lecture about English language.

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.

IELTS Listening practice test pdf with answers - TEST 25

Practice listening for numbers with TV or radio news reports in English. Weather reports, business & science stories also include different types of numbers, so they are good for listening practice.


IELTS Listening practice test 2021 with answers

SECTION 1

Audio – Section 1

Questions 1-6

Complete the form below.

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

EXPENSES CLAIM INFORMATION – GB AIRLINES

Customer Name:Mr. (1) ………………………..
Date of Departure:(2) ……………………….. 2016
Flight Number:GB1011
Flight:From (3) ……………………….. to London Heathrow, U.K
Departure Time:(4) ……………………….. p.m.
Expenses Claimed:(5) ……………………….. Hotel, 73 Euros
Taxis:(6) ………………………..

Questions 7-10

Complete the sentences below.

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

7) The customer had the ……………………….. option for his previous flight.

8) There are three meal options without meat: vegetarian, vegan, and ………………………..

9) The vegan option doesn’t contain any ……………………….., eggs, fowl, or honey.

10) The meal option for the customer’s flight to Kiev must be changed ……………………….. before the departure time.

SECTION 2

Audio – Section 2

Questions 11-14

Choose FOUR correct letters between A-G.

What FOUR things does she say new writers need to make sure they have before they self-publish?

A. an impeccably edited novel
B. another finished novel
C. a budget
D. a solid marketing plan
E. a new novel in progress
F. a lot of money on the side
G. a good understanding of grammer

Questions 15-17

Choose the correct letter – A, B or C

Write your answers in boxes 15-17 on your answer sheet.

15) Patricia Abaddon’s first novel …

A. was a commercial success

B. had mediocre sales

C. performed terribly

16) For the first year after his novel’s publication, Patricia Abaddon …

A. avoided checking how many copies he sold

B. was depressed about the results

C. was relatively happy with how the novel was doing

17) Patricia Abaddon subscribed to writing magazines because …

A. She wanted to find out about writing competitions

B. It was a good way to build a fan base

C. She wanted to read advice from professionals

Questions 18-20

18) Patricia Abaddon published her second novel under a …………………… because she didn’t want her readers to know about her first novel.

19) Patricia Abaddon used her website and her pages on …………………… to promote her second novel.

20) By the time her second novel was out, Patricia Abaddon wanted her third novel to be ……………………

SECTION 3

Audio – Section 3

Question 21

Which graph shows what students reported feeling after a year at school?

Questions 22-25

Which student will present which information?

A. Gale
B. Lindsay
C. Kevin

Write the correct letter – A, B or C in boxes 22-25 on your answer sheet.

22) the research focus ➡️ ……………….

23) the focus group of research ➡️ ……………….

24) how the students acquired access to the focus group ➡️ ……………….

25) the structure of the survey used in the research ➡️ ……………….

Questions 26-30

Complete the sentences below.

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

26) The number of males and females participating in the study was ……………….

27) ………………. percent of the participants came from Europe.

28) The vast majority of the participants were 20 or 21 years old, and only ………………. percent were 19.

29) Most participants reported missing home and/or suffering from ………………. at the start of their course.

30) The students examined the ………………. of the previous two years to ensure the numbers in their research were as accurate as possible.

SECTION 4

Audio – Section 4

Questions 31-37

Answer the questions below.

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

31) How many English speakers are there around the world today?

Ans. ………………………………………………………………..

32) Aside from French, which other language does the speaker say was more widely spoken than English in the 19th century?

Ans. ………………………………………………………………..

33) Who does the speaker believe will determine the future of English?

Ans. ………………………………………………………………..

34) What is the alternative name for English pidgin and creole languages?

Ans. ………………………………………………………………..

35) What does “longi” mean?

Ans. ………………………………………………………………..

36) According to the speaker, which language has a history very similar to English?

Ans. ………………………………………………………………..

37) What kind of languages are Spanish, French and Italian?

Ans. ………………………………………………………………..

Questions 38-40

Choose the correct letter – A, B or C

Write your answers in boxes 38-40 on your answer sheet.

38) The speaker says that Jamaican and South African English …

A. are very traditional languages

B. have greatly influenced the English language

C. were created very recently

39) According to the second theory mentioned by the speaker, English …

A. might lose some of its more complex features in a global market

B. might become even more complicated than it is now

C. might be called ‘Globish’

40) English is a unique language because …

A. it has the largest number of speakers in the world

B. it hasn’t changed much throughout human history

C. it’s spoken by a larger number of non-natives than any other language


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  1. JOHN SPARROW
  2. 24TH JANUARY
  3. ATHENS, GREECE
  4. 9.45
  5. HYPNOS
  6. 95 EUROS
  7. LIGHT MEAL
  8. ASIAN VEGETARIAN
  9. DAIRY PRODUCTS
  10. 24 HOURS
  11. A
  12. C
  13. D
  14. E
  15. C
  16. B
  17. C
  18. DIFFERENT NAME
  19. SOCIAL MEDIA
  20. READY FOR EDITING
  21. A
  22. B
  23. C
  24. A
  25. B
  26. ALMOST EQUAL
  27. 17.97
  28. 5
  29. MILD DEPRESSION
  30. DROP-OUT RATE
  31. 2.1 BILLION
  32. GERMAN
  33. NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS
  34. ENGLISHES
  35. TROUSERS
  36. LATIN
  37. ROMANCE (LANGUAGES)
  38. B
  39. A
  40. C
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About IELTS Listening practice test 2021 with answers [TEST 18]

This IELTS Listening practice test 2021 with answers falls under ‘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 18th test of our ‘LISTENING 200+ Practice Test Series🎧’ useful. If you need PDF copy & official transcript of this test, please write down your Email ID in the comment section below.

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