IELTS Listening Practice Test – 20

IELTS Listening practice test 2021 with answers download: This is the 20th 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 about booking venue for a private event.

Section 2 is a talk about the history of a Poetry Award.

Section 3 is a conversation between two students working on a presentation.

Section 4 is a biology lecture on Turbellaria.

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.

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Practice listening to dialogues, interviews, discussions etc. Try National Public Radio or BBC Radio, listening to these channels will give you a great practice in identifying speakers and content.


IELTS Listening practice test 2021 with answers download- SECTION 1

Audio – Section 1

Questions 1-10

Complete the form below.

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

Write your answers in boxes 1-10 on your answer sheet.

The George and Dragon – BOOKING FORM
DETAILS
☑️ Name: Carla (1) ……………………..
☑️ Phone Number: (2) ……………………..
☑️ Type of Event: Retirement party
☑️ Date: (3) ……………………..
☑️ Number of people: 16-17 (Please note that the upstairs room has a capacity of no more than (4) …………………….. people)

MENU
☑️ Seven (5) ……………………..
☑️ Two ham and cheese and two (6) ……………………..
☑️ (7) …………………….. platters
☑️ One Caesar and one (8) …………………….. salad

PRICE
☑️ Venue will be needed for a total of (9) …………………….. hours
☑️ Final price: (10) £……………..

IELTS Listening practice test 2021 with answers download- SECTION 2

Audio – Section 2

Questions 11-15

You are going to hear a speech given at a poetry award ceremony.

Complete the sentences below.

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

11) Antonia Watson’s parents instituted the Antonia Watson Memorial Poetry Award in ………………..

12) The Antonia Watson Memorial Poetry Award’s second prize is £………………..

13) Thomas is one of Antonia Watson’s ………………..

14) The name of the first poem Antonia Watson published was ………………..

15) After her grandfather passed away, Antonia suffered from ………………..

Questions 16-18

Choose the correct letter – A, B or C

16) Between 1999 and 2003, Antonia …

A. wrote a few theatre plays and painted self-portraits

B. published several poems in her college’s journal

C. remained ardent about poetry despite her break from writing

17) The speaker and Antonia met in Sheffield, where …

A. they both studied English Literature at the University of Sheffield

B. they shared a room in a centrally located flat for a year

C. they became friends with each other despite having no common friends

18) Antonia’s self-published poem collection …

A. was named after a poem about her birthday

B. was released a few months before her death in 2005

C. led to her signing a contract with a literary agent

Questions 19-20

Complete the summary below.

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

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

The Antonia Watson Memorial Poetry Award has dealt with a variety of themes over the years, all falling under the scope of a general theme reflecting Antonia’s personal belief that all humans are (19) ……………….. Next year’s competition is no exception, with its theme of (20) ………………..

IELTS Listening practice test 2021 with answers download- SECTION 3

Questions 21-30

Label the chart below.

Choose your answers from the box below.

Write the correct letters in boxes 21-24 on your answer sheet.

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Questions 25-29

Which student will present which information?

A. Melanie
B. Chris
C. Both

Write the correct letter – A, B or C in boxes 26-29 on your answer sheet.

25) the 18-20 group ➡️ ……………….

26) the 20-24 group ➡️ ……………….

27) the under-18 group ➡️ ……………….

28) the 25 and over group ➡️ ……………….

29) the group that still live with parents ➡️ ……………….

Question 30

Which graph shows what problems people who moved out of their parents’ house faced in their first few months living alone?

IELTS Listening practice test 2021 with answers download- SECTION 4

Audio – Section 4

Questions 31-33

What are the THREE WAYS in which turbellaria differ from other faltworms, according to Dr Baker?

A. they are not parasitic

B. 80% of their nutrition comes from platyhelminths

C. they have a simpler structure

D. they are less intelligent

E. they have eyes

F. their sensory system is more elaborate

G. their sensory organs are chemical

Questions 34-38

Complete the sentences below.

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

34) Turbellaria are able to ……………… thanks to the structure of their bodies.

35) Any part of a turbellarian’s body that isn’t occupied by organs is filled with a ………………

36) While turbellaria are hermaphrodites, they don’t ………………

37) Most turbellaria’s natural habitat is ………………

38) Turbellaria expel all undigested food from their ………………

Questions 39-40

Choose the correct letter – A, B or C

Write your answers in boxes 39-40 on your answer sheet.

39) Fission is the ability of …

A. two worms to grow out of one if you split it in the middle

B. flatworms to procreate by breaking into smaller flatworms

C. flatworms to regenerate organs they’ve lost

40) Fission in flatworms is an important phenomenon for scientists because …

A. it might help them find a way to do the same to human cells

B. it has been found to put a break on the human aging process

C. it technically means that flatworms can live forever.


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  1. CARLETON
  2. 020 8322 1479
  3. 30TH MAY
  4. 30
  5. MINI BURGERS
  6. VEGETABLE CROQUETTES
  7. FIVE HUMMUS/HOUMOUS
  8. GOAT’S CHEESE
  9. 4
  10. 303
  11. 2006
  12. 500
  13. SIBLINGS
  14. BE KIND
  15. WRITER’S BLOCK
  16. C
  17. C
  18. B
  19. INHERENTLY GOOD
  20. POVERTY
  21. C
  22. H
  23. A
  24. F
  25. B
  26. A
  27. B
  28. A
  29. C
  30. D
  31. A/D/F
  32. A/D/F
  33. A/D/F
  34. HIDE UNDER STONES
  35. SPONGY CONNECTIVE TISSUE
  36. REPRODUCE ALONE
  37. WATER
  38. MOUTH
  39. B
  40. A [/bg_collapse]

About this test

IELTS Listening practice test 2021 with answers download – TEST 20 belongs to ‘Moderate-to-Difficult’ category. So, if you are scoring 30+/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 20th 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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