IELTS Listening Actual Test

IELTS Listening Practice Test 17 With Answers

Section 1

Questions 1-10

Questions 1-6
Complete the notes below.
Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

THORNDYKE’S BUILDERS

Example
Customer heard about Thorndyke’s from a friend

Name: Edith 1 ………………..
Address: Flat 4, 2………………..  Park Flats
(Behind the 3……………. )
Phone number: 875934

Best time to contact customer: during the 4…………. 
Where to park: opposite entrance next to the 5……………… 
Needs full quote showing all the jobs and the 6………….. 

Questions 7-10
Complete the table below.
Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

AreaWork to be doneNotes
KitchenReplace the 7…………  in the doorPaint wall above the 8………….Fix tomorrowStrip paint and plaster approximately one 9……………..  in advance
GardenOne 10………………  needs replacing (end of garden)

Section 2

IELTS Listening Practice Test 17 With Answers

Questions 11-20

Questions 11-15
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

MANHAM PORT

11 Why did a port originally develop at Manham?
A It was safe from enemy attack
B It was convenient for river transport
C It had a good position on the sea coast

12 What caused Manham’s sudden expansion during the Industrial Revolution?
A the improvement in mining techniques
B the increase in demand for metals
C the discovery of tin in the area

13 Why did rocks have to be sent away from Manham to be processed?
A shortage of fuel
B poor transport systems
C lack of skills among local people

14 What happened when the port declined in the twentieth century?
A The workers went away
B Traditional skills were lost
C Buildings were used for new purposes

15 What did the Manham Trust hope to do?
A discover the location of the original port
B provide jobs for the unemployed
C rebuild the port complex

Questions 16-20
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.
Complete the table below.

Tourist attractions in Manham
PlaceFeatures and activitiesAdvice
copper mineSpecially adapted miners’ 16……………….  take visitors into the mountainthe mine is 17………………..  and enclosed — unsuitable for children and animals
village schoolclassrooms and a special exhibition of 18…………………19……………….  is recommended
“The George” (old sailing ship)the ship’s wheel (was lost but has now been restored)children shouldn’t use the 20………….

Section 3

IELTS Listening Practice Test 17 With Answers

Questions 21-26

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

21 Before giving his presentation, Paul is worried about
A choosing what information to use.
B not remembering what to say.
C organising the projection equipment.

22 Pauls friends advise him not to
A speak about popular periods.
B talk at length about art history.
C speak too quickly in the presentation.

23 Why does Paul like the idea of the timeline?
A It will be visually pleasing.
B It will save some time.
C It will keep him focused.

24 Paul is going to show famous works of art to
A show people that he has good taste.
B make people think about what counts as art.
C prove that modern art isn’t as good as classic art.

25 Paul wants his presentation to
A change personal opinions.
B create a big fight.
C start an exciting debate.

26 What does Isabel say about modern artists?
A They are skilful.
B They paint like children.
C They have a sense of freedom.

Questions 27-30

Complete the notes below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

TIPS TO FIND PICTURES

  • go to fine art section in 27…………..
  • ask 28……………  for access to slide bank
  • if not, use the 29…………..
  • find pictures using a 30…………….

Section 4

IELTS Listening Practice Test 17 With Answers

Questions 31-36

Complete the diagram below.
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.



31…………….. 
32……………. 
33…………… 
34 ……………..
35……………… 
36 …………….

Questions 37-40

IELTS Listening Practice Test 17 With Answers

Complete the sentences below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

37 Technology has made communication easier, encouraging the use of a………… .
38 Some speakers may associate major languages with better…………….. 
39 A group of people can lose their……………  when their language becomes extinct.
40 We can help preserve languages through specific programmes and by encouraging people to become……………….

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