IELTS Listening Actual Test

IELTS Listening Practice Test 23 With Answers

IELTS Listening Section 1

Section 1

Questions 1-10

Complete the form below.
Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

THEATRE ROYAL PLYMOUTH

Booking Form
Example
Performance: The Impostor
Date: Saturday 1…………… 
Time: 2………….. 
Tickets: three adults and one child
Seats in: the 3…………. 
Seat row/number(s): 4………….. 
Method of delivery: post
Total payment: £39

Card details:
Type: 5…………… 
Number: 6………… .
Name: Mr J. 7………….. 

Address: 8…………..  Street, London
9…………….. 

Additional requests: put on the mailing list
book 10……………. 

IELTS Listening Section 2

Questions 11-17

IELTS Listening Practice Test 23 With Answers

Label the plan of the rock festival site below.
Choose SEVEN answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-I, next to
questions 11-17.

Complete the notes using NO MORE THAN ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.
11…………… 
12 …………..
13…………… 
14…………… 
15……………
16…………..
17……………

A art exhibition
B band entrance
C car park
D craft fair
E exhibitors’ entrance
F fringe stage
G lock-up garages
H main stage
I restaurant

Questions 18-20

Complete the sentences below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.
18 To show you are an official visitor, you have to wear the  provided.
19 Cars blocking paths could prevent access by  in an emergency.
20 To reclaim items from storage, you must show your .

IELTS Listening Section 3

Questions 21–30

IELTS Listening Practice Test 23 With Answers

Questions 21 and 22
Choose TWO letters, A — E.
Which TWO hobbies was Thor Heyerdahl very interested in as a youth?

 A camping
 B climbing
 C collecting
 D hunting
 E reading

Questions 23 and 24

Choose TWO letters, A-E.
Which do the speakers say are the TWO reasons why Heyerdahl went to live on an island?

 A to examine ancient carvings
 B to experience an isolated place
 C to formulate a new theory
 D to learn survival skills
 E to study the impact of an extreme environment

Questions 25-30

Choose the correct letter, AВ or C.

The Later Life of Thor Heyerdahl

25 According to Victor and Olivia, academics thought that Polynesian migration from the east was impossible due to
A the fact that Eastern countries were far away.
B the lack of materials for boat building.
C the direction of the winds and currents.

26 Which do the speakers agree was the main reason for Heyerdahl’s raft journey?
A to overcome a research setback
B to demonstrate a personal quality
C to test a new theory

27 What was most important to Heyerdahl about his raft journey?
A the fact that he was the first person to do it
B the speed of crossing the Pacific
C the use of authentic construction methods

28 Why did Heyerdahl go to Easter Island?
A to build a stone statue
B to sail a reed boat
C to learn the local language

29 In Olivia’s opinion, Heyerdahl’s greatest influence was on
A theories about Polynesian origins.
B the development of archaeological methodology.
C establishing archaeology as an academic subject.

30 Which criticism do the speakers make of William Oliver’s textbook?
A Its style is out of date.
B Its content is over-simplified.
C Its methodology is flawed.

IELTS Listening Section 4

Complete the notes below.
Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

The Future of Management
Business markets
  • greater 31…………..  among companies
  • increase in power of large 32…………..  companies
  • rising 33……………  in certain countries

External influences on businesses
• more discussion with 34…………..  before making business decisions
• environmental concerns which may lead to more 35…………….. 

Business structures
• more teams will be formed to work on a particular 36 ………………..
• businesses may need to offer hours that are 37…………….  or the chance to work remotely

Management styles

  • increasing need for managers to provide good 38……………
  • changes influenced by 39…………….  taking senior roles
  • increase in number among 40…………….  specialists
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