IELTS Listening Actual Test

IELTS Listening Practice Test 25 With Answers

PART 1 : QUESTIONS 1-10

Questions 1-10

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Example: The library re-opened last __month__The library now has

a seating area with magazines

an expanded section for books on 1……….

a new section on local 2……….

a community room for meetings (also possible to 3………..there)

a new section of books for 4……….

For younger children

the next Science Club meeting: experiments using things from your 5………

Reading Challenge: read six books during the holidays

For adults

this Friday: a local author talks about a novel based on a real 6………..

IT support is available on Tuesdays – no 7………. is necessary

free check of blood 8……….  and cholesterol levels (over 60s only)

Other information

the library shop sells wall-charts, cards and 9………..

evenings and weekends: free 10……….. is available.

PART 2 : QUESTIONS 11-20

IELTS Academic Listening Practice Test 25 With Answers

Questions 11-12

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO age groups are taking increasing numbers of holidays with BC Travel?

A. 16-30 years

B. 31-42 years

C. 43-54 years

D. 55-64 years

E. over 65 years

Questions 13-14

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO are the main reasons given for the popularity of activity holidays?

A. Clients make new friends.

B. The Clients learn a useful skill.

C. Clients learn about a different culture.

D. The Clients are excited by the risk involved.

E. Clients find them good value for money.

Questions 15-17

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

15. How does BC Travel plan to expand the painting holidays?

A. by adding to the number of locations

B. *by increasing the range of levels

C. by employing more teachers

16. Why are BC Travel’s cooking holidays unusual?

A. They only use organic foods.

B. *They have an international focus.

C. They mainly involve vegetarian dishes.

17. What does the speaker say about the photography holidays?

A. Clients receive individual tuition.

B. The tutors are also trained guides.

C. Advice is given on selling photographs.

Questions 18-20

IELTS Academic Listening Practice Test 25 With Answers

Complete the table below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Fitness Holidays
LocationMain focusOther comments
Ireland and Italygeneral fitnesspersonally designed programme
also reduces 18……….
Greece19…….Controlincludes exercise on the beach
Moroccomountain bikingwide variety of levels
one holiday that is specially designed for 20……..
PART 3 : QUESTIONS 21-30

Questions 21-26

Complete the flow-chart below.

Choose SIX answers and write the correct letter, A-H, next to Questions 21-26.

Apatterns
Bnames
Csources
Dquestions
Eemployees
Fsolutions
Gheadings
Hofficials

STAGES IN DOING A TOURISM CASE STUDY

RESEARCH

Locate and read relevant articles, noting key information and also 21………..

Identify a problem or need

Select interviewees – these may be site 22………visitors or city 23……….

Prepare and carry out interviews. If possible, collect statistics.

Check whether 24……….. of interviewees can be used

ANALYSIS

Select relevant information and try to identify 25………… 

Decide on the best form of visuals

WRITING THE CASE STUDY

Give some background before writing the main sections

Do NOT end with 26………..

Questions 27-30

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

The Horton Castle site

27. Natalie and Dave agree one reason why so few people visit Horton Castle is that

A. the publicity is poor.

B. it is difficult to get to.

C. there is little there of interest.

28. Natalie and Dave agree that the greatest problem with a visitor centre could be

A. covering the investment costs.

B. finding a big enough space for it.

C. dealing with planning restrictions.

29. What does Dave say about conditions in the town of Horton?

A. There is a lot of unemployment.

B. *There are few people of working age.

C. There are opportunities for skilled workers.

30. According to Natalie, one way to prevent damage to the castle site would be to

A. insist visitors have a guide.

B. make visitors keep to the paths.

C. limit visitor numbers.

PART 4 : QUESTIONS 31-40
Questions 31-40

IELTS Academic Listening Practice Test 25 With Answers

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer

The effects of environmental change on birds
Mercury (Hg)

Highly toxic

Released into the atmosphere from coal

In water it may be consumed by fish

It has also recently been found to affect birds which feed on 31……..

Research on effects of mercury or binds
Claire Varian-Ramos is investigating

the effects on birds’32……… or mental processes, e.g. memory

the effects on bird song (usually learned from a bird’s 33……….)

Findings

songs learned by birds exposed to mercury are less 34………..

this may have a negative effect on birds’35…………

Lab-based studies

allow more 36……….. for the experimenter

Implications for humans

Migrating birds such as 37……….. containing mercury may be eaten by humans

Mercury also causes problems in learning 38……….

Mercury in a mother’s body from 39………… may affect the unborn child

New regulations for mercury emissions will affect everyone’s energy 40………

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