IELTS Listening Actual Test

IELTS Listening Practice Test 26 With Answers

SECTION 1

Host Family Applicant

Example: Name Answer: Jenny Chan

Present Address: Sea View Guesthouse 1. ………….

Day time telephone number:  2237676

[N.B. best time to contact is 2. …………

Age: 19

Intended length of stay: 3…………..Occupation while in UK: Student  

General Level of English: 4……………..

Preferred location: In the 5……………….

Special diet: 6……………

Other requirements:
  • Own facilities
  • Own television
  • 7……………
  • to be 8………….

Maximum price to be 9. £……….. per week

Preferred starting date: 10……………

SECTION 2
Questions 11 – 13

IELTS Academic Listening Practice Test 26 With Answers

Complete the sentences below

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

11. The next meeting of the soccer club will be in the………….. in King’s Park on 2 July.

12. The first event is a…………….. .

13. At the final dinner, players receive…………… .

Questions 14 – 17

Complete the table below

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

CompetitionNumber of TeamsGames BeginTraining Session (In Kings Park)
Junior14.…………..8.30am15. …………….
Senior16.………….2.00pm17.…………….
Questions 18 – 20

IELTS Academic Listening Practice Test 26 With Answers

Complete the table

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Name of Office BearerResponsibility
Robert Young: PresidentTo manage meetings
Gina Costello: Treasurerto 18.……………….
David West: Secretaryto 19.………………
Jason Dokic: Head Coachto 20.………………..
SECTION 3
Questions 21 – 24

IELTS Academic Listening Practice Test 6 With Answers

Complete the notes below

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Box Telecom

Problems: been affected by

  • drop in 21…………
  • growing 22…………..
  • delays due to a strike

Causes of problems:

  • high 23……………
  • lack of good 24…………

Questions 25 – 27

Choose the correct letter, AB, or C.

25. What does Karin think the company will do?

 A. look for private investors

 B. accept a takeover offer

 C. issue some new shares

26. How does the tutor suggest the company can recover?

 A. by appointing a new managing director

 B. by changing the way it is organised

 C. by closing some of its retail outlets

27. The tutor wants Jason and Karin to produce a report which

 A. offers a solution to Box Telecom’s problems

 B. analyses the UK market

 C. compares different companies

Questions 28 – 30

IELTS Academic Listening Practice Test 26 With Answers

Which opinion does each person express about Box Telecom?

  1. its workers are motivated
  2. it has too little investment
  3. it will overcome its problems
  4. its marketing plan needs improvement
  5. is is old-fashioned
  6. it has strong marketing managers

28. Karin    

29. Jason      

30. the tutor 

SECTION 4
Questions 31 – 36

Choose the correct letter, AB, or C.

31. During the first week of term, students are invited to

 A. be shown round the library by the librarian

 B. listen to descriptions of library resources

 C. do an intensive course in the computer centre

32. The speaker warns the students that

 A. internet materials can be unreliable

 B. downloaded information must be acknowledged

 C. computer access may be limited at times

33. The library is acquiring more CDs as a resource because

A. they are a cheap source of information
B. they take up very little space

 C. they are more up-to-date than the reference books

34. Students are encouraged to use journals online because

 A. the articles do not need to be returned to the shelves

 B. reading online is cheaper than photocopying articles

 C. the stock of printed articles is to be reduced

35. Why might some students continue to use reference books?

 A. they can be taken away from the library

 B. they provide information unavailable elsewhere

 C. they can be borrowed for an extended loan period

36. What is the responsibility of the Training Supervisor?

 A. to supervise and support library staff

 B. to provide orientation to the library facilities 

C. to identify needs and inform section managers

Questions 37 – 40

Which section of the university will help postgraduate students with their dissertation in the following ways?

  1. the postgraduate’s own department or tutor
  2. library staff
  3. another section of the university

Write the correct letter, A, B, or C, next to questions 37-40.

37. training in specialised computer programs

38. advising on bibliography presentation        

39. checking the draft of the dissertation        

40. providing language support

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