IELTS Listening Practice Test 8 With Answers

Actual exam Listening

IELTS Listening Actual Test
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IELTS Listening Section 1

Questions 1-6

Complete the form below.

AccommodationPrice (dormitory)Comments
Traveller’s LodgeExample
fully booked
Bingley’s1……………– in town centre
– cafe with regular 2……………….nights
– sundeck
Chalet LodgeUS $18– located in a 3………….  alpine setting
– 10 mins from town centre
– 4………..  are welcome
GlobetrottersUS $18.50– in town centre
– 5………..  included
– chance to win a 6……….
Questions 7-10

IELTS Listening Practice Test 8 With Answers

Who wants to do each of the activities below?
A only Jacinta
В only Lewis
C both Jacinta and Lewis

Write the correct letter, AВ or C, next to Questions 7-10.
7 bungee jump ABC
8 white-water rafting ABC
9 jet-boat ride ABC
10 trekking on wilderness trail ABC

IELTS Listening Section 2

IELTS Listening Practice Test 8 With Answers

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Questions 11-14

Choose the correct letter, AB or C.

11 Jack says that in London these days, many people
 A see cycling as a foolish activity.
 В have no experience of cycling.
 C take too many risks when cycling.

12 If people want to cycle to school or work. CitiCyclist helps them by
 A giving cycling lessons on the route they take.
 В advising them on the safest route to choose.
 C teaching them basic skills on quiet roads first.

13 Jack works with some advanced cyclists who want to develop
 A international competitive riding skills.
 В knowledge of advanced equipment.
 C confidence in complex road systems.

14 CitiCyclist supports the view that cyclists should
 A have separate sections of the road from motor traffic.
 В always wear protective clothing when cycling.
 C know how to ride confidently on busy roads.

Questions 15-17

IELTS Listening Practice Test 8 With Answers

List THREE types of organisations for which CitiCyclist provides services.
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer


Questions 18-20

Complete the notes below.

website address:
phone: 18………….
cost (single person): 19……………  per lesson
usual length of course: 20…………..  (except complete beginners)

IELTS Listening Section 3

Questions 21-25

Choose the correct answer, AB or C

Project on work placement

21 The main aim of Dave’s project is to
 A describe a policy.
 В investigate an assumption.
 C identify a problem.

22 Dave’s project is based on schemes in
 A schools.
 В colleges.
 C universities.

23 How many academic organisations returned Dave’s questionnaire?
 A 15
 В 50
 C 150

24 Dave wanted his questionnaires to be completed by company
 A Human Resources Managers.actory.
 В Line Managers.
 C owners.

25 Dr Green wants Dave to provide a full list of
 A respondents.
 В appendices.
 C companies.

Questions 26-30

IELTS Listening Practice Test 8 With Answers

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

Notes on project

– improve the 26……….  of ideas
– include a 27…………  of ‘Work Placement’
– have separate sections for literature survey and research 28…………  and methods

Preparation stage – add summary
29…………  development – good
Constraints on learning – provide better links to the 30  from research

IELTS Listening Section 4

Questions 31-35

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

31 Bilingualism can be defines as having an equal level of communicative…….  in two or more languages.
32 Early research suggested that bilingualism caused problems with……….  and mental development.
33 Early research into bilingualism is now rejected because it did not consider the………….. backgrounds of the children.
34 It is now thought that there is a………..  relationship between bilingualism and cognitive skills in children.
35 Research done by Ellen Bialyslok in Canada now suggests that the effects of bilingualism also apply to…………… .

Questions 36-40

Choose the correct letter, AB or C.

36 In Dr Bialystok’s experiment, the subjects had to react according to
 A the colour of the square on the screen.
 В the location of the square on the screen.
 C the location of the shift key on the keyboard.

37 The experiment demonstrated the ‘Simon effect’ because it involved a conflict between
 A seeing something and reacting to it.
 В producing fast and slow reactions.
 C demonstrating awareness of shape and colour.

38 The experiment shows that, compared with the monolingual subjects, the bilingual subjects
 A were more intelligent.
 В had faster reaction times overall.
 C had more problems with the ‘Simon effect’.

39 The results of the experiment indicate that bilingual people may be better at
 A doing different types of tasks at the same time.
 В thinking about several things at once.
 C focusing only on what is needed to do a task.

40 Dr Bialystok’s first and second experiments both suggest that bilingualism may
 A slow down the effects of old age on the brain.
 В lead to mental confusion among old people.
 C help old people to stay in better physical condition

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