IELTS 10 (Official) - Listening Practice Test 1

SECTION 1 Questions 1-10

Questions 1-6

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD for each answer.




Name:    ...Andrea Brown.......


Address:    24 1 Road

Postcode:    BH5 20P

Phone:    (mobile) 077    8664 3091

Heard about company from:    2

Possible self-drive tours

Trip One:

•    Los Angeles: customer wants to visit some 3 parks with her children

•    Yosemite Park: customer wants to stay in a lodge, not a 4

Trip Two:

•    Customer wants to see the 5 on the way to Cambria

•    At Santa Monica: not interested in shopping

•    At San Diego, wants to spend time on the 6

Questions 7-10

Complete the table below.

Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.


Number of days

Total distance


(per person)


Trip One

12 days

7 km


•    accommodation

•    car

•    one 8

Trip Two

9 days

980 km

9 £

•    accommodation

•    car

•    10

SECTION 2 Questions 11-20

Questions 11-12

Choose TWO letters A-E.

Which TWO facilities at the leisure club have recently been improved?

A the gym

B the tracks 

C the indoor pool 

D the outdoor pool 

E the sports training for children

Questions 13-20

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Joining the leisure club

Personal Assessment

•    New members should describe any 13

•    The 14 will be explained to you before you use the equipment.

•    You will be given a six-week 15

Types of membership

•    There is a compulsory £90 16 fee for members.

•    Gold members are given 17 to all the LP clubs.

•    Premier members are given priority during 18 hours.

•    Premier members can bring some 19 every month.

•    Members should always take their 20 with them.

SECTION 3 Questions 21-30

Questions 21-25

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Global Design Competition

21    Students entering the design competition have to

A produce an energy-efficient design.

B adapt an existing energy-saving appliance.

C develop a new use for current technology.


22    John chose a dishwasher because he wanted to make dishwashers

A more appealing.

B more common.

C more economical.


23    The stone in John’s ‘Rockpool’ design is used

A for decoration.

B to switch it on.

C to stop water escaping.


24    In the holding chamber, the carbon dioxide

A changes back to a gas.

B dries the dishes.

C is allowed to cool.


25    At the end of the cleaning process, the carbon dioxide

A is released into the air.

B is disposed of with the waste.

C is collected ready to be re-used.

Questions 26-30

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.


•    John needs help preparing for his 26

•    The professor advises John to make a 27 of his design.

•    John’s main problem is getting good quality 28

•    The professor suggests John apply for a 29

•    The professor will check the 30 information in John’s written report.


SECTION 4 Questions 31-40

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.


General facts

•    It is a white bear belonging to the black bear family.

•    Its colour comes from an uncommon 31

•    Local people believe that it has unusual 32

•    They protect the bear from 33


•    The bear’s relationship with the forest is complex.

•    Tree roots stop 34 along salmon streams.

•    The bears’ feeding habits provide nutrients for forest vegetation.

•    It is currently found on a small number of 35


•    Habitat is being lost due to deforestation and construction of 36 by logging companies.

•    Unrestricted 37 is affecting the salmon supply.

•    The bears’ existence is also threatened by their low rate of 38

Going forward

•    Interested parties are working together.

•    Logging companies must improve their 39 of logging.

•    Maintenance and 40 of the spirit bears’ territory is needed.

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