Answer for Complete IELTS 1 - Listening Practice Test 3

1. 0830941557 18. 64711
2. 013083378 19. 0219302738
3. 027438826 20. 0614394576
4. 05143378 21. 013880542
5. 0613522899 22. 88070
6. 86451283 23. 0318974567
7. 0216167425 24. Dubashi
8. 0462623728 25. 27
9. 313597 26. office worker
10. 743678 27. Central Africa
11. 018087688 28. Elbrus
12. 051923092 29. first-aid
13. 045764332 30. five languages
14. 0419045308 31. media studies
15. 06891789 32. fishing
16. 339279 33. fit
17. 04255781

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Marking Scheme

Level Band Listening Score Reading Score
Expert 9 39-40 39-40
Very Good 8.5 37-38 37-38
Very Good 8 35-36 35-36
Good 7.5 32-34 33-34
Good 7 30-31 30-32
Competent 6.5 26-29 27-29
Competent 6 23-25 23-26
Modest 5.5 18-22 19-22
Modest 5 16-17 15-18
Limited 4.5 13-15 13-14
Limited 4 10-12 10-12
Extremely Limited 3.5 8-10 8-9
Extremely Limited 3 6-7 6-7


Test details


Questions 1-8

Listen and write the telephone numbers you hear.

Answer: 0830941557

Answer: 013083378

Answer: 027438826

Answer: 05143378

Answer: 0613522899

Answer: 86451283

Answer: 0216167425

Answer: 0462623728

Questions 9-17

Listen and write the telephone numbers you hear.

Answer: 313597

Answer: 743678

Answer: 018087688

Answer: 051923092

Answer: 045764332

Answer: 0419045308

Answer: 06891789

Answer: 339279

Answer: 04255781

Questions 18-23

Listen to people asking Directory Enquiries for telephone numbers for the places below.

Write down the correct numbers. 

  1. John Radcliffe Hospital: Oxford
    Answer: 64711

  2. Odeon Cinema:
    Answer: 0219302738

  3. Shangri-la Restaurant:
    Answer: 0614394576

  4. London University:
    Answer: 013880542

  5. County Hall: Bristol
    Answer: 88070

  6. British Airways:  
    Answer: 0318974567       

Questions 24-33

You are going to hear a conversation between a man and a woman who are looking for someone to travel with them to some distant mountains.

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

Name: Sanjay 24
Answer: Dubashi

Age: 25
Answer: 27

Occupation: 26
Answer: office worker

Other expeditions:

  •   has crossed 27
    Answer: Central Africa
  •   has climbed Mount 28
    Answer: Elbrus

Special skills:

  •   has done a 29
    Answer: first-aid course
  •   can speak 30
    Answer: five languages


  •   degree in 31
    Answer: media studies

Free-time activities:

  •   32
    Answer: fishing

  keeping 33
Answer: fit


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Section 4

Clive        Hello?

Debbie     Hi, Clive, is that you'?

C Yes, hi, Debbie.

D Did you manage to see those candidates for our expedition'?

C Yes, I did, and there was an extra one who was quite a surprise. You know, he hadn’t applied and he just turned up out of the blue, so we haven't got any details for him.

D Really 1 ? Tell me about him

C OK, and you can take some notes Then we'll see what we think

D Fine.

C First, he’s called Sanjay Dubashi.

D OK Sanjay is spelled S-A-N-J-A-Y, right?

C Correct And Dubashi is D-U-B-A-S-H-l

D D-U-B-A-S-H-l, fine, thanks, I'm just getting that down And did you find out how old he is?

C Sure, he's round about our age, you know - well, a couple of years older, he’s 27, quite a big man, quite muscular, impressive, with a big moustache

D And what does he do'?

C Well, actually, he just says he's an office worker, you know, just one of those people with quite a routine job in an office.

D Mm, doesn’t sound like he finds his job very interesting Has he got any experience, do you know, of going off to remote places on foot?

C Yes, he’s been all over the place He was telling me all about a trip he made in a Land Rover across Central Africa from one side to the other, which sounded pretty exciting And dangerous

D Great! I think it would be really interesting to cross Central Africa. I’d love to do that. Anything physical 1 ? I mean, where he actually had to walk instead of driving - you know, being so muscular, as you say?

C Mm, I was coming to that Last year, he went to Russia with some friends in their summer holidays and they went up a mountain. Let’s see, urn, Mount Elbrus, it’s called.

D Wow, now that’s really quite something. By the way, Elbrus is spelled E-L-B-R-O-S, isn’t it?

C Not quite, it’s U-S

D Ah, OK What qualifications does he have which would interest us 1 ? Has he done any sort of specialist training, for example 1 ?

C Well, he’s done a course in first aid, which may be pretty useful. If any of us get injured, he should know what to do.

D Good. It might be useful to have someone who knows how to do first aid in case someone has an accident. Can he swim?

C I didn't ask, now you mention it. I forgot But he did tell me he can hold conversations in five languages He’s not fluent in all of them, but he can get by. He grew up in India, and I suppose that helps, you know, for learning languages, though now he lives over here.

D Right. What else? Has he been to university, for instance?

C Yes, he graduated in media studies, though he says he's never worked in the media

D: OK, and when he’s not off on expeditions to remote places, what does he like doing in his spare time 1 ?

C He seems to do all sorts of things One thing he told me which could be useful is that he likes fishing

D Yes, we’d better tell him to bring his fishing rod - that is, if we choose him.

C And he seems to spend a lot of time at the gym - he says he really likes to keep fit And when you meet him, you’ll believe it’s true

D Great, another fitness fanatic, like you. Well, sounds like I should meet him, doesn't it? When can you fix that up?

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