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IELTS General Training Volume 2

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Published on: 13 Dec 2017

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Listening Practice Test 1

Answer Keys:

  • 1 A
  • 2 B
  • 3 D
  • 4 A
  • 5 D
  • 6 C
  • 7 A
  • 8 3
  • 9 5
  • 10 8.25AM / 8.25
  • 11 coach,full sized coach
  • 12 2/ two
  • 13 Friday
  • 14 sailing boat/ boat
  • 15 Greek music/ music
  • 16 B,D
  • 17 A,B
  • 18 B,D
  • 19 Greek tour
  • 20 AA3
  • 21 1987
  • 22 Turkey
  • 23 English for farming
  • 24 15 weeks/ fifteen weeks
  • 25 14 students/ 14
  • 26 former students/ previous students/ old students
  • 27 C
  • 28 A
  • 29 C
  • 30 A
  • 31 B
  • 32 A
  • 33 C
  • 34 B
  • 35 D
  • 36 B
  • 37 A
  • 38 Social life
  • 39 Hide extra fees/ Hide fees
  • 40 (The) government

Leaderboard:

# User Score Time
Pooja Khilnani 9 24:00
bibjohnmat94 9 26:34
Chizoma Chidomerem 9 31:41
4 ugochukwudavid.ud 9 40:00
5 English Learner 8.5 21:58
6 M G 8.5 25:23
7 Jasmeet Singh 8.5 26:27
8 Shu-Chen Kuo 8.5 26:50
9 Marietta George 8.5 27:04
10 mahitab_toty 8.5 28:22

Review & Explanations:

Section 1: Questions 1-9

Questions 1-7

Listen to the conversation between Megan and Ken about how they will spend the evening. Circle the appropriate letter.

Example: What is Thomas’s new home phone number?

A 9731 4322               B 9813 4562                9452 3456              D 9340 2367

1

What will Ken and Megan do this evening?

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  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
Answer: A
  • In order to answer Q1, we need to find the activity that Ken and Megan will do this evening

  • Ken and Megan have listed several activities, but Jane can’t join the first two due to her injured ankle so they decided not to.

  • So they decided to go bowling, and Ken also imply this by saying: Okay, let’s do it.   

  • The answer is: A
     

2

Where is Entertainment City?

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  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
Answer: B
  • In order to answer Q2, we need to find the information about where Entertainment City is.

  • Megan ask Ken whether he know where Entertainment City is or not. Then she say the address: It’s on the corner of Smith Street and Bridge Road

  • So the answer is B
     

3

 When will Ken leave?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
Answer: D
  • In order to answer Q3, we need to know when will Ken leave.

  • So Megan suggested that they should leave now, but Ken have to call Thomas and get changed.

  • Then Ken said: I’ll be out of here in half an hour .

  • The answer is D in 30 minutes

4

How will Megan travel to Entertainment City?

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  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
Answer: A
  • In order to answer Q4, we need to know the means of transport Megan will take.

  • Ken was talking about the catches of having a car and Megan said that it’s won’t be a problem for her, because she’ll take the bus.

  • So the answer is A

5

How many people will they meet there?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
Answer: D
  • In order to answer Q5, we need to know how many people will come.

  • Ken ask Who else is coming ,Megan say nearly everyone from the afternoon class will be there.

  • Megan did not say A none, B three, C two; but nearly everyone from the afternoon class will be there means a group

  • The answer is D a group

6

 How much will the evening cost?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
Answer: C
  • In order to answer Q6, we need to know how much money Ken will spend this night.

  • So they talked about how much money they expect to spend this night. And Ken said he expect to spend nearly $40.

  • nearly $40 is almost $40, but still less than $40. So the answer is C less than $40.00.

Note: The question doesn’t explicitly ask about whose money is going to be spent so we have to answer based on the choices. There is no choice close to $20 that Megan is going to spend so the question is obviously about Ken.

7

What time does Megan plan to come home?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
Answer: A
  • In order to answer Q7, we need to know when Megan plan to come home.

  • try to get home by about 11” is equivalent to “before midnight” so the answer is A before midnight

Questions 8-9

Write ONE NUMBER for each answer.

Which telephone button will Ken press:

Example:         If he wishes to order a cab now?       _____1______

Which telephone button will Ken press

if he wishes to order a cab for later?

8

if he has lost something in a cab? 

9

  • 8 Answer: 3
    • In order to answer Q8, we need to know which button Ken need to press to order a cab for later.

    • To make an advance order is equivalent to order for a cab for later.

    • The answer is 3

  • 9 Answer: 5
    • In order to answer Q9, we need to know which button Ken need to press if he lost something in a cab.

    • Lost something is equivalent to lost property.

    • The answer is 5

Section 1
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SECTION 1

Megan and Ken are deciding how they will spend the evening. Look at section 1 of your listening test. You have some time to look at Questions 1 to 7 now. You will see that there is an example which has been done for you. The conversation relating to this will be played first.

Telephone rings

Megan: Hello. Megan speaking.

Ken: Hello Megan.

Megan: Hello Ken. I’m glad you called. Thomas asked me to give you his telephone number.

Ken: Is that his office number or his home number?

Megan: I can give you both. His new home number is 9452 3456. Would you like his office number?

Ken: I think I have it. Does 9731 4322 sound right?

Megan: That’s it. But the home number is 9452 3456. He moved in last week.

Ken: Good. I’ve got that. Now, what would you like to do?

Narrator: Thomas’s home telephone number is 9452 3456 so letter C has been circled. Now we shall begin. You should answer the questions as you listen because you will not hear the questions a second time. First, you have another chance to look at questions 1 to 7. Now listen carefully and answer questions 1 to 7.

Telephone rings

Megan: Hello. Megan speaking.

Ken: Hello Megan.

Megan: Hello Ken. I’m glad you called. Thomas asked me to give you his telephone number.

Ken: Is that his office number or his home number?

Megan: I can give you both. His new home number is 9452 3456. Would you like his office number?

Ken: I think I have it. Does 9731 4322 sound right?

Megan: That’s it. But the home number is 9452 3456. He moved in last week.

Ken: Good. I’ve got that. Now, what would you like to do?

Narrator: Thomas’s home telephone number is 9452 3456 so letter C has been circled. Now we shall begin. You should answer the recording as you listen because you will not hear the questions a second time. First, you have another chance to look at questions 1 to 7. Now listen carefully and answer questions 1 to 7.

Telephone rings

Megan: Hello. Megan speaking.

Ken: Hello Megan.

Megan: Hello Ken. I’m glad you called. Thomas asked me to give you his telephone number.

Ken: Is that his office number or his home number?

Megan: I can give you both. His new home number is 9452 3456. Would you like his office number?

Ken: I think I have it. Does 9731 4322 sound right?

Megan: That’s it. But the home number is 9452 3456. He moved in last week.

Ken: Good. I’ve got that. Now, what would you like to do?

Megan: Well, I’d like to go dancing, but Jane’s hurt her ankle so she’d rather not.

Ken: That’s a pity. I guess it means she doesn’t want to play tennis, either.

Megan: That’s right. She says it’s okay to go bowling if we don’t expect her to do well.

Ken: Okay, let’s do it! I guess we can go dancing another time.

Megan: Well, I booked us some time at the bowling alley of Entertainment City. Do you know it?

Ken: Is it on Smith Street, down near the university?

Megan: That’s right. It’s on the comer of Smith Street and Bridge Road.

Ken: What time did you book for?

Megan: The first booking I could get was 8 o’clock.

Ken: Okay. It’s 7 now. What do you want to do first?

Megan: Well, I think we should leave now. We can meet at the bowling alley.

Ken: I can’t be that quick. I have to call Thomas, to start with, and I need to get changed.

Megan: Okay. I think I’ll leave in ten minutes and meet you in there.

Ken: That makes sense. I’ll take my car, so I’ll be quite quick. I’ll be out of here in half an hour.

Megan: Okay. You’re so lucky to have a car! You can get around so easily.

Ken: Well, yes and no. I often spend ages driving around trying to find a park. The traffic can be very bad.

Megan: Well, that won’t be a problem for me, because I’ll take the bus. It goes right past my door, and I’ll have plenty of time.

Ken: Sounds good. Who else is coming?

Megan: I think nearly everyone from the afternoon class will be there.

Ken: Which class? The big maths class, or the afternoon tutorial?

Megan: The maths class. What’s more, we get a concession for large numbers!

Ken: That’s good. I’m trying to keep my expenses down this month.

Megan: So am I. I expect tonight ‘ll cost about $20. Ken: You must be good with money. I expect it to come to… um … nearly $40! So how are you going to manage that?

Megan: Well, the bus is cheap, and if I come home early I won’t have time to spend too much! In any case, I have to be up early tomorrow morning, so I’d really better try to get home by about 11.

Ken: That reminds me. I have to phone the taxi company for my mother. Goodbye, Megan. I’ll see you later.

Megan: Goodbye, Ken.

Sound of phone hanging up.

Narrator: Ken calls the taxi company. Listen and be ready to answer questions S and 9. Now listen to the telephone call and be ready to answer questions 8 and 9.

Sound of somebody dialling, plume ringing

Man’s voice: Hello, this is Acme Cabs. Please follow the instructions on the tape.

If you wish to order a cab now, press 1.

If you have placed an order previously, press 2.

If you wish to make an advance order, Press 3. Please be ready to tell us your street number and name.

If you wish to speak to the radio room supervisor, press 4.

If you want to enquire about lost property, press 5.

If you want to order a taxi equipped to carry wheelchairs, press 6.

Your call is very important. Please stay on the line for the next available order taker.

Click lo indicate a real person is there.

Ken: Hello. I think I left something in one of your cabs on Thursday. It was a brown paper package with an address written on it in green ink. Has anyone handed it in?

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