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IELTS Mock Test 2020 April

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Published on: 21 Apr 2020

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Listening Practice Test 1

Answer Keys:

  • 1 300
  • 2 P.J. Browning
  • 3 350
  • 4 17th/seventeenth century
  • 5 rural English
  • 6 1.5 metres
  • 7 1.5 metres
  • 8 Bradwell Thompson
  • 9 KN26 56T
  • 10 23rd (of) March
  • 11 E
  • 12 F
  • 13 G
  • 14 A
  • 15 B
  • 16 A
  • 17 C
  • 18 A
  • 19 B
  • 20 C
  • 21 A
  • 22 A
  • 23 A
  • 24 B
  • 25 B
  • 26 A
  • 27 B
  • 28 C
  • 29 C
  • 30 A
  • 31 basic colour use
  • 32 by human standards
  • 33 our closest relatives
  • 34 in recognition of
  • 35 figurative approach
  • 36 a novelty
  • 37 appropriate
  • 38 more similarities
  • 39 human intervention
  • 40 open mind

Leaderboard:

# User Score Time
My Nguyen 9 17:34
Gia Hoa Le 8.5 23:06
jay sharma 8 29:34
4 умеджон шахтиёров 8 30:42
5 Doan Thanh 8 32:26
6 Trang Nguyen 8 32:59
7 Tanay Mahendru 8 38:09
8 Alina Ryzhikova 7.5 15:05
9 Marta Dolganova 7.5 17:32
10 Yulia Zhihar 7.5 22:56

Review & Explanations:

Part 1: Questions 1-10

Questions 1-7

Complete the table below.

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

Details of customer purchase

Lot number

Example: 2374

Reserve price

1

Name of artist

2

Amount paid

3

Description

4 painting of a

5 landscape

Width of painting without frame

6

Width of painting with frame

2 metres

Height without frame

1 metre

Height with frame

7

  • 1 Answer: 300
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    Q1

    Reserve price:

    ________

    Auctioneer: I hope you are satisfied with your purchase? If I may say so myself, I think you got a real bargain. What you paid is not much above the original reserve price of £300!

    Note

    The keyword concerned in Q1 is reserve price.

    From the question, we can assume that the answer should be a number relating to reserve price.

    The keyword is mentioned in the conversation, followed by the answer, which is 300.

    For that reason, the answer of Q1 is 300.

  • 2 Answer: P.J. Browning
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    Q2

    Name of artist ________

    Client: I love P.J.Browning's work and to be honest I was prepared to pay a lot more.

    Note

    The keywords concerned in Q2 are name and artist.

    From the question, we can assume that the answer should be the name of the artist.

    The keywords are not mentioned in the conversation, however, the client did say that she loved P.J Browning’s painting and she had prepared to pay a lot more.

    For that reason, the answer of Q2 is P.J. Browning.

  • 3 Answer: 350
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    Q3

    Amount paid:

    ₤ ________

    I'd decided beforehand that £500 would be my limit, so getting it £150 cheaper than I was prepared to pay for it was a wonderful surprise!

    Note

    The keyword concerned in Q3 is amount paid.

    From the question, we can assume that the answer should be a number relating to the amount client paid.

    The keyword is not mentioned in the conversation. The client said that she had decided to pay up to £500, so getting it £150 cheaper had been a wonderful surprise, meaning that she paid £350 for this painting.

    For that reason, the answer of Q3 is 350.

  • 4 Answer: 17th/seventeenth century
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    Q4

    Description

    ________ painting of a 

    Auctioneer: I have to say that 17th-century paintings of rural English scenes like this one are rather underrated. The art world seems to want abstract paintings by modern artists more. Geometric designs seem to be the trend today!

    Note

    The keywords concerned in Q4 are description and painting.

    From the question, we can assume that the answer should be about describing the painting.

    The keyword painting is mentioned in the conversation. The auctioneer said that 17th-century paintings like this one were rather underrated, meaning that this painting was a 17th-century one.

    For that reason, the answer of Q4 is 17th-century.

  • 5 Answer: rural English
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    Q5

    Description

    ________ painting of a _______ landscape

    Auctioneer: I have to say that 17th-century paintings of rural English scenes like this one are rather underrated. The art world seems to want abstract paintings by modern artists more. Geometric designs seem to be the trend today!

    Note

    The keyword concerned in Q5 is landscape.

    From the question, we can assume that the answer should be the landscape in the painting.

    The keyword landscape is not mentioned in the conversation. However, the auctioneer did say that this painting was about rural English scenes (a synonym of landscapes).

    For that reason, the answer of Q5 is rural English.

  • 6 Answer: 1.5 metres
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    Q6

    Width of painting without frame

    ________

    Client: Luckily, I'm very fortunate to live In a rather large country house. What are the exact measurements of the painting by the way?

     

    Auctioneer: The width is 1.5 metres and the height, is.1 metre, without, the frame that is. If you include the gilt-covered frame, which is quite large to balance the size of the painting, you can add on another 0,5 metres for the width and the same again for the height, obviously.

    Note

    The keywords concerned in Q6 are width and without frame.

    From the question, we can assume that the answer should be the number of metres relating to the width of the painting without frame.

    The keywords are mentioned in the conversation. It is stated that the width is 1.5 metres and the height is 1 metre without frame.

    For that reason, the answer of Q6 is 1.5 metres.

  • 7 Answer: 1.5 metres
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    Q7

    Height with frame ________

    Auctioneer: The width is 1.5 metres and the height, is.1 metre, without, the frame that is. If you include the gilt-covered frame, .which Is quite large to balance the size of the painting, you can add on another 0,5 metres for the width and the same again for the height, obviously.

    Note

    The keywords concerned in Q7 are height and with frame.

    From the question, we can assume that the answer should be the number of metres relating to the height of the painting with frame.

    The keywords frame and height are mentioned in the conversation. It is stated in the conversation that we could add on 0.5 metres for that height if a frame was included. As the height without frame is 1 metre, the height with frame is 1.5 metres.

    For that reason, the answer of Q7 is 1.5 metres. Do not be misled by the option 0.5 metres because it’s the height to add on when a frame is included.

Questions 8-10

Complete the table below.

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

Customer details

Name

Mrs.  8

Address

Charlton Manor, Kingston Village

Post Code:  9

Requested delivery date

10 (Day: Tuesday)

  • 8 Answer: Bradwell Thompson
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    Q8

    Name

    Mrs. ________

    Auctioneer: Could you remind me of your name, please?

     

    Client: Oh, yes, it's Mrs. Bradwell-Thompson. It's a double barrel surname, so you need a hyphen In between the 2 surnames, you see.

     

    Auctioneer: So that's spelt B-R-A-D-W-E-L-L followed by a hyphen, then T-H-O-M-S-O-N?

     

    Client: Well, the first party's right. But you spell Thompson with a 'P' In between the 'M' and the 'S' of the surname.

    Note

    The keyword concerned in Q8 is name.

    From the question, we can assume that the answer should be the name of the client.

    The keyword is mentioned in the conversation, followed by the answer, which is Bradwell-Thompson. Remember to write a hyphen between the 2 surnames and to write Thompson instead of Thomson.

    All things considered, the answer of Q8 is Bradwell-Thompson.

  • 9 Answer: KN26 56T
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    Q9

    Address

    Charlton Manor, Kingston Village

    Post Code:

    ________

    Auctioneer: OK... and your address, please?

    Client: Yes, It's 'Charlton Manor'; that's spelt, C-H-A-R-L-T-O-N, and I live In Kingston Village. Oh and of course you'll need the postcode, too, It's KN26 56T.

    Auctioneer: Sorry, did you say KM26 56T?

    Client: No, it's K-N-not an 'M' then 2-6 5-6-T.

    Note

    The keyword concerned in Q9 is Post Code.

    From the question, we can assume that the answer should be the postcode of the client’s address.

    The keyword is mentioned in the conversation, followed by the answer, which is KN2656T. Do not be misled by the option KM6256T as it was confirmed to be false.

    All things considered, the answer of Q9 is KN2656T.

  • 10 Answer: 23rd (of) March
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    Q10

    Requested delivery date ________ (Day: Tuesday)

    Auctioneer: Well, thank you, Mrs. Bradwell-Thompson, I think that's just about everything... Oh and I need to know when you would like the painting delivered. We deliver on Tuesdays and Fridays, the week following an auction.

    Client: Well... I'm having a long-weekend break In the Cotswolds, a charming area of England, you know, so this coming Friday would be impossible. Flow about next Tuesday?

    Auctioneer: No problem at all, madam. So that will be the 23rd of March.

    Note

    The keywords concerned in Q10 are requested delivery date and Tuesday.

    From the question, we can assume that the answer should be a date of Tuesday on which the painting should be delivered.

    The keyword Tuesday is mentioned in the conversation, followed by the answer, which is 23rd of March.

    For that reason, the answer of Q10 is 23rd of March.

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Part 1

You will hear part of a conversation between an art auctioneer and their client. First you have some time to look at questions 1-7. [Pause 30 seconds]

You will see that there is an example that has been done for you. On this occasion only, the conversation relating to this will be played first.

Auctioneer: Good afternoon, madam. Ah yes, I see you successfully bid for Lot 2374.

Client: Good afternoon. Yes, that's correct.

Narrator: The Lot number of the auctioned article is 2374, so you write '2374' in the space provided. You should answer the questions as you listen because you will not hear the recording a second time. Listen carefully and answer questions 1-7.

Auctioneer: Good afternoon, madam. Ah yes, I see you successfully bid for Lot 2374.

Client: Good afternoon. Yes, that's correct.

Auctioneer: I hope you are satisfied with your purchase? If I may say so myself, I think you got a real bargain. What you paid is not much above the original reserve price of £300!

Client: I love P.J.Browning's work and to be honest I was prepared to pay a lot more. I'd decided beforehand that £500 would be my limit, so getting it £150 cheaper than I was prepared to pay for it was a wonderful surprise!

Auctioneer: I have to say that 17th-century paintings of rural English scenes like this one are rather underrated. The art world seems to want abstract paintings by modern artists more. Geometric designs seem to be the trend today!

Client; Not my taste at all! I have a more conservative taste when it comes to art. The painting will blend In with my antique furniture at home.

Auctioneer: Well, I hope you have a big wall to put It on!

Client: Luckily, I'm very fortunate to live In a rather large country house. What are the exact measurements of the painting by the way?

Auctioneer: The width is 1.5 metres and the height, is.1 metre, without, the frame that is. If you include the gilt-covered frame, .which Is quite large to balance the size of the painting, you can add on another 0,5 metres for the width and the same again for the height, obviously.

Client: That shouldn't prove too much of a problem. I'm just happy I managed to win the bid for this wonderful painting!

Narrator: Before listening to the rest of the conversation you have some time to look at questions 8-10. [Pause 30 seconds] Now listen and answer questions 8-10.

Auctioneer: So, madam, I would just like to take down some details from you.

Client: OK, go ahead!

Auctioneer: I recognise your face as you've attended several of our auctions before, but I can't put a name to your face. Could you remind me of your name, please?

Client: Oh, yes, it's Mrs. Bradwell-Thompson. It's a double barrel surname, so you need a hyphen In between the 2 surnames, you see.

Auctioneer: So that's spelt B-R-A-D-W-E-L-L followed by a hyphen, then T-H-O-M-S-O-N?

Client: Well, the first part's right. But you spell Thompson with a 'P' In between the 'M' and the 'S' of the surname.

Auctioneer: OK... and your address, please?

Client: Yes, It's 'Charlton Manor'; that's spelt, C-H-A-R-L-T-O-N, and I live In Kingston Village. Oh and of course you'll need the postcode, too, It's KN26 56T.

Auctioneer: Sorry, did you say KM26 56T?

Client: No, it's K-N-not an 'M' then 2-6 5-6-T.

Auctioneer: Well, thank you, Mrs. Bradwell-Thompson, I think that's just about everything... Oh and I need to know when you would like the painting delivered. We deliver on Tuesdays and Fridays, the week following an auction.

Client: Well... I'm having a long-weekend break In the Cotswolds, a charming area of England, you know, so this coming Friday would be impossible. Flow about next Tuesday?

Auctioneer: No problem at all, madam. So that will be the 23rd of March.

Client: Superb! Thank you.

Auctioneer: Not at all, madam, It was a pleasure doing business with you.

Narrator: That's the end of Part 1. You have half a minute to check your answers. [Pause 30 seconds]

Now turn to Part 2.

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