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IELTS Mock Test 2020 August

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Listening Practice Test 1

Answer Keys:

  • 1 11.30
  • 2 12.15
  • 3 tube
  • 4 ticket office
  • 5 15
  • 6 10
  • 7 van
  • 8 6
  • 9 83
  • 10 Alexandra
  • 11 B
  • 12 H
  • 13 C
  • 14 D
  • 15 F
  • 16 E
  • 17 limited
  • 18 lottery
  • 19 October
  • 20 guest
  • 21 C
  • 22 C
  • 23 A
  • 24 B
  • 25 20/twenty minutes
  • 26 butter
  • 27 100 grammes/a small quantity
  • 28 organic yogurt
  • 29 town hall
  • 30 alcohol, coffee
  • 31 film
  • 32 inbuilt
  • 33 settings
  • 34 hole
  • 35 described
  • 36 crucial
  • 37 instant
  • 38 speed
  • 39 more light
  • 40 shadows

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Part 1: Questions 1-10

Questions 1-7

Complete the notes below.

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

Visiting Gaudi's Exhibition

Example Answer

Day of visit: tomorrow

Laurel’s schedule:

• Class at college until: 1

Jason’s schedule:

• He says that his lecture finishes at: 2

• Gallery’s name: Tate

• Jason suggests they meet at the 3 at 12.30

• Laurel suggests they meet at the gallery's 4

Tickets prices:

• Jason does not get a concession so he will pay £ 5

• Laurel will pay £ 6 because she gets a concession.

• They will get there in Jason’s 7

  • 1 Answer: 11.30
    • The keywords concerned in Q1 must be “Laurel’s schedule”, “class at college” and “until”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a time.

    • Laurel will have a class at college until 11.30. Therefore, she suggests going after 11.30. Therefore, the answer for Q1 must be “11.30”.

    Note: Some students may mistakenly believe that “11.15” is the correct answer for Q1. At first, Laurel tells Jason that she will have class until 11.15. Later, she realizes that she made a mistake and quickly corrects herself by stating the right time, that is, 11.30. Therefore, “11.15” is a wrong answer.

  • 2 Answer: 12.15
    • The keywords concerned in Q2 must be “Jason’s schedule”, “lecture” and “finishes at”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a time.

    • Jason informs Laurel that he will attend a lecture until 12.15. In other words, his lecture shall finish at 12.15. Therefore, the answer for Q2 must be “12.15”.

  • 3 Answer: tube
    • The keywords concerned in Q3 must be “Jason suggests”, “meet at” and “at 12.30”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a noun or a noun phrase.

    • After Laurel finishes her class, she will catch the 11.55 tube. Laurel expects to arrive in central London after 25 minutes, which is 12.20. As a result, Jason suggests that they will meet at the tube by 12.30. Therefore, the answer for Q3 must be “tube”.

    Note: Some students may mistakenly believe that “Tate” is the correct answer of Q3. As a matter of fact, Laurel is the one who suggests meeting at the Tate, not Jason. As Q3 concerns Jason’s suggestion, “Tate” is indeed a wrong answer.

  • 4 Answer: ticket office
    • The keywords concerned in Q4 must be “meet at” and “gallery’s”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a noun or a noun phrase.

    • Even though Jason suggests meeting at the tube, Laurel believes that the ticket office of the Tate shall be an easier location. Therefore, the answer for Q4 must be “ticket office”.

  • 5 Answer: 15
    • The keywords concerned in Q5 must be “ticket price”, “not get concession” and “pay”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a number.

    • From their conversation, we can imply that the amount of ticket concession is £5, the ticket’s normal price is £15 and the ticket’s discounted price is £10. As a result, Jason, who does not get a concession, has to pay £15. Therefore, the answer for Q5 must be “15”.

    Note: Some students may mistakenly believe that “£5” is the correct answer of Q5. Laurel gets a concession and pays £10 for the ticket. Jason, who does not get a concession, says that he has to pay another £5. As a result, the normal price shall be £10 plus £5, equal to £15. On the other hand, it does not make any sense if the discounted price is £10 and the normal price is £5. Therefore, “£5” is an incorrect answer.

  • 6 Answer: 10
    • The keywords concerned in Q6 must be “ticket price”, “pay” and “gets a concession”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a number.

    • From their conversation, we can imply that the amount of ticket concession is £5, the ticket’s normal price is £15 and the ticket’s discounted price is £10. As a result, Laurel, who gets a concession, has to pay £10. Therefore, the answer for Q6 must be “10”.

  • 7 Answer: van
    • The keywords concerned in Q7 must be “get there” and “in Jason’s”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a noun or a noun phrase.

    • From their conversation, it is implied that Jason and Laurel will get to their destination via Jason’s van. Therefore, the answer for Q7 must be “van”.

Questions 8 -10

Complete the sentences below.

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

Address:

Flat: 8 Number: 9

Street: 10 Avenue, West Hampstead

  • 8 Answer: 6
    • The keyword concerned in Q8 must be “flat”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a number.

    • Jason will come and pick Laurel up at her flat. Laurel is currently living in Flat 6. Therefore, the answer for Q8 must be “6”.

  • 9 Answer: 83
    • The keyword concerned in Q9 must be “number”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a number.

    • Laurel informs Jason that her flat is located at No. 83 Alexandra Avenue. As Q9 concerns the number only, the answer must be “83”.

  • 10 Answer: Alexandra
    • The keyword concerned in Q10 must be “street”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a name.

    • Laurel informs Jason that her flat is located at No. 83 Alexandra Avenue. As Q10 concerns the name of the street only, the answer must be “Alexandra”.

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Part 1

You will hear a telephone conversation between Jason and Laurel. They are arranging to meet later to go to an art gallery.

First you have some time to look at questions 1 to 7

(Pause the recording for 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.

J = Jason L = Laurel

J: Hi Laurel, it's Jason. How are you? t Jason, so glad you called I'm fine. You must have got my message on your answerphone, I wanted to know if you were free tomorrow to go to the opening of a Gaudi exhibition.

J: Yes, I heard about it and thought of you straight away.

The answer is "tomorrow" so the time of the visit has been filled in for you. Now we shall begin. You should answer the questions as you listen because you will not bear the recording a second rime. Listen carefully and answer questions 1 to 7.

[REPEAT]

L: So, you're free tomorrow?

J: Yes. What time did you want to go?

L: Well, I have a class at college in the morning until 11.15. Wait, no, 11.30, so any time after then.

J: L have a lecture until about 12.15. Well, that works perfectly. Do you want me to come and pick you up?

L: No, you're much closer to the gallery than I am.

J: Which gallery is it?

L: The Tate, which is really good because I can get there pretty easily by tube.

J: Oh, right. Okay, where do you want to meet and at what time?

L: If I leave when I finish my class, I can probably make the 11.55 tube. That should get me into central London in about 25 minutes.

J: I can come to the tube to meet you by 12.30.

L: It's probably easier to meet at the Tate. The tube is pretty quiet at that time. Not the usual rush of people, so I should be ok, and they've installed a new device in the lift for wheelchairs, so I can get to the street without having to wait for long. Do you remember the old lift?

J: Yes, it was horrible. It made that loud clanking noise and the smell would make anyone pass out,

L: The new lift is quicker and the wheels of the chair lock into a safety system that allows you, and whoever else is in there with you, more room. It's a lot quicker.

J: That's a relief. Okay, so where are we meeting?

L: How about at the ticket office at the Tate?

J: If I get there first do you want me to buy you a ticket?

L: No, I get a concession and need to show my card.

J: Lucky you. How much do you pay?

L: About 10 pounds for major exhibitions on Tuesdays.

J: That's pretty good. The normal price is another 5. Hang on, did you say Tuesdays?

L Yes. Tomorrow's Tuesday.

J: Yes, yes. You're right. Why did I think it was Wednesday? Oh, because our lecture times have all changed this week and it's put me off. Okay, hang on. I have no class so I can come and pick you up.

L Can your car take my wheelchair?

J: Yes, I've got the van, so there's plenty of room in the back.

Before you hear the rest of the conversation, you have some time to look at questions 8 to 10.

(Pause the recording for 30 seconds)

Now listen and answer questions 8 to 10.

J: What's your address?

L: It's flat 6, 83 Alexandra Avenue, West Hampstead.

J: Let me write this down. Flat 6?

L Yes. That's 83 Alexandra Avenue.

J: Alexandra Avenue?

L: Yes, West Hampstead,

J: Got it, Okay, I'll be there at 12.30. Will you be home by then? 

L: Sure will. Thanks, Jason. See you tomorrow.

J: Okay. Bye.

That is the cud of Part one. You now have half a minute to check your answers.

(Pause the recording for 30 seconds)

Now turn to Part two.

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