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IELTS Mock Test 2020 August

IELTS Mock Test 2020 August

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  • Published on: 09 Jan 2020
  • Tests taken: 304,889

Answer Keys:

Part 1: Question 1 - 10
  • 1 B
  • 2 B
  • 3 A
  • 4 Mixed Salad
  • 5 Greek Salad
  • 6 bread with herbs
  • 7 cheese with peppers
  • 8 27th August
  • 9 15
  • 10 david.hamill@worthing
Part 2: Question 11 - 20
  • 11 C
  • 12 A
  • 13 1956
  • 14 Eleven
  • 15 the same year
  • 16 Six
  • 17 17 years 7
  • 18 Fourteen
  • 19 1970
  • 20 tournament
Part 3: Question 21 - 28
  • 21 workshops
  • 22 well-respected
  • 23 seminars
  • 24 genetics
  • 25 newsletter
  • 26 Flying Fish
  • 27 Wednesday 6th June
  • 28 30 D,F,G
Part 4: Question 31 - 40
  • 31 your weight
  • 32 (wrongly) think
  • 33 five portions
  • 34 protein
  • 35 oily fish
  • 36 muscles
  • 37 appliances
  • 38 30 minutes
  • 39 structured
  • 40 high/physical stresses


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Review & Explanations:

Part 1: Questions 1-10

Questions 1-3

Choose the correct letter A, B or C.


When is there a 50% discount on Lasagna?

A On the weekends and on weekdays.

B On weekdays only

C On weekends only


How many bottles of wine do you have to buy to get one free?

  • A
  • B
  • C
Answer: B
  • The keywords concerned in Q1 must be “how many”, “bottles of wine”, “buy” and “to get one free”.

  • Sam informs David that every three bottles of house red or white wine ordered will result in an extra free bottle. Therefore, the answer for Q1 must be “B”.

Note: Some students may mistakenly believe that “C” is the correct answer of Q1. As a matter of fact, 4 bottles of wine now only cost £25. In fact, £25 is the price of 3 bottles and customers will get an extra bottle for free. Thus, “C” is incorrect.


Which type of wine do David’s friends prefer?

  • A
  • B
  • C
Answer: B
  • The keywords concerned in Q2 must be “type of wine”, “David’s friends” and “prefer”.

  • David states that his friends mostly drink Italian wine. In other words, Italian wine is the type of wine that David’s friends prefer. Therefore, the answer for Q2 must be “B”.

Note: Some students may mistakenly believe that “A” or “C” is the correct answer of Q2. In fact, David assumes that most restaurants will stock French or Spanish wine, but later confirms that his friends love Italian wine. He never says that his friends prefer French or Spanish wine. As a result, “A” and “C” are incorrect.


what is the price of the champagne?

  • A
  • B
  • C
Answer: A
  • The keywords concerned in Q3 must be “price” and “champagne”.

  • According to Sam, a bottle of champagne is now sold at a price of £20. Therefore, the answer for Q3 must be “A”.

Note: Some students may mistakenly believe that “C” is the correct answer of Q3. In fact, a bottle of champagne used to cost £25. Later, champagne is given a discount of £5. Thus, its current price should be £20. This explains why Sam says that David is lucky. For that reason, “C” is incorrect.

Questions 4-10

Answer the questions below.


Belluci’s Restaurant

Sam's suggestions

Would go best with the Lasagna:



Other side dishes that Sam mentions:




Booking made on: 5th August

Date when customers will be at the restaurant: 8

Time: 7:00 pm

Number of people: 9

Email address: 10 .com

Customer phone number: 01445 333 6451

Customer willing to have emails sent to them: Yes

  • 4 Answer: Mixed Salad
    • The keywords concerned in Q4 must be “Sam’s suggestion”, “go best with” and “Lasagna”.

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

    • According to Sam, one of the best option with Lasagna should be mixed salad. Therefore, the answer for Q4 must be “Mixed Salad”.

  • 5 Answer: Greek Salad
    • The keywords concerned in Q5 must be “Sam’s suggestion”, “go best with” and “Lasagna”.

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

    • Apart from mixed salad, Greek salad is another option that goes best with Lasagna, as suggested by Sam. Therefore, the answer for Q5 must be “Greek Salad”.

    Note: Some students may mistakenly believe that “chicken and cheese” is the correct answer of Q4 or Q5. Chicken and cheese is a special side dish of the chef. However, Sam believes that this side dish is too heavy when combining with Lasagna and suggests taking salads. As long as Q4 and Q5 concern Sam’s suggestions and chicken and cheese is not the best option with Lasagna, it cannot be a correct answer.

  • 6 Answer: bread with herbs
    • The keywords concerned in Q6 must be “side dishes”, “Sam” and “mentions”.

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

    • Apart from the salads, Sam also suggests other side dishes. The first side dish suggested by Sam is bread with herbs. Therefore, the answer for Q6 must be “bread with herbs”.

  • 7 Answer: cheese with peppers
    • The keywords concerned in Q7 must be “side dishes”, “Sam” and “mentions”.

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

    • The second side dish suggested by Sam is cheese with peppers. Therefore, the answer for Q7 must be “cheese with peppers”.

  • 8 Answer: 27th August
    • The keywords concerned in Q8 must be “date”, “customers” and “at restaurant”.

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

    • Sam suggests reserving tables for David’s friends on the 27th of August, to which David happily agrees. In other words, customers will be at the restaurant on 27th of August. Therefore, the answer for Q8 must be “27th August”.

    Note: Some students may mistakenly believe that “20th August” is the correct answer for Q8. In fact, David did suggesting taking his friends to the restaurant on 20th of August. Unfortunately, the restaurant is fully booked up on 20th of August. As a result, Sam reschedules the date to 27th of August and David agrees with that solution. For that reason, “20th August” is a wrong answer.

  • 9 Answer: 15
    • The keyword concerned in Q9 must be “number of people”.

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

    • According to David, the total number of people coming to the restaurant on August 27th is 15. Therefore, the answer for Q9 must be “15”.

  • 10 Answer: david.hamill@worthing
    • The keyword concerned in Q10 must be “email address”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be an email.

    • Sam asks David to leave his email so that Sam can later contact David to inform restaurant’s information, offers and evening entertainment. David’s email is As “.com” has already been written, the answer for Q10 must be “david.hamill@worthing”.

Part 1
Change Audio Sources

Source 1

Source 2


Part 1

You will hear a telephone conversation between the owner of a restaurant and a customer who is calling to find out information about food and prices at the restaurant.

First you have some time to look at question 1 to 3.

(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.

Sam: Hello. Belluci's Restaurant, Sam speaking. How may I help you?

David: Hi, my name's David Marsden, and I'm calling to ask about the offers I saw on the website for your restaurant. I am thinking about organising a party for a friend's birthday.

Sam: Yes, Mr Marsden, what information would you like to know? 

David: You can call me David.

Sam: OK, great. So, David, what can I help you with?

David: Well, first of all, I wanted to know if the 50% offer that you have on for certain dishes is valid for week nights as well as on the weekend. The party may take place during the week, you see.

Sam: Well, there are many dishes that are 50% off on weekends and only a small number of dishes are 50% off during the week. For example, the Spaghetti Bolognaise is 50% off on whatever day you come in during this month, and Lasagna and steaks are 50% off on our most busy days, which are Saturday and Sunday.

David: Would you be able to do a discount on the Lasagna if there was a large group of people coming in during the week?

Sam: We can only do a 25% discount, but we can do a 50% discount for large groups on any dessert you have with the Lasagna.

David: Well, that sounds like a good deal.

The 50% discount on Lasagna is on the weekends only so the answer is (C). Now we shall begin. You should answer the questions as you listen because you will not hear the recording a second time. Listen carefully and answer questions 1-3.


Sam: There are many other offers that we have on, at the moment, as well.

David: What about drinks? Are there any discounts on drinks?

Sam: Yes, of course. For every three bottles of house red or white wine ordered, you will get a bottle free. So that is four bottles of wine for only about £25. If you order two bottles of champagne you will get half a bottle free of charge as well.

David: That sounds like a really good offer. Which house wine do you stock? Most restaurants have French house wine and sometimes Spanish but I think most of my friends will want to drink Italian wine. 

Sam: We normally serve French as the house wine but we will be able to find a nice Italian one Instead, if you prefer.

David: That would be great. What about Champagne? We will probably order at least two really good bottles. How much would a good bottle cost?

Sam: Well, you are in luck because the Champagne used to cost £25 per bottle but now it's only £20 per bottle so you'll save £5.

Before you hear the rest of the conversation, you have some time to look at questions 4 to 10.

(Pause the recording for 30 seconds)

Now listen and answer questions 4 to 10.

David: That sounds like a good price based on my experience. Now, what side dishes are on the menu that could be ordered with the Lasagna?

Sam: Well, we have a range of side dishes, some go better with the Lasagna than others but of course It's your choice. The chef's special side dish is a chicken and cheese dish. This may be too heavy to have with Lasagna but we have a selection of salads such as a mixed salad and a Greek salad. They would be the best option with that main course. Some other side dishes that are popular are tomato bread with herbs and Italian cheese with peppers.

David: That all sounds very tasty and I'm sure all the people who are coming to the party will like these types of dishes. I might come in during the week to try out some of your food before the party.

Sam: So, would you like to reserve the table then for your party? 

David: Yes. I was wondering if you have any tables free for the 20th of August?

Sam: I'm afraid we are all booked up on that date but we can reserve a table for you for the week after on the 27th of August. Is that OK?

David: Yes, that will be fine.

Sam: How many people will there be?

David: Fifteen. Can we have the table for 7:00 o'clock on that evening?

Sam: Yes, that can be arranged. Please, can I take your phone number for the booking?

David: Yes, it's 01445 333 6451

Sam: OK, that's great. Can I also take your email address to send you information about the restaurant and update you about offers and evening entertainment?

David: Sure, it's, d a v i d (dot) h a m i l l @ w o r t h i n g (dot) com

Sam: Great! Well, I think that's all I need for the moment. We will be in touch closer to the date when you'll be coming to the restaurant. If you want to ask anything or order anything special we can cater for most requests.

David: Yes, that would be good as I'm sure I'll think of something, 

Sam: Bye Bye David. Speak soon.

That is the end of Part one. You now have half a minute to check your answers. (Pause the recording for 30 seconds)

Now turn to Part two.