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IELTS Mock Test 2020 February

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Published on: 05 Mar 2020

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Listening Practice Test 2

Answer Keys:

  • 1 travel/travel(l)ing
  • 2 history
  • 3 study
  • 4 teenagers
  • 5 kitchen
  • 6 crime
  • 7 appointment/booking
  • 8 sugar
  • 9 stamps
  • 10 parking
  • 11 12 D,E
  • 13 14 A,C
  • 15 C
  • 16 B
  • 17 A
  • 18 stress
  • 19 weight
  • 20 families
  • 21 C
  • 22 E
  • 23 H
  • 24 B
  • 25 A
  • 26 F
  • 27 A
  • 28 C
  • 29 B
  • 30 B
  • 31 insects
  • 32 behaviour/behavior
  • 33 father
  • 34 complex/complicated
  • 35 reproduction/breeding
  • 36 control
  • 37 duck(s)
  • 38 language
  • 39 food
  • 40 cost(s)

Leaderboard:

# User Score Time
Tsenguun Munhjargal 9 22:22
Karishma Sharma 9 23:35
janvaschuk 9 28:04
4 Khoa Nguyễn 9 30:18
5 charm n 9 33:19
6 Celeste Burlaos 9 33:22
7 Jiwon Lee 9 33:59
8 nigar parvin 9 35:51
9 Nguyen Tea 8.5 15:46
10 trapbug neon 8.5 22:32

Review & Explanations:

Part 1: Questions 1-10

Questions 1-10

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Example: The library re-opened last __month__The library now has

  • a seating area with magazines
  • an expanded section for books on 1
  • a new section on local 2
  • a community room for meetings (also possible to 3 there)
  • a new section of books for 4
For younger children
  • the next Science Club meeting: experiments using things from your 5
  • Reading Challenge: read six books during the holidays
For adults
  • this Friday: a local author talks about a novel based on a real 6
  • IT support is available on Tuesdays - no 7 is necessary
  • free check of blood 8 and cholesterol levels (over 60s only)
Other information
  • the library shop sells wall-charts, cards and 9
  • evenings and weekends: free 10 is available
  • 1 Answer: travel/travel(l)ing
    • Keywords concerned in Q1 are “book”, section".

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

    • Susie said “we've got a much larger section of the library” suggests that the answer will appear.

    • Listening carefully, Susie mentions  “travel book”. So the answer is “travel".

  • 2 Answer: history
    • Keywords concerned in Q2 are “new section”, local”.

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

    • Susie said “we've now got a new section with materials” suggests that the answer will appear.

    • Listening carefully, Susie mentions to history of the town, town is equal to local. So the answer here is “history".

  • 3 Answer: study
    • Keywords concerned in Q3 are “community room”, “meetings”.

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

    • Susie said “but we do have a room called the community room, it can be hired out for meetings” suggests that the answer will soon appear.

    • Listening carefully, Susie said that “people can use it to study”. So the answer is “study”.

  • 4 Answer: teenagers
    • Keywords concerned in Q4 are “new section”,”book"

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

    • Susie said “We've introduced a special section of fiction” suggests that the answer will appear.

    • Listening carefully, Susie mentions to teenagers. So the answer is “teenagers”.

  • 5 Answer: kitchen
    • Keywords concerned in Q5 are “younger children”, Science club", “experiment", “from”.

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

    • Susie said “we have a Science club” suggests that the answer will appear.

    • Listening carefully, Susie said that “experiments with stuff that everyone has in the kitchen”. It is easy to mislead to stuff. However, the correct answer is “kitchen".

  • 6 Answer: crime
    • Keywords concerned in Q6 are “Friday”, “novel”, “based on”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must contain a noun.

    • Susie said “On Friday, we have a local author” suggests that the answer will appear.

    • Listening carefully, Susie mentions to the story on a crime. It is easy to mislead to “story”. However, the answer here is “crime”. 

  • 7 Answer: appointment/booking
    • Keywords concerned in Q7 are “IT support”, “Tuesday”, “no need”.

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

    • Susie said “But we do have IT support available for members… It's on Tuesday mornings…” suggests that the answer will soon appear. 

    • Listening carefully, Susie mentions to “don’t need an appointment”. So the answer is “appointment".

  • 8 Answer: sugar
    • Keywords concerned in Q8 are “free check”, “blood”.

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

    • Susie said “And there's another service which you wouldn't expect from a library which is a free medical check-up." suggests that the answer will soon appear.

    • Listening carefully, Susie mentions to the level of sugar in blood. So the answer here is “sugar”.

  • 9 Answer: stamps
    • Keywords concerned in Q9 are “other information”, “wall charts”, “greeting cards”.

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

    • Susie said “What other information…” suggests that the answer will appear.

    • Listening carefully, Susie mentions to stamps then. So the answer here is “stamps”.

  • 10 Answer: parking
    • Keywords concerned in Q10 are “free”, evenings and weekends", “available”.

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

    • The women's question “Well I'll bring the children round at the weekend ” suggests that the answer will soon appear.

    • Listening carefully, we can hear Paul ask “is there parking available?” and Susie confirm “it’s free in the evening and at weekends”. So the answer here is “parking”.

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Part 1

You will hear a man telephoning a friend to find out about their local Public Library. First, you have some time to look at questions 1 to 4. 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.

Susie: Hello?

Paul: Hi, Susie, it's Paul here. How are you? Enjoying your new job? You're working at the library, aren’t you?

Susie: Yes, I started when the library reopened a month ago. It’s great.

The woman says that the library reopened a month ago. So month has been written in the space. 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 to 4.

Susie: Hello?

Paul: Hi, Susie, it's Paul here. How are you? Enjoying your new job? You're working at the library, aren’t you?

Susie: Yes, I started when the library reopened a month ago. It’s great.

Paul: Actually, Carol and I have been meaning to join for a while.

Susie: Oh, you should. It doesn't cost anything, and the new library has all sorts of facilities. It's not just a place where you borrow books. For instance,  there's an area with comfortable seats where you can sit and read the magazines they have there. Some people spend the whole morning there.

Paul: Mmm. Wish I had that amount of time to spend!

Susie: Yes, you must be pretty busy at present, with the children and everything?

Paul: We are..., yes. But we're hoping to get away this summer. We're thinking of going to Greece.

Susie: Well, we've got a much larger section of the library devoted to travel books now. So you should come and have a look. I can't remember if there's anything specifically on Greece, but I should think so.

Paul: OK. Now Carol's organising a project for the history class she teaches at school. It's about life in the town a hundred years ago. Do you have anything that might be useful?

Susie: Yes. Actually, we've now got a new section with materials on the history of the town and surrounding region.

Paul: Right. I'll tell her. You can't always find that sort of thing on the internet. Now in the old library there used to be a separate room with reference books. It was a really nice quiet room.

Susie: Yes we've put those books in the main part of the library now, but we do have a room called the community room, it can be hired out for meetings. But at other times people can use it to study.

Paul: I might use that. It's hard to find anywhere quiet at home sometimes.

Susie: I can't remember how old your son and daughter… We've introduced a special section of fiction written specially for teenagers. But they might be a bit young for that?

Paul: Yes, they would be.

Before you hear the rest of the conversation, you have some time to look at questions 5 to 10. Now listen and answer questions 5 to 10.

Susie: Well we do have lots of activities for younger children.

Paul: Yes?

Susie: For example, we have a Science club. At the next meeting, they're going to be doing experiments with stuff that everyone has in the kitchen- sugar and flour and so on.

Paul: They might be interested, yes.

Susie: And, we have a competition for children called Reading Challenge. That doesn't begin until after the end of term.They have to read six books and they get a certificate if they manage it.

Paul: So that gives them something to do while they're on holiday, instead of getting bored.

Susie: That's the idea. And their special activities for adults, too. On Friday, we have a local author called Tanya Streep who's going to be talking about her new novel. It's called “Catch the mouse” and she based the story on a crime that actually took place here years ago.

Paul: Right. We're not free on Friday, but I'll look out for the book.

Susie: Now this probably isn't for you. But we do have IT support available for members. We get quite a few older people coming along who are wanting to get up to speed with computer technology. It's on Tuesday mornings- they don't need to make an appointment or anything, they just turn up.

Paul: Well, my mother might be interested, I'll let her know.

Susie: OK. And there's another service which you wouldn't expect from a library which is a free medical check-up. The hospital arranges for someone to come along and measure the level of sugar in your blood, and they check cholesterol levels at the same time.

Paul: Really?

Susie: Yes, but that's only for the over 60s, so you wouldn't qualify.

Paul: OK. Well, I'll tell my mother she might be interested.

Susie: What other information…. Well, we do have a little shop with things like wall charts and greetings cards, and also stamps so you can post the cards straight away, which is really useful.

Paul: Yeah. Well I'll bring the children round at the weekend and we’ll join. Oh, one more thing, I'll be bringing the car, is there parking available?

Susie: Yes. And it's free in the evening and at weekends.

Paul: Perfect. Well thanks, Susie see you…

That is the end of Part one, you now have half a minute to check your answers. You now turn to Part 2.

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