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IELTS Mock Test 2020 January

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Published on: 08 Feb 2020

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Listening Practice Test 2

Answer Keys:

  • 1 Waddell
  • 2 Robyn Place
  • 3 263 8666
  • 4 Visa
  • 5 10
  • 6 $35
  • 7 Unlimited kilometres
  • 8 Relatives
  • 9 (An) automatic
  • 10 Driving license / Drivers license
  • 11 X
  • 12 Tunnels
  • 13 5
  • 14 X
  • 15 Whale watching
  • 16 Indian Pacific
  • 17 Earlier/early settlers
  • 18 Millionth
  • 19 States
  • 20 The continent
  • 21 B
  • 22 B
  • 23 C
  • 24 A
  • 25 A
  • 26 40 litres (or liters)
  • 27 Solar coil
  • 28 20
  • 29 65
  • 30 Rigid foam
  • 31 Services marketing
  • 32 Legal advice
  • 33 Weakness
  • 34 Customer numbers
  • 35 Tangible
  • 36 Expectations
  • 37 Clients
  • 38 Constantly improve
  • 39 (Conduct) surveys
  • 40 A representative

Leaderboard:

# User Score Time
Hai Anh Nguyen 9 34:02
Aisha Albaloshi 8 23:12
Natali Abrahamyan 8 23:12
4 Urazbayev Dimash 8 23:49
5 JEFFERSON VILLAVER 8 24:58
6 Ararat Sahakyan 8 26:27
7 Soumya ranjan Pradhan 8 26:34
8 ahmed baig 8 27:12
9 180301160014 8 30:07
10 180301160010 8 33:04

Review & Explanations:

Part 1: Questions 1-10

Complete the form below.

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

Southern Rental Car – booking

Name: William 1

Address: 10 2 Nelson

Contact number: 07 3

Payment by credit card type: 4 card.

Card No. 4550 1392 8309 3221

Card expiry date: July 20XX

Rental period: 5 days

  • 1 Answer: Waddell
    • The answer for Q1 is the name of a manWilliam...”. 

    • The woman’s question First, can i take your name?can be seen as a suggestion for the answer’s appearance.

    • The man’ answer is Waddell. However, this type of answer is always followed by a spelling, so you should concentrate on listening after that

    • Listening carefully, you can fill the answer “W-A-D-D-E-L-L” exactly

  • 2 Answer: Robyn Place
    • The answer for Q2 is a place and the keyword mentioned in Q2 is 10...., Nelson . Therefore, you should try to catch the number 10... in the conversation because the best answer will be surely followed by the number 10...

    • It is not difficult for you to hear the name of the placeRobyn”, and the spelling R-O-B-Y-N can help you fill the blank easily.

  • 3 Answer: 263 8666
    • The answer for Q3 is a number. 

    • The keyword in the man’s question “Do you want my home number or my mobile? and the response of womanHome number will be fine”can be seen as a suggestion for the answer’s appearance

    • So, you can find the answer07 263 8666”. In this case, you should note that “....666” can be answered by three number “6” or “triple 6”

  • 4 Answer: Visa
    • The keyword concerned in the Q4 ispayment” and “credit card type

    • The keyword in the man’s answer “Do i have to pay by credit card?can be seen as a suggestion for the answer’s appearance

    • Listening carefully, you can find the answer Q4 “...i’ll pay by Visa

  • 5 Answer: 10
    • The keyword mentioned in the Q5 is “period” and the answer will be a number

    • The question type “how long...?” is suitable for the answer “period”. So, the question woman “...how long did you want the car for? can be seen as a suggestion for the answer’s appearance

    • Be careful, “12 days” appeared in the conversation is a lure because it is just the woman’s query, not the man’s answer. Therefore, you need to listen exactly to the man’s answer. 

    • The negative word “No” in the man’s answer shows his disagreement with woman’s query. And then, you can easily find the answer 10 days

Answer the following questions USING NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER

How much is the car per day?

6

What does the price include?

7

Who will he be visiting?

8

What kind of car does the agent recommend?

9

What does he need to collect the car?

10

  • 6 Answer: $35
    • The keyword mentioned in Q6 arehow much” and “per day”.

    • The man’s answer “...you have rental cars for just 25 dollars a day. Is that correct?” can make you mistake and write the answer for Q6 “25 dollars”. However, this price is just applied in the low season” andthe period you’re looking at the cheapest we have at 35 dollars”. So, the answer must be 35 dollars

  • 7 Answer: Unlimited kilometres
    • The keyword concerned in Q7 arewhat” and “price”.

    • The answer for Q7 appears right after the answer of Q6. You can easily miss this answer. Therefore, scanning all questions before listening is very useful in this case.

    • Listening carefully, you can hear “....that prices includes unlimited kilometers

  • 8 Answer: Relatives
    • The keywords mentioned in the Q8 arewho” and “he...visiting”. So, you should focus on the man’s sayings. 

    • You can hear the man’s conversation “I am visiting relatives...”. So, the answer of Q8 is “relatives

  • 9 Answer: (An) automatic
    • The keywords concerned in the Q9 arewhat kind of car” and “recommend

    • The keyword “would be better off” in the woman’s conversation is similar to the keyword “recommend” in the Q9. Therefore, “an automatic is the best answer

  • 10 Answer: Driving license / Drivers license
    • The keyword mentioned in the Q10 iswhat” and need

    • The man’s question “What do I need to bring with me when I pick up the car?” can be seen as a suggestion for the answer’s appearance

    • It is not difficult for you to hear the answer “driving licence

Part 1
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Part 1

You will hear a conversation between a customer and receptionist at a car rental agency. First you have some time to look at questions 1 to 5. Now listen and answer the questions 1 to 5.

Woman: Good morning. How can I help you?

Man: Hello. is this a Southern rental car?

Woman: Yes, it is.

Man: I wonder if you can help me. I am ringing from Nelson, but I am coming over to Auckland for 12 days and I’d like to hire a car.

Woman: Ok, I’ll fill in a booking for you now. First, can I take your name ?

Man: Yes, its William Waddell.

Woman: I sorry, Could you spell your surname?

Man: Ah, yeah it is W-A-D-D-E-L-L.

Woman: Thanks, now can I have an address and phone number

Man: Sure, I live at 10 Robyn place, that is R-O-B-Y-N place.

Woman: And that is Nelson, isn’t it?

Man: That’s right. Do you want my home number or my mobile

Woman: Home number will be fine.

Man: Ok, it’s 07 263 8666.

Woman: Great, now can I also have a credit card number?

Man:Do I have to pay by credit card?

Woman: Well, we need  a credit card number as a guarantee. It is a standard policy for car rentals.

Man: Ok, Well. I’ll pay by Visa then the card number is 4550 1392 8309 3221.

Woman: And the expiry date?

Man: Sorry?

Woman: Your card, When does it expiry?

Man: Oh, next July.

Woman: Right, now how long did you want the car for? 12 days did you say?

Man: No, I only need a car for 10 days, from the second  to the eleventh of next month.

Before you hear the rest of the recording, you will have some time to look at questions 6 to 10. Now listen and answer the question 6 to 10.

Woman: Now what type of car are you looking for hire?

Man: Well, I am not too worried about the model of the car, but I understand that you have rental cars for just 25 dollars a day. Is that correct?

Woman: We do sometimes to have 25 dollar deals but only in the low season, but the period you’re looking at the cheapest we have at 35 dollars. However that prices includes unlimited kilometers.

Man: Sorry. Did you say unlimited kilometers? What does that mean exactly?

Woman: That means that no matter how far you go, the cost is the same. Some company charge for rental and then charge again for every kilometer you actually drive.

Man: Well, I am going to travel quite long distances. I am visiting relatives and they look quite far apart from each others, so unlimited kilometers are probably good idea.

Woman: If you’re traveling long distances, you would be better off with an automatic. Changing gears and a manual can make it more expensive on petrol.

Man: Ok, I’ll take the automatic thing.

Woman: Right, so that’s an automatic car for 10 days from the second to the eleventh. That’s all but is there anything else I can help you with?

Man: No, That’s fine. Oh, sorry. What do I need to bring with me when I pick up the car?

Woman: All you need is your driving licence.

Man: Fine, Well. Thanks very much, bye.

That is the end of Part 1. You now have half a minute to check your answers.

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