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IELTS Mock Test 2021 May

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Published on: 29 May 2021

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Listening Practice Test 2

Answer Keys:

  • 1 B
  • 2 A
  • 3 C
  • 4 A
  • 5 Tomato soup
  • 6 Main Course
  • 7 Pea, onion
  • 8 Dessert
  • 9 Chocolate cake
  • 10 Sprite
  • 11 9:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m./9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m./9 a.m. to 12 a.m./9 a.m. -12 a.m.
  • 12 Room 214
  • 13 Student Card
  • 14 smoking
  • 15 (student) locker
  • 16 reserve
  • 17 photocopier
  • 18 B
  • 19 F
  • 20 C
  • 21 20,000
  • 22 acknowledgement
  • 23 30th July
  • 24 tutor arrangements
  • 25 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m/2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m./2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • 26 laser printer
  • 27 B
  • 28 A
  • 29 F
  • 30 E
  • 31 Antarctica
  • 32 25
  • 33 Eastern Highlands
  • 34 January
  • 35 Britain
  • 36 usage
  • 37 1/4 / 25 percent
  • 38 long-service leave
  • 39 Asian neighbours/Asian neighbors
  • 40 tax deduction

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Review & Explanations:

Section 1: Questions 1-10

Questions 1-4

Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

Example

When will the New Year Party be held?

A. December 29th
B. December 30th
C. December 31st

1

The best place for holding the party is _______________

  • A
  • B
  • C
Answer: B
  • The keywords in Q1 are “place” and “party”. We have to know the best place for holding the party .

  • The man mentions the word venue”, which could be a synonym for “place” in this context. Then, the woman suggest a restaurant; however, the man replies that he thinks the restaurant is too small, and it was not a good choice. Hence, A is not correct.

  • Next, the man suggest to choose their common room, asking “how about our common room on the second floor?”. The woman replies: “Great idea”; in other words, she agrees to choose common room as the place for holding the party. Therefore, the answer is B.

2

How much does everyone should pay?

  • A
  • B
  • C
Answer: A
  • The keywords in Q2 are “how much” and “pay”. We have to know the cost that everyone should pay.

  • The woman directly asks the man “how about the cost” and asks if 15 pounds is OK. The man asks again if the cost is 50. However, the woman then confirms that it is 15, and the man replies “Right”, which means he agrees that the cost is 15 pounds. Therefore, the answer is A.

3

How many days should they choose menu in advance?

  • A
  • B
  • C
Answer: C
  • The keywords in Q3 are “days” and “choose menu in advance”. We have to know how many days they should choose menu in advance.

  • The man mentions all the keywords, saying “we should choose menu and pay in advance” and asking “how many days in advance?”. He also asks if a week is OK. However, the woman thinks a week is not enough, and they should choose menu at least, seven working days in advance. The man then replies “OK”. Therefore, A is not correct, and the answer is C.

4

How much deposit should they pay in advance?

  • A
  • B
  • C
Answer: A
  • The keyword in Q4 is “deposit”. We have to know how much deposit they should pay.

  • The woman mentions all the keywords, asking “how much is the deposit?”. The man then replies “Maybe 80 pounds”; however, the woman thinks it’s a little too much. Hence, B is not correct.

  • Next, the man suggests the deposit should be 70 pounds, and the woman replies “Right”, which means that she agrees to pay 70 pounds. Therefore, the answer is A.

Questions 5-10

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

ORDER MENU
AppetizerFruit juice

5

6 Roast dinner
Vegetables Vegetable salad: carrot, tomato, patato, corn,

7 , lettuce, cucumber

8 9

Mango pudding

DrinksCoffee, 10 , Cola
  • 5 Answer: Tomato soup
    • The keywords in Q5 are “Appetizer” and “fruit juice”. We have to know what is included in the appetizer beside fruit juice.

    • We can assume that the answer is a noun or a noun phrase consisting of no more than two words.

    • According to the woman, there was fruit juice and onion soup last year. However, the man wants to change the menu because he did not like that soup. Hence, onion soup is not correct.

    • The woman then suggests to choose tomato soup instead, and the man replies: “Good”. Therefore, the answer is tomato soup.

  • 6 Answer: Main Course
    • The keywords in Q6 are “Roast dinner”. We have to know which part of the meal following appetizer.

    • We can assume that the answer is a noun or a noun phrase consisting of no more than two words.

    • The woman directly says that the next one is Main Course. Therefore, the answer is Main Course.

  • 7 Answer: Pea, onion
    • The keywords in Q7 are “Vegetable salad”. We have to know the ingredients of this dish.

    • We can assume that the answer is a noun or a noun phrase consisting of no more than two words.

    • The man mentions the keywords vegetable salad”. Then, he and the woman lists all the ingredients: Carrot and tomato, potato and corn, pea and onion, lettuce and cucumber. Since “carrot, tomato, potato, corn” and “lettuce, cucumber” are already written in the note, the answer is pea, onion.

  • 8 Answer: Dessert
    • In order to answer Q8, we have to know which part of the meal following vegetables.

    • We can assume that the answer is a noun or a noun phrase consisting of no more than two words.

    • The woman directly says “Then for dessert”; therefore, the answer is dessert.

  • 9 Answer: Chocolate cake
    • The keywords in Q9 are “mango pudding”. We have to know what is included in the dessert beside mango pudding.

    • We can assume that the answer is a noun or a noun phrase consisting of no more than two words.

    • First, the woman suggests to choose chocolate cake, and the man replies “Why not?”, which means he agrees to choose this dish. The man then suggests to include ice cream in the menu; however, the woman thinks mango pudding is better. Finally, the man agrees to choose mango pudding and chocolate cake. Since mango pudding is already written in the note, the answer is chocolate cake.

  • 10 Answer: Sprite
    • The keyword in Q10 are “drinks” and “coffee, cola”. We have to know what is included in drinks along with coffee and cola.

    • We can assume that the answer is a noun or a noun phrase consisting of no more than two words.

    • The woman mentions the keyword, saying that “the last one is drinks”. The man then says that almost everyone likes coffee, and the woman also suggests to choose Sprite and Cola beside coffee. Since coffee, cola” is already written in the note, the answer is Sprite.

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Woman: Hi, Sam. Let’s try and get it sorted out today, OK?

Man: Yeah, sure. It’s time we started working out the details.

Woman: Exactly. What should we begin with?

Man: Date.

Woman: OK. When is the best time to hold the New Year’s Party?

Man: How about the 30th of December ?

Woman: I’m afraid that’s a bit late.

Man: Yeah, the day before?

Woman: Fine. 29th of December.

Man: And what about a venue?

Woman: In a restaurant? Which restaurant were we in last year?

Man: Let me think. It is tulip garden. But I don’t think it was a good choice.

Woman: Why?

Man: The venue is too small. And we have about 30 people more than last year.

Woman: You are right.

Man: So how about our common room on the second floor?

Woman: Great idea.

Man: And then let’s think about invitations…

Woman: All staff and all students.

Man: How about last year students?

Woman: What do you mean?

Man: I know someone who has graduated already but still stay in the city, he might, want to come to the next month’s Graduation ceremony .

Woman: Fine. I will confirm the person later.

Man: Right.

Woman: How about the cost? 15 pounds, is that OK?

Man: What? Fifty?

Woman: No, fifteen.

Man: Right.

Woman: The next one is the food and drink. In my mind, it’s better for us to book them from a restaurant.

Man: Definitely. Which one do you prefer?

Woman: How about Tulip Garden?

Man: OK. And we should choose menu and pay in advance by deposit . How many days in advance? A week?

Woman: A week is not enough. I think at least, seven working days.

Man: OK.

Woman: How much is the deposit?

Man: I’m not sure. Maybe 80 pounds ?

Woman: I think it’s a little too much.

Man: Seventy pounds?

Woman: Right.

Woman: Well, let’s talk about the menu.

Man: Yes. Appetizer first. What was it last year?

Woman: I remember there was fruit juice and onion soup. Do you want to change?

Man: Yes. I didn’t like that soup.

Woman: Maybe we can order tomato soup instead of onion soup. Is that OK?

Man: Good.

Woman: And the next one is Main Course.

Man: How about, chicken or beef?

Woman: I prefer roast, dinner.

Man: Good idea.

Woman: And the third one is vegetables how about .

Man: How.about a vegetable salad?

Woman: Fine. What vegetables do you prefer?

Man: Carrot and tomato?

Woman: Yeah, and potato and corn?

Man: Yes. I like corn. It is good for the eyes.

Woman: Really?

Man: Yes.

Woman: And pea and onion

Man: OK. And how about lettuce and cucumber ?

Woman: Yes. Ladies usually like that.

Man: That’s perfect.

Woman: Then for dessert, how about traditional chocolate cake?

Man: Why not? And ice cream?

Woman: I think mango pudding is better.

Man: OK. Mango pudding and chocolate cake.

Woman: The last one is drinks.

Man: I think almost everyone likes coffee.

Woman: Yes. And Sprite and Cola?

Man: Fine.

Woman: Do you think if we should prepare for some souvenirs ?

Man: We can take some photos, print them and give them to all people at the end of the party as a memory .

Woman: Good idea.

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