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IELTS Mock Test 2021 October

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Listening Practice Test 2

Answer Keys:

  • 1 A
  • 2 B
  • 3 B
  • 4 C
  • 5 American
  • 6 BA188
  • 7 5
  • 8 super save
  • 9 coffee
  • 10 3339 5183 7799 6047
  • 11 City Hall
  • 12 efficient
  • 13 Medical facilities
  • 14 standard
  • 15 12
  • 16 leg trouble
  • 17 9am - 5pm
  • 18 9.50
  • 19 20 A,D
  • 21 Student Union
  • 22 (the) library
  • 23 username and passport
  • 24 Sports Centre
  • 25 the morning
  • 26 compulsory (courses)
  • 27 attendance
  • 28 presentation
  • 29 curriculum
  • 30 Common Room
  • 31 B
  • 32 C
  • 33 D
  • 34 A
  • 35 degraded habitats
  • 36 garbage
  • 37 600
  • 38 coral reefs
  • 39 Australia and Japan
  • 40 22,000

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How to solve the reading question: "Table completion"

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Review & Explanations:

Section 1: Questions 1-10

Questions 1-4

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C

Example

What information does the girl want to know?

A. transportation
B. flight
C. London

1

Which is the first recommended transportation by the man?

  • A
  • B
  • C
Answer: A

Keywords in Questions

Similar words in Passage

Q1: Which is the first recommended transportation by the man?

A. taxi

B. underground

C. coach

Woman: Oh, right. Could you give me some suggestions?

Man: Of course.

Woman: I will arrive at London Heathrow Airport and then go to Cambridge.

Man: How about taking a taxi? It is the quickest and most comfortable way.

+ Start paying attention on the 3 answer after the word “suggestions” and catch the first one

+ The answer is A.

2

What’s the reason of the girl for not hiring a private car?

  • A
  • B
  • C
Answer: B

Keywords in Questions

Similar words in Passage

Q2. What’s the reason of the girl for not hiring a private car?

A. bad weather

B. having lost her driving license

C. too expensive

Man: Why don’t you rent a private car?

[…]

Woman: Is it very expensive?

Man: The cost depends on the type of the car.

Woman: Maybe it is a good choice. Oh, do I need my driving license?

Man: Of course. Don’t you have a license?

Woman: I lost my driving license the day before yesterday.

+ Start paying attention on the 3 answer after the word “private car”. The man did not reply “Yes” to the question “Is it very expensive?”, so C is incorrect.

+ The answer is B as the woman said she had lost her driving license.

+ They did not mention weather factor, so option A is not correct.

3

What’s the minimum coach fare?

  • A
  • B
  • C
Answer: B

Keywords in Questions

Similar words in Passage

Q3. What’s the minimum coach fare?

A. £12

B. £14

C. £16

Woman: A coach?

Man: Yes.

Woman: Do you know how much that costs?

Man: Usually, the minimum fare is about fourteen pounds.

+ When the keyword “coach” appears, start looking for “minimum fare”, the cost will be mentioned right after that, fourteen pounds. So the answer is B.

4

The disadvantage of taking a coach from airport is_

  • A
  • B
  • C
Answer: C

Keywords in Questions

Similar words in Passage

Q4. The disadvantage of taking a coach from airport is:

A. unsafe

B. too many people.

C. too long time.

Woman: How long would I get to Cambridge by a coach?

Man: I think it is about three hours.

Woman: Really? That’s too slow. Why does it need such a long time?

The keyword in question is "disadvantage". You can catch the complaint “too slow” while notice that the other answers weren’t mentioned. Therefore, the answer is C

Questions 5-10

Complete the notes below.

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

SHUTTLE RESERVATION

Name: Echo Grey

Age: 21

Nationality: 5

Flight No.: 6

Arrival time: 3:05 p.m.

Heathrow airport, terminal: 7

Seat reservation:

To: Cambridge

Ticket: single and 8

Departure time: 16:10

Fare: £18 including 9

Payment: American Express

Credit card number: 10

  • 5 Answer: American

    Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q5. Nationality

    Clerk: What’s your nationality?

    Woman: I come from New York.

    Clerk: OK. American.

    + Pay close attention to the keyword “nationality”, the answer should follows it shortly

    + The answer here is American.

  • 6 Answer: BA188

    Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q6. Flight No.

    Clerk: And your flight number?

    Woman: It is BA188.

    + Look for the keyword “flight number”, and catch the correct answer right after it

    + Therefore, BA188 is the answer

  • 7 Answer: 5

    Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q7. Heathrow airport, terminal

    Woman: You mean Heathrow Airport?

    Clerk: Yes.

    Woman: It is five past three in the afternoon.

    Clerk: Sure. Which terminal?

    Woman: It is… let me think…

    Clerk: Is it terminal five?

    Woman: Oh, yes.

    + 2 keywords are “Heathrow Airport “ and “terminal”. You need to look for a number.

    + The answer is five/5 because the woman reply "Yes"

  • 8 Answer: super save

    Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q8. Ticket:

    single and _______

    Clerk: Single ticket or return?

    Woman: Just single. Does that have some discount? I mean some special tickets?

    Clerk: There will be a super save ticket after 4 o’clock in the afternoon on the 26th August.

    + Pay close attention when “Single ticket” is mentioned, try to catch another property related to the ticket, in this case it’s “super save” (return is not correct because the woman didn't choose that kind of ticket).

    + The correct answer is super save

  • 9 Answer: coffee

    Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q9. Fare:

    £18 including

    Woman: How much is the fare?

    Clerk: A single ticket of super save is 18 pounds and includes coffee.

    + Listen to the word “fare”, then the price and the word after “includes”, which is coffee. Therefore, the answer is coffee

  • 10 Answer: 3339 5183 7799 6047

    Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q10. Credit card number

    Clerk: The last thing, how will you pay your shuttle fare?

    Woman: Do you accept American Express?

    Clerk: Of course. Please tell me your number?

    Woman: It is 3339 5183 7799 6047.

    + The conversation is a little tricky here if you don’t know “American Express” is a “Credit card”, but just pay attention to the word “number” then catch the number series after that should still do the job.

    + The answer is 3339 5183 7799 6047

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Section 1
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SECTION 1

You will hear a conversation about transport information about London Heathrow Airport.

Man: Hello, how are things going?

Woman: Not bad. But…

Man: What’s the trouble?

Woman: I’m worried about my trip.

Man: Yeah. I remember you will go to cambridge next week. Is that right?

Woman: Yes. But, I’m not sure about the choice of transportation when I get off the flight.

Man: Don’t you remember I’m from London?

Woman: Oh, right. Could you give me some suggestions?

Man: Of course.

Woman: I will arrive at London Heathrow Airport and then go to Cambridge.

Man: How about taking a taxi? It is the quickest and most comfortable way.

Woman: Sure. I know. But it’s too expensive.

Man: Right.

Woman: What do you think of the underground?

Man: Darling, there is no underground to your destination from London, OK?

Woman: OK.

Man: Why don’t you rent a private car?

Woman: You mean hire a car at the airport?

Man: Yes.

Woman: Is it very expensive?

Man: The cost depends on the type of the car.

Woman: Maybe it is a good choice. Oh, do I need my driving license?

Man: Of course. Don’t you have a license?

Woman: I lost my driving license the day before yesterday.

Man: I’m so sorry.

Woman: And I do not really want to drive myself after a long flight.

Man: Well. How about taking a coach from the airport?

Woman: A coach?

Man: Yes.

Woman: Do you know how much that costs?

Man: Usually, the minimum fare is about fourteen pounds.

Woman: Single or return?

Man: Of course it is one-way ticket.

Woman: That’s quite cheap.

Man: Yes.

Woman: How about the number of passengers in a coach?

Man: Let me see. It is around 20 to 30.

Woman: How long would I get to Cambridge by a coach?

Man: I think it is about three hours.

Woman: Really? That’s too slow. Why does it need such a long time?

Man: Hmmm, because it has many stops during the route.

Woman: Oh no.

Man: And the last choice is the airport shuttle.

Woman: Yes. Tell me some more information about it.

Man: I’m not very sure about it. It is better for you to get the information from airport clerks.

Woman: Sure. Do you know the telephone number?

Man: Let me check… I think I save it in my mobile phone… yes, here it is.

Woman: OK. I call it now.

(telephone dial)

Clerk: Good morning. This is the Transport Information at London Heathrow Airport. How can I help you?

Woman: Good morning. I’d like to reserve a seat on the airport shuttle.

Clerk: OK. I just have to fill out this form out for you. What’s your name?

Woman: My name is Echo Grey.

Clerk: And your age?

Woman: I’m 21 years old.

Clerk: What’s your nationality?

Woman: I come from New York.

Clerk: OK. American.

Woman: Yes.

Clerk: And your flight number?

Woman: It is BA188.

Clerk: What date will you arrive?

Woman: 26th of august.

Clerk: Do you know the arrival time?

Woman: You mean Heathrow Airport?

Clerk: Yes.

Woman: It is five past three in the afternoon.

Clerk: Sure. Which terminal?

Woman: It is… let me think…

Clerk: Is it terminal five?

Woman: Oh, yes.

Clerk: So that’s the Heathrow Airport to Cambridge on the 26th August.

Woman: Yes.

Clerk: Single ticket or return?

Woman: Just single. Does that have some discount? I mean some special tickets?

Clerk: There will be a super save ticket after 4 o’clock in the afternoon on the 26th August.

Woman: That’s so great. So what’s the departure time?

Clerk: 16:10.

Woman: That will give me plenty of time to collect my baggage.

Clerk: Sure.

Woman: How much is the fare?

Clerk: A single ticket of super save is 18 pounds and includes coffee.

Woman: That sounds good. Oh, how long will I take to get to Cambridge? Clerk: Up to two hours.

Woman: Great.

Clerk: The last thing, how will you pay your shuttle fare?

Woman: Do you accept American Express?

Clerk: Of course. Please tell me your number?

Woman: It is 3339 5183 7799 6047.

Clerk: OK. Thank you for choosing Heathrow Airport shuttle. You can get your shuttle ticket from our reception when you arrive at Heathrow.

Woman: Thanks for your help.

Clerk: You are welcome. Goodbye.

Woman: Goodbye.

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