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IELTS Practice Test Volume 7

IELTS Practice Test Volume 7

(319 votes)
  • Published on: 07 Oct 2019
  • Tests taken: 196,744

Answer Keys:

Part 1: Question 1 - 10
  • 1 refreshments
  • 2 exhibits
  • 3 book ahead
  • 4 cathedral
  • 5 older children
  • 6 life and times
  • 7 1 p.m. – 6 p.m
  • 8 9a.m.-midday
  • 9 Monday(s)
  • 10
Part 2: Question 11 - 20
  • 11 (regular) bills
  • 12 (financial) sponsor
  • 13 home accounts
  • 14 (your) rent
  • 15 (student) counselor/counsellor
  • 16 (an) insurance policy/-ies
  • 17 (local) telephone directory
  • 18 “new-for-old” or “new for old”
  • 19 pre-existing/pre-existing medical conditions
  • 20 (playing a) dangerous sport
Part 3: Question 21 - 29
  • 21 managers
  • 22 character
  • 23 (whole) group dynamic
  • 24 company training
  • 25 team situation
  • 26 hobbies
  • 27 28 A,C
  • 29 30 A,B
Part 4: Question 31 - 40
  • 31 1988
  • 32 half-inch / half inch / half an inch
  • 33 combs
  • 34 toys
  • 35 plastic pipes
  • 36 no
  • 37 grocery bags
  • 38 yes
  • 39 disposable cutlery
  • 40 insulation


Busayo Ajose 9.015:15
Tran Anh 9.015:29
challika srethapramote 9.017:05
4 Nguyen Hung 9.017:06
5 quan do 9.017:54
6 Munira Mirza 9.018:06
7 quan nguyen 9.018:59
8 Paul Tran 9.019:05
9 vita mean 9.019:11
10 Maria Saengpanich 9.020:06

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How to use the "keyword technique" in IELTS Reading?

We can use Keywords Technique for all the types of question in the IELTS Reading Test.

(18 votes)

08 May 2018

Review & Explanations:

Part 1: Questions 1-10

Questions 1-6

Complete the following sentences using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each, gap.

One walk includes a break at the oldest pub so that the walkers can get some 1
The castle walk allows more time to see the castle wall. and walk on the 2
You have to 3 if you want to go on the Ghost Walk.
The Ghost Walk goes to the castle and the 4
The walks are suitable for adults and 5
The fourth walk shows people the 6 of the writer Robert Jones.

  • 1 Answer: refreshments


    • The keywords here are ‘oldest pub’ and ‘we stop

    • The phrase ‘oldest pub’ is used as is which suggests that the answer is close by. The other keyword ‘we stop’ is used differently in the question by saying ‘walk includes a break’

    • The speaker mentions that they stop at the pub for refreshments, hence the answer is refreshments

  • 2 Answer: exhibits


    • The keywords here are ‘walk along the castle wall’

    • It is worth noting that the exact phrase is not used in the question but it is worded as ‘castle walk allows more time to see the castle wall.’

    • Another point worth noting that the keyword appears after the answer has been spoken in the dialogue, so we will need to keep in mind what the speaker mentioned

    • In this case the speaker mentions about walks along the castle walls and exhibits

    • Hence the answer is exhibits

  • 3 Answer: book ahead


    • The entire question itself is the keyword

    • In the dialogue the speaker mentions You’ll need to which is mentioned in the question in a slightly different manner by asking ‘you have to’

    • The answer that the keyword is leading up to is book ahead

    • Hence the answer is book ahead

  • 4 Answer: cathedral


    • The keyword here is the noun ‘Ghost Walk’

    • There is mention of the keyword in the dialogue but the answer comes much after

    • The question that the customer asks can be treated as a keyword i.e. ‘Which places are visited on the walk

    • Based on this question we can anticipate that the tour guide will now mention places that they will be visiting during the walk. The first place he/she mentions is the castle so we know that the next place he/she will mention will be our answer i.e. cathedral

    • Hence cathedral is the answer

  • 5 Answer: older children


    • The keyword to take a note of here is ‘suitable’ and ‘adults

    • This keyword is used as is in the question and the dialogue

    • After asking for who is this walk suitable for? The guide mentions the second keyword adults

    • So we know that the answer is about to come, after adults the speaker mentions ‘or older children

    • Hence the answer is older children

  • 6 Answer: life and times


    • The keyword here is ‘fourth walk’ which is used as is in the question that is asked by the customer. So we know that the answer of the Tour guide contains our answer for Q6 as well

    • The second keyword here is the noun ‘Robert Jones’ which is also mentioned in the dialogue by saying that ‘the fourth walk follows the life and times of Robert Jones’

    • Hence the answer is life and times

Questions 7-10

Complete the following table of information about the walks.

WalkPriceStart – Finish
City sights tour£10 7
Castle tour£7 8
Ghost Walk£78 p.m – 10 p.m
Robert Jones Walk£82 p.m – 5 p.m
  • Discounts available for groups of five or more people
  • Walks take place every day except 9
  • Visit our website – 10
  • 7 Answer: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m


    • The question here is asking for the starting and closing time of ‘City Sights’ which is our keyword

    • The details that the tour guide mentions that make us think that are leading up to the answer are ‘The full price for the City Sights tour is ten pounds per person

    • The next keywords that lead us to the answer are ‘And what time do the tours start?

    • After asking the question the customer adds that ‘You said the Ghost Walk starts at 8 p.m. ’ this is intentionally placed there to misguide the exam taker

    • The guide says ‘Yes, the City Sights (Q7) one starts at 1:00 p.m. . and finishes at 6 p.m’

    • Hence the answer is 9 a.m. and midday.

  • 8 Answer: 9a.m.-midday


    • The question here is asking for the starting and closing time of ‘Castle tour’ which is our keyword

    • The actual answer is spoken by the guide ‘The Castle tour starts at 9 a.m. and finishes at midday.

  • 9 Answer: Monday(s)


    • The key concept to keep in mind here is that the question is saying that ‘Walks take place everyday except for a particular time’ this is what we will be listening for in the dialogue

    • The question of the customer leads us to the answer when he/she asks that ‘The Ghost Walk is not on Mondays. How about the other walks?’

    • So we know that the customer is only talking about the Ghost walks not being on Monday at this point but the answer of the tour guide confirms our answer when he/she mentions ‘The same’ i.e. all the other walks are not on Mondays

    • There is a dialogue added to confuse the exam taker when the tour guide mentions that ‘Our office is open on Mondays for booking walks,’ the office is open on Mondays but the walks aren’t.

    • Hence the answer is Mondays

  • 10 Answer:


    • The question is asking for a website

    • As we know website always starts with a ‘www’ and ends with a ‘.com’

    • Hence the answer is

    • is given just to confuse the exam taker

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Customer: Good morning. I’ve heard that you offer walking tours of the city.

Tour Guide: Yes, we do. We have four walks. Did you have any particular one in mind?

Customer: Not really. Actually, I don’t know anything about your tours. Could you?

Tour Guide: Of course. Here’s our leaflet. Let me take you through it. Our main walk is a comprehensive one of the city centre, lasting a whole afternoon. It is quite long, but takes you to all the main sights and a few lesser-known -known ones. As you can see, we take in the castle, the cathedral , the historic houses along the riverside and the city gate. Halfway through, we stop at the oldest pub in the city-the Cat and Dog-for for refreshments .

Customer: That looks very interesting. I see you have a walk that just takes in the castle.

Tour Guide: Yes, it spends more time examining the castle and its history. The first tour I mentioned visits the castle briefly, but this one includes visits to all the exhibits there and a longer walk along the castle wall.

Customer: I heard something about … Ah, yes-there it is. The Ghost Walk in the evening.

Tour Guide: Ah, yes. This is a very popular tour. You’ll need to book ahead for this one. The tour starts here at 8 p.m. every evening except Mondays and finishes here at about well, about two hours later.

Customer: Which places are visited on the walk?

Tour Guide: Well, again, we take people to the castle and to the cathedral, but we don’t go inside . At the cathedral, we see a few tombs and tell people some pretty grisly stories .

Customer: Is the walk suitable for children?

Tour Guide: Not really. Actually, all four of our walks are really for adults or at least older children.

Customer: And the fourth walk is

Tour Guide: Well, it follows the life and times of Robert Jones, the famous victori an writer, who was bom here and lived here most of his life. We take people to see where he was bom, educated and lived. This tour is popular with people interested in Victorian architecture as much as with people interested in literature.

Customer: I see. Now, prices … they’re not listed here in the brochure .

Tour Guide: Prices depend on the season and the number of people you make a booking for.

Customer: We’d be interested in taking a tour sometime next week-mid- week-and we are a small group of six .

Tour Guide: OK. There’s a small discount or groups of 5 to 10 people. The full price for the City Sights tour is ten pounds per person. The Castle tour is £7. The Ghost Walk is also £7 and the Robert Jones Walk is £8. The discount is 5% of the total fee.

Customer: Thank you. And what time do the tours start? You said the Ghost Walk starts at 8 p.m.

Tour Guide: Yes, the City Sights one starts at 1:00 p.m. . and finishes at 6 p.m. The Castle tour starts at 9 a.m. and finishes at midday. The Robert Jones Walk starts at 2 p.m. and finishes at 5 p.m.

Customer: The Ghost Walk is not on Mondays. How about the other walks?

Tour Guide: The same. Our office is open on Mondays for booking walks, but there are no tours that day.

Customer: I see. Thank you very much. I see you have a website.

Tour Guide:“ ” is written as one word. It has up-to-date information and you can also see the exact routes we take and the timings.

Customer: Sorry?

Tour Guide: The timings. How long we spend at each location .

Customer: Oh, I see. Thank you.