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IELTS Practice Tests Plus 2

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Published on: 15 Dec 2017

Listening Practice Test 2

Answer Keys:

  • 1 B
  • 2 A
  • 3 C
  • 4 bus station
  • 5 450
  • 6 noisy
  • 7 Hills Avenue
  • 8 dining room
  • 9 modern/very modern
  • 10 quiet
  • 11 Sundays
  • 12 1998
  • 13 100,000/100000/one hundred thousand/a hundred thousand
  • 14 government
  • 15 research
  • 16 Conference Centre/Center
  • 17 information desk
  • 18 bookshop
  • 19 King(’)s Library
  • 20 stamp display
  • 21 B
  • 22 C
  • 23 A
  • 24 B
  • 25 A
  • 26 organisation
  • 27 definition
  • 28 aims
  • 29 Key Skills
  • 30 evidence
  • 31 proficiency
  • 32 learning
  • 33 social and economic
  • 34 positive
  • 35 adults
  • 36 A
  • 37 A
  • 38 B
  • 39 C
  • 40 A

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Review & Explanations:

Section 1: Questions 1-10

Questions 1-3

Choose the correct letter, A. B or C

Example:

Martin wants to

A sell a flat.

rent a flat.

C buy a flat.

1

What is Martin’s occupation?

  • A
  • B
  • C
Answer: B

Keywords in Questions

Similar words in Passage

Q1.  What is Martin’s occupation?

A.  He works in a car factory.

B. He works in a bank.

C. He is a college student.

Cindy:     I see, erm, what about employment - are you all students?

Martin:     Oh no, we’ve all got full time jobs - two of us work in the Central Bank, that's Chris and me and Phil that’s the other one is working for Hallam cars, you know, at the factory about two miles out of town?

The keyword concerned in Q1 is “Martin’s occupation”. We could rule out option A and C because:

+ Option C: Martin said that “we’ve all got full time jobs”, they (Martin and friend) are not students. Option C is not correct.

+ Option A: Martin said that “Phil (his friend) is working for Hallam cars…”, so option A is not correct also.

We choose option B is the answer for Q1 because:

Following the conversation, we can hear Martin said that “Two of us work in Central bank”, it means that Martin works in a bank.

Thus, the correct answer for Q1 should be “B”

2

The friends would prefer somewhere with

  • A
  • B
  • C
Answer: A

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Q2. The friends would prefer somewhere with

A. four bedrooms.

B. three bedrooms.

C. two bathrooms.

 

Cindy: I'll put you down as young professionals, then  and I suppose you'll be looking for somewhere with three bedrooms?

Martin: Yeah - at least three. But actually, we'd rather have a fourth room as well if we can afford it - for friends staying over and stuff

The keywords concerned in Q2 are “friends”, “prefer”

Following the conversation, we can hear the Martin said that “we’d rather have a fourth room…”, it means that they prefer house with 4 bedrooms.

They did not mention to the quantity of bathroom.

Thus, the correct answer for Q2 should be “A”

3

Phil would rather live in

  • A
  • B
  • C
Answer: C

Keywords in Questions

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Q3. Phil would rather live in

A. the east suburbs.

B. the city centre.

C. the west suburbs.

 

Martin:     Well the city centre would be good for me and Chris, so that's our first preference ... but we'd consider anything in the west suburbs as well really - actually for Phil that'd be better, but he knows he's out numbered . But we aren't interested in the north or the east of the city.

The keywords concerned in Q3 are “Phil”, “rather live in

Following the conversation, we can hear Martin said “we aren't interested in the north or the east of the city”, so we could rule out option C.

Although Martin said “city center would be good.., that’s our first preference”, but he also said “west suburbs … for Phil would be better”. So, it means that Phil would rather live in “west suburbs.

Thus, the correct answer for Q3 should be “C”

Questions 4-10

Complete the table below.

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

Details of flats available

Location

Features

Good (+) and bad (-) points

Bridge Street, near the 4

 3 bedrooms

 very big living room

(+) 5 (£) a month

(+) transport links

(-) no shower

(-) could be 6

7

 4 bedrooms

 living room

•   8

(+)  9 and well equipped

(+) shower

(+) will be 10

(-) £800 a month

  • 4 Answer: bus station
  • Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q4. Bridge Street, near the ________

    Cindy:     This first one I'm looking at is in Bridge Street - and very dose to the bus station 

    The keywords concerned in Q4 are “Bridge Street”, “near”. We can assume that the answer for Q4 may be a place.

    Following the conversation, we can hear the girl said that “in Bridge Street, very close to the bus station”.

    Near” and “very close to” have the same meaning in this case.

    Thus, the correct answer for Q4 should be “bus station”

  • 5 Answer: 450
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q5.

    ________(£) a month (+)

    Martin:     Mmmm. So, what about the rent? How much is it a month?

    Cindy:     The good news is that it's only four hundred and fifty pounds a month. Rents in that area usually reach up to six fifty a month, but the landlord obviously wants to get a tenant quickly.

    The keyword concerned in Q5 is “a month”, we can assume the answer for Q5 may be a number.

    Following the conversation, we can hear the girl said “it’s only four hundred and fifty pounds a month”. So, the answer for Q5 should be “450”

    Thus, the correct answer for Q5 should be “450”

    Note: Don’t be misled by “six fifty a month”, it’s the wrong answer.

  • 6 Answer: noisy
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q6.

    could be ________(-)

    Cindy:     Well, there'll be plenty of buses so no problem for him to use public transport... or... but unfortunately there isn't a shower in the flat, and that location is likely to be noisy , of course ...

    We can assume the answer for Q6 may be an adjective.

    Following the conversation, we can easily hear the girl said that “location is likely to be noisy”.

    Thus, the correct answer for Q6 should be “noisy”

  • 7 Answer: Hills Avenue
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q7.

    Location: _________

    Martin:     OK - what about the other place?

    Cindy:     Let's see ... oh yes. well this one is in a really nice location - on Hills Avenue 

    We can assume the answer for Q7 may be a specific name (a road, street…)

    Following the conversation, we can easily hear the girl mentioned the location is “Hills Avenue”

    Thus, the correct answer for Q7 should be “Hills Avenue”

  • 8 Answer: dining room
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q8.

    Features:

    •  4 bedrooms

    •  living room

    •  _________

    Cindy:     Let's see ... oh yes. well this one is in a really nice location - on Hills Avenue . I'm sure you know it. This looks like something a bit special It's got four big bedrooms and erm, there's a big living room and ... oh. This will be good for you a dining room. It sounds enormous, doesn't it?

    The keyword concerned in Q8 is “features”.

    We can assume that the answer for Q8 may be a noun (a room in house, garden, garage…)

    Following the conversation, we can hear the girl mentioned “a dining roomapart from 4 bedrooms and a living room.

    Thus, the correct answer for Q8 should be “Dining room”

  • 9 Answer: modern/very modern
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q9

    Good.

    _________ and well equipped (+)

    Will be _________                     (+)

    Cindy:     That whole area's being developed, and the flat's very modern, which I'm sure you'll like. It’s got good facilities, including your shower. And of course it's going to be quiet, especially compared with the other place.

    We can assume that the answer for Q9 and Q10 may be an adjective ( good meaning)

    Following the conversation, we can hear the girl mentioned “the flat’s very modern and quiet”, besides good facilities, including shower as mentioned in Q9 and Q10.

    Well equipped” and “good facilities” have the same meaning in this case.

    Thus, the correct answer for Q9 should be “modern”

  • 10 Answer: quiet
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q10

    Good.

    _________ and well equipped (+)

    Will be _________                     (+)

    Cindy:     That whole area's being developed, and the flat's very modern, which I'm sure you'll like. It’s got good facilities, including your shower. And of course it's going to be quiet, especially compared with the other place.

    We can assume that the answer for Q9 and Q10 may be an adjective ( good meaning)

    Following the conversation, we can hear the girl mentioned “the flat’s very modern and quiet”, besides good facilities, including shower as mentioned in Q9 and Q10.

    Well equipped” and “good facilities” have the same meaning in this case.

    Thus, the correct answer for Q10 should be “quiet”

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Cindy:     Hello, Brindall's Estate Agents here. How may I help you?

Martin:     Oh, good morning, I’m ringing to see what flats you have for rentat the moment.

Cindy:     Right. Can I start by just taking your name Mr em...

Martin:     Hill, Martin Hill

Cindy:     Right, and are you looking for a flat for yourself or ... em ... a family perhaps?

Martin:     Well it's for three of us myself and two friends - we're going to share together.

Cindy:     I see . . erm, what about employment - are you all students?

Martin:     Oh no, we’ve all got full time jobs - two of us work in the Central Bank, that's Chris and me and Phil that’s the other one is working for Hallam cars, you know, at the factory about two miles out of town?

Cindy:     I'll put you down as young professionals, then and I suppose you'll be looking for somewhere with three bedrooms?

Martin:     Yeah - at least three. But actually, we'd rather have a fourth room as well if we can afford it - for friends staying over and stuff

Cindy:     Is that with a living room to share? Plus kitchen and bathroom?

Martin:     Yeah, that sounds good But we must have a bathroom with a shower. We don't mind about having a bath, but the shower's crucial.

Cindy:     OK, I'll just key that in ... Arid, are you interested in any particular area?

Martin:     Well the city centre would be good for me and Chris, so that's our first preference ... but we'd consider anything in the west suburbs as well really - actually for Phil that'd be better, but he knows he's outnumbered. But we aren't interested in the north or the east of the city.

Cindy:     OK, I'm just getting up all the flats on our books.

Cindy:     Just looking at this list here, I’m afraid there are only two that might interest you ... do you want the details?

Martin:     OK, let me just grab a pen and some paper, fire away!

Cindy:     This first one I'm looking at is in Bridge Street - and very dose to the bus station. It's not often that flats in that area come up for rent. This one’s got three bedrooms, a bathroom and kitchen, of course ... and a very big living room That sounds a good size for you.

Martin:     Mmmm . So, what about the rent? How much is it a month?

Cindy:     The good news is that it's only four hundred and fifty pounds a month. Rents in that area usually reach up to six fifty a month, but the landlord obviously wants to get a tenant quickly.

Martin:     Yeah, it sounds like a bit of a bargain. What about transport for Phil?

Cindy:     Well, there'll be plenty of buses so no problem for him to use public transport... or... but unfortunately there isn't a shower in the flat, and that location is likely to be noisy, of course ...

Martin:     OK - what about the other place?

Cindy:     Let's see ... oh yes. well this one is in a really nice location - on Hills Avenue. I'm sure you know it. This looks like something a bit special It's got four big bedrooms and erm, there's a big living room and ... oh. this will be good for you a dining room. It sounds enormous, doesn't it?

Martin:     Yeah, it sounds great!

Cindy:     That whole area's being developed, and the flat's very modern, which I'm sure you'll like. It’s got good facilities, including your shower. And of course it's going to be quiet, especially compared with the other place.

Martin:     Better and better but I'll bet it's expensive, especially if it's in that trendy area beside the park.

Cindy:     Hmm, I'm afraid so. They're asking £800 a month for it.

Martin:     Wow it sounds a lot more than we can afford.

Cindy:     Well maybe you could get somebody else to move in too? I'll tell you what, give me your address and I can send you all the details and photos and you can see whether these two are worth a visit.

Martin:     Thanks, that would be really helpful my address

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