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IELTS Recent Actual Test With Answers Volume 1

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Published on: 06 Dec 2017

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Listening Practice Test 1

Answer Keys:

  • 1 94635550
  • 2 Clark House
  • 3 University Drive
  • 4 Monday
  • 5 Thursday
  • 6 a/one/1 month
  • 7 A
  • 8 C
  • 9 B
  • 10 C
  • 11 Computer as Teacher
  • 12 University of Melbourne
  • 13 top floor
  • 14 ground floor
  • 15 3:10
  • 16 Palm Lounge
  • 17 C
  • 18 B
  • 19 B
  • 20 A
  • 21 C
  • 22 A
  • 23 B
  • 24 B
  • 25 A
  • 26 C
  • 27 29 C,E,F
  • 30 textbook allowance
  • 31 plastic
  • 32 processing
  • 33 (properly) seasoned
  • 34 polished
  • 35 (the) cost
  • 36 grain pattern(s)
  • 37 words
  • 38 0.8
  • 39 0.1
  • 40 black velvet

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6 cao yen 9 29:55
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8 Valentina Mojica 9 30:46
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Review & Explanations:

Section 1: Questions 1-10

Questions 1-6

Complete the form below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Moving Company Service Report

Example

Full Name:

 Answer

 Jane Bond

Phone Number:

1

USA Address:

509 2

1137 3 , Seattle

Packing Day:

4

Date:

11th March

Clean-up by:

5:00 p.m.

Day:

5 14th

About the Price:

Rather expensive

Storage Time:

6

  • 1 Answer: 94635550
  • Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q1: Phone Number

    Clerk: what’s your work phone number? In case I have any questions about things. 
    WOMAN: My work phone is 94635550 

    The keyword in Q1 is “phone number” and we will fill in a line of numbers in the blank.

    When we hear the clerk ask “what’s your work phone number?”, we can assume that the answer will soon appear. Then the woman clearly said that her work phone number is 94635550. Thus, the correct answer is 94635550.

  • 2 Answer: Clark House
  •  

    Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q2: USA Address:

    509 ______

    Clerk: And what address should we ship your things to? 
    WOMAN: My new company is letting me stay temporarily at 509 Clark House , that’s C-L-A-R-K, 1137 University Drive in Seattle. 

    The keyword in Q2 is “address”. We should focus on the numbers “509” as our answers will follow right after this numbers in the conversation.

    When we hear the clerk asked “And what address should we ship your things to?”, which contains our keyword, we know that the answer will soon appear in the woman’s reply.

    As we expected, she said that her temporary address is 509 Clark House. “Clark House” stands right after the number “509”, so it is the answer of Q2. We should stay focus to write down the correct spelling of Clark, which is C-L-A-R-K.

  • 3 Answer: University Drive
  • Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    USA Address:

    Q3: 1137  ______

    Clerk: And what address should we ship your things to? 
    WOMAN: My new company is letting me stay temporarily at 509 Clark House , that’s C-L-A-R-K, 1137 University Drive in Seattle. 

    The keyword in Q3 is “address”. We should focus on the numbers “1137” as our answers will follow right after this numbers in the conversation.

    After spelling the word “Clark”, the woman told us the rest of her address, which is “1137 University Drive in Seattle”. Similar to Q2, “University Drive” stands right after the number “1137”, so “University Drive”is the answer of Q3.

  • 4 Answer: Monday
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q4: Packing Day

    Clerk: OK, and when should we come pack your things? 
    WOMAN: I guess that would be on Monday , March 11th. 

    The keyword in Q4 is “Packing day” and we should fill in the blank a day when the woman wants the company to come and pack her things.

    So, when we hear the clerk ask “when should we come pack your things? 
    , we assume that the answer may soon appear.

    Then, the woman said that it would be Monday , March 11th. As the answer is no more than 2 words and we have to fill in a day,Monday” is our correct answer.

    **We should know that if the question is Packing date, “March 11th” will be the correct answer instead because Day refers to a name of a weekday while Date is more specific. It refers to a particular day of the month, sometimes in a particular year, given in numbers and words.

  • 5 Answer: Thursday
  • Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q5: Clean-up by: 5.00 PM

          Day: ________

    Clerk: Do you want any help with an after-packing clean-up? We do that for a small additional charge. 
    W: Yes, that would be helpful. I promised the landlord I’d give her the keys back by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday , the 14th.  

    C: Great, we’ll just schedule the clean-up for that day. That way, the place will smell clean and there’ll be no dust.

    The keywords in Q5 are “clean-up” and “day” and we should find out the day when the company conduct the clean-up.

    When the clerk mentioned to the keyword “clean-up” in “Do you want any help with an after-packing clean-up?”, we assume that the answer may soon appear. Then she said that she would give the keys back to the landlord. Here we hear her mention to “Thursday , the 14th”. As we’re looking for a clean-up day, “Thursday” may be our answer, but we need to keep listening to be ensure it’s the correct one. Then we hear the clerk say “Great, we’ll just schedule the clean-up for that day”. It means that he will conduct the clean-up on Thursday. So, “Thursday” is the correct answer.

  • 6 Answer: a/one/1 month
  • Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q6: Storage Time

    W: how much is this going to cost? 
    … 
    W: Oh dear, this seems rather expensive!...

    W: I don’t want my furniture shipped with me. I won't be looking for an apartment till after I arrive in America. Would it be possible to put my furniture in storage here for a month , then have it sent along later? 

    The keyword in Q6 is “storage time”. We should use the keywords in the sentence above Q6 (“Price”, “rather expensive”) to locate the position of our answer in the conversation (the answer will follow the part of “expensive price”).

    So, when the woman said “Oh dear, this seems rather expensive!...”, we know that the answer will come out after that.

    Then, she said that she didn’t want the furniture shipped with her. After this sentence, we may assume that she will ask the company to keep them. As we’ve expected, we hear “Would it be possible to put my furniture in storage here for a month , then have it sent along later?”. The woman asked if the company can keep her furniture for a month. So, “a month” is our answer.

Questions 7-10

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SECTION 1

CLERK: Good morning, ma’am, and welcome to “Australia’s Moving Experience”! How can I help you?
WOMAN: Well, I... I hope you can help me. I’m so up in the air right now... I...
CLERK: Just calm down, now. Let me guess: you’re moving and it has you a little confused.
WOMAN: That’s it exactly. You see, I’m relocating to the United States next month and I’m having a hard time getting organised.
CLERK: Here, fill out your name and address, and let me ask you a few questions. Oh, what should I call you?
WOMAN: My name is Jane, Jane Bond
CLERK: OK, Jane, first of all, what’s your work phone number? In case I have any questions about things.
WOMAN: My work phone is 94635550. But please try not to call me too often there. My boss hates personal calls.
CLERK: So does mine, ma’am, so does mine. And what address should we ship your things to?
WOMAN: My new company is letting me stay temporarily at 509 Clark House, that’s C-L-A-R-K, 1137 University Drive in Seattle.
CLERK: Seattle? Beautiful city, I hear. Mountains right beside the ocean, almost. Cooler than Australia, too. OK, and when should we come pack your things?
WOMAN: I guess that would be on Monday, March 11th.

Do you want any help with an after-packing clean-up? We do that for a small additional charge.
Yes, that would be helpful. I promised the landlord I’d give her the keys back by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, the 14th. 
Great, we’ll just schedule the clean-up for that day. That way, the place will smell clean and there’ll be no dust.
Well, you do think of everything! Oh, how much is this going to cost?
Here is a list of our basic prices.
Oh dear, this seems rather expensive!
Yes ma’am, but you’re paying for the best. We’re careful and we’re fast. Like we say, the only thing we break are speed records getting you moved.
Well... maybe that’s so... Oh, I nearly forgot to tell you. I don’t want my furniture shipped with me. I won't be look­ing for an apartment till after I arrive in America. Would it be possible to put my furniture in storage here for a month, then have it sent along later?
Of course, we do that all the time. A couple of other things.

Here at "A Moving Experience”, we try to pack your things logically. We don’t just throw stuff in boxes.

Do you have any special requests? You know, things you want packed in some special place, so you know where to find them?
Like what?
Oh, I don’t know... Things like dishes maybe. Not to be rude, but you look like a lady who likes to eat.
Ahhh! Yes, I need my dishes and things where I can find them quickly.
Great. We'll put those dishes and cutlery in what we call the emergency pack. Can you think of anything else?
Ummm, I do have an antique tea kettle my great-grand­mother gave my mother. I wouldn’t want to lose that. So I guess you’d better put that in storage with the furniture
Grandma’s tea kettle with the furniture, got it! Say, how about things like your alarm clock? You don’t want to miss your plane on the big day, right?
Well, you certainly think of everything! Yes, that’s right. I'll also need my alarm clock where I can find it.
Fine, we’ll put that in your personal package. And of course, we'll give you a list of where we pack everything. So, all you’ll have to do on Thursday, the 14th is grab your luggage on your way out the door. Um, I couldn’t help noticing the new CD player you’re carrying. Is that a Samsung?
Why? Yes, it is. One of their best. Cost me nearly a hundred dollars, it did!
Do you want to take special care of it? I mean it’s brand new.
Take care of it, but nothing special. You can just put it in storage with the furniture.

That looks like everything we need here. I guess you’re all set.
That was certainly quick. Thank you, young man. This has been a most moving experience! 

 

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