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IELTS Recent Actual Test With Answers Volume 1

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Listening Practice Test 2

Answer Keys:

  • 1 flights
  • 2 April
  • 3 cheapest/budget
  • 4 non-smoking
  • 5 John A. Smyth/John A Smyth
  • 6 110 dollars/$110
  • 7 Cultural Centre/Cultural Center
  • 8 camel ride
  • 9 desert
  • 10 stars
  • 11 18
  • 12 police records
  • 13 references
  • 14 (recent) CV
  • 15 transportation
  • 16 Red Cross
  • 17 Tuesday afternoons
  • 18 foreign accent
  • 19 Disabled Children
  • 20 75/seventy-five pounds/75 lb
  • 21 adverse
  • 22 deforestation
  • 23 jungle
  • 24 soil samples
  • 25 inverse
  • 26 saline
  • 27 ionisation/ionization
  • 28 narrow
  • 29 photographs
  • 30 map
  • 31 fruit trees
  • 32 polish/ furniture polish
  • 33 mosquitoes/mosquitos
  • 34 yellow fever
  • 35 (whole) building
  • 36 small scale/small-scale
  • 37 humans
  • 38 resistant
  • 39 cheaper
  • 40 life cycle

Leaderboard:

# User Score Time
CARLA BOHN 9 37:15
Thanh Vu 8.5 24:48
Wing Yan Leung 8.5 25:01
4 Mahima Kumari 8.5 26:38
5 Virginia Mateo 8.5 26:58
6 Amrin Shalat 8.5 27:42
7 Julienne Mari Fajardo 8.5 28:05
8 Quyên Đỗ 8.5 29:12
9 Vibha Menon 8.5 30:11
10 Trần Bá Khôi 8.5 30:33

Review & Explanations:

Section 1: Questions 1-10

Questions 1-3

Complete the notes below write ONE WORD only for each answer.
 

NOTES OF CUSTOMER INFORMATION

example                                                 answer
 
information source :                      found in the brochure
 
Included services                           1 and accommodation
 
Sydney arrival date:                      15th of  2
 
Accommodation criteria:            3
  • 1 Answer: flights
  • The keyword concerned in Q1 should be “services” and “accommodation”

    From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a noun.

    By accurately locating the keywords, the answer “flights” is quite easy to spot.

    Note: Paying attention to word limit.

    The answer for Q1 is flights.

  • 2 Answer: April
  • The keyword concerned in Q2 should be “Sydney arrival date”

    From the question and word limit, we can assume that the answer must be a month

    By accurately locating the keywords, the answer “April”.

    Note: It may make you confused when they remind to 18th of August but make sure that you hear the whole sentence and understand it.

    The answer for Q2 is April.

  • 3 Answer: cheapest/budget
  • The keyword concerned in Q3 should be “Accommodation criteria”

    From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a adjective.

    The question: “Which one would you prefer?” suggests that the answer will soon appear.

    First, they tell the customer there are 2 kinds of accommodation: the budget and the standard but the latter is not available. And then the customer choose the cheapest one.

    As the exercise imposes word limit on the candidate’s answer, the answer for Q3 is cheapest (budget can also accepted since it's the cheapest option)

Questions 4-6

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

BOOKING INFORMATION

Room type:
4
Credit card holder:
5
Total cost for one night: 6
  • 4 Answer: non-smoking
  • The keyword concerned in Q4 should be “room type”

    From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a adjective.

    “Let’s look at the room options?” suggests that the answer will soon appear.

    He asked the customer : “would you prefer a non-smoking room?”.

    By accurately locating the keywords, the answer “non-smoking” is quite easy to spot.

    Hence, the answer for Q4 is non-smoking.

  • 5 Answer: John A. Smyth/John A Smyth
  • The keyword concerned in Q5 should be “credit card holder”

    From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a name.

    More simple, you just have to find out a name they remind

    By accurately locating the keywords, the answer “John A.Smyth” is quite easy to spot.

    Hence, the answer for Q5 is John A.Smyth.

  • 6 Answer: 110 dollars/$110
  • The keyword concerned in Q6 should be “cost one night”

    From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a number.

    I’ll check the price” suggests that the answer is around here.

    By accurately locating the keywords, the answer “$ 110”.

    Note: First, they said “the room will cost 100 dollars”. Some people just heard that and write the answer. However, you have to continue to hear, it will cost plus 10 dollars tax (important information). You will be wrong if you just hear the first half of  the sentence.

    Hence, the answer for Q6 is $110 or 110 dollars.

Questions 7-10

Complete the sentence below.
Write no more than TWO words for answer.
 
The 7  is within walking distance of the accommodation
The customer books  8
Aboriginals stone carvings are in the  9
The Dreamtime can be experienced beneath the 10
  • 7 Answer: Cultural Centre/Cultural Center
  • The keyword concerned in Q7 should be “within walking distance of accommodation”

    From the question, we can assume that the answer must be noun.

    It’s easy to spot when you hear the whole sentence: “We’d definitely like to visit the Cultural Centre. Yes, that’s very popular. It’s within walking distance of the accommodation…”.

    Hence, the answer for Q7 is Cultural Centre.   

  • 8 Answer: camel ride
  • The keyword concerned in Q8 should be “customer books”

    From the question, we can assume that the answer must be noun.

    Before deciding to book camel ride, they talk about kangaroo farm and camel ride as a sign for the answer of Q8

    That sounds perfect. OK, we’ll go on the camel ride” is customer’s choice instead of kangaroo farm.

    Hence, the answer for Q8 is camel ride

  • 9 Answer: desert
  • The keyword concerned in Q9 should be “Aboriginal stone carving”

    From the question, we can assume that the answer must be location.

    First, the tour guide reminded to place well-known for stone carving as a suggestion for the answer.

    Are the carvings in the desert?”. It is easy to spot the answer for Q8 from this question.

    Hence, the answer for Q9 is desert.  

  • 10 Answer: stars
  • The keyword concerned in Q10 should be “Dreamtime”and “beneath”

    From the question, we can assume that the answer must be noun.

    As you know, “beneath” is equal to “under”

    So, the answer “star” is quite easy to spot since it is directly confirmed through sentence “We really want to try to experience the Dreamtime under the stars”. Hence, the answer for Q10 is star.         

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SECTION 1

Woman: Good morning. I’ve been looking at your holidays to Aus­tralia in your brochure. I’m thinking of going during the second half of next month.

Man: Good morning. As you can see from our brochure, we offer a wide variety of packages to various destinations in Aus­tralia. Is there anything in particular that interests you?

Woman: Yes, my husband and I are very interested in the holidays in the Outback.

Man: These holidays are becoming increasingly popular. Would you like to arrange flights and accommodation with us, or just accommodation?

Woman: Can you arrange flights from Sydney?

Man: Certainly.

Woman: OK, flights and accommodation then.

Man: Right. You said that you wanted to travel next month. Which date would you prefer? I should point out that there are no daily flights available, so if you have a flexible itinerary, that’s better.

Woman: Well, we arrive in Sydney on the 15thof April and we were thinking of travelling to the Outback on the 18thof August, er... I mean April.

Man: OK. There’s only one flight from Sydney to Alice Springs on the 18th, so I’ll book you on that. It leaves at 10  in the morning, which is quite convenient. Shall I book two seats for you?

Woman: Yes, please.

Man: As for your stay in the Outback, you can see from the bro­chure that we offer three packages - budget, standard, and luxury. The budget package is about 500 Australian dollars. The standard package is about 700 and the luxury one is approximately 1,000, though it does depend on exactly what you would like regarding extras. Which one would you prefer?

Woman: Well, we can’t decide between the budget and standard options.

Man: Ah, well, actually, just looking at my computer here, on the date that you want to fly into Alice Springs, there is no standard accommodation available. It’s fully booked, I’m afraid.

Woman: That’s OK. We think that the cheapest one should be fine for us. We don’t mind roughing it for a few days and we don’t expect to be spending much time at the accom­modation. We prefer the outdoors.

Man: Right. Let’s look at the room options. First of all, would you prefer a non-smoking room?

Woman: Yes. Neither of us smokes.

Man: OK.

Woman: Oh, before I forget, could you book everything in my husband's name, please?

YMan: es, of course. Are you paying by credit card?

Woman: Yes.

Man: In that case, I’ll need your husband’s name exactly as it appears on the card.

Woman: Of course. It’s John A. Smyth. That’s Smyth with a “Y”.

Man: John ... middle initial “A”... surname Smyth, S-M-Y-T-H. Is that correct?

Woman: Correct.

Man: Thank you. I’ll just check the price. The room will cost 100 dollars a night plus 10 dollars tax, so 110 dollars per night in total. Is that OK?

Woman: Yes, that’s fine. Book us for three nights, please.

Man: Most of the guests like to participate in some special ac­tivities and trips while they are staying in the Outback. Is there anything that interests you and your husband?

Woman: Yes, there are several things we’d like to see and do. We’d definitely like to visit the Cultural Centre.

Man: Yes, that’s very popular. It’s within walking distance of the accommodation and it’s free. It’s also a great place to pick up souvenirs of your trip.

Woman: We were thinking about visiting one of the nearby farms.

Man: There are two farms nearby - a sheep farm and a kanga­roo farm. There is also an opportunity to ride camels in the desert. Have you ridden a camel before?

Woman: No, but it sounds like fun. Could you give me some more details about the kangaroo farm and the camel ride?

Man: Certainly. The kangaroo farm includes information on how the animals are raised whilst the camel ride provides information on desert flora and fauna. Which would you prefer? You can arrange to see the kangaroos in the wild if you like, rather than on a farm.

Woman: That sounds perfect. OK, we’ll go on the camel ride and see the kangaroos in their natural habitat.

Man: OK. I’ll arrange that for you. I forgot to mention that the journey also includes a stop at a place of aboriginal art­work. It’s a place well-known for its stone carvings of animals and mythical creatures.

Woman: That sounds great! Are the carvings in the desert?

Man: Yes.

Woman: Wonderful!

Man: Well, that’s perfect then. I’m sure you'll have a lovely trip, but remember that you need take care in the sun.

Woman: Yes. We’re really looking forward to our trip. We really want to try to experience the Dreamtime under the stars.

Man: Of course. That’s what a trip to the Outback is really all about.

Woman: Yes. Now, how about the cost...

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