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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 5

Answer Keys:

  • 1 living room
  • 2 435
  • 3 washing machine
  • 4 inconvenient
  • 5 a study
  • 6 washbasin
  • 7 noisy
  • 8 different settings
  • 9 evening meals
  • 10 bathroom
  • 11 waterproof
  • 12 building
  • 13 overfill
  • 14 heavy
  • 15 plastic
  • 16 open
  • 17 4 weeks
  • 18 traffic
  • 19 businesses
  • 20 stones
  • 21 note system
  • 22 scientific research
  • 23 scientific journals
  • 24 (the)/(information from) internet
  • 25 B
  • 26 A
  • 27 B
  • 28 C
  • 29 B
  • 30 B
  • 31 safe and reliable
  • 32 scarce
  • 33 washing
  • 34 lakes and dams
  • 35 air pollution
  • 36 pure and safe
  • 37 contamination
  • 38 drinking
  • 39 A
  • 40 B

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Review & Explanations:

Section 1: Questions 1-10

Questions 1-10

Complete the table below.

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

Address Rooms Facilities Provided stuff Rental fee Drawback
Beatle Road 3 bedrooms, a bathroom, a 1 a nearby restaurant Internet and utilities $ 2 The garden is too big to be cleaned up.
Oakington Avenue 3 bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room Shared living room, bathroom, kitchen and 3 Living room furniture $340 - $400 Due to some shared facilities, it seems 4
Mead Street 2 bedrooms, a living room, 5 TV and VCR a 6 $600 Sometimes it is quite 7

Devon Close complex

1 bedroom, a living room, a study a lamp with 8 ; a dining hall  free 9 $500 Not including 10
  • 1 Answer: living room
  • Note:

    • the words which lead you to the answer are underlined.

    • the word/number you must write for the answer is marked.

    • words which you might wrongly think could be the answer are in italics. 

    • Question 1 is in the category of Roomsso we must look for a room in the ho.

    • We can hear from the audio that an apartment on Beatle Road has 3 bedrooms, a bathroom and a living room.

    • As 3 bedroom and a bathroom and the article "a" have been given, therefore, the answer for Q1 must be “living room”.

  • 2 Answer: 435
    • Question 2 is in the category of Priceso we must look for a number.

    • From the question, the price is required for an apartment on Beatle Road, which also has 3 bedrooms, a bathroom and a living room.

    • As the man asks the agent to tell him “how much”, the agent confirms that it costs $435.  Therefore, the answer for Q2 must be “435”

     

  • 3 Answer: washing machine
    • The keywords concerned in Q3 must be “Oakington Avenue”, “on campus, shared

    • From the question, we need to look for the information which facilities that apartment offers .

    • The woman indicates that because the apartment is a dormitory which leads to the fact that the living room, bathroom, kitchen and washing machine will be shared. Therefore, the answer for Q3 is washing machine.

  • 4 Answer: inconvenient
    • The keywords concerned in Q4 must be “Oakington Avenue”, “on campus

    • From the question, we need to find out which is the drawback to the apartment on Oakington Avenue on campus.

    • Since the man claims that  it will be inconvenient to have to share the facilities and he also said that he would never cook if he had to walk down the hall to use the kitchen. For that reason, the answer must be inconvenient

  • 5 Answer: a study
    • The keywords concerned in Q5 must be Mead Street"so that we will pay attention to what the apartment offers.

    • From the question, we need to look for the information which rooms that are available in the apartment.

    • The woman said that there are "2 bedrooms, plus a living room and a study”.

    • Since bedrooms and living room have been given, the answer to this question is "a study".

  • 6 Answer: washbasin
    • The keywords concerned in Q6 must be Mead Street so that we will pay attention to what the apartment offers.

    • From the question, we need to look for the information what is the providing of this apartment.

    • Since the man asks: “Are any other facilities provided?”, the woman states that the apartment also comes with a washbasin. Therefore, the answer for Q6 is washbasin

    Note: Because the man mentioned whether a washing machine is provided so that we can be mistaken. But the woman indicates that there is no washing machine in the apartment so the answer is only washbasin.

  • 7 Answer: noisy
    • The keywords concerned in Q7 must be Mead Street.

    • From the question, we need to find out which is the drawback to the apartment on Mead Street.

    • When the woman indicates that this apartment is located in an area which has a lot of bars, the man claims that this will be noisy. Therefore, the answer for Q7 is noisy.

  • 8 Answer: different settings
    • The keywords concerned in Q8&9 must be Devon Close”, “on campus so that we will pay attention to what the apartment offers.

    • As the man asks what does this apartment have, the woman describes it has a living room and a study as well as a really nice lamp with a bunch of different settings. By noticing the missing information in question 8, we can easily infer that the suitable answer is different settings.

  • 9 Answer: evening meals
    • The keywords concerned in Q8&9 must be Devon Close”, “on campus so that we will pay attention to what the apartment offers.

    • The woman provides an information that there is a dining hall so all evening meals are free. For that reason, the answer for Question 9 is “evening meals”

    Note: Notice that there is “s” after the “meal” word.

  • 10 Answer: bathroom
    • The keywords concerned in Q10 must be Devon Close”, “on campus

    • From the question, we need to find out which is the drawback to the apartment on campus in the Devon Close complex.

    • After telling the cost of this apartment, the woman indicates that there’s no bathroom. Therefore, the answer for this question which shows the problem of this apartment is “bathroom”

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SECTION 1

AGENT: Good afternoon and welcome to Habitat Hunters. You must be Joseph.
RENTER: Yes, that’s right. You said on the phone that I could come by at 2:00. Sorry, I’m a little early.
AGENT: No problem at all. In Calgary’s market, you have to move fast if you want a good apartment!
RENTER: Actually, I’d settle for almost anything. I’ve been here ten days and the hotel is ruining me. My father has me on a strict budget.
AGENT Sit right down here now, sir. Let’s talk a little about the places before we go have a look. Now, we have four apart­ments available.
RENTER: OK, could you tell me more about those four apartments?
AGENT: Sure. The first one is on Beatle Road, just a block off cam­pus. It’s a 3-bedroom with a bathroom and a living room and a great Italian restaurant right next to it.

RENTER: How much?

AGENT: Well, it’s $435 a month, including Internet and utilities. 

RENTER: Okay, that sounds reasonable. Any drawbacks to the house?
AGENT: There’s a really big garden, but it hasn’t been taken care of over the years and is just too big to clean up nicely.
RENTER: Hmm. That sounds okay. Tell me about the next option.
AGENT: The other 3-bedroom apartment is on Oakington Avenue on campus. It is right near the building where you have classes, and the kitchen and living room are newly furnished.

RENTER: Wow, that sounds like a pretty good option.
AGENT: Well, it is a cool apartment, but since it’s a dormitory, the living room, bathroom, kitchen, and washing machine are all shared. It would be nice not to have to buy living room furniture, though.
RENTER: And how much is this one?
AGENT: $400 per month for a bedroom with an air conditioner. For a bedroom without an air conditioner, you would pay less, $340 for it.
RENTER: Yikes, even with the air conditioner, it sounds really inconvenient to have to share facilities. I’ll never cook if I have to walk down the hall to use the kitchen.
AGENT: Yeah, that’s true. Anyway, the next place is a 2-bedroom on Mead Street.

RENTER: Oh, I like Mead Street - that’s off campus, right?
AGENT: Yep. It’s pretty cool, but it only has 2 bedrooms, plus a liv­ing room and a study.
RENTER: But I want to live together with my two friends.
AGENT: So you could make the study into a small bedroom if you end up living with them.
RENTER: Also, we guys want a TV and DVD player since we’re all so much into movies.

AGENT: Well, this place has a great TV and VCR, but no DVD player. 

RENTER: No DVD? That’s so weird. Are any other facilities provided?

AGENT: As you said, weird enough, it also comes with a washbasin

RENTER: Is there a washing machine? I think we need that more than just a washbasin.
AGENT: I'm afraid there’s no washing machine in the apartment.
RENTER: Wow, that’s so old-fashioned! Maybe it’s not the best choice for three college guys. How much is it?
AGENT: Well, it’s $600 per month, but of course it would be cheaper if you made it into 3 bedrooms instead of 2. Where is this apartment located?

AGENT: It’s 2500 Mead Street, where there are a lot of bars.
RENTER: It would be affordable, but it would get pretty noisy. And that sounds really expensive for an old place in a noisy area. How about the last place?
AGENT: This one’s on-campus in the Devon Close complex. It’s a one-bedroom, so it will be a little quieter than the Mead Street place.
RENTER: One bedroom, huh? That could be good for focusing on my studies. What else does it have?
AGENT: It comes with a living room and a study, and includes a really nice lamp in the study that has a bunch of different settings. You know what else is cool? There’s a dining hall downstairs so all evening meals are free. You can purchase breakfast and lunch, but meals after 6 p.m. are free.
Wow, this place sounds too good to be true. Is it really expensive?

AGENT: It’s alright - $500 per month, but there’s no bathroom

RENTER: What? No bathroom?

AGENT: Well, there’s no bathroom in the apartment, but there’s one at the end of the hall.
RENTER: Hmm. Thanks, I think now I just have to decide whether I want to live alone or not.
AGENT: Yeah, which one do you prefer?
RENTER: I think I’d choose either this apartment or the one on Beatle Road.
AGENT: OK. You’d better think about it, and then you can contact me ASAP.
RENTER: Fine, thanks for your help!

AGENT: You’re welcome...

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