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Master IELTS General Training 3

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Published on: 13 Feb 2019

Listening Practice Test 1

Answer Keys:

  • 1 9 and 12 / nine and twelve
  • 2 tax
  • 3 Fernsby
  • 4 15(th) October / 15th of October
  • 5 WC2D 5JB
  • 6 879456
  • 7 15
  • 8 Avenue
  • 9 the (nice) park
  • 10 30 minutes
  • 11 B
  • 12 C
  • 13 C
  • 14 B
  • 15 conversation
  • 16 learning experience
  • 17 responsible
  • 18 organic
  • 19 sick animals
  • 20 understanding
  • 21 A
  • 22 C
  • 23 B
  • 24 25 C,F
  • 26 £2400 / 2400 pounds
  • 27 (certain) budget
  • 28 firm offer
  • 29 university website
  • 30 how to apply
  • 31 operated
  • 32 1.4
  • 33 expansion
  • 34 6400
  • 35 inspiration
  • 36 Bombay
  • 37 rail(way) systems
  • 38 collapse
  • 39 capital value/high
  • 40 coaches

Leaderboard:

#UserScoreTime
Eyiamoni Apeji 920:00
Chima Atus 920:42
matti.opeoluwa 921:41
4 samir ray 922:26
5 Diego Martin Goses Huerin 922:34
6 Priyanka Jain 922:38
7 chadha.jaspreet1 924:55
8 Faran Razi 925:35
9 chinniahamarnath 940:00
10 Ashish Malik 8.518:10

Review & Explanations:

Section 1: Questions 1-10

Questions 1-6

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

Hotel Information

Example answer: 

Name of accommodation: __Carlton Hotel__

  • Length of stay: 3 nights
  • Ages of children: 1
  • Rooms available: Two en-suites at £270
  • Price inclusive of: 2
  • Payment method: credit card
  • Name: Michael 3
  • Date of birth: 4 1968
  • Address: 273, Stanton Court, London.
  • Post code: 5
  • Telephone: 08773 6
  • 1 Answer: 9 and 12 / nine and twelve
    • The keyword concerned in Q1 must be “ages of children”.

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

    • The man has two children. One is 9 years old and one is 12 years old. Therefore, the answer for Q1 must be “9 and 12/nine and twelve”.

    Note: Some students may mistakenly believe that the answer must be 9 and 11. In the conversation, the man wrongly tells the woman that his children are 9 and 11. He quickly realizes that he was wrong and corrects himself right away. Therefore, “9 and 11” is an incorrect answer.

  • 2 Answer: tax
    • The keyword concerned in Q2 must be “price inclusive of”.

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

    • According to the woman, the price of £270 already includes tax. Therefore, the answer for Q2 must be “tax”.

  • 3 Answer: Fernsby
    • The keyword concerned in Q3 must be “name”.

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

    • The man’s full name is Michael Fernsby. As the question only asks for his last name, the answer for Q3 must be “Fernsby”.

  • 4 Answer: 15(th) October / 15th of October
    • The keyword concerned in Q4 must be “date of birth”.

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

    • The man was born on Oct 15th, 1968. As “1968” is already written on the note, the answer for Q4 must be “15(th) October/15th of October”.

    Note: Some students may mistakenly believe that the man was born on Oct 5th, 1968. In fact, the woman misheard him when he told her his date of birth. Therefore, “15(th) October/15th of October” is the correct answer.

  • 5 Answer: WC2D 5JB
    • The keyword concerned in Q5 must be “post code”.

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

    • According to the man, his post code is WC2D 5JB. Therefore, the answer for Q5 must be “WC2D 5JB”.

  • 6 Answer: 879456
    • The keyword concerned in Q6 must be “telephone”.

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

    • The man’s mobile number is 08773 879456. As “08773” is already written on the note, the answer for Q6 must be “879456”.

Questions 7-10

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

Transport Options

Mode of TransportCostArrangementsTravel time to town
TaxiApproximately £ 7 Pick up from the hotel10 minutes
Bus£2 per personWalk down Oak Tree 8 15 minutes
Walking Walk through 9 10
  • 7 Answer: 15
    • The keywords concerned in Q7 must be “taxi” and “cost”.

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

    • According to the woman, the taxi fare is approximately 15 pounds, not 12 pounds as the fares have increased. Therefore, the answer for Q7 must be “15”.

  • 8 Answer: Avenue
    • The keywords concerned in Q8 must be “bus” and “Oak Tree”.

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

    • From the woman’s direction, we are fully aware that Oak Tree is an Avenue. Therefore, the answer for Q8 must be “Avenue”.

  • 9 Answer: the (nice) park
    • The keywords concerned in Q9 must be “walking” and “walk through”.

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

    • The woman suggests the man that he should walk through the nice park as it is popular with visitors to York. Therefore, the answer for Q9 must be “the (nice) park”.

  • 10 Answer: 30 minutes
    • The keywords concerned in Q10 must be “walking” and “travel time to town”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a period of time.

    • In case the man wants to walk, it shall take him 30 minutes to reach the centre of town. Therefore, the answer for Q10 must be “30 minutes”.

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MAN:   Hi, good afternoon. 

WOMAN:  Hi, welcome to the Carlton Hotel. How can I help you? 

MAN: We’ve just driven up from London and we’re going to stay here in York for a few days. We’d like to book a couple of rooms. 

WOMAN: Ok, sir. So for how many nights is that? 

MAN:  We’ll be leaving on Monday morning. So, let me see, that’s…3 nights. 

WOMAN: And you said two rooms. Who are the rooms for? 

MAN: I’m here with my wife and two kids. They are 9 and 11. Sorry, 9 and 12. The eldest has just had his birthday. So we’d like one twin room for the kids and another double for my wife and I. 

WOMAN: Ok, well, we’ve got two rooms available, both en-suite. 

MAN:  Great. How much are they per night? 

WOMAN: Let me see…the twin room is…40 pounds per night, and the double room is…50 pounds per night. 

MAN:  Ok, that sounds reasonable. So what is the total for 3 nights for both rooms? 

WOMAN: Let me check…that will be a total of 270 pounds.  

MAN:  And that includes everything?  

WOMAN: Yes, that price includes tax

MAN:  Ok, can I pay by credit card? 

WOMAN: Yes, sure. You’ll need to pay for the first night now, and you can pay for the other nights when you leave. Or you can pay for all the three nights now.  

MAN:  I think I’ll just pay for everything now as we’ll definitely be here till Monday. 

WOMAN: Ok, that’s fine. I’ll just need to take some details from you to confirm the booking. Can you give me your full name? 

MAN:  Yes, it’s Michael Fernsby. That’s…F-E-R-N-S-B-Y. 

WOMAN: What’s your date of birth please? 

MAN:  The 15th of October, 1968. 

WOMAN: The 5th of October, 1968? 

MAN:  No, the 15th. 

WOMAN: Oh, ok, sorry. And can you give me your address? 

MAN:  Sure. It’s 273, Stanton Court. That’s S-T-A-N-T-O-N. London, WC2D, 5JB. 

WOMAN: WC2D 5JB? 

MAN:  Yes, that’s right. 

WOMAN: And your telephone number? 

MAN: My mobile number is...hold on, just let me check, I can never remember it…here it is…it’s 08773 879456

WOMAN: Ok. Those rooms are booked for you then. 

MAN: Ok, I know we’re a bit out of town here. Can you give me some information about getting into the centre of town. We’ll probably head in tomorrow. 

WOMAN: Well, you could drive in, but the parking is not great in town. It’s difficult to get a space and is quite expensive if you are staying there all day. 

MAN: Yes, we’re thinking of going to look around some of the shops and to look at the wall around the city, so we’ll probably be there most of the day. 

WOMAN: In that case you are probably best taking a taxi or the bus. 

MAN:  How much is a taxi? 

WOMAN: Into town it will be about 12 pounds. Actually, no I’d say it’s around 15 pounds - fares have increased recently. We can book it here for you and it will pick you up outside. It only takes about 10 minutes. 

MAN:  Right, I see. What about the bus? How much is that and where does it go from? 

WOMAN: It’s only 2 pounds per person. It’s not far from here. You go out of here, turn right on to Oak Tree Avenue, and it’s about a five minute walk down the road. You can’t miss it. The bus ride is about 15 minutes. 

MAN:  Oh, ok. Maybe we could do that. 

WOMAN: Or you could walk actually if you like walking. Part of the way you can walk through the nice park which is fairly popular with visitors to York. It’s about 30 minutes but it’s quite pleasant.  

MAN: Right, well there’s a few options there. We’ll have a think about it. I’ll go and get my wife and kids. They are just waiting in the car. 

WOMAN: Ok, no problem. Thanks for booking with us. 

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