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These IELTS Reading practice tests are optimised for offline use — you can save them in PDF or print right from the page. For online tests go to this page. The IELTS listening test is designed to assess your ability to understand spoken. listening test is the same regardless of whether you are taking the. Take the free IELTS listening skills practice test for a total of 40 questions to help pass the exam. Listening practice test 1 - blank answer sheet (PDF) KB.

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The following IELTS Listening sample tasks are to be used with the Answer Sheet and MP3 audio files Listening sample 1 task - Form completion (PDF, 59KB). IELTS practice test to assess your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills in the USA. IELTS Practice Listening Test Blank Answer Sheet (pdf). Test date (shade ONE box for the day, ONE box for the month and ONE box for the year): Day: Month: IELTS Listening and Reading Answer Sheet.

It consists of 40 questions. A variety of question types is used in order to test a wide range of reading skills. It requires you to read extracts from books, magazines, newspapers, notices, advertisements, company handbooks and guidelines. These are materials you are likely to encounter on a daily basis in an English speaking environment. The texts are authentic and are taken from books, journals, magazines and newspapers. These have been selected for a non-specialist audience but are recognisably appropriate for anyone entering undergraduate or postgraduate courses or seeking professional registration. The IELTS Listening test will take about 30 minutes, and you will have an extra 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet.

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When you have completed all four parts of the Listening test you will have ten minutes to copy your answers on to a separate answer sheet. If you require a modified version of the test, for example, in Braille, contact your test centre three months in advance to discuss your requirements.

IELTS grows to 3. Security Alert: Listening practice test 1 The IELTS Listening test will take about 30 minutes, and you will have an extra 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet. Listen to the instructions for each section of the test carefully. Answer all of the questions.

For example, you will hear a university lecture from a professor. This is the toughest recording on the Listening exam for most students. Raw scores Band scores 9 8. Listen to the audio and answer questions Helendale 3. Section 2 This is the second section of your Listening test. Section 3 This is the third section of your Listening test.

The Secret Garden Section 4 This is the fourth section of your Listening test. We are all present hedonists A. American boys drop out of school at a higher rate than girls because A. Understanding how people think about time can help us A become more virtuous B work together better C identify careless or ambitious people. Task Type 1 — Sentence Completion This task type requires you to complete a sentence with a short answer. Sentence Completion Question. Audio script Two friends, Rachel and Paul: Rachel has already done a course at the university, but Paul: The extract relating to these questions comes from the last part of the recording.

The other thing I wanted to ask you was, did you find it hard, studying with the Open University? You mean, because you're studying on your own, most of the time?

Well it took me a while to get used to it. I found I needed to maintain a high level of motivation, because it's so different from school. Oh dear. You'll learn it, Paul. Another thing was that I got very good at time- management because I had to fit time for studying round a full-time job.

Well I'm hoping to change to working part-time, so that'll help. What makes it easier is that the degree is made up of modules, so you can take time off between them if you need to.

It isn't like a traditional three-or four-year course, where you've got to do the whole thing of it in one go.

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That's good, because I'd like to spend six months travelling next year. Huh, it's all right for some. Then even though you're mostly studying at home, remember you've got tutors to help you, and from time to time there are summer schools. They usually last a week. They're great, because you meet all the other people struggling with the same things as you. I've made some really good friends that way. Sounds good. So how do I apply? Task Type 2 — Matching In a matching task, you are required to match a numbered list of items from the listening text to a set of options on the question paper.

Matching Question. Audio Script A customer has been arranging with a shipping agent to send a large box overseas. This is the last part of the conversation. You will hear a Communication Studies student talking to his tutor about optional courses for the next semester.

Dr Ray: Come in. Oh hello Jack. Have a seat. That's right.

We have to decide by the end of next week. Really, I'd like to do all five options but we have to choose two, don't we. Yes, but the choice depends on your major to some extent. You're majoring in Communication Studies, aren't you? So for example the Media Studies Option will cover quite a lot of the same area you did in the core module on mass communications this semester - the development of the media through the last two series, in relation to political and social issues.

Well that was interesting, but I've decided I'd rather do something completely new. There's a Women's Studies option, isn't there? Yes, 'Women and Power' — again it has a historical focus, it aims to contextualise women's studies by looking at the legal and social situation in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries … Jack: So it would be useful if I intended to specialise in women's studies Well, it might still be useful to give you an idea of the issues involved.

It's taught by Dr Steed. Oh, really? I'll sign up for that, then. What about the option on Culture and Society? That addresses the historical debate on the place of culture since the Industrial Revolution in Britain. So a historical focus again Do I get the message you're not so keen on history? Well, it's just we seem to have done quite a lot this semester … Listening sample task — Matching example 1 anyway I'll think about that one.

If you're interested in a course focusing on current issues there's the option on Identity and Popular Culture — that approaches the subject through things like contemporary film, adverts, soap operas and so on. That sounds interesting. Can you tell me who runs it? Well, it's normally Dr Stevens but he's on sabbatical next semester, so I'm not sure who'll be running it. It should be decided by next week though. Right, well I might wait until then to decide And the last option is Introduction to Cultural Theory, isn't it.

I'm quite interested in that too — I was talking to one of the second year students, and she said it was really useful, it made a lot of things fall into place. Yes, but in fact in your major, you'll have covered a lot of that already in Communications , so that might be less useful than some of the others.

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Oh, I'll forget about that one, then. Now while you're here, we could also discuss how you're getting on with your Core Module assignment Task Type 3 — Plan, Map, Diagram Labelling In this task type, you are required to complete labels on a plan eg of a building , map eg of part of a town or diagram e.

Map Question. Audio script You will hear the librarian of a new town library talking to a group of people who are visiting the library. OK everyone. So here we are at the entrance to the town library. My name is Ann, and I'm the chief librarian here, and you'll usually find me at the desk just by the main entrance here. So I'd like to tell you a bit about the way the library is organised, and what you'll find where … and you should all have a plan in front of you.

Well, as you see my desk is just on your right as you go in, and opposite this the first room on your left has an excellent collection of reference books and is also a place where people can read or study peacefully. Just beyond the librarian's desk on the right is a room where we have up to date periodicals such as newspapers and magazines and this room also has a photocopier in case you want to copy any of the articles.

If you carry straight on you'll come into a large room and this is the main library area. There is fiction in the shelves on the left, and non-fiction materials on your right, and on the shelves on the far wall there is an excellent collection of books relating to local history. We're hoping to add a section on local tourist attractions too, later in the year. Through the far door in the library just past the fiction shelves is a seminar room, and that can be booked for meetings or talks, and next door to that is the children's library, which has a good collection of stories and picture books for the under elevens.

Then there's a large room to the right of the library area — that's the multimedia collection, where you can borrow videos and DVDs and so on, and we also have CD-Roms you can borrow to use on your computer at home. It was originally the art collection but that's been moved to another building.

And that's about it — oh, there's also the Library Office, on the left of the librarian's desk. OK, now does anyone have any questions? Task Type 4 — Form, Note, aTble, Flow-chart, Summary Completion In this task type, you will be given a form, a set of notes, a table, a summary, or a flow-chart and you will need to fill in the missing information based on the listening passage.

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You will fill out a form like an application, booking, or an order form. Often it will be a phone conversation between two people. One person will either be, ordering, booking or requesting information about something, while the other person is helping them.

A Note question is a common task type for section 4. You will hear a university lecture and then be given incomplete lecture notes. You'll need to fill in the missing points based on the lecture. A Table question is often used to categorize many things such as place, time, and price. You will need to fill in the missing information from the table. A flow chart can show a process, plan or sequence of past events. Try using words or phrases from the video to describe a place you have visited.

Listen and fill the gaps: 1.

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Its the bridge between Europe and Scandinavia. Do you have an opinion about these issues? The video should give you some ideas. I f you can't see the video, listen to the recording below: IELTS Listening: environment topic The video below is about climate change. I think it's useful for three reasons: 1. The climate is naturally variable. Occasionally there is a downward trend that is associated with a volcano going off.

That is no longer the case as you get to the latter part of the 20th century. From about onwards, you can see the red curve and the green curve beginning to diverge. There seems little doubt that this steep rise in temperature is due to human activity.