IELTS Listening Sample 3

SECTION 1

You will hear a number of different recordings and you have to answer questions on what you hear. There will be time for you to read the instructions and questions and you will have a chance to check your work.

All the recordings will be played once only. The test is in 4 Sections. At the end of the test you will be given 10 minutes to transfer your answers to an answersheet.

Tapescripts of IELTS Listening Sample 3

Section One - Questions 1-10
Complete the notes. Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

IELTS Listening Sample 3 image 1

IELTS Listening Sample 3 image 2

SECTION 2

Questions 11-20
Complete the notes below. Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.IELTS Listening Sample 3 image 3

There are many kinds of bicycles available:
• racing
• touring
• (11) ..............................................
• ordinary

They vary in price and (12) ................................................ .

Prices range from $50.00 to (13) ......................................... .

Single speed cycles are suitable for (14) ................................ .

Three speed cycles are suitable for (15) ................................. .

Five and ten speed cycles are suitable for longer distances, hills and (16) ............................................. .

Ten speed bikes are better because they are (17) ............................ in price but (18) ...................................... .

Buying a cycle is like (19) ................................. .

The size of the bicycle is determined by the size of the (20) ............................................. .
 

SECTION 3

Section Three - Questions 21-32

Questions 21-24
Circle the correct answer.

21. At first Fiona thinks that Martin’s tutorial topic is
      A. inappropriate.
      B. dull.
      C. interesting.
      D. fascinating.

22. According to Martin, the banana
      A. has only recently been cultivated.
      B. is economical to grow.
      C. is good for your health.
      D. is his favourite food.

23. Fiona listens to Martin because she
      A. wants to know more about bananas.
      B. has nothing else to do today.
      C. is interested in the economy of Australia.
      D. wants to help Martin.

24. According to Martin, bananas were introduced into Australia from
      A. India.
      B. England.
      C. China.
      D. Africa.IELTS Listening Sample 3 image 4

Questions 25-30
Complete Martin’s notes Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Commercially grown
banana plant                    

 

Each banana tree produces
(25) .......................................................
of bananas.
On modern plantations in tropical
conditions a tree can bear fruit after
(26) ............................................ .
Banana trees prefer to grow (27) ......................................... and they require
rich soil and (28) ..................................... . The fruit is often protected by
(29) ............................................... .
Ripe bananas emit a gas which helps other (30) .......................................... .

 

Questions 31 and 32
Circle the TWO correct boxes.

IELTS Listening Sample 3 image 5

SECTION 4

Section Four - Questions 33-41

Questions 33-35
Circle the correct answer


According to the first speaker:

33. The focus of the lecture series is on
A. organising work and study.            C. coping with homesickness.
B. maintaining a healthy lifestyle.      D. settling in at university.

34. The lecture will be given by
A. the president of the Union.         C. a sports celebrity.
B. the campus doctor.                      D. a health expert.

According to the second speaker:

35. This week’s lecture is on
A. campus food.           C. sensible eating.
B. dieting.                      D. saving money.

Questions 36-39
Complete the notes. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

A balanced diet
A balanced diet will give you enough vitamins for normal daily living.
Vitamins in food can be lost through (36) ............................................... .

Types of vitamins:
(a) Fat soluble vitamins are stored by the body.
(b) Water soluble vitamins - not stored, so you need
      a (37) ......................................................... .

Getting enough vitamins
Eat (38) .................................................................... of foods.
Buy plenty of vegetables and store them in
(39) .................................................................................. .

Questions 40-41
Complete the diagram by writing NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS in the boxes provided.

IELTS Listening Sample 3 image 6

Tapescripts of IELTS Listening Sample 3

Answer: (Click the button to Show/ Hide Answers)

[Source: Cambridge Practice Tests for IELTS 1]

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 3.92 (30 Votes)

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Comments   

0 # Mohammed 2017-07-25 08:29
I got 29/40. Is it better?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+1 # Tim 2017-07-05 03:51
Hi everybody, for question 21, Fion said that the topic is "fascinating". So why the answer is (B=Dull)? It should be (D). Isn't it?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Flavia 2017-07-09 20:29
Quoting Tim:
Hi everybody, for question 21, Fion said that the topic is "fascinating". So why the answer is (B=Dull)? It should be (D). Isn't it?


I agree with you.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+1 # Ai 2017-07-12 02:01
Because she was being sarcastic. You can hear Martin said 'Well, it's not as boring as you'd think.'
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+1 # Student IELTS 2017-04-21 11:43
Do I get points for writing 'food not good' instead of 'awful food'?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
-1 # George1992 2017-04-09 22:49
On number 41, I wrote "lots of eat" and on number 28, I also wrote "plenty water" are they correct or not??
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Ravinder Singh 2017-03-28 02:10
I wrote 'fridge' instead of 'the fridge' in question 39 and 'eat lots of' instead of 'eat lots'. Are these answers right or not?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Apu 2017-03-06 07:12
I have corrected 34. What should be my score?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Sahar 2017-04-13 13:04
29 correct answers. What would be my score?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # IELTS Mentor 2017-03-06 07:27
You would get the band score 7.5.

The *usual table for the IELTS Listening band score:
30-32 = 7
33 - 34 = 7.5
35 - 37 = 8
38-39 = 8.5
40 = 9

* it may vary.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Pham Duc Long 2017-06-14 13:57
What about band score 6 and 6.5?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+1 # Sabrina 2017-03-05 17:52
In question 10, I wrote 'reserve computers' instead of 'reserve computer time'. Do I get a point for this?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # IELTS Mentor 2017-03-06 07:29
'reserve computers' and 'reserve computer time' are not the same thing. You would not get the mark for this answer.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+2 # Sachin 2017-05-24 17:06
I got 2 wrong answers. Answer 4 seems incorrect to me. The "Difficulties/y experienced on the course" is "Contact with lecturers" and not "lecturers (too) busy". The latter is the root cause of the former. Let me know what you think about this!
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Xirin 2017-01-19 15:11
17/40 :D not bad!!!
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+1 # Anoop Thomas 2017-01-08 22:08
39. "cool dark place" is a wrong answer!!! How it can be?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
-1 # Saini 2017-02-08 15:52
Quoting Anoop Thomas:
39. "cool dark place" is a wrong answer!!! How can it be?

'Cool Dark Place' or 'Fridze' is the right answer.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+2 # Tarek 2016-12-31 10:32
Hi all, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc7-NlrHeYU
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+1 # Tarek 2016-12-31 06:41
Hey, guys sorry about the previous one. The correct URL is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9FJckPofyA
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+1 # Anna 2016-12-28 12:12
Hello, where can I find the audios, please?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+1 # Mina 2016-12-28 11:15
Can you send me the link of this test? Thanks.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+1 # Hasnain 2016-12-25 17:36
Audio is not working and IELTS mentor should better guide us how to play it!
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+2 # Omar 2016-12-05 17:16
Awesome...
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Malik 2016-11-07 13:14
What is the name of this test?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+2 # Aramab 2016-11-06 12:36
There is no audio which I can find. Where is the audio? Please help me.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+1 # Novm 2016-11-05 05:11
The audio clip is not working. Please solve the problem.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+1 # Pooja 2016-10-18 11:53
23 to 25.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+1 # Charisse 2016-07-27 11:52
I got 24 here. What score is that?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+1 # Saini 2017-02-08 15:50
Quoting Charisse:
I got 24 here. What score is that?

You got 6 bands.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+1 # Khazil 2016-12-08 10:25
You scored 6.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+1 # Geethu 2016-07-20 20:51
Can you tell me how many correct answers do I need to get band score 6?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+1 # Khazil 2016-12-08 10:23
23-26.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+2 # Maan Prabh 2016-06-27 06:23
"Eat lots of..." Is it a right answer or not?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Saini 2017-02-08 15:54
Quoting Maan Prabh:
EAT LOTS OF.... Is right answer or not?

Yeah, it's a right answer.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+1 # Maan Prabh 2016-06-27 06:15
The second answer- FOOD WAS AWFUL. Is it right?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Saini 2017-02-08 15:55
Quoting Maan Prabh:
Second answer- FOOD WAS AWFUL. Is it right?

It's also right.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+1 # Nada 2016-06-11 18:56
Does wrong spelling or grammar mean ' the wrong answer'?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Saini 2017-02-08 15:55
Quoting Nada:
Does wrong spelling or grammatical mistakes mean a wrong answer?

Yes.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+1 # IELTS Admin 2016-06-12 06:29
Yes, you won't get any mark for incorrect spelling or wrong grammar even if you get the answer correct.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+2 # Rocky 2016-06-01 06:06
The answer to the question 29 should be "plastic bag" not "plastic bags".
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Simranjeet Kaur 2016-05-13 08:00
I got 37 out of 41. What band score did I get?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+1 # IELTS Mentor 2016-05-13 08:15
8 to 8.5.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+1 # Ness 2016-04-24 10:35
Very nice to practice. All are clear but in the last couple of sections, the voice has some disturbance. Otherwise, all is quite okay.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+2 # Alisha 2016-04-16 04:36
I wrote "kids with difficulty in studying" in number 7.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+1 # IELTS Mentor 2016-04-17 03:38
For question 1-10 you are not allowed to use more than THREE words. So this answer would be treated as an incorrect answer.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Nida 2016-03-19 22:47
I got 40 marks, which means I corrected all. I'm so happy for that.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+3 # Riccardo 2016-03-09 18:54
I feel like Sheldon. I haven't caught the "sarcasm" in question 21. Maybe because I am not used to Aussie accent. Anyway, I think this it's a trap :D
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+2 # Ferid 2016-03-08 08:41
Will it be correct if I write "3 young children" instead of "lot of noise" in 7th question?
And "awful" instead of "awful food"?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+1 # Lady Shah 2016-06-21 23:24
No, none of these is accepted.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+2 # Jack Normre 2016-01-04 12:00
The audio no longer exists for the sample1 as well.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+3 # Wafaa Issa 2015-12-24 19:34
The audio is not working.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Luxa 2015-12-07 09:18
This is extremely disappointing when I tried to practice this! It stated the audio clip had been removed due to copyright issues. There are other few sites who still display audios. Won't they also get unnecessary copyrights?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+1 # Sinae 2015-11-18 02:06
Question number 41 # I have written 'Eat lots of'. Am I going to get a point for that?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+1 # IELTS Mentor 2015-11-19 05:01
Since your answer is not more than three words, you will get the number for this.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+1 # Parwinder Kaur 2015-10-12 15:32
Good but tough to hear. I got 26.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Carlos 2015-09-20 06:03
Greetings, I have a question: In point 6, I answered "Family accommodation" and in question 7, I wrote, "Family had children". Would these answers be correct, or they have to be the exact words that appeared in the answers showed?
Also in question 8, I have written "Students accommodation" would that be right? Thanks for your answer. Take care.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Waqas Ahmad 2015-09-18 06:33
All those who are unable to find the tape... Guys, you must be from Pakistan and as YouTube is banned in Pakistan you can't play the tape unless you go through VPN, users having chrome browser you just need to install a plugin to bypass the restriction.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
-1 # Harish 2015-09-17 18:52
I have written, "eat moderately". Am I going to get a point for this?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # IELTS Mentor 2015-09-19 06:12
Yes, that's also correct.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Mushi 2015-07-30 12:23
I have scored 30/41. A bit tough compared to the sample 1.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # August 2015-07-20 10:41
This one was much harder than the first test. I scored 8 on the first test and 6 on this one...
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
-1 # Jun 2015-07-07 03:14
I feel different for this test.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+3 # Arthur 2015-06-09 10:50
I got 23 on this test, but the audio has a little bit of noise. It was tough to hear it.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+2 # Sofia 2015-05-30 15:20
There is no audio with any of the listening practice test material. Please update the website.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+4 # Norm 2015-01-27 21:14
The sound is terrible. Could it be possible to get a better audio?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
-4 # Name 2015-05-08 13:08
Quoting Norm:
The sound is terrible. Could it be possible to get a better audio?


Still not so bad.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
+21 # Jenny 2014-04-14 05:36
Why can't I find the link for audio?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote