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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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0 # Omar 2016-12-05 17:16
Awesome...
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0 # Malik 2016-11-07 13:14
What is the name of this test?
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0 # Aramab 2016-11-06 12:36
There is no audio which I can find. Where is the audio? Please help me.
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0 # Novm 2016-11-05 05:11
The audio clip is not working. Please solve the problem.
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0 # Pooja 2016-10-18 11:53
23 to 25.
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0 # Charisse 2016-07-27 11:52
I got 24 here. What score is that?
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0 # Khazil 2016-12-08 10:25
You scored 6.
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0 # Geethu 2016-07-21 14:51
Can you tell me what score do I need to get band score 6?
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0 # Khazil 2016-12-08 10:23
23-26.
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+1 # Maan Prabh 2016-06-27 12:23
EAT LOTS OF....Is right answer or not?
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0 # Maan Prabh 2016-06-27 12:15
Second answer- FOOD WAS AWFUL. Is it right?
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0 # Nada 2016-06-12 00:56
Does wrong spelling or grammar mean wrong answer?
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0 # IELTS Admin 2016-06-12 12:29
Yes, you won't get any mark for incorrect spelling or wrong grammar even if you get the answer correct.
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+1 # Rocky 2016-06-01 12:06
29 question answer should be "plastic bag" not "plastic bags"
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-1 # Simranjeet Kaur 2016-05-13 14:00
I got 37 out of 41. What band did I score?
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0 # IELTS Mentor 2016-05-13 14:15
8 to 8.5.
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0 # Ness 2016-04-24 16:35
Very nice to practice. All are clear but in last couple of sections, voice have some disturbance. Otherwise all is quite okay.
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+1 # Alisha 2016-04-16 10:36
I wrote "kids with difficulty in studying" in number 7.
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0 # IELTS Mentor 2016-04-17 09:38
For question 1-10 you are not allowed to use more than THREE words. So this answer would be treated as an incorrect answer.
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0 # Nida 2016-03-20 04:47
I got 40 all right. So happy...
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+1 # Riccardo 2016-03-10 00:54
I feel as Sheldon... I haven't caught "sarcasm" in question 21... Maybe because I am not used to Aussie accent... Anyway I think this it's really trap way :D
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0 # Ferid 2016-03-08 14:41
Will it be correct if i write "3 young children" instead of "lot of noise" in 7th question?
And "awful" instead of "awful food"?
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0 # Lady Shah 2016-06-22 05:24
No none of these is accepted.
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+1 # Jack Normre 2016-01-04 18:00
The audio is no longer exist!!!, sample1 as well.
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+2 # Wafaa Issa 2015-12-25 01:34
The audio is not working.
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0 # Luxa 2015-12-07 15:18
This is extremely disappointing when 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?
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0 # Sinae 2015-11-18 08:06
on number 41, I have written Eat lots of. Am I going to get a point for that?
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0 # IELTS Mentor 2015-11-19 11:01
Since your answer is not more than three words, you will get number for this answer.
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0 # Parwinder Kaur 2015-10-12 21:32
Good but tough to hear. I got 26.
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0 # Carlos 2015-09-20 12:03
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 "Students accommodation" would that be right?

Thanks for you answer.
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0 # WAQAS AHMAD 2015-09-18 12:33
All those who are unable to find the tape....
guys you must be from Pakistan and as Youtube is banned in Pak so you cant play the tape unless you go through VPN, users having chrome browser you just need to install a plugin called ZenMate to bypass the restriction.
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0 # Harish 2015-09-18 00:52
Written "eat moderately", am i going to get a point for this.
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0 # IELTS Mentor 2015-09-19 12:12
Yes, that's also correct.
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0 # Mushi 2015-07-30 18:23
scored 30/41. Bit tough compare to sample-1.
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+1 # August 2015-07-20 16:41
This one was much harder than the first test.
I scored 8 on the first test and 6 on this one...
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0 # Jun 2015-07-07 09:14
I feel differ this test
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+2 # Arthur 2015-06-09 16:50
I got 23 on this test, but the √°udio is with a little bit with noise. It was tough to hear it.
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+1 # sofia 2015-05-30 21:20
There is no audio with any of the listening practice test material. Please update the website.
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+4 # Norm 2015-01-28 03:14
The sound is terrible. Could it be possible to get a better audio?
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-3 # Name 2015-05-08 19:08
Quoting Norm:
The sound is terrible. Could it be possible to get a better audio?


Still not so bad.
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+19 # Jenny 2014-04-14 11:36
Why can't I find the link for audio ?
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