IELTS Listening Sample 8

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 answer sheet.

Now turn to section 1:
You will hear a woman calling a local museum, about children's art and craft workshops. First, you have some time to look at Questions 1 to 5.

You will see that there is an example which has been done for you. So Saturday has been written in the notes. Now we shall begin. You should answer the questions as you listen because you will NOT hear the recording a second time.

Listening Audio:

 

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Section 1

Questions 1-10

Listen carefully and answer Questions 1 to 5:

Questions 1-5
Complete the notes below.

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

CHILDREN'S ART AND CRAFT WORKSHOPS

Example                                        Answer

Workshops organised every:     Saturday

• Adults must accompany children under 1 ...............
• Cost: £2.50
• Workshops held in: Winter House, 2 ............... Street
• Security device: must push the 3 ............... to open door
• Should leave car behind the 4 ...............
• Book workshops by phoning the 5 ............... (on 200765)

Questions 6-10
Complete the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Next two workshops

Date Workshop title Children advised to wear: Please bring (if possible):
16/11 Building 6 .......... 7 .......... 8 ..........
23/11 9 .......... (Nothing special) 10 ..........

Section 2

Questions 11-20

You will hear a customer services official giving information to a passenger at a railway station in a town called Trebirch.
First, you have some time to look at Questions 11 to 17.

Now Listen carefully and answer Questions 11 to 17:

Complete the sentences below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

TRAIN INFORMATION

11. Local services depart from .................... railway station.
12. National services depart from the .................... railway station.
13. Trains for London depart every .................... each day during the week.
14. The price of a first class ticket includes .................... .

Questions 17-20
Complete the form below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

 Type of ticket   Details

Standard open

no restrictions
Supersave travel after 8.45
Special travel after 15 .................... and at weekends
16 .................... buy at least six days ahead limited numbers
17 .................... essential

Questions 18-20
Choose THREE letters, A-G.
Which THREE attractions can you visit at present by train from Trebirch?

    A    A a science museum
       a theme park
       a climbing wall
       a mining museum
       an aquarium
       a castle
       a zoo
 

Section 3

Questions 21-30
You will hear a discussion between a tutor and an educated student called Sandy about students' dissertation.
First, you have some time to look at Questions 21 to 25.

Now Listen carefully and answer Questions 21 to 25:
What change has been made to each part of the theatre?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to questions 11-16.

Questions 17-20
Complete the form below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.


Dissertation Tutorial Record (Education)

Name: Sandy Gibbons

  Target previously agreed   Work completed Further action suggested
Investigate suitable data
analysis software
- Read IT 21 ....................
- Spoken to Jane Prince,
Head of the 22 ....................
Sign up for some
software practice
sessions
Prepare a 23 ....................
for survey
- Completed and sent for review Add questions in section
three on 24 ....................
Further reading about
discipline
- Read Banerjee
- N.B. Couldn't find Ericsson's
essays on managing the
25 ....................
Obtain from library
through special loans
service

 

  New Target   Work completed   Timing
Do further work on
Chapter 1
(Give the title:
Context 26 .................... )
- Add statistics on the
27 .................... in various
zones
- Include more references to
works dated after
28 ....................
By the 29 ....................
Prepare list of main
sections for Chapter 2
- Use index cards to help in
organisation
Before starting the
30 ....................

Section 4

Questions 31-37
You will hear part of a lecture about the history of moving pictures.
First look at questions 31 to 40.

Now Listen carefully and answer Questions 31 to 40:

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

The history of moving pictures

31. Some photographs of a horse running showed
    A all feet off the ground.
    B at least one foot on the ground.
    C two feet off the ground.

32. The Scotsman employed by Edison
    A. designed a system to use the technology Edison had invited.
    B. used available technology to make a new system.
    C. was already an expert in motion picture technology.

33. One major problem with the first system was that
    A. only one persion could be filmed.
    B. people could only see very short films.
    C. the camera was very heavy.

 34. Rival systems started to appear in Europe after people had
    A. been told about the American system.
    B. seen the American system.
    C. used the American system.

 35. In 1895, a famous new system was developed by
    A. a French team working alone.
    B. a Fernch and German team working together.
    C. a German team who invented the word 'cinema'.

 36. Longer filmes were not made at the time because of problems involving
    A. the subject matters.
    B. the camera.
    C. the film projector.

 37. The 'Lantham Loop' invention relied on
    A. removing tension between the film reels.
    B. adding three more films reels to the system.
    C. making one of the film reels more effective.

Questions 38-40

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

38. The first motion picture was called The .................... .
39. .................... were used for the first time on film in 1926.
40. Subtitles were added to The Lights of New York because of its .................... .

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0 # Nina 2017-06-04 15:32
Hello, everyone! I have heard all the information from the audio correctly, but made mistakes were in spelling when I compare them with the answer sheet. Are they crucial? I won't get points for my answers below, will I? 9. undersea worlds (no capitals) 13. half hour (no plural) 14. refreshment (single form) 23. check list (written separately) 12. Kingstreet (written in one word). Please tell me how to improve these mistakes, it's a bitter thing to lose points on spelling when trying so hard to hear all the answers. Thanks!
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0 # Georgia 2017-11-06 02:56
In the typescript is 13. half-hour; NO 13= half hours.
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0 # Sagnik Datta 2017-05-08 15:25
The answer to the question 40: Poor sound quality. I wrote "bad sound quality". Is it correct? Because in the passage it was mentioned that " the sound was not good". So I used "bad". Please reply.
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-2 # Anish 2017-04-26 06:56
I got 37/40
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0 # Silva 2017-04-18 10:32
No recording... Please help.
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0 # Anshul Gupta 2017-04-16 06:08
You have mentioned wrong answer sequence from the answer 21 onwards.
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0 # Estre 2017-03-28 11:58
No audio!
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+5 # Shuchi 2016-10-12 20:01
Hi there, for question number 1:
8 years
is that a correct answer?
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0 # Maninder Singh 2017-10-21 03:12
Yes.
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+1 # Immu 2016-10-10 07:04
Where is the answer of question 21??
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+2 # Adarsh Singh 2016-08-09 15:04
Why other samples are not available now? Please put it as soon as possible.
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+1 # Hamel 2016-07-02 09:32
For number 9, is Undersea World (without the s) incorrect? Thanks.
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+1 # Praveen 2016-06-08 12:58
I got 39 correct answers. The answer to question 5 is education department but you have given it as 'educational department'. Can you please check it out?
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+1 # Ismail 2016-10-13 19:34
I listened twice and it's mentioned clearly education department. So I guess, the model answer is wrong.
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+3 # Ytugen 2016-06-08 03:48
Could be "2000" the answer for question 28?
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+1 # Priyanka 2016-04-30 00:27
Most of the recordings are not working, even on YouTube. I am using both Chrome and Firefox. None worked.
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+1 # Priyanka 2016-05-02 00:55
Working now.
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+1 # Sakib Kabir 2016-03-20 21:25
Hi, in the question 5 why the answer is 'educational department' and not 'education department' as the transcript suggests? Please help me. Thanks in advance.
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+1 # IELTS Mentor 2016-03-24 01:21
Both are correct answers.
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0 # Sha 2017-07-05 08:52
Hi, IELTS Mentor, I cannot find the audio. :( Could you please help me? Thank you.
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+1 # Nhuquynhiuexo 2016-03-16 08:33
Very useful.
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+2 # Vijitha 2016-03-02 10:34
I am reaching only 28 to 30 in every tape... I want to score 35. Could you please help me?
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+1 # Shofalicious 2015-10-03 03:37
I couldn't find the answer to the question 21 here. What's the answer then? Thanks.
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+1 # Carlos 2015-09-26 22:32
Hello, I wrote "Kingstreet" instead of "King Street". Will that also be a correct answer?
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0 # IELTS Mentor 2015-09-28 05:51
"King Street" is the correct answer. This is a name that should be accurately written. "Kingstreet" would be treated as a wrong answer.
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+2 # Carlos 2015-09-26 22:30
HI, would it be right for question 5 to answer "Education Programme"? Or it has to be necessarily "educational"?
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+1 # Maulik 2015-08-23 11:30
I achieved 34 out of 40. Please send me another listening & reading material for my exam preparation.
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+6 # Alexander 2015-07-29 13:38
It should be 2000 instead of 200 in the answer # 29.
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+2 # Zeina 2015-07-14 11:37
Hello, in the list of answers, you skipped Number 21,
18-20. C, D, G,
22. catalog(ue)s
23. computer center /centre

So instead of 21: Catalog(ue)s;

You wrote: 22. catalog(ue)s. Therefore all the answers following are in the wrong sequences.
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0 # Rimi 2015-07-11 13:45
Hi, I would like to know if I answer 'refreshment' instead of 'refreshments', or 'sound effect' instead of 'sound effects'; would that be considered as wrong answers in the actual test? Thank you.
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+1 # Joel Calderon 2015-07-12 06:40
Dear Rimi,

The answer 'refreshment' for 14 would be correct but if you write 'sound effect' as the answer to the question 39, it would be wrong. If you look at the question 39, you will find that after .... there is the word 'were' so using 'sound effect' is grammatically wrong.
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+1 # Marizze Lexa 2015-06-08 04:02
I do not understand why some answers are composed of three words when the instruction clearly states "no more than two words" e.g. question number 30, 38, and 40.
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+1 # Shofalicious 2015-10-03 03:48
Yeah! that is why in question no. 30 I answered "term ends" because I was thinking about the given instruction. Is my answer acceptable? Many thanks for this. It's really helpful.
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+2 # IELTS Mentor 2015-06-12 08:11
Dear Marizze,

For question 38 & 40, you are actually allowed to write 3 words as instructed in the question. However, for question 30, there was no such instruction and that's why you can actually use 3 words if the answer requires 3 words.
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+1 # Kalyan Kumar Biswas 2015-03-24 10:35
Answer misplaced Q. 21 and Q. 40. Poor sound quality, three words but the question asked 2 words. Please corrects those issues.
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+1 # Shuchi 2016-10-12 20:03
Please see the instruction again. It may be of three words.
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+1 # Majdy 2015-02-22 17:30
One question please - 'Some answers sometimes written between (). Is it mandatory to add the word between () to get the correct answer or just that word is optional?
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+1 # IELTS Mentor 2015-02-23 18:42
Hi Majdy, the words written within () are mostly optional. If you follow the pattern of the answers, that would be self-explanatory, we hope.
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+1 # Nich 2015-01-24 13:38
The answer to the question 40 must be "poor sound". The assignment says "Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer."
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+2 # IELTS Mentor 2014-10-16 19:01
Thanks for your feedback and splendid support so far. For your convenience, the audio file has been added with this listening sample.
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+1 # Rajinder 2016-02-23 06:04
Where is the audio of this listening task, sir??? I have tried to find it but couldn't get it so far.
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-1 # Shaf 2015-11-28 17:59
Can't play the audio. Please, add the audio.
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0 # Amir 2014-06-15 18:17
It will be complete and helpful if you attach recording, please.
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+2 # Amir 2014-06-15 12:15
How can I find the related recording? Please answer me.
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+2 # Nafisa 2014-04-26 15:43
Where is the recording regarding the questions?
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+6 # Anim 2014-04-21 13:46
Where is the audio for IELTS Listening???
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