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.

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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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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 3.95 (44 Votes)

Helpful person
AUDIO is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITBW-t6eQhc
Annie
Thanks a lot.
Mohammad
Dear, how can I listen to the audio? I can't find the source :-(
Pouya
39/41.
Mahmoud
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7.0
30/41= 7.0
Ashik
32/41.
Dude
Listen again carefully TIM, Martin says it was boring for FIONA so the answer would be 'dull' which is similar as boring. :)
Sahil Sharma
He talks about geographical locations, where bananas (Australian) are being consumed the most.
Debora
Actually, she was ironic when she said fascinating, As much that Mike says next "Well, it's not as boring as you'd think"
André
No, it isn't. IELTS examiners want you to know to understand and to recognise something that is being said in different manners. That part of the conversation, from her tone, you should understand that she is being sarcastic, as you probably would recognise it in your mother language.
Pallavi
I have got 25/41. What is my score?
Rudra Basnet
Thanks.
Manreet Kaur
Got 34. Really helping in practising...
Bello Babatunde
I got 30 out of 41. Could you please tell me my band score? Thanks!
Nitin
27 / 41.
Jose Antonio
Hello, could someone help me with the questions 31 and 32? I do not really understand what they say about in these two questions?
Maria Kristina Cañada
Hello, my answer to question 19 is "clothes" only instead of "buying clothes". In no. 40, my answer is only "moderation" instead of "eat in moderation". In no. 41, I answered "eat lots of" instead of "eat lots". Will they be considered correct? Thanks.
Abdelbaset Ali
Thanks but difficult!
Sushma Vikas
Hi, firstly I would like to thank the website for providing the samples question. In this test got 35/41. Thanks - Sushma.
Mirtahib
A bunch of banana instead of one bunch. Is it acceptable?Thanks.
Adi
Please advise me how to improve my score.
Sriga
Yeah, I too marked the same answer! :cry: :cry: :cry:
Kiran
27/40 too bad but a bit confusing audio.
Vu
What about the answer: "difficulty contacting lecturers"? 3 words :).