IELTS LISTENING

IELTS Listening Practice Test 116

SECTION 1

Questions 1-6

Full the shape under.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for every reply.

PATIENT RECORD

Time of appointment: 10:00 am

Given names: Simon 1____________________

Household title: Lee

Date of beginning: 2_________________ 1989

Deal with: 3_________________ Adams Terrace, Wellington

Cellphone quantity: 0211558809

Identify of insurance coverage firm: 4_________________

Date of final eye check: 5 _________________

Affected person’s observations: Issues seeing 6 ___________________

Questions 7-10

Reply the questions under.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for every reply.

7. When should Simon put on his glasses?

8. What kind of glasses are the least costly?

9. What is sweet concerning the glasses Simon chooses?

10. How does Simon determine to pay?

SECTION 2

Questions 11-12

Select the right letter, A, B or C.

11 Who’s buried within the tomb of the Taj Mahal?

A. the emperor Shahjahan
B. the spouse of Shahjahan
C. the emperor and his spouse

12 The place did the white marble come from?

A. India
B. China
C. Persia

Questions 13-16

Label the plan under.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for every reply.

2-1

Query 17

Select the right letter, A, B or C.

17. What’s the goal of the Relaxation Home?

A. a spot for the poor to remain
B. a gathering place for pilgrims
C. an architectural characteristic

Questions 18-20

Full the circulate chart under.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for every reply.

How operating water is offered

Water taken from the 18___________________ by bullocks.

Water channelled into the 19_____________________.

Water piped to the 20___________________.

SECTION 3

Questions 21-24

Select the right letter, A, B or C.

21. What background info does Daisy give about rice?

A. Wild rice is grown all through Asia.
B. Some varieties of rice want much less water than others.
C. All rice varieties have a beautiful aroma.

22. Erik says {that a} precedence for rice farmers is to have the ability to

A. develop rice with out fertilizers.
B. predict the climate patterns.
C. handle water sources.

23. The place is the Worldwide Rice Analysis Institute?

A. The Philippines
B. China
C. Japan

24 Scientists in Bangladesh need to discover a

A. simpler kind of fertilizer.
B. pressure of rice proof against flooding.
C. solution to scale back the results of world warming.

Questions 25-30

Which nation do the next statements apply to?

Select the right letter, A, B or C.

A. Japan
B. China
C. Thailand

25. They develop probably the most rice on the earth.

26. They export probably the most rice on the earth.

27. They intention to extend the dietary worth of rice.

28. Much less rice is eaten than up to now.

29. An annual rice pageant takes place.

30. A brand new kind of rice is now in style domestically.

SECTION 4

Questions 31-33

Full the sentences under.

Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD for every reply,

RADIO WRITING

31. You could have to disregard among the ordinary___________________ of writing.

32. Written phrases don’t point out issues like emphasis, the_______________ of studying or the place to pause.

33. A script must sound like a______________________.

Questions 34-40

Full the notes under.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for every reply.

Know who you might be speaking to

Think about a typical listener:

  • e.g. think about telling your 34_________________ a few movie.

Create an off-the-cuff tone:

  • e.g. use phrases like 35_________________ and _____________________

Work out what you’ll say

Bear in mind: listeners can’t ask questions

you can’t 36_________________ concepts

Make your script logical:

  • 37_____________________ the data.

Use concrete photographs e.g. evaluate the scale of a area to a 38______________________.

Use the 39_______________________ to get consideration.

Verify the script by 40_____________________.

Reply keys:

Part 1

1. Anthony
2. 1(st) June
3. College Corridor
4. Well being for Life
5. September 2006 .. ^
6. (within the) distance
7. (for) driving
8. (the) full body / full body gla
9. (they’re) robust
10. (in/by) money

Part 2

11. C
12. A
13. (The) Fundamental Gateway
14. (the) (16/sixteen) flower beds
15. (a/the) (raised) pond
16. (a/the) Mosque
17. C
18. river
19. (provide) tanks
20. fountains

Part 3

  1. B
  2. C
  3. A
  4. B
  5. B
  6. C
  7. B
  8. A
  9. C
  10. A

Part 4

  1. guidelines
  2. pace
  3. dialog
  4. grandmother
  5. us (and) we
  6. repeat
  7. area (out)
  8. soccer pitch
    39 .first sentence
    40..studying (it) aloud

BONUS EXERCISE: GAP-FILLING

The texts under are transcript to your IELTS Listening Observe Take a look at. To take advantage of out of this transcript, we eliminated some phrases from the texts and changed with areas. You need to fill every area with the lacking phrase by listening to the audio for this IELTS listening follow check.

SECTION 1

You’ll hear a dialog between an optometrist and a affected person who has come for a watch check.

Optometrist: Good morning, can I provide help to?

Simon Lee: Sure. I’m right here for an [……………………………]at ten o’clock with the [……………………………]. I’m somewhat early. I do know it’s solely ten to 10.

Optometrist: Are you Simon Lee?

Simon Lee: Sure, I’m.

Optometrist: I’m Rachel White, the optometrist right here at this time. Are available in and sit down.

Simon Lee: Thanks.

Optometrist: Earlier than we check your eyes, I simply have to get a couple of particulars from you. So, Simon, what’s your full title?

Simon Lee: [……………………………]— that’s A-N-T-H-O-N• Y. And my household title is Lee: L double E.

Optometrist: And your date of beginning, Simon?

Simon Lee: The first of June, 1989.

Optometrist: The 21st of June.

Simon Lee: No. The primary of June.

Optometrist: Whoops… sony! 1989 – ah, identical 12 months my son was bom! What’s your present tackle?

Simon Lee: I’m dwelling at a corridor of [……………………………].

Optometrist: Which one?

Simon Lee: At College Corridor, not removed from right here, in [……………………………].

Optometrist: College Corridor… And do you have got any medical [……………………………]?

Simon Lee: Sure, I’m totally lined

Optometrist: And who’re you insured with?

Simon Lee: I’m with ’Well being for all times’.

Optometrist: Wholesome Life.

Simon Lee: No. Folks at all times get that flawed. It’s Well being for Life1. They’re a part of some large insurance coverage [……………………………].

Optometrist: Good! Now, Simon. Have you ever ever had your eyes examined earlier than?

Simon Lee: Sure, as soon as. However not not too long ago. It was once I was nonetheless in school.

Optometrist: So roughly when would which have been?

Simon Lee: Most likely round [……………………………]. No, on second ideas, it should’ve been the 12 months earlier than – September 2006. And my [……………………………]was fantastic then.

Optometrist: However you’re having somewhat issue now, are you?

Simon Lee: Nicely, sure … since I began at college, I’ve been having issue with [……………………………]imaginative and prescient. I can’t at all times see issues within the distance.

Optometrist: Nicely, let’s take a look. Now I’m simply going to cowl your left eye. Are you able to learn the highest line?

Simon Lee: Sure. R… B… Q… S…

Optometrist: Nicely, Simon. Your eyes have [……………………………]received somewhat worse since your final check and I feel you’re going to want to put on [……………………………]… er… not on a regular basis and … not a lot for studying or shut work however [……………………………]for driving.

Simon Lee: Proper. Sure. I assumed that was in all probability the case.

Optometrist: So now you’ll want to select some [……………………………]. There’s a variety to select from, as you possibly can see.

Simon Lee: Are you able to give me some thought of the distinction in value? I fairly preferred the thought of some [……………………………]glasses.

Optometrist: Mm… Did you? Nicely, the costs differ [……………………………], like all the pieces, however the frameless ones are the most costly. The most cost effective are those with the complete body.

Simon Lee: Mm, [……………………………]I’d higher go for these.

Optometrist: Or why not attempt these ones with the half body?

Simon Lee: They’re not too dangerous.

Optometrist: Sure. They give the impression of being fairly good they usually’re robust • far much less more likely to break than the frameless ones.

Simon Lee: Oh, that’s a great level. OK, I feel I’ll take these ones.

Optometrist: For those who pop again subsequent Monday, I ought to have them prepared for you. And you’ll pay for them if you choose them up.

Simon Lee: Thanks very a lot. Can I pay by [……………………………]?

Optometrist: You’ll be able to, however there will probably be a slight cost for those who do this.

Simon Lee: Proper. In poor health pay bv money then, for those who don’t thoughts.

Optometrist: No drawback. Money, bank card, debit card All the identical to us. See you on Monday.

SECTION 2

You’ll hear an extract from an audio information to the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is the preferred vacationer [……………………………]in India. It’s also some of the [……………………………]buildings of the world, and is taken into account as a logo of affection. However how many individuals realise that it was really constructed as a tomb or [……………………………]place for the Emperor’s spouse?

The Taj Mahal was constructed by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan to [……………………………]his beloved spouse Mumtaz Mahal when she died, and, though this was not his authentic [……………………………], for he had deliberate to construct a black [……………………………]tomb for himself, they each he aspect by aspect within the tomb at this time. Emperor Shahjahan’s two best [……………………………]have been [……………………………]and jewelry and each are [……………………………]right here in all their [……………………………].

Probably the most expert architects and [……………………………]got here from throughout India and international locations as distant as Persia and Turkey. A lot of the construction was inbuilt white [……………………………]that was carried by a thousand [……………………………]all the best way from the Indian area of Rajasthan some [……………………………]away. Crystal and jade got here from China, [……………………………]from Sri Lanka and turquoise from Tibet.

However there’s much more to the Taj Mahal than simply the tomb, so let’s take a look on the [……………………………]plan earlier than we take a stroll by means of the [……………………………]gardens. Your tour begins right here on the level marked with an X on the plan. This is called The Fundamental Gateway. Stroll by means of the gate and also you come into an [……………………………]backyard. There are two marble [……………………………]studded with fountains, which cross within the centre of the backyard, dividing it into 4 [……………………………]. Every of those 4 quarters is then [……………………………]into flower beds. So there are 16 flower beds altogether. The tomb stands [……………………………]on the north finish, not within the centre as you might need [……………………………]As an alternative, on the centre of the backyard, midway between the tomb and the [……………………………], there’s a raised pond which supplies a [……………………………]of the Taj Mahal. It’s a powerful sight. On both aspect of the tomb there are buildings product of purple [……………………………]. The one to the west – to the left on our plan – is a [……………………………]. It faces in direction of Mecca and is used for prayer. On the east aspect of the Teg is a constructing often called the Relaxation Home. It’s like the dual of the mosque, however as a result of it faces away from Mecca, it was by no means used for [……………………………].

Many individuals have requested what the Relaxation Home was for. Was it a spot for [……………………………]to remain? Was it a gathering corridor of some sort? Maybe the almost certainly reply to this query is that its [……………………………]is only [……………………………], to behave as a visible steadiness for the [……………………………]and to protect the [……………………………]of the design of the entire complicated.

Let’s take a look at among the engineering [……………………………]of the backyard. For one factor, they require a relentless provide of operating water. When it was constructed, water was drawn from the river [……………………………], utilizing an [……………………………]rope and bucket system, pulled by a staff of bullocks. The water was then introduced by means of a broad water [……………………………]and held in a lot of provide tanks. These tanks have been at various heights off the bottom and have been [……………………………]designed to retailer the very giant quantities of water required. Utilizing an [……………………………]system of underground pipes, the water was then [……………………………]from the provision tanks to every of the [……………………………]. To make sure that the water [……………………………]was the identical all through the backyard, there was a [……………………………]pot beneath every fountain [……………………………]to the water provide. It was undoubtedly an excellent system.

SECTION 3

You’ll hear a tutor and two college students discussing the crop rice.

Tutor: Good morning, everybody. So… following on from our [……………………………]on European agriculture final week, Daisy and Erik are going to speak about probably the most [……………………………]grown crop in Asia, which is, in fact, rice. Erik, are you able to inform us what you’ve been engaged on?

Erik: Sure, certain… We’ve been trying on the function of rice in a lot of international locations, the way it’s grown, methods of [……………………………]manufacturing. As I’m certain , rice is the staple food plan [……………………………]Asia and, in truth, [……………………………]of the world’s rice is grown and eaten there. Daisy’s received some background on that.

Daisy: Um … properly, rice was [……………………………]a wild plant which began out within the [……………………………]areas of Asia, however there are actually a whole lot of [……………………………]at this time and every with completely different [……………………………]. As an example, one will [……………………………]floods, whereas one other will develop in comparatively drv circumstances. A 3rd has a extremely pretty odor. However wherever it grows, rice wants quite a lot of water.

Tutor: What do you imply by ‘rather a lot’?

Erik: Nicely, it takes about [……………………………]litres to get a kilogram of rice. This may be [……………………………]both naturally or by [……………………………]. And as most rice- rising international locations undergo from [……………………………]climate, together with drought – water [……………………………]actually is the important thing.

Daisy: Analysis has change into so essential now that every [……………………………]nation in Asia has its personal analysis [……………………………], whether or not we’re speaking about Japan, China or Bangladesh… they usually’re all co¬ordinated by a bunch in foe Philippines referred to as the Worldwide Rice Analysis [……………………………].

Tutor: Attention-grabbing.

Daisy: Bangladesh, as an example, has been [……………………………]utilizing completely different rice varieties and [……………………………]for 30 years. However as a result of it’s such a flat, delta nation, it’s very troublesome for the water to empty away after the [……………………………]season, so they should discover particular rice crops that may [……………………………]the floods. And with world warming, the [……………………………]is extra pressing than ever.

Erik: Now I’d like to maneuver on to our [……………………………]research. As you possibly can think about, China is the world’s largest rice producing nation. Collectively the Chinese language folks in all probability eat greater than three billion [……………………………]of rice day by day!

Tutor: Fairly a statistic!

Erik: And naturally, rice performs an essential [……………………………]function too.

Daisy: We then in contrast China to Thailand. You already know, although Thailand solely has about [……………………………]folks, it’s the world’s primary [……………………………]of rice. Not China as you may think.

Tutor: Is that so?

Erik: Sure. They ship their rice all over the place… particularly to Europe, in addition to [……………………………]and the Center East. [……………………………]the truth that ‘jasmine rice’ is rising in [……………………………]is one cause why Thailand’s rice export trade is doing so properly. Folks need one thing a bit completely different.

Daisy: And, in fact, Thailand is properly suited to rice rising – good weather conditions, and plenty of recent water.

Erik: Going again to China for a minute, we should always point out that on the rice analysis [……………………………]in [……………………………]they’re engaged on methods of enhancing rice yields, utilizing much less water.

Tutor: By yields you imply… the quantity they will develop?

Erik: Sure. They’re looking for methods to get extra rice from much less land, [……………………………]the style, but additionally produce other issues in it apart from [……………………………]in order that it’s more healthy – higher for vou.

Tutor: Good thought, contemplating it’s the staple meals.

Erik: And then you definitely’ve received Japan, which is completely [……………………………]in terms of rice. That is principally as a result of they’ve a excessive tariff on [……………………………]rice, so everybody buys the home-grown product. And so they don’t export a lot.

Daisy: Sure, however , although rice is a form of sacred crop there, [……………………………]is simply half what it was within the [……………………………]. This development isn’t evident in Thailand or China.

Tutor: Attention-grabbing that you just [……………………………]how rice is nearly sacred in Japan. As a result of I imagine in Thailand it additionally performs an essential [……………………………]function.

Daisy: Completely! They’ve the ‘roval ploughing ceremony’ yearly, which the King at all times attends and he really [……………………………]a brand new inventory of seed to the farmers, who pour into Bangkok for the occasion.

Tutor: What concerning the world curiosity in natural farming? Is there such a factor as [……………………………]grown rice?

Erik: Sure, certainly. And the Japanese are getting fairly a style for it. apparently. There’s an [……………………………]farm close to the town of Akita within the [……………………………]rice belt – well-known for its Sake, by the best way – which has [……………………………]natural rice manufacturing, and now it’s offered all throughout the nation. It’s a bit just like the current [……………………………]of jasmine rice in Thailand, however that’s for the export market, in fact.

Tutor: Attention-grabbing how attitudes change, isn’t it?

SECTION 4

You’ll hear a part of a lecture about writing for radio.

We’re going to maneuver on at this time to take a look at among the key ideas of writing for radio.

After all the principle factor that you must keep in mind is {that a} radio script shouldn’t be written to be learn, however to be spoken and heard. Now placing this into follow is extra [……………………………]than it appears as a result of writing as we communicate [……………………………]abandoning lots of the regular ‘guidelines’ of writing which have been taught to us from an early age. It’s because we have to [……………………………]on how the piece sounds. Written phrases [……………………………]info, however they don’t convey the complete that means of what you need to say… they don’t inform you what to [……………………………], what pace one thing must be learn at, or the place the pauses ought to come, so these should be [……………………………]in a script.

No matter is claimed on radio – whether or not it’s a hyperlink to {a magazine} [……………………………], a movie assessment, or perhaps a voice piece within the information – must sound as whether it is coming from the thoughts of the speaker – virtually like a part of a [……………………………]– relatively than one thing that’s being learn.

Earlier than you start to jot down, it’s a good suggestion to know who you’re speaking to, to [……………………………]a typical member of the radio station’s [……………………………]. For those who’re writing a movie assessment for a neighborhood viewers, for instance, take into consideration how you’d inform your [……………………………]concerning the movie, or for those who’re reviewing a pop live performance, take into consideration how you’d inform your good friend concerning the band.

The phrases have far more [……………………………]if every individual feels they’re being spoken to instantly. So your tone must be casual – relatively than utilizing [……………………………]phrases like ‘listeners’ or ‘the viewers’, you can also make it extra casual… embrace them in what you’re saying by [……………………………]to ‘us’ and ‘WP’.

As soon as who you’re speaking to, the following factor is to work out what you’re going to say. Don’t overlook that the individual listening to you has no [……………………………]to ask questions, and in the identical approach, you possibly can’t repeat what you’ve simply stated. For these causes it’s essential that your [……………………………]is logical and progresses [……………………………].

Too many details too shut collectively will trigger [……………………………], so area them out evenly. One of the best scripts permit listeners to visualise what you’re [……………………………]. For instance, as a substitute of giving the bodily [……………………………]of a area, describe it as being the scale of, say, a soccer pitch: for those who’re speaking a few tall constructing, relate it to – maybe – a ten-storey block of flats.

Now, all scripts want one thing that may seize the eye of the listener. You want one thing that may make them say, ‘Hey, I need to cease and take heed to this.’ So the primary [……………………………]has to do that for you… it must be [……………………………], fascinating – after which it must be backed up by a second sentence that explains what you’re speaking about. The final sentence also needs to give your listeners meals for thought and will be within the type of a query, or a [……………………………]that sums up the merchandise.

After you’ve completed your script you’ll want to polish it up and probably the most [……………………………]technique of doing that is by studying it aloud. This additionally lets you keep away from [……………………………]twisters or phrases that you just would possibly discover awkward to [……………………………].

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