Practice Test 1

IELTS Listening Practice Test 1

In Listening Test 1, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40 based on them.

Section 1 is a conversation between a housing agent and a student who wants to rent a house.

Section 2 is a monologue about a waste collection in Biltmore.

Section 3 is a conversation between students about a new essay professor has assigned.

Section 4 is a lecture on Environmental Science.

Section 1

Question 1-10

Complete the table below.

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

Address Rooms Facilities Providing Price Problem
3 Bedrooms, a bathroom and a living room Example: Restaurants Internet & Utilities $1_______ Garden: Too big to clean up
3 Bedrooms, a 2________, and a living room Shared living room, bathroom, kitchen and 3________ Living room and Furniture $400/$340 Due to shared facilities, it seems 4________
2 Bedrooms, a living room, and a study 5________ 6________ $600 Sometimes a little bit 7________
A bedroom, a living room, a study and a dining hall 8________ 9 ________ $500 Without 10________

Section 2

Question 11-20

Complete the form below.

Write ONE WORD/ OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Waste sorting, collection, and disposal
Necessary characteristics of dustbins: Solid and 11____________
Waste Sorting Three Kinds:

Recyclable garbage (blue or green bin)

Unrecyclable garbage (yellow bin)

Toxic waste (Red bin)

Waste Collection Commercial Waste Collection:

It mainly refers to 12____________waste

Warning signs state not to 13____________blue/green bins

Those 14____________Metals will cause environmental pollution

Waste Disposal Household Waste Collection:

All kitchen garbage should be put into a 15____________bag.

The garbage disposal plant is situated in an 16____________space or field.

The waste is disposed of at least once every 17____________

The dustbin should be cleared at night because of 18____________

The waste is mainly produced by 19____________industry, retail, and offices.

Please do not dispose of 20____________ in any of the bins.

Section 3

Questions 21-30

Q. 21-24

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

21 The research topic should come from one of the headings in the ____________

22 At least one once reference needs to be from ____________

23 The data Julie found on past experiments is in ____________

24 Ricky has pointed out that aside from journals, he can also use ____________ about scientific experiments.

Q. 25-30

Complete the table below.

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

The format of papers
29____________pixels wide

Section 4

Questions 31-40

Q. 31-38

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

31 This paper pertains to one major concern about water for people everywhere that is a ____________ source of water.

32Australia is a dry continent thus water is very ____________

33 We utilise the most water for ____________

34We discover the purest form of water in rivers, creeks and ____________

35Rainfall is a useful source of water unless there is a significant ____________

36 People in the West wish the water to be ____________

37 Water is highly prone to ____________

38In the home, one of the most important uses of water is for ____________

Q. 39-40

Choose the correct answers A-C and write them next to 39-40 on your answer sheet

39 The mechanisms for water management are.

A inadequate

B nearly adequate

C admirable

40 The government’s 1989 White Paper

A caused a concern

B is unreliable

C is inconclusive


 Section 1

1. 435
2. Kitchen
3. Washing machine
4. Inconvenient
5. TV and VCR
6. Washbasin
7. Noisy
8. Lamp
9. Evening meals
10. Bathroom

 Section 2

11. Waterproof
12. Building
13. Overfill
14. Heavy
15. Plastic
16. Open
17. 4 weeks
18. Traffic
19. Businesses
20. Stones

Section 3

21. Note system
22. Scientific research
23. Scientific journals
24. Information from the Internet
25. Double-space
26. Italics
27. Typed
28. Top right
29. 3.25
30. ID number

Section 4

31. Safe and reliable
32. Scarce
33. Washing
34. Lakes and dams
35. Air pollution
36. Pure and safe
37. Contamination
38. Drinking
39. A
40. B