IELTS Listening Practice Test 1

*Note: This practice test but this practice test will give you an idea of what the actual test will be looking like. Practice test 2 has audio clips.

IELTS Listening Practice Test


  • Listen to the audio recording once.
  • Answer the questions as you listen.
  • You will have 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet at the end of the test.
Section 1: Conversation

You will hear a conversation between a customer and a sales representative at a mobile phone store. Answer questions 1-5 by selecting the appropriate option from the multiple-choice list.

    What feature is the customer looking for in a new phone?
    A. A large screen size
    B. A long battery life
    C. A high-quality camera

    What color does the customer prefer for their new phone?
    A. Black
    B. White
    C. Blue

    What is the customer's budget for the phone?
    A. £200
    B. £300
    C. £400

    What is the name of the phone the sales representative recommends to the customer?
    A. Galaxy S20
    B. iPhone 11
    C. Pixel 4a

    What is the customer's final decision on which phone to buy?
    A. Galaxy S20
    B. iPhone 11
    C. Pixel 4a

Section 2: Monologue

You will hear a monologue about a wildlife reserve. Answer questions 6-10 by filling in the blanks.

    The reserve has over __________ species of animals.
    The reserve is located in __________.
    The reserve offers a __________ tour.
    The reserve has a __________ trail for visitors.
    The best time to visit the reserve is in the __________.

Section 3: Conversation

You will hear a conversation between a student and a professor about a research project. Answer questions 11-15 by matching the statements with the appropriate person or organization.

    The topic of the research project is about _________.
    The student needs help finding _________.
    The professor recommends contacting _________.
    The student needs to write a paper of _________ words.
    The student needs to submit the paper by _________.

A. A historical event
B. A primary source
C. A government agency
D. 2000
E. Next Monday

Section 4: Monologue

You will hear a monologue about renewable energy. Answer questions 16-20 by completing the sentences with no more than three words.

    The most commonly used renewable energy source is _________.
    _________ converts the energy from the sun into electricity.
    _________ are used to capture wind energy.
    _________ are a common way to generate energy from water.
    _________ is a type of biomass that can be used as fuel.
Answer Sheet

Section 1:


Section 2:
6. 100


Section 3:
11. A


Section 4:
16. Solar power

    Solar panels
    Wind turbines
    Hydroelectric dams

*Note: these are some questions, not actual questions from an IELTS test.

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