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IELTS Listening Test 1

Part 1: Questions 1-5
Complete the table below. Write ONE WORD OR A NUMBER.

(1)                 (2)
(3)                (4)

Questions 6-10
Complete the table below. Write ONE WORD OR A NUMBER.

(6)                     (7)
(8)                     (9)

Part 2: Questions 11-13
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.


11. Simon’s idea for a theme park came from
A his childhood hobby
B his interest in landscape design
C his visit to another park

12. When they started, the family decided to open the park only when
A the weather was expected to be good
B the children weren’t at school
C there were fewer farming commitments

13. Since opening, the park has had
A 50,000 visitors
B 1,000,000 visitors
C 1,500,000 visitors

Questions 14-18
What is currently the main area of work of each of the following people?

Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter A-H next to questions 14-18.

14. Simon 
15. Liz        
16. Sarah   
17. Duncan
18. Judith   

Area of work
A advertising   
animal care     
educational links     
engine maintenance
F food and drink     
H staffing

Questions 19 and 20
Complete the table below. Write ONE WORD OR A NUMBER.


Part 3: Questions 21-30
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER.

Study Skills Tutorial – Caroline Benning


Dissertation topic:          the (21)
Strengths:                         (22)
Computer modeling
Weaknesses:                    lack of background information
Poor (23)

(24)                    (25)
(26)                    (27)

Recommendations:                  use a card index
Read all notes (29)
Next tutorial date:                    (30)

Part 4: Questions 31 and 32
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

31. The owners of the underground house
A had no experience of living in a rural area
B were interested in environmental issues
C wanted a professional project manager

32. What does the speaker say about the site of the house?
A The land was quite cheap
B Stone was being extracted nearby
C It was in a completely unspoilt area

Questions 33-40
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/ OR A NUMBER.

• Built in the earth, with two floors
• The south-facing side was constructed of two layers of (33)
• Photovoltaic tiles were attached
• A layer of foam was used to improve the (34)
of the building
Special features
• To increase the light, the building has many internal mirrors and (35)
• In future, the house may produce more (36)
than it needs
• Recycled wood was used for the (37)
of the house
• The system for processing domestic (38)
is organic
Environmental issues
• The use of large quantities of (39)
in construction was environmentally harmful
• But the house will have paid its ‘environmental debt’ within (40)

1. 300
2. sunshade
3. balcony
4. forest(s)
5. 319
6. 10,000
7. relative
8. missed
9. item
10. Ludlow
11. C
12. A
13. C
14. E
15. H
16. F
17. C
18. G
19. 120
20. 5-12
21. fishing industry
22. statistics
23. note-taking
24. confidence
25. ideas
26. student support
27. places
28. general
29. 3 times
30. 25
31. B
32. A
33. glass
34. insulation
35. windows
36. electricity
37. floor(s)
38. waste
39. concrete
40. 15 years

47 responses to “IELTS Listening Test 1”

  1. Emeka says:

    Pleadse why are all the answers not here any more on all the tests. Please how can I get the acswers to check my work??

    • IELTS-PTE says:

      Sir answers are there, just click on the green button saying show answers and the answers will be displayed

    • Krystal says:

      Hello! Thank you so much for such an useful material!
      I am a bit confused about question number 20. The answer is 5-12. Is it considered as “one word” or “one number”? because it is obviously 2 numbers.
      I am looking forward to hearing from you!

  2. kalyan kumar shanmugam says:

    The test looks so wont happen in real ielts

    • IELTS-PTE says:

      Sir there are 174 listening tests, 120 reading tests and 100 writing tests so you would find all types of tests from easiest to the most difficult one. Our site has the largest collection of tests in the world as compared to any other site. You would also find all solved cue cards with our solutions and not copies from other sources or Makkar’s book. So keep practicing get your desired band score in IELTS. Best of luck!

  3. Kiran says:

    Hello team, many thanks and I really appreciate your efforts in collecting and giving us these valuable material. And I have heard that, CAMBRIDGE Practice material is good enough for practicing the IELTS.. So, may I know what are the Sources of your Practice tests inputted in your website. In both Listening and Reading???? And will it be enough If we practice all the tests in your website to get a good score???

    • IELTS-PTE says:

      All the tests are prepared from the best of the books like Cambridge series, Barrons, Collins, McGraw and so on. And yes the material on our website is more than enough to prepare for your IELTS exam NO NEED TO WASTE MONEY IN COACHING CENTRES because they will give you the same material which is absolutely free on our website.

  4. i need cambridge listenung tests

  5. amandeep says:

    can i download the audio file also ?
    if yes,how?

  6. Dr.HAYM says:

    thanks sir….a very usefull thing….may u get more and more success….got 35/40

  7. Ekaterina says:

    Can I see transcript for this test somewhere?

  8. Ekaterina says:

    Rather my level of listening is not so good, I passed test 1, I got 22/40 right answers. For checking tests without scripts are OK, but for improving skills it’s not good

  9. Niraj Dhakal says:

    In question no. 23. note-taking can be written as note taking. So is it right if i rite note taking?

  10. Bred says:

    Few comments:
    1) Having an issue with question 28. It is not there.
    2) Question 20 – ONE WORD OR A NUMBER. Not numberS, but a number. One number. It would be incorrect to type two numbers. Otherwise, I need to type FIVE (like this), which is not logical.
    3) The test is okay, as the admin mentioned before it can be difficult and easy. Depends on test makers.

  11. Zeba says:

    Few queries:
    In ques 20, i have written = 5 to 12
    In ques 23, i have written = at note-taking
    In ques 30, i have written = 25th
    Are these considered right or wrong??

  12. simone says:

    n.8 I answered: miss
    n.20 I answered statistic
    Is two error or is also ok in the test?

  13. RAVI KANT says:

    are these tests suitable for Academic Ielts. Or is it general?

  14. Anustha says:

    Good Work By IELTS Master. Appreciated.

  15. Joseph says:

    Q29… Is it 3 times or three times.

  16. ekeh destiny says:

    Q.30 – I wrote down 25th January, is that correct?

  17. Sukh meet says:

    How can download all the material….. Actually it is difficult for me to do my preprations on phon or pc…. So how cn i make printouts of all this….

  18. Irum Erfan says:

    I have found your website very helpful, thank you for providing us with multiple tests under one roof.
    However, I do have a concern, rather suggestion, would be great if it can be implemented somehow. Is it possible to make a layout of these tests as they actually are in real time ielts computer based exam?
    Thanks once again!

  19. Shooshana says:

    Thank you for these useful materials!
    If there is no mention about being “General” or “Academic” in some Listening, Writing and Speaking materials on this website, then are they useful for Academic preparation?

    Thanks again for your help.

    • IELTS MASTER says:

      listening and speaking is same for both. reading and writing tests are separate and you can find these in menu

  20. Ranjeet says:

    Test is quite good and I achieved 39/40.,thanks for your endeavours and help to not so financial sound students as coaching center charge hiefty fees.

  21. M Imran Faruqi says:

    You’re doing a really good job. Thanks for your efforts. Although, my words aren’t enough to express how much I am thankful and how much you have helped thousands of students.

    God bless you 🙂

  22. Aman says:

    Thanks for helping.

  23. M says:

    Answer 2 is “sunshade”
    the previous 2 Apartments start with capital letter. So , shouldn’t the answer be “Sunshade” ?
    Thank you for your help.

    • IELTS MASTER says:

      You can write answers in small letters or capital letters both are acceptable in IELTS listening and reading.

  24. Nwando Okoye says:

    Thanks so much for this.

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