IELTS MASTER | IELTS Listening Test 121

IELTS Listening Test 121

Part 1: Questions 1-9
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/ OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Enquiry about bookcases

Number of bookcases available – 2

Both bookcases:
• Width: (1)
• Made of: (2)

First bookcase:
• Cost: (3)
• Color: (4)
• Number of shelves: six (four are (5) )

Second bookcase:
• Color: dark brown
• Other features: almost 80 years old, has a (6) at the bottom, and has glass (7)
• Cost: (8)

Details of seller
• Name: Mrs (9)
• Address: 41 Oak Rise, Stanton

Question 10
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

10. Which map shows the correct location of the seller’s house?


Part 2: Questions 11-13
Complete the summary below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/ OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Charity art sale

The paintings will be displayed in the Star Gallery and in a nearby (11) The sale of pictures will begin at (12) on Thursday, and there will be refreshments beforehand. The money raised will all be used to help (13) children in New Zealand and other countries.

Questions 14-20
Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/ OR A NUMBER for each answer.

ArtistPersonal informationType of painting
Don Studley– daughter is recovering from a problem with her back
– self-taught artist
– pictures of the (14)…………………of New Zealand
James Chang– originally from Taiwan
– had a number of (15)………………there
– (16)………………..paintings
– strong colors
Natalie Stevens– has shown pictures in many countries
– is an artist and a website (17)……………………
– soft colors, various media
– mainly does (18)…………..
Christine Shin– lived in New Zealand for (19)……………
– Korean
– paintings are based on (20)……………
– watercolors of New Zealand landscapes

(14)                    (15)
(16)                    (17)
(18)                    (19)

Part 3: Questions 21-25
What instructions were the students give about their project?

A they must do this
B they can do this if they want to
C they cannot do this

Write the correct letter A, B or C next to questions 21-25.

21. Choose a writer from a list provided
22. Get biographical information from the internet
23. Study a collection of poems
24. Make a one hour video
25. Refer to key facts in the writer’s life

Questions 26-30
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Other requirements for the project
• Extract chosen from the author’s work must reflect the (26) and of the author.
• Students must find sound effects and (27) to match the texts they choose.
• Students must use a (28) of computer software programs to make the video.
• Students must include information about the (29) of all material

Criteria for assessment
• Completion of all components – 25%
(30) (must represent essence of author’s work) – 50%
• Artistic and technical design of video – 25%

Part 4: Questions 31-33
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

31. ‘Extremophiles’ are life forms that can live in
A isolated areas
B hostile conditions
C new habitats

32. The researchers think that some of the organisms they found in Antarctica are
A new species
B ancient colonies
C types of insects

33. The researchers were the first people to find life forms in the Antarctica
A in the soil
B under the rock surface
C on the rocks

Questions 34-40
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORDS for each answer.
How the extremophiles survive

34. Access to the sun’s heat can create a for some organisms.
35. The deeper the soil, the higher the of salt.
36. Salt can protect organisms against the effects of even at very low temperatures.
37. All living things must have access to water.
38. Salt plays a part in the process of which prevents freezing.
39. The environment of is similar to the dry valleys of Antarctica.
40. This research may provide evidence of the existence of extraterrestrial life forms and their possible on other planets.

1. 75 cm
2. wood
3. £15
4. cream
5. adjustable
6. cupboard
7. doors
8. £95
9. Blake
10. B
11. cafe
12. 7.30 pm
13. disabled
14. birds
15. exhibitions
16. abstract
17. designer
18. portraits
19. 2 years
20. photos
21. A
22. C
23. B
24. C
25. B
26. interests (and) styles
27. visuals
28. range
29. sources
30. content
31. B
32. B
33. A
34. microclimate
35. concentration
36. frost
37. liquid
38. supercooling
39. mars
40. locations