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IELTS Listening Test 175

Part 1: – Questions 1-10
Complete the form below. Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.


Type of crime: theft

Personal information

Example: Name – Louise Taylor

Nationality:                    (1)
Date of birth:                  14 December 1977
Occupation:                   interior designer
Reason for visit:            business (to buy antique (2)  )
Length of stay:               two months
Current address:           (3)  Apartments (No 15)

Details of theft
Items stolen:                 – a wallet containing approximately (4) £
– a (5)
Date of theft:                  (6)

Possible time and place of theft
Location:                                outside the (7)  at about 4 pm
Details of suspect:                – some boys asked for the (8) then ran off
– one had a T-shirt with a picture of a tiger
– he was about 12, slim build with (9)  hair

Crime reference number allocated – (10)

Part 2: Questions 11 – 20

Induction talk for new apprentices

Questions 11 and 12
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO pieces of advice for the first week of an apprenticeship does the manager give?
A get to know colleagues
B learn from any mistakes
C ask lots of questions
D react positively to feedback
E enjoy new challenges

Questions 13 and 14
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO things does the manager say mentors can help with?
A confidence-building
B making career plans
C completing difficult tasks
D making a weekly timetable
E reviewing progress

Questions 15 – 20
What does the manager say about each of the following aspects of the company policy for apprentices?

Write the correct letter, A, B or C, next to Questions 15-20.

A It is encouraged.
B There are some restrictions.
C It is against the rules.

Company policy for apprentices

15. Using the internet
16. Flexible working
17. Booking holidays
18. Working overtime
19. Wearing trainers
20. Bringing food to work

Part 3: Questions 21 – 25
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Cities built by the sea

21. Carla and Rob were surprised to learn that coastal cities
A contain nearly half the world’s population.
B include most of the world’s largest cities.
C are growing twice as fast as other cities.

22. According to Rob, building coastal cities near to rivers
A may bring pollution to the cities.
B may reduce the land available for agriculture.
C may mean the countryside is spoiled by industry.

23. What mistake was made when building water drainage channels in Miami in the 1950s?
A There were not enough of them.
B They were made of unsuitable materials.
C They did not allow for the effects of climate change.

24. What do Rob and Carla think that the authorities in Miami should do immediately?
A take measures to restore ecosystems
B pay for a new flood prevention system
C stop disposing of waste materials into the ocean

25. What do they agree should be the priority for international action?
A greater coordination of activities
B more sharing of information
C agreement on shared policies

Questions 26 – 30
What decision do the students make about each of the following parts of their presentation?

Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to Questions 26-30.

A use visuals
B keep it short
C involve other students
D check the information is accurate
E provide a handout
F focus on one example
G do online research

Parts of the presentation
26. Historical background
27. Geographical factors
28. Past mistakes
29. Future risks
30. International implications

Part 4: Questions 31 – 40
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Marine renewable energy (ocean energy)

More energy required because of growth in population and (31)
What’s needed:
• renewable energy sources
• methods that won’t create pollution

Wave energy
Advantage: waves provide a (32)  source of renewable energy
Electricity can be generated using offshore or onshore systems
Onshore systems may use a reservoir

• waves can move in any (33)
• movement of sand, etc. on the (34)  of the ocean may be affected

Tidal energy
Tides are more (35)  than waves
Planned tidal lagoon in Wales:
• will be created in a (36)  at Swansea
• breakwater (dam) containing 16 turbines
• rising tide forces water through turbines, generating electricity
• stored water is released through (37)  , driving the turbines in the reverse direction

• not dependent on weather
• no (38)  is required to make it work
• likely to create a number of (39)

• may harm fish and birds, e.g. by affecting (40)  and building up silt

Ocean thermal energy conversion
Uses a difference in temperature between the surface and lower levels Water brought to the surface in a pipe

1. Canadian
2. furniture
3. park
4. 250
5. phone
6. 10(th) September
7. museum
8. time
9. blond(e)
10. 87954 82361
11. A
12. C (in any order)
13. B
14. E (in any order)
15. B
16. B
17. C
18. A
19. A
20. C
21. B
22. A
23. C
24. B
25. A
26. B
27. A
28. F
29. G
30. C
31. industry
32. constant
33. direction
34. floor
35. predictable
36. bay
37. gates
38. fuel
39. jobs
40. migration

26 responses to “IELTS Listening Test 175”

  1. Ejiro says:

    This is a useful site. I just came across it today. Scored 39/40 in this test.
    My major challenge is getting maps right. I hope I can find those tests here.

  2. honey says:

    hi i am unable play the listening audio why

  3. sj says:

    31. Industries would be correct, right?

  4. Kay says:

    if I score 28/40…what point would that likely be pls?

  5. Uga Adaora Lawrencia says:

    This is good. Where do i get the link to maps practice questions

  6. Amal says:

    Very helpful thank you soooo much

  7. SIMONE says:

    N°2 I wrote “furnitures” is it wrong?

  8. Segun says:

    Please where can we find the answer link so as to be able to grade our snswers

  9. Gloria says:

    how do we grade the scores? I scored 37 out of 40. what does this translate to?band 8 or 7.5

  10. zaynab says:

    The audio is not playing for me, I have tried chrome and opera mini browsers to no avail. Please help anyone.

  11. Lynda says:

    Waw…… 36/40……. Band 8.

  12. Akash says:

    Such a great site to practice test

  13. ogechi says:

    34/40 is a band 7.5 right?
    Great work

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