IELTS MASTER | IELTS Listening Test 177

IELTS Listening Test 177

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

Flanders Conference Hotel

Customer Services Manager – Angela

Date available
• weekend beginning February 4th

Conference facilities
• the (1)  room for talks, (projector and (2)  available)
• area for coffee and an (3)
• free (4)  throughout
• a standard buffet lunch costs (5) $  per head

• Rooms will cost (6) $  including breakfast.

Other facilities
• The hotel also has a spa and rooftop (7)
• There’s a free shuttle service to the (8)

• Wilby Street (quite near the (9)  )
• near to restaurants and many (10)

Part 2: Questions 11 and 12
Choose TWO letters A-E.

Which TWO activities that volunteers do are mentioned?
A decorating
B cleaning
C delivering meals
D shopping
E childcare

Questions 13 and 14
Choose TWO letters A-E.

Which TWO ways that volunteers can benefit from volunteering are mentioned?
A learning how to be part of a team
B having a sense of purpose
C realising how lucky they are
D improved ability at time management
E boosting their employment prospects

Questions 15 – 20
What has each of the following volunteers helped someone to do?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to Questions 15-20.

What volunteers have helped people to do
A overcome physical difficulties
B rediscover skills not used for a long time
C improve their communication skills
D solve problems independently
E escape isolation
F remember past times
G start a new hobby


15. Habib
16. Consuela
17. Minh
18. Tanya
19. Alexei
20. Juba

Part 3: Questions 21 – 26
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Background on school marching band

It consists of around (21)  students.
It is due to play in a (22)  band competition.
It has been invited to play in the town’s (23)
They have listened to a talk by a (24)
Joe will discuss a (25)  with the band.
Joe hopes the band will attend a (26)  next month.

Questions 27 – 30
What problem does Joe mention in connection with each of the following band members?

Choose FOUR answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-F, next to Questions 27-30.

A makes a lot of mistakes in rehearsals
B keeps making unhelpful suggestions
C has difficulty with rhythm
D misses too many rehearsals
E has a health problem
F doesn’t mix with other students

Band members
27. flutist
28. trumpeter
29. trombonist
30. percussionist

Part 4: Questions 31 – 40
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer

Concerts in university arts festival

Concert 1
• Australian composer: Liza Lim
• studied piano and (31)  before turning to composition
• performers and festivals around the world have given her a lot of commissions
• compositions show a great deal of (32)  and are drawn from various cultural sources
• her music is very expressive and also (33)
• festival will include her (34)  called The Oresteia
• Lim described the sounds in The Oresteia as (35)
• British composers: Ralph Vaughan Williams, Frederick Delius

Concert 2
• British composers: Benjamin Britten, Judith Weir
• Australian composer: Ross Edwards
• festival will include The Tower of Remoteness, inspired by nature
• The Tower of Remoteness is performed by piano and (36)
• compositions include music for children
• celebrates Australia’s cultural (37)

Concert 3
• Australian composer: Carl Vine
• played cornet then piano
• studied (38)  before studying music
• worked in Sydney as a pianist and composer
• became well known as composer of music for (39)
• festival will include his music for the 1996 (40)

1. Tesla
2. microphone
3. exhibition
4. wifi
5. 45
6. 135
7. pool
8. airport
9. sea
10. clubs
11. A
12. E (in any order)
13. B
14. E (in any order)
15. F
16. A
17. E
18. G
19. D
20. C
21. 50
22. regional
23. carnival
24. drummer
25. film
26. parade
27. D
28. B
29. E
30. F
31. violin
32. energy
33. complex
34. opera
35. disturbing
36. clarinet
37. diversity
38. physics
39. dance
40. Olympics