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IELTS Listening Test 2

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

Type of accommodation:                               hall of residence
Name:                                                                Anu (1) 

Date of birth:                                                    (2)
Country of origin:                                            India
Course of study:                                               (3)
Number of years planned in hall:                 (4)
Preferred catering arrangement:                  half board
Special dietary requirements:                       no (5) (red)
Preferred room type:                                       a single (6)
Interests:                                                           the (7)
and badminton
Priorities in choice of hall:           to be with other students who are (8)
To live outside the (9)
To have a (10) area for socializing

Part 2: Questions 11-13
Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

(12) and


Questions 14-16
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Longfield Park
14. As part of Monday’s activity, visitors will
A prepare food with herbs
B meet a well-known herbalist
C dye cloth with herbs

15. For the activity on Wednesday,
A only group bookings are accepted
B visitors should book in advance
C attendance is free

16. For the activity on Saturday, visitors should
A come in suitable clothing
B make sure they are able to stay for the whole day
C tell the rangers before the event what they wish to do

Questions 17-20
Label the map below. Write the correct letter A-I next to questions 17-20.

(17)         bird hide

(18)         dog-walking area

(19)         flower garden

(20)         wooded area

Part 3: Questions 21-24
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Self-Access Centre
21. Students want to keep the Self-Access Centre because
A they enjoy the variety of equipment
B they like being able to work on their own
C it is an important part of their studies

22. Some teachers would prefer to
A close the Self-Access Centre
B move the Self-Access Centre elsewhere
C restrict access to the Self-Access Centre

23. The students’ main concern about using the library would be
A the size of the library
B difficulty in getting help
C the lack of materials

24. The Director of Studies is concerned about
A the cost of upgrading the centre
B the lack of space in the centre
C the difficulty in supervising the centre

Questions 25-30
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS.

Necessary improvements to the existing Self-Access Centre
Replace computers to create more space

The level of the (25) materials, in particular, should be more clearly shown.
Update the (26) collection.
Buy some (27) and divide them up.

Use of the room
Speak to the teachers and organize a (28) for supervising the centre.
Install an (29)
Restrict personal use of (30) on computers.

Part 4: Questions 31-40
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY.

Power Culture
Characteristics of organization: small
(31)  power source
Few rules and procedures
Communication by (32)
Advantage: can act quickly
Disadvantage: might not act (33)
Suitable employee: not afraid of (34)

Does not need job security

Role Culture
Characteristic of organization: large, many (35)
Specialized departments
Rules and procedures e.g. job (36)  and rules for discipline
Advantages: economies of scale
Successful when (37)  ability is important
Disadvantages: slow to see when (38)  is needed
Slow to react
Suitable employee: values security
Does not want (39)

Task Culture
Characteristic of organization: project oriented
In competitive market or making product with short life
Advantages: (40)

1. Bhatt
2. 31 March
3. nursing
4. 2
5. meat
6. bedsit
7. theatre
8. mature/ older
9. town
10. shared
11. trees
12. Friday/ Sunday
13. farm
14. C
15. B
16. A
17. A
18. I
19. F
20. E
21. C
22. B
23. B
24. C
25. reading
26. CD
27. workbooks
28. timetable/ schedule
29. alarm
30. email(s)
31. central
32. conversation(s)
33. effectively
34. risk(s)
35. levels
36. description(s)
37. technical
38. change
39. responsibility
40. flexible

20 responses to “IELTS Listening Test 2”

  1. Nitish Kumar says:

    Dear Sir,
    I would like to know that, if i will write Answer as 31/03/1972 in answer then it would be right or wrong, because i wrote same as above mentioned for answer three but it mentioned in answer seat is march 31 only, secondly, if I will write theater spelling in real exam then it would be right or wrong because as i wrote answer for 7, but in answer seat is mentioned that theatre.
    please reply me your valuable feedback.
    Nitish Kumar

    • IELTS MASTER says:

      Yes you can write date in this format. And theater is also correct because it is American English and in IELTS both British and American English are accepted.

  2. diksha says:

    Hi Sir, Is it possible to get the transcript of listening then we can find our mistake through reading this. Thanks

    • IELTS MASTER says:

      Sorry but the transcripts are not available for these tests but the best way to find your mistake is to listening the audio again and again, it will not only help you to find the mistake it will also improve your future attempts as you will get used to the accent in the audio which is the main cause of mistakes in listening as you are not used to listening to British accent.

  3. Khushbu Nishith Shah says:

    In question 13 if we write down public river farm will it be considered as awrong???

  4. Rohit Jamwal says:

    Will it be wrong of I write “range of trees” for que number 11

  5. M.H. says:

    in question 40, can I use “flexibility”, instead of “flexible” ?

  6. Obinna L Okere says:

    Can it be answered in capital letters

  7. prince says:

    In question 34 i wrote risk as the answer but i saw risks is my answer wrong?

  8. Hanry says:

    Hi sir, I wrote “E-mail” for the question 30, but when I saw answers it was email. Is my answere correct?

  9. Raúl says:

    Many thanks for this exercise, it’s really helpful and similar to the actual exam. Finding this website has been the best thing that has happened to me since I tried to find listening exercises, they are really good!

  10. NN says:

    For #8, can I write “matured” instead of mature?

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