IELTS Listening Practice Test 26 With Answers

IELTS-Listening-Practice-Test-26-With-Answers

IELTS Listening Section 1

Questions 1-10

Complete the form below.
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.
Example 
Name: Ralph Pearson
Contact address: 1……………. Drayton DR6 8AB
Telephone number: 01453 586098
Name of group:  Community Youth Theatre Group
Description of group: amateur theatre group (2…………..  members) involved in drama 3…………… 
Amount of money requested:4…………… 
Description of project: to produce a short 5…………..  play for young children
Money needed for:

  • 6……………….  for scenery
  • costumes
  • cost of 7…………..
  • 8…………..
  • sundries


How source of funding will be credited: acknowledged in the 9……………..  given to the audience
Other organisations approached for funding (and outcome): National Youth Services – money was 10………….. 

IELTS Listening Section 2

IELTS Listening Practice Test 26 With Answers

Questions 11-15

Choose the correct answer, AB or C.

11 Joanne says that visitors to Darwin are often surprised by
 A the number of young people.
 В the casual atmosphere.
 C the range of cultures.

12 To enjoy cultural activities, the people of Darwin tend to
 A travel to southern Australia.
 В bring in artists from other areas.
 C involve themselves in production.

13 The Chinese temple in Darwin
 A is no longer used for its original purpose.
 В was rebuilt after its destruction in a storm.
 C was demolished to make room for new buildings.

14 The main problem with travelling by bicycle is
 A the climate.
 В the traffic.
 C the hills.

15 What does Joanne say about swimming in the sea?
 A It is essential to wear a protective suit.
 В Swimming is only safe during the winter.
 C You should stay in certain restricted areas.

Questions 16-20

IELTS Listening Practice Test 26 With Answers

What can you find at each of the places below?
Choose your answers from the box and write the correct letter A-H next to Questions 16-20

A a flower market
В a chance to feed the fish
C good nightlife
D international arts and crafts
E good cheap international food
F a trip to catch fish
G shops and seafood restaurants
H a wide range of different plants

16 ‘Aquascene’  
17 Smith Street Mall 
18 Cullen Bay Marina 
19 Fannie Bay 
20 Mitchell Stree

IELTS Listening Section 3

IELTS Listening Practice Test 26 With Answers

Question 21

Which graph shows what students reported feeling after a year at school?


21 ABCD

Questions 22-25

Which student will present which information?
A Gale
B Lindsay
C Kevin

Write the correct letter, AB or C
22 the research focus ABC
23 the focus group of the research ABC
24 how the students acquired access to the focus ABC
25 the structure of the survey used in the ABC

Questions 26-30

Complete the sentences below with NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER.
26 The number of males and females participating in the study was…………… .
27  ………………percent of the participants came from Europe.
28 The vast majority of the participants were 20 or 21 years old, and only…………………..  percent were 19.
29 Most participants reported missing home and/or suffering……………..  at the start of their course.
30 The students examined the…………….  of the previous two years to ensure the numbers in their research were as accurate as possible.

IELTS Listening Section 4

IELTS Listening Practice Test 26 With Answers

Questions 31-37

Answer the questions below, write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER.

31 How many English speakers are there around the world today? 
32 Aside from French, which other language does the speaker say was more widely spoken than English in the 19th century? 
33 Who does the speaker believe will determine the future of English? 
34 What is the alternative name for English pidgin and creole languages? 
35 What does “longi” mean? 
36 According to the speaker, which language has a history which is very similar to English? 
37 What kind of languages are Spanish, French, and Italian? 

Question 38-40

Choose the correct letter, AB or C.
Write ONE WORD for each answer.

38 The speaker says that Jamaican and South African English
 A are very traditional languages.
 В have greatly influenced the English language.
 C were created very recently.

39 According to the second theory mentioned by the speaker, English
 A might lose some of its more complex features in a global level.
 В might become even more complicated than it is now.
 C might be called ‘Globish’.

40 English is a unique language because
 A it has the largest number of speakers in the world.
 В it hasn’t changed much throughout human history.
 C it’s spoken by a larger number of non-natives than any other language.

Answer Key
Listening Test 25