IELTS Listening Practice Test 30 With Answers

IELTS-Listening-Practice-Test-30-With-Answers

IELTS Listening Section 1

Questions 1-10

IELTS Listening Practice Test 30 With Answers

Complete the notes below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

The George and Dragon
BOOK FORM

DETAILS
Name: Carla 1………………. 
Phone number: 2……………… 
Type of event: retirement party
Date: 3…………….. 
Number of people: 16-17 (Please note that the upstairs room has a capacity of no more than 4……………  people)

MENU
Seven 5………….. 
Two ham and cheese and two 6………….. 
7……………  platters
One Caesar and one 8…………….  salad

PRICE
Venue will be needed for a total of 9…………….  hours
Final price:  10£……………… 

IELTS Listening Section 2

Questions 11-15

You are going to hear a speech given at a poetry award ceremony.
Complete the sentences below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.
11 Antonia Watson’s parents instituted the Antonia Watson Memorial Poetry Award in……………..
12 The Antonia Watson Memorial Poetry Award’s second prize is £ …………….
13 Thomas is one of Antonia Watson’s………………..
14 The name of the first poem Antonia Watson published was……………….
15 After her grandfather passed away, Antonia suffered from……………

Questions 16-18

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

16 Between 1999 and 2003, Antonia
A wrote a few theatre plays and painted self-portraits.
B published several poems in her college’s journal.
C remained ardent about poetry despite her break from writing.

17 The speaker and Antonia met in Sheffield, where
A they both studied English Literature at the University of Sheffield.
B they shared a room in a centrally located flat for a year.
C they became friends with each other despite having no common friends.

18 Antonia’s self-published poem collection
A was named after a poem about her birthday.
B was released a few months before her death in 2005.
C led to her signing a contract with a literary agent

Questions 19-20

Complete the summary below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

The Antonia Watson Memorial Poetry Award has dealt with a variety of themes over the years, all falling under the scope of a general theme reflecting Antonia’s personal belief that all humans are 19…………… . Next year’s competition is no exception, with its theme of 20………….. .

IELTS Listening Section 3

Questions 21-30

IELTS Listening Practice Test 30 With Answers

Complete the notes below.
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Novel: 21…………….. 
Protagonists: Mary Lennox; Colin Craven
Time period: Early in 22…………… 
Plot: Mary > UK – meets Colin who thinks he’ll never be able to 23…………… . They become friends.
Point of view: “Omniscient” – narrator knows all about characters’ feelings, opinions and 24…………….. 
Audience: Good for children – story simple to follow

Symbols (physical items that represent 25………….. ):

  • the robin redbreast
  • 26…………….
  • the portrait of Mistress Craven

Motifs (patterns in the story):

  • the Garden of Eden
  • secrecy – metaphorical and literal transition from 27……………

Themes: Connections between

  • 28…………….  and outlook
  • 29………………  and well-being
  • individuals and the need for 30……………..

IELTS Listening Section 4

Questions 31-35

IELTS Listening Practice Test 30 With Answers

Complete the table below.
Use ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Time Perspective
Time ZoneOutlookFeatures & Consequences
PastPositiveRemember good times, e.g. birthdays.
Keep family records, photo albums, etc.
31…………….. Focus on disappointments, failures, bad decisions
PresentHedonisticLive for 32………………. ; seek sensation; avoid pain
FatalisticLife is governed by 33……………….. , religious beliefs,
social conditions. Life’s path can’t be changed.
Future34…………….. Prefer work to play. Don’t give in to temptation.
FatalisticHave a strong belief in life after death and the importance of 35……………….  in life.
Questions 36-40

Choose the correct letter, AB or C.

36 We are all present hedonists
A at school
B at birth
C while eating and drinking

37 American boys drop out of school at a higher rate than girls because
A they need to be in control of the way they learn
B they play video games instead of doing school work
C they are not as intelligent as girls

38 Present-orientated children
A do not realise present actions can have negative future effects
B are unable to learn lessons from past mistakes
C know what could happen if they do something bad, but do it anyway

39 If Americans had an extra day per week, they would spend it
A working harder
B building relationships
C sharing family meals

40 Understanding how people think about time can help us
A become more virtuous
B work together better
C identify careless or ambitious people

Answer Key
Listening Test 29