IELTS Listening Practice Test 2 with Answers

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Listening Practice Test No 2. Answers are given at the end of the each test

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

Copying photos to digital format

Name of company: Picturerep

Requirements
• Maximum size of photos is 30 cm, minimum size 4 cm.
• Photos must not be in a (1)………………………..  or an album.

Cost
• The cost for 360 photos is (2) £……………….  (including one disk).
• Before the completed order is sent, (3) ………………………….. is required.

Services included in the price
• Photos can be placed in a folder, e.g. with the name (4)………………………. 
• The (5)…………………………..  and contrast can be improved if necessary.
• Photos which are very fragile will be scanned by (6)……………………. 

Special restore service (costs extra)
• It may be possible to remove an object from a photo, or change the (7) ……………………..
• A photo which is not correctly in (8)……………………  cannot be fixed.

Other information
• Orders are completed within (9)…………………….. 
• Send the photos in a box (not 10 )…………………………

Part 2: Questions 11-15
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

11. Dartfield House school used to be
 A tourist information centre.
 B a private home.
 C a local council building.

12. What is planned with regard to the lower school?
 A All buildings on the main site will be improved.
 B The lower school site will be used for new homes.
 C Additional school buildings will be constructed on the lower school site.

13. The catering has been changed because of
 A long queuing times.
 B changes to the school timetable.
 C dissatisfaction with the menus.

14. Parents are asked to
 A help their children to decide in advance which serving point to use.
 B make sure their children have enough money for food.
 C advise their children on healthy food to eat.

15. What does the speaker say about the existing canteen?
 A Food will still be served there.
 B Only staff will have access to it.
 C Pupils can take their food into it.

Questions 16-18
What comment does the speaker make about each of the following serving points in the Food Hall?
Choose THREE answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-D, next to Questions 16-18.

Comments
A pupils help to plan menus
B only vegetarian food
C different food every week
D daily change in menu

Food available at serving points in Food Hall
16. World Adventures ………………….
17. Street Life ………………….
18. Speedy Italian ……………………….

Questions 19 and 20
Choose TWO letters, A-E. Which TWO optional after-school lessons are new?

 A swimming
 B piano
 C acting
 D cycling
 E theatre sound and lighting

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

Assignment on sleep and dreams
21. Luke read that one reason why we often forget dreams is that
 A our memories cannot cope with too much information.
 B we might otherwise be confused about what is real.
 C we do not think they are important.

22. What do Luke and Susie agree about dreams predicting the future?
 A It may just be due to chance.
 B It only happens with certain types of event.
 C It happens more often than some people think.

23. Susie says that a study on pre-school children having a short nap in the day
 A had controversial results.
 B used faulty research methodology.
 C failed to reach any clear conclusions.

24. In their last assignment, both students had problems with
 A statistical analysis.
 B making an action plan.
 C self-assessment.

Questions 25-30
Complete the flow chart below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

IELTS Listening Practice Test 2

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

Health benefits of dance
Recent findings:
• All forms of dance produce various hormones associated with feelings of happiness.
• Dancing with others has a more positive impact than dancing alone.
• An experiment on university students suggested that dance increases (31) 
• For those with mental illness, dance could be used as a form of (32) 

Benefits of dance for older people:
• accessible for people with low levels of (33) 
• reduces the risk of heart disease
• better (34)  reduces the risk of accidents
• improves (35)  function by making it work faster
• improves participants’ general well-being
• gives people more (36)  to take exercise
• can lessen the feeling of (37) , very common in older people

Benefits of Zumba:
• A study at The University of Wisconsin showed that doing Zumba for 40 minutes uses up as many (38)  as other quite intense forms of exercise.
• The American Journal of Health Behavior study showed that:
– women suffering from (39)  benefited from doing Zumba.
– Zumba became a (40)  for the participants.

  1. Frame
  2. 195
  3. Payments
  4. Grandparents
  5. Color/colour
  6. Hand
  7. Background
  8. Focus
  9. 10 days/ ten days
  10. Plastic
  11. C
  12. B
  13. A
  14. A
  15. C
  16. D
  17. A
  18. B
  19. B,c
  20. B,c
  21. B
  22. A
  23. C
  24. C
  25. History
  26. Paper
  27. Humans/ people
  28. Stress
  29. Graph
  30. Evaluate
  31. Creativity
  32. Therapy
  33. Fitness
  34. Balance
  35. Brain
  36. Motivation
  37. Isolation
  38. Calories
  39. Obesity
  40. Habit


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