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Listening section 1

This is the first section of your Listening test. Listen to the audio and answer questions 1-10.

Listen to the instructions for each part of this section carefully. Answer all the questions.

You can download the questions for the entire Listening practice test from the Listening practice test 1 page. The questions for section 1 are also shown on this page.

While you are listening, write your answers on the question paper. Use a pencil. 

When you have completed all four parts of the Listening test you will have ten minutes to copy your answers on to a separate answer sheet.

IELTS practice Listening test audio: section 1

First, listen to the audio. Left click on the link to listen now (the audio player will open in a new tab) or right click and select 'Save Link As' to download the file to your computer and listen later.

Questions 1-5

Example question

Answer

Destination? Harbour City

 

Complete the notes below.

Write no more than two words and/or a number for each answer.

Questions: transport from Bayswater

  1. Express train leaves at (1) …………………….

  2. Nearest station is (2) …………………….

  3. Number 706 bus goes to (3) …………………….

  4. Number (4) ……………………. bus goes to station

  5. Earlier bus leaves at (5) …………………….

 

 

 

Questions 6–10

Complete the table below.

Write no more than one word and/or a number for each answer.

Transport

Cash fare

Card fare

Bus

(6) $ …………

$1.50

Train (peak)

$10

$10

Train (off-peak)

– before 5pm or after (7) ……… pm)

$10

 

 

(8) $ …………

(9) ………… ferry 

$4.50

$3.55

Tourist ferry ((10) …………)

$35

Tourist ferry (whole day)

$65

You have completed the first section of your Listening test. Now move on to Listening section 2.

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