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Listening section 3

This is the third section of your Listening test. Listen to the audio and answer questions 21-30.

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 page from the Listening practice test 1 page. The questions for section 3 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 3

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 21–30

Complete the notes below.

Write no more than three words for each answer.

Questions

Novel:  (21) …………………

Protagonists:  Mary Lennox; Colin Craven

Time period:  Early in (22) …………………

Mary moves to 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) …………………

You have completed the third section of your Listening test. Now move on to Listening section 4.

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