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Listening Practice: Transport Counsellor Literature Time



This is a full sample of IELTS listening test, including transport, school counsellor, literature, and time specified topics.



SECTION 1 Questions 1-10 (TRANSPORT)

Example: Destination: __Harbour City__

Questions 1-5 Complete the notes below. Write no more than two words and/or a number for each answer.

Questions: transport from Bayswater
  • Express train leaves at __1__.
  • Nearest station is __2__.
  • Number 706 bus goes to __3__.
  • Number __4__. bus goes to station
  • 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.

TransportCash fareCard fare
Bus$__6__$1.5
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-


  Answers   
1. 9.30 (am)
2. Helendale
3. Central Street/St
4. (number/no./#) 792
5. 8.55 (am)
6. 1.80
7. 7.30
8. 7.15
9. commuter
10. afternoon


SECTION 2 Questions 11-20 (COUNSELLOR)


Questions 11–14 Which counsellor should you see? Write the correct letter, A, B or C, next to questions 11–14.

  • A: Louise Bagshaw
  • B: Tony Denby
  • C: Naomi Flynn
Questions
  • __11__ if it is your first time seeing a counsellor
  • __12__ if you are unable to see a counsellor during normal office hours
  • __13__ if you do not have an appointment
  • __14__ if your concerns are related to anxiety

Questions 15-20 Complete the table below. Write no more than two words for each answer.

WorkshopContactTarget group
Adjustingwhat you need to succeed academically__15__ students
Getting Organiseduse time effectively,
find __16__ between study and leisure
all students
Communicatingtalking with staff,
communicating across cultures
all students, especially __17__
Anxiety__18__, breathing techniques, meditation, etc.students about to sit exams
__19__staying on track for long periods__20__ students only


  Answers   
11. C
12. C
13. A
14. B
15. first/1st year
16. (right) balance
17. international/foreign (students)
18. relaxation
19. motivation
20. research/advanced


SECTION 3 Questions 21-30 (LITERATURE)


Questions 21–30 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__

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__
  Answers   
21. The Secret Garden
22. (the) 20th/twentieth century
23. walk
24. motivations/motivation
25. abstract ideas
26. roses
27. dark(ness) to light(ness)
28. health
29. environment
30. human companionship


SECTION 4 Questions 31-40 (TIME)


Questions 31–35 Complete the table below. Write one word only for each answer.

Time Perspectives
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.
Future__34__Prefer work to play. Don’t give in to temptation.
FatalisticHave a strong belief in life after death and importance of __35__ in life.


Questions 36–40 Choose the correct letter, A, B 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
  Answers   
31. negative
32. pleasure
33. poverty
34. active
35. success
36. B
37. A
38. C
39. A
40. B