By Kurzhuba Sample

Listening Practice: Hotel Volunteer Media Railway



This is a full sample of IELTS listening test, including booking hotel, volunteering aboard, media course, practice railway topics.

SECTION 1 Questions 1-10 (Booking Hotel)


Question 1-6 Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Hotel Information

Example answer: Name of accommodation: __Carlton Hotel__

  • Length of stay: 3 nights
  • Ages of children: __1__
  • Rooms available: Two en-suites at £270
  • Price inclusive of: __2__
  • Payment method: credit card
  • Name: Michael __3__
  • Date of birth: __4__ 1968
  • Address: 273, Stanton Court, London.
  • Post code: __5__
  • Telephone: 08773 __6__

Questions 7-10 Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Transport Options
Mode of TransportCostArrangementsTravel time to town
TaxiApproximately __7__ £Pick up from the hotel10 minutes
Bus£2 per personWalk down Oak Tree __8__15 minutes
WalkingWalk through __9____10__


  Answers   
1. 9 and 12 / nine and twelve
2. tax
3. Fernsby
4. 15 (th) October / 15th of October
5. WC2D 5JB / wc2d 5jb
6. 879456
7. 15 / fifteen
8. Avenue
9. the (nice) park
10. 30 minutes


SECTION 2 Questions 11-20 (Volunteer)


Questions 11-14 Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

11 The company expanded in
  • A 2000
  • B 2007
  • C 2014
12 The number of permanent staff is
  • A 75
  • B 90
  • C 150
13 Most volunteers join the program
  • A in Winter
  • B in July
  • C when it is best for them
14 Time Abroad receives all its income from
  • A partner organisations
  • B volunteers
  • C the government

Questions 15-20 Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Volunteering OpportunityActivityBenefits
English TeachingHelping with English __15__ Significantly improve the __16__ of many children and adults
Agriculture and FarmingPromoting sustainable and __17__ farming- Promote __18__ farming methods
- educate local communities
Veterinary Medicine- Helping the vet with __19__
- Joining the vet on home visits
- Amazing insights into the country
- See a lot of fascinating animals
- Gain a greater __20__ of the difficulties in the country


  Answers   
11. B
12. C
13. C
14. B
15. conversation
16. learning experience
17. responsible
18. organic
19. sick animals
20. understanding


SECTION 3 Questions 21-30 (Media Course)


Questions 21 - 23 Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

21 How long did Louise work at a radio station?
  • A 2 years
  • B 4 years
  • C 6 years
22 Why does Louise want to do a Masters?
  • A To get a promotion in her current job
  • B To go into TV
  • C Employers like post-graduate qualifications
23 How long will it take to do the Masters part-time rather than the modular route?
  • A 18 months
  • B 3 years
  • C 4 years

Questions 24 and 25 Choose TWO letters from A-F. __24__,__25__

Which two things must Louise have to join the course?
  • A A bachelor's degree
  • B Work experience
  • C Either a bachelor's degree or work experience
  • D Research experience
  • E A completed thesis
  • F Motivation

Questions 26-30 Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Fees and Funding

The fees are __26__ per year to do the course part-time. The university has a __27__ it can use to fund the most suitable students. You must have a __28__ in place before you can get any funding. The details on funding can be found on the __29__. That will also have information on eligibility, help available, and __30__.

  Answers   
21. A
22. C
23. B
24. C
25. F
26. £2400 / 2400 pounds
27. (certain) budget
28. firm offer
29. university website
30. how to apply


SECTION 4 Questions 31-40 (Railway)


Questions 31 – 35 Complete the sentences below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer

31. Indian Railways is owned and __31__ by the government of India.

32. There are more than __32__ million people working for Indian Railways

33. The __33__ of the railways from 1857 occurred under Robert Maitland Brereton.

34. The joining of the East Indian Railway with the Great Indian Peninsula Railway led to a network of __34__ kilometres.

35. The route from Bombay to Calcutta, opened in 1870, was an __35__ for the book Around the World in 80 days.

Questions 36-40 Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer

PeriodSituation
1875-1899The network radiated inward from __36__, Madras, and Calcutta.
1900-1906It was not long before various independent kingdoms had their own __37__.
1907-1919When the war finished the railways were suffering from __38__ and __38__.
1920-1938Between 1920 and 1929, the railways had a __39__ of around £687 million.
1939-1946The rolling stock that was moved to the Middle East included locomotives and __40__.


  Answers   
31. operated
32. 1.4
33. expansion
34. 6400 / 6,400
35. inspiration
36. Bombay
37. rail(way) systems
38. disrepair / collapse (IN ANY ORDER)
39. capital value
40. coaches