24talk IELTS Listening Mock Test

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24talk IELTS Listening Mock Test - Quiz


Listening
30 Minutes
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
Do not open this question paper until you are told to do so.
Write your name and candidate number in the spaces at the top of this page. Listen to the instructions for each part of the paper carefully.
Answer all the questions.
While you are listening, write your answers on the question paper.
You will have 10 minutes at the end of the test to copy your answers onto the separate answer sheet.
Use a pencil. At the end of the test, hand in this question paper.
INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES​​​​​​​
There are four parts to the test. Read more
You will hear each part once only.
There are 40 questions.
Each question carries one mark.
For each part of the test, there will be time for you to look through the questions and time for you to check your answers.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

      

  • 2. 

    Questions 1-3 Answer the following questions using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR NUMBERS for each answer.

  • 3. 

    Complete the following sentences using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

  • 4. 

    Complete the following information.

  • 5. 

    Questions 11-14 Complete the following sentences using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

  • 6. 

    Questions 15-17 From the following list, choose the THREE things that you can experience at the museum.

  • 7. 

    Complete the following notes about admission and getting to the museum.

  • 8. 

    Question 21. Write the correct letter on your answer sheet

  • 9. 

    Complete the following sentences using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

  • 10. 

    Choose the correct answer, A, B, C or D.

  • 11. 

    Complete the following sentences using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

  • 12. 

    Questions 31-33 Complete the following sentences using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS  AND/OR NUMBERS for each answer.

  • 13. 

    Label the diagram, of Tiktaalik rosae using NO MORE THAN THREE  WORDS AND/OR NUMBERS for each gap.

  • 14. 

    Answer the following questions using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS  for each answer.

  • 15. 

    4. The costs on the price list include ________

    Explanation
    The costs on the price list include tax and insurance. This means that when you purchase an item or service listed on the price list, the price already includes the amount you would need to pay for taxes and insurance. It is possible that the price list may also mention tax insurance, which refers to a specific type of insurance that covers taxes.

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  • 16. 

    5. The customer isn’t sending ________

    Explanation
    The customer isn't sending furniture.

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  • 17. 

    6. There is no extra charge for packing ________

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "fragile items, fragile things" because the statement indicates that there is no additional cost for packing items that are fragile or delicate. This suggests that the company or service being referred to values the safety of these items and takes extra care in handling and packaging them without charging extra.

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  • 18. 

    Customer name 7. ________ Shipping from 14 Hopton Close, Porton, 8. ________, UK Shipping to 9. ________ Road, Toronto, TR12 3CN, Canada. Contact number (mobile) 0977 023685 Collection date 19th Crates 3 x 2 cubic metres Total cost £360 Notes Must finish packing by 10. ________

    Explanation
    The given answer provides the missing information for the blank spaces in the question. It fills in the customer name as Debra Whealing, the shipping from address as 42a Lake View, the shipping to address as PT6 2JA, the collection date as 1 o'clock, and the notes as 13:00. This answer provides a complete and coherent set of information that matches the given details in the question.

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  • 19. 

    On the beach, there was a cast of a 11. ________

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "dinosaur's footprint" because the sentence mentions a cast, which is a replica or impression of something. In this case, it is specifically mentioned that the cast is of a dinosaur's footprint.

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  • 20. 

    The area is one of the best in Europe for finding 12. ________

    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the area being referred to is known for being highly suitable or productive for discovering dinosaur fossils. It implies that the region has a rich deposit of dinosaur fossils, making it one of the prime locations in Europe for paleontologists and fossil enthusiasts to explore and study these ancient remains.

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  • 21. 

    The museum contains reconstructions that are 13. ________

    Explanation
    The museum contains reconstructions that are full-size or full size. This means that the reconstructions are made to the same scale or dimensions as the original objects or structures they are representing. They are not smaller or scaled-down versions, but rather accurate and life-sized reproductions.

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  • 22. 

    Neovenator means 14. ________

    Explanation
    The term "Neovenator" refers to a specific name or classification in the field of paleontology. The word "Neovenator" itself is derived from two Greek words: "neo" meaning new, and "venator" meaning hunter. Therefore, the correct answer "new hunter" accurately describes the meaning of "Neovenator" as a new type or species of hunter in the context of paleontology.

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  • 23. 

    Write your answers on your answer sheet in any order.

    • A.

      Cutting fossils from rocks

    • B.

      Activity sheets for children

    • C.

      Sitting inside a T-Rex jaw

    • D.

      Sitting inside a dinosaur's brain

    • E.

      The smell of dead dinosaurs

    • F.

      A map of where dinosaurs lived

    • G.

      An exhibition of dinosaur artwork

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Activity sheets for children
    E. The smell of dead dinosaurs
    F. A map of where dinosaurs lived
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "activity sheets for children, the smell of dead dinosaurs, a map of where dinosaurs lived". These options are all related to educational resources and information about dinosaurs. Activity sheets for children can be used to engage and educate them about dinosaurs. The smell of dead dinosaurs could be a unique and interesting experience for visitors at a dinosaur exhibition. A map of where dinosaurs lived provides valuable information about their habitats and distribution.

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  • 24. 

    Opening times  10 a.m. – 6 p.m. April- October. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. November – March. Admission Adults-£4.75 Children 18. ________ -£2.75 Family (2 adults + 2 children) – £13 Students/Pensioners – £3.75 includes 2-hour guided dinosaur tour Getting there bus number 30 from the 19. ________ of the university Groups 20. ________ for groups of 8 or more, if booked in advance Contact details Tel.-01940434 Website – www.sandowndinosaur.com

    Correct Answer(s)
    under 15
    main gate
    discount
    Explanation
    Children under 15 years old are eligible for a discounted admission price of £2.75. The main gate is the entrance to the attraction. The word "discount" suggests that there is a reduced price available for certain individuals or groups.

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  • 25. 

       

    • A.

      Tony Wu, an undergraduate student from China, Susan Hall, International Student, and Wendy Clark, Head of the University.

    • B.

      Tony Wu, a Master’s student from China, Susan Hall, International Student, and Wendy Clark, Head of the ESL Unit.

    • C.

      Tony Wu, a Master’s student from China, Susan Hall, International Student Liaison, and Wendy Clark, Head of English.

    • D.

      Tony Wu, a Master’s student from China, Susan Hall, International Student Liaison, and Wendy Clark, Head of the ESL Unit.

    Correct Answer
    D. Tony Wu, a Master’s student from China, Susan Hall, International Student Liaison, and Wendy Clark, Head of the ESL Unit.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tony Wu, a Master’s student from China, Susan Hall, International Student Liaison, and Wendy Clark, Head of the ESL Unit. This is the correct answer because it includes the correct names and positions of the individuals mentioned in the question. Tony Wu is specified as a Master's student from China, Susan Hall is identified as the International Student Liaison, and Wendy Clark is stated as the Head of the ESL Unit.

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  • 26. 

    22. Tony Wu took a Pre-Master’s course because of his ________ in English.

    Correct Answer
    lack of fluency
    Explanation
    Tony Wu took a Pre-Master's course because of his lack of fluency in English. This suggests that Tony Wu's English skills were not proficient enough, leading him to enroll in a Pre-Master's course to improve his fluency.

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  • 27. 

    23. Susan says international students are a ________ of funds for universities.

    Correct Answer
    significant source
    Explanation
    Susan believes that international students contribute a significant amount of funds to universities. This implies that international students play a crucial role in financially supporting universities. They likely pay higher tuition fees compared to domestic students, which helps universities generate revenue. Additionally, international students may also contribute to the local economy by spending money on housing, food, and other goods and services, further benefiting the university and surrounding community financially.

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  • 28. 

    24. Wendy says living amongst native speakers helps students ________

    Correct Answer
    develop language skills
    Explanation
    Living amongst native speakers helps students develop language skills because they are constantly exposed to authentic and natural language usage. Interacting with native speakers allows students to practice speaking, listening, and understanding the language in real-life situations. They can learn correct pronunciation, intonation, and idiomatic expressions by observing and imitating native speakers. Additionally, living in a language-immersive environment provides opportunities for students to improve their vocabulary, grammar, and overall fluency through daily conversations, cultural experiences, and exposure to different registers of the language.

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  • 29. 

    25. How many students on Tony’s course passed?

    • A.

      All of them.

    • B.

      28.

    • C.

      23.

    • D.

      5.

    Correct Answer
    C. 23.
    Explanation
    The answer is 23 because it is the number listed after the option "All of them." This implies that all of the students on Tony's course passed, and the number of students who passed is 23.

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  • 30. 

    26. How many universities in the country have special course for international students?

    • A.

      All of them.

    • B.

      More than 12.

    • C.

      12.

    • D.

      Less than 12.

    Correct Answer
    B. More than 12.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "More than 12." This suggests that there are more than 12 universities in the country that have a special course for international students. It implies that there is a significant number of universities offering such courses, indicating a diverse range of educational opportunities for international students in the country.

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  • 31. 

    27. What do private colleges focus on, according to Wendy?

    • A.

      Pre-Master’s courses.

    • B.

      Exam-related courses.

    • C.

      General English courses.

    • D.

      Technological terminology.

    Correct Answer
    C. General English courses.
    Explanation
    According to Wendy, private colleges focus on general English courses. This suggests that these colleges prioritize providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the English language, rather than focusing on specific areas such as pre-Master's courses, exam-related courses, or technological terminology. General English courses may cover various aspects of the language, including grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.

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  • 32. 

    28. Wendy says a pre-Masters course should encourage students to ________ their teachers.

    Correct Answer
    challenge
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "challenge." Wendy believes that a pre-Masters course should push students to question and challenge their teachers. This suggests that she believes in the importance of critical thinking and active engagement in the learning process. By challenging their teachers, students can gain a deeper understanding of the subject matter and develop their analytical and problem-solving skills.

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  • 33. 

    29. Wendy says a pre-Masters course costs the same as a ________ Master’s programme.

    Correct Answer
    full
    Explanation
    Wendy states that a pre-Masters course costs the same as a full Master's program.

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  • 34. 

    30. Susan thinks a ________ for such courses would be good.

    Correct Answer
    nationwide benchmark
    Explanation
    Susan believes that a nationwide benchmark for such courses would be beneficial. This means that she thinks it would be advantageous to have a standard or reference point that is applicable across the entire country for measuring and evaluating these courses. A nationwide benchmark would provide a consistent and objective way to compare and assess the quality and effectiveness of these courses, ensuring that they meet certain standards and criteria.

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  • 35. 

    31. Tiktaalik rosae is considered to be an evolutionary ________

    Correct Answer
    missing link
    Explanation
    Tiktaalik rosae is considered to be an evolutionary "missing link" because it possesses both fish-like and tetrapod-like characteristics. This transitional fossil provides evidence for the transition from fish to land-dwelling animals. Tiktaalik had fish-like features such as scales, fins, and gills, but it also had tetrapod-like features such as a neck, ribs, and a flat skull. This combination of traits suggests that Tiktaalik represents an intermediate stage in the evolution of vertebrates from aquatic to terrestrial habitats, making it a crucial piece in understanding the evolutionary history of life on Earth.

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  • 36. 

    32. Tiktaalik rosae lived around ________ ago.

    Correct Answer
    375 million years
    Explanation
    Tiktaalik rosae lived around 375 million years ago.

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  • 37. 

    33. The remains of the Tiktaalik rosae were found 600 miles from the ________

    Correct Answer
    north pole
    Explanation
    The remains of the Tiktaalik rosae were found 600 miles from the north pole. This suggests that the Tiktaalik rosae lived in a region that was relatively close to the north pole. The discovery of these remains provides evidence of the species' habitat and geographical distribution.

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  • 38. 

    34. ________

    Correct Answer
    sharp teeth
  • 39. 

    35. ________ metres long

    Correct Answer
    1.2-2.7
    Explanation
    The given answer range of 1.2-2.7 meters indicates the possible length of something. It suggests that the length can be anywhere between 1.2 and 2.7 meters. Without additional context, it is not possible to determine the exact length, but the answer provides a range within which the length is expected to fall.

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  • 40. 

    36. ________ neck

    Correct Answer
    clearly defined
    Explanation
    The phrase "clearly defined" is the correct answer because it accurately describes the type of neck being referred to. This suggests that the neck in question is easily distinguishable or easily understood, possibly indicating that it has a distinct shape or structure. Without further context, it is difficult to determine the specific meaning or context of the phrase, but "clearly defined" is a suitable description for a neck that is easily identifiable or well-defined.

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  • 41. 

    37. ________ ribcage

    Correct Answer
    strong
    Explanation
    The word that should fill in the blank is "strong". This is because the word "ribcage" refers to the structure of bones that protect the organs in the chest area, and the word "strong" is commonly associated with physical strength and durability. Therefore, the phrase "strong ribcage" implies a robust and sturdy structure of ribs.

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  • 42. 

    38. pectoral fins with a ________

    Correct Answer
    wrist joint
    Explanation
    Pectoral fins with a wrist joint refers to the presence of a joint in the fins that is similar to a wrist joint in humans. This joint allows for increased mobility and flexibility in the pectoral fins, enabling the fish to have better control and movement in the water. The presence of a wrist joint in pectoral fins is an adaptation that helps the fish to swim more efficiently and maneuver through the water with ease.

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  • 43. 

    1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of sending things by air? ________

    Correct Answer
    "faster, more expensive", faster more expensive
    Explanation
    Sending things by air has the advantage of being faster compared to other modes of transportation. This is beneficial for time-sensitive items such as perishable goods or urgent deliveries. However, the drawback is that air transportation is generally more expensive than other options like sea or land transport. The higher costs can be a disadvantage for businesses or individuals who are looking for more cost-effective shipping methods.

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  • 44. 

    2. What might cause delays in transportation? ________

    Correct Answer
    "logistics, weather", "logistics, weather conditions"
    Explanation
    Delays in transportation can be caused by various factors, including logistics and weather conditions. Logistics refers to the coordination and management of the flow of goods, information, and resources between the point of origin and the point of consumption. If there are issues with logistics, such as a breakdown in the supply chain or a lack of efficient transportation routes, it can lead to delays in transportation. Additionally, weather conditions such as storms, heavy rain, or snow can also disrupt transportation by making roads unsafe or causing flight cancellations. These factors can all contribute to delays in the transportation of goods and people.

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  • 45. 

    3. When will the customer arrive in Canada? ________

    Correct Answer
    19th next month
    Explanation
    The customer will arrive in Canada on the 19th of next month.

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  • 46. 

    39. How long had the researchers been looking when they found the Tiktaalik remains? ________

    Correct Answer
    5 years, five years
    Explanation
    The researchers had been looking for the Tiktaalik remains for a period of 5 years.

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  • 47. 

    40. Where were the late Devonian rocks originally created? ________

    Correct Answer
    near the equator, near equator
    Explanation
    The late Devonian rocks were originally created near the equator. This means that the rocks formed in a region close to the imaginary line that divides the Earth into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The equator is known for its warm climate, which is favorable for the formation of sedimentary rocks. The proximity to the equator indicates that the area where the rocks were created likely had a tropical or subtropical environment during the late Devonian period.

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