IELTS Listening Practice Test 16 Printable -
IELTS Listening Practice Test 16 Printable

IELTS Listening Practice Test 16 Printable

Section 3

Questions 21-26
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.
Rocky bay field trip
21 What do the students agree should be included in their aims?
A factors affecting where organisms live
B the need to preserve endangered species
C techniques for classifying different organisms

22 What equipment did they forget to take on the Field Trip?
A string
B a compass
C a ruler

23 In Helen’s procedure section, Colin suggests a change in
A the order in which information is given.
B the way the information is divided up.
C the amount of information provided.

24 What do they say about the method they used to measure wave speed?
A It provided accurate results.
B It was simple to carry out.
C It required special equipment.

25 What mistake did Helen make when first drawing the map?
A She chose the wrong scale.
B She stood in the wrong place.
C She did it at the wrong time.

26 What do they decide to do next with their map?
A scan it onto a computer
B check it using photographs
C add information from the Internet
Questions 27, 28
Choose TWO letters, A – E.

Which TWO problems affecting organisms in the splash zone are mentioned?
A lack of water
B strong winds
C lack of food
D high temperatures
E large waves
Questions 29, 30
Choose TWO letters, A – E.
Which TWO reasons for possible error will they include in their report?
A inaccurate records of the habitat of organisms
B influence on behaviour of organisms by observer
C incorrect identification of some organisms
D making generalisations from a small sample
E missing some organisms when counting

Section 4

Questions 31-40
Complete the notes below.
Use ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.


The designer of a public building may need to consider the building’s
– function
– physical and 31 _____ context
– symbolic meaning

Location and concept of the Concert Hall
On the site of a disused 32 _____
Beside a 33 _____
The design is based on the concept of a mystery

Building design
It’s approached by a 34 _____ for pedestrians
The building is in the shape of a 35 _____
One exterior wall acts as a large 36 _____

In the auditorium
– the floor is built on huge pads made of 37 _____
– the walls are made of local wood and are 38 _____ in shape
– ceiling panels and 39 _____ on walls allow adjustment of acoustics

Some critics say the 40 _____ style of the building is inappropriate.

Answer Keys

Listening Section 1
1. hostel
2. Buckleigh
3. PE9 7QT
4. waiter
5. politics
6. cycling
7. cinema
8. disabled
9. 4.30 (pm)/ half past four
10 0788 136711
Listening Section 2
11&12. A, B
13&14. B, D
15&16. C, E
17. G
18. D
19. B
20. F
Listening Section 3
21. A
22. A
23. C
24. B
25. B
26. B
27&28. A, D
29&30. C, E
Listening Section 4
31. social
32. factory
33. canal
34. bridge
35. box
36. screen
37. rubber
38. curved
39. curtains
40. international

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