IELTS Listening Practice Test 17 Printable -
IELTS Listening Practice Test 17 Printable

IELTS Listening Practice Test 17 Printable

Section 3

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 _______
Plot: Mary → 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 _______

Section 4

Questions 31-35
Complete the table below.
Use ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Time Perspective
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.
Future34_______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

Answer Keys

Listening Section 1
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
Listening Section 2
11. A
12. C
13. B
14. C
15. first/1st year
16. (right) balance
17. international/foreign (students)
18. relaxation
19. motivation
20. research/advanced
Listening Section 3
21. The Secret Garden
22. (the) 20th/twentieth century
23. walk
24. motivation(s)
25. abstract ideas
26. roses
27. dark(ness) to light(ness)
28. health
29. environment
30. human companionship
Listening Section 4
31. negative
32. pleasure
33. poverty
34. active
35. success
36. B
37. A
38. C
39. A
40. B

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