IELTS Listening Practice Test 21 Printable -
IELTS Listening Practice Test 21 Printable

IELTS Listening Practice Test 21 Printable

Section 3

Questions 21-25

Answer the questions below.
21 What is John researching?
22 Apart from pollution, what would John like to see reduced?
23 According to John’s tutor, what can cars sometimes act as?
24 How much does John’s tutor pay to drive into London?
25 In Singapore, what do car owners use to pay their road tax?

Questions 26-30

Complete the sentences below.
26 In Athens, cars can only enter the city centre on _____ .
27 ‘BRT’ stands for ‘bus _____’.
28 In London, after a new road tax was introduced, moped and bicycle use increased by __
29 Both Japan and Holland provide _____ for those cycling to train stations.
30 In the USA, police officers on bikes make more _____ than those in patrol cars.

Section 4

Questions 31-34

Complete the sentences below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.
31 The lecture is intended mainly for those entering the _____ but is relevant to all students present.
32 The lecturer believes that too _____ a specialisation can be damaging.
33 The number of _____ who were also writers is surprising.
34 The speaker believes that literature provides a _____ which medical schools do not.

Questions 35-40

What is said about each of these books?
Choose your answers from the box and write the letters A-H next to questions 35-40
A It conveys the thrill of scientific discovery.
B It is of interest to any natural historian.
C This is a classic of scientific writing.
D It is about the life of a scientist.
E This book is now sometimes used in schools.
F This is also a good travel book.
G This book examines the dark side of human nature.
H This book was a response to another book.

35 A Short History of Nearly Everything _____
36 Wonderful Life _____
37 The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee _____
38 The Water Babies _____
39 The Emperor of Scent _____
40 On The Origin of Species _____

Answer Keys

Listening Section 1
1. (the) local clinic
2. a charity event
3. hold a protest
4. B
5. C
6. A
7. financial situation
8. socially
9. for free
10. Volunteers
Listening Section 2
11. B
12. C
13. B
14. A
15. 1.6 m/metres
16. benches
17. 46° C/forty-six degrees centigrade
18. minerals
19. healing powers
20. 60/sixty and 70/seventy
Listening Section 3
21. (urban) transport systems
22. (traffic) congestion
23. (a) status symbol
24. 5/five pounds/£5
25. (a) credit card
26. alternate days
27. rapid transit
28. 17%/seventeen percent
29. (special) parking facilities/areas
30. arrests
Listening Section 4
31. medical profession
32. narrow
33. physicians
34. human dimension/mind
35. E
36. A
37. G
38. H
39. D
40. C

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