IELTS Listening Practice Test 30 Printable -
IELTS Listening Practice Test 30 Printable PDF

IELTS Listening Practice Test 30 Printable

Section 3

Questions 21 and 22
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
Which TWO benefits of city bike-sharing schemes do the students agree are the most important?

A reducing noise pollution
B reducing traffic congestion
C improving air quality
D encouraging health and fitness
E making cycling affordable
Questions 23 and 24
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
Which TWO things do the students think are necessary for successful bike sharing schemes?

A Bikes should have a GPS system.
B The app should be easy to use.
C Public awareness should be raised.
D Only one scheme should be available.
E There should be a large network of cycle lanes.
Questions 25-30
What is the speakers’ opinion of the bike-sharing schemes in each of the following cities?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to
Questions 25-30.

Opinion of bike-sharing scheme
A They agree it has been disappointing.
B They think it should be cheaper.
C They are surprised it has been so successful.
D They agree that more investment is required.
E They think the system has been well designed.
F They disagree about the reasons for its success.
G They think it has expanded too quickly.

25 Amsterdam
26 Dublin
27 London
28 Buenos Aires
29 New York
30 Sydney

Section 4

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


The dodo was a large flightless bird which used to inhabit the island of Mauritius.

• 1507 – Portuguese ships transporting 31 _____ stopped at the island to collect food and water.
• 1638 – The Dutch established a 32 _____ on the island.
• They killed the dodo birds for their meat.
• The last one was killed in 1681.

• The only record we have is written descriptions and pictures (possibly unreliable).
• A Dutch painting suggests the dodo was very 33 _____
• The only remaining soft tissue is a dried 34 _____
• Recent studies of a dodo skeleton suggest the birds were capable of rapid 35 _____
• It’s thought they were able to use their small wings to maintain 36 _____
• Their 37 _____ was of average size.
• Their sense of 38 _____ enabled them to find food.

Reasons for extinction
• Hunting was probably not the main cause.
• Sailors brought dogs and monkeys.
39 _____ also escaped onto the island and ate the birds’ eggs.
• The arrival of farming meant the 40 _____ was destroyed.

Answer Keys

Listening Section 1
1 28th
2 550
3 Chervil
4 garage
5 garden
6 parking
7 wood
8 bridge
9 monument
10 March
Listening Section 2
11 C
12 A
13 B
14 B
15 C
16 F
17 A
18 I
19 E
20 H
Listening Section 3
21&22 B, C
23&24 B, C
25 C
26 F
27 D
28 E
29 B
30 A
Listening Section 4
31 spice(s)
32 colony / settlement
33 fat
34 head
35 movement
36 balance / balancing
37 brain
38 smell
39 rats
40 forest

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