IELTS Listening Questions Test 17

Section 1 Questions 1-10

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.


Example Answer
•Type of job required: part-time

Position Available



Duty: to provide 2 service

Working hours: 3

Requirement: receive 4 without pay

Day off: one day a week (request in advance)


Requirements: clean and valid license

                        six-year experience 

Working hours: 6

Duty: to take employers

          to and from work

          to collect the 7

          to pick up the children 

Day off: 8

Cashier in a 9

Working hours: 17.30-22.30

Duty: to sell and dispense tickets

         to provide refreshments 

         to take 10

Day off: Mondays

    Section 2 Questions 11-20

    Questions 11-14

    Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.


    The host families will

    • A
    • B
    • C

    What is the guest expected to overcome when suffering from culture shock?

    • A
    • B
    • C

    What can the guests do if they want to become familiar with host families?

    • A
    • B
    • C

    What’s likely to happen to the guests in the long run?

    • A
    • B
    • C

    Complete the flow-chart below.

    Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.


    Visit the website and contact the advisor

    Keep in touch with the 15

    Provide two photos, one for the host family, and the other for 16

    Send in some documents to confirm your 17

    Receive 18 within 7 working days

    Have a(n) 19 in London

    Pay the extra fee for a fast-track service

    Receive a written 20

      Section 3 Questions 21-30

      Questions 21-26

      Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.


      What kind of research method does the professor recommend?

      • A
      • B
      • C

      What is the project based on?

      • A
      • B
      • C

      What does the professor advise Douglas to do about the formation of the focus groups?

      • A
      • B
      • C

      To do the project best, the professor suggests the students

      • A
      • B
      • C

      To gather data, the professor asks Jane

      • A
      • B
      • C

      The reason why Douglas hasn’t read enough reference books is that

      • A
      • B
      • C

      Questions 27-30

      What do the students decide about the following parts of the project?

      Write the correct letter, A, B or C, next to questions 27-30.

      AJane will do
      BDouglas will do
      CThey will do together

      27     final report

      28     sheet preparation

      29     letter

      30     transcript

        Section 4 Questions 31-40

        Questions 31-36

        Complete the notes below.

        Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.


        ‘Graphical symbol’

        •    includes the logographs in Egyptian hieroglyphic writing and ancient Chinese pictograms

        •    found in Africa, the Americas, and Oceania

        •    still has something to do with 31 use today

        Ancient graphic writing systems

        • Researchers obtain a wide range of 32 about past civilisations.

        -    Rosetta Stone was found in 1799 when members of Napoleon’s expedition got to Egypt.

        -    Frenchman Jean-François Champollion determined the phonetic values of the symbols in 1822.

        •    In those symbols, 33 are used to depict various meanings.

        Camera obscura

        •     34 helps people understand history better.

        •   Some charities will 35 many endangered species.

        •    A camera was tied to one 36 of a bird.

          Questions 37-40

          Complete the sentences below.

          Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

          More 37 will be included in the future with the development of photography.

          Companies would like to invest a lot to advertise in   38 .

          Designing appealing 39 is used as a way of effective branding.

          Graphic writing systems are of great importance in the subject of  40

            • Answer: receptionist
            • Answer: (quality) customer
            • Answer: early mornings
            • Answer: training
            • Answer: driver
            • Answer: flexible
            • Answer: grocery shopping
            • Answer: weekends
            • Answer: cinema
            • Answer: bookings
              Answer: C
              Answer: B
              Answer: A
              Answer: A
            • Answer: registration office
            • Answer: (own) records
            • Answer: identity
            • Answer: acknowledgement
            • Answer: interview
            • Answer: decision
              Answer: A
              Answer: C
              Answer: B
              Answer: B
              Answer: C
              Answer: A
            • Answer: C
            • Answer: B
            • Answer: A
            • Answer: C
            • Answer: commercial
            • Answer: knowledge
            • Answer: lines
            • Answer: Photography
            • Answer: advertise
            • Answer: foot
            • Answer: objects
            • Answer: newspapers
            • Answer: packaging
            • Answer: mathematics/math/maths