IELTS Listening Questions and Answers - Actual Exam in some regions on 9th October 2021

Note: The green words are the answers in the actual exam in some regions (09/10/2021).

PART 1       Questions 1 - 10

Questions 1 - 10

Complete the notes below.



                  Booking for an outward journey


1. Contact phone number: 07958 47022

2. Best time to call: Thursday morning

3. Number of people travelling: 7

4. Date of journey: 22 November

Day of return journey: 25 November

5. Purpose of trip: a wedding

6. Special requirement: one passenger cannot eat cheese

Market research:

The number of trips in the last 12 months:

7. Last country visited: India

8. Purpose of last foreign trip: business

9. Customer's comment on the website: too slow

10. Email address:


PART 2       Questions 11 - 20

Questions 11 - 14

The map below has FOUR gaps. Choose the correct letter, A-H, and move it to suitable places.

11. Accommodation: F

(2 houses on the left. There is a glass door, right to the main hall, with a corridor connected)

12. Paint Area: C

(outdoor painting activates, the building on the other side of the river)

13. Student Gallery: H

(on the bottom left corner, on the left of main building, which you cannot see here, because it is behind another building, the house on the bottom left)

14. Film Studio: A

(top left corner far from here among hills, one of two houses in top left)


Questions 15 - 17

Which of the following genres is suitable for the artists below?

Choose THREE correct answers from the list, A-F, and write it next to Questions 15-17 on your answer sheet.

List of genres

A       wildlife

B       building

C       farming

D       sports

E       landscape

F      people


List of artists

15. Sam: A (I have heard birds)

16. Chris: C (just photographed Olympic games)

17. People: F (the portrait of a famous person, singer)



Questions 18 - 20

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

18. the scene of farms, river views

19. there is an artist who travels to Austria, nationality is Japanese

20. concert



PART 3       Questions 21 - 30


Questions 21 - 26

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

21. What does part 1 should first include?

A. Topics he is going to talk about

B. studying aims for the module

C. becomes a member of the team

22. How does the man improve his communication skill?

A. a lot of friends to help him

B. several books that may be useful

C. a range of resources to show him an effective communicator online

23. What was the man's biggest achievement in the past?

A. he worked as a waiter in a restaurant

B. he got an offer to lead a team (to show him an effective communicator, listening, then, resource, last, group discussion)

C. he became the chairman of Student Union

24. How could he improve his ability?

A. do it by himself

B. find a tutor

C. listen to others

25. What is the man's attitude after the discussion?

A. he thinks it is useless

B. he is looking forward to it

C. he feels uncertain about it

26. What is important in the reflective journal

A. self-awareness

B. positive attitude on mistakes

C. creative input


Questions 27 - 30

Which of the following features is suitable for the tasks below?

Choose FOUR answers from the list, A-F, and write it next to Questions 27-30 on your answers sheet.

List of features

A. learn something from it

B. define a problem

C. gain confidence

D. good earning habits

E. change her style of learning

F. find a weakness in learning


List of tasks:

27. essay: B (identifying and resolving a problem)

28. exam: C (this course,...)

29. class note: F (how to do case study presentation, need independent learning)

30. mind-map/presentation note: A (teamwork, discussion, find your own way)


PART 4       Questions 31 - 40

Questions 31 - 40

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.


               Study of the sea turtle



- length: 1.8 metres

(it is the largest sea turtle, measuring in length at maturity, have a rubbery dark shell marked by seven narrow ridges that extend the length of the back)

31. the advantages shape of turtle help movement in the sea water (largest extant sea turtle, perfect to move in the water)

32. they are the deepest dives reptile (about 12,00 meters)

- Not like others:

33. shee is soft not boney shells

34. feeding or sleep on the water for several hours, shorter for food and escaping danger

- live in hot Caribbean and cold water in Canada

35. by adjusting burning calorie and food (jellyfish) high in protein, and mineral


Research Project methods:

36. where started and destination: salt concentration in the water (sail boat, close to the coast, attached tracking device)

- migration in the Atlantic Ocean

37. tracking device can start transmitting when the turtle reaches surface

38. switch on for transmitting signal for avoiding running out power

39. can monitor not only the location but what the dive depth in the sea

40. Talinda female turtle: no damage and crack in her shell or flippers, yet use much energy searching food