IELTS Listening Questions and Answers in some regions on 12 August 2023

Note: The green words are the answers in the actual exam in some regions (12/08/2023).

The Italics represent the dialogue in the audio of the test.

PART 1       Questions 1 - 10

Questions 1 - 10

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.


                      Details of concerts


1.The concert needs booking

2. The music is via radio

3. The second concert main topic is about animals

4. Children can bring their own instrument

5. The ticket is free but need donation as there is fundraising for charity

6. The third concert is played on Thursday

7. The concert is about piano

8. The fee for the ticket is 8.50 dollars

9. The fourth concert is special for all age

10. You can bring your drum



PART 2       Questions 11 - 20

Questions 11 - 14

Complete the sentences below.

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

11. Weekly rent is

A. 150 dollars

B. 250 dollars

C. 350 dollars

12. What did city open to attract tourists?

A. xxx

B. people are friendly

C. xxx

13. Which school was recommended for teaching a foreign language?

A. teaching arts

B. offers to native speakers

C. a Spanish school Claxton

14. Which on is a Brand new building?

A. Art Galery

B. Opera house

C. Theme park


Questions 15 - 20

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

Choose SIX letters from the list, A-H, and write it next to Questions 15-20.

List of features

A. has three bedroom

B. good value

C. newly built

D. near the working place

E. good view

F. very quiet

G. with a garden

H. underground park nearby


List of locations

 15. Swan Street: D

16. College Street: C

17. Swan Street - South Park: A

18. Bridge Street: F

19. Park Road: G

20. Kings Street: H


PART 3       Questions 21 - 30

Questions 21 - 30

Complete the sentences below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.


                      Details of knotweed



21. It is illegal to have knotweed planted in your land

22. Knotweed has large leaves shaped like a heart

23. It thrives even in salty areas

24. Knotweed is popular with bees

25. It was first found on the sides of a volcano



26. It is very damaging to the foundations of houses

27. It should be disposed of in areas lined with a type of plastic

28. The UK: frequent movement of soil

29. An expensive method of treating it is poison, but it is unreliable

30. Biological control is not successful because of changes in temperature



PART 4       Questions 31 - 40

Questions 31 - 36

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.


            Regional study


31. Example of organising good activities and practices

32. people come here mainly to read for pleasure

33. very clear definition

34. learn versatilely searching skills

35. nowadays, lot of technological impact

36. respondents from many countries, including senior librarians and children

37. priority reserved for membership

38. depend on users' experiences

39. effective in the collection of feedback

40. it will impose long-term effects and improve the planning service