IELTS Listening Questions and Answers in some regions on 27 May 2023

Note: The green words are the answers in the actual exam in some regions (27/05/2023).

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

PART 1       Questions 1 - 10

Questions 1 - 7

Complete the table below.



                      Preparation for an outside trip

Location Accommodation Activities Advice
given live with his cousin xxx bring more (1) cash
Town xxx new field stay at least (2) 4 days
given (3) caravan tour

golden beach activity

(4) sailing

going to the (5) museum is a must
(6) White Mountain   (7) snow boarding  


Questions 8 - 10

Complete the sentences below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

8. Having cakes in the mountain cafe

9. You should hire a car

10. Buy a map in advance



PART 2       Questions 11 - 20

Questions 11 - 14

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

11. The organisation aims to

A. xxx

B. help young animals to adjust to the environment.

C. introduce animals to the wild world.

12. The applicant is required to

A. training.

B. experience.

C. medical test.

13. The fee does not include

A. travel expense

B. insurance

C. all accommodation costs

14. Participants are required to adjust themselves to

A. xxx

B. local climate

C. xxx


Questions 15 - 20

What are the feelings of the six previous volunteers?

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

List of feelings

A. help animals

B. understand local culture

C. make friends

D. realisation of myself

E. escape from routine life

F. more opportunities to seek a job

G. get close to wildlife


List of previous volunteers:

15. G

16. A

17. D

18. B

19. C

20. F


PART 3       Questions 21 - 30

Questions 21 - 26

Choose the correct letter, Aor C.

21. The research report was based on

A. recording equipment in each room

B. xxx

C. xx

22. What is True about Ben's daughter?

A. xxx

B. without the child's permission

C. xxx

23. What is the simple sentence?

A. xxx

B. xxx

C. parents' simplified language

24. What is the most important thing?

A. written words

B. grammar

C. oral expression

25. Why did he learn by role-play dialogue?

A. xxx

B. xxx

C. because Ben is confident


Questions 27 - 28

Choose TWO correct letters, A-E.

Which TWO things are used for the project?

A. survey

B. video interview

C. experiment

D. dairy

E. observation


Questions 29 - 30

Choose TWO correct letters, A-E.

Which TWO issues were encountered during the data collection process?

A. missed appointment

B. broken facilities

C. technical errors

D. the date cannot be used

E. interruption



PART 4       Questions 31 - 40

Questions 31 - 40

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.


            A case study about amber


General background

31. Amber produces resin to protect itself against insects and fungi

32. some resin has colours because it was formed from the volcanic ducts and with minerals in the soil

33. the condition to form amber include pressure, heat and time

34. the mild-protect copal was formed during an intermediate stage

35. it is often formed in the sea

36. the ancient Greek believed water and air found in the amber sunlight was trapped

37. here is a special one in every 1000

Different applications for amber

38. it can be used to make jeweller and necklaces but should be set in a silver setting

39. when it was mingled with powder and honey, Calistratus famous physician of Roman times, wrote that amber protects from madness, powder of amber mixed with honey cures throat, ear and eye diseases and taken with water cures stomach illness

40. it can also be used as a building material