Mock Listening Paper - Dormitory Tour


Have a quick look at the questions first to see what information you need to fill in.

Listen carefully for phrases related to directions, like "look across", "in front of". Also pay attention to the building names.


This listening test contains 16 questions.
To make it more authentic, download the test and do it with pen and paper.


Listen to a Resident Advisor talking to a group of new students about the housing facilities at the university. Label the diagram using no more than three words for each.

a) _________________________

b) _________________________

c) _________________________

d) _________________________

e) _________________________

f) _________________________

g) _________________________

h) _________________________

i) _________________________

j) _________________________



Now, listen again and choose the best answer.

1) Vanessa is

A. a full-time employee of the university

B. a student at the university

C. a former student at the university

D. a tour guide

2) James Blackwell

A. is a full-time employee of the university

B. is a student at the university

C. is a former student at the university

D. a tour guide

3) Laundry services

A. are free

B. are reasonably priced

C. are available from 9 to 5 weekdays

D. are only available on the weekend

4) How many bus lines stop at the complex?

A. None

B. One

C. Two 

D. More than two

5) The garden is maintained

A. By student fees

B. By city taxes

C. By the students themselves

D. None of the above

6) To park your bike you must

A. Show your identification

B. Register with student services

C. Use a bicycle lock

D. None of the above


Hi, am living in Rwanda, and i want to pass English Test in order to apply spouse Visa. which Examen should i have to write.
Thank you

I 'am Hela from Tunisia.
I want to apply for a job as a teacher abroad.but an ILTES CERTFIFCATE IS OBLIGATORY.. Can you please help me choosing which kind of test i can pass to have the certificate? because there are 2 types of ILTES one academic and the other one is general.

Hello H.HK,

That really depends on the places you want to go abroad. Where did you read that an IELTS certificate is necessary? I'd recommend you check with the source of that information. I'd also suggest you do a bit more research on the internet. The first places you should look are and TakeIELTS, but then you could also do an internet search for something like 'should I do IELTS General or Academic' and you'll find lots of ideas on this topic.

Good luck!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you Kirk. the place where i intend to work in, is Kuwait (middle east) and they ask for IELTS certificate. I will do as you told me and search on the net and may be i will call the center directly to ask for this specefic information.

Dear sir how to get the free study material please? Just now I have started to study

Hello dharmini,

The materials on this page are free. There are also free materials at TakeIELTS. Is that what you mean?

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Well, I did the IELTS General Training test last week but I did not get my results yet.
I had lots of trouble on following the audio and writting down the answers at the same time.
This sample was quite easy to understand. I wish I had it at my test! :/