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


hello, I am happy to learn some new words from you ,thank you

I was wondering if you could help me out.

I intend to take the test soon and as I was checking the listening section a few questions popped into my mind, am I allowed to take notes in this section and what do they mean when they say I have 10 minutes to transfer my answers? Is there a separate piece of paper besides the test itself?

Thank you in advance!


Hello clara.elias,

I'd recommend that you read through the pages at TakeIELTS, which explain the structure and procedure of the exam in detail. On their Listening Test Advice page, you can find the answer to your first question (yes, you can take notes), and on their Understand the Listening Test page, you can see the answer to your second question: as you listen to the recordings, you write your answers in the test booklet, but at the end, you must mark your answers on a bubble sheet, which is one of those pages where you color in a small square or circle next to your answer.

Good luck on the exam!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

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Hello dilshadcan,

We'll be happy to give you some advice, but you'll need to be a little more specific first! Is there anything in particular you'd like to work on?

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team