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.

Task

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

Comments

What is the answer of question # 1 Vanessa is a ....?
In answer you mentioned (b) a student at the university. But according to audio it seems to me that the answer will be (A) a full-time employee of the university. Can you please ensure me?

Heloo Litu088,

The answers given are correct. Vanessa describes herself as 'a senior', which means a student in her final year.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

In questions D and H, would be it a great difference, regarding the final mark, if I answered?:

D) Stadium (instead of small stadium)
H) Garden (Instead of flower garden)

Hello david,

We created this page, so I don't have any official IELTS source to check with, but my best guess is that 'stadium' would be fine, though I think 'flower garden' might be required for h). By the way, in addition to our materials here, you might want to check TakeIELTS, which is an official source and has lots of useful advice as well as more free practice materials.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello!
I have a question:
I heard the girl said"Student Service Building"once,but she refer to that place as"Student Service Office".
How could I figure out which one is the correct answer?
Thank you!

Hello LizKur,

In the section which deals with the location ('to the right of the laundry...') she says 'Student Service Office', so that is the answer to use. In fact, she uses 'Office' throughout and only says 'Student Service Building' once at the end.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello,
My questions are regarding a different exercise but I would extremely appreciate your response.
1) If an answer has been listed as "a mini bus" and I write "mini bus", will it be considered incorrect? Keep in mind that the answer does not have the letter "a" in parenthesis.
2) If an answer has been listed as "full-time" and I write "full time", will it be considered incorrect?
3) Do the words have to be exactly the same? If I write the word "intense" compared to the listed answer of "intensive", would it be considered incorrect too?

Thanks for your help.

Hello nakulm,

It is impossible to say without seeing the full text of the exercise. Spelling and form is important in the IELTS exam, so you cannot put an answer down which is spelled wrong or which does not fit grammatically.

You can find detailed information about IELTS marking on the British Council's TakeIELTS site, which is designed for candidates. It also has a lot of prepartion material, including mock exams and sample answers.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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