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 everyone,
I need your help. I want to improve writing skill, so what i can do in this site. I mean i can write my essays, then post it on this site and can everybody correct it for me if i have any mistake.
Thanks all,

Hi anhnui,

Correcting users' writing is not a service we offer as we simply do not have time to do this and to maintain and expand the site. However, you are welcome to post your writing on here and I'm sure some other users will be happy to comment on it, or to reply with their own writing.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you for replying. I know it's quite difficult for support teams to do this service, thank you anyway

Hi everyone,

I have a question. Does anyone knows if an answer is wrong if you don't use capital letters?



Hi Isabel,

This is explained on the Listening test advice page on TakeIELTS, where it says:

As you listen, write your answers on the question paper. At the end of the test, you will have 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet in pencil. You may write your answers in lower case or capital letters.

If you haven't taken a look at TakeIELTS, I'd highly recommend it - there is a lot of useful information and there are free practice materials.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

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!