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 guys,
IN june i take ielts test thats why i need a small attention from vocalubary is limited so how i improve my vocalubary

Hello bilawal nasir,

June is not too far away but I think you still have time for the most effective thing which you can do: to read extensively, widely and as often as possible.  You can use some of the sections here on LearnEnglish for this, such as our Magazine or out section on UK culture.

Beyond that, there are books available designed to improve learners' vocabulary and this is something you may wish to have a look at but I would also suggest doing as many IELTS practice activities as possible between now and June.  You can find many resources on the British Council's Take IELTS pages, including practice exams with answer keys.  These, of course, will expose you to the kind of vocabulary which you will find in the exam, as well as helping to get you used to the kindso of tasks you will have to complete.

I hope those suggestions are helpful.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

very helpful ... thanks for your efforts
you need to correct one of the answers Q#6 :"To park your bike you must"
other than that every thing is great

Hi eng.Aseel,

The answers to question 6 look grammatically correct to me. Could you please tell us what error you see?

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

I had started the ILETS General preparation course this week and will go for the exam on the 5th-Apr.
My target is to score 6.0 and above but I am not sure if i can get it or not.
I appreciate if you can advise me with some tips and suggestions to reach my target.

Hello ahmed_980,

You can find a wealth of information on the IELTS exam, including tips, guides, practice exercises and practice exam papers with keys, on the British Council's TakeIELTS site.

I hope that helps you.  Good luck!

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

There's a mistake in the PDF document for the task, question 6 is "To park your bike you must TO".

Hi Kat_J,

Thanks very much for telling us! We'll correct that as soon as we can!

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello. Thank you so much for this useful website.
I find this website very useful to prepare my IELTS!
Anyway, I was wondering how often this IELTS content will be updated. I would love to see more of them so I can study more! thank you so muc :D