Free IELTS listening test 1 Section 1

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Free IELTS listening test 1 Section 1

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Section 1:

SECTION 1

Questions 1-10

Questions 1-5
Complete the form below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Northern Rental Bookings

Name: William (1)
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Waddell (exact spelling required for this point)etc. Please place in boxes and write the names of the items inside clearly on the box.’

Spelling can be very important in the IELTS speaking test and can often mean the difference between a right and wrong answer. To find out more about spelling in the IELTS test, become a full member of our complete online course.

Contact number: (2) 07 
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263 8666 (if you have this number in a different format, for example with different spacing, it would still be marked correct)

Be careful with numbers in the listening test! It is common for the speaker to give a number, but then make a correction afterwards. For example ‘My mobile number is 021 033 54763…oh no, sorry, I mean 021 033 34763′. To learn all of the tips and hints for getting a good result in the IELTS listening test, become a full member of our complete online course.

Address: 10 (3)  Nelson
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Robyn Place (exact spelling required for this point)

Spelling can be very important in the IELTS speaking test and can often mean the difference between a right and wrong answer, especially as some words are not written the way they sound (the answer here sounds like ‘Robin’, but this would be marked as incorrect). To find out more about spelling in the IELTS test, become a full member of our complete online course.

Credit card payment:

  • Credit card type: (4) 
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    Visa (Card)
    With some answers, you can still be marked correct whether you use one, two or three words. In this example, you didn’t have to write the word card. However, it essential that you stay within the word limit given for each question type. For more useful tips and hints for IELTS listening, become a full member of our complete online course.
  • Card No. 4550 1392 8309 3221
  • Card expiry date: July 20XX

Rental period: (5) days
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10 (‘days’ is not required as this is included in the question)

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Questions 6 to 10

Answer the following questions USING NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER

  1. How much is the car per day?
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    $35
    Again, this question tests your ability to identify numbers – a common question type in Section 1 of the listening test. To know more about what to expect in each part of the listening test, take a look at our complete online IELTS course at http://www.IELTStestONLINE.com!
  2. What does the price include?
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    Unlimited kilometres
    In preparation for this answer, you should have been listening for a reference to the cost and what’s included. To know more about what to expect in each part of the listening test, take a look at our complete online IELTS course at http://www.IELTStestONLINE.com!
  3. Who will he be visiting?
    Show answerRelatives
    This is a short answer question, one of the most common types of question in the listening test. To get detailed lessons on EVERY question type used in IELTS with step by step instructions, tips and hints, enrol in our complete online IELTS course at http://www.IELTStestONLINE.com!
  4. What kind of car does the agent recommend?
    Show answerAn automatic
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  5. What does he need to collect the car?
    Show answerDriving license (‘a driving licence’ would be incorrect as this is three words when the instructions state ‘NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS’
    This is a short answer question, one of the most common types of question in the listening test. To get detailed lessons on EVERY question type used in IELTS with step by step instructions, tips and hints, enrol in our complete online IELTS course at http://www.IELTStestONLINE.com!

 

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Once you have finished, check your answers and keep a record of your correct answers, then move on Section 2.