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IELTS Practice Test Answers

Answer Key

Listening Section

QuestionCorrect Answer
Question 1AD5659837JC6
Question 2Scottsville
Question 36 or “six” kilometers / kilometres
Question 42 or “two”
Question 5dressers
Question 6patio furniture
Question 7B
Question 8B
Question 9C
Question 10A
Question 11B
Question 12A
Question 13B
Question 14ticket collection stand
Question 15ticket sales booth
Question 16information center / information
Question 17game area
Question 18food court / food
Question 19main stage
Question 20trash bins
QuestionCorrect Answer
Question 21themselves
Question 22experiments
Question 23older
Question 24comfortable
Question 25wild
Question 26tongue
Question 27necessity
Question 28trained
Question 29A
Question 30B
Question 31zones
Question 32resources
Question 33naturally
Question 34farmland
Question 35B
Question 36C
Question 37C
Question 38B, C or F
Question 39B, C or F
Question 40B, C or F

Reading Section

QuestionCorrect Answer
Question 1C
Question 2C
Question 3B
Question 4A
Question 5E
Question 6B
Question 7A
Question 8D
Question 9T
Question 10NG
Question 11F
Question 12F
Question 13T
Question 14F
Question 15Section A: Answer iv
Question 16Section B: Answer vi
Question 17Section C: Answer v
Question 18Section D: Answer i
Question 19C
Question 20A
QuestionCorrect Answer
Question 21C
Question 22B
Question 23C
Question 24C
Question 25C
Question 26A
Question 27C
Question 28C
Question 29B
Question 30C
Question 31B
Question 32A
Question 33C
Question 34A
Question 35A
Question 36B
Question 37B
Question 38C
Question 39A
Question 40C

Writing Section

The bar graph shows the number of attendees at Grandville Stadium, focusing on theater, sports, and music events in the year 2017. The chart makes attendance projections for the years 2020 and 2030 after a major renovation project.

Overall, these data show a predicted rise in yearly attendance among all three types of events during the period of 2017 to 2030. The greatest increases will occur for theater and concerts, while sporting events will see a more moderate gains after the renovations. However, attendance has been and will remain much higher for sporting events than the other two categories.

In the baseline year of 2017, theater events accounted for only 10 thousand visitors. Yet, theater attendance should jump to roughly 50 thousand in 13 years. Similarly, concert attendees are predicted to reach nearly 125 thousand visitors in 2030, up from nearly 25 thousand in 2017.

By contrast, the stadium improvements will only increase sporting event attendance by about 10 thousand in 2030. However, athletic events were already bringing in 150 thousand people in 2017. The 2030 figure of about 160 thousand annual sporting event attendees is just shy of the 2030 combined numbers for both theater and concerts, which will bring in about 175 thousand people together.

Some schools have begun supplying students with computers or tablets that they can use instead of texts and other printed resources. This shift towards technology offers several environmental and educational benefits, while the drawbacks relate to the sharp increase in “screen time” for students and the possibility that the devices will cause distractions in school.

One major benefit of providing computers and tablets to students is the opportunity to save paper resources. Even though paper is easily recycled, it still requires a lot of energy to produce. Adopting these technologies will make schools much more environmentally friendly. Computers and tablets also possess unique educational value. On a very basic level, students must learn how to use computers to thrive in the modern world. Just like learning math or reading, computer proficiency has become an essential and basic life skill.

Replacing paper-based learning resources with technology does have some disadvantages. One area of growing concern is the amount of time young people spend in front of screens. With cell phones, computers, and television, many children already spend hours outside of school staring at devices. Some medical professionals suggest that all of this screen time may have negative effects on a child’s physical and psychological health. Therefore, adding screen time in school may exacerbate an already serious problem. A second drawback is that tablets and computers can cause distractions. There is a lot of unsuitable material for school on the web. Putting devices in students hands opens the possibility that students will use these devices in ways that are not educationally sound.

In conclusion, replacing traditional paper learning materials with devices like computers and tablets has some very clear environmental and educational advantages. However, schools must take care to monitor student screen time and ensure that students are using their devices for educational purposes.

IELTS Scoring Video & Chart

Number Correct Per SectionBand Scores
Number Correct Per SectionBand Scores

Calculate and Check Your Estimated Band Score

Once you have your estimated band score for each module, add them together and divide by four (i.e. Reading 6.0; Listening 6.5; Writing 7.0; Speaking 7.5 = 27 ÷ 4 =6.75, which would be rounded up to a band score of 7.0) Once you have your overall estimated band score, check it against the official description of what your level of mastery should be. Does the description sound like where you are at? Hopefully so, and you now have a good estimate of what your overall band score will be when you take the test!

Explanation Videos

Listening Explanations

Watch the videos below to learn how to get the correct answers to all the questions in the Listening section.

Reading Explanations

Watch the videos below to learn how to get the correct answers to all the questions in the Reading section.

Writing Explanations

If you’d like an example of a strong response to Writing Tasks 1 and 2, please scroll up and review the sample essays in the Answer Key. If you’d also like to enter your responses into the Magoosh product, please click the links below and either re-type or copy and paste your essay responses into Magoosh IELTS. We do not have the resources to offer essay grading at this time, but entering your essays into Magoosh IELTS will allow you save them and review them at a later date.

Speaking Explanations

The best way to prepare for the Speaking section is to practice with a native English speaker. But, if you’re practicing taking timed IELTS tests, you can also record your Speaking responses using Magoosh IELTS prep. We do not currently have the resources to grade your Speaking practice, but recording your responses in Magoosh IELTS will allow you save them and review them at a later date. Click the link below to record your responses to the Speaking section of the practice test.


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