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IELTS Listening Test 8 | Hotel Reservation | Fish Farming

Practice IELTS Listening Test 8 | Hotel Reservation | North Hill Sports Complex Speech | Research about different energy-saving Innovations | Fish Farming


Part 1

Questions 1-10
Complete the notes below.
Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Hotel Reservation

Location: north from the coast
Four-bedroom available in 1__________

Room price:

• in high season: € 2__________
• cheaper if you booked 3__________ in advance

Meal included in price: 4__________
Must bring your own: 5__________

Hotel facilities:

• a lounge with a variety of 6__________
7__________ room

Activities available:

• collect 9__________
• hire 10__________

Part 2



Questions 11-16
Choose the correct letter, A, B, or C.

11 What is the purpose of the talk?

A to welcome its new members
B to commemorate its 10th anniversary
C to celebrate the award it received recently

12 What’s the audience of this speech?

A journalists
B local residents
C school children

13 Why is the speaker most proud of the skating rink?

A Because two world champions have been trained there.
B Because people in this area are fitter than the rest of the country.
C Because they have encouraged local school children to participate more in sports.

14 The complex has recently opened a new venue for

A the unemployed.
B mothers with babies.
C pensioners

15 What does the complex plan to do next year?

A extend opening hours
B expand the space
C sell fitness equipment

16 What does the complex encourage people to do?

A become a coach
B be on the committee
C work as volunteers

Questions 17-20
Choose FOUR answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to Questions 17-20.

A A one-on-one coach is bookable.
B It is featured in a TV drama.
C It is beneficial for young people.
D It is only available for women sometimes.
E It is the largest in the country.
F It can be booked for parties.
G It is a place to hold courses for school children.

Sports facilities

17 Swimming pool
18 Climbing wall
19 Skating rink
20 Gym

Part 3



Questions 21-23
Complete the table below.
Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Research about different energy-saving innovations

Kites in Germany used in different 21________conditions to reduce the emission of toxic gas
Vehicles in America powered by 22________
Gas canister in South Africa invented to reduce its chances to 23________

Questions 24-25
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
Which TWO types of interviewees do Greg and Syria choose to do the survey?

A staff on campus
B professors
C local residents
D companies
E university students

Questions 26-30
Choose the correct letter, A, B, or C.

26 What does Syria think about renewable energy?

A Most people know very little about renewable energy.
B The general public can distinguish different kinds of renewable energy.
C The majority of people feel the need to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy.

27 What do the speakers say about modem windmills?

A They can be used to pump water from wells.
B The location to build them should be carefully chosen.
C Farmers use them to grind grain.

28 What aspect of traditional fuels are they going to address?

A how to avoid fossil fuels from being depleted
B the possible future of traditional resources
C how to prevent pollution of traditional resources

29 What does Greg say about nuclear plants?

A They are cleaner and less expensive than fossil fuel.
B It is the best way to fight climate change.
C Few people think they are safe

30 What does Syria think of hydrogen fuel?

A The price of it will drop eventually.
B It entails environmental problems.
C The benefits of it overweigh its high cost.

Part 4


Questions 31-40
Complete the notes below.
Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Fish Farming

Local fish farmers are afraid that genetically modified fish will 31_________ into the sea.

• like to breed fish with special features, like 32_________
• other solutions:

– to build some cages to prevent the fish from 33_________
– to use 34_________ nets to support the frames of the cages

Problems facing the local fishermen:

• lack of land on the 35_________
• lack of 36_________ fish

Initiatives taken by the government:

• encourages fish farmers to 37_________ local fish farming business
• helps fish farmers to sell seaweed and oyster:

– Seaweed can be used to make 38________
– Oyster is a source of seafood which can supply local 39_________ industry.

• saves local fishing business by encouraging aquaculture, recreation and 40_________

IELTS Listening Test 8 Answers

Hotel Reservation IELTS Listening Answers

1 August
2 77.50/77.5
3 1 month
4 breakfast
5 towels
6 books
7 games
8 internet
9 shells
10 bicycles

North Hill Sports Complex Speech IELTS Listening Answers

11 B
12 A
13 C
14 A
15 C
16 B
17 F
18 C
19 E
20 A

Research about different energy-saving innovations IELTS Listening Answers

21 weather
22 electricity
23 explode 2
24-25 C, E
26 A
27 B
28 B
29 C
30 A

Fish Farming IELTS Listening Answers

31 escape
32 tuna
33 storms
34 strong
35 coast
36 young
37 support
38 cosmetics
39 hospitality
40 shipping


Test 8 Hotel Reservation Fish Farming Audio Transcript


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