IELTS Simulation Test Answers



IELTS Simulation Test Answer Key

Here are the correct answers for the IELTS Simulation test. After checking your answers you can calculate your approximate IELTS Band Score for the listening and reading sections of the test based on the IELTS score calculator at the end.

IELTS Simulation Test Listening Section Answer Key

1. shopping / variety of shopping
2. guided tours
3. more than 12 / over 12
4. notice board
5. 13th February
6. Tower of London
7. Bristol
8. American Museum
9. student newspaper
10. Yentob
11. coal, firewood
12. local craftsmen
13. 160
14. Woodside
15. Ticket Office
16. Gift Shop
17. (main) Workshop
18. Showroom
19. Cafe
20. cottages
21. A
22. C
23. E
24. B
25. G
26. F
27. C
28. D
29. A
30. B
31. cities / environment
32. windy
33. humid
34. shady / shaded
35. dangerous
36. leaves
37. ground
38. considerably reduce / decrease / filter
39. low
40. space / room


IELTS Simulation Test Academic Reading Section Answer Key

Each correct answer is worth 1 mark. The correct spelling is important for all answers.

Reading Passage 1, Questions 1-14
1. FALSE
2. FALSE
3. TRUE
4. TRUE
5. FALSE
6. NOTGIVEN
7. TRUE
8. NOT GIVEN
9. M
10. E
11. G
12. P
13. J
14. B

Reading Passage 2, Questions 15-26

15. taste buds
16. baleen / the baleen whales
17. (In either order, both required for one mark) forward, downward
18. freshwater dolphin(s) / the freshwater dolphin(s)
19. water / the water
20. lower frequencies / the lower frequencies
21. (In either order, both required for one mark) Bowhead, humpback
22. touch/sense of touch
23. freshwater dolphin(s) / the freshwater dolphin(s)
24. airborne flying fish
25. clear water(s) / clear open water(s)
26. acoustic sense / the acoustic sense

Reading Passage 3, Questions 27 - 40

27. C
28. C
29. A
30. E
31. C
32. A
33. pairs
34. shapes
35. sighted
36. sighted
37. deep
38. blind
39. similar
40. B


IELTS General Training Simulation Test Reading Section Answer Key

Questions 1-8

1. D
2. A
3. C
4. E
5. distilled (water)
6. the (type of) fabric
7. turn up/increase temperature
8. calcium deposits//furring up

Questions 9-14

9. C
10. D
11. C
12. A
13. B
14. B

Questions 15-21

15. E
16. D
17. A
18. E
19. A
20. B
21. F

Questions 22-29

22. T
23. F
24. NG
25. T
26. T
27. NG
28. NG
29. F

Questions 30-36

30. sustainable / replaceable
31. biodegradable
32. virgin fibre / pulp
33. governments / the government
34. advances
35. quality
36. contaminants

Questions 37-40

37. offices
38. sorted
39. (re)pulped
40. de-ink / remove ink / make white

IELTS Band Score Calculator

Listening Section


IELTS Band Score

Raw Score

9.0 39 - 40
8.5 37 - 38
8.0 35 - 36
7.5 32 - 34
7.0 30 - 31
6.5 26 - 29
6.0 23 - 25
5.5 18 - 22
5.0 16 - 17
4.5 13 - 15
4.0 10 - 12






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