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IELTS Listening - Section 2

IELTS Tip: What is Section 2 like?

You will hear a talk by one speaker on a topic of general interest. Section 2 is a little harder than Section 1. You will have to decide what the important details or facts on the recording are, without the help of another speaker’s questions to guide you.

Questions 11-13

Choose the correct letter, A, B, C, or D.

Section 2:
You are going to hear a radio interview about giving up smoking.
First you have some time to look at Questions 11-13.

Now Listen carefully and answer Questions 11 to 13:



11) Mr Gold had problems because he
A    hated smoking.
B    smoked.
  C    couldn't touch his toes.
  D    was very lazy.
 
12) Mr Gold used to travel across London to
  A    get exercise.
B    see London at night.
C    get cigarettes.
  D    buy food.
 
13) What did Mr Gold have difficulty with in the past?
  A    running
B    giving up smoking
C    getting to sleep at night
  D    getting up early in the morning
 

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Questions 14-20

Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD for each answer.

Now look at Questions 14 to 20.



14) Mr Gold stopped smoking on .....................

15) Mr Gold said he was .................... if people had not seen him smoking.

16) The worst side effects he experienced were .....................

17) He saw giving up smoking as an .....................

18) It was easier for Mr Gold to stop smoking than he had .....................

19) The radio presenter would like to have Mr Gold's .....................

20) The presenter hopes listeners will find their own .................... to success.

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