Multiple Choice Question in IELTS Listening

It is possible to have a multiple choice question in section 1 of IELTS listening. In section 1, you need to listen to two speakers and with this type of question you need to choose between various options in each answer.

Multiple Choice Practice

Questions 1-3
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

1. Dinner is on

A. Friday at 6pm
B. Friday at 7pm
C. Friday at 7.30pm

2. Beth is

A. vegetarian
B. unable to eat anything made from milk
C. able to cheesecake

3. Beth will need to park

A. in another part of the street
B. next door
C. in a car park down the road

Hi, Beth. Do you fancy coming round to dinner sometime this week?
That’s sounds lovely I’m pretty busy at the start of the week but I’m free on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening.
Great. Let’s make it Friday at 7pm then.
Oh sorry, I’ve just remembered that I’ve got a meeting on Friday and won’t finish until at least 6 so there’s no way I’ll make it for 7.
Shall we make it half past 7 then? Would that be better?
Yes. I’m sure I’ll be able to make it for then.
I was thinking of doing a chicken roast with cheesecake to follow. Is that ok or are you vegetarian again?
Well, I did go through a vegetarian period a while ago but I’m not veggie anymore. However I have just discovered that I’m lactose intolerant so I have to avoid any milk products which means I’ll have to pass on the cheesecake I’m afraid.
Oh that’s alright. I’ll just do something else for dessert then.
Great. Sorry to be a bother.
Don’t worry it’s absolutely fine. Oh by the way, you’ll need to park a quite a few doors down because there’s building work going on next door and our part of the road is occupied.
Ok, thanks for letting me know. See you Friday.
1. C
2. B
‘… I’m lactose intolerant so I have to avoid any milk products…’
The answer can’t be C because Beth says ‘…I’ll have to pass on the cheesecake..’ and this means she must say no to the cheesecake.
3. A
‘…you’ll need to park a quite a few doors down..’ because ‘…our part of the road is occupied .’ and this means further down in another part of the street.



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    • Thanks for your message. Rehabilitation isn’t an issue for me. The main problem is reducing the severity of my illness – and that just takes time – a long time. But I appreciate your offer and concern. Stay safe !! 🙂

  2. Finally I answered it all right 😭

  3. Hi Liz,

    Thanks for unreserved help. I truly appreciate.
    Those your audios in SoundCloud are not available when one tries to play them.
    Are there other way to get them bcos they are really helpful.

    Kind regard

    • IT might be due to your internet connection. Try using a different device or a different internet.

    • Hi,
      If you are using chrome browser then please clear cache. And reopen the tab. If still facing problem then open this tab in incognito where it will not save any cookies which in turn will load everything from scratch.
      Do well!!!

  4. Ammar Hdaifeh says

    Nice, the last question was the Hardest 🙁

  5. Hi Liz – I have practiced on all the above topics. Does this cover all the difficulty levels of the Listening exam?

    • These are exercises, not tests. You need to get the IELTS Cambridge test books which are real tests published by IELTS so you can get used to the real level of the test.

  6. Hi Liz,

    First of all thank you for all your lessons. Your videos and practice tests are really helping me a lot. I have a doubt in question number 3. I was confused between options a and c. Can you please explain me why the correct answer will not be (c). a car park down the road.



    • “a car park” is a noun which is a usually a place designated for people to park their cars. The listening lessons does not say anything at all about using a car park. The recording does talk about parking a car – the word “park” is used as a verb, not a noun. You need to learn the difference between parking a car on a street and a car park.

  7. Mitchell Unkn says

    After I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now every time a comment is added I get four emails with the identical comment. Is there any method you possibly can remove me from that service? Thanks!

  8. Hi! Great material! TKY. How can I know the level for this activity? First time with IELTS for me…

  9. why it is so hard for me to catch every single word .I think listening will be my big obstacle than any other skill . what’s to do ??

    • That is the problem. You are trying to catch every word. Don’t. Your aim isn’t to catch every word. Your aim is to listen for answers.

  10. Thank you for the practice test.

  11. Dear liz
    Thank you for your awesome videos, I am getting ready for IELTS exam and I find your teaching really helpful. I want to practice more about every lesson but I only found one practice for example for Multiple choice questions.
    i need more practice about it. can you help me please??? i do not know where can i found more practice that be standard and good to practice.

  12. Klint Gino Cutarra says

    My result(s) – I also got tricked with Q3. So sad.

    Thanks Liz and more powers!

  13. hello liz,
    can you please help me with videos about tables, diagram and charts. I am lost with these types of questions, and really thank you for this blog its wonderful


    Thanks Liz, Im very grateful with you. Your web site is incredible. I will present the IELTS on July 30th and if I got a good band score is for your enormous help. I feel confident in listening, writting and reading, but sometimes the words don´t come out in speaking 🙁

  15. Santosh kumar says

    Dear Liz,
    I’m just to the world of IELTS and luckily got your blog at early, and now i am quit confident to stick here – not to wander.
    I am highly thankful to you and yours generosity.

    Santosh Kumar

    Thank you for all this…

  17. Thanks Liz..I just started following your lessons..They help me alot

  18. thank u so much, we have very useful tools from your website

  19. v. good strategies

  20. Kim TaeYeon says

    Yahhhh Liz
    Super thanks.You help a lot of people who are struggling with ieltssss

  21. Kim TaeYeon says

    Yahhhh Liz
    Super thanks.You help a lot of people who are struggling with ieltssss

  22. Hey!
    “which is means I’ll have to pass on the cheesecake I’m affraid”
    should be ” Which means …” no “is” right?
    sorry to be a bother 🙂

  23. hi Liz
    haw i can improve my listening skills?

    • Please see my tips lesson. Go through question types and paraphrasing and identifying key words.
      All the best

  24. Hi Liz,
    Thanks for all the useful lessons. I have been getting 6.5 in listening 🙁 would you please advice how can I improve my listening. I have an exam pretty soon. Thanks for your help.

    • Make sure you write a list of paraphrases which are used in all listening exercises. Having good paraphrasing skills is essential for IELTS. Go through the answers in all lessons carefully to make sure you see the paraphrases and understand how IELTS test your language skills. Have a strategy for all question types in listening. Work on improving your skills for section 1 to aim for about 9 correct answers. Sections 1 and 2 should have more answers correct than 3 and 4. In academic listening, work on following the recording and keeping your place.
      Good luck

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