IELTS Listening; Table Completion Practice

The questions below require you to complete a table and are typical of section 2 in IELTS listening. You need to prepare the columns and rows in the table before you listen in order to predict paraphrasing as well as the type of answer you need to listen for.

Filling in a table is a question type that can come in all sections of the test. The key to tables is to remember that the answers will all come in order so follow the information in the table.

Table Completion

Questions 6-10
Write no more than two words and / or numbers

London Attractions

Name of Place Adult Price          Child Price (below the age of 5) Opening Times 
Hampton Court Palace  £ 16.50 (6)…………………. (7) ………….to ……….
Madame Tussauds (8) ………….. (9) ………………. (10) 9.30am to ……….


London has uncountable attractions for first time visitors but for those of you looking for interest and history, Hampton Court Palace and Madame Tussauds are unmissable. Hampton Court Palace, which was the favourite royal residence of Henry VIII, boasts 60 acres of formal gardens as well as the famous maze and Great Vine. For adults the price for an entry ticket is 16.50 but a child’s ticket is 8.25 although if your child is under 5, it’s free. If you are only interested in the gardens rather than entering the court itself, then you can get a garden ticket only. It opens daily at 10 in the morning, last admissions are at 5pm and closing time is at 6.

Another popular favorite place to put on your London itinerary is Madame Tussauds. Filled with life size wax models of celebrities, there are 14 interactive zones as well as the amazing Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie experience. Why don’t you take a walk down the red carpet and strike a pose next your favourite film star. Tickets are 28.00 for an adult and 22.50 for all children. That may sound like a steep price but it really is a once-in-a-life-time experience. Doors open at 9.30 each morning and close at 5.30pm.

6. free
7. 10am   6pm (you need both answers correct)
8. £28.00
9. £22.50
10. 5.30pm



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  1. Hi, Liz! Is it possible to download the treck to the listening – table completion practice – London attractions?

    • See my main listening page:

      • Hello, Liz! I’ve seen your main listening page, but, unfortunately, I haven’t found the link for downloadind the audio treck for the listening practice: Table completion – London Attractions. How can I get it? Could you share it if it is possible, please?
        As I understood it is for online practice. However I need to download the audio treck in order to let my students practice it without the Internet access.
        Please, help me.
        Thank you in advance

        • Audio track, I mean, sorry for misspelling

        • Sorry. I didn’t released you wanted to download. My materials can’t be downloaded, they need to be used while you are online. I hope to make teaching materials for downloading later next year – you’ll need to be patient 🙂

  2. Klint Gino Cutarra says:

    My result(s) – I got it perfect!

    Thanks Liz and more powers!

  3. Hello Liz
    I,m frantic. Only half of the questions are given in your lesson but when I look at at the answer they are given in full.In this lesson(London attraction)i can only see the table.kindly help me out.

    • I don’t actually understand what you mean. Can you write your comment again in full with examples so I can understand you.

  4. Hello Liz, first of all, thank you for sharing your blog, it’s so helpful !!!
    I have a question: do the answers come in the order for the listening test?
    Thanks a lot !

    • The answers always follow the numbers of the questions. So the answer to question 1 will come before the answer to question 2.

  5. Sorry, but how should I understand the task №6 – Child price (below the age of 5) ?
    According to transcription “child’s ticket is 8,25 although if your child is under 5, it’s free”
    …so my answer is “8,25 (free)”, means 8,25 – child price (below the age of 5 – free)! Is it incorrect?
    Are such questions, which might be interpreted in different ways, common for IELTS?

    • The table clearly shows that you must give the price of a child under 5 years old. That means only one answer is possible. Yes, IELTS will test you on your ability to follow instructions in all parts of the test. It can be quite tricky.

  6. Hi Liz,

    Awesome exercise! =’) I got them all!! however, just a bit question I wrote “28 pounds” and “22.50 pounds” will it be mark as wrong? or I should wrote in pound sign?

    Thanks a lot Liz..

  7. Hi Liz,
    Could you please clarify a doubt. Generally If a question has two answers as given for 7th question or in any form, Which one we need to use to separate the answers on the answer sheet – Comma or space or Slash.
    Is there any rule/chance if it varies according to the question type.
    I also believe that there should be a space in between AM/PM and the actual numbers(for time) for 2nd and last question. Please correct me if I am wrong. Does it matter?


  8. Hey Liz,
    Thank you for all the effort.
    I didn’t know it was your voice.
    Its awesome 🙂

  9. HiLiz,
    For question #7 I wrote 10.00am 6.00pm. Is it still consider right answer or should be only 10am 6 pm?

  10. Joaquín Béjares says:

    Hi Liz,
    Is it ok if I answered 10:00 to 18:00 rather than using am and pm?

  11. Shankha Roy says:

    Is it plausible to write ‘0’ instead of free ? .. the symbol of GBP is existing in the question

  12. I was just wondering if full stop (.) is also an acceptable way of writing the time, 5.30pm. This is because I’ve been used to write it using colon (:), 5:30pm.

    Thanks heaps.

  13. hi Ms.Liz,
    Your teaching videos are very useful and informative.however i would like to focus more with my general training module practice test since i will be taking that test my first week of December this year.i hope you can send me sample videos for the general training module for Ielts.
    thank you so much

  14. Liz mam
    I appeared for ielts test recently. In sec 2 table completion task the heading of column was location. Most of the answers were also name of a place like kitchen, canteen, store. In one question speaker said ‘receptionist’ in recording but i wrote reception coz reception is location. Receptionist cant be location.

    Is it correct

    • Words written for answers should not be altered. That means the form of the word can’t change. However, you are also right that “receptionist” is a person not a place. It means you might have misheard the answer. But I’m glad you realise the correct technique for filling in tables 🙂
      All the best

      • Thanks Liz but am sure i heard the word receptionist. Infact my other friend also heard the same. We both are confused on this. The sentence speaker sais was ‘ to collect the keys you should go to the receptionist’

        • Unfortunately, I can only tell you the rules of IELTS but I can’t help further without hearing the audio. Good luck with your results!
          All the best

  15. Hello Liz,

    Is it okay if I write 10am 6pm rather than 10am / 6pm for question number 7 ?

  16. Hello Liz,

    Thank you for such wonderful practice sessions.

    The audio says “for child under 5, it’s free”. For question six, there is pound sign. Shouldnt the answer be zero instead of free? Zero pounds sounds more appealing than free pounds. Please do let me know if I’m right on this. Thank you.

  17. Hi Liz. I got 5/5. I hope I could do the same when my exam comes. My IELTS exam will be on Saturday.

  18. Greetings!
    If I may I would like to ask about ‘once-in-a-life-time’
    is it “lifetime” or ” life time” or is it same? Let’s take “gunpowder” for example, is it wrong if I write ” gun powder”?
    Does the IELTS take this into account? If someone writes “some one” instead of “someone”, is it counted wrong?


  19. Hi Liz,
    just one question
    i wrote in number (8) 28 ,not 28.00
    in your opinion , it could be count as a write answer
    because I am trying to figure out my mistakes

  20. hari pathak says:

    Voice, tone and frequency of your speaking is like international and everyone can get what you are trying to deliver. But in real test, we usually doesn’t get as understandable as yours sample. If we face same as yours then I think everyone will get more than band 7 by studying with your site.

  21. Hello mam ,, in these practice tests am almost getting all the answers right I in fact have practiced all d Ielts Cambridge practice lessons before taking Ielts exam,last month..but when I practiced, I neve got more than 10 mistakes n so I expected to get at least 6.5 in the exam ,,,,but surprisingly I got jus 5.5 because of which I am having to write the exam again
    Could u please give me any suggestions for this ,,,
    Thanq so much for ur great efforts……

    • You will need to find where your problem lies. It might be in vocabulary, it might be due to the topics given in the exam, it might be your level of English, it might be the way you tackle questions. You need to practice and spend time discovering what problems you have. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you because I don’t teach you. So, you will need to figure it out.
      All the best

  22. Tinh Nguyen says:

    Dear Liz,

    For the answer number 6, I heard from the audio that it is free for children below the age of 5. However, it made me confused because of “£”, i thought that it should be a number here and therefore I wrote “£0” instead of “free”. Please let me know whether it is correct or not.
    Thanks Liz
    All the bét,

    • It would probably be marked wrong because you must take the word from the recording rather than from your understanding of the meaning. So, you would probably need to write the word “free”.
      All the best

  23. Hi Liz,
    I would like to ask about this section.The instruction says:Write no more 2 words and or numbers” but most of the answers have more than 2 numbers and words such as 22.50 , 5:30pm. Please clarify this for me .
    Thank you so much in advanced!

    • Hi,

      When we say that a number counts for one word, it means the whole number, not the digits. 22.50 is one complete number, it is not 4 numbers.

  24. I got 4 out of 5 but I disagree with the table because it says Children 5 years old, how am I supposed to know whether it is under or not?

    Liz I really appreciate all your effort to help us all. Thanks again for all your help.

    Yours Sincelrey


    • Hi,

      In the audio you will hear that for the first question about children, it says “if your child is 5 years old or under it’s free” and in the second question about children, it says “for all children”.

      If you take a look under the audio box, you will be able to find the transcript of the recording. Click it to open and you’ll be able to see exactly what is said.
      All the best

  25. Hi Liz, Thank you for a very useful listening tips and sample lesson . I really love your voice . Its so sweet, clear and smooth.

  26. i got 4 out of 5. it was a fair test. thanks to you liz.

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