Map Completion for IELTS Listening

You may have to fill in points on a map in IELTS listening section2. This means you will be given a picture of a map to complete. When you must decide the answers to numbers on a map, the answer will come in order but that doesn’t mean it will be simple.

Always prepare the map by looking at the locations of each number and predicting what language you might hear to find the answers. Make sure you check the title of the map to help you predict answers and language.

Map Completion

Complete the map below using no more than two words for each question.

Bedford Surgery

Map Building Plan

Transcript

Welcome to the Bedford Doctor’s Surgery. As you are a new patient, please listen to the information about our practice to learn about our surgery and the facilities available. To enter our surgery you will need to go up the stairs to the first floor so if you are disabled and need wheelchair access, you will need to call us to organize this. Once you enter the surgery, please go straight to the reception room on the left and sign in with our receptionist. You’ll also be able to wait for the doctor here. If you need the toilets, you’ll have to go back down to the ground floor which isn’t shown on the map and belong to the company renting that floor. If you have a large bag or a coat, you may want to leave them in the cloakroom which is located at the other end of the building. For the cloakroom, turn right once you get up the stairs and go straight ahead, it’s a small room at the end of the corridor.

The two doctor’s surgeries are situated just to the right of the stairs both with a lovely view over the town, one of them used to be the old waiting room. We also have a radiology unit which is next to the cloakroom and a laboratory for blood work just beyond the radiology unit. For patients who will be traveling by bus, there’s a bus stop just a few doors away from the surgery and for those of you coming by car, please park outside our main doors.

Answers
1. reception / reception room (left of the stairs)
2. cloakroom (right of the stairs at the end. You must spell this correctly to get the answer)
3. surgery (directly right of the stairs – the speakers says two surgeries so this is for number 4 as well. The speaker said that one of them used to be a waiting room – this is in the past, not now – a typical IELTS trap).
4. surgery
5. radiology unit (next to the cloakroom – if you didn’t get cloakroom, then you will have a problem to get this correct. You will need both words for a correct answer)
6. laboratory (next to the radiology unit)

 

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Comments

  1. Liz, first of all, thank you for offering all this material free for us. It has been helping me a lot! I just would like to make sure if I hear correctly. When you’re talking about the cloakroom I think you say: “If you have a large bag or a coat …”, don’t you? If so, I think there is a itty-bitty mistake in the script.

    Thank you so much!

  2. Dear Liz

    I am confuse and want to confirm the duration between question in listening section.
    to read question before listening .

    Thanks & Regards

    • Please get the IELTS Cambridge Test books 1 to 10. They are real tests published by IELTS and will give you the length of time for preparing questions.
      Liz

  3. Thank you so much liz,you are the best,can doctor’s surgery be used for questions 3 and 4,instead of surgery?it was mentioned like that in the description.thank youuuu

  4. Hi Madam
    Your blog is so informative and helpful. I have a query ,is it an error if we answer as reception room ,cloak room, ,surgery room etc.

    Thank you,
    vidhu

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