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Map Listening Practice: Farm Layout

Below you will find a map listening practice lesson which has been created to help you practise for your IELTS listening test. This is based on the layout of a farm.

Instructions for map listening

  • Review the map
  • Pay attention to the position of the answers
  • Note words already given on the map
  • Locate north
  • Listen to key words and follow the order of information
  • Questions come in order

Please note, these are not IELTS tests. These are free listening lessons which I have created for you.

Map Listening: Farm Layout

Recording Audio

In the IELTS listening test, you can listen only once.

Answers & Transcript

Click to reveal the transcript, answers and a list of keywords. I suggest you use the transcript first to listen and read before checking your answers.

Click below:

Transcript

As you drive up the driveway you will immediately arrive in the parking area. You will see to your left the farmhouse where the farmer lives as you drive up and directly to the left of the parking area is the main shed. There are a number of smaller sheds located around the main shed which are not currently labelled on the map. In the northwest corner of the farm is a pasture area which is a wide grassy expanse. It provides rich organic grass for our cows and, along with other types of feed, gives us our organic status and key selling point.  From the parking area, you go east through the milk house, which is used daily, and then into the barn. This is where the cows are often sheltered. On the other side of the barn is the manure storage. To the north you will find the calf hutches which are located just beyond the maternity pens. Only 30% of our cows are used for breeding. In the bottom left corner of the barn is the loading chute. To the south are two circular areas, one of which is the feed storage and the other the deadstock area. We hope you will enjoy looking around our farm and learning about how we manage our cows.

Answers
  1. pasture area
  2. milk house
  3. maternity pens
  4. feed storage
Keywords

Knowing keywords for maps and building plans is essential for success in IELTS listening.

  • You will see to your left…
  • directly to the left of ….
  • located around
  • which are not currently labelled on the map
  • In the northwest corner
  • From the parking area, you go east
  • On the other side
  • To the north you will find
  • which are located just beyond….
  • In the bottom left corner of the barn
  • To the south are two circular areas

Adapted from royal.gov.uk

 

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Comments

  1. Prajim lama says:

    It is very helpful.

  2. S M Zahirul Islam says:

    Dear Liz,

    I would appreciate if you please answer my below questions:

    In the listening test, multiple choice questions answer is given as the following order:

    (a) White
    (b) Green
    (c) Black
    (d) Yellow

    And if the correct answer is c which is in lower case and if I transfer exactly c in lower case to the answer sheet then does this answer going to accept as a right answer?

    Secondly, in your listening tips video, you have mentioned answer given using Capital Letter in the answer sheet not going to accept, is that correct?

    Yours Sincerely,
    SM Zahirul Islam

    • My video does not say that. It says that capital letters don’t matter. This means you can write the answers as you wish. Most teachers recommend using ALL CAPITAL LETTERS FOR BOTH READING AND LISTENING ANSWERS.

  3. 1. Pasture area
    2. Milk house
    3. Maternity pans
    4. Feed storage

  4. Tran Tien says:

    Thanks Liz for useful vocabulary.

  5. Ankush Jain says:

    1. Missed it
    2. Milk House
    3. Maternity pens
    4. Feed Storage

  6. Olaleye Sunday says:

    1 Pasture Area
    2. Missed it
    3. Newest Storage
    4. Loading shield

    I could not hear very well. I still nedd more practice.

    Thank you Liz

  7. Dr tasin says:

    Pasture area,Milk storage, Maternity pins,Feed storage

  8. 1. Posture Area
    2. Milk house
    3.Maternity pins
    4.Feed storage

  9. 1.pasture area
    2.milk house.
    3. Maternity fence
    4. Feed storage

  10. 1) missed it
    2) Milk House
    3) Maternity Pens
    4) Feed Storage

  11. 1 PASTURE AREA
    2 MILK HOUSE
    3 MATERNITY PENCE
    4 FEED STORAGE

  12. 1. Pasture area
    2.milk house
    3.maternity pens
    4.feed storage

  13. I missed number 1
    2. milk house
    3. maternity pens
    4 feed storage

  14. 1. PASTURE AREA
    2. MILK HOUSE
    3. MATERNITY PENS
    4. FOOD STORAGE

    I AM REALLY CONFUSE EITHER FOOD OR FEED STORAGE WITH REGARDS WITH THE ACCENT

  15. HINA AFROZ says:

    1) pasture area
    2) milk house
    3) maternity pens
    4) feed storage

  16. 1.Posture Area
    2. Milk House
    3. Maternity pens
    4. Feed Storage

  17. PASTURE AREA
    MILK HOUSE
    MATERNITY PANS
    FEED STORAGE

  18. 1) Pasture Area
    Milk House
    Maternity Pens
    Feed Storage

  19. NAZRUL ISLAM says:

    1. POSTURE AREA
    2. MILK HOUSE
    3. MATERNITY PENS
    4.FEED STORAGE

  20. 1 PASTURE AREA
    2 MILK HOUSE
    3 MATERNITY PANS
    4 FEEDS STORAGE

  21. 1. PASTURR AREA
    2. MILK HOUSE
    3. MATERNITY PENS
    4. FEED STORAGE

    On my first attempt I only answered 4th. But after listening again, I found it. It’s been little bit hard for me.

  22. q1.pasture area
    Q2. milk house
    Q3. .maternity pens
    Q4.feed stirage

  23. Karma Cheki says:

    1.Pasture Area
    2. Milk house
    3. Maternity pens
    4. Feed storage

  24. PASTURE AREA
    MILK HOUSE
    MATERNITY PENS
    FEED STORAGE

  25. Mariana says:

    1) Pasture Area
    2) Milk House
    3) Maternity Pens
    4) Feed Storage

  26. Pasture area
    Milk house
    Maternity pen
    Feed storage

    Thanks Liz

  27. Rawia Obida says:

    1 PASTURE AREA.
    2 MILKHOUSE.
    3 MATERNITY PENS.
    4 FEED STORAGE.

  28. 1) PATCHED AREA
    2) MILK HOUSE
    3) MATERNITY PENS
    4) FEED STORAGE

  29. Mukesh kumar says:

    1 Pasture area
    2 Milk house
    3 Maternity house
    4 Feed storage

  30. 1. Pasture area
    2. Milk house
    3. Maternity pens
    4. Feeds storage

  31. Sophie Berna Nalwadda says:

    1. PASTURE AREA
    2.MILK HOUSE
    3.MATERNITY PENS
    4.FEED STORAGE

  32. Prashant says:

    1. Pasture area
    2. Milk house
    3. Maternity Pens
    4. Feed Storage

    I had to read it twice, but the second time i realized I am trying to multitask way to much if I listen carefully I should be able to do this. not scoring good yet.

  33. Ketty Kuyokwa Mundia says:

    1)pasture area
    2)milk pens
    3)maternity pens
    4)Feed storage

  34. Mahua Mandal says:

    1) Pasture area
    2) Milkhouse
    3)Maternity peens
    4)Feed storage

  35. 1.pasture area
    2.milk house
    3. Maternity pens
    4. Feeds storage

  36. 1. Posture Area
    2. Milk House
    3. Maternity Pens
    4. Feed Storage

  37. Maqsood Ali says:

    1. Pasture Area
    2. Milk house
    3. Maternity pens
    4. Feed storage

    But I had to listen two three time to answer I never had issue in understanding the accent but still I always fails to score 8 band especially due to inability to score in multiple choice and map question

  38. Rajat Khosla says:

    1. Pasture Area
    2. Milk House
    3. Maternity bins
    4. Feed Storage

  39. Michael Adaku says:

    Farm house, Pasteur area, maternity pen, food storage

  40. Vasanth says:

    1.Pasture Area
    2.Milk House
    3.Maternity Centre
    4.Feed storage

  41. Michael Adaku says:

    Farm house
    Pasteur area
    Maternity tent
    Food storage

  42. Nakisani Mpindiwa says:

    1.PASTEUR AREA
    2.MILK HOUSE
    3.MATERNITY PENS
    4.FEED STORAGE

  43. Fayza akter says:

    1-pasteur area
    2-Milk house
    3-Maternity pans
    4-Feed storage

  44. 1. Pasture area
    2. Milk house
    3. Maternity pens
    4. Feed storage

  45. Hoàng Thị Quyên says:

    1. glass area
    2. milk house
    3. New station
    4. Feed storage

    Hi Liz, the lesson is so difficul for me, i’m not sure about my ansưer, plase help me

  46. Pir Khurram Rashdi says:

    1. Pasture Area
    2. Milk House
    3. Maternity House
    4. Feed Storage

  47. Oluwayemi says:

    1 Pasture house
    2 Milk house
    3 Maternity pens
    4 Field storage

  48. Oyindamola says:

    1.Pasture area.
    2.Milk house.
    3.Maternity pens.
    4.Feed storage.

  49. 1. Pasture Area
    2. Milk House
    3. Maternity pens
    4. Feed storage

  50. Tejal Gala says:

    1. Pasture Area
    2. Milk House
    3. Maternity Fence
    4. Feed Storage.

  51. Rachel Onno says:

    Pasture Area
    Milk House
    Maternity Pens
    Feed Storage

  52. Rajesh Chilveri says:

    1. Pasture Area
    2. Milk House
    3. Maternity Pens
    4. Feed storage

  53. Asmita Vagal says:

    1.Pasture Areas
    2.Milk House
    3.Maternity Pence
    4.Feed Storage

  54. 1. Pasteur Area
    2. Milk House
    3.Maternity Pens
    4. Feed Storage

  55. 1. Pasture Area
    2. Milk House
    3. Maternity Pens
    4. Feeds Storage

  56. Patience Kuutsi says:

    Pasture area
    Milk house
    Maternity pans
    Feeds storage

  57. Patience Kuutsi says:

    1.PASTURE AREA
    2.MILK HOUSE
    3.MARTENITY PANS
    4.FEED STORAGE

  58. jonnycage says:

    1.pasture area
    2.Milk house
    3.Maternity house
    4.food storage

  59. jonnycage says:

    1.Pasture area
    2.Milk house
    3.Maternity pans
    4.food storage

  60. 1. Pasture area
    2. Milk house
    3. Maternity pens
    4. Feed storage

  61. Faruk Rana says:

    1. pasture area
    2.milk house
    3. maternity pens
    4. feed storage

  62. 1 PASTURE AREA
    2 MILKHOUSE
    3 MATERNITY PANS
    4 FOOD STORAGE

  63. 1. Pasture area
    2. Milk house
    3. Maternity pens
    4. Feed storage

  64. Shabin Ebenezer James says:

    1. Pasture Area
    2. Milk House
    3. Maternity Fence
    4. Feed Storage

  65. Mahjabin says:

    1.pasture area
    2.milk house
    3.maternity fence
    4.feed storage

  66. 1. Farm house
    2. Pasture area
    3. Maternity pens
    4. Feed storage.

  67. 1.pasture area
    2.milk house
    3.montanity pens
    4.feed storage

  68. Janet Ogbogho says:

    1. Pasture area.

    2. Loading shed.

    3.Maternity pence.

    4. Feeding storage.

  69. Erdachew Yitagesu says:

    1. pasture area
    2. manure store
    3. maternity pen
    4. feed storage

  70. 1. pasture area
    2. milk house
    3.maternity pens
    4. feed storage

  71. Amritpal singh says:

    1.Pasture area
    2.Milk house
    3.Matenity pences
    4.Feed storage

  72. Atar Kharoud says:

    1 PASTURE AREA
    2 MILK HOUSE
    3 MATERNITY PENS
    4 FEED STORAGE

  73. pasture area
    milk house
    maternity house
    feed storage

    To be honest I do repeated several times

  74. 1.Pasture Area
    2.Milk area
    3. Maternity Area
    4 .Feed Storage

  75. 1. Pasture area
    2. Milk house
    3. Maternity fence
    4. Feed storage

  76. Nana Yaw says:

    1. PASTURE AREA
    2. MILK HOUSE
    3. MATERNITY PENS
    4. FEED STORAGE
    But i didn’t listen once, i had to listen like three times to get the answers

  77. 1-Farm house
    2-Pasture area
    3- metarnity pens
    4-feed storage

  78. 01). Pasture Area
    02). Milk House
    03). Maternity Fence
    04). Feed Storage

  79. Adetokunbo Aderonke says:

    1. Pasture
    2. Milk house
    3. Maternity pen
    4. Feeds storage

  80. Viral Rana says:

    1) pasture area
    2) storage
    3) Maternity pans
    4) Feed storage

  81. 1. pasture area
    2. milk house
    3. maternity pens
    4. food storage

  82. July 10,2018.
    1.pasture area
    2.Milk House
    3.Maternity Pens
    4.Feed Storage

  83. 1)MAIN SHADE
    2)MILKHOUSE
    3)MATERNITY PENS
    4)FEED STORAGE

  84. 1. pasture area
    2. milk house
    3. maternity pens
    4. food storage

  85. Zachary Odero Oguta says:

    1)Pasture area
    2)Main shed
    3)Maternity pens
    4)Feed storage

  86. 1)Pasture area
    2)Main shed
    3)Maternity pens
    4)feed storage

  87. 1. Pasture area
    2. Milk house
    3. Maternity fence
    4. Feed storage

  88. 1. Pasture Area
    2. Milk House
    3. Maternity Pen
    4. Feed Storage

  89. Thank you Liz, I have just passed the IELTS text with score 7. Thank for all your free resources and tips!

  90. Answers
    1.Main shield

    Manure Store
    3.Maternity paints
    4.Field Storage

  91. 1. Pasture Area
    2. Milk house
    3.Manure storage
    4.Loading shoot

  92. Ludylyn says:

    1. Pasture area
    2. Milk house
    3. Maternity pens
    4. Feeds storage

  93. Mihir Parmar says:

    1) Pesture Area
    2) Milk House
    3) Maternity Piens
    4) Feed Storage

  94. 1. Pasture area
    2. Milk house
    3. Maternity pens
    4.feed storage

  95. 1) main shed not small shed

  96. 1 pasture area
    2 milk house
    3mannual storage
    4 feed storage

  97. Mahesh Dutt says:

    1. Pasture Area
    2. Milkhouse
    3. Maternity Panels
    4. Feed store

  98. Danny Nimo says:

    1.main shed
    2.milk house
    3.maternity pen
    4.feed storage

  99. Darshan Kachhadiya says:

    1. Pasture Area
    2. Milk Area
    3. Maternity pens
    4. Field Storage

  100. 1. Pasture area.
    2. Milk house.
    3. Maternity barn.
    4. Feed storage.

  101. 1) small sheds 2) organic pasture 3) maternity pens 4)feed storage

  102. Shivali says:

    1) pastured area
    2) milk house
    3) maternity barn
    4) wheat storage

  103. 1.Pasteur area
    2.Milk house
    3.Maternity pens
    4.Feed storage

  104. Kristie says:

    1. Small (er) sheds
    2. Milk House
    3. Maternity Pens
    4. Feed Storage

  105. michelle okiei says:

    1) Pasture area
    2) Milk house
    3) Maternity pens
    4) Feed storage

  106. 1. Pasture area
    2. Milk House
    3. Maternity pens
    4. Feed Storage

  107. 1. Pasture Area
    2. Milk House
    3. Feed Storage
    4. Maternity Pens

  108. 1) pasture area
    2) milk house
    3) maternity pens
    4) feed storage

  109. Shinny Karuthedath mani says:

    1.pastur area
    2.mainshead
    3.maternity fence
    4.feeding store

  110. Ruchi H Shah says:

    1. Wide grassy expanse
    2. Milk house
    3. Maternity panel
    4. Feed storage

  111. Robin singh says:

    1.FARMHOUSE
    2.MILK HOUSE
    3.MATERNITY PANS
    4.FEED STORAGE

  112. Dr. Elsayed Madbouly says:

    Thank you Liz for your help. You are a great help to those who care about IELTS.

  113. 1. Pasture area
    2. Shelter
    3. Maternity plane
    4. Feed storage

  114. 1. Pasture Area
    2. Milkhouse
    3. Maternity Pens
    4. Feed Storage

  115. 1.Pasture area
    2.Milk house
    3.Maternity fence
    4.Feed storage

  116. BEN MAINZA CHINDOLO says:

    1.pasture area
    2.milk house
    3.loading shed
    4.feed storage

  117. Parmeet kaur says:

    1.pasture area
    2. Mok house
    3. Maternity bins
    4. Feed storage

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