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Sunday, 15 January 2017

IELTS LISTENING PRACTICE TEST - 6

IELTS LISTENING PRACTICE TEST

IELTS LISTENING PRACTICE TEST




SECTION 1
Questions 1-10
Complete the notes below.
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.


ENQUIRY ABOUT BOOKCASES

Example                                                   Answer
Number of bookcases available:            ...two...

Both bookcases
Width:
1 ___________ (cm)
Made of:
2___________
First bookcase
Cost:
3___________ pounds
Colour:
4___________
Number of shelves:
six (four are 5___________)
Second bookcase
Colour:
dark brown
Other features
- almost 80 years old
- has a 6___________at the bottom
- has glass 7___________
Cost:
8___________ pounds
Details of seller
Name: 
 Mrs 9___________
Address:
 41 Oak Rise. Stanton.

Questions 10
Choose the correct letter A. B or C.
Which map shows the correct location of the seller’s house?      


   
                            

SECTION 2
Questions 11-20
Questions 11-13

Complete the summary below.
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer. 





Charity Art Sale

The paintings will be displayed in the Star Gallery and in a nearby 11____________.

The sale of pictures will begin at 12____________ (pm) on Thursday, and there will be refreshments beforehand.

The money raised will all be used to help 13____________ children in New Zealand and other countries.



Questions 14-20
Complete the table below.
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Artist
Personal information
Type of painting
Don Studley
   daughter is recovering from a problem with her back
   self-taught artist
• pictures of the 14____________ of New Zealand
James Chang
•    originally from Taiwan
•    had a number of 15____________  there
   16____________ paintings
   strong colours
Natalie
Stevens
   has shown pictures in many countries
   is an artist and a website 17____________ 
   soft colours, various media
   mainly does 18____________ 
Christine Shin
   lived in New Zealand for 19____________ 
   Korean
   paintings are based on 20____________ 
   watercolours of New Zealand landscapes




SECTION 3
Questions 21-30
Questions 21-25

What instructions were the students given about their project?

A they must do this
B they can do this if they want to
C they can't do this

Write the correct letter A. B or C next to Questions 21-25.

21      Choose a writer from a list provided.                          
22       Get biographical information from the Internet
23       Study a collection of poems.                                     
24       Make a one-hour video.
25       Refer to key facts in the writer’s life.


Questions 26-30
Complete the notes below.
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.


Other requirements for the project

•  extract chosen from the author's work must reflect the 26 _________  of the author.

•  students must find sound effects and 27 _________  to match the texts they choose.

•  students must use a 28 _________  of computer software programs to make the video.

•  students must include information about the 29 _________  of all material


Criteria for assessment

•                completion of all components - 25%

•                30 ________ (must represent essence of author's work) - 50% artistic and technical design of video - 25%





SECTION 4
Questions 31-33
Choose the correct answer A. B or C

31    ’Extremophiles' are life forms that can live in
A   isolated areas.
B   hostile conditions.
C   new habitats.

32    The researchers think that some of the organisms they found in Antarctica are
A   new species.
B   ancient colonies.
C   types of insects.

33    The researchers were the first people to find life forms in Antarctica
A   in the soil.
 under the rock surface.
C   on the rocks. 

Questions 34-40
Complete the sentences below.
Write ONE WORD for each answer.


How the extremophiles survive

Access to the sun's heat can create a 34 ___________  for some organisms. The deeper the soil, the higher the
35 ___________  of salt. Salt can protect organisms against the effects of 36 ___________  even at very low temperatures.  
  
     All living things must have access to 37 ___________  water. Salt plays a part in the process of 38 ___________  which prevents freezing. The environment of 39 ___________ ##a is similar to the dry valleys of Antarctica. This research may provide evidence of the existence of extraterrestrial life forms and their possible 40 ___________  on other planets.


Answers

1. 75:    
2. wood:             
3. 15:    
4. cream:            
5. adjustable:    
6. cupboard:       :
7. doors:             
8. 95:    
9. Blake:              
10. B:    
11. cafĂ©:              
12. 7.30:              
13. (the) disabled:          
14. birds:             
15. (art) exhibitions:      
16. abstract:      
17. designer:     
18. portraits:     
19. two/2 years/yrs:      
20. photographs/photos:           
21. A:
22. C:
23. B:
24. C:
25. B:
26. interests and style/ style and interests
27. visuals:
28. range:
29. sources:
30. content:
31. B:
32. B:
33. A:
34. microclimate:
35. concentration:
36. frost:
37. liquid:
38. supercooling:
39. Mars:

40. locations: