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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

IELTS PRACTICE TEST - 22

IELTS PRACTICE TEST


SECTION 1


Questions 1-10
Questions 1-7

Complete the table below.
Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer

Event
Cost
Venue
Notes
Jazz
band
Example
Tickets available
for £15
The 1__________ school
Also appearing:
Carolyn Hart (plays the 2__________)
Duck
races
£1 per duck
Start behind
the 3__________
Prize: tickets for 4__________
held at the end of the festival.
Ducks can be bought in the 5__________
Flower
show
Free
6__________ Hall
Prizes presented at 5 pm
by a well-known 7__________


Questions 8-10
Who is each play suitable for?
Write the correct letter, A, B or C, next to Questions 8-10.

A    mainly for children
B    mainly for adults
C    suitable for people of all ages
  
Plays
8    The Mystery of Muldoon __________
9    Fire and Flood__________
10    Silly Sailor__________

SECTION 2
Questions 11-20
Questions 11-16
What does the speaker say about each of the following collections?
Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to Questions 11-16.

Comments
A was given by one person
B was recently publicised in the media
C includes some items given by members of the public
D includes some items given by the artists
E includes the most popular exhibits in the museum
F is the largest of its kind in the country
G has had some of its contents relocated
  
Collections
11    20th- and 21st-century paintings
12    19th-century paintings
13    Sculptures
14    ‘Around the world’ exhibition
15    Coins
16    Porcelain and glass

Questions 17-20 
Label the plan below.
Write the correct letter, A-H, next to Questions 17-20.

Basement of museum

17     restaurant                            ___________
18     cafĂ©                                       ___________
19     baby-changing facilities     ___________
20     cloakroom                            ___________



SECTION 3

Questions 21-30
Questions 21 and 22
Choose TWO letters,    A-E.
Which TWO characteristics were shared by the subjects of Joanna’s psychology study?

A   They had all won prizes for their music.
B   They had all made music recordings.
C   They were all under 27 years old.
D   They had all toured internationally.
E   They all played a string instrument

Questions 23 and 24
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO points does Joanna make about her use of telephone interviews?
A   It meant rich data could be collected.
B   It allowed the involvement of top performers.
C   It led to a stressful atmosphere at times.
D   It meant interview times had to be limited.
E   It caused some technical problems.

Questions 25 and 26
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO topics did Joanna originally intend to investigate in her research?
A   regulations concerning concert dress
B   audience reactions to the dress of performers
C   changes in performer attitudes to concert dress
 how choice of dress relates to performer roles
E   links between musical instrument and dress choice

Questions 27-30
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.
27    Joanna concentrated on women performers because
A   women are more influenced by fashion.
 women’s dress has led to more controversy.
C   women’s code of dress is less strict than men’s.

28    Mike Frost’s article suggests that in popular music, women’s dress is affected by
A   their wish to be taken seriously.
B   their tendency to copy each other.
C   their reaction to the masculine nature of the music.

29    What did Joanna’s subjects say about the audience at a performance?
A   The musicians’ choice of clothing is linked to respect for the audience.
B   The clothing should not distract the audience from the music.
C   The audience should make the effort to dress appropriately.

30    According to the speakers, musicians could learn from sports scientists about
A   the importance of clothing for physical freedom.
B   the part played by clothing in improving performance.
C   the way clothing may protect against physical injury.


SECTION 4
Questions 31-40
Complete the notes below.
Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.


The use of soil to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

Rattan Lal:
•    Claims that 13% of C02 in the atmosphere could be absorbed by agricultural soils
•    Erosion is more likely in soil that is 31_________
•    Lal found soil in Africa that was very 32_________
•    It was suggested that carbon from soil was entering the atmosphere

Soil and carbon:
•    plants turn C02 from the air into carbon-based substances such as 33_________
•    some C02 moves from the 34_________ of plants to microbes in the soil
•    carbon was lost from the soil when agriculture was invented

Regenerative agriculture:
•    uses established practices to make sure soil remains fertile and 35_________
•    e.g. through year-round planting and increasing the 36_________ plants that are grown

California study:
•    taking place on a big 37_________ farm
•    uses compost made from waste from agriculture and 38_________

Australia study:
•    aims to increase soil carbon by using 39_________ that are always green

Future developments may include:
•    reducing the amount of fertilizer used in farming
•    giving farmers 40_________ for carbon storage, as well as their produce


ANSWERS
1. secondary:
2. flute:
3. cinema:
4. concert:
5. market:
6. Bythwaite:
7. actor:
8. A:
9. B:
10. C:
11. E:
12. D:
13. G:
14. B:
15. C:
16. A:
17. F:
18. H:
19. C:
20. B:
21. B,D IN EITHER ORDER:
22. B,D IN EITHER ORDER:
23. A,B IN EITHER ORDER:
24. A,B IN EITHER ORDER:
25. B,E IN EITHER ORDER:
26. B,E IN EITHER ORDER:
27. C:
28. A:
29. A:
30. C:
31. dry:
32. hard:
33. sugar/sugars:
34. roots:
35. moist/damp/wet:
36. variety of:
37. cattle:
38. gardens/gardening:
39. grasses:

40. payment/payments / money: