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Sunday, 2 April 2017

IELTS LISTENING PRACTICE TEST - 12

IELTS LISTENING PRACTICE TEST





SECTION 1
Questions 1-10
Complete the form below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Health club customer research
Example
Answer
Name:
Selina Thompson
Occupation:
1 ___________
Age group:
2 ___________
Type of membership:
3 ___________
Length of membership:
4 ___________ years
Why joined:
Recommended by a 5 _________
Visits to club per month:
Eight (on an average)
Facility used most:
6 ___________
Facility not used (If any):
Tennis courts
(because reluctant to 7 _______)
Suggestions for improvements:
Have more 8 ___________

Install 9 ___________ in the gym.

Open 10 ___________ later at weekends.


SECTION 2


Questions 11-16
You will hear a trainer giving a talk to people who want to learn outdoor survival skills.
Complete the flow chart below.
Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to questions 11-16.

A air        B ash        C earth        D grass

E sticks        F stones         G  water  

Making a steam pit
Dig a pit
Arrange a row of 11_________ over the pit.
Place 12_________ on top.
Light the wood and let it burn out.

Remove 13_________

Insert a stick.

Cover the pit with 14_________

Place wrapped food on top, and cover it with 15_________


Remove the stick and put 16_________ into the hole.

Questions 17-18
Choose TWO letters, A-E.Which TWO characteristics apply to the bamboo oven?
A   It’s suitable for windy weather.
B   The fire is lit below the bottom end of the bamboo.
C   The bamboo is cut into equal lengths.
D   The oven hangs from a stick.
E   It cooks food by steaming it.

Questions 19-20
Choose TWO letters, A-E.Which TWO pieces of advice does the speaker give about eating wild fungi?
A   Cooking doesn’t make poisonous fungi edible.
B   Edible wild fungi can be eaten without cooking.
C   Wild fungi are highly nutritious.
D   Some edible fungi look very similar to poisonous varieties.
E   Fungi which cannot be identified should only be eaten in small quantities.


SECTION 3


Questions 21-25
You will hear a woman called Phoebe, who is training to be a teacher, talking to her tutor, called Tony, about research she has done in a school.
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Research project on attitudes towards study

21    Phoebe’s main reason for choosing her topic was that
A   her classmates had been very interested in it.
B   it would help prepare her for her first teaching post.
C   she had been inspired by a particular book.

22    Phoebe’s main research question related to
A   the effect of teacher discipline.
B   the variety of learning activities.
C   levels of pupil confidence.

23    Phoebe was most surprised by her finding that
A   gender did not influence behaviour significantly.
B   girls were more negative about school than boys.
C   boys were more talkative than girls in class.

24    Regarding teaching, Phoebe says she has learned that
A   teachers should be flexible in their lesson planning.
B   brighter children learn from supporting weaker ones.
C   children vary from each other in unpredictable ways.

25    Tony is particularly impressed by Phoebe’s ability to
A   recognise the limitations of such small-scale research.
B   reflect on her own research experience in an interesting way.
C   design her research in such a way as to minimise difficulties.


Questions 26-30
What did Phoebe find difficult about the different research techniques she used?
Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter A-G, next to questions 26-30.

Difficulties
A Obtaining permission
B Deciding on a suitable focus
C Concentrating while gathering data
D Working collaboratively
E Processing data she had gathered
F Finding a suitable time to conduct the research
G Getting hold of suitable equipment

Research techniques
26      Observing lessons   __________
27      Interviewing teachers   __________
28      Interviewing pupils   __________
29      Using questionnaires   __________
30      Taking photographs __________


SECTION 4


Questions 31-40
You will hear an Environmental Studies student giving a presentation about his project on saving an endangered species of plant.

Complete the sentences below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Saving the juniper plant

Background
31   Juniper was one of the first plants to colonise Britain after the last  _________
32    Its smoke is virtually _________ , so juniper wood was used as fuel in illegal activities.
33    Oils from the plant were used to prevent _________  spreading.
34    Nowadays, its berries are widely used to ________  food and drink.

Ecology
35    Juniper plants also support several species of insects and   _________

Problems
36    In current juniper populations, ratios of the _________  are poor.
37    Many of the bushes in each group are of the same age so _________  of whole populations is rapid.

Solutions
38    Plantlife is trialling novel techniques across _________ areas of England.
39    One measure is to introduce _________  for seedlings.
40    A further step is to plant _________ from healthy bushes.

Answers

1. an accountant:
2. over 50:
3. family:
4. 9:
5. doctor:
6. swimming pool:
7. pay extra:
8. social events:
9. air conditioning:
10. the restaurant:
11. sticks:
12. stones:
13. ash:
14. grass:
15. earth:
16. water:
17. B OR E IN EITHER ORDER:
18. B OR E IN EITHER ORDER:
19. A OR D IN EITHER ORDER:
20. A OR D IN EITHER ORDER:
21. C:
22. A:
23. B:
24. A:
25. B:
26. E:
27. G:
28. A:
29. D:
30. B:
31. ice age:
32. invisible:
33. infections:
34. flavour:
35. fungus/fungi:
36. sexes:
37. extinction:
38. lowland:
39. shelters:
40. cuttings: