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Sunday, 2 April 2017

IELTS LISTENING PRACTICE TEST - 14

IELTS LISTENING PRACTICE TEST

SECTION 1

Questions 1-10

Complete the notes below.
Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD OR A NUMBER for each answer

 Car for sale (Mini)
Example
Age of car: just under 13 years old

Colour: 1_________

Mileage
 2_________
Previous owner was a 3_________
Current owner has used car mainly for 4_________

Price: may accept offers from 5 £_________
(Note: 6_________not due for 5 months)

Condition:
good (recently serviced)
Will need a new 7_________soon
Minor problem with a 8_________

Viewing
Agreed to view the car on 9_________a.m.
Address: 233, 10_________Road.


SECTION 2

Questions 11-14

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

11    The Treloar Valley passenger ferry
A   usually starts services in April.
B   departs at the same time each day.
C   is the main means of transport for local villagers.

12    What does the speaker say about the river cruise?
A   It can be combined with a train journey.
B   It’s unsuitable for people who have walking difficulties.
C   The return journey takes up to four hours.

13    What information is given about train services in the area?
A   Trains run non-stop between Calton and Plymouth.
B   One section of the rail track is raised.
C   Bookings can be made by telephone or the Internet.

14    The ‘Rover’ bus ticket
A   can be used for up to five journeys a day.
B   is valid for weekend travel only.
C   has recently gone down in price.


Questions 15-20
Label the map below.




Write the correct letter, A-H, next to questions 15-20.
15      Bus stop   ________
16      Car park    ________
17      Museum    ________
18      Mill    ________
19      Potter’s studio    ________
20      Cafe    ________



SECTION 3

Questions 21-24

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Advice on writing a dissertation

21    What does Howard say about the experience of writing his dissertation?
A   It was difficult in unexpected ways.
B   It was more enjoyable than he’d anticipated.
C   It helped him understand previous course work.

22    What is Joanne most worried about?
A   Finding enough material.
B   Missing deadlines.
C   Writing too much.

23    What does Howard say was his main worry a year previously?
A   Forgetting what he’d read about.
B   Not understanding what he’d read.
C   Taking such a long time to read each book.

24    What motivated Howard to start writing his dissertation?
A   Talking to his tutor about his problems.
B   Seeing an inspirational TV show.
C   Reading a controversial journal article.

Questions 25-26
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
What TWO things does Howard advise Joanne to do in the first month of tutorials?
A   See her tutor every week.
 Review all the module booklists.
C   Buy all the key books.
 Write full references for everything she reads.
E   Write a draft of the first chapter.

Questions 27-28
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
What TWO things does Howard say about library provision?
A   Staff are particularly helpful to undergraduates.
B   Inter-library loans are very reliable.
C   Students can borrow extra books when writing a dissertation.
 Staff recommend relevant old dissertations.
E   It’s difficult to access electronic resources.

Questions 29-30
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
What TWO things does Joanne agree to discuss with her tutor?
A   The best ways to collaborate with other students.
B   Who to get help from during college vacations.
C   The best way to present the research.
D   Whether she can use web sources.
E   How to manage her study time.


SECTION 4

Questions 31-40

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

Expertise in creative writing

Background - researcher had previously studied 31________
Had initial idea for research - inspired by a book (the 32________of a famous novelist).
Posed initial question - why do some people become experts whilst others don't?
Read expertise research in different fields.
Avoided studies conducted in a 33________ because too controlled.
Most helpful studies-research into 34________ e.g. waiting tables.
Found participants: four true 35________ in creative writing (easy to find) and four with extensive experience.
Using ‘think aloud’ techniques, gathered 36________data from inexperienced writer.
(During session - assistant made 37________ recordings).
Gathered similar data from experienced writers.
Compared two data sets and generated a 38________ for analysis
(Identified five major stages in writing will be refined later).
Got an expert 39________ to evaluate the quality of the different products.
Identified the most effective 40________of stages in producing text.

ANSWERS
1. grey/gray:
2. 62000:
3. teacher:
4. shopping:
5. 1100:
6. tax:
7. tire:
8. headlight:
9. Thursday:
10. London:
11. A:
12. A:
13. B:
14. C:
15. H:
16. F:
17. E:
18. A:
19. B:
20. D:
21. C:
22. C:
23. A:
24. B:
25. B OR E IN EITHER ORDER:
26. B OR E IN EITHER ORDER:
27. C, D (in either order):
28. C, D (in either order):
29. B OR D IN EITHER ORDER:
30. B OR D IN EITHER ORDER:
31. English literature:
32. autobiography:
33. lab(oratory):
34. practical skills:
35. novices/beginners:
36. experimental:
37. video:
38. framework:
39. editor:
40. sequence/order: