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Sunday, 2 April 2017

IELTS LISTENING PRACTICE TEST - 15

IELTS LISTENING PRACTICE TEST




SECTION 1
Questions 1-10

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


Things to do before we go
Example
Collect the currency.

·         Cancel appointment with the 1) _________  (Monday)

·         Begin taking the 2) _________   (Tuesday)

·         Buy 3) _________  , a small bag, a spare 4) _________  , an electrical 5) _________  

·         book a 6) _________  


Instructions for Laura's mum

·         Feed the cat

 Vet's details:

 Name: Colin 7) _________   

 Tel: 8) _________  

 Address: Fore Street (opposite the 9) _________  )

·        Water the plants

·        Meet the heating engineer on 10) _________  



SECTION 2
Questions 11-16
Choose the correct answer A, B or C.
Adbourne Film Festival

11    Why was the Film Festival started?
To encourage local people to make films.
B  To bring more tourists to the town.
C  To use money released from another project.

12    What is the price range for tickets?
£1.00-£2.50
B  50p - £2.00
C  £1.50-£2.50

13    As well as online, tickets for the films can be obtained
from the local library.
B  from several different shops.
C  from the two festival cinemas.

14    Last year’s winning film was about
farms of the future.
B  schools and the environment.
C  green transport options.

15    This year the competition prize is
A  a stay in a hotel.
film-making equipment.
a sum of money.

16    The deadline for entering a film in the competition is the end of
May.
B  June.
C  July.

Questions 17-18
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
What TWO main criteria are used to judge the film competition?

 Ability to persuade.
B   Quality of the story.
C   Memorable characters.
D   Quality of photography.
E   Originality.

Questions 19-20
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
What TWO changes will be made to the competition next year?

 A new way of judging.
B   A different length of film.
C   An additional age category.
D   Different performance times.
E   New locations for performances.



SECTION 3

Questions 21-24
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.
Research on web-based crosswords

21    Leela and Jake chose this article because
it was on a topic familiar to most students.
B  it covered both IT and education issues.
C  it dealt with a very straightforward concept.

22    How did Leela and Jake persuade students to take part in their research?
They convinced them they would enjoy the experience.
B  They said it would help them do a particular test.
C  They offered to help them with their own research later on.

23    Leela and Jake changed the design of the original questionnaire because
it was too short for their purposes.
B  it asked misleading questions.
C  it contained out-of-date points.

24    Leela was surprised by the fact that
it is normal for questionnaire returns to be low.
B  so many students sent back their questionnaires.
the questionnaire responses were of such high quality.

Questions 25-26
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
What TWO things did respondents say they liked most about doing the crossword?

A   It helped them spell complex technical terms.
B   It was an enjoyable experience.
C   It helped them concentrate effectively.
D   It increased their general motivation to study.
 It showed what they still needed to study.

Questions 27-28
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
In which TWO areas did these research findings differ from those of the original study?

A   Students’ interest in doing similar exercises.
B   How much students liked doing the crossword.
C   Time taken to do the crossword.
D   Gender differences in appreciation.
E   Opinions about using crosswords for formal assessment.

Questions 29-30
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
What TWO skills did Leela and Jake agree they had learned from the project?

A   How to manage their time effectively.
B   How to process numerical data.
C   How to design research tools.
D   How to reference other people’s work.
E   How to collaborate in research.



SECTION 4

Questions 31-40
Complete the sentences below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Job satisfaction study

31     Workers involved in the study were employed at a __________ .

32     Despite some apparent differences between groups of workers, the survey results were statistically__________ .

33     The speaker analysed the study's __________ to identify any problems with it.

34     The various sub-groups were __________ in size.

35     Workers in the part-time group were mainly __________ .

36     The __________ of workers who agreed to take part in the study was disappointing.

37     Researchers were unable to __________   the circumstances in which workers filled   out the questionnaire.

38     In future, the overall size of the __________ should be increased.

39     In future studies, workers should be prevented from having discussions with _______.

40     Workers should be reassured that their responses to questions are __________ .
  

Answers
1. hairdresser:
2. tablets:
3. sunglasses:
4. lock:
5. adaptor/adapter:
6. taxi:
7. Jefferey:
8. 0777594128:
9. church:
10. 30.04:
11. C:
12. A:
13. A:
14. C:
15. B:
16. C:
17. D OR E IN EITHER ORDER:
18. D OR E IN EITHER ORDER:
19. C, E (in either order):
20. C, E (in either order):
21. C:
22. B:
23. C:
24. A:
25. C, E (in either order):
26. C, E (in either order):
27. D OR E IN EITHER ORDER:
28. D OR E IN EITHER ORDER:
29. C, E (in either order):
30. C, E (in either order):
31. call centre:
32. inconclusive:
33. methodology/methods:
34. unequal:
35. female/women:
36. response:
37. control:
38. sample/group:
39. their/other colleagues:
40. confidential:

[Listening Practice Test-15.4]