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IELTS LISTENING PRACTICE TEST - 16

IELTS LISTENING PRACTICE TEST


Section 1

Questions 1-2
Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD for each answer.

Advice on plumbers and decorators
Example: 
Make sure the company is: local
Don’t call a plumber during the 1__________
Look at trade website: 2 www.__________.com

Questions 3-10
Complete the table below.
Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD for each answer.

Name

Positive points
Negative points
Peake’s Plumbing

•   Pleasant and friendly
•   Give 3__________
information
•   Good quality work
• Always 4__________
John Damerol Plumbing Services
•   5__________ than other companies
•   Reliable

•   Not very polite
•   Tends to be 6__________
Simonson Plasterers

• Able to do lots of different 7__________
•More 8__________than other companies
H.L. Plastering

•   Reliable.
•  Also able to do 9__________
• Prefers not to use long 10__________


Section 2
Questions 11-15
Choose the correct answer, A, B or C.

Museum work placement

11   On Monday, what will be the students’ working day?
A   9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
 8.45 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
 9.00 a.m. - 4.45 p.m.

12   While working in the museum, students are encouraged to wear
A   formal clothing such as a suit.
B   a cap with the museum logo.
C   their own casual clothes.

13    If students are ill or going to be late, they must inform
A   the museum receptionist.
B   their museum supervisor.
C   their school placement tutor.

14    The most popular task whilst on work placement is usually
A   making presentations in local primary schools.
B   talking to elderly people in care homes.
C   conducting workshops in the museum.

15    The best form of preparation before starting their work placement is to read
A   the history of the museum on the website.
B   the museum regulations and safety guidance.
C   notes made by previous work placement students.

Questions 16-20
Label the plan below.
Write the correct letter, A-l, next to questions 16-20


Where in the museum are the following places?
16     Sign-in office  
17     Gallery                         
18     Key box                       
19     Kitchen area     
20     Staff noticeboard


Section 3
Questions 21-26
What is the tutor’s opinion of the following company projects?
Choose FIVE answers from the box, and write the correct letter, A-H, next to questions 21-26. 

Tutor’s opinion
A It would be very rewarding for the student.
B It is too ambitious.
C It would be difficult to evaluate.
D It wouldn’t be sufficiently challenging.
E It would involve extra costs.
F It is beyond the student’s current ability.
G It is already being done by another student.
H It would probably have the greatest impact on the company.

Company projects
21   Customer database 
22   Online sales catalogue 
23   Payroll                                                  
24   Stock inventory                                    
25   Internal security                                      
26   Customer services 

Questions 27-28
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO problems do Sam and the tutor identify concerning group assignments?
A   Personal relationships.
B   Cultural differences.
C   Division of labour.
D   Group leadership.
E   Group size.

Questions 29-30
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO problems does Sam identify concerning the lecturers?
 Punctuality.
B   Organisation.
C   Accessibility.
D   Helpfulness.
E   Teaching materials.


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

The Tawny Owl

Most 31__________ owl species in UK
Strongly nocturnal

Habitat
Mainly lives in 32__________, but can also be seen in urban areas, e.g. parks.


Adaptations:
·           Short wings and 33__________, for navigation
·           Brown and 34__________ feathers, for camouflage
·           Large eyes (more effective than those of 35__________), for good night vision
·           Very good spatial 36__________for predicting where prey might be found
·           Excellent 37__________, for locating prey from a perch


Diet
Main food is small mammals.
Owls in urban areas eat more 38__________


Survival
Two thirds of young owls die within a 39__________Owls don’t disperse over long distances.Owls seem to dislike flying over large areas of 40 __________


Answers
1. weekends:
2. plasdeco:
3. clear:
4. late/unreliable:
5. cheaper:
6. messy:
7. designs:
8. expensive:
9. painting:
10. ladder(s):
11. B:
12. C:
13. A:
14. B:
15. C:
16. C:
17. I:
18. H:
19. D:
20. G:
21. D:
22. B:
23. A:
24. H:
25. F:
26. E:
27. B OR E IN EITHER ORDER:
28. B OR E IN EITHER ORDER:
29. A OR C IN EITHER ORDER:
30. A OR C IN EITHER ORDER:
31. common:
32. woodland/woods/forest(s):
33. tail:
34. grey/gray:
35. humans/people:
36. memory:
37. hearing:
38. birds:
39. year:
40. water: