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IELTS LISTENING PRACTICE TEST - 17

IELTS LISTENING PRACTICE TEST


Section-1


Questions 1-10
Complete the table below.
Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

HOLIDAY RENTALS
Dates:  10th-22ndJuly
Name of Property
Location
Features
Disadvantage(s)
Booking details
1________

 rural
• surrounded by 2________
 apartment
• two bedrooms
• open plan
distance from 3________
www.4 ________.com
Kingfisher
• rural
• next to the 5________
• nice views
• house
• three bedrooms
 6________room
• living room
• kitchen
expensive
Phone the owner (01752669218)
Sunnybanks

 in a village
• next to the 7________

 house
• has private 
8________
no 9________
Contact the 10________


Section-2
Questions 11-14
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

11    According to the speaker, why is it a good time for D-l-Y painting?
A   There are better products available now.
B   Materials cost less than they used to.
 People have more free time than before.

12    What happened in 2009 in the UK?
A   A record volume of paint was sold:
B   A large amount of paint was wasted.
C   There was a major project to repaint public buildings.

13    What does the speaker say about paint quantity?
A   It’s not necessary to have exact room measurements.
 It’s better to overestimate than to underestimate.
C   An automatic calculator can be downloaded from the Internet.

14    What does Community RePaint do?
A   It paints people’s houses without payment.
B   It collects unwanted paint and gives it away.
C   It sells unused paint and donates the money to charity.

Questions 15-16
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
What TWO pieces of advice does the speaker give about paint?

A   Don’t buy expensive paint.
B   Test the colour before buying a lot.
 Choose a light colour.
 Use water-based paint.
E   Buy enough paint for more than one application.

Questions 17-18
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
What TWO pieces of advice does the speaker give about preparation?

A   Replace any loose plaster.
B   Don’t spend too long preparing surfaces.
C   Use decorators’ soap to remove grease from walls.
D   Wash dirty walls with warm water.
E   Paint over cracks and small holes.

Questions 19-20
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
What TWO pieces of advice does the speaker give about painting?

A   Put a heater in the room.
B   Wash brushes in cold water.
C   Use a roller with a short pile.
D   Apply paint directly from the tin.
E   Open doors and windows.


Section-3
Questions 21-26
Choose the correct letter; A, B or C.

21    Why is Matthew considering a student work placement?
A   He was informed about an interesting vacancy.
B   He needs some extra income.
C   He wants to try out a career option.

22    Which part of the application process did Linda find most interesting?
A   The psychometric test.
 The group activity.
C   The individual task.

23    During her work placement, Linda helped find ways to
A   speed up car assembly.
B   process waste materials.
C   calculate the cost of design faults.

24    Why did Linda find her work placement tiring?
A   She wasn’t used to full-time work.
B   The working hours were very long.
C   She felt she had to prove her worth.

25    What did Linda’s employers give her formal feedback on?
A   engineering ability
B   organisational skills
C   team working

26    What was the main benefit of Linda’s work placement?
A   Improved academic skills.
B   An offer of work.
C   The opportunity to use new software.

Questions 27-30
What does Linda think about the books on Matthew’s reading list?
Choose FOUR answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-F, next to questions 27-30.

Books
27 The Science of Materials
28 Materials Engineering
29 Engineering Basics
30 Evolution of Materials

Opinions
A helpful illustrations
B easy to understand
C up-to-date
D comprehensive
E specialised
F useful case studies

Section-4

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


Researching the origin of medieval manuscripts

Background
        Medieval manuscripts - handwritten books produced between the fifth and fifteenth centuries
        Origin of many manuscripts unknown until 2009; scientists started using DNA testing

Animal hides - two types
·         Parchment
·         Sheep skin: white in colour and 31_________
·         Greasy - writing can’t be erased so often used for 32_________
·         Vellum
·         Calf skin: most popular for prestigious work because you can get 33_________ lettering.

Preparation of hides
·         Treated in barrels of lime - where this was not available, skins were 34_________ (removed hair -> more flexible)
·         Stretched tight on a frame
·         Scraped to create same 35_________
·         Vellum was 36_________

Genetic testing - finding origins
·         Previously - analysed handwriting and 37_________ used by the writer
·         Now - using genetic data from ‘known manuscripts’ to create a 38_________

Uses of new data
·         Gives information on individual books
·         Shows the 39_________ of the book industry
·         Helps define 40_________in medieval period



ANSWERS
1. Moonfleet:
2. fields:
3. shops:
4. summerhouses:
5. river:
6. dining:
7. sea:
8. garden:
9. parking:
10. agent:
11. A:
12. B:
13. C:
14. B:
15. B OR D IN EITHER ORDER:
16. B OR D IN EITHER ORDER:
17. A OR C IN EITHER ORDER:
18. A OR C IN EITHER ORDER:
19. B OR E IN EITHER ORDER:
20. B OR E IN EITHER ORDER:
21. A:
22. B:
23. A:
24. C:
25. B:
26. B:
27. B:
28. A:
29. D:
30. C:
31. very thin:
32. court documents:
33. high-quality:
34. buried:
35. thickness:
36. bleached/whitened:
37. dialect:
38. baseline:
39. evolution:
40. trade routes: