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Sunday, 2 April 2017

IELTS LISTENING PRACTICE TEST - 18

IELTS LISTENING PRACTICE TEST


SECTION 1



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


Notes for holiday

Travel information
Example
Will email the flight number

-   must find out which 1_________ arriving at

-   best taxi company 2_________ 

-   Note: Simon lives in the 3_________  of the city

-   Simon’s cell phone number: 4_________ 


What to pack
(to wear)
-   casual clothes

-   one smart dress - to wear at a 5_________ 

-   a good 6_________ 

-   tough 7_________ 


(to read)
-   try to find book named 8_________  by Rex Campbell.


(for presents)
-   for Janice: 9_________ 

-   for Alec: 10_________  (with racing pictures)




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

Camber’s Theme Park

11    According to the speaker, in what way is Camber’s different from other theme parks?
A   It’s suitable for different age groups.
B   It offers lots to do in wet weather.
C   It has a focus on education.

12   The Park first opened in
A   1980.
B   1997.
C   2004.

13    What’s included in the entrance fee?
A   most rides and parking
B   all rides and some exhibits
C   parking and all rides

14    Becoming a member of the Adventurers Club means
A   you can avoiding queuing so much.
B   you can enter the Park free for a year.
C   you can visit certain zones closed to other people.

15   The Future Farm zone encourages visitors to
A   buy animals as pets.
B   learn about the care of animals.
C   get close to the animals.

16    When is hot food available in the park?
A   10.00 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
B   11.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
C   10.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Questions 17-20
What special conditions apply to the following rides?
Choose FOUR answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-F, next to the questions 17-20.

Special conditions for visitors
A Must be over a certain age
B Must use special safety equipment
C Must avoid it if they have health problems
D Must wear a particular type of clothing
E Must be over a certain height
F Must be accompanied by an adult if under 

Rides
17 River Adventure                     ________
18 Jungle Jim Rollercoaster       ________
19 Swoop Slide                           ________
20 Zip Go-carts                            ________


SECTION 3


Questions 21-22
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

What TWO things do Brad and Helen agree to say about listening in groups?

A   Listening skills are often overlooked in business training.
B   Learning to listen well is a skill that’s easy for most people to learn.
C   It’s sometimes acceptable to argue against speakers.
D   Body language is very important when listening.
E   Listeners should avoid interrupting speakers.

Questions 23-24
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
What TWO things does the article say about goal-setting?

A   Meetings should start with a clear statement of goals.
B   It’s important for each individual’s goals to be explained.
C   Everybody in the group should have the same goals.
D   Goals should be a mix of the realistic and the ideal.
E   Goals must always to be achievable within a set time.

Questions 25-26
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
What TWO things do Brad and Helen agree are weak points in the article’s section on conflict resolution?

 It doesn’t explore the topic in enough detail.
B   It only discusses conservative views.
C   It says nothing about the potential value of conflict.
D   It talks too much about ‘winners and losers’.
E   It doesn’t provide definitions of key terms.

Questions 27-30
What actions do Brad and Helen agree to do regarding the following preparation tasks?
Choose FOUR answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-F, next to the number.

Preparation tasks
27        Preparing the powerpoint         ________
28        Using direct quotations              ________
29        Creating a handout                     ________
30        Drawing up a bibliography        ________

Action
A Contact the tutor for clarification.
B Check the assignment specifications.
C Leave it until the last task.
D Ask a course-mate to help.
E Find information on the Internet.
F Look through course handbooks.


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

Engineering for sustainable development
·          
The Greenhouse Project (Himalayan mountain region)

Problem
•        Short growing season because of high altitude and low 31________
•        Fresh vegetables imported by lorry or by 32________, so are expensive
•        Need to use sunlight to prevent local plants from 33________
•        Previous programmes to provide greenhouses were 34________


New greenhouse
Meets criteria for sustainability
•        Simple and 35________to build
•        Made mainly from local materials (mud or stone for the walls, wood and 36________for the roof)
•        Building and maintenance done by local craftsmen
•        Puns solely on 37________energy
•        Only families who have a suitable 38________ can own one


Design
•        Long side faces south
•        Strong polythene cover
•        Inner 39________ are painted black or white


Social benefits
•        Owners’ status is improved
•        Rural 40________ have greater opportunities
•        More children are educated


ANSWER
1. terminal:
2. Pantera:
3. east:
4. 07765 328411:
5. hotel restaurant:
6. raincoat:
7. walking shoes:
8. Mountain Lives:
9. chocolate:
10. calendar:
11. C:
12. B:
13. A:
14. A:
15. C:
16. B:
17. F:
18. B:
19. D:
20. E:
21. A OR D IN EITHER ORDER:
22. A OR D IN EITHER ORDER:
23. B OR E IN EITHER ORDER:
24. B OR E IN EITHER ORDER:
25. B OR C IN EITHER ORDER:
26. B OR C IN EITHER ORDER:
27. C:
28. B:
29. D:
30. F:
31. rainfall:
32. air:
33. freezing:
34. unsuccessful:
35. cheap:
36. grass:
37. solar:
38. site:
39. walls:
40. women: