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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

IELTS Listening Test - 19

LISTENING PRACTICE TEST


SECTION 1

Questions 1-10
Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.


HIRING A PUBLIC ROOM

Example
•    the Main Hall - seats 200

Room and cost
•    the 1_____________Room - seats 100
•    Cost of Main Hall for Saturday evening: £_____________+ £250 deposit (3_____________payment is required)
•    Cost includes use of tables and chairs and also 4_____________.
•    Additional charge for use of the kitchen: £25


Before the event
•    Will need a 5_____________licence
•    Need to contact caretaker (Mr Evans) in advance to arrange 6_____________.


During the event
•    The building is no smoking
•    The band should use the 7_____________door at the back
•    Don’t touch the system that controls the volume
•    For microphones, contact the caretaker


After the event
•    Need to know the 8_____________for the cleaning cupboard
•    The 9_____________ must be washed and rubbish placed in black bags
•    All 10_____________ must be taken down
•    Chairs and tables must be piled up


SECTION 2
Questions 11-20

Questions 11-14
Complete the notes below.
Write ONE WORD for each answer.

Fiddy Working Heritage Farm

           Advice about visiting the farm

Visitors should
•    take care not to harm any 11_____________
•    not touch any 12_____________
•    wear 13_____________
•    not bring 14_____________into the farm, with certain exceptions

Questions 15-20
Label the map below.
Write the correct letter A-I, next to Questions 15-20.
15 Scarecrow  ____________
16 Maze  ____________
17 Cafe   ____________
18 Black Barn   ____________
19 Covered picnic area  ____________
20 Fiddy House  ____________


SECTION 3
Questions 21-30
Choose the correct letter, A, B C.

Study on Gender in Physics

21    The students in Akira Miyake’s study were all majoring in
A   physics.
 psychology or physics.
C   science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

22    The aim of Miyake’s study was to investigate
A   what kind of women choose to study physics.
B   a way of improving women’s performance in physics.
C   whether fewer women than men study physics at college.

23    The female physics students were wrong to believe that
A   the teachers marked them in an unfair way.
 the male students expected them to do badly.
 their test results were lower than the male students’.

24    Miyake’s team asked the students to write about
A   what they enjoyed about studying physics.
 the successful experiences of other people.
C   something that was important to them personally.

25    What was the aim of the writing exercise done by the subjects?
A   to reduce stress
 to strengthen verbal ability
C   to encourage logical thinking

26    What surprised the researchers about the study?
A   how few students managed to get A grades
B   the positive impact it had on physics results for women
C   the difference between male and female performance

27    Greg and Lisa think Miyake’s results could have been affected by
A   the length of the writing task.
 the number of students who took part.
C   the information the students were given.

28    Greg and Lisa decide that in their own project, they will compare the effects of
A   two different writing tasks.
 a writing task with an oral task.
 two different oral tasks.

29    The main finding of Smolinsky’s research was that class teamwork activities
A   were most effective when done by all-women groups.
B   had no effect on the performance of men or women.
C   improved the results of men more than of women.

30    What will Lisa and Greg do next?
A   talk to a professor
B   observe a science class
C   look at the science timetable
SECTION 4
Questions 31-40
Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Ocean Biodiversity

    Biodiversity hotspots
            •    areas containing many different species
            •    important for locating targets for 31____________
            •    at first only identified on land

    Boris Worm, 2005
            •    identified hotspots for large ocean predators, e.g. sharks
            •    found that ocean hotspots:
                   - were not always rich in 32____________.
                   - had higher temperatures at the 33____________.
                   - had sufficient 34 ____________ in the water

    Lisa Ballance, 2007
            •    looked for hotspots for marine 35____________.
            •    found these were all located where ocean currents meet

    Census of Marine Life
            •    found new ocean species living:
                   - under the 36 ____________.
                   - near volcanoes on the ocean floor

    Global Marine Species Assessment
            •    want to list endangered ocean species, considering:
                   - population size
                   - geographical distribution 
                   - rate of 37____________.
            •    Aim: to assess 20,000 species and make a distribution 38____________ for each one

    Recommendations to retain ocean biodiversity
            •    increase the number of ocean reserves
            •    establish 39____________ corridors (e.g. for turtles)
            •    reduce fishing quotas


            •    catch fish only for the purpose of 40____________.


 ANSWERS
1. Charlton:
2. (£)115 / a/one hundred (and) fifteen:
3. cash:
4. parking:
5. music:
6. entry:
7. stage:
8. code:
9. floor/floors:
10. decoration/decorations:
11. animal/animals:
12. tool/tools:
13. shoes:
14. dog/dogs:
15. F:
16. G:
17. D:
18. H:
19. C:
20. A:
21. C:
22. B:
23. B:
24. C:
25. A:
26. B:
27. C:
28. A:
29. B:
30. A:
31. conservation:
32. food/foods:
33. surface:
34. oxygen/O2:
35. mammals:
36. ice:
37. decline/declining/decrease:
38. map:
39. migration:
40. consumption: