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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

IELTS PRACTICE TEST - 21

IELTS PRACTICE TEST


SECTION 1
Questions 1-10
Questions 1-6
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Free activities in the Burnham area

Example:  The caller wants to find out about events on
A 27 June.
B 28 June.
C 29 June.

1    The ‘Family Welcome’ event in the art gallery begins at
A   10 am.
B   10.30 am.
C   2 pm.

2    The film that is now shown in the ‘Family Welcome’ event is about
A   sculpture.
 painting.
C   ceramics.

3    When do most of the free concerts take place?
A   in the morning
 at lunchtime
C   in the evening

4    Where will the 4 pm concert of Latin American music take place?
A      in a museum
B      in a theatre
    in a library

5    The    boat race begins at
A   Summer Pool.
 Charlesworth Bridge.
C   Offord Marina.

6    One of the boat race teams
A   won a regional competition earlier this year.
 has represented the region in a national competition.
C   has won several regional competitions.

Questions 7-10
Complete the sentences below.
Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Paxton Nature Reserve

   Paxton is a good place for seeing rare __________ all year round.
8    This is a particularly good time for seeing certain unusual __________
9    Visitors will be able to learn about __________ and then collect some.
10    Part of the __________ has been made suitable for swimming.


SECTION 2
Questions 11-20
Questions 11-15
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Changes in Barford over the last 50 years

11    In Shona’s opinion, why do fewer people use buses in Barford these days?
A   The buses are old and uncomfortable.
 Fares have gone up too much.
C   There are not so many bus routes.

12    What change in the road network is known to have benefited the town most?
A   the construction of a bypass
B   the development of cycle paths
C   the banning of cars from certain streets

13    What is the problem affecting shopping in the town centre?
A   lack    of parking spaces
B   lack    of major retailers
C   lack    of restaurants and cafes

14    What does Shona say about medical facilities in Barford?
A   There is no hospital.
B   New    medical practices are planned.
C   The number of dentists is too low.

15    The largest number of people are employed in
A   manufacturing.
B   services.
C   education.

Questions 16-20
What is planned for each of the following facilities?
Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to Questions 16-20.


Plans
A  It will move to a new location.
B  It will have its opening hours extended.
C  It will be refurbished.
D  It will be used for a different purpose.
E  It will have its opening hours reduced.
F  It will have new management.
G  It will be expanded.


                Facilities

16     railway station car park  
17     cinema  
18     indoor market  
19     library  
20     nature reserve  
__________
__________
__________
__________
__________

SECTION 3
Questions 21-30
Questions 21-26

Complete the table below.
Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.


Subject of drawing
Change to be made

21__________ surrounded by trees
Add Malcolm and a 22__________ noticing him

People who are 23__________ outside the forest

Add Malcolm sitting on a tree trunk and 24__________

Ice-skaters on 25__________ covered with ice
Add a 26__________ for each person



Questions 27-30
Who is going to write each of the following parts of the report?
Write the correct letter, A—D, next to Questions 27—30.

A Helen only
B Jeremy only 
C both Helen and Jeremy 
neither Helen nor Jeremy

                               Parts of the report

27    how they planned the project 
28    how they had ideas for their stories
29    an interpretation of their stories
30    comments on the illustrations

__________
__________
__________
__________


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

ETHNOGRAPHY IN BUSINESS
Ethnography: research which explores human cultures

It can be used in business:
•    to investigate customer needs and 31__________
•    to help companies develop new designs


Examples of ethnographic research in business

Kitchen equipment
•    Researchers found that cooks could not easily see the 32__________ in measuring cups.

Cell phones
•    In Uganda, customers paid to use the cell phones of entrepreneurs
•    These customers wanted to check the 33__________used.

Computer companies
•    There was a need to develop 34__________ to improve communication between system administrators and colleagues.

Hospitals
•    Nurses needed to access information about 35__________ in different parts of the hospital.

Airlines
•    Respondents recorded information about their 36__________while travelling.

Principles of ethnographic research in business
•    The researcher does not start off with a hypothesis.
•    Participants may be selected by criteria such as age, 37__________ or product used.
•    The participants must feel 38__________ about taking part in the research.
•    There is usually direct 39__________ of the participants.
•    The interview is guided by the participant.
•    A lot of time is needed for the 40__________ of the data.
•    Researchers look for a meaningful pattern in the data.


ANSWERS
1. B:
2. C:
3. B:
4. A:
5. C:
6. A:
7. birds:
8. flowers:
9. mushrooms:
10. river:
11. C:
12. B:
13. B:
14. A:
15. C:
16. G:
17. A:
18. C:
19. B:
20. F:
21. cave:
22. tiger:
23. dancing:
24. crying:
25. grass:
26. scarf:
27. A:
28. C:
29. D:
30. B:
31. attitude/attitudes:
32. numbers:
33. time/minutes:
34. software:
35. patients:
36. emotions/feelings:
37. income:
38. comfortable:
39. observation:
40. analysis: