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Sunday, 2 April 2017

IELTS LISTENING PRACTICE TEST - 8

IELTS LISTENING PRACTICE TEST




SECTION 1
Questions 1-10

Complete the form below.
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.


Council Youth Scheme Application for Funding for Group Project
Example
Answer
Name
Ralph Pearson
Contact address
1_________ Drayton DR6 8AB
Telephone number
01453 586098
Name of group
Community Youth Theatre Group
Description of group
amateur theatre group (2_________  members)
involved in drama 3_________ 
Amount of money requested
 4_________  (£)
Description of project
 to produce a short 5_________ play for young children
Money needed for

·         6_________ for scenery
·         costumes
·         cost of 7_________ 
·         8_________ 
·         sundries
How source of funding will be credited
 acknowledged in the 9_________ given to audience
Other organisations approached for funding (and outcome)
 National Youth Services - money was 10_________    



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

11    Joanne says that visitors to Darwin are often surprised by
A   the number of young people.
B   the casual atmosphere.
C   the range of cultures.

12    To enjoy cultural activities, the people of Darwin tend to
A   travel to southern Australia.
 bring in artists from other areas.
C   involve themselves in production.

13    The Chinese temple in Darwin
A   is no longer used for its original purpose.
 was rebuilt after its destruction in a storm.
C   was demolished to make room for new buildings.

14    The main problem with travelling by bicycle is
A   the climate.
B   the traffic.
 the hills.

15    What does Joanne say about swimming in the sea?
A   It is essential to wear a protective suit.
B   Swimming is only safe during the winter.
C   You should stay in certain restricted areas.


Questions 16-20
What can you find at each of the places below?
Choose your answers from the box and write the correct letter A-H next to Questions 16-20.


A a flower market
B a chance to feed the fish
C good nightlife
D international arts and crafts
E good cheap international food
F a trip to catch fish
G shops and seafood restaurants
H a wide range of different plants


16       Aquascene
17       Smith Street Mall
18       Cullen Bay Marina
19       Fannie Bay
20       Mitchell Street


SECTION 3
Questions 21-23
Complete the sentences below.
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS breach answer.

Effects of weather on mood

21     Phil and Stella's goal is to_________ the hypothesis that weather has an effect on a person's mood.
22     They expect to find that 'good' weather (weather which is_________ ) has a positive effect on a person's mood.
23     Stella defines effect on mood' as a_________ n the way a person feels


Questions 24-27
What information was given by each writer?
Choose your answers from the box and write the letters A-F next to Questions 24-27.

A the benefits of moving to a warmer environment
B the type of weather with the worst effect on mood
C how past events affect attitudes to weather
D the important effect of stress on mood
E the important effect of hours of sunshine on mood
F psychological problems due to having to cope with bad weather

24 Vickers   ______
25 Whiteboume   ______
26 Haverton   ______
27 Stanfield   ______


Questions 28-30
Choose THREE letters A-H.

Which THREE things do Phil and Stella still have to decide on?

A   how to analyse their results
B   their methods of presentation
C   the design of their questionnaire
D   the location of their survey
E   weather variables to be measured
F   the dates of their survey
G   the size of their survey
H   the source of data on weather variables


SECTION 4

Questions 31-32
Choose TWO letters A-F

Which two of the following problems are causing concern to educational authorities in the USA?
A   differences between rich and poor students
B   high numbers dropping out of education
C   falling standards of students
 poor results compared with other nationalities
 low scores of overseas students
F   differences between rural and urban students


Questions 33-34
Choose TWO letters A-F

According to the speaker, what are two advantages of reducing class sizes?
 more employment for teachers
 improvement in general health of the population
C   reduction in number of days taken off sick by teachers
D   better use of existing buildings and resources
E   better level of education of workforce
F   availability of better qualified teachers


Questions 35-40
Complete the table below.
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

USA RESEARCH PROJECTS INTO CLASS SIZES
State
Schools involved
Number of
students
participating
Key findings
Problems
Tennessee
about 70 schools
in total 35_________
significant benefit especially for 36_________  
pupils
• lack of agreement on implications of data
California
37_________ schools
1.8 million
very little benefit
•  shortage of 38_________ , especially in poorer areas

•  no proper method for 39_________ of project
Wisconsin
14 schools (with pupils from 40_________  families)

similar results to Tennessee project


Answers
1. 230 South Road:
2. 18:
3. activities (and/&) workshops:
4. 250:
5. interactive:
6. materials:
7. insurance:
8. publicity:
9. programme:
10. not available/unavailable:
11. A:
12. C:
13. B:
14. A:
15. C:
16. B:
17. E:
18. G:
19. H:
20. C:
21. investigate:
22. sunny and warm:
23. change:
24. F:
25. D:
26. C:
27. B:
28. B. F, H (in any order):
29. B. F, H (in any order):
30. B. F, H (in any order):
31. A, D (in either order):
32. A, D (in either order):
33. E:
34. E:
35. 12,000:
36. minority:
37. all:
38. teachers:
39. the evaluation:
40. poor: