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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

IELTS Listening Test - 20

LISTENING PRACTICE TEST


SECTION 1
Questions 1-10

Complete the notes below.
Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.


Example
Name: Roger Brown


             Age: 18

             Currently staying in a 1) ________ during the week

             Postal address: 2) 17,________ Street, Stamford, Lines

             Postcode: 3) ________.

             Occupation: student and part-time job as a 4) ________.

             Studying 5) ________ (major subject) and history (minor subject)

             Hobbies: does a lot of 6) ________, and is interested in the 7) ________.

             On Youth Council, wants to work with young people who are 8) ________.

             Will come to talk to the Elections Officer next Monday at 9) ________pm



             Mobile number: 10) ________.



SECTION 2
Questions 11-20
New staff at theater
Questions 11 and 12
Choose TWO letters,    A-E.
Which TWO changes have been made so far during the refurbishment of the theatre?
A   Some rooms now have a different use.
B   A different type of seating has been installed.
C   An elevator has been installed.
D   The outside of the building has been repaired.
 Extra seats have been added.

Questions 13 and 14
Choose TWO letters,    A-E.
Which TWO facilities does the theatre currently offer to the public?
 rooms for hire
B   backstage tours
 hire of costumes
 a bookshop
 a cafe

Questions 15 and 16
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
Which TWO workshops does the theatre currently offer?
 sound
B   acting
C   making puppets
 make-up
E   lighting

Questions 17-20
Label the plan below.
Write the correct letter, A-G, next to Questions 17-20.

Ground floor plan of theater


17    box office 
18    theatre manager’s office 
19    lighting box 
20    artistic director’s office 


SECTION 3
Questions 21-30

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

Rocky Bay field trip

21    What do the students agree should be included in their aims?
A   factors affecting where organisms live
 the need to preserve endangered species
 techniques for classifying different organisms

22    What equipment did they forget to take on the Field Trip?
A   string
B   a compass
C   a ruler

23    In Helen’s procedure section, Colin suggests a change in
A   the order in which information is given.
B   the way the information is divided up.
C   the amount of information provided.

24    What do they say about the method they used to measure wave speed?
A   It provided accurate results.
B   It was simple to carry out.
C   It required special equipment.

25    What mistake did Helen make when first drawing the map?
A   She chose the wrong scale.
B   She stood in the wrong place.
C   She did it at the wrong time.

26    What do they decide to do next with their map?
A   scan it onto a computer
 check it using photographs
C   add information from the internet

Questions 27 and 28
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
Which TWO problems affecting organisms in the splash zone are mentioned?

A   lack of water
 strong winds
C   lack of food
 high temperatures
E   large waves

Questions 29 and 30
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
Which TWO reasons for possible error will they include in their report?

A   inaccurate records of the habitat of organisms
B   influence on behaviour of organisms by observer
C   incorrect identification of some organisms
D   making generalisations from a small sample
E   missing some organisms when counting

SECTION 4
Questions 31-40
Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.
DESIGNING A PUBLIC BUILDING:
THE TAYLOR CONCERT HALL


Introduction
The designer of a public building may need to consider the building’s
•    function
•    physical and 31________ context
•    symbolic meaning


Location and concept of the Concert Hall
On the site of a disused 32________
Beside a 33________
The design is based on the concept of a mystery


Building design
It’s approached by a 34________for pedestrians
The building is the shape of a 35________
One exterior wall acts as a large 36________In the auditorium:
- the floor is built on huge pads made of 37________
- the walls are made of local wood and are 38________in shape
- ceiling panels and 39________on walls allow adjustment of acoustics


Evaluation
Some critics say the 40________style of the building is inappropriate

  ANSWERS
hostel:
2. Buckleigh:
3. PE9 7QT:
4. waiter:
5. politics:
6. cycling:
7. cinema:
8. disabled:
9. 4.30 (pm) / half past four:
10. 07788 136711:
11. A,B IN EITHER ORDER:
12. A,B IN EITHER ORDER:
13. B,D IN EITHER ORDER:
14. B,D IN EITHER ORDER:
15. C,E IN EITHER ORDER:
16. C,E IN EITHER ORDER:
17. G:
18. D:
19. B:
20. F:
21. A:
22. A:
23. C:
24. B:
25. B:
26. B:
27. A,D IN EITHER ORDER:
28. A,D IN EITHER ORDER:
29. C,E IN EITHER ORDER:
30. C,E IN EITHER ORDER:
31. social:
32. factory:
33. canal:
34. bridge:
35. box:
36. screen:
37. rubber:
38. curved:
39. curtains:
40. international: