IELTS Listening Practice 47

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SECTION 1:


Questions 1-8

Complete the form below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

DENHAM’S SHIPPING AGENCY
customer quotation form

Example:

Country of destination: Ireland

Name: Tim 1…………………………

Address to be collected from: 2…………………………………. University

Town: Brighton

Postcode: 3……………………………………

ielts listening practice test 46
Contents: books

6……………………

7……………………

Total estimated value: 8…………………………….

Questions 9 – 10

Choose the correct letter, A, B, or C.

9. What is the minimum recommended cover by 10 the agency?

A. premium

B. standard

C. economy

10. Where docs the customer want the goods delivered?

A. port

B. home

C. business

SECTION 2:


Questions 11 – 15

Label the plan below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

ielts listening practice test 47

Questions 16 – 20

What does the tour guide Tell her tour group about each of the following places on the day’s itinerary?

Write the correct letter A, B, or C next to questions 16 – 20 below.

NB You may choose any letter more than once.

16. The Aquarium

17. Solheim Country Gub

18. Milltown Winery

19. The Zoological Gardens 20 The Stout Brewery

20. The Stout Brewery

A. They’ll definitely go there

B. They might to go there it time allows

C. They certainly won’t go there

SECTION 3

Questions 21 – 25

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Gyroscopes are used in laser devices and are found in many consumer 21………………………… The purpose of the project is to design a functional, 22……………………………… and beneficial consumer product.

The gyroscopic exercise ball can be set in motion by movements of the 23…………………… and wrist together in synch.

The gyroscopic ball could help people in 24…………………………….. who have lower-arm injuries.

The product could also be aimed at 25…………………………………… for whom lower-arm strength is very important.

Questions 26 – 30

Complete the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

PROTOTYPE DESIGN TESTING 
Estimated Cost: £3,000 26……………………..
Numbers of Weeks 27………………………… 6
Numbers of test subjects: 28……………………………
Breakdown of test subjects: 5 professional athletes
29…………………………….
5 30………………………….

SECTION 4:

Questions 31 – 35

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

31. Speakers have to know

A. their material.

B. their audience.

C. their limitations.

32. Experienced speakers

A. always try to wing it.

B. never arrive unprepared.

C. give the best presentations.

33. You should always rehearse

A. with friends who can advise you.

B. with all the equipment you plan on using.

C. more than once.

34. It is a good idea to

A. be discreet with your audience.

B. meet your fans.

C. meet and welcome your audience.

35 Taking a few deep breaths before you begin

A. will stop you having a panic attack.

B. will guarantee that you feel more relaxed.

C. will help turn your tension into enthusiasm.

Questions 36 – 40

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Useful Tips for a Successful Presentation

  • Try to 36…………………………………. yourself making a speech and imagine your voice loud and confident.
  • Even if you make mistakes avoid making 37…………………………….
  • Pay attention to your 38……………………………………. – your words carry less meaning than your delivery.
  • People usually remember less than 39…………………………………… of what they hear.
  • Be 40……………………………. about yourself; you don’t become a perfect speaker overnight.

Answer key:

  1. Laffterty
  2. Abbeyfield
  3. BR8 9P3
  4. 25m
  5. 20m
  6. Music albums
  7. Stationery
  8. £ 3000
  9. B
  10. B
  11. Gift Shop
  12. Art Gallery
  13. Main exhibition Centre
  14. 3D Theatre
  15. Modern Art Studio
  16. B
  17. A
  18. C
  19. A
  20. B
  21. Appliances
  22. Practical
  23. Lower arm
  24. rehabilitation
  25. high-performance athletes
  26. £ 1,500
  27. 2
  28. 15
  29. 5 recovery patients
  30. Gym members
  31. A
  32. B
  33. B
  34. C
  35. C
  36. Visualise
  37. Apologies
  38. Body language
  39. 25%
  40. Realistic

BONUS EXERCISE: GAP-FILLING 

The texts below are transcript for your IELTS Listening Practice Test. To make the most out of this transcript, we removed some words from the texts and replaced with spaces. You has to fill each space with the missing word by listening to the audio for this IELTS listening practice test. 

SECTION 1

Jackie: Good afternoon Denham’s Shipping. How can I be of […………………………..]?

Tim: Well, I wish to […………………………..]about sending a container of personal […………………………..]from the UK to Ireland

Jackie: No problem, would you like me to give you an […………………………..]of the cost?

Tim: Yes, please.

Jackie: Well, first of all, may I take your details?

Tim: Of course. My name’s […………………………..].

Jackie: Could you spell your surname for me, please, Tim?

Tim: Yes, it’s Laffertv; L-a-f-f-e-r-t-y Jackie: Thank you, Tim. Now, where would you like us to pick your […………………………..]up from?

Tim: My university, if possible.

Jackie: Okay, let me make a note of the address.

Tim: It’s […………………………..].

Jackie: Is that A-B-B-E-Y-F4£-L-0?

Tim: That’s right. Park Street, Brighton.

Jackie: Perfect. And may I take down your postcode, too?

Tim: It’s […………………………..].

Jackie: Great Thank you, Tim. Have you the container’s […………………………..]?

Tim: I do. It’s approximately 25 metres long by 125 metres wide.

Jackie: I see Quite a big one therf

Tim: Indeed

Jackie: And the height?

Tim: I make it […………………………..]deep.

Jackie: So that’s 25 by L25 by 12.

Tim: Right.

Jackie: And what will actually be in the box, Tim?

Tim: Oh, mostly old […………………………..]Jackie: Okay

Tim: And some music albums.

Jackie: Anything else?

Tim: Yes, a little bit of […………………………..].

Jackie: I see. And could you put an estimate on the value of the items? Tim: The books are quite […………………………..]; they’re worth around […………………………..]. The music albums, maybe half that, say £900. and you can put the stationery down as […………………………..].

Jackie: Okay. And will you be […………………………..]contents cover from us also?

Tim: Eh, I’m not sure what you mean.

Jackie: Sorry, let me explain; because your items are worth more than […………………………..], we recommend that you purchase […………………………..]to cover yourself

Tim: Makes sense. What are my options?

Jackie: Well, we offer three insurance deals – the […………………………..]rate, standard rate and […………………………..]rate ones. Premium offers full cover in the event of loss, damage or […………………………..], which means you would be […………………………..]with the full cost of replacing your belongings.

Tim: What about standard and economy?

Jackie: Standard will give you today’s value — the second-hand value of your belongings – and economy provides you with a fixed payment of […………………………..] in the event of loss, damage or theft.

Tim: Well, I can afford to live without those books to be […………………………..]so just give me the cheapest option.

Jackie: We recommend standard cover for all our […………………………..].

Tim: No, thank you. That won’t be necessary. The cheapest option will

Jackie: No problem. And one last thing; will you be needing […………………………..]at your office, at your house, or do you […………………………..]to pick up your container

Tim:  Home delivery would suit me best I think.

 

SECTION 2

Tour guide: Well, we certainly have a busy day ahead of us, so let’s get started, shall we? You’ll find a map of the […………………………..]with the […………………………..]. I’ve just handed out. The museum’s our first port of call, so let’s lave a look at the map now. The door on the right of the […………………………..]toll leads into the Gift Shoo and Ticket Centre. Once we pick up our entrance […………………………..], I’d ask everyone to […………………………..]their bags and coats in the […………………………..]which is located towards the back of the Gift Shop and Ticket Centre. If you want to pick up an information […………………………..], you can […………………………..]the Information Desk situated along the right-hand side.

Now, once you come back into the entrance hall, the door on the opposite side to the Gift Shop leads into the […………………………..]. There is a special exhibition on there at the moment which is not to be […………………………..]

If you continue on up the entrance […………………………..], that leads into the Main Exhibition Centre. At the back […………………………..]side there are some toilets.

Beside the toilets, voull find the 3D Theatre. I strongly recommend that you make time for the […………………………..]presentation in the theatre. It is well worth a viewing. Running along the right-hand side of the Main Exhibition Centre is the Modern Art Studio. Here, not only can you view some of the most famous works of the […………………………..], but you can also sit in on a […………………………..]run by a local artist. So that’s the art museum.

Next on the […………………………..]is the Aquarium. Depending on how long we spend at the museum, we might have to give this one a miss. It’s not what I’d call a […………………………..]of the day, but it would be a […………………………..]if we did¬n’t get to see it, as it’s on route to the Solheim Country Club, where we’re booked in for lunch at […………………………..]. Originally, we had planned to stop off at the Milltown Winery […………………………..], but we’ve had to scrap that plan, otherwise we’d never get to the […………………………..]Gardens before closing time. We have […………………………..]the gardens and must be there by 230. so no […………………………..]please after lunch – straight back onto the bus. The gardens close at 3:30, so we’ve an hour there which should give us […………………………..]time to look around. Time aBowing. well stop off at the famous Stout Brewery after that if […………………………..]isnt too heavy and we’re in Lincoln before 5. If not, we’ll head straight for the National Concert Hall where you’re in for a real treat of an evening with a […………………………..]from the world-[…………………………..]cellist, Andres Borovski. We have to be in our seats by […………………………..]. After that, it’s back to the hotel for the night where a […………………………..]meal will be waiting for us at half eight – or whenever we get back.

SECTION 3

Tutor: So have you chosen a product yet?

Jenny: I think so. We’d like to build a […………………………..]exercise aid.

Tutor: Sounds interesting. Tell me more.

Maeve: Well, we did some research and were amazed to discover the sheer range of applications for gyroscopic […………………………..].

Gyroscopes are used in laser and optical devices and can be found in many […………………………..]appliances, too.

Tutor: Right, tell me about this product […………………………..]though. The aim of the […………………………..]is to create something practical, […………………………..]and beneficial for consumers. Justify your decision.

Jenny: Well, we believe we can design and build a cheap and effective […………………………..]-strengthening aid by taking […………………………..]of the inertial forces created by a gyroscope.

Maeve: Yes, what we want to do is design a ball which can be held in the palm. Within the ball, there will be a simple gyroscope. This gyroscope can be set in […………………………..]by movements of the lower arm and […………………………..]together in synch. The device will not require any […………………………..]power source because it will be […………………………..]by the movements of the arm and wrist. This will create considerable […………………………..]and an excellent lower¬arm […………………………..]aid. It will be simple to design and cheap to produce, yet extremely effective.

Tutor: This all sounds very good. I’m impressed

Jenny: Thanks Mark, we’re glad you like it I think we’re really onto something here. Our research has told us there’s nothing […………………………..]in the market and that a product like this would have […………………………..]uses. Not only could it be used as an everyday toning and exercise […………………………..], it could also be beneficial to people in […………………………..]who have suffered serious lower-arm […………………………..]. We see the product being marketed towards high-performance […………………………..], like tennis and golf players, for whom lower-arm strength is […………………………..], too.

Tuton: I’ve heard enough to give your project the go ahead Now, let’s talk costs.

Maeve: Right, well we […………………………..]that around […………………………..]will be required for product development.[…………………………..]Tutor: You mean to build the […………………………..]?

Maeve: Exactly. And we’ll need half of that again to carry out some product testing.

Tutor: And what’s your timeline for the project?

Jenny: The prototype should be ready a […………………………..]after work on the design starts and we’ll need another […………………………..]for testing.

Maeve: We want to enlist the help of 15 people to test the pro¬totype. Ideally, we want 5 professional […………………………..]to try it out, 5 recovery patients and the remainder of the subjects will be gym members – our three […………………………..]markets.

Tutor: Okay. Well, you have a lot of work to do, but you’ve certainly made a good start. Let’s meet again on Monday to get the ball rolling.

SECTION 4

It is only natural to feel somewhat […………………………..]before giving a speech, and while a few nerves never did any harm — and can in fact prove […………………………..]– letting your nerves overcome you can be […………………………..]. Today’s presentation will focus on ways to control those […………………………..]and help you to give better presentations in future.

First and […………………………..], you’ve got to know your […………………………..]. I cant stress that enough. If you fail to prepare, you might as well prepare to fail. Even the most experienced speakers never turn up […………………………..]and NEVER try to wing it. […………………………..]your subject and use humour, […………………………..]and conversational language. This will make it easier for you

to remember what you want to say.

Secondly, practise, practise, practise! […………………………..]well in advance. and […………………………..]out loud, and with all the […………………………..]you plan on using. Practise you timing – when to pause and when to breathe – and prepare for the […………………………..]. Something always goes wrong, especially when you are relying on […………………………..]. So always have a back-up plaa Get to know your […………………………..]before you have to […………………………..]in front of them. Meet and greet them on the way in, perhaps. It is much easier to talk to a group of friends than a group of […………………………..]. And, just as importantly, know your room as well. Arrive early, pace the speaking area and practice using the […………………………..] and visual aids.

The hardest part is trying to relax. Never rush straight into your speech. Begin slowly and address the audience first. In fact, even before you start, take a few deep […………………………..]. You know – one one- thousand. two one-thousand, three one-thousand – this will turn your nervous energy into […………………………..].

Visualisation can be a great confidence […………………………..]. Visualise your- setf making the speech in the wav that you […………………………..]. Imagine your voice loud and […………………………..], and picture the audience […………………………..]and rooting for you. Remember, people want you to succeed. The audience wants to hear an interesting and […………………………..]speech. They aren’t hoping you make a fool of yourself.

Whatever you do. avoid making unnecessary […………………………..]. If you make a mistake or two, forget about it. Few will notice and it will all be forgotten before too long.

People often forget the importance of […………………………..]. Don’t underestimate this. Your words carry far less meaning than your delivery. Success is defined by your […………………………..]and confidence. If you come across as a confident person, people will listen to you – you will command their […………………………..]. Stand tall and proud and deliver with […………………………..]. Humans are very bad […………………………..]. We remember less than […………………………..]of what is said and place far more emphasis on how it is said

Last of all, be realistic and give yourself a chance. No one becomes the perfect speaker […………………………..]. It takes time to hone your presentation skills.

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