IELTS Listening Practice Test 117 with Answers

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TASK I

SECTION 1 Questions 1-10

Questions 1-6

Complete the table below.

 
Position Place Notes
1_______ Parkview Hotel Speak foreign languages

Have a valid 2_______

Include 3_______

General Assistant Lakeside Hotel Pay is low

Free 4_______

Issue a 5_____

Catering Assistant Hotel 98 Wear 6________

Night shift work Travel outside the city

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer

Complete the flow chart below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

RECRUITMENT PROCESS

STEP ONE

Complete a 7  _____________

STEP TWO

Do a 8   _____________about personal skills

 

STEP THREE

Participate a training course involving 9____________

STEP FOUR

Get a 10_____________ about the work

 

SECTION 2 Questions 11 -20

Questions 11-14

Complete the notes below.

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

REGISTRATION OF FOREIGN NATIONALS AT THE HEALTH CENTER STANDARD PROCEDURES:

  • Register as a 11_________
  • Fill in a medical history form with details of previous illness, 12______

surgeries and 13_________ .

  • Complete a 14_________ with personal information such as name, address and telephone number.

Questions 15-20

Circle the correct letter, A, Bor C.

  1. The nurse can help you with

A minor operation.

B all sorts of remedy.

C a small injury

16.You don’t have to pay for the chiropodist if

A you have registered at the health center.

B you are in your late’ sixties.

C you have foot trauma.

17.In case of emergency

A you can ask for a home visit.

B you must go to the hospital directly.

C you should have an open surgery.

18.On Friday afternoons

A you don’t need to wait for a long time.

B you don’t need to make an appointment.

C you ought not to come at a specified time.

19.If you require a repeat prescription

A you have to see the doctor again.

B you need a special form.

C you can get one from the chemist.

20.In which case you needn’t pay for the prescription

A if you are a student.

B if you are unemployed or very   poor.

C if you are pregnant.

 

SECTION 3 Questions 21 -30

Questions 21-23

Complete the sentences below.

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

  • People domesticate bees for (_______) and (_______).
  • Commercial crops such as almond, cherry,(_______), water melon, cucumber, depend on pollination.
  • Animal pollination contributes (_______) dollars a year to world agriculture.

Questions 24 and 25

Choose TWO letters, A-D.

According to the professor, what factors have affected pollinator populations?

A Parasites.

B Air pollution.

C Hunting.

D Farm chemicals.


Questions 24 and 25

What are the features of each pollinator?

A It pollinates four out of live food crops in North America.

B It has been mistaken for a similar animal.

C It feeds on the nectar of lavender.

D It has been affected by environmental alteration.

E It has been smuggling traded.

F It returns to the specific site every year.

 

Choose the correct letter, A-F.

26 Monarch butterfly

27 Indian subcontinent butterflies

28 Spectacular tropical butterflies

29 Long-nosed bat

 

Question 30

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

30 What can be done to protect pollinators?

A Beekeeping needs to focus on honey production.

B People should use more organic approach of cultivation.

C Scientists should exploit more wild plants.

 

Questions 31-35

Complete the summary below.

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

THE LONDON EYE

The London Eye, or 31 (_______) Wheel is an extremely large passenger-carrying Ferris wheel situated on the banks of the 32(_______) in Central London in the United Kingdom. It attracts 33(               ) people annually. Back in 2000, 34(_______) was the main sponsor. Today, the London Eye is operated by the London Eye Company Limited, a Merlin Entertainments Group Company. Standing at a height of 35(_______) is the largest Ferris wheel in Europe, and has become the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom, visited by over three million people in one year.

Questions 36-40

Label the diagram below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

 

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TASK II: GAP-FILLING (Transcript)

SECTION 1

Agent: Good morning. May I help you?

Student: Oh, good morning. Is this the Student Job Centre?

Agent: Oh, yes.

Student: Urn… I was wondering if […………………………….]you could tell me a bit about the job, you know, the Hotel […………………………….]Program that offers a range of work at the hotels in the area.

Agent: Of course, take a seat, please. I’ll take you through some of what we have on offer.

Student: Thank you so much. Oh, wait a second and I’ll get my pen.

Agent: OK. The first job is Reception […………………………….]at the Parkview Hotel. The Parkview Hotel has quite an […………………………….]flavour, so you’ll need to speak at least two […………………………….]languages.

Student: Sure, I can speak fluent French and Spanish, so that’s no problem.

Agent: Good. And many guests, of course, travel by car, and you may have to take their […………………………….]around to the car park, so you will need to have a valid […………………………….], and you will not be […………………………….]to do the job if you haven’t.

Student: OK, I got that.

Agent: Right. And they also say that basic computer skills such as word […………………………….]would be an advantage, although this isn’t a requirement.

Student: Well, I just got my Computer Skills […………………………….], so I have no worries about that.

Agent: This is quite a varied job, and in fact I should point out that at certain times of the day it would involve heavy lifting when guests’ luggage arrives or perhaps […………………………….]come in. Is that OK for you?

Student: Well, it’s hard to say at this moment. But I’ll bear that in mind when deciding whether to apply for this post.

Agent: Sure. Another job is […………………………….]at the Lakeside Hotel. To be honest, the pay is rather low, but there are […………………………….]factors, for example, the hotel will provide you with all your meals while you’re working, and they will also train you in all the […………………………….]of the job and then issue you with a […………………………….], which, of course, could be very valuable to you in the future.

Student: Oh, that sounds great.

Agent: Now… the third job on offer is Catering Assistant at Hotel 98 smart new […………………………….]. As you know, this hotel is popular with […………………………….]travelers and so you’ll need to wear the […………………………….]staff […………………………….]– which you’re provided with. Don’t consider this job unless you’re fairly […………………………….]about when you work, as the hotel will […………………………….]you to work nights for this job, and you will need to travel to and from the hotel, as it’s situated just outside the city.

Student: Well. I’m afraid I can’t […………………………….]that because of the lectures.

Agent: OK, I get the picture. So, which one will you prefer, […………………………….]Assistant at the Parkview Hotel or General Assistant at the Lakeside Hotel?

Student: Well, I guess I still couldnt make up my mind right now. Can I have a few days to think about and go back to you later?

Agent: That’s no problem. And there are a few things I need to clarify with you.

If you would like to apply for one of these jobs, you will need to follow the […………………………….]process.

Student: Mum…

Agent: So the first thing you’ll need to do is to fill in one of these – a […………………………….]information form. It’s pretty […………………………….]and should only take you a few minutes. Once you’ve done that and handed it in, we’ll give you a […………………………….]about your skills. We then look through the information about you, and pass on our recommendations to the […………………………….]hotel.

Student: Yes, sure.

Agent: You will then proceed to the next step of the […………………………….]and attend a general course of training. This is designed to be helpful and realistic, so an important part of the course is role-plav activities.

Student: That sounds interesting.

Agent: Yes, indeed. And after that, the final step is that you will be […………………………….]by the hotel you’re going to work for, and they’ll post you a video about themselves and the work […………………………….]. Watching this will constitute further and specific training for your job.

Student: Oh, yes. I think I’m very clear now. Thank you for helping me.

Agent: It’s a pleasure. Bye.

Student: Bye.

SECTION 2

Good morning, everyone. I’m John Smith, the General […………………………….]of London Fields Medical Centre, and I’m very glad to give you a brief introduction about our […………………………….]and some suggestions about how to see a doctor here.

Our […………………………….]are usually the first point of […………………………….]and are here to help you. They have a lot of information to hand and in most […………………………….]will be able to help you with your […………………………….], ensuring you see the most appropriate […………………………….].

OK, right, well the first thing to do is to register. We can only accept new […………………………….]who live in our practice […………………………….]area. To register with us you will need 2 proofs of address such as bank statements or tenancy […………………………….]plus 1 form of ID such as passport or drivers’ license.

If you are […………………………….]nationals, then you’ll have to register as a […………………………….]visitor. Then, fill in this form. It’s a medical history form. You have to give details of any […………………………….]you have had. Then you also need to write down if you’ve got any […………………………….], OK? This as well as that, we need to know if you’ve had any […………………………….]… and last of all, you have to give full details of current […………………………….]you may be on. This as well as that, you need to fill in this […………………………….]– this is for your personal details, thats your full name, address and telephone numbers. Okay? And we also need to make an […………………………….]for you to see the doctor for a new patient health check. It’ll just take about 15 minutes, thats all. It’s just a basic […………………………….]really.

OK, then, let me tell you something about the health centre. We have 5 GPs here – general […………………………….]. We also have a practice nurse who looks after minor […………………………….]. She can also administer some […………………………….]. We also have a […………………………….]. That’s a foot specialist. Shes private which means you have to pay for the service, unless you’re over 65.

If you want to see a doctor, you have to make an appointment first. Please call our main […………………………….]number on […………………………….]to book an appointment at either our main practice or one of our branch […………………………….]. You can also email for an appointment on […………………………….]. Urgent cases are seen on the day. If your condition is non-urgent, you can expect to see a GP within two working days, though you may have to wait longer if you want to see a particular GP.

If it’s an […………………………….], you’d better come straight here to the Centre, one of the doctors can usually see you, or you can go to the emergency […………………………….]at the hospital in town. If you are very sick, you can ask for a home visit as well. On Friday afternoons we have an open […………………………….]which means you can come along and just wait to see a doctor, but you may have to wait for several hours, so it’s much better to make an appointment and come at the […………………………….]time.

Usually when you see a doctor you’ll be given a […………………………….]for medicine which you need to take. Or you can choose to go to a […………………………….]in a chemist’s shop. If the doctor […………………………….]that you wiTI need the medication for a long time, you will be given a repeat prescription form. This allows you to get a further […………………………….]without seeing the doctor again. You simply leave the repeat form here a few days before you need it. Then you pick up the medication at the […………………………….].

Oh, you may wonder how much this all costs? Well, there is no charge for seeing a doctor – you can make an […………………………….]anytime to see one of our doctors and it will not cost you anything for the […………………………….]. However, you need to pay for the […………………………….]and the cost varies with the medicine, but its usually just a few pounds. Nevertheless, in some situations, such as […………………………….], the prescription is then free.

All right, do you have any other questions?

SECTION 3

Professor: Until recently, we knew almost nothing about how important bees are in […………………………….]natural […………………………….]. Now we know more about them. We know, for example, that bees fall into two categories: wild bees and […………………………….]honeybees. A main reason for the domestication of bees has always been the production of honey and […………………………….]. We also know that honeybees are the […………………………….]pollinators. In addition to bees, wasps, moths, butterflies, flies and […………………………….], as many as […………………………….]of birds and mammals serve as pollinators. Many crops of […………………………….]importance such as almond, cherry, avocado pear, […………………………….], cucumber, relv on pollination by […………………………….], and of these insects, bees are by far the most important. Animals and insects provide […………………………….]for over three-quarters of the staple crop plants and for 80% of all flowering plants in the world. The economic value of animal pollination to world […………………………….]has been estimated to be […………………………….] US dollars per year. Pollination is one of nature’s services to farmers. So think about this: if you eliminated the pollinators, it would take the food right out of our mouths. We […………………………….]never imagined we’d see the day when wild plants or crops suffered from […………………………….]scarcity. But, unfortunately, that day has come. In fact, farmers in Mexico and the U.S. are suffering the worst pollinator […………………………….]in history. So… what happened? Any ideas? Alicia?

Alicia: Is it…um… because of natural enemies? I read something about a kind of parasite that’s killed lots of bees.

Professor: It’s true. An outbreak of parasitic mites has caused a steep decline in North American populations of […………………………….]. But parasites aren’t the only factor.

Alicia: What about the pesticides used on farms? All those chemicals must have an effect.

Professor: Most definitely, yes. Pesticides are a major factor. Both wild and domesticated bees are in […………………………….]because of pesticides. In California, farm chemicals are killing around […………………………….] of all the honeybee colonies. Agriculture in general is part of the problem. Another example is the monarch […………………………….]. Millions of monarchs from all over the U.S. and southern Canada fly south every year in late summer. The monarch is the only butterfly that returns to a […………………………….]site year after year. Unfortunately, the herbicides in the […………………………….]in the Great Plains are taking a toll on monarchs, and fewer of them are reaching their winter grounds in Mexico. In a recent field study at Cornell University in the U.S., it was found that […………………………….]butterfly […………………………….]eating com toxic pollen blown on to milkweed plants near com fields had suffered significant adverse effects leading to death of nearly […………………………….] of the caterpillars.

Alicia: Wow, 20%, thats so tragic!

Professor: And it’s more than that. There are over […………………………….]species of butterflies in the Indian […………………………….], but their population is dwindling because of […………………………….]changes. Many manmade environmental changes like […………………………….], extension of farming and […………………………….]urbanization are threatening some species of butterflies to […………………………….]by destruction or disturbance of their larval as well as adult food plants, feeding grounds and […………………………….]. Many of the most spectacular and […………………………….]species have various levels of protection under local legislation. However, there is a major trade in the spectacular tropical species for […………………………….]in ornaments and souvenirs. The international demand for insects is greater than most people realize.

Alicia: Yes, indeed. I once read an article about another important pollinator – the long-nosed bat. These amazing animals feed on cactus flowers. But they are having a tough time, too. Some desert […………………………….]mistake them for […………………………….]bats, and they’ve tried to poison them, or dynamite the caves where they roost.

Professor: Yes, we must recognize that pollination is not a free service, and that investment and […………………………….]are required to protect and sustain it, so what can be done about this situation?

Alicia: Well, wildlife farming, you know, based on sustainable exploiting wild creatures, can help to save endangered species like […………………………….]and their habitats. Besides, gardeners, orchard growers, farmers and urban dwellers can switch to more pollinator-friendly organic methods of cultivation to reduce wildlife exposures to […………………………….], herbicides and […………………………….].

Professor: That’s rightl Actually, the focus of beekeeping needs to change from conventional honey production to crop pollination.

SECTION 4

The London Eye

Today I want to focus on some of the major sights that attract […………………………….]to cities, and I am going to begin with the London Eye. The London Eye is London’s […………………………….]major tourist attraction. It is a huge wheel designed to […………………………….]the Millennium year 2000, so it’s also known as the Millennium Wheel. It stands at Millennium Pier, on the South Bank of the River Thames, close to the south end of Westminster Bridge, and within an easy walk of the Houses of […………………………….]and Big Ben. Though it looks like a huge Ferris wheel, the London Eye is no […………………………….]thrill- ride, but a slow and stately way to […………………………….]London in a unique way. The London Eye is the UK’s most popular paid for visitor […………………………….], visited by over 3.5 million people a year.

The Eye was built between […………………………….]and […………………………….]. It seems […………………………….]that a site that has so quickly become a symbol of modem London has been around for such a short time! It took fully seven years from start of the design […………………………….]to create the Eye. It was intended to stand for only a few years, but it proved to be such a popular […………………………….]that the decision was made to make the wheel a […………………………….]feature of the London landscape. The Eye was […………………………….]by British Airways, and for several years after opening it was referred to as the British Airways […………………………….]Wheel. Today the London Eye is under the […………………………….]of the London Eye Company, a […………………………….]of Merlin Entertainments Group Company.

Constructing The Merlin Entertainments London Eye was a […………………………….]challenge. It’s the tallest cantilevered […………………………….]wheel in the world, rising high above the London skyline at […………………………….]. It was a piece of daring innovation and […………………………….]design which combined the best of British design, architecture and engineering with an exceptional team of experts.

So, how is that great wheel held up? How did it get there? The starting point was, of course, the ground, and while parts of the wheel itself were still being […………………………….]in various countries, […………………………….]piles were being driven into the ground beside the River Thames. This was the first step, and once these were […………………………….]in place, a base cap was installed over them as a kind of lock, with two giant […………………………….]pointing up, onto which an A; frame was […………………………….], like a giant letter. The wheel was supported on huge A-frame legs, made up of […………………………….]tonnes of concrete on 44 […………………………….]piles set 33 meters deep in the earth. All this took many months and […………………………….]effort, but meant that the spindle could be installed, around which the great wheel would turn. The […………………………….]itself was too large to cast as a single piece so instead was produced in eight smaller sections. Now the […………………………….]really was in business, and the vast rim with spokes like an […………………………….]bicycle wheel could be brought in. […………………………….]spoke cables, which are similar to bicycle spokes, hold the rim tight to the central spindle. And the view was […………………………….]by the capsule design; unlike traditional […………………………….]wheel designs that you might see at a local fairground, the passenger capsules were not […………………………….]under the wheel, they were set within a circular mounting ring […………………………….]to the outside surface of the wheel. What this means in practice is that travelers within the capsule have a full 360 degree […………………………….]view, unhindered by spokes of […………………………….]. And the last thing to be built is the first thing the visitor encounters, the boarding […………………………….]laid down underneath. The wheel does not usually stop to take on […………………………….]; the rotation rate is slow enough to allow passengers to walk on and off the moving capsules at ground level. It is, however, stopped to allow disabled or elderly passengers time to embark and […………………………….]safely.

 

ANSWER KEY

  1. Reception Assistant
  2. driving license
  3. heavy lifting
  4. meals
  5. certificate
  6. staff uniform
  7. personal information form
  8. questionnaire
  9. role-play activities
  10. Video
  11. temporary visitor
  12. allergies
  13. current medication
  14. registration card
  15. C
  16. B
  17. A
  18. B
  19. B
  20. C
  21. honey; beeswax
  22. avocado pear
  23. 200 billion
  24. A
  25. D
  26. F
  27. D
  28. E
  29. B
  30. B
  31. Millennium River
  32. Thames
  33. 5 million
  34. 135 metres
  35. British Airways
  36. Tension Piles
  37. Rim
  38. A-Frame
  39. Passenger Capsules
  40. Boarding Platform

 

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    • Hi,

      For the listening test, which contains 40 questions, the approximate band scores can be calculated using this table.

      Band Score 9 8.5 8 7.5 7 6.5 6 5.5 5 4.5 4 3.5 3 2.5
      Score / 40 39-40 37-38 35-36 32-34 30-31 26-29 23-25 18-22 16-17 13-15 10-12 8-10 6-7 4-5

      You are at Band 8.0.

  • My Gap-filling Answers:

    Section 1

    Perhaps
    Recruitment
    Assistant
    International
    Foreign
    Vehicle
    Driving license
    allowed
    processing
    Certificate
    Deliveries
    General Assistant
    Compensory
    Aspects
    Certificate
    Premesis
    Exclusive
    Distinctive
    Uniform
    Flexible
    Require
    Manage
    Reception
    Recruitment
    Personal
    Straightforward
    Questionaire
    relevant
    process
    contacted
    involved

    Section 2

    Practisionist

    Receptionist
    Contact
    Cases
    Enqueries

    Patients

    Foreign
    Temparory
    Illnesses
    Allergies
    Operations
    Medication
    Registration card
    Appointment
    Checkup
    Practisional
    Injuries
    Treatment
    Chiropodist
    Swift box
    Surgery

    Emergency
    Department
    Surgery
    Specified
    Prescription
    Pharmacist
    Decide
    Supply
    Chemist
    Appointment
    Consultation
    Prescription
    pregnancy

    Section 3
    Maintanining
    diversity
    Domesctical
    beeswax
    Dominant

    Commercial
    Insects
    Pollination
    Agriculture
    200 million
    Biologists
    Pollinator
    Crisis
    Honeybees
    Serious trouble
    10%
    Butterflies

    Monarch
    20%

    1500
    Subcontinent
    Environemtal
    Deforestation
    Unrestricted
    Extinction
    Shelter
    Endangered
    Incorporation
    Renchers

    Studentrip

    Butterflies
    Incesticide
    Funtercide

    Section 4

    Tourists
    Newest
    Celebrate
    Apolement
    Ground

    Attraction
    1999
    Impossible
    Process
    Attraction
    Permanent
    Sponsored
    Millenium
    Ownership
    Subsidiary
    Massive
    Observation
    135 meters
    Revolutionary

    Constructed
    Tension
    Securely
    Plims

    Spindle
    Project
    Outside
    Enhanced

    Attached
    Panoramic

    Platform
    Passengers
    disembark

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