IELTS Listening Practice Test 40

IELTS LISTENING PRACTICE TEST 40 BY IELTSMATERIAL.COM

SECTION 1

Questions 1-7

Complete the notes below.

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

                                 Visiting Gaudi’s Exhibition

Example                                                                                                   Answer

Day of visit:                                                                                             tomorrow

Laurel’s schedule: 

  • Class at college until: 1……………………….

Jason’s schedule:

  • He says that his lecture finishes at: 2…………………………
  •  Gallery’s name: Tate
  • Jason suggests they meet at the 3………………………… at 1230
  • Laurel suggests they meet at the gallery’s 4………………………….

Tickets prices:

  • Jason does not get a concession so be will pay 5……………………….
  • Laurel will pay 6………………………. because she gets a concession.
  •  They will get there in Jason’s 7……………………………..

Questions 8-10

Complete the sentences below.

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

Address:

8.  Flat:                                                      9.  Number:
10. Street:                                                 Avenue, West Hampstead

SECTION 2

Questions 11 – 16

Label the diagram below.

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A – H, next to questions 11 – 16.

IELTS Listening Practice Test 40

Questions 17 – 20

Complete the sentences below.

Write ONLY ONE WORD for each answer.

The Winter Solstice at Newgrange

17 Anyone may join the gathering of people at Newgrange for the Solstice sunrise; however, access to the chamber itself is……………………..

18 Access to the chamber is decided in advance by……………………………..

19 The winners of the draw will be notified by the middle of …………………………

20 Each winner may bring a ………………………………..

SECTION 3

Questions 21 – 24

Choose the best answer A, B, or C.

21 What is the doctor’s name?

A Dr Garrison
B Dr Peters
C Dr Smith

22 The patient is looking for a remedy for his
A obesity.
B lack of exercise.
C stomach complaint.

23 How often docs the patient exercise?

A about once a month
B every five days
C every hour

24 What does the doctor think?

A that the patient should make a list of what he likes to eat
B that the patient should change his lifestyle
C that there is no point in the patient going on exercising so hard

Questions 25 – 30

Complete the summary below.

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

Patient’s Diet:

Breakfast is to consist of hot water with squeezed lemon Juice, which should be followed 25…………………. later by juice and cereal or toast. Organic honey or jam is permitted, but no 26……………….,  salt, or sugar is allowed. Lunch is to be a sandwich with salad and for dinner 27………………. of brown rice or pasta with vegetables and fish. For dessert, you can have a piece of fruit or 28…………………. that can be bought from the shop opposite the 29 in the High Street. The patient must also absolutely abstain from 30………………….. and cigarettes.

SECTION 4

Question 31 – 40

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Notes from Photography Lecture 2

  • Exposure = the amount of light you let strike your 31………………………….
  • A good photographer must know: 1. how much light is required
    2. how to control light reaching film
  1. how much light is required:
    Usually determined by camera’s 32…………………………. light metre
  2. how to control light reaching film:
    Usually taken care of by aperture and shutter 33………………………..
  • An aperture is simply a 34……………………… that lets light pass through.
    – aperture size is 35……………………. in f-numbers
    – a smaller f-number allows more light in
  • The shutter has a 36…………………….. role.
    – prevents light from reaching film until the 37…………………….. of exposure
    – opens for a predetermined amount of time
    – shutter 38………………………. is expressed in fractions of a second
  • Overexposure = 39………………………. than necessary to capture image
    – pale shades and poor, washed-out colours
  • Underexposure = not enough light to capture image
    – dark image, poor details and 40………………….

Answer key

  1. 1130
  2. 12.15
  3. Tube
  4. Ticket office
  5. 15
  6. 10
  7. Van
  8. 6
  9. 83
  10. Alexandra
  11. B
  12. H
  13. C
  14. D
  15. F
  16. E
  17. Limited
  18. Lottery
  19. October
  20. Guest
  21. C
  22. C
  23. A
  24. B
  25. 20/Twenty minutes
  26. Butter
  27. 100 grammes/ a small quantity
  28. Organic yogurt
  29. Town hall
  30. Alcohol, coffee
  31. Film
  32. Inbuilt
  33. Settings
  34. Hole
  35. Described
  36. Crucial
  37. Instant
  38. Speed
  39. More light
  40. Shadows

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. 

TASK II: GAP-FILLING

SECTION 1

J = Jason L = Laurel

J: Hi Laurel, it’s Jason. How are you?

L Jason, so glad you called I’m fine. You must have got my message on your […………………………….]. I wanted to know if you were free tomorrow to go to the opening of a Gaudi […………………………….]

J: Yes. I heard about it and thought of you straight away.

L: So, you’re free tomorrow?

J: Yes. What time did you want to go?

L Well. I have a class at […………………………….]in the morning until […………………………….].

Wait, no, 1130, so anytime after then.

J: I have a lecture until about […………………………….]. Well, that works perfectly.

Do you want me to come and pick you up?

L No, you’re much closer to the […………………………….]than I am.

J Which gallery is it?

L The Tate, which is really good because I can get there pretty easily by […………………………….].

J Oh, right. Okay, where do you want to meet and at what time?

L If I leave when I finish my class, I can […………………………….]make the 11,55 tube. That should get me into central London in about […………………………….].

J: I can come to the tube to meet you by […………………………….].

L It’s probably easier to meet at the Tate. The tube is pretty quiet at that time. Not the usual rush of people, so I should be ok, and they’ve […………………………….]a new device in the lift for […………………………….], so I can get to the street without having to wait for long. Do you remem¬ber the old lift?

J: Yes, it was horrible. It made that loud […………………………….]noise and the smell would make anyone pass out.

L The new lift is quicker and the […………………………….]of the chair lock into a […………………………….]system that allows you, and […………………………….]else is in there with you, more room. It’s a lot quicker.

J: That’s a relief. Okay, so where are we meeting?

L How about at the ticket office at the Tate?

J: If I get there first, do you want me to buy you a […………………………….]?

L No, I get a […………………………….]and need to show my card.

J: Lucky you. How much do you pay?

L About 10 pounds for major […………………………….]on Tuesdays.

J: That’s pretty good. The normal price is another 5. Hang on, did you say Tuesdays?

L Yes. Tomorrow’s Tuesday.

J Yes, yes. You’re right. Why did I think it was […………………………….]? Oh, because our lecture times have all […………………………….]this week and it’s put me off. Okay, […………………………….]. I have no class so I can come and pick you up.

L Can off car take my […………………………….]?

J: Yes. I’ve got the van, so there’s plenty of room in the back.

J          What’s your address?

L          It’s flat […………………………….], West Hampstead.

J:         Let me write this down. Flat 6?

L          Yes. That’s 83 Alexandra Avenue.

J:         Alexandra Avenue?

L          Yes, West Hampstead.

J          Got it. Okay, I’ll be there at 12,30. Will you be home by then?

L          Sure will. Thanks, Jason See you tomorrow.

J          Okay. Bye.

 SECTION 2

Good morning, and welcome to the Bru na Boinne Visitor Centre. […………………………….]is one of the finest examples, not only in Ireland but in Western Europe, of the type of structure known as a […………………………….].

It was probably built about […………………………….]– that makes it around 500 years older than the […………………………….]at Giza, in Egypt, and 1000 years older than Stonehenge in England

Before we start our tour, let me tell you a little bit about what you’ll be seeing. Newgrange […………………………….]of a long narrow passage and […………………………….], which, if we imagine looking down on it from above, would have the shape of a cross. In the two rooms of the cham¬ber forming the arms of the cross, you will see large stone […………………………….], which are a feature of many Palaeolithic Irish […………………………….], though researchers can only guess about what their […………………………….]would have been.

Outside of the tomb, in front of the […………………………….]to the passage, sits the large […………………………….]entrance stone, which I’m sure you’ve all seen pictures of in […………………………….]or textbooks. After all, this stone is about the most famous example in the entire […………………………….]of Palaeolithic rock art. The spirals and […………………………….]lines covering it are […………………………….]beautiful. Some of the large […………………………….]lining the inside of the passage are also […………………………….], although they’re not as famous. An eleven-metre-high circular mound made of stones covers the tomb, making it appear even larger and more […………………………….]than it is, especially from a […………………………….]. The final thing I want to […………………………….]before we set off is the light box, which is an opening that you will see in the roof of the passage, above the entrance, which allows the light of the sun to enter and […………………………….]the tomb at sunrise on the day of the winter […………………………….].

Actually, I want to tell you a bit more about the winter solstice at Newgrange. The […………………………….]of the tomb to the winter solstice […………………………….]is without a doubt one of the most amazing features of Newgrange, and has led […………………………….]to speculate that the site may not have been only a place of […………………………….]but may have had broader […………………………….]importance as a place of spiritual or scientific […………………………….]. Indeed, to witness the winter solstice sunrise illuminate the tomb is […………………………….]and still has a deep […………………………….]with people today.

The general public are welcome to gather at Newgrange for the sunrise on the morning around the Solstice, but […………………………….]to the chamber itself is limited on the Solstice mornings, and is decided in […………………………….]by lottery. It’s proved to be […………………………….]popular; last year there were […………………………….] entries for the Solstice lottery’s 50 places. But don’t despair – in recent years the event has been […………………………….]live by the Office of Public Works to hundreds of thousands of people around the world […………………………….]the internet and television stations.

This year’s draw will take place on […………………………….], and the winning […………………………….]will be notified by mid-October. To ensure that everything is fair and square, children from three local schools will choose the winning applicants. Fifty names will be drawn, and each of the lucky winners can bring a guest. But of course, one hundred people won’t fit in the tomb; we have room for ten […………………………….]win-ners and their guests in the chamber on each of the five mornings around the Winter Solstice. If you’re interested in signing up, you can do so at the […………………………….]desk on your way out.

 SECTION 3

P = patient D = doctor

P: Hello Dr Smith, can I come in?

D: Yes, please sit down. I won’t be a minute.

P: Thank you.

D: You would be […………………………….]?

P: Yes, Peter Garrison.

D: Okay, what seems to be the problem, Mr Garrison?

P: I’ve been having some pains in my […………………………….]and it’s been bothering me for nearly two weeks. Actually, ten days to be exact

D: What happened at the time the pain started?

P: I was having dinner with my family and I thought I must have eaten something that didn’t sit well in my stomach.

D: Then what did you do?

P: I drank a glass of water […………………………….]to ease the pain, but it didn’t work.

D: Do you remember what it was that you ate at the time the pain started?

P: Yes, I was eating […………………………….]soup with bread, and then we had roast chicken, […………………………….], some vegetables, and […………………………….]dessert. I think it was chocolate […………………………….]with cream.

D: That’s quite a lot of food

P: Yes, well, I do like to eat

D: Do you do any form of exercise?

P: No, not really. I mean, sometimes I might go for a walk.

D: How often?

P: Maybe […………………………….]D: And for how many hours?

P: Oh, no, not a long walk. I might walk to the local shops instead of taking my car.

D: How far away is the shop?

P: About […………………………….].

D: By car?

P: No, on foot.

D: Well, I think the problem here is that you’re quite […………………………….]from the looks of things. You don’t […………………………….]and you eat far too much, so I’d say the issue you’re having with your stomach is something that was […………………………….]. I’m going to suggest a few things, but you have to comply. Otherwise there’s no point in me going on

P: So it’s serious.

D: It will be if you don’t take steps to change your […………………………….].

P: What should I do?

D: First of all, I’m going to give you a list of what you can and can’t eat for the next month. I want you to follow this quite […………………………….]. Do you understand?

P: Em, yes.

D: For breakfast I want you to have a cup of hot water and […………………………….].

P: Is that all?

D: No, let me finish.

P: Sorry.

D: After […………………………….]I want you to have a freshly-[…………………………….]juice of either fruit or vegetables. Then eat either cereal without […………………………….], and with low-fat milk, or if you don’t like cereal, then have some toast. You can use honey or jam that is […………………………….]only. But I don’t want you to use any butter and no sugar or salt.

P: For a whole month?

D: Yes. Then for a mid-morning snack, you can have two pieces of fruit

Lunch will be two pieces of brown, […………………………….]bread with either avoca¬do or […………………………….]instead of butter, and salad. Then in the afternoon you can have a […………………………….]of nuts, but not too many. Okay so far?

P: Well, it all sounds a bit hard. You know. It doesn’t seem like much.

D: For dinner, you are allowed a small […………………………….]of about […………………………….]of either brown rice or pasta with steamed or baked fish and vegetables. If you must have dessert, you can either have another piece of fruit or some low-fat organic […………………………….]

P: Where do I buy all this organic food?

D: There’s a shop in the high street, and I want you to walk there. It’s just […………………………….]the town hall.

P: Okay.

D: I want you to be […………………………….] dedicated to this diet.

P: Is that it?

D: Yes, and I’ll see you in a month’s time to […………………………….]you

P: Okay, Doctor. Well, I’ll see you in a month.

D: Oh. And absolutely no alcohol, coffee or […………………………….].

P: Oh, dear.

 SECTION 4

Last week, we focused on the […………………………….]side of photography – […………………………….], butetc.Butthis week it’s time to get a bit more technical. Today, our focus is going to be on […………………………….]. The term exposure simply refers to the amount of light your film is exposed to. Or, put another way, the amount of light you allow to […………………………….]your film.

A good […………………………….]has got to know two things; (i) how much light is required to capture a […………………………….]image and (ii) how to con¬trol the light reaching the film. The former is usually deter¬mined by the […………………………….]inbuilt light metre. and the latter is taken care of by means of the […………………………….]and shutter settings. Essentially, exposure time is […………………………….]by opening the aperture and allowing light to pass through it for a fixed […………………………….]. Aperture sounds like a […………………………….]word, but, in simple terms, it is basically a hole whose size can be […………………………….]to allow more or less light to pass through it. Aperture size is […………………………….]in f-numbers. with each f-number being half as bright as the […………………………….]one. The differ¬ence in value between one full f-number and the next is known as a ‘stop1. The smaller the f-number, the larger the aperture and the greater the amount of light being let pass through it.

[…………………………….]controls also play a crucial role in […………………………….]the exposure for a shot. The shutter […………………………….]light from reaching the film until the instant of exposure when a picture is being taken. Then, it opens for a […………………………….]amount of time, allowing light to pass through the aperture and onto the film. Shutter speed is […………………………….]in seconds or […………………………….]of a second A one-unit change to the shutter speed is also known as a ‘stop’, and a change of one stop to the shutter speed has a similar outcome to a one-stop aperture size […………………………….].

Overexposure, as the name suggests, occurs when you give your film more exposure to light than is necessary to capture a clear image. Telltale signs of […………………………….]include pictures […………………………….]by pale or light shades and poor washed-out colours. Underexposure, then, occurs when there is not enough light and produces the opposite result; a dark image with poor detail and […………………………….].

Before we go on to look at how to […………………………….]the correct expo¬sure settings for a particular shot, let’s take a short break..

 

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