IELTS Listening Practice Test 59

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ielts-listening-practice-test-59

SECTION 1 

Questions 1-4

Complete the table below.

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

University Clubs Monday Tuesday Wednesday
Name of club film climbing chess
Extra activities discussions 1……………………. 2……………………….
Current number of members 3………………………….. 40 55
Contact Events organiser 4………………………… Maths tutor

Questions 5-10

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Details of climbing club:

5. meets ………………….

6. excursion to France in the …………………………

7. subscriptions paid ……………………………

Benefits:

8. discounts on ………………………..

9. annual …………………………

10. free entrance to climbing ……………………….. in Cardiff

SECTION 2

Questions 11 – 15

Which features are available at the following halls of residence?

Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter A -G next to Questions 11 – 15.

List of Features

A cleaning included
B all meals included
C private showers
D modern building
E parking spaces
F single sex
G sports facilities

Halls of Residence

11 Brown Hall                              ………..

12 Blake Residence                     ………..

13 Queens Building                    ………..

14 Parkway Flats                        ………..

15 Temple Rise                           ………..

IELTS Listening Practice Test 59

SECTION 3

Questions 21 – 24

Complete the sentences below.

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

21. Jenna and Marco must complete their project by ……………………………..

22. The project will be a study of the increase in ………………………

23. The project will be assessed by…………………….

24. Jenna and Marco agree they need …………….. a for the project.

Questions 25-27

Choose THREE letters, A-G.

What THREE things do Marco and Jenna have to do now for the project?

A interview some people

B hand out questionnaires

C choose their subjects

D take photographs

E use statistical software

F do some work in the library

G contact some local companies

Questions 28 – 30

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

28. Why did Jenna and Marco agree to work together?

A. because they both wanted to work with someone else

B. because they each have different skills

C. because they have worked together before

29. Why does Marco suggest that he writes the analysis?

A. He needs more practice with his kind of writing

B. He is better at English than Jenna

C. He has more experience of this than Jenna

30. Why does Jenna offer to do the presentation?

A. Her tutor wants her to do the presentation

B. Marco is very nervous about giving presentation

C. She wants do divide the work on the project fairly

SECTION 4

Questions 31-35

Of which US news source is each of the following statements true?

Write the correct letter A, B or C next to Questions 31 – 35.

News Sources

A. television
B. internet
C. the press

31. It is more popular at the weekend than during the week.          ……….

32. It has affected the popularity of local radio.                                 ……….

33. It has recently been able to expand internationally                    ……….

34. It is offering more varied reporting than previously.                 ……….

35. It has suffered from government intervention.                           ……….

Questions 36 – 40

Complete the summary below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Advertising and Newspapers

In the USA, newspapers are being increasingly inventive about the way they attract advertisers and their 36…………………………… now exceeds that of other industries. Advertising has increased because of a good relationship with the 37……………………………… sector. In addition, newspapers now run more adverts which include 38…………………………………. These have been found to raise readership of the papers and create more sales for the 39………………………… There are also an increasing number of more expensive 40………………………… adverts.

Answer keys:

SECTION 1 Questions 1 – 10

1 weekend trips
2 competitions
3 125
4 club secretary
5 twice a/per month
6 spring
7 weekly
8 equipment
9 magazine
10 exhibition

SECTION 2 Questions 11 – 20

11 G
12 F
13 C
14 B
15 A
16 B
17 A
18 C
19 E
20 D

SECTION 3 Questions 21 – 30

21 March 25th
22 older workers
23 (a) senior lecturer
24 timetable
25/26/27 (in any order) B, D, G
28 B
29 C
30 A

SECTION 4 Questions 31 – 40

31 C
32 B
33 C
34 A
35 A
36 profit margin
37 retail
38 vouchers
39 clients
40 full-page/full page

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 I

TASK II: GAP-FILLING

SECTION 1

You will hear a new student, Tom. talking to a student representative called Kachel about university clubs.

Rachcl: Hi, welcome to Freshers Week. I’m Rachcl. Can I help you?

Tom: Oh, hi – yes. Erm – I was hoping to find out about some clubs I could join.

Rachcl: Well, all the club stands are here in this hall. What were you [………………………………..]?

Tom: Um – not sure. I wanted to do something where I could meet people.

Rachcl: Well, take this [………………………………..]with details of all the clubs and see what you think. It’ll probably [………………………………..]on what day you’re free. Like on Mondays there’s the film club, then on Tuesdays you’ve got the [………………………………..]club – that’s really good. I’m in that – then on Wednesdays you’ve got chcss. if you want something a bit more [………………………………..]! But you should look through carefully because all the clubs run extra [………………………………..]as well as their normal meetings.

Tom: Oh, yes I see. (as if reading) So it looks like the film club has [………………………………..]after the films – I’d quite like to go to those. Then climbing – [………………………………..], it says here that the University has its own climbing wall – that’s [………………………………..]– and they go on weekend [………………………………..]. Cool. And it says the [………………………………..]club normally just docs games with whoever turn:! up but it also runs competitions sometimes. But I bet you’ve got to be pretty good to do that.

Rachcl: Yes, I think so!

Tom: And how many people are in the clubs? Are they all really full?

Rachcl: Well, obviously they’re all different so, for example, the film club has just increased its [………………………………..]from eighty five to a hundred and twenty five but I think they’re hoping to [………………………………..]it to a hundred and fifty. The climbing club’s quite small – [………………………………..]people and the chess club is fairly healthy at fifty five.

Tom: Right. OK. so who do I see if I want to join these clubs?

Rachcl:Well, if you go round the stands and speak to the people there. For the film club that’s the events [………………………………..]– um, for climbing you’ll need the club [………………………………..]and the chcss club is organised by one of the Maths [………………………………..]. OK?

Tom: Yup. I think I’ll start with the [………………………………..]– it sounds good.

Rachcl: Oh well, as I said. I’m in that so I might be able to help you a bit.

Tom: OK. It says in the leaflet that they get together twice a month. Is that right?

Rachcl: Yes. Oh. you must join. It’s really good fun. We go away quite a bit to North Wales and every year we have a special [………………………………..], usually to France, which is where we’re going this year in the spring. The weather’s too [………………………………..]in the autumn.

Tom: Wow! That sounds good – but it must cost a lot.

Rachcl: Yeah, but we try and save up for it through [………………………………..]so rather than having a huge sum to pay ill the month wc go we collect those weekly so it [………………………………..]it out.

Tom: Good idea. I think I’ll [………………………………..]join.

Rachcl: There are quite good benefits you get from joining. I mean, you need that don’t you? And the University clubs [………………………………..]try and do deals with [………………………………..], so it’s really worth joining. Like in the climbing club they’ve got a special [………………………………..]with one of the shops in town so if you show your card you can get money off [………………………………..]. Don’t think the [………………………………..]extends to clothes though. That’s really worth it then. I’ll go over and talk to them now.

Tom: OK Hope you do join. Oh. and another thing I meant to say. If you do become a member, yon automatically receive a [………………………………..]once a year. It’s quite useful and interesting because it goes out to all the national climbing clubs. And the other thing is, if you come to every [………………………………..], then you can [………………………………..]ticket to the big [………………………………..]that’s held in Cardiff even.’ year. So – hope to see you Yeah, thanks … (fade)…

SECTION 2

You will hear an accommodation officer telling students about different halls of residence.

Accommodation Officer:

Good afternoon and welcome to Stanton University. I’m here to tell you about the various halls of [………………………………..]we have available should you choose to come here. We aim to offer [………………………………..]in Halls to all first year students and you’ll find there’s a good [………………………………..]to choose from.

First of all, there’s Brown Hall, which, as you’ll see. is not the most modern of buildings but it is very popular with some students. It’s got a good sense of [………………………………..], some nice [………………………………..]kitchens and. unlike the other halls, it has recently had a [………………………………..]built in its basement. Another option is Blake Residence, which is built like a large house and so everybody cooks and eats together. It has its own sectioned-off bit of [………………………………..]garden and is even more [………………………………..]bccause this is an all girls residence, although of course boys are [………………………………..]to visit the Hall and, I understand, frequently take part in cooking dinner! The largest Hall we have is Queens Building and this has been [………………………………..]recently. The [………………………………..]parking area has been built on so that the hall now has a large [………………………………..]room and each bedroom now has its own shower room, which many students [………………………………..]as a real bonus. A [………………………………..]option is the Parkway Rats, which won an [………………………………..]for design in its day and this building now has a [………………………………..]order on it. This has meant that only a [………………………………..]amount could be done to upgrade it and the [………………………………..]area is important so parking is not [………………………………..]around the Flats. However, the Flats do have many extra [………………………………..]such as a special computer room, a small library and a [………………………………..]restaurant. The cost of breakfast, lunch and dinner is [………………………………..]in the fees for this ball so it does look a bit more [………………………………..]. The last residence we can offer you is Temple Rise, which again is [………………………………..]more expensive than other Halls as the rooms are larger. This has got very lovely views across to the coast and this more than [………………………………..]for the fact that bathrooms here are shared between six students. However, the Hall has [………………………………..]staff who clean the rooms onec a week so this is perhaps an [………………………………..]option for the [………………………………..]amongst you.

Now if I can just show on this wall map here where they all are, you might like to go and have a look round. If you come into the main university [………………………………..], at the first [………………………………..]you’ll find that Brown Hall is on the [………………………………..]opposite the theatre. So you’re nice and near the station here – though I think it can get a bit noisy with traffic. The same [………………………………..]to Blake Residence, which is directly facing the [………………………………..]to the university entrance. These Halls are often used by [………………………………..]students and such like as they’re out all day so don’t notice the noise. Anyway, if you then walk along Campus Road [………………………………..]the main Circle, you’ll see the library on the comer and Queens Building is just past that as you head north.You will find that it is quieter here and you may get fewer [………………………………..]! By the way the Circle is quite a feature of the [………………………………..]as it’s set into the hills and has a [………………………………..]new sports centre in the [………………………………..]– it’s worth going to look around it.

Now, the Parkway Flats are on the [………………………………..]corner to the library, facing the Circle, as vou head towards the main buildings. The main buildings are only about a [………………………………..]walk from here and places in these Halls go quickly so my [………………………………..]is to reserve your place as soon as [………………………………..]. Then Temple Rise is inside the Circle, next to the sports centre, but further from the main University buildings. Now. if you’d like to go oft and … (fade)…

SECTION 3

You will hear two students, Jenna and Marco, discussing a Business Studies projcct they have to do.

Jenna: Come on Marco. We’ve got to get on and sort out this [………………………………..]for Professor Barclay.

Marco: Hang on. I want to make sure we’ve got all the [………………………………..]. Now .. (sitting down)… where are we?

Jenna: Well, today we need to sort out exactly what we’re going to do and how wc’rc going to [………………………………..]the work up.

Marco: OK. How long have we got, by the way?

Jenna: Um .. the end of term is [………………………………..]and he said to hand it in on week 8, so that’s March 25th at the latest because the beginning of that week is 21st. So not long!

Marco: Right. Have you got the notes there?

Jenna: Yes, he wants us to do a fairly [………………………………..]study, like the last one, on whether or not [………………………………..]were offering more benefits to staff. We’ve now got to look at the rise in older workers. Should be fairly [………………………………..].

Marco: Yeah, as long as we keep it small. Who’s marking it?

Jenna: Don’t know – sometimes he gets the PhD students to mark it for him.

Marco: Oh actually it just says here ‘a [………………………………..]. I [………………………………..]it’s too much for Professor Barclay to do them all.

Jenna: Yeah. Anyway, how arc we going to go about this?

Marco: Well, we have to decide how big we want it to be and who we’re …

Jenna: (cutting him off)… Yeah, but I think vvc must sort out a [………………………………..]for the project [………………………………..]nothing will get done.

Marco: OK. Do you want to do that?

Jenna: Alright. I’ll do it as soon as we finish here.

OK – what do we have to do now for the project? What’s the best way to go about it?

Marco: Um … well. Professor Carter [………………………………..]we set up a focus group to get some in-depth [………………………………..]but I think that’ll take a lot of time.

Jenna: Yeah. I agree. If we did a focus group, we’d have to spend time [………………………………..]who to include in it and it’s not [………………………………..]to do one anyway.

Marco: Oh. fine.

Jenna: And. if you agree. I think we should get in touch with the businesses on the list Professor Carter pave us and ask them if they’re prepared to [………………………………..].

Marco: Sound;, good – then we can go there, give them [………………………………..]and collect them later.

Jenna: Exactly.

Marco: OK. Then do we need to book one of those study rooms in the [………………………………..]so we can work together to input the data? Perhaps not, as I guess just one of us could just sort it out, actually.

Jenna: Yes, that would be easier. A lot of what we’re doing is [………………………………..], so it’ll be writing up rather than [………………………………..]. No software for that I’m afraid!

Marco: And I think it would look better if we had actual shots .of some of the staff because we’re citing [………………………………..]as a factor in [………………………………..], aren’t we?

Jenna: Yeah. OK. I’ll factor that all in when I son everything out tonight.

Marco: I’m glad we [………………………………..]to work together. I think it’s going to work out well.

Jenna: Yes. well, given that we had to work in pairs on this project, I think we were right to choose each other. Wc [………………………………..]each other academically as we’re each good at what the other isn’t! In fact, we should have [………………………………..]working together before!

Marco: Yes! Now, how shall wc split the work? I’ll do the [………………………………..], shall I?

Jenna: Oh – OK.

Marco: ILii iust that it might be faster because I’m used to doing it – although your [………………………………..]is better than mine. I need more practice at reading, really.

Jenna: OK. I’ll do the presentation then. If that’s OK with you?

Marco: Yeah. sure. I don’t mind speaking [………………………………..]but I hate preparing all the notes for them.

Jenna: Thing is, the tutor said one person should do the whole [………………………………..]and he’s said he expects me to do ir because I haven’t done one yet.

Marco: No. that’s tine. Now … (fade)…

SECTION 4

Yon will hear a media studies tutor giving a lecture about news sources.

Lecturer: OK. now many of you will have heard about the [………………………………..]death of newspapers as people [………………………………..]access the TV and the internet for their news. Today I want to look at the USA. which has very [………………………………..]news sources, to see if this is actually true.

In the USA the main news sources without [………………………………..]are TV, the internet and the press – that is traditional [………………………………..]. And, although they arc cach [………………………………..]and growing, they are also changing. Obviously TV news has been around for a while, and the early evening [………………………………..]when people get in from work are very popular. I [………………………………..]we traditionally think of the morning newspaper arriving on our [………………………………..]with the daily news. Interestingly, this is not [………………………………..]out by the statistics, which show that readership in the US is much higher when people have lime to [………………………………..], when they’re not working, [………………………………..]on Sundays. The internet is also a popular weekend activity but shows no [………………………………..]with weekday [………………………………..]. So people arc using the different sources in different ways. Interestingly, local radio has been hit less by the [………………………………..]of quite strong local newspapers than by the internet, which is seen to offer a better [………………………………..]service. But just because the internet is seen as the new force in news media does not mean it is [………………………………..]. Television has, of course, been global for a while, but now [………………………………..]changes, which have [………………………………..]the rise of online news, have also allowed newspapers to print and [………………………………..]editions across the world. In fact, internet news, which is seen as the big [………………………………..]for traditional markets, does not offer that much [………………………………..]. Often the sources are the online versions of the newspapers, whereas television, in order to offer something different-has had to come up with a much more [………………………………..]of reporting from hard news to light reports on [………………………………..]events. Another issue is reliability – the internet is virtually [………………………………..]so anything can be reported there, whether true or not. [………………………………..]on newspapers have fought a long hard battle to fight [………………………………..]and to retain the freedom of the press. Television, however, is seen as [………………………………..]to political power and has bccome subject to [………………………………..]controls about what it can or cannot say.

Now one very critical factor in keeping newspapers alive and well in the USA has been their [………………………………..]to advertising. Obviously newspapers are heavily dependent on advertising [………………………………..]and they have become more and more [………………………………..]in what they offer, in order to make sure that [………………………………..]use them, and not other news sources. This has meant that, contrary to popular [………………………………..], newspapers now have a [………………………………..]higher profit margin than the rest of [………………………………..]

So how have they [………………………………..]to raise advertising revenue in this way? Well, they have put a lot of effort into developing and [………………………………..]a very strong [………………………………..]with the retail trade. And they’ve come up with a winner. A [………………………………..]tool in their sales plan has been suggesting that the [………………………………..]they run can have vouchers. This has been [………………………………..]effective because they have found that, not only do more people,buy the paper to get the [………………………………..]but also that this [………………………………..]means much higher sales for the clients who advertised. As well as doing this, the newspapers have also introduced [………………………………..]sales campaigns over the last few years. This has [………………………………..]in a significant and continuing rise in the number of advertisers [………………………………..]to pay the extra for [………………………………..]ads. So, what I would like … (fade)…

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