IELTS Listening Practice Test 66

ielts-listening-practice-test-66

SECTION 1

Questions 1-10

Complete the form below.

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

Example:                            ClearPoint Telephone Company
                                                       Customer Order Form

Order taken by:                        Ms. Jones

Name:                                         Harold 1____________

Address:                                      2______________ Fulton Avenue, apartment 12

Type of service:                         3______________

Employer:                                  Wrightsville Medical Group

Occupation:                               4______________

Work phone:                             5______________

Time at current job:                6______________

Special services:                       7______________   8______________

Installation scheduled for      Day 9___________ Time of day 10_______________

SECTION 2

Questions 11-14

Choose the correct letter, A, B, or C

11 The fair will take place at the

A Fairgrounds.
B park.
C .school.

12 The fair will begin on Friday

A morning.
B afternoon.
C evening.

13 The fair will begin with a

A parade.
B dance performance.
C speech by the mayor.

14 There will be free admission on

A Friday.
B Saturday.
C Sunday.

Questions 15 – 20

Complete the chart below.

Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD for each answer.

Day/Time Event
Saturday afternoon 15_______________ show
Saturday evening 16_______________ by the lake
Sunday afternoon 17_______________ contest
All weekend 18_______________ food

19_______________ for children

20_______________ for sale

SECTION 3

Questions 21—23

Complete the information below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

How to get academic credit for work experience

First, read the 21______________ . Find courses that match your work experience. Then write 22__________of your work cxperience. Submit that together with a letter from your 23_____________to the university admissions office.

Questions 24—28

Where can the items listed below be found?

A admissions office
B counseling center1
C library

Write the correct letter, A, B, or C, next to questions 24—28.

24. university catalog                                            ______

25. application for admission form                    ______

26. requirements list                                             ______

27. recommendation forms                                 ______

28. job listings                                                        ______

Questions 29 and 30

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

29. What are full-time students eligible for?

A. Discounted books
B. The work-study program
C. A free bus pass

30. How can a student get financial assistance?

A. Speak with a counselor
B. Apply to the admissions office
C. Make arrangements with a bank

SECTION 4

Questions 31-35

Complete the chart with information about the black hear.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Range Lives in 31________________of North America
Diet Ninety percent of diet consists of 32___________

Also eats 33______________

Cubs Baby bear cubs are born in 34 __________________
Life span Black bears live for about 35______________in the wild.

Questions 36-40

Which characteristics fit black bears and which fit grizzly bears?

Write A if it is a characteristic of black bears. Write B if it is a characteristic of grizzly bears.

36. Has a patch of light fur on its chest ________

37. Weighs 225 kilos __________

38. Has a shoulder hump _________

39. Has pointed cars _________

40. Has shorter claws ___________

Answer keys:

1. Kramer
2. 58
3. residential
4. office manager
5. 637-555-9014
6. nine years
7. long distance
8. Internet
9. Friday
10. morning
11. B
12. C
13. B
14. A
15. down
16. concert
17. singing
18. international
19. games
20. crafts
21. university catalog
22. a summary
23. work supervisor
24. C
25. A
26. B
27. A
28. C
29. B
30. A
31. forested area
32. plant foods
33. insects/fish
34. the winter
35. twenty-five years
36. A
37. B
38. B
39. A
40. A

BONUS EXERCISE: GAP-FILLING 

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

Section 1. You will hear a man arranging to get a telephone connection.

Woman: This is the ClearPoint Telephone Company customer [………………………………..]office. My name is Ms. Jones. How may I help you?

Man:   Yes. I’m moving, and I’d like to arrange to have a phone line [………………………………..].

Woman:         Of course. Let me get some information from you first. May I have your name, please?

Man:   It’s [………………………………..]. Harold Kramer.

Woman: And would you spell your last name for me, please?

Man:   K-R-A-M-E-R.

Woman: M-E-R. Got it. OK, could I have the address where you’d like to have the telephone [………………………………..]?

Man:   That would he number [………………………………..], apartment 12.

Woman:         Is that a business or a [………………………………..]?

Man:   A residence. It’s my new home address.

Woman:         Then the type of phone service you want is [………………………………..], not business?

Man:   Yes, yes. It’s for my home.

Woman:         All right. Fine. Now let me get your [………………………………..]information. Who is your current employer?

Man:   I work at the Wrightsville Medical Group.

Woman:         Then your [………………………………..]is doctor?

Man:   No, I work for the doctors. I’m the [………………………………..].

Woman:         OK. And could I have your work phone number?

Man:   It’s [………………………………..].

Woman:         9014. Great. Just one more thing, I need to know how long you’ve been at your current job.

Man:   I’ve been working there for quite a while now, let me see, eight, no, nine, that’s right, [………………………………..].

Woman:         OK, good. You’ve been there long enough, so I don’t need to ask about any other work [………………………………..]. Now, in addition to our basic phone service, we have several [………………………………..] available.

Man:   Could you explain them to me?

Woman:         Most customers opt for unlimited [………………………………..]service. It really saves you money if you make a lot of long-distance calls.

Man:   Thar sounds like a good idea.

Woman:         Then I’ll put you down for long-distance service. Another popular service is [………………………………..]. Voicemail takes all your messages [………………………………..], and all it takes is one simple phone call to [………………………………..]them.

Man:   Hmmm, voicemail. No, 1 don’t think so. I have an answering machine to take my [………………………………..]. It’s old, but it still works fine.

Woman:         We also provide Internet service if you’re interested in that.

Man:   I am. I’lease put me down for Internet as well as phone service.

Woman:         Right. OK, 1 think we’re almost finished. I just need to [………………………………..]a time for the [………………………………..]to go to your apartment and do the installation. l.et me see…. What about next Tuesday? Would that work for you?

Man:   No, not Tuesday. I’ll be at a [………………………………..]all day. Wednesday would work, though.

Woman:         I’m afraid I won’t have any technicians in your area on Wednesday. I could send someone on Friday.

Man:   That would be fine.

Woman:         What time of day works best for you? Morning or afternoon?

Man:   Morning would be best.

Woman:         All right then. It’s on the schedule. Do you have any questions?

Man:   No, I don’t think so.

Woman:         Thank you for calling ClearPoint.

Section 2: You will hear a radio interview about an upcoming fair.

Man:   Good afternoon, and welcome to City Hour, the radio show that [………………………………..]you all the latest information about events in and around our city. Today we have with us Cynthia Smith, who is heading up this year’s City Fair. Cynthia, would you start by giving us some of the basic [………………………………..]about the fair? Where will it take place this year?

Woman:         I’m glad you asked that question, because I know most people will be [………………………………..]the fair to be at the [………………………………..]as usual, but we’ve had to change the location this year due to some [………………………………..]work. You know, they’re building the new high school in that neighborhood, and they’ve been using the fairgrounds as a place to store construction [………………………………..]. So we’ve moved the fair to City Park, which I think is a wonderful location.

Man:   Yes, that will be a great place for the fair. I understand that the fair begins on Friday morning with a [………………………………..]opening event.

Woman:         Actually, it won’t begin until that evening, but you’re right about the special event. [………………………………..], we’ve begun with a [………………………………..], but this year our opening event will be a special dance [………………………………..], and the most [………………………………..]part is that the [………………………………..]will be one of the dancers.[………………………………..]Man:      The mayor is a woman of many [………………………………..]. Cynthia, could you tell our [………………………………..]about the price of [………………………………..]? What will it cost to attend the fair?

Woman:         We’re trying to keep the price down as much as [………………………………..]. A three-day pass is just [………………………………..]Or you can buy a Saturday- or Sunday-only pass for $15. The opening event on Friday, the dance performance, doesn’t cost any¬thing to [………………………………..], and we’re hoping a lot of people will come watch that.

Man:   Could you tell us about some of the events [………………………………..]for Saturday and Sunday, the main days of the fair?

Woman:         We have a lot of exciting things planned. There are a number of events [………………………………..]for children, including a clown show on Saturday afternoon. On Saturday evening, we’ve got an event that can be [………………………………..]by the whole family—a [………………………………..]by the lake.

Man:   I’m sure that will be a popular event. Is there anything special [………………………………..]for Sunday?

Woman:         Yes, a really fun event, and we hope a lot of people will [………………………………..]. There will be a singing [………………………………..]in the afternoon. It’s open to everyone, at no charge. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an [………………………………..]singer or not. If you’ve always [………………………………..]of singing on stage, this is your chance.

Man:   That sounds like a lot of fun.

Woman:         I think it will be. I’d also like your listeners to know that [………………………………..]the special events I’ve [………………………………..], there will be things taking place all [………………………………..]. For example, at the food court, international food will be [………………………………..]. You’ll be able to sample dishes from all around the world. There will also be [………………………………..]games for children at different locations around the fair.

Man:   Will there be things people can buy, [………………………………..], anything like that?

Woman:         We have a large area set aside where there will be [………………………………..]for sale. This will be an [………………………………..]to buy many lovely [………………………………..]things, and to get to know some of our local artists and [………………………………..], as well.

Man:   It sounds like there will be a lot of fun for everyone at this year’s fair. Thank you for sharing the information with us, Cynthia.

Woman:         Thank you for inviting me.

Section 3. You will hear a conversation between a prospective student and a university advisor about applying to enter the university.

Student:         I’m interested in entering your Business [………………………………..]program, and I’d like some information on how to apply. I’m a little [………………………………..]because I’ve been out of school for a number of years.

Advisor:         I hat could actually work to your [………………………………..]. It’s possible to get aca¬demic credit for work experience, if that experience is [………………………………..]to courses in our program.

Student:         I’ve been working in business for several years. How would I get [………………………………..]credit for that?

Advisor:         First, you’ll need to read the university [………………………………..]to see if any of the course descriptions match your specific job experience. For example, if you’ve worked in accounting, you may be able to get credit for an [………………………………..]course.

Student:         So then what would I do?

Advisor:         You would write a summary of your work experience, relating it to [………………………………..]courses we offer. Submit that to the [………………………………..]Office with a letter from your work [………………………………..]confirming your experience.

Student:         Would I submit those things at the same time that I apply for admission?

Advisor:         That would be the best idea. Have you seen a copy of our university catalog?

Student:         Not the most recent one. I have a copy from last year.

Advisor:         You’ll need to look at the latest one. Unfortunately, I’ve run out of copies, but you can get one from the [………………………………..]for now, and I’ll send you your own copy as soon as I have more [………………………………..].

Student.: Thank you. How does the admissions [………………………………..]work?

Advisor:         Well, first you’ll need to get an application for admission. Those are available in the Admissions Office. The application form [………………………………..]all the instructions you’ll need.

Student:         That sounds simple enough.

Advisor:         Of course, you’ll need to make sure you meet all the admissions [………………………………..].

Student:         How can I know what those are?

Advisor:         We have copies of the requirements lists for all university programs here in the [………………………………..]. I’ll give you one before you leave today.

Student:         Will I need to get [………………………………..]from my employer or former teachers?

Advisor:         Yes, you will. The recommendation forms are available in the Admissions Office. Now, I don’t know if you’ll also be applying for a [………………………………..]job through the university work-study program.

Student:         I’m [………………………………..]that. How can I find out what kinds of jobs are offered?

Advisor:         You can access the job listings from the computers in the library. Are you planning to study full time or part time?

Student:         I want to be a full-time student.

Advisor:         Good. Then you’ll qualify for the work-study program. Part-time students aren’t [………………………………..].

Student:         As a full-time student, would I be eligible for a free buss pass?

Advisor:         No, unfortunately, we don’t have those available for any of our students. However, you can apply for financial [………………………………..]to help pay for your books or for your [………………………………..].

Student:         I’d like to look into that. Do I apply for that at the Admissions Office?

Advisor:         No, that’s through us. You’ll need to make an [………………………………..]with a counselor.

Section 4. You will hear a lecture about the black bear.

Lecturer: The black bear, or Ursus [………………………………..], has a wide range, inhabiting [………………………………..]areas of North America, including Canada, the United States, and parts of northern Mexico. Black bears are [………………………………..], getting their [………………………………..]from a wide variety of plants and animals. The particular foods any one bear eats [………………………………..]what’s available in the area where that bear lives, as well as on the [………………………………..]of the year. Generally speaking, plant foods make up [………………………………..]of the bear’s diet. The rest of its meals [………………………………..]animal foods such as insects and fish.

Bears have a relatively long [………………………………..]period. Mating takes place in the spring or early summer, but bear cubs aren’t born until the following winter. Usually, two cubs are born at a time, although some litters may have as many as [………………………………..]. Bear cubs are dependent on their mother and may stay with her for close to two years. Wild black bears can live as long as [………………………………..]. They’ve lived for as long as 30 years or more in [………………………………..].

Lecturer: Much of the black bear’s range [………………………………..]with the range of its close cousin, the [………………………………..]bear. Although these bears are somewhat similar in [………………………………..]and habits, it isn’t difficult to tell the difference between them. Color isn’t necessarily a [………………………………..]characteristic, as both species of bears occur in a range of colors from almost [………………………………..]to dark brown or black. Many black bears, however, have a patch of fur on their [………………………………..]that’s lighter in color than the rest of their fur. Grizzly bears don’t have this [………………………………..]. Size isn’t always a distinguishing [………………………………..]either, although grizzly bears are usually heavier, with an average weight of [………………………………..]. Black bears average 140 kilos in weight. Grizzly bears spend time [………………………………..]in the ground for roots and [………………………………..]that make up part of their diet. The large muscles they need for this give them a distinct [………………………………..]. This hump is [………………………………..]in black bears, which don’t do the same kind of digging. The shape of the face and ears is also different in each species of bear. Grizzly bears have a [………………………………..]between the eyes and nose and short, round ears. Black bears, on the other hand, have a [………………………………..]profile and longer, more pointed ears. Grizzly bears are known for their [………………………………..]long, sharp claws. Black bears have shorter [………………………………..], which are better suited for climbing trees.

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