IELTS Listening Practice Test 76

ielts-listening-practice-test-76

SECTION 1

Questions 1-10

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS ANDIOR A NUMBER for each answer.

Example                                                                                                Answer
Title of conference:                                                                             Future Direction in Computing

Three day cost:                                                                                1 £……………………
Payment by 2……………………or on arrival

Accommodation:

Conference Centre

  • 3£……………………per night
  • near to conference rooms

Guest House

  • 4 £……………………per night
  • approximately 5……………………walk from Conference Centre

Further documents to be sent:

  • 6 ……………………………
  • an application form

Location:

Conference Centre is on 7……………………Park Road, next to the 8…………………..

Taxi costs 9 £……………………or take bus number 10……………………from station.

SECTION 2

Questions 11-13

Which team will do each of the following jobs?

Choose THREE answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-D, next to questions 11-13.

Teams

A. the blue team
B. the yellow team
C. the green team
D. the red team

11. checking entrance tickets                     …………

12. preparing refreshments                      …………

13. directing car-park traffic.                    …………

Questions 14 – 20

Complete the table below.

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

Travel Expo
Temporary Staff Orientation Programme 

Time  Event Details
9:30 am Talk by Anne Smith
  • information about pay
  • will give out the 14 ………….. forms
10:00 am Talk by Peter Chen
  • will discuss Conference Centre plan
  • will explain about arrangements for 15…………….. and fire exits
10:30 am Coffee Break
  • go to Staff Canteen on the 16………………………..
11:00 am Video Presentation
  • go to 17…………………………..
  • video title: 18…………………..
12:00 Buffet Lunch
  • go to the 19……………………. on 1st floor
1:00 pm Meet the 20…………………….
3:00 pm Finish

SECTION 3

Questions 21-25

Complete the summary below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer

The School of Education Libraries

The libraries on both sites provide internet access and have a variety of 21…………………materials on education.

The Castle Road library has books on sociology, together with 22…………………… and other resources relevant to the majority of 23……………………school subjects.

The Fordham library includes resources for teaching in 24……………………education and special needs.

Current issues of periodicals are available at both libraries, although 25 ………………….issues are only available at Fordham.

Questions 26 and 27

Answer the questions below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS ANDIOR A NUMBER for each answer.

26 Which books cannot be renewed by telephone or email?
_____________________________________________

27 How much time is allowed to return recalled books?
_____________________________________________

Questions 28-30

Choose THREE letters, A-G.

Which THREE topics do this term’s study skills workshops cover?

A. An introduction to the Internet

B. How to carry out research for a dissertation

C. Making good use of the whole range of library services

D. Planning a dissertation

E. Standard requirements when writing a dissertation

F. Using the Internet when doing research

G. What books and technical resources are available in the library

SECTION 4

Questions 31-34

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

31. When did Asiatic lions develop as a separate sub-species?

A. about 10,000 years ago
B. about 100,000 years ago
C. about 1,000,000 years ago

32. Pictures of Asiatic lions can be seen on ancient coins from

A. Greece.
B. The Middle East.
C. India.

33. Asiatic lions disappeared from Europe

A. 2,500 years ago.
B. 2,000 years ago.
C. 1,900 years ago.

34. Very few African lions have

A. a long mane.
B. a coat with varied colours.
C. a fold of skin on their stomach.

Questions 35 – 40

Complete the sentences below.

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

THE GIR SANCTUARY

35. The sanctuary has an area of approximately……………………square kilometres.

36. One threat to the lions in the sanctuary is…………………….

37. The ancestors of the Gir Sanctuary lions were protected by a…………………….

38. A large part of the lions’……………………consists of animals belonging to local farmers.

39. The lions sometimes…………………….especially when water is short.

40. In ancient India, a man would light a lion as a test of…………………….

Answer keys:

1. 75
2 cheque/check
3. 15
4. 25
5. 10 minute(s’)/min(s’)
6. conference pack
7. South
8. library
9. 5
10. 21A
11. D
12. A
13. C
14. tax
15. security
16. ground floor
17. lecture room 311
18. Safety at Work
19. Main Hall
20. team leaders
21. reference
22. textbooks
23. secondary
24. primary
25. back
26. overdue books/ones
27.  7 working days
28-30. IN ANY ORDER
C
E
F
31. B
32. A
33. B
35. 1,450
36. disease
37. (wealthy) prince
38. diet
39. attack humans
40. leadership

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 have to fill each space with the missing word by listening to the audio for this IELTS listening practice test. 

SECTION 1

CLERK: Conference Centre [………………………….]. Good morning.

WOMAN: Hi. I’m interested in the computing [………………………….]next month,

CLERK: Future Directions in Computing?

WOMAN: Yes, that’s right. Could I ask you a few questions about it?

CLERK: Of course.

WOMAN: OK. I know the conference is for three days but actually I want to attend on the Friday and Saturday only. Will that work out to be any [………………………….]?

CLERK: Let me have a look. Well, you could register for the two days [………………………….], but that wouldn’t actually save you very much as it still costs [………………………….]for each day. In fact, if you could register for the three days, you also get an [………………………….]to a free dinner on the Saturday night, so that’s probably the better option.

WOMAN: Right, I’ll do that. How much will the fees be in that case?

CLERK: It’s [………………………….]

WOMAN: All right. I’d like to register for the full three days. Now, can I pay that by [………………………….]?

CLERK: I m afraid not. You’ll have to send a cheque to us, or you can pay at the conference office.

WOMAN: Fine. So it’s [………………………….]easiest if I pay by cheque. Now then, what else do I need to arrange? Right. How about [………………………….]? I guess that’s not [………………………….]in the price?

CLERK: No, I’m sorry, it’s not, but we do have a few rooms available for [………………………….]at the conference centre if you’d like. Those are very cheap but if you’re interested you’ll need to book soon, because there’s always a heavy [………………………….]for them. They are only [………………………….]per night, but they are very  basic and you’d have to get your own [………………………….], because they don’t provide you with that. But it’s very [………………………….], because it’s in the same building as the conference rooms.

WOMAN: Uhuh.

CLERK: Or there’s a very reasonable guest house which is [………………………….]per night. And I  think that includes your breakfast.

WOMAN: Is it close to the conference centre?

CLERK: It would be about a [………………………….]walk away from here.

WOMAN: I see. That sounds quite [………………………….].

CLERK: The details are all in our conference pack, which I’ll send you.

WOMAN:  Great, thanks. That’ll be very useful. Oh, and can you also send me an [………………………….] form?

CLERK: Of course. I’ll get that in the post to you straight away. Is there anything else?

WOMAN: Yes, actually. Can you tell me where exactly the conference centre is?

CLERK: Well, it’s on South Park Road and it’s right at the end of the road next to the library, It’s a [………………………….]taxi ride from the station and will  cost you £5. Otherwise, you can take the bus which runs every half an  hour from the [………………………….]– that’s the 21A – and it brings you straight  to the conference centre.

WOMAN: Right, got that.

 SECTION 2

Good morning and welcome, everybody. I’m Jenny Stewart and I’m the [………………………….]here at the exhibition centre. We’re [………………………….]this year’s International Travel Exhibition to attract over [………………………….]visitors a day, ladies and gentlemen, and you are among the two hundred extra staff [………………………….]to help look after them. Now, to help things run [………………………….], we have divided you into four teams – the blue team, the green team, the red team, and the yellow team. So first I’ll explain how the teams are [………………………….]up, and then we’ll be giving you colour-coded T-shirts so we can [………………………….]you more easily. First of all, those who will be looking after the phones and [………………………….]all calls regarding the [………………………….], you will be on the red team. Now, we’ve also put the [………………………….]on the red team and you’ll be stamping the entrance tickets ‘ and giving out publicity leaflets, OK?

Those of you involved in [………………………….]entrance tickets will be on the yellow team and we’ve also put those of you who’ll be staffing the information booths around the conference centre on the yellow team, so you’ll be getting a yellow T-shirt. Now, most of the [………………………….]staff have been put in the blue team, so the [………………………….]among you and the kitchen hands will all need a blue T-shirt, but, because of the sheer numbers, all waiting staff will be on the yellow team, and this includes the bar staff among you. Those who will be monitoring and directing the traffic in the car parks are on the green team, so you’ll need to get a green T-shirt. This year we’ve also [………………………….]a considerable number of [………………………….]to direct the human traffic around the conference centre. Now, you’ll be working in the exhibition hall at all times, giving [………………………….]and generally helping people whenever you can, and you will be in the red team, so please collect a red T-shirt.

Right, now that everyone knows what team they’re in, we’ll get on with the [………………………….]and training programme and first I’ll run through the rest of today’s programme, which you should have in front of you, so that you can get a [………………………….]idea of what else is in store today. This introduction finishes at [………………………….]and then you’ll be hearing from Anne Smith. Anne works in the accounts [………………………….]on level two and she looks after all [………………………….]staff, and so she is the person to see if you have any problems [………………………….]pay. Anne will be explaining when and how you get this. She will also be handing out your tax forms. And I will just stress that all tax forms must be [………………………….]and returned to Anne before your pay can be [………………………….]. Following Anne’s talk you’ll hear from Peter Chen, our Conference Manager, and he will be going over a plan of the [………………………….]centre with you, which will help you to [………………………….]yourselves. He will also go through the security [………………………….]with you and show you the fire exits. Then at 10.30, there will be a coffee break in the staff [………………………….], which is located down on the ground floor, Now, after the break we’ll be moving to a different location for a video [………………………….], so instead of coming back here, we’d like you all to go to Lecture Room three-one-one. You’ll find it on this same level, just down the hall, and there you will be shown a video about [………………………….]safety issues in the [………………………….], called Safely at Work. We’ll finish off the morning with lunch, which should give everyone a chance to meet and get to know each other, and we’ll be serving you a [………………………….]lunch in the Main Hall, which is on the first floor, from 12.00 o’clock. After lunch you’ll be [………………………….]into your teams to meet your [………………………….]and we’re hoping to be all finished by 3.00 so I won’t [………………………….]you any longer, and I’ll hand over to…

SECTION 3

LIBRARIAN: Good afternoon. Can I help you?

STUDENT: Good afternoon. Yes, I’ve just [………………………….]to the School of Education, and I’d like information about joining the library.

LIBRARIAN: Well, the School of Education has [………………………….]on two sites, as I’m sure you know, This one here is the Fordham Site, and the other is on Castle Road.

STUDENT: And is there any [………………………….]between the two libraries?

LIBRARIAN: Not in terms of their [………………………….]. Access to online [………………………….]and the Internet is available at both sites and each site has a range of reference materials on education.

STUDENT: Oh yes. I see.

LIBRARIAN: But the Castle Road site has books on the [………………………….]of education and a collection of [………………………….]and teaching resources covering most of the subjects taught in secondary schools.

STUDENT: Ah, right, but I’m training to be a primary teacher so I need to look at [………………………….]for the five to eleven age group.

LIBRARIAN: Then you’ve come to the right place. At Fordham we hold material relating to primary education, as well as special needs, but of course you’ll need to [………………………….]yourself with both sites to make the most of our [………………………….].

STUDENT: You haven’t mentioned [………………………….]. Are they held at both sites?

LIBRARIAN: Current issues, yes but if you want to look at back [………………………….]you’ll need to use the CD-ROM databases which are held here at Fordham.

STUDENT: I see. Now, about [………………………….]books. I’m living out of town, so I’m hoping I can borrow quite a few items, and cut down on the number of trips I have to make.

LIBRARIAN: Right, well, members can borrow two books at a time from each site.

STUDENT: Only two books?

LIBRARIAN: Only two from each site, but that’s four [………………………….].

STUDENT: Oh I see, and how long can I hang on to them for?

LIBRARIAN: The borrowing period is one month, but of course books can be [………………………….]. You can renew any item a [………………………….]of three times.

STUDENT: Do I have to come to the library to do that?

LIBRARIAN: No, you can do it by telephone or email, but you can’t renew overdue books this way, only before or on the due date [………………………….]in the book. We’ll need your full name, your borrower number and the name of the site library you borrowed the items from.

STUDENT: So theoretically I can borrow books for up to [………………………….]– is that what you’re saying?

LIBRARIAN: Yes, provided they’re not [………………………….].

STUDENT: So, what happens then?

LIBRARIAN: Well, sometimes an item is [………………………….]by another borrower, in which case we’d send you a letter, and you’d have to return the book within seven working davs. Don’t forget we’re closed on Sundays.

STUDENT: OK.

STUDENT: I expect it’ll take me a while to find what I need. There’s such a lot here.

LIBRARIAN: Yes there is, but if you need help getting started, this term we’re running three study skills [………………………….].  •

STUDENT: Oh? What are they on?

LIBRARIAN: Er, let me see. The first one’s on resources – yes, here it is.

STUDENT: How to use the library’s [………………………….]. That includes everything, not just the print and technical resources. That sounds useful. Is there anything on using the Internet?        ,

LIBRARIAN: Er, let’s see. The one on the Internet for beginners was last term,This term it’s finding [………………………….]materials online.

STUDENT: That sounds interesting too, hm, what’s the last one?

LIBRARIAN: It’s a workshop on [………………………….].

STUDENT: What do vou mean – how to write one?

LIBRARIAN: Er. no it’s more to do with [………………………….]writing conventions, you know – writing a [………………………….]and how to refer to sources in your text. That sort of thing. Anyway, here’s a leaflet with information about all three.

STUDENT: Thanks a lot. That’ll be very useful.

LIBRARIAN: You’re welcome.

SECTION 4

Well, most people think that lions only come from Africa. And you would be [………………………….]for thinking this, because in fact most lions do come from [………………………….]. But this hasn’t always been the case. If we go back [………………………….]years we would find that there were lions [………………………….]vast sections of the globe. But now, unfortunately, only very small sections of the lions’ former [………………………….]remain.

My particular interest is Asiatic lions, which are a [………………………….]of African lions. It’s almost a hundred thousand years since the Asiatic lions split off and developed as a sub-species. At one time the Asiatic lion was living as far west as [………………………….]and they were found from then in a band that [………………………….] east through various countries of the Middle East, all the way to India. In [………………………….], you can now see Greek [………………………….]that have clear images of the Asiatic lion on them. Most of them are dated at around [………………………….]. However, Europe saw its last Asiatic lion roaming free [………………………….] years ago. Over the next nineteen hundred years the numbers of Asiatic lions in the other areas [………………………….]steadily, but it was only in the nineteenth century that they [………………………….]from everywhere but India.

So, how can you tell an Asiatic lion from an African lion, with which you’re [………………………….]more familiar? Well, in general, Asiatic lions are not as big as African lions. The [………………………….]is more or less the same, but the [………………………….]of the mane is different – that’s the hair around the lion’s face and neck. The Asiatic lion’s mane is [………………………….]shorter than the African lion’s. Asiatic lions also have a long fold of skin on their [………………………….], whereas not many African lions have this.

Well, I’d like to talk to you now about the Gir [………………………….]in India. That’s where I’ve just come back from. The sanctuary was [………………………….]specifically to protect the Asiatic lion.

It’s [………………………….]in area and most of it is forest. There are now around three hundred Asiatic lions in India and almost all of them are in this sanctuary.

But despite living in a sanctuary, which makes them safe from hunters, they still face a number of problems that threaten their [………………………….]. One of these is the ever-present danger of disease. This is what killed more than a third of Africa’s Serengeti lions in [………………………….], and people are fearful that something similar could happen in the Gir Sanctuary and kill off many of the Asiatic lions there.

India’s lions are particularly [………………………….]because they have a limited gene pool. The reason for this is interesting – it’s because all of them are [………………………….]from a few [………………………….]that were saved by a prince who took a particular interest in them. He was very wealthy, and he [………………………….]to protect them – otherwise they’d probably have died out completely.

When you see the Asiatic lion in India, what you sense is [………………………….]vitality. They’re very [………………………….]beasts and you would never guess that they had this vulnerability when you look at them.

The Asiatic lions don’t have the Gir Sanctuary to themselves, I should add. They actually share it with about two thousand farmers. A significant [………………………….]of the lions’ difil is made up of the livestock of these farmers – goats, chickens and so on – as much as a third, in fact. And they’ve even been known to [………………………….]humans, especially in times of [………………………….].

One final piece of interesting information – in ancient India one of the greatest tests of [………………………….]for a man was to fight a lion. Now it seems, in modern India it will be a great test to see if the lion can be saved. I’m sure this is something that all of you will share concern for too.

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