IELTS Listening Practice Test 8

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Audio Listening Practice Test 08

SECTION 1: Questions 1-10

Choose the correct letter, A-C

Annie’s father is ……………….

A. feeling happy

B. without a job

C. lazy

Example: B

Question 1-2: Choose TWO letters A-E

Annie’s mother ………………..

A. has arthritis

B. is pleased with her new medicine

C. can hardly move her fingers

D. needs an operation on her leg

E. has medical insurance

Question 3: Choose the correct letter A-C

Bud’s uncle …………………….

A. works at a hospital

B. will help Annie’s father get a cheap operation

C. knows some medical staff

 

Question 4-5: Complete the following sentence. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Annie’s parents are finding it difficult to pay the 4………………………, and her sister has won a 5…………………………

Question 6-7: Choose TWO letters, A-E

Bud’s cousin ……………………..

A. is called Mary

13. met Annie at Annie’s party

C. works at a hotel

D. wants to get promoted

E. is nice to people when she first meets them

Question 8-9: Complete the following sentence. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer

Bud’s father has a 8…………………….. to build a supermarket, and all his workers have to belong to the 9……………………..

Question 10: Answer the question in ONE WORD AND A NUMBER

How many years have Bud’s parents been married? ………………………….

 

SECTION 2: Question 11-20

Question 11-12: Complete the following sentence with NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer

The manager says people want to save money for retirement, children’s education, a 11……………….. , and a 12…………………..

Question 13-14: Choose TWO letters, A-E

The manager says how much money one should spend and how much one should save ………………..

A. depends on individual tastes

B. is clearer as one gets older

C depends entirely on how many children one has

D. should be decided after writing out a budget for daily necessities

E. partly depends on one’s health

Question 15: Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for your answer

What does the manager say you should do if you have nearly spent your budget for the month? ……………………

Question 16-17: Complete the following sentences. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer

16. The manager refers to keeping some money in a current account for use in emergencies as a …………………..

17. The has been described as a voluntary tax on fools …………………….

Question 18-20: Select the correct letter A-F, from the table on the next page which corresponds with each item in the left column below

Item

Corresponding letter

Blue chip stocks

18. …………………..

Balanced portfolios

Venture capital investments

19. …………………..

20. …………………..

A. Best spread 0f risks to meet investors’ objectives

B. Known, guaranteed returns for fixed period of time

C. Should be purchased if buyer is optimistic

D. High risk, potentially high returns

E. Always mean investment in new, small companies with excellent technologies

F. Provide steady returns

 

SECTION 3: Question 21-30

Question 21-22: Choose TWO letters A-E. Which statements are correct?

A. Bill and Jane made a video documentary on homeless people.

B. Jane made a video on homeless people.

C. Prof. Edwards is not clear how much his students know about video cameras.

D. Few students have video cameras.

E. Bill has made a video documentary on homeless people.

Question 23: Complete the following sentence with ONE WORD

Prof. Edwards thinks he should start his video course by explaining the ………………………. of video cameras.

Question 24-25: Choose TWO letters A-E

Prof. Edwards says …………………..

A. his students must each have their own video camera

B. his students cannot all afford to buy video cameras

C. his students must be creative and plan their video projects properly

D. his students need to use 3-CCD video cameras

E. the film department has enough video cameras for his students to use

Question 26-27: Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer

What two uses of wide-angle shots does Prof. Edwards mention?

26. …………………………..

27. …………………………..

Question 28-30: Complete the following sentences. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer

28. Bill says a small hole in one’s pocket is useful for ……………………..

29. Prof. Edwards says filming people without their knowing raises the question of ……………………..

30. Jane wants to even filming people without their knowing ………………………

 

SECTION 4: Question 31-40

Question 31-33: Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer

Prof. Roberts says much of history is concerned with conflict over 31…………………….., 32……………………….. and 33…………………….

Question 34-35: Choose the correct letters A-C

34. Prof. Roberts implies that the concept of ‘hurting others’ ……………………..

A. is always perfectly clear

B. is open to different interpretations

C. becomes an issue when there is no control by government

35. Prof. Roberts says ……………………

A. some native Americans were thieves

B. the concept of personal ownership is universal

C. the concept of ownership is now here to stay

Question 36-39: Complete the following sentences. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer

36. Many classical economists considered private landownership a ………………………

37. Keeping land in good condition for the future is the concept of ………………………..

38. The need to protect has led to increased restrictions on landowners’

rights in some countries …………………………

39. Prof. Roberts believes that is usually the best way to protect natural

resources ……………………….

Question 40: Choose the correct letter A-C

The main difference between freehold and leasehold is ……………………..

A. the duration of effective ownership

B. one applies to houses and the other to flats

C. leasehold docs not apply to land

Go to Page Two to see the Answer Key

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