IELTS Listening Practice Test 80

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SECTION 1

Questions 1-5

Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Details of the car

Age / mileage:              about (1)_________years old and has done approx. 40,000 miles.

History:                          had (2)_____________previous owners.

Reason for sale:         selling it because has a (3)_______________in London – no car needed.

Final price:                   agreed (4) £__________________

Appointment:             offered to meet on Saturday, at (5)_______________a.m. in the cafe.

Questions 6-10

Complete the form below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Wayne’s wheels insurance

APPLICATION FORM

Name:                                             Mohammed (6)________________

Date of birth:                              21st (7)___________________

Car make:                                     Peugeot (8)_______________

Registration number:             (9)_____________________

Address:                                       78 Acacia Avenue, Stourbridge,
Wolverhampton, BM56 YLM.

Total annual Insurance
(incl. admin charge):               (10) £_

SECTION 2

Questions 11 and 12

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

11. All the students on the course

A. are native English speakers.
B. are from Asian countries.
C. have jobs in law.

12. The blended learning course is

A. taught face-to-face fur half of the year.
B. taught online with two face-to-face meetings.
C. taught completely online with virtual exams.

Questions 13-17

Complete the now chart. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

How to use the virtual learning platform (VLP)

Log-on to the platform. Download the first (13)______________and__________________

Buy books on (14)___________________or download them from VLP

If you need help, contact tutor by (15)_____________________ or phone.

If you prefer, ask students for help via the (16)________________________

Get (17)___________________from tutor on VLP a week later.

Questions 18-20

Choose THREE letters A-F.

What THREE things can you do on the blended learning course?

A. participate in seminars at any time

B. meet with your tutor at regular times

C. listen to lectures at a time of your choice

D. study on a full-time basis at a distance

E. have more time to finish an assignment

F. have another year to complete your degree

SECTION 3

Questions 21-26

Complete the sentences below. Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD for each answer.

21. The tutor is pleased that lane is ahvavs well for seminars.

22. Jane enjoys the psychology seminars and is good at .

23. The lecture on critical thinking was about asking particular tvpes of

24. lane should think about the supporting other students’theories.

25. The tutor is that jane makes claims which are not proved.

26. lane needs to use more as evidence for claims she makes.

Questions 27-30

What are the disadvantages of each type of research?

Choose your answers from A-F below and write the letters next to questions 27-30.

27. Case studies

28. Research papers

29. Interviews

30. Questionnaires

A. dont give very detailed information.
B. can encourage a particular answer.
C. don’t provide enough information.
D. may make a theory or argument weaker.
E. can produce very unscientific results.
F. can be out-of-date.

SECTION 4

Questions 31-35

Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer

The Great Pyramid of Khufu
Reason for interest Because of the (32)_________ and size of the pyramid
(32)_________ 5.9 million tons
Height (33)___________ metres tall
Material (34) _________ stone blocks
Date 2550 BC: took (35) ________ to complete
Number of workers 20,000 – 30,000
Mystery How could workers move a stone block weighing two tons?

Questions 36-40

Complete the diagrams. Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

5-1

Answer keys:

Section 1, Questions 1-10

1. nine/9

2. one/1

3. job / work

4. £500 / five hundred pounds

5. 11.30/half past eleven

6. Al-Shariff

7. October 1994

8. 205 Diesel

9. YL34GGB

10. £1,250 / one thousand, two hundred and fifty pounds

Section 2, Questions 11-20

11. C

12. B

13. assignment / reading list or reading list/assignment

14. (the) Internet/internet

15. email

16. student forum

17 grade

18-20. C, E and F

Section 3, Questions 21-30

21. prepared

22. listening.

23. questions

24. evidence

25. concerned

26. data

27. C

28. F

29. D

30. B

Section 4, Questions 31-40

31. weight

32. mass

33. 146 /one hundred and forty

34. 2.3 million / 2,300,000

35. 80 years / eighty years

36. straight

37 stone

38. buildings

39. 60/sixty

40. internal

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

[Ma = Magda, Mo = Mohammed]

Ma: Hello.

Mo: Oh, hello, can I speak to Magda please?

Ma: Yes, this is Magda here.

Mo: Hi, Magda, my name’s Mohammed. I’m phoning about the car [………………………………]on the college [………………………………]. Is it still available?

Ma: Yes, it is. A few people have come to see it, but they all want newer, faster cars.

Mo: That was my first question actually. How old is the car?

Ma: It’s nine years old … but it doesn’t look it.

Mo: Mmm, that’s good. And how many miles has it done?

Ma: Well the mileometer says [………………………………].

Mo: That seems quite low for a car of that age. I think maybe the [………………………………]is broken!

Ma: No, I think it’s because the previous owner was an old lady and she didn’t use it that much.

Mo: Right, great. Can I ask why you’re selling the car?

Ma: Yes, sure. I’ve just got a job in [………………………………]. I can take the tube so I don’t need a car.

Mo: That’s great, congratulations. Um, icould I just check the price? Uh, the advert says [………………………………]which seems quite a lot for an old car.

Ma: Not really, when you think it hasn’t done many miles. I can take [………………………………]off the final price, but that’s it I’m [………………………………].

Mo: OK, that seems fair. Could I come and see the car this evening?

Ma: Um, well, tonight’s not great, but I could [………………………………]tomorrow.

Mo: Fine. Shall we say around 11am?

Ma: OK. Shall I drive the car to you?

Mo: That’s really kind, thanks. 1 live on campus. We could meet in the cafe; I’ll buy you a coffee to say thanks.

Ma: Sure, I’ll be there around [………………………………].

Mo: Great, see you there.

[I = Insurance broker, Mo= Mohammed]

I: Good afternoon, Wayne’s Wheels, can I help you?

Mo: Um, hello, yes, I’ve just bought a car and I need some [………………………………].

I: OK, I’ll ask you some questions and see what we can do to help.

Mo: All right.

I: So, let’s start with your full name.

Mo: My name is Mohammed Al-Shariff I: I’m sorry, can you spell your [………………………………]?

Mo: Yes, it s A-L, hyphen, S-H-A-R-I-F-F.

I: Thanks, and when were you bom Mohammed?

Mo: I was bom on the [………………………………].

I: So you’re 19. Great. And what sort of car have you bought?

Mo: It’s a Peugeot 205 Diesel.

I: Mmm. Have you got the registration number?

Mo: Yes, it’s [………………………………].

I: OK, can I have your address?

Mo: Yes, it’s 78 Acacia Avenue, Stourbridge, Wolverhampton, [………………………………]. I: Is that A-C-A-C-I-A?

Mo: That s right.

I: Well, the good news is that the computer is saying that [………………………………]is a safe area, so this will keep the price of your insurance down.

Mo: That’s good. Do you know how much it’ll be?

I: Well… the system is quoting me a price of [………………………………].

Mo: Per year?

I: No, per month, I’m afraid and you’ll need to pay an extra £50 in the first month which is the [………………………………]charge.

Mo: OK, so that’s [………………………………] in total for the year?

I: That’s right. Now, how would you like to pay? …

SECTION 2

Hi there, everybody. Thank you so much for coming. In the room here today we have students from Japan, Afghanistan, Europe and North America. Some of you have English as your first [………………………………]but the [………………………………]don’t. You all have something in common though; everyone here works in the field of law, and you are all here for our new [………………………………]learning course, which allows you to get the [………………………………]you need without leaving your country or your job.

So, this two-day [………………………………]is one of only two chances that you will get to meet your [………………………………]and your classmates [………………………………]in your first year of study. The next time we meet it’ll be for a lot longer; our three-month summer [………………………………]course, which ends with your end-of-year exams.

You’ll be doing all of your online learning on our Virtual Learning [………………………………], or VLP for short. This is a set of online tools which help you to study and allow your work to be [………………………………]. So, how will you use the VLP? Well, first of all, when you return to your country, you need to log on to the VLP and then [………………………………]your first [………………………………]and the reading list.

Then you will need to find the books on the reading list. Some of the books will be [………………………………]to download from the VLP, but you may have to buy some on the Internet.

While you are studying for your first assignment, if you have any questions, please feel free to write your tutor an [………………………………]. If you’d prefer, you can arrange to have a phone [………………………………]with your tutor instead.

If you’ve asked your tutor for help and you don’t want to contact them again, you can try the student [………………………………]. There will be lots of other students who will be happy to help. After you’ve [………………………………]your first assignment, you can [………………………………]to wait about a week before your tutor uploads your grade onto the VLP. Assignments are a [………………………………]small part of the course, however. A lot more time will be spent [………………………………]in seminars and listening to lectures. There is one seminar per week, which you’ll be able to participate in on the VLP. We try to choose a [………………………………]time for everyone but you may find that your [………………………………]is very early in the morning or late at night. There are also five [………………………………]per week. These are recorded and [………………………………]onto the VLP and you can listen to them at a convenient time.

Now, I think you all know that [………………………………]a full-time job with studying isn’t easy. It may be that, from time to time, you can’t meet a [………………………………]. If this happens, let your tutor know and they will [………………………………]how much extra time you need. There’s also the option, in the most [………………………………], to extend your degree, to give you another year of study time. We don’t [………………………………]you to do this. However, it is an option and we can discuss it with you if [………………………………]. So, that brings me to the end of my talk. Has anybody got any questions? I know it’s a lot to take in…

SECTION 3

[T = Tutor, J = Jane]

T: Morning, Jane, thanks for coming to see me, take a seat.

J: Thank you, Dr Coulson.

T: Now, you’re [………………………………]wondering why I wanted to talk to you.

J: Well, yes, it has been worrying me a bit.

T: No need to worry. I just wanted to have a chat about your [………………………………]this term and in particular, [………………………………]your research project.

J: OK.

T: So, I shouid start by saying that you’re a very active member of the [………………………………]group. You have always [………………………………]well for the seminars by reading around the [………………………………], which is good.

J: Thank you. I find the seminars very interesting. I try to listen to the group’s ideas as well.

T: Yes, you are very good at listening, but I feel that you [………………………………]the ideas suggested in the group a little too easily.

J: I’m sorry, I’m not sure what you mean.

T: Well, do you remember the lecture on [………………………………]thinking I gave?

J: Um, yes, I think so. It was all about asking questions.

T: Well, that’s partly right, but it’s the type of questions you ask that is [………………………………]. For example, if one of the people in your group [………………………………]an idea, you need to ask yourself what evidence there is to [………………………………]this idea.

J: OK, I’ll try to do that. You [………………………………]my research project as well?

T: Yes, it’s actualty connected to the idea of critical thinking. I’m a little [………………………………]that the essay makes some [………………………………]which I’m not sure your research completely [………………………………]. For example, you make the [………………………………]that people who have difficulty with their speech probably had an [………………………………]when they were young.

J: Yes, that’s because my case study had a very bad car accident as a child and since then he has not been able to speak [………………………………].

T: OK, that’s interesting. But I think you need a greater [………………………………]of data to support your findings. You can’t really rely on case studies alone. They’re a great source of [………………………………]information about [………………………………], but they don’t really provide us with the quantity of information needed to make general claims. Have you checked whether there are any [………………………………]papers which talk about the connection between accidents and speech?

J: Not yet, no, but I will.

T: Yes, do. They might analyze what happens in the brain after an accident and why this might [………………………………]speech. Remember to check the date the [………………………………]was written though; research [………………………………]to go out of date quickly. Iiave you also [………………………………]experts who argue against the connection between speech problems and accidents?

J: No, I thought that that would weaken my [………………………………].

T: Well, it may well do. But it doesn’t really matter what you [………………………………]in the end, you just need to think about the [………………………………]on both sides and make a reasoned [………………………………].

J: OK, I think I see what you mean. I was also thinking about getting a higher quantity of information through sending this [………………………………]out to medical [………………………………]. Would you mind having a look at it for me…

T: Yes, sure, let’s see … Well, on the whole, it’s fine, I think. But you need to be very careful about asking ‘leading questions’. What I mean by that is some of your questions may actually suggest what answer you are looking for.

J: That’s [………………………………]. Thank you. I’ll change those questions.

T: Good So, when do you think you’ll have a first draft for me to look at?

SECTION 4

Hello everybody. So, as part of our study [………………………………]this term, we’ve researched an aspect of [………………………………]which has some kind of mystery [………………………………]to it. I’m going to talk about the [………………………………]of the Great Pyramids of Egypt. In particular, I’m going to [………………………………]on the theories surrounding how the [………………………………]were built. I’m going to start by putting pyramids into their [………………………………]context. Then I’m going to look at the different ideas [………………………………]the building of the pyramids. At the end there will be the chance to ask questions.

So, why are we so [………………………………]with the building of the pyramids? Well it’s to do with their [………………………………]size and weight. The Great Pyramid of Khufu, for example, at Giza in [………………………………], has a mass of [………………………………]tons and it is around [………………………………]tall. Approximately [………………………………]stone blocks were used to build it. Today’s architects would have difficulties building a pyramid of this size and weight in the middle of a [………………………………], even with the help of powered [………………………………]. For the architects of [………………………………], who didn’t have modem technology to help them, building a pyramid must have been almost [………………………………]. There’s no doubt that they had a big work force. During the [………………………………]of building this pyramid, between [………………………………]and [………………………………]workers helped with its construction. However, this doesn’t explain how workers could lift and move a stone block which [………………………………]over two tons. There have been several theories about this from leading [………………………………].

One [………………………………]theory states that a straight ramp, or slope, was built outside the pyramid and workers could walk up the [………………………………], pulling the stone block. This [………………………………], at the top, [………………………………]the theory. As you can see, one problem is the size of the ramp. In order to get it to reach right to the top of the pyramid, the ramp would have to be around 1 km long. There wasn’t the space for this sort of ramp; pyramids were built on a high [………………………………], with other buildings around them, as shown in the diagram.

This second diagram shows another theory, which has been [………………………………]by French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin. Houdin believes that a shorter, 60- metre long ramp was used on the outside of the pyramid. Workers would pull the [………………………………]blocks up the ramp in order to build the base of the pyramid. As the bottom of the pyramid was being built using the [………………………………], a second ramp was being built, inside the pyramid. The internal ramp begins at the bottom, is about 6 feet wide, and is much less steep than a large, external straight ramp would be.

So, I’ve outlined two of the main theories [………………………………]with the building of the pyramids. I [………………………………]think that Houdin’s theory is the most believable. However, I’d like to know your opinions. Would anyone like to say what they think or ask a question?…

 

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