IELTS Listening Practice Test 96

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SECTION 1

Questions 1-4

Complete the following information 

Surname                                                  1____________________

Given name                                            Garba

Local address                                          2____________________

Home address                                       Lagos, Nigeria

Date of birth                                          3____________________

Course                                                    4____________________

Questions 5-7

Answer the following questions using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS/NUMBERS for each answer.

5. How many other UK universities have libraries open 24 hours?

6. What size photocopies are available at the library?

7. How many entries are there on the library database?

Questions 8-10

Complete the following sentences using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each gap.

8. It is not necessary to be _______________ on the lower floor of the library.

9. What is on the upper floor of the library?

10. It is not always necessary to make an appointment to use the ___________________ room.

SECTION 2

Questions 11-13

Complete the following sentences using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR NUMBERS for each gap.

11. Students on courses lasting over a year are usually given until ______________________ to leave the country.

12. You should send your application ______________________ before your permission expires.

13. Your application must only include _____________________ documents.

Questions 14-16

Decide which three things ALL applicants MUST send when extending their leave to remain. Write the appropriate letters in boxes 14, 15 and 16 in any order.

A. Your passport.

B. Your children’s passports.

C. Your Police Registration Certificate.

D. A letter from your college or university saying that you are on a full-time course of study, or that you will be beginning one.

E. Bank statements covering the past three months.

F. A recent passport-sized photograph of yourself.

G. Recent passport-sized photos of your children.

Questions 17-20

Answer the following questions using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR NUMBERS for each answer.

17. Where can you download the FLRS application form?

________________________

18. Which postal service should you use when sending your application?

________________________

19. Which organization has a 24-hour emergency line?

________________________

20. How long do people have to appeal a decision?

________________________

SECTION 3

Questions 21-25

Complete the following sentences using NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each gap.

21. The professor already knows something about Clare from her ____________________.

22. The professor wants to ask Clare about her experience and ___________________.

23. Clare studied ___________________ at University.

24. Clare felt she would be more _______________________ if she was further from her family.

25. Clare chose Infrastructure as one of her _____________________ optional courses.

Questions 26-30

Answer the following questions using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

26. What did Clare want to concentrate on in her studies?

_________________________

27. During which time of the year did she work abroad?

_________________________

28. What didn’t she like in India?

_________________________

29. What did the workers have to remove to make the roads in Sierra Leone?

_________________________

30. What Masters’ course does Clare plan to take?

_________________________

SECTION 4

Questions 31-35

Complete the information in the table using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

UK Parts Geography Industries
31_________ England mostly lowland upland in 32_______________ Manufacturing

farming services

Scotland mountains lochs

(33____________)

glens (valleys)

oil electronics

biotechnology

fishing forestry

Wales 34_______________ mountains lakes Electronics auto parts 35____________

healthcare professional services

Northern Ireland beautiful countryside tourism

Questions 36-40

Answer the following questions using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR NUMBERS for each answer.

36. What kind of weather do many foreigners think Britain has?

________________________

37. Which is the driest month in London?

________________________

38. Which part of Britain tends to be drier?

________________________

39. Where is snow usual in winter?

________________________

40. When is the weather generally most variable?

________________________

Answer keys:

Section 1, Questions 1-10

1. Buwal

2. 16 Bridgeway. Road

3. 25th May 1983

4. M.Sc. Engineering

5. one/1

6. A4

7. (about) half a million/ 500000

8. silent

9. books (and) reports

10. video and DVD

Section 2, Questions 11-20

11. 31st October

12. one/1 month

13. (the) original

14-16. IN ANY ORDER

           A, D,F

17. Home Office website

18. recorded delivery

19. Immigration Advisory Service

20. (a) few days

Section 3, Questions 27-30

21. application form

22. academic background

23. geography

24. independent

25. third year

26. human geography

27. (the) summer

28. (the) climate

29. vegetation

30. Development Studies

Section 4, Questions 31-40

31. Great Britain

32. north and west

33. lakes

34. coastline

35. food processing

36. rain (and) fog

37. April

38. (the) east

39. (parts of) Scotland

40. early spring

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.

Student:          Good morning. I’d like to join the library, please.

Librarian: Of course. Can I just see your […………………………..]?

Student:          Here you are.

Librarian: Thank you. Let me just check – your first name is Garba – G A R B A – and your surname is Buwal – B U W A L.

Student: That’s right.

Librarian: Can I just get some […………………………..]information from you for our database? It won’t take long.

Student:          Sure.

Librarian:         Could I have your address, please?

Student:          Here? In Newtown?

Librarian:         Yes.

Student:          […………………………..].

Librarian:         Is Bridgeway written as one word?

Student:          Yes, it is.

Librarian:         Thank you. Which city are you from? Just the city – I don’t need the full address.

Student: I’m from Lagos in Nigeria.

Librarian: And your date of birth?

Student: […………………………..].

Librarian: Which course are you on?

Student: M.Sc. Engineering.

Librarian: Thank you. That’s all the […………………………..]I need. Your library card will be ready tomorrow. Would you like to pick it up here or shall I send it to your […………………………..]?

Student: I’ll pick it up here. Could I just ask you a few questions?

Librarian: Of course. What would you like to know?

Student: I heard that the library is open 24 hours a day – is that correct?

Librarian: It will be from […………………………..], but now we’re only open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. because this week is only for […………………………..]– there are no formal classes at the university.

Student: I see. It’s very unusual to have a library that’s open 24 hours.

Librarian: We are only the second university in the UK to offer this service. It was […………………………..]popular when we introduced it on […………………………..]last academic year.

Student: What […………………………..]are available here? I missed the orientation, I’m afraid.

Librarian: Well, you can see the three […………………………..]over there by the large desk. The one nearest us is a colour copier.

Student: How much does it cost to make copies?

Librarian: Five pence for black and white and […………………………..]for colour. Only A4 sized copies are available. On the other side of the room, by the windows, you can see the computers. They have a database of all books, newspapers, magazines and […………………………..]in the library – about half a million […………………………..]in all.

Student: Are they connected to the Internet?

Librarian: No. We found that too many students wanted to use them.

Besides, it’s cheap and easy for students to get an Internet connection in their […………………………..].

Student: Those stairs lead to the rest of the library?

Librarian: Yes. On this floor, we have newspapers and magazines.

Users are not required to be […………………………..]in this part of the library, but we do ask that noise be kept to a […………………………..]. Upstairs, there are all the books and reports.

Student: What’s that room at the end there?

Librarian: You mean at the […………………………..]end of the room to my desk? That’s the video and […………………………..]. We have a small selection of videos and DVDs that students can view, but usually an […………………………..]needs to be made in advance. However, this is not necessary if the room is not in use.

Student: Well, thank you very much.

Librarian: My pleasure.

SECTION 2

Presenter: Hello everyone. I’m here to talk to you about […………………………..]your leave to remain in the UK. Let me just check that you are all from outside the […………………………..]Economic Area. If you are from the EEA, this […………………………..]does not apply to you. OK. Let’s begin.

The very first thing to do is to take note of the date that your entry […………………………..]is valid until, or the date that your ‘leave to remain’ in the UK will run out. This is the date when your current […………………………..]to be in the UK will expire. By this date you should either leave the UK or […………………………..]your permission to be here. As a part of the […………………………..]to attract more international students to the UK, many international students are now given permission to be in the UK for the full […………………………..]of study. Students on […………………………..]of 12 months or more that end during the […………………………..]will usually be given permission to be in the UK until […………………………..]. Students on courses that do not follow the usual autumn to summer […………………………..]will usually be given a period that includes two months at the end of the course, for packing up and making […………………………..]to leave.

However, some students are not given permission to be here for the whole of their course at the very beginning. If this has […………………………..]to you, you will have to apply for an […………………………..]of your permission to be here. Start preparing for the […………………………..]about two months before your permission […………………………..]. Howeverr you should not normally make the application until one month before vonr permission runs out. To apply to stay longer in the UK, you must take or send certain documents to the Home Office. The Home Office is the name we give to what people in most other countries call the […………………………..]Ministry. They must be the originals and not […………………………..].

Which documents do you need to send? Your completed […………………………..]form – form FLRS. Your passport and passports for each […………………………..], if they are applying to extend their stay in the UK with you. If your […………………………..]shows that you are required to register with the police, you must also send your Police Registration Certificate and […………………………..]for each dependant, if they are applying to […………………………..]their stay in the UK with you. You also need to send a letter from your college or university stating that you are still enrolled on a full-time course of study, or that vou will be beginning another one. Bank […………………………..]covering the past three months, or other […………………………..]that you have enough money to continue to pay your fees and […………………………..]yourself and any dependants. A recent passport-sized […………………………..]of yourself and similar photos of any of your dependants aged 16 or over, if they are applying to extend their stay in the UK with you.

FLRS stands for Further Leave to Remain Student. To get this form, you can […………………………..]it from the Home Office website or ask at your college or […………………………..]. When you are preparing to fill out the form, it is a good idea to read the […………………………..]Notes. You could also ask a student adviser or […………………………..]officer at your institution for help. Now, where should you send your […………………………..]? You can only send your application by post. Send your documents to: FLRS, Immigration and Nationality […………………………..], Sunshine House, 28 Wellington Road, London, W1A 2BY. Send your documents by recorded […………………………..]and keep the receipt, as well as photocopies of everything you send. You can expect to wait at least four weeks and sometimes […………………………..]longer before a decision on the application is made.

I have some good news about the application […………………………..]. According to new regulations, even if you do not have all these documents available, you must still make sure that you apply before your current permission to be in the UK […………………………..]. Enclose as many of the documents as you have and include a letter […………………………..]what is missing, why it is missing and when you will be able to send it to the Home Office. You will then be […………………………..]to have made your application in time. If your permission to be in the UK has already expired, […………………………..]either a student adviser or welfare officer at your college or university or the […………………………..]Advisory Service on their 24-hour […………………………..]line Oil 7378 9191 or via their website – www.iasuk.org. Please note that if you do make a late application, and the application is […………………………..], you cannot appeal against that decision.

If your application was made in time and if your application is refused, you will […………………………..]a letter from the Home Office telling you why. The letter will also tell you whether or not you have the right to […………………………..]against the decision. If you made your original application in […………………………..]– before your current leave to ‘remain had expired – then you should automatically be given the right to appeal. If you have the right to […………………………..], you will only have a few days in which to exercise this right. You should therefore ask for […………………………..]advice about the appeal process as soon as possible from a lawyer, a student adviser or welfare officer at your college or university or the Immigration Advisory Service.

SECTION 3

Professor: Good morning. Your name is Clare Sanders, isn’t it?

Student: That’s right.

Professor: Well, Clare, as we […………………………..]in the letter, in this interview I’d like to talk about some of the things that you mentioned in your […………………………..]form, such as your experience and academic background.

Clare: I see.

Professor: Now, for your […………………………..]degree, you studied geography, right?

Clare: That’s correct. At the Scottish National University.

Professor: SNU is a very prestigious university. Apart from that, were there any other […………………………..]that you chose to study there?

Clare: Well, your correct in suggesting that the main reason I went there was due to the […………………………..]quality of the university, but there were two other reasons. The first was that it is reasonably far from my home. I wanted to be as […………………………..]as possible from my family […………………………..]I was studying and felt that that was one way of […………………………..]that aim. The other reason was that the university offered an […………………………..]of summer work in developing countries and that’s something I was very keen on.

Professor: That would be the Livingstone Project?

Clare: That’s right.

Professor: I’d like to return to that in a minute. Let me just check the […………………………..]courses you took in your third year.

Clare: The two […………………………..]courses were Methodology in Geography and Statistical […………………………..]and I chose Infrastructure, Development Issues and Geology in addition to those.

Professor: I see. You clearly decided to focus more on the human geography side of things.

Clare: Yes. I Had worked on […………………………..]projects abroad for two summers as part of the […………………………..]Project. The first project was in India and the second was in Sierra Leone.

Professor: Could you tell me the main aims of the projects and how you […………………………..]?

Clare: The Indian project was to ensure that a village had […………………………..]supplies of fresh water and adequate […………………………..]. On that project, my role was to help lay pipes and put together […………………………..]pieces of equipment. The project in Sierra Leone involved improving the […………………………..]. The aim was to create […………………………..]roads between villages so that they could receive aid and so that they could get […………………………..]products, particularly fruit and vegetables, to the […………………………..]and larger towns. My job was to help choose the best route for the roads, […………………………..]any impact on the environment whilst […………………………..]efficiency.

Professor: How did you find the experiences?

Clare: The Indian […………………………..]was helpful in that it was my first experience abroad and I got to see how small development projects can really make a […………………………..]. However, I found the […………………………..]… well, it was extremely hot and humid and we were doing a lot of physical work, so it was well, it made you appreciate air […………………………..], for a start! The second project … well, I enjoyed that a lot more. There was some […………………………..]work, but we had some machinery to help us clear paths through […………………………..]. I really enjoyed being able to put what I had learned into […………………………..]. For example, we had to choose a route on a map first of all, according to the […………………………..]of hills and valleys. Then we had to explore the ground and check that it was really a suitable route.

Professor: And now you’ve decided to take a Masters’ Degree in Dpyplnpment Studies as a result. Great. Well, I just have a few more questions regarding…

SECTION 4

Presenter: Welcome to this […………………………..]lecture on the geography of the United Kingdom. The UK, with a total population of over […………………………..], consists of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Great Britain comprises England. Scotland and Wales. England is the largest country of the UK, with some […………………………..]people. It is mainly a lowland country, with some […………………………..]areas in the north and west. The capital is London with about […………………………..]people. There are many manufacturing industries and farming is […………………………..], but the economy is increasingly service-based, and London is one of the world’s leading centres for banking, […………………………..]and other financial […………………………..]. High-tech industries have […………………………..]many of the more traditional ones. In Scotland, 5 million people live in an area not much smaller than England. The country […………………………..]vast open spaces and is one of the last areas of […………………………..]natural beauty in Europe, […………………………..], lochs – that is ‘lakes’ – and glens – that is ‘valleys’. Modern industries including oil, electronics and biotechnology, as well as more traditional industries such as fishing and […………………………..], drive the economy. The largest city is Glasgow, but the capital is Edinburgh. Wales is home to 3 million people, and its […………………………..]is characterised by […………………………..], mountains and lakes. Cardiff is the capital and largest city. Key industries include electronics, auto components, food processing, health care, and professional services. More Japanese […………………………..]have set up shop in Wales than anywhere else in Europe. About […………………………..]people live in Northern Ireland, the capital of which is Belfast, the largest city. Residents enjoy beautiful countryside. Many new hotels are […………………………..]to cater for increasing numbers of tourists and business […………………………..].

The climate in the UK is […………………………..]: summers are fairly cool and winters are quite mild. And […………………………..]what many foreigners believe, British weather is not rain and fog – it is actually more comfortable, more varied and more interesting than that. What you can look […………………………..]in the way of rain, sun, […………………………..]and even daylight depends on where you will be living. Here are some typical […………………………..]for London. January is the coldest month at […………………………..]whilst July is the hottest at 17°C. Rainfall varies from 56mm in April to 81mm in December. Although the UK is quite small […………………………..], the climate varies from one area to another. In general, the west is wetter and milder than the east, and northern areas are […………………………..]cooler than southern ones. For example, compare the following […………………………..]with the London figures: Edinburgh 14’C in July and […………………………..]15°C in the same month. Edinburgh: 4°C in January and Manchester: 5°C in the same month. Barts of Scotland usually get snow in winter, whereas you might live in London for several years without seeing a […………………………..]snowfall.

International students who are used to tropical or […………………………..]climates are often intrigued by the sheer […………………………..]of the weather in the UK. Weather in the early spring tends to be especially […………………………..]. You could be treated to rain, snow, thunder and lightning, hail, and […………………………..]spring sunshine – all in the course of a single day.

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