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IELTS Practice Test Listening 14
IELTS Listening Practice Test 14

IELTS Listening Practice Test 14

In the Listening Test 14, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40 based on said recordings.

Section 1 is a conversation between a saleswoman and a customer.

Section 2 is a presentation on conference and meeting facilities.

Section 3 is a conversation discussing taking a year gap during studies.

Section 4 is a lecture on Prairie dogs.

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Section 1

Question 1-10

Question 1-3

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

1. How long will the customer’s course last? ………………………

2. Which course has the customer already taken at the school? ………………………..

3. How much discount can returning students qualify for? ………………………..

Question 4-6

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

4. The customer’s address is ………………………

5. The customer can contact his former teacher by ……………………….

6. There are hours of classes each day, Monday to Friday ……………………….

Question 7-10

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

7. What is the customer’s impression of the female Arabic teacher? ……………………….

8. What other languages can the customer speak? …………………………

9. What does the customer decide is the third factor in choosing a school? ……………………….

10. What does the customer say the reception area should be like? …………………………

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Section 2

Question 11-20

Question 11-13

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

11. The Construction Education Centre has existed for ……………………….

12. The CEC receives visitors, trainees, and delegates each year …………………………

13. Equipment is available for days …………………….

Question 14-16

Complete the following information about the various rooms available at the CEC.

Name of room Capacity Usage
London Room seating 140 used for seminars, presentations, receptions
  reception 200 divisible into 140
Bloomsbury Room  seating 72 used for seminars, lectures, receptions
  reception 100  
Holborn 1 15…………………… used for meetings, training classes, presentations
Holborn 2 18 used for meetings, training classes, presentations
Oxford Suite   used for 16…………., presentations

Question 17-20:

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

17. In which part of the CEC was the “Sustainable London” event held? ………………………..

18. How many schemes were shown at the “Sustainable London” event? ………………………

19. When does the CEC expect to have 150 students? ……………………

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Section 3

Question 21-30

Question 21-23:

Choose the correct answer A, B, C, or D.

21. David says that he thinks a gap year is unsuitable for …………………..

A. a few people

B. some people      

C. the majority of people 

D. almost all people

22. Gap years began because of Oxford and Cambridge ……………………..

A. demanded all students take one

B. demand all students take one

C. only considered applicants whose results were known

D. only consider applicants whose results are known

23. Gap years are popular in …………………….

A. the UK and Australia

B. the UK, Australia, and the USA

C. the UK, Australia, and most of Europe

D. developed countries

Question 24-27:

Choose the correct answer or answers A, B, C and or D

24. Students in most European countries …………….

A. study 4-year courses at university

B. have longer courses than British students

C. have longer holidays than British students

D. have less chance to make money during a gap year

25. David says that gap years cost £15,000 to £20,000 because that is ………………………

A. the total cost of travel, accommodation, food, insurance, etc…

B. the salary a new graduate can expect

C. the cost of the gap year plus the salary a graduate can expect

D. how much a person loses throughout their career by taking a gap year

26. Kelly says that a gap year can benefit young people by ……………………….

A. increasing motivation

B. providing insights into their study field

C. making their CV attractive to employers

D. helping them get a higher salary after graduating

27. David says that ……………………..

A. useful non-academic skills can be learned during a gap year

B. most young people get good university degrees

C. gap years don’t teach young people useful skills

D. employers think gap years are a waste of time

Question 28-30

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

28. Kelly suggests working for a …………………..

29. Research shows employers appreciate young people who have lived outside ………………

30. The graduate workplace requires flexibility and …………………..

Section 4

Question 31-40

Question 31-33

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

31. Prairie dog’s barks have meanings …………………….

32. Prairie dogs are able to invent ……………………. for things they have never seen before.

33. Prairie dogs in Arizona and Colorado appear to speak differently, but mutually comprehensible ……………………….

Question 34-36

Complete the following notes on the criteria set by linguists for something to be a language.

• has words with 34 …………………….

• word order helps convey meaning

• possible to introduce fresh vocabulary

• made up of 35 …………………

• can 36 …………………… regardless of time and space

Question 37-40

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

37. What did the researcher use to record the prairie dog’s barks? ……………………….

38. What kind of animal is the great-horned owl? ………………………

39. Why wouldn’t the prairie dogs know of the European ferret? ……………………..

40. What kind of animal is the coyote described as? ……………………

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Section 1

1. 4/four weeks

2. Arabic refresher (course)

3. 5%

4. 38 Temple Way

5. e-mail

6. 4/four

7. well-spoken, friendly

8. French and German

9. location

10. welcoming

Section 2

11. seventy / 70 years

12. over 100,000

13. half or whole

14. three / 3 separate rooms

15. 20- 22

16. executive meeting

17. (in/the) exhibition area/part

18. over 60

19. in two/2 years

20. (a) car park

Section 3

21. C

22. C

23. A

24. B

25. B

26. A

27. A

28. charity

29. their comfort zones

30. improvisation skills

Section 4

31. distinct, individual (NB just one of these two words is acceptable)

32. (new) terms

33. dialects

34. abstract meaning

35. smaller elements

36. use words

37. digital recorders

38. nocturnal

39. (it is) foreign

40. (a) predator

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