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IELTS Listening Practice Test 20
IELTS Listening Practice Test 20

IELTS Listening Practice Test 20

In this Listening Test, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40.

Section 1 is a conversation between a man and a researcher.

Section 2 is a seminar on international students and employments in the country.

Section 3 is a conversation between 2 students about culture shock and how to overcome it.

Section 4 is a presentation on an online course.

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Section 1

Question 1-10

Question 1-4

Complete the following information using NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR NUMBERS for each blank.

Name William Glass
E-mail 1 ……………….
Date 26 February 2007
Occupation 2 ………………..
Age 29
Marital status 3 …………………
Children no
Salary 4 ……………. £ thousand/year

Question 5-8

Write the appropriate letter on your answer sheet.

Current residence

  0-3 months
  4-6 months
Moving 7-9 months
  10-12 months
  Over 12 months

5. Size                                  

A. Below 100 sq.m.                                                                        

B. 100-200 sq.m.

C. Over 200 sq.m.

6. Ownership                      

A. rented  

B. owner-occupier                                         

C. owned/rented by a company                                 

Future residence

7. Cost                                  

A. up to £50,000

B. £50,000 -£100,000

C. £100,000-£200,000

D. £200,000 – £250,000

E. over £250,000

8. Size (excl. garden)      

A. Below 100 sq.m.                           

B. 100-200 sq.m.

C. Over 200 sq.m.

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Question 9 and 10

Answer the following questions and write the appropriate letter(s) on your answer sheet.

NB More than one letter may be correct for each answer.

9. Which people/organizations are involved in the Haydon housing project?

A. A private company                        

B. The government                            

C. A housing association

D. Co-operatives

10. Which facilities will Mr Glass use at the Haydon housing project?

A. The cinema                                     

B. The shopping centre                    

C. The golf course

D. The fitness centre

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Section 2

Question 11-20

Question 11

11. What does EEA stand for? ……………….

Question 12-16

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

Stamp Applies to Conditions
none EEA citizens none
restriction on working non-EEA citizens – course lasts more than 6 months 12 …………………… you can work a maximum of 20 hours per week unless work placement is an essential part of course. 

Cannot run own business or work as a professional sportsperson or entertainer.

Cannot hold a 13 ……………….  position but can do fulltime, short-term work during holidays.

Cannot automatically include 14……………….. as evidence of ability to support yourself financially.

prohibition on working non-EEA citizens – course lasts 6 months or less Not allowed to work at all. May apply to have it changed.

If you can provide evidence that you will be 15 ………………… passport stamp will normally be changed.

Illegal to 16 …………………. before getting stamp changed.

Question 17-20

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

The spouse or child of a non-EEA student can work if they have a stamp that doesn’t 17 ………………….. However, they may not run 18 …………………… Government 19 ……………….. on working after completion of your studies may change in the near future. Special rules apply to 20 …………………..

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Section 3

Question 21-30

Question 21-23

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

21. Things that seem exciting and fascinating can later seem ………………… according to Ali and Jatinder.

22. Even people from cultures that have ……………….. lifestyles to those in the UK can suffer from culture shock.

23. Jatinder didn’t attend an ………………… because her parents wouldn’t let her go early.

Question 24-26

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

24. Which member of the academic staff can help with culture shock, according to Ali? ………………….

25. What scheme does Jatinder talk about? ………………….

26. What does Ali say Katarina should do regarding her family? …………………

Question 27-30

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

27. The ……………………. may also have information about national or cultural groups outside the university.

28. Ali suggests that staying ……………….. can help overcome culture shock.

29. Katarina decides to register at the ……………………

30. For religious people, the student union has a register of ………………….

Section 4

Question 31-40

Question 31-34

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

31. Which course is this one based on? ……………………..

32. What doesn’t the course cover? ……………………..

33. What two items does each participant receive? ……………………

34. Can non-professionals take the course? ……………………

Question 35 and 36

Complete the notes on the benefits of the course, using NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each gap.

a quick insight into modern electronics

emphasis on practical devices and systems

assumes no 35 ………………………

can function as a 36 ……………………, hands-on simulations

a certificate of completion

Question 37-40

Complete the following information on the course content, using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each gap.

Unit 1 37 …………………..
Unit 2 Ohm’s Law
Unit 6 38 ………………….. inductors, and transformers
Unit 8 39 ………………….. Semiconductors
Unit 10 40 ………………….. and further applications

 

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Section 1

1. [email protected]

2. civil servant

3. single

4. 24 – 36

5. A

6. B

7. B

8. B

9. A , B

10. A, B, D

Section 2

11. European Economic Area

12. During Term-time 

13. permanent full -time

14. (your) earnings

15. on a placement

16. begin your placement

17. mention employment

18. their own business

19. policies

20. doctors, dentists, nurses

Section 3

21. strange and frightening

22. (very) similar

23. induction programme

24. personal tutor

25. buddy/ mentoring system

26. keep in touch/ contact

27. student union

28. healthy and active

29. (university) sports centre

30. places of worship

Section 4

31. Overview of Electronics

32. digital electronics

33. book CD-Rom

34. yes

35. prior knowledge

36. refresher course

37. Electronic systems

38. Magnetism

39. an introduction to

40. A review unit

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