IELTS Listening Practice Test 41

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SECTION 1

Questions 1 – 10

Complete the form below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Tom’s Computer Maintenance

Customer Information Form

Date: Sunday, 12th May

Example:                                                                                   Answer.

Reason for call:                                                                   computer problem

What happened:                            the screen 1…………………………

Troubleshooting checklist:

Restarted computer

The computer is 2………………. – not running on battery

Activity when the problem occurred:           3………………………………………..

Possible diagnosis: a virus

Anti-virus programme: 4……………………………………….

Appointment

Location: 5………………………………..

Time scheduled for visit: 6……………………………………

Street address: 14 7…………………………………. Crescent, 2F3

Customer name: Sandra 8……………………………………

Name on buzzer: the same as above

Fee: 9………………………………….for the first hour’s work, then £40 per hour

Estimated time for job: less than 10……………………………………..

SECTION 2

Questions 11 – 17

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

11 The speaker’s job requires

A. a great deal of walking. B extensive travel.

B. extensive travel.

C. clean water.

12 Why is this story being told?

A. to promote Charity-Water B for entertainment purposes C to encourage Helen

B. for entertainment purposes C to encourage Helen

C. to encourage Helen

13. Why do the charity workers usually surprise communities?

A. It makes people happy.

B. It is difficult to spread news.

C. It makes their work easier.

14 When villagers heard of the charity workers’ arrival, they

A. had a party.

B. were suspicious.

C. took no notice.

15 Helen is feeling

A. ecstatic about her new life.

B. curious about the charity workers.

C. nostalgic about her old life.

16 What did the speaker notice about Helen?

A. that she had bathed recently

B. the care she took with her appearance C that she was wearing a green uniform

C. that she was wearing a green uniform

17 Making someone feel beautiful was

A. part of the speaker’s job description.

B. an unexpected bonus for the speaker.

C. of little importance to the speaker.

Questions 18 – 20

In what THREE ways did the new well improve Helen’s life?

Choose THREE letters A – G.

18……………………………                       19…………………………….                           20……………………………..

A. Her children enjoyed better health E. She had more choices and options
B. It increased her household income F. She made new friends in her village
C. It gave her more free time G. It allowed her to go to school
D. She got a leadership position  

SECTION 3

Questions 21 – 25

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

21 Jessica is interviewing Dr Kitching for ……………………………….. for the school newspaper.

22 Everyone Jessica knows is rather …………………………………. about how to ask for references.

23 Dr Kitching gives Jessica permission …………………………….. to their conversation.

24 Dr Kitching writes more than ………………………………. a year.

25 The majority of ……………………………….. are in the spring or early summer when students start thinking about their future.

Questions 26 – 30

Complete the flow-chart below.

Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter A – G next to questions 26 – 30.

STEPS TO TAKE WHEN ASKING FOR A REFERENCE AFTER GRADUATION

Start with a(n) 26…………………..

Say what 27…………………………. you took and when you took it.

Give any 28 ……………………….. to identify yourself.

Follow up with a(n) 29…………………..

Ask for a(n) 30…………………………

A. message
B. meeting
C. information
D. exam
E. telephone call
F. course
G. email

SECTION 4

Question 31 – 40

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Date: 6th November

Lecture Topic Primate Behaviour

Review – Last lecture we talked about how physical features apply to:

  • living primates
  • classification
  • 31………………………
  • Human  evolution is not just about how people have 32…………………….. but also about how our behaviour evolved.

• The most notable thing about humans is not just that they walk on two legs but that they can 33……………………….

Primate Cognitive Abilities

Cognition = the amount of 34……………………… that goes into a behaviour.

It’s difficult to come up with 35……………………. to measure cognition.

How sentient are the 36…………………………….

Sentient = there is 37………………………… conscious thought

Behaviours that support the presence ef conscious thought in primates:

  • Various sorts of 38………………………….. (helping others without benefit)
  • “Machiavellian Intelligence” or deliberate 39………………………………..
  • Chimps can be language-trained – highly intelligent
  • Cognition and intelligence in primates has deep 40…………………………….. ramifications.

Answer key:

  1. Went blank
  2. Plugged in
  3. On the/ using the Internet
  4. Not sure
  5. Morningside (area)
  6. 7:45
  7. Branston
  8. Sarrencen
  9. 60
  10. Half an hour
  11. B
  12. A
  13. C
  14. A
  15. A
  16. B
  17. B
  18. C
  19. D
  20. E
  21. an article
  22. puzzled
  23. record
  24. 50 references
  25. (the) requests
  26. E
  27. F
  28. C
  29. G
  30. B
  31. the sossil record
  32. changed physically
  33. reason and/or imagine
  34. thought
  35. experiments
  36. great apes
  37. presence of
  38. altruism
  39. social deception
  40. moral and political

BONUS EXERCISE: GAP-FILLING 

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