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IELTS Listening Practice 45

IELTS Listening Practice 45

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In the Listening Test 45, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40 based on said recordings.

Section 1 is a telephone conversation between a travel agent and a school principal who is organizing a tour for third-year students.

Section 2 is an extract from a talk about the history of motor racing. 

Section 3 is a conversation among four business colleagues discussing a takeover proposal.

Section 4 is a lecture on conserving energy.

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Section 1

Questions 1-10

Questions 1-3

Choose the correct letter A, B or C

1. What total discount is Jonathon’s school being offered?

A. 25%

B. 50%

C. 65%

2. Where did Jonathon first want to take his students?

A. Madrid

B. Barcelona

C. Sainsbury

3. What is the normal price of this tour?

A. £679

B. £1261

C. £1940

Questions 4-10

Complete the notes below.

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

Mcfadden’s Travel

Two main things the all-inclusive price covers:

4. ………………………………….

5. ………………………………….

Extras also covered by the all-inclusive offer:

airport taxis, 6……………………………..

a city tour, 7…………………………………

CLIENT DETAILS

E-mail address of contact person: 8……………………[email protected]…………………………… .com

Number of travelers: 49

Date of travel: 7th of April

Departure time: 7:00 a.m.

Arrival time: 10:30 a.m. (local time)

Credit Card Number: 9………………………………..

Expiry Date: 01-Jan-2015

The total cost of booking: 10 £………………………………

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Section 2

Questions 11-20

Questions 11-12

Choose the correct letter A, B, or C

11. What does the word ‘formula’ stand for?

A. the rules drivers must respect

B. the type of roads used for the races

C. the way they drive

12. When did the first championship race take place?

A. 1920

B. 1955

C. 1950

Questions 13-20

Complete the table below.

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

Driver First Title  Last Title  Notable Record’s Interesting Fact
Juan Manuel Fangio 1951 13…………. won 5 world championships, a record which remained for 14……………. years was the first 15………………….winner
Ayrton Senna 1988 1991 won the most races ever at the 16…………………… Grand Prix is regarded as the most 17…………………………
Alain Prost 1985 1993 won the third 18…………………. number of championships driver ever was a 19………………….. of Senna
Michael Schumacher 1994 2004 holds many records including most drivers’ championships, pole positions, race victories, and fastest laps is the 20……………….. on paper

Section 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21-27

Complete the table below.

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

Bizz – Educators Inc.
Upsides Downsides
has a proven track record
is an industry 21………………………… is well-respected and has a great name
has generated a lot of goodwill
consistently has an annual gross profit of 22…………………..  has a clear and ambitious 23………………………. has very high 24………………………… and 2013 for 2012
wants to remain an independent entity, so this would be a hostile 25……………………………
is a production-based company is a 26……………………………. venture is in a different market so there will be no synergy and no cost savings
The official decision on whether to buy Bizz-Educators will be taken at tomorrow’s 27……………………….

Questions 28-30

Choose THREE letters, A – G.

What THREE requirements are there for the takeover of Bizz-Educators to go ahead?

A. Assurances that the management of Bizz – Educators won’t oppose the deal.

B. An independent mediator is used to broker the deal.

C. An adult of the company’s books.

D. That a study of the company’s projected profit margin is conducted.

E. That the deal is kept secret until it is finalized.

F. That analysis of the company’s goodwill assets be carried out.

G. That the asking price is lowered.

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Section 4

Questions 31-40

Question 31-40

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Conserving Energy at Home

Carbon footprint is the 31………………………………….. of greenhouse gas emitted into the atmosphere by an individual as a result of his day-to-day activities.

More than 32……………………………………… of all homes are not insulated.

Reasons to better insulate your home:

Fitting adequate insulation in the 33…………………………… and outer walls of your home can reduce heating costs by as much as 25%.

The government offers 34…………………………………… to people who want to reinsulate their homes.

You will recoup your investment over a short period of time.

Painting 35…………………….. walls in dark colours is a bad idea because dark colours 36………………………….. heat.

Replacing a normal light bulb with an energy-saving one could save you 37……………. over the lifetime of the bulb.

If you have large windows in your home, you should close the 38……………………………………………………………………..

Erect 39………………….. to heat your water supply.

People should continue recycling and composting their 40………………………………. to help protect the environment.

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Answers

Section 1

1. C

2. A

3. C

4. Flights

5. (hotel) accommodation

6. Breakfast (every morning)

7. Theatre tickets

8. [email protected] sainsbury.com

9. 6676 6654 9743 1251

10. £ 31,234

Section 2

11. A

12. C

13. 1957

14. 46

15. Multiple championships

16. Monaco

17. Naturally gifted

18. Highest

19. Great rival

20. Greatest driver

Section 3

21. Leader

22. £ 500,000

23. Strategy

24. Projected profits

25. Takeover (bid)

26. High-risk

27. Board meeting

28. A

29. B

30. E

Section 4

31. amount/volume

32. 65%

33. attic

34. grants/financial aid

35. (the/your) interior

36. absorb

37. £ 25

38. curtains/blinds

39. solar panels

40. waste

Continue with…Test 46

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