IELTS Listening Practice 45

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SECTION 1

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……………………..@…………………………… .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 £………………………………

SECTION 2:

Question 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

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

Question 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 be used to broker the deal.
C. An adult of the company’s books.
D. That a study of the company’s projected profit margin be conducted.
E. That the deal be kept secret until it is finalised.
F. That an analysis of the company’s goodwill assets be carried out.
G. That the asking price be lowered.

SECTION 4:

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.

Answer key: 

  1. C
  2. A
  3. C
  4. Flights
  5. (hotel) accommodation
  6. Breakfast (every morning)
  7. Theatre tickets
  8. presley@ sainsbury.com
  9. 6676 6654 9743 1251
  10. £ 31,234
  11. A
  12. C
  13. 1957
  14. 46
  15. Multiple championship
  16. Monaco
  17. Naturally gifted
  18. Hightest
  19. Great rival
  20. Greatest driver
  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
  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.

BONUS EXERCISE: GAP-FILLING 

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