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IELTS Listening Practice Test 52 with Answers
IELTS Listening Practice Test 52 with Answers

IELTS Listening Practice Test 52 with Answers

In the Listening Test 52, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40. The recordings will be played only once.

Section 1 is a conversation between two women as one of the women buys a bus pass.

Section 2 is a radio presenter interviewing a man about the Sydney Harbor Bridge.

Section 3 is a conversation among 3 students discussing a survey they are going to do.

Section 4 is a lecture education marine biology.

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Section 1

Questions 1-10

Questions 1-5

Complete the form below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS OR SOME NUMBERS for each answer.

BUS PASS APPLICATION FORM

Example: PASS APPLIED FOR Answer: 1 month
NAME Nathalie 1 ………………………
ADDRESS 45 2 ……………………. Newlands Adelaide
POSTCODE 8490
DATE OF BIRTH     3 …………………….., 1982
TELEPHONE  NUMBER 4 ……………………………….
UNIVERSITY CARD SHOWN Yes
ZONES REQUIRED   5 ……………………………….

Questions 6-10

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS OR SOME NUMBERS for each answer.

Adelaide Day Trips on the Bus

The MacDonald Nature Park  
Outward Journey Leaves   8.00 am
Length of Journey 2 hours
Return Journey Leaves   6 ………………….
Things to do/see Walk nature trails + MacDonald River
Bring A camera
Pearl Bay  
Outward Journey Leaves  9.00 am
Length of Journey   7 …………………….
Return Journey Leaves 4.00 pm
Things to do/see Walk along 8 ………………… + see view Lie on the beach + swim
Bring Swimming gear + a towel
The Huron Gold Mine  
Outward Journey Leaves 9.30 am
Length of Journey   Half an hour
Return Journey Arrival time 9 ………………….
Things to do/see Go round the museum and tunnels, find some gold!!
Bring     10 …………………..

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Section 2

Questions 11-20

Questions 11-16

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN 3 WORDS OR A NUMBER for each answer.

11. The highest point of the bridge is 134m above ……………………………………………………..

12. The two pairs of pylons are made of …………………………………………………………………..

13. ……………………………………………………… % of the steel for making the bridge came from the UK.

14. 800 families from…………………………………….. compensation to accommodate the construction of the approaches to the bridge.

15. People……………………………………………was the main cause of death of workers while constructing the bridge.

16. Three …………………………………………… were made to mark the opening of the bridge. One is worth several hundred dollars today.

Questions 17-20

Choose FOUR letters (A – J) and write them in boxes 17-20 on your answer sheet.

Which FOUR of the following facts are NOT true about the Sydney Harbour Bridge today?

A. There are no more trams crossing the bridge.

B. There are eight traffic lanes on the bridge.

C. Trains still cross the bridge.

D. People are allowed to walk across the bridge.

E. Buses are allowed to cross the bridge.

F. The Harbor Tunnel has not helped traffic congestion on the bridge.

G. More than 182 000 vehicles cross the bridge daily.

H. Horses can no longer cross the bridge.

I. Bicycles are not allowed to cross the bridge.

J. To go back and forward across the bridge costs $6.

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Section 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21-27

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN 3 WORDS for each answer.

21. While waiting for Phil, Mel and Laura were ……………………………………………

22. A telephone survey was rejected because it would be ………………………………………………

23. A mail survey was rejected because it would …………………………………………..

24. The best number of people to survey would be ………………………………………………………

25. If their survey only included 100 people, it would not be ……………………………………………………..

26. The number of people that Laura, Phil and Mel agree to survey was ……………………………………………

27. The number of questions in the survey was agreed to be …………………………………………………….

Questions 28-30

Circle THREE letters A-G

What are the three locations that Laura, Phil and Mel chose for their survey?

A. The town square

B. The train station

C. The university cafeteria

D. Dobbins department store

E. The corner of the High Street and College Road

F. The bus station

G. The corner of the High Street and Wilkins Road

Section 4

Questions 31-40

Questions 31-34

Complete the table below by matching the individual with their role (Questions 31-34) in the lecture on the coelacanth.

Write the appropriate letters A-F on your answer sheet.

NB There are more roles than individuals so you will not need to use them all.

INDIVIDUAL ROLE
Dr.  J.L.B. Smith  31……………………………………
Marjorie Courtney-Latimer  32…………………………………..
Dr.   Mark Erdmann  33…………………………………..
Captain Goosen  34…………………………………..

ROLES

A. Paid fishermen for unidentified finds.

B. Caught a strange-looking fish.

C. Contacted scientists in Indonesia.

D. Photographed a coelacanth seen by accident.

E. First recognized the coelacanth for what it was.

F. Bought a specimen of a coelacanth in a market.

Questions 35-40

Choose the correct letters A-C

35. The coelacanth was…

A. well known to Indonesian fishermen.

B. unknown to Indonesian fishermen.

C. a first in the market.

36. The only difference between the Comoros coelacanth and the Sulawesi coelacanth is…

A .their intracranial joint.

B. their paired fins.

C .their color.

37. Coelacanths seemed to have their greatest population…

A. 360 million years ago.

B. 240 million years ago.

C. 80 million years ago.

38. Modem coelacanths probably left no fossilized remains over the past 80 million years because…

A. of too much clay sediment.

B. conditions where they lived were not favorable for fossilization.

C. volcanoes are needed for fossilization.

39. Scientists had a better understanding of the coelacanth after 1991 because…

A. the French government had previously limited study on the Comoros coelacanth.

B. Comoros were far away and difficult to reach.

C. Comoros opened an airport.

40. On the 1991 expedition, scientist studied the coelacanth…

A. only from fishermen’s specimens.

B. through the windows of their submarine.

C. from diving down.

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Section 1

1. Jameson

2. Forest Avenue

3. 8490

4. 6249 7152

5. 1-5

6. 4.30 pm

7. 1 hour

8. The cliffs

9. 1.30 pm

10. A sweater

Section 2

11. Mean sea level

12. Concrete and granite

13. About 79

14. 438

15. Falling

16. (Postage) stamps

17. D

18. F

19. G

20. J

Section 3

21. Chatting/ talking

22. Too expensive

23. Take too long

24. 1000

25. Statistically significant

26. 500

27. 5

28. A

29. D

30. E

Section 4

31. E

32. A

33. D

34. B

35. A

36. C

37. B

38. B

39. A

40. B

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