IELTS Listening Practice Test 52

ielts-listening-practice-test-52

SECTION 1

Question 1 – 5

Complete the form below.

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

BUS PASS APPLICATION FORM

Example                                                                                      Answer
PASS APPLIED FOR                                                        1 month

NAME                                                                                          Nathalie

ADDRESS                                                                                   45 (2)…………………………………….
Newlands
Adelaide

POSTCODE                                                                                (3)…………………………………………

DATE OF BIRTH                                                                      13th May 1982

TEL 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                                                       8.00am
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                                                        9.00am
Length of Journey                                                                    (7)……………………………………………
Return Journey Leaves                                                           4.00pm
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                                                       9.30am
Length of Journey                                                                   Half an hour
Return Journey Leaves                                                          (9)…………………………………………..
Things to do/see                                                                      Go round the museum and tunnels
Find some gold!!
Bring                                                                                           (10)………………………………………..

SECTION 2

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 accomodate 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

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

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

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 Harbour 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.

SECTION 3

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 – 34

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

Write the approprate 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 recognised 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 intercranial joint.

B. their paired fins.

C .their colour.

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 fossilised remains over the past 80 million years because…

A. of too much clay sediment.

B. conditions where they lived were not favourable for fossilisation.

C. volcanoes are needed for fossilisation.

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. the Comoros were far away and difficult to reach.

C. the 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.

Answer key:

  1. Jameson
  2. Forest Avenue
  3. 8490
  4. 6249 7152
  5. 1 – 5
  6. 4.30pm
  7. 1 hour
  8. The cliffs
  9. 1.30pm
  10. A sweater
  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
  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
  31. E
  32. A
  33. D
  34. B
  35. A
  36. C
  37. B
  38. B
  39. A
  40. B

BONUS EXERCISE: GAP-FILLING 

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