IELTS Listening Practice Test 53

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SECTION 1

Questions 1 – 3

Complete the form below.

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

DRURY’S ELECTRICAL STORE
WORK FORM

Example                                                                         Answer
Customer’s Name                                                Phillipa Hutton

Address                                                                         13 Glen Avenue
Westley

Postcode                                                                       (1)…………………………………………

Home Tel.                                                                     01748 524965

Mobile Tel.                                                                   (2)…………………………………………

Customer Receipt                                                       Yes/ No

Date of Repair Enquiry                                              (3)…………………………………………

Job Number                                                                 J25

Problem                                                                        New TV doesn’t work

Questions 4 – 5

Circle the correct letter A – D.

4. Which room did Jane want to use the new television?

A. The dining room

B. The kitchen

C. The bedroom

D. The study

5. What will Jane do while the man is looking at her new television?

A. She’ll wait in the shop

B. She’ll come back tomorrow

C. She’ll go shopping and come back in half an hour

D. She’ll go shopping and come back in an hour

Questions 6-10

Answer the questions below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS OR A NUMBER for each answer.

6. What was the problem with the television?

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7. What day is Jane’s nephew’s birthday next week?

_________________________________

8. How old will Jane’s nephew be next week?

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9. What does Jane think her nephew would like for his birthday?

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10. What time will Jane go back to the shop tomorrow?

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SECTION 2

Questions 11-15

Answer the questions below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS OR A NUMBER for each answer.

11. Who has organised the safety talk?

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12. What crime is most common amongst students?

________________________________________

13. Where does PC Fair suggest that students can hide their belongings?

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14. What should you take with you when you visit an insurance broker about your belongings?

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15. What does PC Fair say that you can use to mark your property?

________________________________________

Questions 16-20

Complete the notes below.

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

UNI. SAFETY TALK

At Home

DOORS:                  Lock front door & ask (16)……………………………………. to put lock on bedroom door.
Fit chain and keep it fastened while at home

WINDOWS            Lock windows, install extra locks and (17)………………………………….. 24 hours.

If frightened. tell someone in hall. (18)………………………………………… at the Union or go to the police.

Going Home

  • Walking home – stay in (19)……………………………. with good light + don’t be alone.
  • 2 late regular night minibuses – priority for women.
  • Taxi better than walking – licensed taxis only and from rank.
  • Keep mobile with you with trusted taxi number inside.
  • Most Important Thing – (20) ……………………………………………..

SECTION 3

Questions 21 – 26

Circle the correct letter A – C.

21. What is Rachel’s extended essay about?

A. Hospitals

B. Factories

C. Towns

22. What did Rachel mainly use to help her with her essay?

A. A book

B. The internet

C. Magazines

23. How does Rachel feel about her essay at the moment?

A. Happy

B. Quite happy

C. Not happy

24. Which part of Rachel’s extended essay did Dr. Jones like best?

A. The introduction

B. The middle

C. The conclusion

25. Which part of Rachel’s essay does Dr. Jones most want Rachel to change?

A. The statistics tables

B. The statistics analysis

C. The bibliography

26. By when does Rachel’s essay have to be finally given in?

A. 21th April

B. 24th April

C. 28th April

Questions 27 – 30

Complete Dr. Jones’ notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Books for Rachel’s Presentation on the Reform Act

Book                                                                    Author                                                             Where to get it

Great 19th Century Reform                                 Mark Needham                                                     (27) in library

Article in “History Monthly”                               Jim Wood                                                               (28) in librarv

(29)……………………                                               Rob Jenkins                                                             Inter Library Loan

Reform and the Nineteenth Century               (30)………………………                                              From me

SECTION 4

Questions 31 – 36

Answer the questions below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS OR A NUMBER for each answer.

31 Where did garlic originally come from?

______________________________

32 What time of year does garlic begin its growth cycle?

______________________________

33 What, along with its small leaves, is the key to garlic’s survival in harsh climates?

______________________________

34 According to an ancient Egyptian record, how many sicknesses can garlic be used to treat?

______________________________

35 In ancient Egypt, how much garlic could buy you a good slave?

______________________________

36 What did Europeans in the Middle Ages believe garlic could help stop?

______________________________

Questions 37 – 40

Complete the summary below of the second half of the food science lecture on garlic.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Today investigations into garlic have shown that it can help cure and prevent many diseases as it boosts the (37)…………………………….. During World War 2 it was even used as (38)…………………….when other drugs were not available.

Although expert opinion differs on many aspects of garlic use, it is agreed that using (39)……………………………. is the best form. This contains the most “allicin”, a compound that is efficient at killing many types of bacteria and, when heated, has beneficial effects in the blood. Indian doctors have recently shown its help in preventing such ailments as arteriosclerosis, thrombosis and (40)………………………………………

Answer keys:

  1. WE5 8GF
  2. 07745 276 145
  3. 7th June/ 7.6
  4. B
  5. D
  6. a loose wire
  7. Thursday
  8. 11
  9. a computer game
  10. 12 o’clock/ noon
  11. Student’s Union
  12. theft
  13. (in a) cupboard
  14. a valuables list
  15. ultra violet pen
  16. landlord
  17. keep curtains closed
  18. the welfare office
  19. busy/ busier areas
  20. don’t be alone
  21. B
  22. A
  23. B
  24. C
  25. B
  26. C
  27. reference section
  28. (library) stack system
  29. Political Reform
  30. Dr. Jones
  31. (desert region of) Siberia
  32. the fall (autumn)
  33. (healthy) root system
  34. 22
  35. 15 pounds
  36. the plague
  37. immune system
  38. an antiseptic
  39. fresh garlic
  40. hypertension

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