IELTS Listening Practice Test 54

ielts-listening-practice-test-54

SECTION 1

Questions 1 – 5

Complete the form below.

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

CHEAPIES CAR HIRE
RENTAL FORM

Example                                                                                                  Answer
Date Car Needed                                                                           7th August

Customer’s Name                                                                                  Mr. John Wilson

Customer’s Address                                                                              (1)……………………………………..
Manchester

Postcode                                                                                                   MW7 4DF

Home Tel.                                                                                                020 6834 6387

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

Driving Licence No.                                                                              (3)……………………………………

Number of Drivers                                                                                 1

Length of Rental                                                                                    (4)…………………………………days

Car Make Chosen                                                                                  (5)…………………………………….

Questions 6 – 8

Complete the Cheapies Customer Information Leaflet below.

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

Cheapies Customer Information Leaflet

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for hiring a car from Cheapies. We value your custom and we will endeavour to provide you with the sen/ice that you expect.

Total Price                                                                       (6)…………………………………

Pick up point                                                                  The International Hotel

Drop off point                                                                 (7)………………………………….

We provide some things in the car to help you. Your sales representative will go through all the things that you will find in your glove compartment and boot. Different cars have different things provided.

In case of (8)……………………………………… or ……………………………………, call our emergency number 06387 638 972 to order a replacement car.

Questions 9 and 10

Which TWO items are NOT provided in Mr. Wilson’s hire car? Choose and circle TWO letters A – J.

A. insurance documents

B. Westley town map

C. the car manual

D. a larger area map of the local district

E. a map of London

F. a spare wheel

G. a set of tools

H. RAC membership card

I. a small fire extinguisher

J. spare keys for the car

SECTION 2

Questions 11 -15

Answer the questions below.

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

11 When is breakfast served in Chelston Hall on Sundays?

12 What method of food service is provided at Chelston Hall dining hall?

13 Where is coffee and tea served after dinner at Chelston Hall?

14 How much does it cost to do 1 wash in a washing machine at Chelston Hall?

15 From where can students buy washing powder inside Chelston Hall?

Questions 16-20

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

16. It is not the job of the cleaners at Chelston Hall to clear up ………………………………….

17. Students at Chelston Hall are asked to be careful going to and from the bathroom as the Hall is ……………………

18. If there is a fire at Chelston Hall, leave the building and meet your block leader in ………………………….where the block leader will take a roll call.

19. Chelston Hall has to perform at least …………………………………emergency fire practices yearly.

20. If a student is asked to leave for disciplinary reasons, he or she will not get a ……………………………………

SECTION 3

Questions 21 – 26

Complete Judith’s notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

NORTH SEA OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY BACKGROUND

  • North Sea oil and gas exploration was initially rejected but has now really expanded during (21)……………………………….years.
  • First significant quantities of gas first discovered in Groningen area off The Netherlands in 1959.
  • First British discovery of same in West Sole field, off the coast of East Anglia, by (22)……………………………in 1965.
  • British oil and gas industry experienced rapid growth in the early years.
  • An (23)………………………………………….in the UK led to enormous pressure to increase production of North Sea gas and oil.
  • Oil field discoveries increased with British, European and American firms buying North Sea exploration (24)……………………………………….
  • In 1990s the oil business suffered due to (25)…………………………………………..of oil.
  • Production grew and peaked around 2000/1.
  • North Sea is currently looked upon as a (26)……………………………………………on a slow decline.

Questions 27 – 30

Complete the summary of Fred’s talk below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

NORTH SEA OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY SAFETY INFORMATION

Although the Sea Gem was the first North Sea oil exploration accident, the most well known  accident was aboard the Piper Alpha platform in 1988 when 13 people died. Because of  these and other accidents, platforms now have rigorous safety procedures, for example:

  • Installation Safety Tour showing all safety aspects eg:    – (27)………………………………………
    emergency muster stations
    (28)……………………………………..
    emergency procedures
  • Rig Safety Programme Introduction
  • Weekly Safety Meetings
  • Daily Pre “Tour” Meetings
  • Inter Company Safety Information Scheme
  • Fire and Boat Practice with (29)………………………………………………..
  • Mock Abandon the Rig Exercise

Statistics now show that these measures have succeeded and that workers are more likely to  be killed on (30)……………………………………..

SECTION 4

Questions 31 – 34

Complete the lecture notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Billboard Advertising

  • Johannes Gutenberg invented (31)…………………………………………in 1450.
  • The lithographic process perfected in 1796.
  • In (32)……………………………..Jared Bell’s office in New York made the first large US outdoor poster when he printed circus posters.
  • In 1900 a boom in national billboard campaigns was created in America with the advent of a (33)……………………………of billboard.
  • Last year US expenditure on outdoor advertising reached $5.5 billion.
  • Over the next few years there is expectation of a (34)……………………………………..in outdoor advertising.

Question 35 – 40

Choose a letter (A – D) that correctly completes the following statements (questions 35-40).

35. Allan Odell decided to use roadside advertising because…

A …no one else had tried it.

B …other people were beginning to use it.

C …it was the cheapest form of advertising.

D …other people were improving their sales through it.

36. Allan Odell’s first advertisements were…

A …successful.

B …boring.

C …hard to understand.

D …too far apart.

37. Allan Odell’s second type of advertising…

A …criticised people.

B …amused people.

C …made fun of people.

D …irritated people.

38. Allan Odell’s company eventually decided to stop this form of advertising because.

A …it was no longer effective.

B …people were in a hurry.

C …it was old fashioned.

D …people criticised the rhymes.

39. The main purpose of Lyndon Johnson’s bill was to…

A …improve the condition of the roads.

B …stop roadside advertising.

C …reduce federal grants.

D …make the roads and countryside more attractive.

40. Roadside advertising continued because…

A …it was good for business.

B …some states did not get federal aid.

C …federal laws did not apply to some roads.

D …some states ignored the law.

Answer keys:

  1. 95 Green Lane
  2. 07779 724 868
  3. WIL 94857 8269
  4. four/ 4
  5. Toyota
  6. £170
  7. The International Hotel
  8. breakdown + an accident
  9. E
  10. J
  11. 8.00 am (to 9.30 am)
  12. cafeteria style
  13. the common room
  14. £1/ 1 pound
  15. (a) vending machine
  16. kitchens
  17. co-ed
  18. (the) car park
  19. 2/ two
  20. refund (of fees)
  21. the last 40
  22. BP drilling rig/ Sea Gem
  23. economic crisis
  24. leases
  25. global price fluctuations
  26. mature province
  27. fire extinguishers
  28. lifeboat stations
  29. a mock fire
  30. a building site
  31. moveable type printing
  32. 1835
  33. standardised structure
  34. healthy increase
  35. D
  36. A
  37. B
  38. A
  39. D
  40. C

BONUS EXERCISE: GAP-FILLING 

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