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IELTS Listening Practice Test 56

IELTS Listening Practice Test 56

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In the Listening Test 56, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40 based on them.

Section 1 is a conversation between 2 old friends who meet each other by accident.

Section 2 is a man giving a short talk to new students about their university Sports Centre.

Section 3 is a conversation among university tutor and his seminar group of 3 students discussing their extended essays.

Section 4 is a lecture on marine biology.

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Section 1

Questions 1-10

Questions 1-5

Circle the correct letters A-C

1. What is John’s job?

A. Doctor

B. Teacher

C. Chemist

2. Which of the following continents did Frank not visit on his travels?

A. Europe

B. Africa

C. North America

3. What’s Frank’s job?

A. Journalist

B. Travel writer

C. College lecturer

4. How many children do Frank and Liz have?

A. 0

B. 2

C. 3

5. When did John and Kate get married?

A. the last year of college

B. the year after graduation

C. 2 years after graduation

Questions 6-10

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

6. What time should Frank and Liz go to dinner?_________________

7. What’s Frank’s mobile phone number?_________________

8. What’s on the other side of the road from John and Kate’s flat?_________________

9. What does Liz NOT like to eat?_________________

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Question 10

Circle the correct letter A-C

10. Which bell button is the one for John and Kate’s flat?

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Section 2

Questions 11-14

Questions 11-14

What FOUR sports facilities are currently NOT available at the Westley University Sports Centre.

football hockey basketball badminton
martial arts netball trampolines aerobics
modern dance weight training spinning yoga
aerobic training running machines football squash
swimming pool rugby cricket hockey

Questions 15-20

Complete the student’s notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Joining the Sports Centre

To be student member of Sports Centre you must be full time/part-time at uni. + Students’ Union member. Come with NUS card to the Sports Centre reception between 9.00 am and 3.30 pm from 15 …………………………..to Saturday.

Present NUS card, fill out the application form and pay subscription. Student subscription is 16 ……………………… Pay by cash or cheque; no credit cards.

No photos necessary; 17 …………………………….. at reception.

Members can use the facilities at any time. Because of 18 ……………………………. members must show membership card every time they come in.

Replacement cards cost 19 ……………………………………..

Members can book courts, not by phone, with membership cards.

Opening Times (7 days a week)

Monday to Saturday: 20………………………….

Sunday: 9.00am to 6.00pm

Also check :

Section 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21-25

Answer questions 21-25 below.

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

21. What subject does Professor Cameron teach?_________________

22. What time will next week’s seminar be?_________________

23. To what problem of Maggie’s does Professor Cameron refer?_________________

24. Who has the students’ extended essays from the last semester?_________________

25. How many students did badly in last semester’s extended essay?_________________

Questions 26-30

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

26. The students will have a choice of………………………………… titles for this semester’s extended essay.

27. Professor Cameron says that he will look at……………………………. until the end of April.

28. This semester’s extended essay word limit range is between ……………………………………….

29. The students extended essay for this semester will be based on ……………………..at the university’s facilities.

30. Rob will be able to help students at ……………………………………..

Section 4

Questions 31-40

Questions 31-36

Complete the Megalodon description below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

THE MEGALODON (Carcharadon Megalodon) – the largest predator that ever lived on Earth

Size

12 m + (possibly up to 15m or 31m)

About 3 X length of Great White Shark (estimates from fossilized teeth + vertebrae)

Teeth

Size of 31……………………………..

Very hard and fossilised well unlike all other parts of sharks’ cartilage skeletons

Bone-like material coated with 32………………………………..

Like Great White Shark teeth but bigger, thicker + more finely serrated

Appearance

Possibly like a huge, streamlined Great White Shark

Jaws

Open 33…………………………………… wide and 7 feet high; could swallow enormous objects

Loosely attached by ligaments and muscles to the skull

Teeth probably located in rotating rows

First two rows of teeth for 34…………………………………, others rotate into place as needed

Lost, broken or worn teeth replaced by new ones

Did not chew food; gulped whole large chunks

Diet

Mainly whales.

Sharks eat approx. 35…………………………….. of body weight daily

Remains of whales with 36…………………………….indicate predator-prey relationship

Questions 37-40

Are the following statements TRUE or FALSE.

37. The speaker gives another example of a fish that everyone mistakenly thought was extinct.

38. In 1918, a giant shark attacked some Port Stephens fishermen killing one of them.

39. The Port Stephens fishermen all agreed with each other on their description of the shark that they saw.

40. The Megalodon sighting near Broughton Island happened again the next day.

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Answers

Section 1

1. B

2. A

3. A

4. A

5. C

6. (about) 7.30

7. 07623 963 957

8. a postbox

9. red meat

10. C

Section 2

11. trampolines

12. yoga

13. running machines

14. swimming pool

15. Tuesday

16. £15

17. (digital) camera

18. insurance agreement

19. £5

20. 8.00 am to 10 pm

Section 3

21. agriculture

22. 4 o’clock

23. attendance (a record)

24. the external examiner

25. 1

26. 10

27. drafts

28. 3000 and 3500

29. research

30. the greenhouse complex

Section 4

31. a man’s hand

32. (hard) enamel

33. 6 feet

34. obtaining prey

35. 2 per cent

36. (large) bite marks

37. TRUE

38. FALSE

39. TRUE

40. FALSE

Continue with…Test 57

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Nafia Zuhana is an experienced content writer and IELTS Trainer. Currently, she is guiding students who are appearing for IELTS General and Academic exams through ieltsmaterial.com. With an 8.5 score herself, she trains and provides test takers with strategies, tips, and nuances on how to crack the IELTS Exam. She holds a degree in Master of Arts – Creative Writing, Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has worked with The Hindu for over a year as an English language trainer.

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