IELTS Listening Practice Test 56

IELTS Listening Practice Test 56
IELTS Listening Practice Test 56

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SECTION 1

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 John 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?

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

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

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9. What does Liz NOT like to eat?

___________________________________

Questions 10

Circle the correct letter A – C.

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

ielts listening practice test 56

SECTION 2

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 Sports Centre reception between 9.00am and 3.30pm from (15 )…………………………..to Saturday.

Present NUS card, fill out application form and pay subscription. Student subscription is (16 )……………………… Pay by cash or cheque; not 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

SECTION 3

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?

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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?

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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 – 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.

Answer keys:

  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
  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
  21. agriculture
  22. 4 o’ clock
  23. attendance (record)
  24. the external examiner
  25. 1
  26. 10
  27. drafts
  28. 3000 and 3500
  29. research
  30. the greenhouse complex
  31. a man’s hand
  32. (hard) enamel
  33. 6 feet
  34. obtaining prey
  35. 2 percent
  36. (large) bite marks
  37. TRUE
  38. FALSE
  39. TRUE
  40. FALSE

BONUS EXERCISE: GAP-FILLING 

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