IELTS Listening Practice Test 57

ielts-listening-practice-test-57

SECTION 1

Questions 1-5

Complete the form below.

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

Tennants Insurance Brokers
Car Insurance Form

Example Answer  
Client’s Name Mrs. Norma Willis  
Address Flat 8
  (1)…………………………………….
  Dene Road
  Westley
Postcode (2)…………………………………..
Home Tel. none yet
Mobile Tel. (3)……………………………………
Car Make Toyota
Model MR2
Age (4)………………………………..
Engine Size 2-ljtre
Garaged YES/ NO
No Claims Bonus (5)………………………………………
Endorsements 3 points

Questions 6 – 8

Complete the list of Norma’s valuable below.

HiFi
TV
(6)………………………………………..
Video player Couple of radios
(7)………………………………………
Laptop
Printer
DVDs
CDs
Jewelry – necklaces, (8)……………………………….. , rings + brooches

Questions 9 and 10

Circle the correct letters A – C.

  1. Which list, A, B or C. correctly assesses the protection for Norma’s flat?

A                                                                 B                                                                          C

Ground floor flat

neighbourhood watch scheme

motion sensor

double glazed windows + extra locks

smoke alarm

 

 

 

Ground floor flat

dead bolt lock

burglar alarm

motion sensor

double glazed windows * extra locks

smoke alarm

 

 

 

1st floor flat

dead bolt lock

burglar alarm connected with police station

motion sensor

double glazed windows + extra locks

smoke alarm

  1. What does Norma buy at the end?

A. Car insurance only

B. Contents insurance only

C. Car insurance + Contents insurance

SECTION 2

Questions 11-15

Answer the questions below.

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

  1. Where will the future residence launderette be?

  2. What special facility does Betty offer at the Launderette?

  3. Which number bus does Simon advise Jo to take?

  4. Where can students get advice on Council Tax?

  5. Where does Simon say that Bill should register for his Council Tax?

Questions 16-20

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN 3 WORDS for each answer.

  1. If there is a fire, residents should meet on_______________ .

  2. Fire practices are held every_______________ .

  3. If you want to watch a________________ , do so in your own room.

  4. Strangely enough the Chinese family sells______________ .

  5. Simon suggests asking for a_______________ when residents order a meal from a takeaway.

SECTION 3

Questions 21 – 25

Circle the correct letter A – C.

  1. According to Nick the first Australian immigrants were:

A. The ancestors of aborigines

B. Petty criminals

C. Sailors

  1. What was the name of the first British colony in Australia?

A. Victoria

B. New South Wales

C. New London

  1. When was the White Australia Policy started?

A. Just after the first colony expanded

B. After Australian Federation

C. After World Warll

  1. Why was there bad feeling towards many Chinese immigratants in the 1850s?

A. They opened restaurants

B. They were searching for gold

C. They would work for less money than the local Australians

  1. When were Asian students first allowed to study at Australian universities?

A. 1950

B. 1957

C. 1973

Questions 26 – 30

Complete Adrian’s notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Australian Immigration

Two Current Immigration Programs                      1 The  Migration Program

2 The Humanitarian Program

  1. The Migration Program

To get Australian permanent residence, immigrants must be:

  • (26)…………………………or
  • sponsored by a family member currently resident in Australia

2004-05 Migration Program has 120,000 places available

The Department of Immigration particularly wants:

  • skilled immigrants
  • immigrants who will move to regional areas of Australia
  1. The Humanitarian Prooram

Two Components designed for refugees + others in special humanitarian need

  • (27)………………………………. : assists people overseas in humanitarian need
  • Other component: People in Australia on temporary visas/without permission claiming asylum

2004 and 2005 Humanitarian Program has (28)……………………………………………….. places available

Australian lllegal Migrants

People who…                           * enter Australia without authority

  • (29)………………………………………..

  • work without appropriate approval

  • have their visas cancelled and stay

Australia’s Migration Act1958                                         All non Australian citizens unlawfully in Australia to be detained and (30)……………………………………. unless given permission to remain

SECTION 4:

Questions 31 – 36

Complete the lecture notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

The Super Volcano

  • No specifically defined scientific meaning – refers to volcanoes that have generated the Earth’s largest volcanic eruptions.
  • Super volcano eruption form calderas. Whereas normal volcano craters are measured in the hundreds of metres, a caldera can be easily as large as (31)……………………………….   miles wide.

Super Volcano Caldera Locations:                                                               Long Valley, Eastern California
(not all active)                                                                                                  Toba, Indonesia
Lake Taupo, (32)………………………………………….
Japan
Indonesia
Scotland
Alaska

Normal Volcano Formation –     Magma column rises from Earth, erupts and hardens down sides creating the familiar (33)……………………………………….. mountain

Super Volcano Formation – Magma rises from Earth’s mantle creating (34)……………………………………… in the Earth’s crust. Chamber increases to enormous size, creating colossal pressure. Eruption finally forms massive caldera.

Results of Super Volcano Eruption

  • Ash, dust and sulphur dioxide ejected, blocking sun & creating cold wave lasting several years. Plants and animals (including humans) would die.
  • Most recent caldera-forming eruption ((35)……………………………………….. ago approx.). Ash, pumice, and gases covered more than 3000 square miles and also went high into the stratosphere to circle the Earth, affecting its temperature. Ash from this eruption still found in Iowa and in (36)…………………………………….. from the Gulf of Mexico.

Questions 37 – 40

According to the Earth Sciences lecture, which FOUR of the following facts are NOT true.

Choose FOUR letters (A – H) and write them in any order in boxes 37 – 40 on your answer sheet.

A. Yellowstone Park has previously suffered three enormous eruptions.

B. The first super eruption in Yellowstone was over three million years ago.

C. The first super eruption in Yellowstone park created a caldera bigger than another state of the US.

D. Scientists say Yellowstone Park should erupt approximately every 600 000 years.

E. The ground level of Yellowstone Park has increased by over half a metre over the last 10 years.

F. A taskforce has been set up to plan for the possible devastation that a Yellowstone eruption would cause.

G. Evidence suggests that the super-eruption at Toba caused the Earth’s population of humans to drop to about 10 000.

H. A super-eruption could make the Earth’s temperature drop to 5 to 10 degrees Celsius.

Answer keys:

  1. Chepping Dene
  2. WE3 9HT
  3. 07525 745 642
  4. 4 years
  5. 3 years
  6. DVD player
  7. a hair dryer
  8. bracelets
  9. B
  10. B
  11. beside the reception
  12. service washes
  13. 39
  14. the Students’ Union
  15. the Town Hall
  16. the front lawn
  17. 6 months
  18. late night film
  19. fish and chips
  20. menu
  21. A
  22. B
  23. B
  24. C
  25. A
  26. a skilled migrant
  27. offshore resettlement program
  28. 13 000
  29. overstay visas
  30. deported
  31. 40 or 50
  32. New Zealand
  33. cone-shaped
  34. a boiling reservoir
  35. 650 000 years
  36. drill cores
  37. B
  38. E
  39. F
  40. H

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