IELTS Listening Practice Test 58

IELTS Listening Practice Test 58


Questions 1 – 5

Complete the Account Details using NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each blank space

Account Details


Account holder:                       ______No_______

Discount offered

First year students                 (1)_______________

Name:                                       Nasreen (2)_____________

Address:                                   (3)_________________ Mansions, Compton Street, London.

Postcode:                                 SE (4)_____________________

Telephone number:               0181 (5)___________________

Questions 6 – 8 

Put a tick in the spaces below, if the information is correct. Or fill in the blank with the correct information, if it is wrong. The first one has been done for you as an example.

IELTS Listening Practice Test 58

Questions 9 – 10

Circle the appropriate letter.

9. To collect the books ihe student must bring A three forms of identification.

B      two forms of identification.

C      one form of identification.

D      two forms of identification and the university confirmation letter.

10. The books will be kept

A      in the Chemistry Department in the basement

B      in the Physics Department in the basement.

C      in the Physics Department on the first floor.

D      in the Maths Department in the basement.


Questions 11 – 14 

Circle the appropriate letter.

11. There are_____________ student counsellors at the university,

A six                                              B four                                 C   five                                   D three

12. The speaker has come to talk about the_____________________________ .

A Student Union                                                    B Student Welfare Service

C student health                                                     D Student Accommodation Service

13 The number of main sites is________________________________

A three                                          B four                                C five                                    D six

14 Where on this site is the student counsellor’s office?


Questions 15 – 20

Complete the notes below using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer

15. The information leaflet is available almost __________________________   .

16. The Helpline in the evenings and weekends is dependent on the_____________________

17. The Helpline is staffed at the weekends for ______________________________

18. Students contact the Student Welfare Service for a ____________________ ,

19. If the counsellors cannot help you, they will put you in touch with________________

20- The Service gives ______________________________ to all volunteers on the Helpline.


Questions 21 – 23

USE NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS to answer the following questions:

21. On whal topic did Jim write his essay ? ________________

22. Besides the OECD statistics, what other figures did Jim use? __________________

23. At the beginning of hisessay, what does Jim say the 19th eentuty Luddites and people today are worried about? ______________________

Questions 24-27

In Jim’s essay, there are 3 reasons for people’s fears and 2 reasons why people’s fears are unjustified. In each case below,  choose the option which accurately describes the point. The first one is an example

Example: The first reason for fear:

✓a. IT affects service and traditional industries

   b. Electricity affects service and traditional industries

24. The second reason for fear:

A. The introduction of IT is more demanding than other technologies

B. The introduction ot IT is happening more quickly than for previous technologies

25. The third reason for fear:

A. IT makes it easier to change jobs

B. IT makes it easier for employers to move jobs around

26. The first reason why people’s fears are unjustified:

A.  There has been a continuous rise in people in work and income in rich countries

B.  Technological advance has industrialised rich countries

27. The second reason why people’s fears are unjustified:

A. New jobs are not upsetting old ones

B.New jobs are replacing old ones

Questions 28 – 30

Circle the appropriate letter.

28 New technology does not afways reduce employment, because

A. people do not need to work as hard as before.

B. new products are a necessity.

C. it can create new demand.

D. it can slow down output.

29. In his conclusion, Jim says that IT should not destroy jobs, if

A. there is a balance.

B. the workforce are favourable.

C. the workforce are businessmen.

D. the workforce have a good education and they are skilled.

30. The phrase, a favourable business climate, means an environment where

A. there is not too much in the way of protectionism.

B. there are many restrictions, rules and regulations.

C. minimum wage levels are too high.

D. restrictions on work pradices exist.


Questions 31 – 37

Complete the notes using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for your answer.

31. The speaker is a specialist in__________________.

32. The speaker is giving the __________________of the term.

33. The focus of her talk is the purpose of______________________.

34. Good design leads to_____________________.

35. One facet of the role of design is to make sure that products do the job they are _____________

36. People are persuaded to buy products by__________________and _______________

37. A shopper may buy a personal stereo for its as_______________ well as its trendy appearance.

Questions 38-41

Circle the appropriate letter.

38. The role of the designer is becoming more important, because …

A. the progress of technology is slightly faster than it was.

B. there are possibilities for new ideas.

C. products break more easily these days.

D. every model has to be updated more quickly.

39. In the medical field, the designer is engaged in…

A. developing a range of new equipment.

B. otd equipment that is developing.

C. everything related to hospital portering equipment.

D. advising inventors.

40. Designers can help manufacturers by…

A. exporting their designs.

B. helping to make their products attractive.

C. making their products appreciated by other manufacturers.

D. training them to appreciate design.

41. Design is important in life, because…

A. existing is more than living.

B. it is part of our attitude.

C. it improves the quality of our daily life.

D. we do not want things that do not look good, even if they do not work.

Answer keys:

  1. 15%/fifteen percent
  2. Kerrigan
  3. 127a Adelaide
  4. 19 7FT
  5. 797 4882
  6. Physics
  7. £25
  8. D
  9. B
  10. C
  11. B
  12. A
  13. D
  14. everywhere on campus
  15. generosity of volunteers
  16. roughly 8/ eight hours
  17. variety of reasons
  18. someone who can
  19. training and support
  20. global employment
  21. The World Bank
  22. machines replacing people
  23. B
  24. B
  25. A
  26. B
  27. C
  28. D
  29. A
  30. European product design
  31. introductory lecture
  32. design
  33. efficient products
  34. intended to (do)
  35. advertising/ adverts (and) the media
  36. efficient function
  37. D
  38. A
  39. B
  40. C


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