IELTS Listening Practice Test 72

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SECTION 1

Questions 1-8

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

TOUR OF EUROPEAN CAPITALS 

Leader: Jenny Allen

Driver: Ray ……………………………..(1)

Duration: ………………………………… (2) days

DAY ONE

Wolverhampton => London                                     arrive      1:00                                                Lunch
3:00                                                ………………………..(3)
5:00                                                book into hotel
………………….(4)                           theatre trip
11:00                                               back at hotel
[can have something to……………………………(5)]

DAY TWO

London => ……………………………(6)                                         7:00                                                   breakfast
9:30                                                   Eurostar
1:00                                                   book into Hotel …………(7)
5:00 – ………………(8)                      free time
8:30                                                   dinner

Questions 9 and 10

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

9. Why is there no tour of Brussels?
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10. What will the group be visiting in Amsterdam?
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SECTION 2

Questions 11-14

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

BUSINESS PLANNING EXERCISE

FORM: PRESENTATION WITH …………………………………………. (11)

STUDENT                                          TASK                                                                              WHY

Mark                                                        financial……………………………(12)                                good at figures

Andrew                                                   helping Mark                                                                   ……………………(13) with figures

Jessica                                                    helping Debbie                                                                 good research skills

Debbie                                                   research ……………………………(14)                                 good research skills

Questions 15 – 18

Complete the sentences below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

15. The presentation will be in…………………………………………………………………… weeks.

16. Jessica cannot work on the presentation next week because she’ll be………………………………………

17. Most of the basic work on the project will be done by……………………………………………………………..

18. The meeting to discuss the progress of the project will take place on………………………………………

Questions 19 and 20

Choose the best answer A – D.

19. What time will the final meeting take place?

A. 11:00
B. 12:00
C. 1:00
D. 2:00

20. Who will present the final talk?

A. a Japanese student
B. Mark
C. Jessica
D. no one chosen yet

SECTION 3

Questions 21 – 27

Complete the interviewer’s notes below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

INTERVIEW NOTES

Position:                          Assistant in languages department

Interviewer:                   Mrs Davis

Applicant:                        ……………………………….(21) Barracco

Appointment:                [changed day – has to meet…………. ………………….(22)] now…………………………..(23)

Application form already received and checked:                                              Yes []               No [] (24)

English Level:                Fair                                Good                           Excellent

Work Experience:       Worked in a bank……………………………….(25)

To teach:                           ENGLISH / ITALIAN/ RUSSIAN

Commitments:               Applied for place on……………………………….(26)

Details of teaching position:                    Teach course on……………………………….(27)

Questions 28 – 30

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

28. What is the interviewee particularly concerned about?
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29 Where will the interviewee live?
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30 When will the interviewee find out if she will be employed as a teaching assistant?
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SECTION 4

Questions 31 – 32

Circle the correct answer A – D.

31 Tonight’s ceremony is mainly

A to celebrate the centenary of the college.
B to celebrate the achievements of the college over 100 years.
C to present a prize to the college.
D to present prizes to the students.

32 Government figures show that the college’s main strengths are

A teaching, research and care for students.
B research and engineering.
C teaching and engineering.
D engineering research and care for students.

Questions 33 – 36

Complete each sentence in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

33. In 1900, the area’s traditional industries were…………………………………………… and agriculture.

34. The college originally wanted to help ………………………………………………………….. from the town and local area.

35. Dr Bart Halliday is………………………………………………………………………. for winning the Nobel Prize.

36. By 1917 it was producing………………………………..a year.

Questions 37 – 40

Write a short answer to these questions using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

37. Why didn’t Lucian Dewdley finish his studies?                                …………………………………………………………

38. What invention brought fame to the college?                                   …………………………………………………………

39. In which other areas has the college become renowned?               …………………………………………………………

40. How long has the speaker been Principal of the College?              …………………………………………………………

Answer keys:

  1. Smith
  2. Six/6
  3. tour of London/sites
  4. 6.30 (pm)
  5. cat/drink/eat and drink
  6. Paris
  7. King George
  8. 8 (pm)
  9. because of elections/blocked off roads
  10. Van Gogh (accept Goph/Goff) exhibition
  11. handouts
  12. costing
  13. experience
  14. smaller companies
  15. two
  16. having (minor) surgery/in hospital
  17. Debbie and Andrew
  18. Thursday
  19. B
  20. D
  21. Gina
  22. father (in London)
  23. Thursday aftemoon/2 o’clock
  24. Yes
  25. for two summers
  26. Master’s (course)
  27. Italian media
  28. money
  29. (her) college (accommodation)
  30. couple of weeks/two weeks
  31. D
  32. A
  33. weaving and cutlery/agriculture and cutlery/ weaving and agriculture
  34. the poorest boys/the brightest boys
  35. famous/known
  36. 300 graduates/graduate engineers
  37. because of illness
  38. (Bell) racing engine
  39. bridge building (technology)
  40. 12 years/a dozen years

 

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