IELTS Listening Practice Test 72

IELTS Listening Practice Test 72

In the Listening Test 72, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40.

Section 1 is a monologue given by a guide to a group of tourists going on a coach tour of the capital cities of Europe.

Section 2 is a conversation two students talking about a university assignment.

Section 3 is a conversation between Mrs. Davis and a lady she is interviewing called Gina.

Section 4 is a monologue given by a College Principal.

Audio

Section 1

Questions 1-10

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 ONEWolverhampton => London arrive 1:00 Lunch

3:003……………………………… 
5:00 book into hotel
4………………………………theatre trip
11:00back at the hotel
5………………………………
DAY TWOLondon => 6………………………………

7:00breakfast
9:30Eurostar
1:00book into Hotel 7………………………………
5:00- 8………………………………free time
8:30dinner
 

Questions 9 and 10

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

9. Why is there no tour of Brussels?________________

10. What will the group be visiting in Amsterdam?________________

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Section 2

Questions 11-20

Questions 11-14

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

BUSINESS PLANNING EXERCISE

FORM: PRESENTATION WITH 11…………………………….
STUDENTTASKWHY
Mark financial 12……………………………good at figures
Andrew  helping Mark  13…………………………… with figures
Jessicahelping Debbiegood research skills
Debbieresearch 14……………………………good research skills

Questions 15-18

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

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Section 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21-27

Complete the interviewer’s notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

INTERVIEW NOTES

Position: Assistant in the languages department
Interviewer:Mrs. Davis
Applicant: 21 ……………………….. Barracco
Appointment: 22 ……………………….. now 23 ………………………..
Application form already received and checked: 24 ………………………..(Yes/No)
English Level:Fair                                Good                           Excellent
Work Experience: Worked in a bank 25 ………………………..
To teach: ENGLISH / ITALIAN/ RUSSIAN
Commitments:Applied for a place on 26 ………………………..
Details of teaching position:Teach a course on 27 ………………………..

Questions 28-30

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

28. What is the interviewee particularly concerned about?________________

29 Where will the interviewee live?________________

30 When will the interviewee find out if she will be employed as a teaching assistant?________________

Section 4

Questions 31-40

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 Dudley finish his studies?…………………………………………………………

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

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

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

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Answers

Section 1

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

Section 2

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

Section 3

21. Gina

22. father (in London)

23. Thursday afternoon/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

Section 4

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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