IELTS Listening Practice Test 93

IELTS Listening Practice Test 93

In the Listening Test 93, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40.

Section 1 is a conversation between a student and a railway clerk.

Section 2 is a speech given to the new at a university.

Section 3 is a radio programme with a researcher about stress at work.

Section 4 is a lecture on solar eclipses in history.

Audio

Section 1

Questions 1-10

Questions 1-5

Complete the form below.

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

APPLICATION FOR RAILCARD

Type of Card Required:          Young Person’s Railcard
First Name:   1…………………………………….
Surname:       2…………………………………….
Date of Birth:   3…………………………………….
Permanent Address:         158 Kingwood Close, Norwich
Postcode:         4…………………………………….
Telephone Number:       5…………………………………….
Term-time Address: Housewalk Terrace,
London Postcode: WF1 4NN

Questions 6-9

Complete the table below.

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

Types of Ticket Restrictions Cost
London Day Out outside peak hours  £ 6________________
Super Advance Return must hook seat  7_______________ in advance  £ 23
Saver outside peak hours  £ 8__________________
9_________________ no restrictions £60

Question 10

Circle the correct letters A-C.

10. How much does the student actually pay for his ticket to London?

A. £7.66

B. £15.34

C. £33.34

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Section 2

Questions 11-20

Questions 11-13

Circle the correct letters A-C

11. Who are mentors?

A. New students

B. Second or third-year students

C. University teachers

12. How often should mentor groups meet?

A. Once a week

B. Once a fortnight

C. Once a month

13. What is it essential to do at the first meeting?

A. Explain your problems

B. Make new friends

C. Agree when to meet again

Questions 14-17

List FOUR things which students may be given information about.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

14. ____________________

15. ____________________

16. ____________________

17. ____________________

Questions 18-20

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

18. Your mentor will show you how to obtain a free____________________.

19. Mentoring is useful for people who are _______________for the first time.

20. Your mentor may give you advice on how to_____________________.

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Section 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21-24

What did each person say was the principal cause of stress for them?

Choose from the list of possible causes in the box.

Example Answer
Ramon   teamwork
Kikuko 21…………………………..
Boris 22………………………….
Etienne 23………………………….
Nagwa 24………………………….

Questions 25-27

List THREE parts of one’s daily routine that can help reduce stress.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

List of Possible Causes of Stress

A. bad management

B. dual-career family

C. fear of unemployment

D. new technologies

E. working surroundings

F. powerlessness

G. too much work

25. ________________

26. ________________

27. ________________

Questions 28-30

Complete the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS in each space.

Cause of stress                      Strategy for reducing stress
Overwork 28_______________
Fear of job 29_______________
New technologies 30_______________

Section 4

Questions 31-40

Questions 31-36

Circle the correct letters A-C

31. The speaker compares a solar eclipse today to a

A. religious experience.

B. scientific event.

C. popular spectacle.

32. The speaker says that the dark spot of an eclipse is 

A. simple to predict.

B. easy to explain.

C. randomly occurring.

33. Concerning an eclipse, the ancient Chinese were

A. fascinated.

B. rational.

C. disturbed.

34. For the speaker, the most impressive aspect of an eclipse is the A exceptional beauty of the sky.

A. exceptional beauty of the sky.

B. chance for scientific study.

C. effect of the moon on the sun.

35. Eclipses occur rarely because of the size of the

A. moon.

B. sun.

C. earth.

36. In predicting eclipses, the Babylonians were restricted by their

A. religious attitudes.

B. inaccurate observations.

C. limited ability to calculate.

Questions 37-40

Complete the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Date of Eclipse Scientists Observation
1735 Halley 37_____________ who accurately predicted an eclipse
1868 Janssen and Lockyer discovered 38_______________
1878 Watson believed he had found 39_______________
1919 Einstein realized astronomers had misunderstood 40_______________

Answers

Section 1

1. Stephen

2. Krockers

3. 3rd February 1979/February 3 1979

4. NR4 6JF

5. 456 321

6. 18

7. one day

8. 29.30

9. Open (ticket)

10. C

Section 2

11. B

12. B

13. C

14. academic systems

15. study techniques/techniques for studying

16. university facilities

17. social activities

18. e-mail account

19. away from home

20. pass (your) exams

Section 3

21. C

22. G

23. D

24. E

25. a balanced diet/vary your diet

26. drink less coffee

27. take regular exercise

28. manage time better/manage your time

29. make plans/set money aside/ update your CV

30. do training courses

Section 4

31. C

32. B

33. C

34. B

35. A

36. C

37. (the) first-person

38. (a) new element/helium

39. (the) lost planet/ (the) planet/Vulcan

40. gravity

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  • can er get the full transcript as well to able to check our answers. I didnt know some of the new words. and I’m not able to fill the gaps..

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