Listening Practice Test 1

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Instructions to candidates

Do not open this question paper until you are told to do so.

Write your name and candidate number in the spaces at the top of this page.

Listen to the instructions for each part of the paper carefully.

Answer all the questions.

While you are listening, write your answers on the question paper.

You will have 10 minutes at the end of the test to copy your answers onto the separate answer sheet. Use a pencil.

At the end of the test, hand in this question paper.

 

Information for candidates

There are four parts to the test.

You will hear each part once only.

There are 40 questions.

Each question carries one mark.

For each part of the test, there will be time for you to look through the questions and time for you to check your answers.

 

 

 

 

Section 1                         Questions 1–10

Questions 1–5

Complete the notes below.

Write no more than two words and/or a number for each answer.

Transport from Bayswater

Example      Answer

Destination    Harbour City

  • Express train leaves at 1 …………………….
  • Nearest station is 2 …………………….
  • Number 706 bus goes to 3 …………………….
  • Number 4 ……………………. bus goes to station
  • Earlier bus leaves at 5 …………………….

 

Questions 6–10

Complete the table below.

Write no more than one word and/or a number for each answer.

 

Transport Cash fare Card fare
Bus 6 $ …………… $1.50
Train (peak) $10 $10
Train (off-peak)
– before 5pm or after 7 …………… pm)
$10 8 $ ……………
9 …………… ferry $4.50 $3.55
Tourist ferry (10 ……………) $35
Tourist ferry (whole day) $65

 

Section 2                         Questions 11–20

Questions 11–14

Which counsellor should you see?

Write the correct letter, A, B or C, next to questions 11–14.

A. Louise Bagshaw

B. Tony Denby

C. Naomi Flynn

11. if it is your first time seeing a counsellor

12. if you are unable to see a counsellor during normal office hours

13. if you do not have an appointmentif your concerns are related to anxiety

 

Questions 15–20

Complete the table below.

Write no more than two words for each answer.

 

Workshop Content Target group
Adjusting what you need to succeed
academically
15 ………………… students
Getting Organised use time effectively, find 16
………………… between study and leisure
all students
Communicating talking with staff, communicating across cultures all students, especially 17 …………………
Anxiety 18 …………………, breathing techniques, meditation, etc. students about to sit exams
19 ………………… staying on track for long periods 20 ………………… students only

 

Section 3

Questions 21–30

Complete the notes below.

Write no more than three words for each answer.

Novel: 21 …………………

Protagonists: Mary Lennox; Colin Craven

Time period: Early in 22 …………………

Plot: Mary → UK – meets Colin who thinks he’ll never be able to

23 ………………… . They become friends.

Point of view: “Omniscient” – narrator knows all about characters’ feelings, opinions and 24 …………………

Audience: Good for children – story simple to follow

Symbols (physical items that represent 25 …………………):

  • the robin redbreast
  • 26 …………………
  • the portrait of Mistress Craven

Motifs (patterns in the story):

  • the Garden of Eden
  • secrecy – metaphorical and literal transition from 27 …………………

Themes: Connections between

  • 28 ………………… and outlook
  • 29 ………………… and well-being
  • individuals and the need for 30 …………………

 

Section 4                         Questions 31–40

Questions 31–35

Complete the table below.

Write one word only for each answer.

 

Time Perspectives
Time Zone Outlook Features & Consequences
Past Positive Remember good times, e.g. birthdays.Keep family records, photo albums, etc.
31 …………….. Focus on disappointments, failures, bad decisions.
Present Hedonistic Live for 32 …………….. ; seek sensation; avoid pain.
Fatalistic Life is governed by 33 …………….. , religious beliefs, social conditions. Life’s path can’t be changed.
Future 34 …………….. Prefer work to play. Don’t give in to temptation.
Fatalistic Have a strong belief in life after death and importance of 35 …………….. in life.

 

Questions 36–40

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

36. We are all present hedonists

A at school

at birth

while eating and drinking

 

37. American boys drop out of school at a higher rate than girls because

A they need to be in control of the way they learn

B they play video games instead of doing school work

C they are not as intelligent as girls

 

38. Present-orientated children

A do not realise present actions can have negative future effects

B are unable to learn lessons from past mistakes

know what could happen if they do something bad, but do it anyway

 

39. If Americans had an extra day per week, they would spend it

A working harder

B building relationships

C sharing family meals

 

40. Understanding how people think about time can help us

A become more virtuous

work together better

identify careless or ambitious people

 

IELTS Listening practice test Answers

SECTION 1

1. 9.30 (am)
2. Helendale
3. Central Street/St
4. (number/no./#) 792
5. 8.55 (am)
6. 1.80
7. 7.30
8. 7.15
9. commuter
10. afternoon

SECTION 2

11. C
12. C
13. A
14. B
15. first/1st year
16. (right) balance
17. international/foreign (students)
18. relaxation
19. motivation
20. research/advanced

SECTION 3

21. The Secret Garden
22. (the) 20th/twentieth century
23. walk
24. motivations/motivation
25. abstract ideas
26. roses
27. dark(ness) to light(ness)
28. health
29. environment
30. human companionship

SECTION 4

31. negative
32. pleasure
33. poverty
34. active
35. success
36. B
37. A
38. C
39. A
40. B

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