IELTS Listening Practice Test 1

SECTION 1 Questions 1-10

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

HIRING A PUBLIC ROOM

Example

  • the Main Hall – seats 200

Room and cost

  •    the 1 ………… Room – seats 100
  •    Cost of Main Hall for Saturday evening: 2  £………+ £250 deposit (3 ……………… payment is required)
  •    Cost includes use of tables and chairs and also 4 ………………
  •    Additional charge for use of the kitchen: £25

Before the event

  •    Will need a 5 ………. licence
  •    Need to contact caretaker (Mr Evans) in advance to arrange 6 …………

During the event

  •    The building is no smoking
  •    The band should use the 7 ………… door at the back
  •    Don’t touch the system that controls the volume
  •    For microphones, contact the caretaker

After the event

  •    Need to know the 8 ………… for the cleaning cupboard
  •    The 9 ……….. must be washed and rubbish placed in black bags
  •    All 10  …………… must be taken down
  •    Chairs and tables must be piled up

SECTION 2 Questions 11-20

Questions 11-14

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD for each answer.


Fiddy Working Heritage Farm

Advice about visiting the farm

Visitors should

  • take care not to harm any  11  ________________
  • not touch any 12  _______________
  • wear 13   ___________________
  • not bring 14  _________________

Questions 15-20

Label the map below.

Write the correct letter A-I, next to Questions 15-20.

 

15 Scarecrow   …………

16 Maze …………

17 Café ………….

18 Black Barn …………

19 Covered picnic area   ………………

20 Fiddy House ………………..

SECTION 3 Questions 21-30

Choose the correct letter, A, B C.

Study on Gender in Physics

21    The students in Akira Miyake’s study were all majoring in

        A    physics.

        B    psychology or physics.

        C    science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

22    The aim of Miyake’s study was to investigate

        A    what kind of women choose to study physics.

        B    a way of improving women’s performance in physics.

        C   whether fewer women than men study physics at college.

23    The female physics students were wrong to believe that

         A   the teachers marked them in an unfair way.

         B   the male students expected them to do badly.

         C   their test results were lower than the male students’.

24    Miyake’s team asked the students to write about

        A   what they enjoyed about studying physics.

        B   the successful experiences of other people.

        C   something that was important to them personally.

25    What was the aim of the writing exercise done by the subjects?

        A   to reduce stress

        B   to strengthen verbal ability

        C   to encourage logical thinking

26    What surprised the researchers about the study?

        A   how few students managed to get A grades

        B   the positive impact it had on physics results for women

        C   the difference between male and female performance

27    Greg and Lisa think Miyake’s results could have been affected by

        A  the length of the writing task.

       B   the number of students who took part.

       C   the information the students were given.

28   Greg and Lisa decide that in their own project, they will compare the effects of

       A  two different writing tasks.

       B  a writing task with an oral task.

       C  two different oral tasks.

29    The main finding of Smolinsky’s research was that class teamwork activities

        A  were most effective when done by all-women groups.

        B  had no effect on the performance of men or women.

        C  improved the results of men more than of women.

30    What will Lisa and Greg do next?

        A  talk to a professor

        B  observe a science class

        C  look at the science timetable

SECTION 4 Questions 31-40

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.


Ocean Biodiversity

Biodiversity hotspots

  •    areas containing many different species
  •    important for locating targets for 31 …………….
  •    at first only identified on land

Boris Worm, 2005

  •    identified hotspots for large ocean predators, e.g. sharks
  •    found that ocean hotspots:

– were not always rich in 32 …………….

– had higher temperatures at the 33 …………….

– had sufficient 34 ……………. in the water

Lisa Ballance, 2007

  •    looked for hotspots for marine 35 …………….
  •    found these were all located where ocean currents meet

Census of Marine Life

  •    found new ocean species living:

– under the 36 …………….

– near volcanoes on the ocean floor

 

Global Marine Species Assessment

  •    want to list endangered ocean species, considering:

– population size

– geographical distribution

– rate of 37 ………………

  •    Aim: to assess 20,000 species and make a distribution 38 …………… for each one

 

 Recommendations to retain ocean biodiversity

  •    increase the number of ocean reserves
  •    establish 39 …………. corridors (e.g. for turtles)
  •    reduce fishing quotas
  •    catch fish only for the purpose of 40 …………….

  1. Charlton
  2. (£) 115/a/one hundred (and) fifteen
  3. cash
  4. parking
  5. music
  6. entry
  7. stage
  8. code
  9. floor/floors
  10. decoration/decorations
  11. animal/animals
  12. tool/tools
  13. shoes
  14. dog/dogs
  15. F
  16. G
  17. D
  18. H
  19. C
  20. A
  21. C
  22. B
  23. B
  24. C
  25. A
  26. B
  27. C
  28. A
  29. B
  30. A
  31. conservation
  32. food/foods
  33. surface
  34. Oxygen/ O2
  35. mammals
  36. ice
  37. decline/declining/decrease
  38. map
  39. migration
  40. consumption

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