Listening practice test 4

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This test is first listening test from the book “Road to IELTS”

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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

TransportCash fareCard fare
Bus6 $$1.50
Train (peak)$10$10
Train (off-peak)
– before 5pm or after 7pm)
$108 $
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 you do not have an appointment
12
If it is your first time seeing a counsellor
13
If your concerns are related to anxiety
14
If you are unable to see a counsellor during normal office hours

Questions 15–20
Complete the table below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

WorkshopContentTarget group
Adjustingwhat you need to succeed
academically
15 students
Getting Organiseduse time effectively, find
16 between
study and leisure
all students
Communicatingtalking with staff,
communicating across cultures
all students, especially
17
Anxiety18, breathing
techniques, meditation, etc.
students about to sit exams
19staying on track for long periods20 students
only

SECTION 3 Questions 21–30

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 ZoneOutlookFeatures & Consequences
PastPositiveRemember good times, e.g. birthdays.
Keep family records, photo albums, etc.
31
…..
Focus on disappointments, failures, bad decisions.
PresentHedonisticLive for 32. ; seek sensation; avoid pain.
FatalisticLife is governed by 33 . , religious beliefs,
social conditions. Life’s path can’t be changed
Future34
…..
Prefer work to play. Don’t give in to temptation.
FatalisticHave 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

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

38 Present-orientated children

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

40 Understanding how people think about time can help us

ANSWERS

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  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
  11.  C 
  12. . B 
  13. . C 
  14. . first/1st year 
  15. . (right) balance
  16. 17. international/foreign (students) 
  17. . relaxation 
  18.  motivation 
  19.  research/advanced
  20. The Secret Garden
  21.   (the) 20th/twentieth century
  22. walk 
  23. . motivations/motivation 
  24.  abstract ideas 
  25.  roses 
  26.  dark(ness) to light(ness)
  27. . health 
  28.  environment 
  29. . human companionship
  30. negative 
  31.  pleasure 
  32.  poverty 
  33.  active 
  34.  success 
  35.  B 
  36.  A 
  37.  C 
  38.  A 
  39. B

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