IELTS LISTENING SAMPLE TEST 2020 WITH ANSWERS 3

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In part two you hear a talk, mainly focusing on one person.

Remember to read through the questions carefully in the time you are given so you can get an idea of the structure of the talk and the topics that will be discussed.

This will help you to follow it and to find where you are if you do get lost.

Below is the listening audio and the questions which you can complete online.

The answers and script are below.

(Link Section 1:https://coquynhielts.edu.vn/ielts-listening-sample-test-2020-with-answers-1/)

SECTION TWO

You will hear Dan Saunders, a wildlife expert, giving a talk about Pandas.

Questions 11-12

Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

11. Each day, pandas need to eat:

A  Very little nutrition

B  12-38 kg of bamboo

C  330 pounds of bamboo

12. If pandas are cared for away from the wild, they can live for approximately:

A  6 months

B  14-20 years

C  30 years

Questions 13-14

Choose TWO letters A-E.

Select two things that are endangering pandas:

A  Public awareness

B  Ecotourism

C  Poaching

D  Other wildlife

E  Building of roads and railroads

Questions 15-16

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND / OR A NUMBER.

15. What proportion of the panda population in China is protected by reserves?

16. What did the WWF create which encouraged people to support pandas?

Questions 17 – 20

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Reasons that pandas may not be worth saving:They are extremely (17)  to look afterThey have a diet that is not (18) They get sick easily and are hard to breed

Reasons that pandas should not be allowed to die out:They are in danger because (19)  are damaging the forests

We should protect their homes because other animals live there

The number of pandas in the wild is (20)  so they will not become extinct

 

Answers

  1. B
  2. C
  3. C / E
  4. C / E
  5. 61% / sixty-one per cent
  6. (a/an) logo / an exellent logo
  7. expensive
  8. (very) nutritious
  9. humans
  10. increasing

SECTION THREE

 

You will hear a university tutor talking to two students about problems they are having with a business studies project.

Questions 21 – 22

Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

21 What is the problem that the students are having with the project?

A  The readings are too difficult

B  The readings are not interesting

C  The project is taking too long

22 When can extensions be granted?

A  Problems with planning

B  Illness or accidents

C  Scheduling issues

Questions 23-27

What main problem do the students suggest each company has. Match the company to the problem. The first has been done for you.

Choose your answers from the box and write the letters A–G next to questions 23–27.

A knowledge about their customers

B long-term gain

C competition

D customer satisfaction

E employees

F external factors

 

Example

E. Stacks Stationary

23.  Princeton Windows

24.  MK Cars

25.  Lakeside Golf

26.  Bryson’s Meats

27.  Mojo’s Music Shop

Questions 28-30

Which opinion does each person express about Mojo’s Music?

Choose your answers from the box and write the letters A-F next to questions 28-30.

A It has good managersB It has been operating for too long

C There aren’t enough music shops

D It needs more innovative marketing

E It will close down in the end

F It has a good long-term future

 

28.  Sarah

29.  John

30.  Neil

Answers

  • C
  • B
  • B
  • A
  • D
  • F
  • C
  • F
  • E
  • D

SECTION FOUR

Questions 31-40

Complete the notes below
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

 

 

Behaviour of Dolphins
– almost 40 species of dolphin- found (31) – usually in shallower seas- carnivores
SOCIALISING– very sociable and live in pods- super-pods may have more than (32)  dolphins- have strong social bonds- help other animals – Moko helped a whale and calf escape from (33) – have been known to assist swimmers
CULTURE– discovered in May 2005 that young bottlenose dolphins learn to (34) – dolphins pass knowledge from mothers to daughters, whereas primates pass to (35) 

AGGRESSION– dolphins may be aggressive towards each other-Like humans, this is due to disagreements over (36)  and competition for females- Infanticide sometimes occurs and the killing of porpoises
FOOD– dolphins have a variety of feeding methods, some of which are (37)  to one population- Methods include:

  • herding
  • coralling
  • (38)  or strand feeding
  • whacking fish with their flukes

PLAYING– have a variety of playful activities- common behaviour with an object or small animal include:

  • carrying it along
  • passing it along
  • (39)  away from another dolphin
  • throwing it out the water

– may harass other animals- playful behaviour may include other (40)  such as humans

Answers

  1. worldwide
  2. 1000 / one thousand
  3. shallow water
  4. use tools
  5. both sexes
  6. companions
  7. exclusive
  8. beach
  9. taking it
  10. (animal) species

Source:

Section two: https://www.ieltsbuddy.com/ielts-listening-practice-part-two.html

Section three: https://www.ieltsbuddy.com/ielts-listening-practice-part-3.html

Section four: https://www.ieltsbuddy.com/ielts-listening-practice-online.html