IELTS Listening Sample 12

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You will hear a number of different recordings and you have to answer questions on what you hear. There will be time for you to read the instructions and questions and you will have a chance to check your work.

All the recordings will be played once only. The test is in 4 Sections. At the end of the test, you will be given 10 minutes to transfer your answers to an answer sheet

Tapescripts for IELTS Listening Sample 12

SECTION 1

(Questions 1-10)

Questions 1- 4:

Circle the correct letters A-C.

Example:

The respondent is …
A 20-33 years old
(B) 34-54 years old
C over 54 years old

1. The respondent works in …
A the professions.
B business.
C other.

2. The respondent has a salary of …
A 0 – £15,000 a year.
B £15,OOO – £35,OOO a year.
C over £35,000 a year.

3. The respondent watches TV for …
A relaxation.
B entertainment.
C information.

4. Every day the respondent watches TV for …
A 30 minutes-1 hour.
B 1 hour – 2 hours.
C more than 2 hours.

Questions 5-7
Choose two letters A-E.

5. The respondent mainly watches TV …
A in the early morning.
B around midday.
C in the afternoon.
D in the early evening.
E at night.

6. On the new channel, the respondent would like to see more …
A children’s programmes.
B documentaries.
C local service programmes.
D travel programmes.
E health programmes.

7. The respondent would advise the new channel to …
A spend more money on drama.
B train their broadcasters to higher standards.
C improve sound quality.
D broadcast interviews with famous people.
E talk more to customers.

Questions 8-10
Circle the correct letters A-C.

8. The respondent feels that adverts should occur every …
A 10 minutes.
B 15 minutes.
C 20 minutes.

9. The respondent would like to attend special promotions if …
A expenses are paid.
B he is invited specially.
C they are held locally.

10. The respondent would like to receive …
A no mail.
B requested mail.
C all mail.

SECTION 2

(Questions 11 – 20)

Questions 11-14
Circle FOUR letters A-G.

Which FOUR activities of the Union are mentioned by the speaker?
A raising money for good causes
B political campaigning
C running a newsagent’s
D running a supermarket
E providing cheap tickets
F helping with accommodation
G providing catering services

Questions 15 and 16
Circle TWO letters A-E.

Which TWO of the following can you get advice about from the Union?
A immigration
B grants
C medical problems
D personal problems
E legal matters

Questions 17-20
Write the appropriate letters A-C against Questions 17-20.

What are the locations of the following places in Radford?
A part of the Metro Tower building
B in the main square in the centre of the town
C some distance from the centre of the town

17. the hi-tech fitness centre …………………………….
18. the ice rink …………………………….
19. the new cinema …………………………….
20. the Theatre Royal …………………………….

SECTION 3

(Questions 21-30)

Questions 21-23
Complete the notes below.
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS or A NUMBER for each answer,

DISSERTATION INFORMATION

Hand-in date: (21) ……………………………. 
Length: (22) ……………………………. to ……………………………. words
Extra programme offered on: (23) …………………………….

Questions 24-26
Complete the table below.

DISSERTATION TIMETABLE

Date                                Action

31 January                    Basic bibliography

7 February                     (24)…………………………….

February-March            (25)…………………………….

(26)……. to ……….           Write up work

27 May                              Hand in work

Questions 27-30
What is Dr Simon’s opinion on the following points?

Tick column A if he is in favour
Tick column B if he has no strong opinion either way
Tick column C if he is against

A

B

C

(27) Buying a computer      
(28) Reading previous year’s dissertations      
(29) Using questionnaires as main research instrument      
(30) Interviewing tutors      

 

SECTION 4

( Questions 31-40)

Questions 31-37

Circle the correct letters A-C.

31. The driest continent is …
A Australia.
B Africa.
C Antarctica.

32. The evaporation rate in Australia is …
A lower than Africa.
B higher than Africa.
C about the same as Africa.

33. Rainfall in Australia hardly penetrates the soil because …
A the soil is too hard.
B the soil is too hot.
C plants use it up.

34. In sandy soils water can …
A evaporate quickly.
B seep down to rock.
C wash the soil away.

35. Water is mainly pumped up for …
A people to drink.
B animals to drink.
C watering crops.

36. Natural springs are located …
A in unexplored parts of Australia.
B quite commonly over all Australia.
C in a few areas of Australia.

37. Underground water supplies…
A 18% of Australia’s water.
B  48% of Australia’s water.
C  80% of Australia’s water.

Questions 38-40

Circle THREE letters A-E

Which THREE of the following uses of dam water are mentioned?

A   providing water for livestock
B  watering farmland
C  providing water for industry
D  controlling flood water
E  producing hydro-electric power.

Answer:

Section 1 (Questions 1-10)
1 B
2 C
3 A
4 B
5 both required for one mark, either order
AE
6 both required for one mark, either order
AC
7 both required for one mark, either order
CE
8 B
9 C
10 B

Section 2 (Questions 11-20)

11 A
12 C
13 E
14 G (11-14 in any order)
15 G
16 E (15, 16 in any order)
17 C
18 A
19 A
20 B

Section 3 (Questions 21-30)

21 21 May or acceptable alternatives
22 18,000-20,000 // 18-20,000 must have both numbers (or in words)
23 research methods NOT research
24 (draft) plan
25 (do/carry out/conduct) research
26 March (to) May (both for one mark)
27 A
28 A
29 C
30 B

Section 4 (Questions 31-40)
31 C
32 B
33 C
34 B
35 B
36 C
37 A
38, 39, 40  B, D, E ( In any order).