IELTS Listening - CHOICE ROUTE

Listening Section 1

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 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 answersheet.

Now turn to section 1: You will hear a man, telephoning a library, to find out about joining. First you have some time to look at Questions 1-10.

You will see that there is an example which has been done for you. So 18 years has been written on the form. Now we shall begin. You should answer the questions as you listen, because you will NOT hear the recording a second time.

Listen carefully and answer Questions 1 to 10:

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Questions 1-10

Complete the form below, using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

LIBRARY INFORMATION

Example   : Answer

Minimum joining age  : 18 years

For registration, must take:

  • 1) two and
  • 2) two forms of I.D. e.g. driving licence,

3) Cost to join per year (without current student card): £

4) Number of items allowed (members of public): Login times: four weeks

5) Fines start at £

6) Computers can be booked up to  hours in advance

Library holds most national papers, all 7) , and magazines Need 8)  to use photocopier

Creative Writing class

  • 9) tutor is John  and
  • 10) held on  evenings

Listening Section 2

You will hear a man called Dan Pearman, talking on the radio about Pedal Power, a UK charity which sends bicycles to people in developing countries. First you have some time to look at Questions 11-15.

Listen carefully and answer Questions 11 to 15:

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Questions 11-15

Choose the correct letter, A, B, or C.

11) In 1993 Dan Pearman went to Ecuador

B
C

12) Dan’s neighbour was successful in business because he

A
B
C

13) Dan says the charity relies on

B
C

14) What does Dan say about the town of Rivas?

 A
B
C

15) What problem did the charity face in August 2000?

 A
B
C

Questions 16 and 17

Answer the questions below.

Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD OR A NUMBER for each answer.

16) How much money did the charity receive when it won an award? £
17) What is the charity currently hoping to buy? 

Questions 18-20

Choose THREE letters A-G.Which THREE things can the general public do to help the charity Pedal Power?

Listening Section 3

You will hear a discussion between a college tutor and two students, Cristina and Ibrahim. First you have some time to look at Questions 21-30.

Now Listen carefully and answer Questions 21 to 30:

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Choose the table below.

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

‘Student Life’ video project
CristinaIbrahim
Enjoyed:
  • using the camera
  • going to British 21) 
  • contact with students doing other courses (has asked some to 22)   with him)
Most useful language practice:
  • listening to instructions
  • learning 23)  vocabulary
listening to British students’language because of

  • normal speed
  • large amount of 24)
General
usefulness:
  • operating video camera
  • working with other people: 
  • learning about 25)
  • compromising
  • 26) people who have different views
  • the importance of 27)
Things to do differently in future:
  • decide when to 28)   each stage at the
  • beginningmake more effort to 29) with the camera
  • don’t make the film too 30)

Listening Section 4

You will hear a talk about scientific research in the continent Antarctica. First you have some time to look at Questions 31-40.

Now Listen carefully and answer Questions 31 to 40:

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Questions 31-40

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.


ANTARCTICA

GEOGRAPHY

  • world’s highest, coldest and windiest continent
  • more than 31) times as big as the UK
  • most of the area is classified as 32)

RESEARCH STATIONS

  • international teams work together
  • 33)  is integrated with technical support
  • stations contain accommodation, work areas, a kitchen, a 34)  and a gym
  • supplies were brought to Zero One station by sledge from a 35)  at the edge of the ice 15 km away
  • problem of snow build-ups solved by building stations on 36)  with adjustable legs

FOOD AND DIET

  • average daily requirement for an adult in Antarctica is approximately 37)  kilocalories
  • rations for field work prepared by process of freeze-drying

RESEARCH

The most important research focuses on climate change, including

  • measuring changes in the ice-cap (because of effects on sea levels and 38)   )
  • monitoring the hole in the ozone layer
  • analysing air from bubbles in ice to measure 39)  caused by human activity

WORK OPPORTUNITIES

Many openings for 40)  people including

  • research assistants
  • administrative and technical positions

ANSWER

  1. photos / passport photos / photographs / passport photographs
  2. bank statement / a bank statement
  3. 125 / 125 per year
  4. 8
  5. 50
  6. 48
  7. local papers / local newspapers
  8. a card / card / cards
  9. Grantingham
  10. Friday
  11. as a voluntary worker.
  12. found it easy to reach customers.
  13. getting enough bicycles to send regularly.
  14. Its economy has been totally transformed.
  15. It couldn’t meet its overheads.
  16. 75,000 / 75000
  17. computers
  18. donate their unwanted tools
  19. hold an event to raise money
  20. identify areas that need bikes
  21. home / student’s home
  22. dinner /have dinner / come to dinner / go to dinner
  23. technical
  24. slang
  25. cooperating / cooperation
  26. persuading
  27. editing
  28. complete
  29. experiment
  30. long
  31. 58
  32. desert
  33. science
  34. hospital / small hospital
  35. ship
  36. platforms
  37. 3,500
  38. currents / ocean currents
  39. pollution / the pollution
  40. young
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