IELTS Listening - CHOICE ROUTE

Listening Test 1 Volume 14

Listening Section 1

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Listen carefully and answer Questions 1 to 10:

Questions 1-9

Complete the notes below.

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

ENQUIRY ABOUT BOOKCASES

Example                                           Answer
Number of bookcases available: …two…
Both bookcases
Width:1 (cm)
Made of:2
First bookcase
Cost:3 pounds
Colour:4
Number of shelves:six (four are 5 )
Second bookcase
Colour:dark brown
Other features

– almost 80 years old

–  has a  6

– at the bottom

–  has glass 7

Cost:8 Pounds
Details of seller
Name:Mrs  9
Address:41 Oak Rise. Stanton.

 

Question 10

Choose the correct letter A. B or C.

 

10 Which map shows the correct location of the seller’s house?

 



Listening Section 2

Listen carefully and answer Questions 11 to 20:

Questions 11-13
In Section 2 you will hear one main speaker giving information about a public event or about something that the listeners may be involved in or take part in.

Complete the summary below.

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


Charity Art Sale
The paintings will be displayed in the Star Gallery and in a nearby 11

The sale of pictures will begin at 12 there (pm) on Thursday, and will be refreshments beforehand.

The money raised will all be used to help 13 children in New Zealand and other countries.


 

Questions 14-20

Complete the table below.

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

ArtistPersonal informationType of painting
 Don Studley

• daughter is recovering from a problem with her back

• self-taught artist

 • pictures of the 14 of New Zealand
 James Chang

• boriginally from Taiwan

• had a number of 15 there

16 paintings

• strong colours

 Natalie Stevens

• has shown pictures in many countries

• is an artist and a website 17

 • soft colours, various media

• mainly does 18

  Christine Shin

• lived in New Zealand for 19

• Korean

• paintings are based on 20

• watercolours of New Zealand landscapes

Listening Section 3

Listen carefully and answer Questions 21 to 30:

Questions 21-25

What instructions were the students given about their project? Write the correct letter A. B or C next to Questions 21-25.

21  Choose a writer from a list provided.

22 Get biographical information from the Internet.

23 Study a collection of poems.

24 Make a one-hour video.

25 Refer to key facts in the writer’s life.

A they must do this

B they can do this if they want to

C they can’t do this

 

Questions 26-30

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Other requirements for the project

extract chosen from the author’s work must reflect the 26 of the author.

students must find sound effects and 27 to match the texts they choose.

students must use a 28 of computer software programs to make the video.

students must include information about the 29 of all material.

Criteria for assessment

completion of all components – 25%

30 (must represent essence of author’s work) – 50% artistic and technical design of video – 25%

Listening Section 4

Listen carefully and answer Questions 31 to 40:

Questions 31-33

Choose the correct answer A. B or C

31 ’Extremophiles’ are life forms that can live in



32 The researchers think that some of the organisms they found in Antarctica are



33 The researchers were the first people to find life forms in Antarctica



 

Questions 34-40
Complete the sentences below. Write ONE WORD for each answer.


How the extremophiles survive
Access to the sun’s heat can create a 34 for some organisms. The deeper the soil, the higher the 35 of salt. Salt can protect organisms against the effects of 36 even at very low temperatures.

All living things must have access to 37 water. Salt plays a part in the process of 38 which prevents freezing. The environment of 39 is similar to the dry valleys of Antarctica. This research may provide evidence of the existence of extraterrestrial life forms and their possible 40 on other planets.

ANSWER

1            75
2           wood
3           15
4           cream
5           adjustable
6           cupboard
7           doors
8           95
9           Blake
10          B
11          cafe/café
12          7:30/7.30
13          (the) disabled
14          birds
15          (art) exhibitions
16          abstract
17          designer
18          portraits
19          two/2 years/yrs
20          photographs/photos
21          A
22          C
23          B
24          C
25          B
26          interests and style/ style and interests
27          visuals
28          range
29          source/sources
30          content
31          B
32          B
33          A
34          microclimate
35          concentration
36          frost
37          liquid
38          supercooling
39          Mars
40          locations

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