Listening Test 2 Volume 13

Listening Section 1


Listen carefully and answer Questions 1 to 10:

Questions 1-4

Circle the correct letters A-C.


Which course is the man interested in?
A. English
B. Mandarin
C. Japanese

1  What kind of course is the man seeking?

2 How long does the man want to study?

3 What proficiency level is the student?

4 When does the man want to start the course?


Questions 5-10

Complete the form.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Language Centre – Client Information Card

Name: Richard 5

E-mail address: 6

Date of birth: 7 1980.

Reason for studying Japanese: 8

Specific learning needs: 9

Place of previous study (if any): 10

Listening Section 2

Listen carefully and answer Questions 11 to 20:

Questions 11-12

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer


The story illustrates that dogs are 11 animals. The people of the town built a 12 of a dog.

Questions 13-20

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

 Sheep dogs Smart, obedientHerd sheep and 13 them
 Guide dogsConfident and 14 Training paid for by 15
Guard dogs and



 Tough and courageousDogs and trainers available through


 Detector dogsNeed to really 18 In Sydney they catch

19 a month

 Transport dogsHappy working 20 International treaty bans huskies from Antarctica

Listening Section 3

Listen carefully and answer Questions 21 to 30:

Questions 21-23

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS or A NUMBER for each answer.

Braille – a system of writing for the blind

Louis Braille was blinded as a child in his 21

Braille invented the writing system in the year 22 An early writing system for the blind used embossed letters. A military system using dots was called 23


Questions 24-27

Circle the correct letters A-C.


24 Which diagram shows the Braille positions?


25 What can the combined dots represent?


26 When was the Braille system officially adopted?


27 What is unusual about the way Braille is written?


Questions 28-30

What THREE SUBJECTS use Braille code?


Listening Section 4

Listen carefully and answer Questions 31 to 40:

Questions 31-35

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS and/ or A NUMBER for each answer

Table showing memory test results


Can babies remember any 31

Experiment with babies: Apparatus:
          baby in cot

          colourful mobile

          some 32

Re-introduce mobile between one and 33 later.

Baby’s ageMaximum memory span
2 months2 days
3 months34
21 monthsseveral weeks
2 years35


Questions 36-40

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR NUMBER for each answer

Research questions:

Is memory linked to 36 development?

Can babies 37 their memories?

Experiment with older children:

Stages in incident:

a) lecture taking place

b) object falls over

c) 38

Table showing memory test results

Age% remembered next day% remembered after 5 months
9-year-olds70%Less than 60%
6-year-oldsJust under 70%better than 40


1       B
2       A
3       B
4       C
5       Hagerty
6       ricky45
7       29(th) February
8       business
9       conversation/to communicate
10     (at) school
11     loyal
12     statue
13     (possibly) count
14     gentle (nature)
15     donations/donors
16     search and rescue
17     (international) database
18     love their food/love food/love eating
19     80 people/eighty people
20     in a team
21     father’s workshop
22     1824
23     night writing
24     B
25     A
26     C
27     C
28/29/30     B,C,E
31     (particular) events
32     string(s)
33     14 days
34     (a) fortnight/2 weeks/two weeks
35     (over) six months/6 months
36     language
37     retrieve/recall/recover
38     (an) argument
39     70%
40     40%