IELTS Listening - CHOICE ROUTE

Listening Test 3 Volume 14

Listening Section 1

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Listen carefully and answer Questions 1 to 10:

Questions 1-10

Complete the form below.

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

Council Youth Scheme Application for Funding for Group Project
ExampleAnswer
NameRalph Pearson
Contact address1 . Drayton DR6 8AB
Telephone number01453 586098
Name of groupCommunity Youth Theatre Group
Description of groupamateur theatre group (2 members) involved in drama 3 
Amount of money requested4 (£)
Description of projectto produce a short 5   play for young children
Money needed for6 for scenery costumes cost of 7

8 sundries

How source of funding will be creditedacknowledged in the 9 given to audience
Other organisations approached for funding (and outcome)National Youth Services – money was 10

Listening Section 2

Listen carefully and answer Questions 11 to 20:

Questions 11-15

Choose the correct answer, A, B or C

11 Joanne says that visitors to Darwin are often surprised by



12 To enjoy cultural activities, the people of Darwin tend to



13 The Chinese temple in Darwin



14 The main problem with travelling by bicycle is



15  What does Joanne say about swimming in the sea?



 

Questions 16-20

What can you find at each of the places below?

Choose your answers from the box and write the correct letter A-H next to Questions 16-20.

16  Aquascene

17  Smith Street Mall

18  Cullen Bay Marina

19  Fannie Bay

20  Mitchell Street

A      a flower market

B      a chance to feed the fish

C      good nightlife

D      international arts and crafts

E      good cheap international food

F       a trip to catch fish

G       shops and seafood restaurants

H       a wide range of different plants

Listening Section 3

Listen carefully and answer Questions 21 to 30:

Questions 21-23

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS breach answer

Effects of weather on mood

Phil and Stella’s goal is to 21  the hypothesis that weather has an effect on a person’s mood.

They expect to find that ‘good’ weather (weather which is 22 ) has a positive effect on a person’s mood.

Stella defines effect on mood’ as a  23 in the way a person feels.

 

Questions 24-27

What information was given by each writer?

Choose your answers from the box and write the letters A-F next to Questions 24-27.

24  Vickers

25  Whiteboume

26  Haverton

27  Stanfield

 

A     the benefits of moving to a warmer environment

B     the type of weather with the worst effect on mood

C    how past events affect attitudes to weather

D    the important effect of stress on mood

E    the important effect of hours of sunshine on mood

F     psychological problems due to having to cope with bad weather

 

Questions 28-30

Choose THREE letters A-H.

Which THREE things do Phil and Stella still have to decide on?

Listening Section 4

Listen carefully and answer Questions 31 to 40:

Questions 31-32

Choose TWO letters A-F

Which TWO of the following problems are causing concern to educational authorities in the USA?

 

Questions 33-34

Choose TWO letters A-F

According to the speaker, what are two advantages of reducing class sizes?

 

Questions 35-40

Complete the table below.

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

USA RESEARCH PROJECTS INTO CLASS SIZES

StateSchools involvedNumber of students participatingKey findingsProblems
 

Tennessee

 

about 70 schools

 

in total 35

significant benefit especially for 36  pupils•   lack of agreement on implications of data
California37 schools1.8 millionvery little benefit•    shortage of 38

, especially in poorer areas

•    no proper method for 39 of project

Wisconsin14 schools (with pupils from

40 families)

similar results to Tennessee project

ANSWER

1         230 South Road
2        18
3        activities (and / &) workshops
4         250
5        interactive
6         materials
7        insurance
8        publicity
9         programme
10         not available/unavailable
11        A
12         C
13        B
14        A
15        C
16        B
17         E
18        G
19        H
20        C
21        investigate
22         sunny, warm
23        change
24         F
25        D
26         C
27         B
28/29/30         B,F,H
31/32        A,D
33/34        B,E
35        12000/12,000
36        minority
37        all
38         teachers
39         evaluation/the evaluation
40        poor

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