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 four 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 telephone conversation between a travel consultant and a customer. 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 Whale Watch Experience 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:

Audio Section 1

Questions 1-4

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

Dreamtime travel agency

Tour information


Holiday name: Whale Watch Experience


Holiday length: 2 days

Type of transportation: 1)

Maximum group size: 2) 

Next tour date: 3)

Hotel name: The 4)


Questions 5 and 6

Which TWO things are included in the price of the tour?


Questions 7-10

Complete the sentences below, using NO MORE THAN A WORD OR A NUMBER for each answer.

7) The tour costs $

8) Bookings must be made no later than days in advance.

9) A deposit is required.

10) The customer’s reference number is .

Listening Section 2

Section 2: You will hear a radio program giving parents advice about buying Cots for the babies to sleep in. First you have some time to look at Questions 11-20.

Now Listen carefully and answer Questions 11 to 20:

Audio Section 2

Questions 11-19

Complete the table below, using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Brand of Cot Good Points Problems Verdict
Baby Safe Easy to 11) Did not have any 12)

Babies could trap their 13) in the side bar

Choice Cots Easy to 15) Side did not drop down

Spaces between the bars were 16)

Mother’s Choice Base of cot could be moved Did not have any 18)

Pictures could be removed easily


Question 20

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for the answer.

Metal should not be rusted or bent.

Edges of cot should not be 20)

Listening Section 3

Section 3: You will hear a conversation between a student, Andrew and a student adviser, Monica about a Diploma course. First you have some time to look at Questions 21-30.

Now Listen carefully and answer Questions 21 to 30:

Audio Section 3

Questions 21-23

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

21 Andrew has worked at the hospital for

22 During the course Andrew’s employers will pay

23 The part-time course lasts for


Questions 24 and 25

Which TWO types of coursework are required each month on the part-time course


Questions 26-30

Complete the summary below.


Modular Courses

Students study 26) during each module. A module takes 27) and the work is very 28) To get a Diploma each student has to study 29) and then work on 30) in depth.

Listening Section 4

Section 4: You will hear part of a lecture, given by an economist, about North American women’s attitude to money and saving. First you have some time to look at Questions 31-40.

Now Listen carefully and answer Questions 31 to 40:

Audio Section 4

Questions 31-35

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

31 Bernard Shaw, men are supposed to understand economics and finance.

32 However, women are more prepared to  about them.

33 Women tend to save for  and a house.

34 Men tend to save for  and for retirement.

35 Women who are left alone may have to pay for  when they are old.


Questions 36-40

Complete the summary below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Saving for the future

Research indicates that many women only think about their financial future when a 36) occurs. This is the worst time to make decisions. It is best for women to start thinking about pensions when they are in their 37) A good way for women to develop their  38) in dealing with financial affairs would be to attend classes in 39) When investing in stocks and shares, it is suggested that women should put a high proportion of their savings in 40) In such ways, women can have a comfortable, independent retirement.


  1. by minibus / a mini bus
  2. 15 / 15 people
  3. April 18th / April the 18th
  4. The Pallisades
  5. B guided bushwalk
  6. D table tennis
  7. 280
  8. 14
  9. 20%
  10. 39745T
  11. move around / move about
  12. brakes
  13. fingers
  14. satisfactory
  15. put together / put it together
  16. too wide
  17. dangerous
  18. wheels
  19. best / the best / best buy / the best buy / safe
  20. sharp
  21. three years.
  22. his fees.
  23. two years.
  24. B an essay.
  25. D a short report.
  26. full-time
  27. a term / one term
  28. intensive
  29. two module / two terms / for two terms
  30. a topic / one topic
  31. politics
  32. learn
  33. children’s education / their children’s education
  34. a car
  35. nursing care
  36. crisis
  37. early twenties
  38. confidence
  39. money management
  40. low-risk investments