Listening Practice 1

Here's a listening practice samples.

There are four parts to the test.

You will hear each part once only.

There are 40 questions. Each question carries one mark.

For each part of the test, there will be time for you to look through the questions and time for you to check your answers.

 

Section 1 Questions 1–10

Questions 1–5 Complete the notes below. Write no more than two words and/or a number for each answer.

Transport from Bayswater

Example - Answer Destination - Harbour City

  • Express train leaves at (1) …………………….
  • Nearest station is (2) …………………….
  • Number 706 bus goes to (3) …………………….
  • Number (4) ……………………. bus goes to station
  • Earlier bus leaves at (5) …………………….

 

Questions 6–10 Complete the table below. Write no more than one word and/or a number for each answer.

 

Transport Cash Fare Card Fare
Bus  (6) $ …………… $1.50
Train (peak)  $10 $10
Train (off-peak) – before 5pm or after (7) …………… pm)  $10 (8) $ ……………
(9) …………… ferry  $4.50 $3.55
Tourist ferry ((10) ……………)  $35 -
Tourist ferry (whole day)  $65 -

 

Section 2 Questions 11–20

Questions 11–14 Which counsellor should you see? Write the correct letter, A, B or C, next to questions 11–14.

A Louise Bagshaw B Tony Denby C Naomi Flynn   (11) if it is your first time seeing a counsellor (12) if you are unable to see a counsellor during normal office hours (13) if you do not have an appointment (14) if your concerns are related to anxiety

 

Questions 15–20 Complete the table below. Write no more than two words for each answer.

 

Workshop Content Target group
Adjusting  what you need to succeed academically (15) ………………… students
Getting Organised use time effectively, find (16) ………………… between study and leisure all students
Communicating talking with staff, communicating across cultures all students, especially (17) …………………
Anxiety (18) …………………, breathing techniques, meditation, etc. students about to sit exams
(19) …………………  staying on track for long periods (20) ………………… students only

 

Section 3 Questions 21–30

Questions 21–30 Complete the notes below. Write no more than three words for each answer.

Novel: (21) …………………

Protagonists: Mary Lennox; Colin Craven

Time period: Early in (22) …………………

Plot: Mary → UK – meets Colin who thinks he'll never be able to (23) ………………… . They become friends.

Point of view: “Omniscient” – narrator knows all about characters’ feelings, opinions and (24) …………………

Audience: Good for children – story simple to follow

Symbols (physical items that represent (25) …………………):

• the robin redbreast

• (26) …………………

• the portrait of Mistress Craven Motifs (patterns in the story):

• the Garden of Eden

• secrecy – metaphorical and literal transition from (27) …………………

Themes: Connections between

• (28) ………………… and outlook

• (29) ………………… and well-being

• individuals and the need for (30) …………………

Section 4 Questions 31–40

Questions 31–35 Complete the table below. Write one word only for each answer.

 

Time Perspective

 

Time Zone Outlook Features & Consequences
Past  Positive Remember good times, e.g. birthdays. Keep family records, photo albums, etc.
(31) …………….. Focus on disappointments, failures, bad decisions.
Present Hedonistic Live for (32) …………….. ; seek sensation; avoid pain.
Fatalistic Life is governed by (33) …………….. , religious beliefs, social conditions. Life’s path can’t be changed.
Future (34) …………….. Prefer work to play. Don’t give in to temptation.
Fatalistic Have a strong belief in life after death and importance of (35) …………….. in life.

 

Questions 36–40

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

(36) We are all present hedonists A at school B at birth C while eating and drinking

(37) American boys drop out of school at a higher rate than girls because A they need to be in control of the way they learn B they play video games instead of doing school work C they are not as intelligent as girls

(38) Present-orientated children A do not realise present actions can have negative future effects B are unable to learn lessons from past mistakes C know what could happen if they do something bad, but do it anyway

(39) If Americans had an extra day per week, they would spend it A working harder B building relationships C sharing family meals

(40) Understanding how people think about time can help us A become more virtuous B work together better C identify careless or ambitious people

 

SECTION 1

1. 9.30 (am)

2. Helendale

3. Central Street/St

4. (number/no./#) 792

5. 8.55 (am)

6. 1.80

7. 7.30

8. 7.15

9. commuter

10. afternoon

SECTION 2

11.C

12. C

13. A

14. B

15. first/1st year

16. (right) balance

17. international/foreign (students)

18. relaxation

19. motivation

20. research/advanced

SECTION 3

21. The Secret Garden

22. (the) 20th/twentieth century

23. walk

24. motivations/motivation

25. abstract ideas

26. roses

27. dark(ness) to light(ness)

28. health

29. environment

30. human companionship

SECTION 4

31. negative

32. pleasure

33. poverty

34. active

35. success

36. B

37. A

38. C

39. A

40. B

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1 Comment
  1. Profile photo of nan lin
    nan lin 4 months ago

    Could you send the tape scripts for Listening Practice 1 section 4 to my Email ( neolin1014@gmail.com)?
    Thank you very much!

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