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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 will have a chance to check your work.
All the recordings will be played once only. The test is in 4 Sections. At the end of the test you will be given 10 minutes to transfer your answers to an answersheet.


Section One - Questions 1-10
Complete the notes. Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

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SECTION 2

Questions 11-20
Complete the notes below. Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.IELTS Listening Sample 3 image 3

There are many kinds of bicycles available:
• racing
• touring
• (11) ..............................................
• ordinary

They vary in price and (12) ................................................ .

Prices range from $50.00 to (13) ......................................... .

Single speed cycles are suitable for (14) ................................ .

Three speed cycles are suitable for (15) ................................. .

Five and ten speed cycles are suitable for longer distances, hills and (16) ............................................. .

Ten speed bikes are better because they are (17) ............................ in price but (18) ...................................... .

Buying a cycle is like (19) ................................. .

The size of the bicycle is determined by the size of the (20) ............................................. .
 

SECTION 3

Section Three - Questions 21-32

Questions 21-24
Circle the correct answer.

21. At first Fiona thinks that Martin’s tutorial topic is
      A inappropriate.
      B dull.
      C interesting.
      D fascinating.

22. According to Martin, the banana
      A has only recently been cultivated.
      B is economical to grow.
      C is good for your health.
      D is his favourite food.

23. Fiona listens to Martin because she
      A wants to know more about bananas.
      B has nothing else to do today.
      C is interested in the economy of Australia.
      D wants to help Martin.

24. According to Martin, bananas were introduced into Australia from
      A India.
      B England.
      C China.
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Questions 25-30
Complete Martin’s notes Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Commercially grown
banana plant                    

 

Each banana tree produces
(25) .......................................................
of bananas.
On modern plantations in tropical
conditions a tree can bear fruit after
(26) ............................................ .
Banana trees prefer to grow (27) ......................................... and they require
rich soil and (28) ..................................... . The fruit is often protected by
(29) ............................................... .
Ripe bananas emit a gas which helps other (30) .......................................... .

 

Questions 31 and 32
Circle the TWO correct boxes.

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SECTION 4

Section Four - Questions 33-41

Questions 33-35
Circle the correct answer


According to the first speaker:

33. The focus of the lecture series is on
A organising work and study.            C coping with homesickness.
B maintaining a healthy lifestyle.      D settling in at university.

34. The lecture will be given by
A the president of the Union.         C a sports celebrity.
B the campus doctor.                      D a health expert.

According to the second speaker:

35. This week’s lecture is on
A campus food.           C sensible eating.
B dieting.                      D saving money.

Questions 36-39
Complete the notes. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

A balanced diet
A balanced diet will give you enough vitamins for normal daily living.
Vitamins in food can be lost through (36) ............................................... .

Types of vitamins:
(a) Fat soluble vitamins are stored by the body.
(b) Water soluble vitamins - not stored, so you need
      a (37) ......................................................... .
Getting enough vitamins
Eat (38) .................................................................... of foods.
Buy plenty of vegetables and store them in
(39) .................................................................................. .

Questions 40-41
Complete the diagram by writing NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS in the boxes provided.

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