IELTS Listening Sample 8

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 answer sheet.

Now turn to section 1:
You will hear a woman calling a local museum, about children's art and craft workshops. First, you have some time to look at Questions 1 to 5.

You will see that there is an example which has been done for you. So Saturday has been written in the notes. Now we shall begin. You should answer the questions as you listen because you will NOT hear the recording a second time.

Listening Audio:

 

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Section 1

Questions 1-10

Listen carefully and answer Questions 1 to 5:

Questions 1-5
Complete the notes below.

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

CHILDREN'S ART AND CRAFT WORKSHOPS

Example                                        Answer

Workshops organised every:     Saturday

• Adults must accompany children under 1 ...............
• Cost: £2.50
• Workshops held in: Winter House, 2 ............... Street
• Security device: must push the 3 ............... to open door
• Should leave car behind the 4 ...............
• Book workshops by phoning the 5 ............... (on 200765)

Questions 6-10
Complete the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Next two workshops

Date Workshop title Children advised to wear: Please bring (if possible):
16/11 Building 6 .......... 7 .......... 8 ..........
23/11 9 .......... (Nothing special) 10 ..........

Section 2

Questions 11-20

You will hear a customer services official giving information to a passenger at a railway station in a town called Trebirch.
First, you have some time to look at Questions 11 to 17.

Now Listen carefully and answer Questions 11 to 17:

Complete the sentences below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

TRAIN INFORMATION

11. Local services depart from .................... railway station.
12. National services depart from the .................... railway station.
13. Trains for London depart every .................... each day during the week.
14. The price of a first class ticket includes .................... .

Questions 17-20
Complete the form below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

 Type of ticket   Details

Standard open

no restrictions
Supersave travel after 8.45
Special travel after 15 .................... and at weekends
16 .................... buy at least six days ahead limited numbers
17 .................... essential

Questions 18-20
Choose THREE letters, A-G.
Which THREE attractions can you visit at present by train from Trebirch?

    A    A a science museum
       a theme park
       a climbing wall
       a mining museum
       an aquarium
       a castle
       a zoo
 

Section 3

Questions 21-30
You will hear a discussion between a tutor and an educated student called Sandy about students' dissertation.
First, you have some time to look at Questions 21 to 25.

Now Listen carefully and answer Questions 21 to 25:
What change has been made to each part of the theatre?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to questions 11-16.

Questions 17-20
Complete the form below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.


Dissertation Tutorial Record (Education)

Name: Sandy Gibbons

  Target previously agreed   Work completed Further action suggested
Investigate suitable data
analysis software
- Read IT 21 ....................
- Spoken to Jane Prince,
Head of the 22 ....................
Sign up for some
software practice
sessions
Prepare a 23 ....................
for survey
- Completed and sent for review Add questions in section
three on 24 ....................
Further reading about
discipline
- Read Banerjee
- N.B. Couldn't find Ericsson's
essays on managing the
25 ....................
Obtain from library
through special loans
service

 

  New Target   Work completed   Timing
Do further work on
Chapter 1
(Give the title:
Context 26 .................... )
- Add statistics on the
27 .................... in various
zones
- Include more references to
works dated after
28 ....................
By the 29 ....................
Prepare list of main
sections for Chapter 2
- Use index cards to help in
organisation
Before starting the
30 ....................

Section 4

Questions 31-37
You will hear part of a lecture about the history of moving pictures.
First look at questions 31 to 40.

Now Listen carefully and answer Questions 31 to 40:

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

The history of moving pictures

31. Some photographs of a horse running showed
    A all feet off the ground.
    B at least one foot on the ground.
    C two feet off the ground.

32. The Scotsman employed by Edison
    A. designed a system to use the technology Edison had invited.
    B. used available technology to make a new system.
    C. was already an expert in motion picture technology.

33. One major problem with the first system was that
    A. only one persion could be filmed.
    B. people could only see very short films.
    C. the camera was very heavy.

 34. Rival systems started to appear in Europe after people had
    A. been told about the American system.
    B. seen the American system.
    C. used the American system.

 35. In 1895, a famous new system was developed by
    A. a French team working alone.
    B. a Fernch and German team working together.
    C. a German team who invented the word 'cinema'.

 36. Longer filmes were not made at the time because of problems involving
    A. the subject matters.
    B. the camera.
    C. the film projector.

 37. The 'Lantham Loop' invention relied on
    A. removing tension between the film reels.
    B. adding three more films reels to the system.
    C. making one of the film reels more effective.

Questions 38-40

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

38. The first motion picture was called The .................... .
39. .................... were used for the first time on film in 1926.
40. Subtitles were added to The Lights of New York because of its .................... .

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Mohammad Bader
The answer to question 21 is missing!
Diana
There is a mistake in Section 3 with the numbers. Instead of 2000 which is a right answer, it is written 200. Might be confusing some students. Please check it. Thank you!
Deka
For question 17, is 'reservation' a correct answer rather than 'reservations'? Many thanks.
Dude
38/40!!, 9. Undersea World or Under seaworld who knows lol?? I wrote under seaworld. Whatever. I think it's still wrong!
Rachelle
Hi, the answer to question 29 is 2000 but in your answer keys, it has shown 200. Moreover, the answer to question 30 is 'end of term', how come? Since the instruction was no more than two words/number.
Afshin
I got 39/40. Missed the 12th question.
Tysuccex
Really! that's 8.5 band score!
Tysuccex
33/40 gives you a band score :7.5.
Rajiv Kumar
I have got 31 out of 40, success.
Carlos A. Moreno
In the answer sheet, it only appears "8". How do you know that "8 years" is correct?