Practice Test 101

In the Listening Test 101, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40 based on them.

Section 1 is a conversation between a student and an accommodation advisor about homestay registration.

Section 2 is a lecture about a famous natural resort in England.

Section 3 is a conversation between a student and a professor.

Section 4 is a lecture on British Media.

Audio

Audio Transcription

Section 1

Questions 1-10

Questions 1-5

Complete the notes below.

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

Accommodation Request Form

Example Answer
Type of accommodation: Homestay
Full name: 1______________ Lee
Age: 2______________
Present address: International House
Room: 3_______________
Reasons for applying for homestay: to know about local culture
to 4_______________
Contact number: 8141 9680 (home)
5_______________ (mobile)

Questions 6-10

Complete the notes below.

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

Accommodation requirements:

a nice landlady

own 6__________________

no young children

near to 7____________________

The 8___________________ will be £140, including 9_______________ bill.

Accommodation required date:

10_________________

Section 2

Questions 11-20

Questions 11-15

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Guide for Peak District

Peak District’s location: five miles from Sheffield 11________________

Main attractions:

Bakewell Town is known for local food: 12__________________

Chatsworth House has formal gardens and 13__________________

The heart of Peak District is the Peak District 14__________________

The most famous cavern in Castleton is called 15__________________

Questions 16-20

Complete the notes below.

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

16_______________ must be accompanied by an adult on walking and cycling.

Tourists can pick  17__________________ in some specialist shops.

Chatsworth’s art collection has 18___________________ years’ history.

Eyam village is also called 19____________________

Eyam Hall has 20___________________ workshops.

Section 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21-23

Choose the correct letter, A, B, or C, and write answers next to 21-23  on your answer sheet.

21 Harper’s paper is about ______________

A energy crisis.

B environment protection.

C computer technology.

22 The research method that the professor recommends is

A interview.

B questionnaire.

C presentation.

23 Harper is worried about ______________

A essay deadline.

B questionnaire data.

C course stress.

Questions 24-26

Choose the correct letter.

Write A if the professor says REMAIN

Write B if the professor says REWRITE

Write C if the professor says REMOVE

What suggestions does the professor make?

24 purpose___________

25 structure___________

26 personal experiences___________

Questions 27-30

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

ESSAY REQUIREMENT 

To hand in the essay by 27_____________

To print essay by 28_____________

Before handing in: to do 29_____________ e.g. grammar and spelling;

to check proper 30____________

Section 4

Questions 31-40

Questions 31-40

Complete the notes below.

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

BRITISH MEDIA

Newspapers began to appear in the 18-19th Century.

31_________________ is British oldest daily newspaper.

The legal rule of advertisement that all the British media must follow is 32_________________

There are over 33_________________  different newspapers in Britain.

The press that publishes serious articles is 34_________________

The most leftwing newspaper is 35_________________

A feature of the tabloid press is a girl picture on 36_________________

The oldest soap shop was located in the northern city of 37_________________ in England.

British newscasts get a good reputation for the 38_________________  of reporting.

British viewers usually use the time of 39_________________  to make a drink.

Audience have to buy a 40_________________

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Section 1

1 Aaron
2 18
3 316C
4 improve English
5 7586 3344
6 bathroom and balcony
7 campus
8 rent
9 water
10 6th October

Section 2

11 City Centre
12 Pudding
13 Fountains and maze
14 National Park
15 Blue John (Cavern)
16 Children
17 (wonderful) souvenirs
18 4,000
19 Plague village
20 Cafe and craft

Section 3

21 B
22 A
23 A
24 B
25 A
26 C
27 email
28 laser printer
29 proof-reading
30 references

Section 4

31 The Times
32 Advertising Codes
33 1,500
34 Quality press
35 The Guardian
36 Page 3
37 Manchester
38 Quality
39 Commercial breaks
40 License

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