Practice Test 11

In Listening Test 11, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40 based on these recordings.

Section 1 is a university student radio station broadcast.

Section 2 is a speech given at the annual meeting of an international computer company by the company president.

Section 3 is a conversation between Ms Mary and Mr Hays one of their former teacher highschool teachers.

Section 4 is a lecture on the achievement of the ancient Aztecs of Central America.

Section 1

Questions 1-10

Choose the correct letter, A-C

The radio station broadcasts ____________

A national news and local news

B campus news only

C Portsmouth news

Example: C

Q. 1-3

Choose the correct answers A-C and write them next to 1-3 on your answer sheet

1 The first part of the news will be ____________

A entertainment

B academic

C sports

2 Mike is most likely to be studying ____________

A history

B animal psychology

C physics

3 How many goals did Molly Mbeka score against Southampton?

A Three

B Four

C Five

Q. 4-5

Complete the following sentences with NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer

4 Susie Smith’s nickname is ____________

5 Molly Mbeka comes from the country of ____________

Q. 6

Choose the correct answers A-C and write them next to 6 on your answer sheet

6 How many goals did Molly Mbeka score in international matches last year?

A 25

B A few more than 25

C A lot more than 25

Q. 7-10

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER for each answer.

7 Why didn’t Bristol University’s two best players play against Portsmouth University? ____________

8 Where does the bad news come from? ____________

9 What is Mike’s favourite beer? ____________

10 What is the radio station’s telephone number? ____________

Section 2

Question 11-20

Q. 11-13

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Name three types of people in the audience

11 ____________

12 ____________

13 ____________

Q. 14-15

Choose TWO correct answers A-E and write them next to 14-15 on your answer sheet

Why were sales of the company’s new mobile phones disappointing?

A The company didn’t promote them.

B Poor market research

C Lack of experience

D Competitors were ready with new models.

E Not easy to break into the cell phone market

Q. 16

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for your answer

16 In addition to reliability, what quality will the company stress in its next mobile phone marketing campaign? ____________

Q. 17-20

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer

17 The company’s professional digital cameras are selling well in the field of ____________

List two things that have reduced the company’s costs.

18 ____________

19 ____________

20 The company is not involved in digital music because of fierce competition, high legal fees, and ____________

Section 3

Question 21-30

Q. 21-23

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer

21 What does Mary want to talk about with Mr. Hays? ____________

22 Where are Mary’s parents? ____________

23 Name one of Mary’s favourite places in the city where she lives ____________

Q. 24-25

Choose TWO correct answers A-C and write them next to 24-25 on your answer sheet

Which statements are correct?

A Mary lives close to the countryside.

B Mr. Hays lives far from the sea.

C Mary is enthusiastic about her university studies.

D Mary used to like German.

E Mary was good at German.

Q. 26-29

Write ONE WORD for each answer.

26 When did Mary last talk with her mother or father?

27 What industry do Mary’s parents work in?

28 What city are Mary and Mr. Hays meeting in?.

29 What high school club was Mary the president of?

Q. 30

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for your answer

30 Where will Mary go as soon as she returns to university? ____________

Section 4

Question 31-40

Q. 31-34

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer

31 Today, what stands on the site of Tenochtitlan? ____________

32 The Aztecs prevented soil run-off by ____________

33 To prepare for chinampas, the Aztecs first ____________

34 The Aztecs used those floating gardens to plant vegetables like (name any 3 kinds of vegetables) ____________

Q. 35-38

Complete the table below.

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

Data on the Aztec’s Calendar Stone

The number of years needed to make it 35 ____________
Dimensions Thickness: 3 feet
Diameter. 36 ____________ feet
Weight: approx 24 tons
Number of months in a year 18
The number of days in each month 37 ____________
English meaning of “Nemontemi” 38 ____________

Q. 39-40

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

39 Apart from angry gods, what did the Aztecs blame for disease? ____________

40 What did Aztec doctors do to treat an illness? ____________



Section 1

1. C
2. B
3. B
4. Blond Dynamite
5. Ghana
6. A
7. injury
8. Students’ Union
9. Bitter
10. 8759 765

Section 2

11. board member
12. staff member
13. stockholder
14. C
15. E
16. long battery life
17. medical imaging
18. interest sourcing
19. energy efficiency
20. minimum

Section 3

21. university
22. New Zealand
23. Canterbury Cathedral
24. A
25. E
26. Easter
27. filming
28. London
29. Chess
30. debating society

Section 4

31. Mexico City
32. building terraces
33. dug canals
34. beans, chilli peppers, avocados, squash, tomatoes ( any three of these )
35. 52
36. 12
37. 20
38. sacrificial days
39. bad birth signs
40. using herbal medicine


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