Practice Test 116

In the Listening Test 116, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40. The recordings will be played only once.

Section 1 is a conversation between an optometrist and a patient who has come for an eye test.

Section 2 is an extract from an audio guide to the Taj Mahal.

Section 3 is a tutor and two students discussing the crop rice.

Section 4 is a lecture about writing for radio.

Section 1

Questions 1-10

Questions 1-6

Complete the form below.



Time of appointment: 10:00 am
Given names: Simon 1_______________
Family name: Lee
Date of birth: 2_________________ 1989
Address: 3_________________ Adams Terrace, Wellington
Phone number: 0211558809
Name of insurance company: 6_________________
Date of last eye test: 7_________________
Patient’s observations: Problems seeing 8__________________

Questions 7-10

Answer the questions below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

7. When must Simon wear his glasses?

8. What type of glasses is the least expensive?

9. What is good about the glasses Simon chooses?

10. How does Simon decide to pay?


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Section 2

Questions 11-20

Questions 11-12

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C and write answers next to 11-12 on your answer sheet.

11 Who is buried in the tomb of the Taj Mahal?

A the emperor Shahjahan

Bthe wife of Shahjahan

C the emperor and his wife

12 Where did the white marble come from?

A India

B China

C Persia

Questions 13-16

Label the plan below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.


Question 17

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C

17 What is the purpose of the Rest House?

A a place for the poor to stay

B a meeting place for pilgrims

C an architectural feature

Questions 18-20

Complete the flow chart below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

How running water is provided

Water taken from the 18___________________ by bullocks.

Water channelled into the 19_____________________.

Water piped to the 20___________________.

Section 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21-24

Choose the correct letter, A, B, or C, and write answers next to 21-24 on your answer sheet.

21 What background information does Daisy give about rice?

A Wild rice is grown throughout Asia.

B Some types of rice need less water than others.

C All rice varieties have a lovely aroma.

22 Erik says that a priority for rice farmers is to be able to

A grow rice without fertilizers.

B predict weather patterns.

C manage water resources.

23 Where is the International Rice Research Institute?

A The Philippines

B China

C Japan

24 Scientists in Bangladesh want to find a

A more effective type of fertilizer.

B strain of rice resistant to flooding.

C way to reduce the effects of global warming.

Questions 25-30

Choose the correct letter, A, B, or C and write answers next to 25-30 on your answer sheet.

Which country do the following statements apply to?

A. Japan

B. China

C. Thailand
25 They grow the most rice in the world.

26 They export the most rice in the world.

27 They aim to increase the nutritional value of rice.

28 Less rice is eaten than in the past.

29 An annual rice festival takes place.

30 A new type of rice is now popular locally.

Section 4

Questions 31-40

Questions 31-34

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD for each answer.


31 You may have to ignore some of the ordinary___________________ of writing.

32 Written words do not indicate things like emphasis, the_______________ of reading or where to pause.

33 A script needs to sound like a______________________.

Questions 34-40

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Know who you are talking to

Imagine a typical listener:

e.g. imagine telling your 34_________________ about a film.

Create an informal tone:

e.g. use words like 35_________________ and _____________________

Work out what you are going to say


listeners cannot ask questions

you cannot 36_________________ ideas

Make your script logical:

37_____________________ the information.

Use concrete images e.g. compare the size of a field to a 38______________________.

Use the 39_____________________ to get attention.

Check the script by 40_____________________.


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Section 1

1 Anthony
2 1(st) June
3 University Hall
4 Health for Life
5 September 2006
6 (in the) distance
7 (for) driving
8 (the) full-frame/full-frame
9 (they are) strong
10 (in/by) cash

Section 2

11 C
12 A
13 (The) Main Gateway
14 (the) (16/sixteen) flower beds
15 (a/the) (raised) pond
16 (a/the) Mosque
17 C
18 river
19 (supply) tanks
20 fountains

Section 3

21 B
22 C
23 A
24 B
25 B
26 C
27 B
28 A
29 C
30 A

Section 4

31 rules
32 speed
33 conversation
34 grandmother
35 us (and) we
36 repeat
37 space (out)
38 pitch
39 first sentence
40 reading (it) aloud


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