Practice Test 15

Listening Test 15

In Listening Test 15, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40.

Section 1 is a conversation between an official in the lost property office and a man who lost his belongings.

Section 2 is a monologue which gives you details of sending money abroad.

Section 3 is a conversation between two people regarding the features of a lesson plan

Section 4 is a lecture about learning Chinese in schools.

Section 1

Question 1-10

Q. 1-3

Complete the description of the man’s briefcase, using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS OR LETTERS for each gap.

Very light brown briefcase, approx. 50 x 30 cms. Distinctive 1 ____________ clasp on the front. Red trimmings. Black 2 ____________  Initials
3 ____________ on the clasp.

Q. 4-7

Answer the following questions using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR NUMBERS for each answer.

4 What is the lost property number given to the man? ____________

5 When does the lost property office open? ____________

6 How is the man going to the airport next week? ____________

7 What is to the left of the lost property office? ____________

Q. 8-10

Answer the following questions using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR NUMBERS for each answer.

8 What is the shortest time lost items are kept by the office? ____________

9 How often does the office sell lost items? ____________

10 Where does the money from the December sale go? ____________

Section 2

Question 11-20

Q. 11

Choose THREE correct answers A-D and write them next to 11-20 on your answer sheet

Decide which method or methods of sending money abroad is/are being described. Write

11 You need a local bank account to use this.

A an international money order.

B bank draft.

C electronic transfer.

D telegraphic transfer.

Q. 12-14

Decide which method or methods of sending money abroad is/are being described. Write

A an international money order.

B bank draft.

C electronic transfer.

D telegraphic transfer.

12 ____________ You can avoid a commission fee if you use a local bank and the local currency.

13 ____________Using a local bank and the local currency will allow you to get access to your money sooner.

14 ____________ This is the quickest way to send money abroad.

Q. 15-16

Complete the following summary about taking money out of your country.

Your government might 15 ____________ of money in and out of your country, so you might need to find out how to 16 ____________ to transfer money if there is a limit on transfers and what regulations there are.

Q. 17-20

Complete the following notes about having enough money for your first few days abroad.

Advantages Disadvantages
Cash useful for 17 ______ less secure
Traveler’s cheques insured against
18______
not widely accepted
can be 19 ______ in some
shops/restaurants
Credit cards widely accepted may involve 20 ______
can get cash from bank machines commission fee being charged

Section 3

Question 21-30

Q. 21-24

Complete the notes on the purposes of a lesson plan, using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each gap.

A LESSON PLAN

helps with 21 __________

creates a focus

shows material

clarifies 22 __________

reminders to put aims first

23 __________ student problems

creates opportunities for solutions

brings lesson 24 __________

teacher-student interaction

distribution of time for each activity

reminder of materials

Q. 25-28

Complete the following notes on the example lesson plan.

Student level 25 __________
Time 50 minutes
Class profile the academic, 3-month study, improve spoken English
Aims elicit reading comprehension and speaking abilities for storytelling,
practice the present simple and the past simple
Teacher’s aims 26 __________
Assumptions students can understand instructions
Anticipated problems students may not know some extreme sports 27 __________
Solutions elicit differences using questions
Teaching aids textbook, blackboard, chalk, chalk eraser, pictures of 28 __________ climbing

Q. 29-30

Answer the following questions using NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

29 When using books, what should the student definitely write down, apart from the title? __________

30 What does the tutor give the student a list of?__________

Section 4

Question 31-40

Q. 31-34

Answer the following questions using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR NUMBERS for each answer.

31 Which three foreign languages are traditionally taught in the USA? __________

32 How old are the youngest schoolchildren learning Chinese? __________

33 How many students are learning the 15 leading languages? __________

34 What percentage of Europeans speak a second language? __________

Q. 35-38

Complete the following sentences using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each gap.

35  __________ are secondary to cultural exchange at Potomac Elementary.

36 The young boy finds writing the strokes of Chinese characters in the __________ to be difficult.

37 The lecturer says that children take more interest in learning if _________ do.

38 Apart from Chinese, the NEP focuses on __________

Q. 39-40

Decide which university student or students (A, B and/or C) is being referred to.

Student A

Student B

Student C

39 Who started learning Chinese as an interest?

40 Who are learning Chinese to help with their future career?

Answers

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Section 1

1. (bright) red
2. handle
3. AEJ
4. EDV 758
5. 6 a.m/ 06:00
6. (by) underground/subway/tube
7. (large/electronic) departures board
8. 3/three months
9. twice a year
10. a children’s charity

Section 2

11. B, C, and D
12. B
13. B
14. D
15. control the flow
16. get permission
17. (covering) small purchases
18. loss or theft
19. used like cash
20. (quite) substantial

Section 3

21. pace and timing
22. aims
23. highlights potential
24. coherence and cohesion
25. low- intermediate
26. avoid excessive instructions
27. vocabulary
28. rock and mountain
29. pages/ page numbers
30. websites

Section 4

31. French, Spanish, German ( NB in any order)
32. 6
33. 1.4 million/ 1,400,000
34. 52,7%
35. Weighty national priorities
36. right order
37. (their) parents
38. Arabic, Korean, Russian ( NB in any order)
39. A        B          C
40. A        B          C

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