Practice Test 16

In Listening Test 16, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40. The recordings will be played only once.

Section 1 is a conversation between a student and a saleswoman.

Section 2 is a conversation between an interviewer and interviewee.

Section 3 is a discussion among students about a seminar they attended.

Section 4 is a lecture about some useful information when you go to study overseas.

Section 1

Question 1-10

Q. 1-4

Select the correct answer from the choices given.

Write A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet.

1 Where is Mr Garcia living?

A Private accommodation

B With friends

C Self-catering university accommodation

D Catered university accommodation

2 Why doesn’t he like his accommodation?

A The food is not good.

B The meals are at inconvenient times.

C He doesn’t like his cohabitants.

D It’s on the university campus.

3 Where are Mr Garcia and his friends from?

A Costa Rica, Spain, Bolivia

B Ecuador, Spain, Mexico

C Mexico, Columbia, Spain

D Spain, Brazil, Argentina

4 What kind of place are they hoping to find?

A A house with a garden next to the university

B A flat or a house next to the university

C A house not too near to the university

D A flat or a house not too near to the university

Q. 5-7

Complete the details below using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR NUMBERS for each gap.

Name Manuel Garcia
Current address 5 ____________
Telephone number 0453 672 348
E-mail address 6____________
Age 19
Gender Male
Smoker? No
Budgeted monthly rent 7____________ £

Q. 8-10

Select the correct answer from the choices given.

Write A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet.

8 Why can Mr Garcia expect a small reduction in rent?

A The salesman likes him.

B There is no contract.

C July is a good month to move in.

D He and his friends will stay all year.

9 How much is the accommodation agency’s fee for Mr Garcia?

A 1/2 month’s rent

B 1 month’s rent

C 3/2 month’s rent

D There’s no fee.

10 Which items does Mr Garcia consider necessary?

A Kitchen utensils, washing machine, Internet connection

B Washing machine, Internet connection, TV

C DVD player, TV, Internet connection

D Shower, TV, washing machine

Section 2

Question 11-20

Q. 11-13

Choose the correct answers to the following questions.

Only ONE answer is possible for each question.

11 Which member or members of the speaker’s family have health problems?

A The speaker

B The speaker’s parents

C The speaker’s father and younger sister

D None of the speaker’s family does.

12 Why didn’t the family go to Rotorua?

A They couldn’t afford it

B They wanted to go somewhere with friends

C Because of health problems

D Because they wanted to go somewhere new

13 How did the speaker’s family first find out about the Waiwera spa?

A From people, they met in their home town

B From the Internet

C From people, they met in Rotorua

D From a travel agent

Q. 14-16

Complete the sentences using NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR NUMBERS for each gap.

14 Altogether, the number of people in the speaker’s holiday group was ____________

15 One of the children from the other family was then the speaker ____________

16 Before leaving, the speaker and his family got information from the Internet and a ____________

Q. 17-20

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

17 What did the speaker especially like about the holiday? ____________

18 Where were the children most of the time? ____________

19 How does the speaker describe the people at the resort? ____________

20 Which activities didn’t the speaker participate in, even though those activities were available? ____________

Section 3

Question 21-30

Q. 21-23

Complete the notes on what Mika says at the beginning of the discussion.

Mika says that if you miss what other people in a seminar say, it makes it hard to
21 ____________ the discussion. She might have a 22 ____________ if she didn’t understand what a tutor was asking her, but if she was wrong, it was
23 ____________

Q. 24-27

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

24 Martina says that native speaker students often continue talking even if non-native speaker students, like her, ____________

25 However, Martina points out that native speaker students will usually stop talking if you ____________

26 Martina says that non-native speaker students need to anticipate and ____________ in order to get involved in seminar discussions.

27 Michael points out that non-native speaker students can use ____________ and body language to indicate when they are ready to add to a discussion.

Q. 28-30

Choose the correct answer or answers to complete each sentence.

28 Martina thinks that non-native speaker students can improve the situation by being ____________

A aggressive.

B argumentative.

C well prepared.

D polite.

29 Mika thinks that non-native speakers can improve ____________

A both their English and their subject knowledge quickly.

B their English quickly, but not their subject knowledge.

C their subject knowledge quickly, but not their English.

D neither their English nor their subject knowledge quickly.

30 Mika says that ____________

A English students know a lot of technical terminologies.

B English students like making friends with her outside seminars.

C English students arc interested in learning about situations in foreign countries.

D non-native speaker students shouldn’t take much time to state their views.

Section 4

Question 31-40

Q. 31 and 32

Complete the following summary of the lecturer’s introduction by using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each gap.

The lecturer says that he will first look at how some cultural values influence
31 ____________ and that then he will 32 ____________ demonstrating that approaches to learning in one culture may not be considered suitable in others.

Q. 33 and 36

Complete the notes on the way students learn in different cultures.

Use only ONE WORD for each gap.

33 ____________ Arab culture 34____________of the Koran influences how other subjects are learnt.
Chinese culture Little or no talking or

35 ____________ with other students or teachers.

Extending American culture Focus on developing
36____________skills through questioning, for example.

Q. 37-40

Complete the notes on three Asian students and their experiences.

Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each gap.

Country of origin Level of study Experience of own education system
China 37____________ Students contribute little to discussions.
38____________ to ask lecturers questions.
Japan Master’s Less focus on constructing 39 ____________
India research 40____________is responsible for providing information about facilities and requirements


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Section 1

1. D
2. B
3. C
4. C
5. 35C Campus lane
6. [email protected]
7. 200-250/ 200 to 250
8. D
9. A
10. B

Section 2

11. C
12. D
13. C
14. 9/nine
15. year older
16. travel agency
17. (the) accommodation / hotel
18. (in/ the/ some) play areas
19. gentle, warm, helpful
20. basketball and volleyball

Section 3

21. catch up with
22. guess
23. (quite) embarrassing
24. raise a hand
25. (just) interrupt (someone)
26. think quickly
27. eye contact
28. D
29. C
30. C

Section 4

31. teaching and learning
32. present evidence
33. conserving
34. Memorisation
35. interacting/ interaction
36. argumentation
37. undergraduate
38. hesitate
39. logical argument
40. Lecturer or supervisor


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