Practice Test 19

In Listening Test 19, you will hear 4 audio recordings. You’re supposed to answer questions 1-40 based on them.

Section 1 you will hear a conversation between a student and an insurance agent.

Section 2 you will hear a lecture on the Universities in Newton.

Section 3 you will hear a conversation between 2 teachers discussing what makes a good teacher and a good student.

Section 4 you will hear a presentation on writing an academic essay.

Section 1

Question 1-10

Q.1 and 2

Choose the correct answers A-D and write them next to 1-2 on your answer sheet.

1 Thieves often target students’ homes because students ____________

A are often in classes.

B often have high-value, portable items.

C are wealthier than other young people.

D don’t usually lock campus accommodation.

2 If personal items are lost, destroyed or damaged, the insurance company will usually ____________

A allow the student to buy a similar replacement item at the current cost.

B give the student the sum of money the item originally cost.

C give the student a fixed amount.

D get the money from the thief.

Q. 3-6

Decide whether the following are insured for up to

A £150.

B £250.

C £600.

D £2,000.

E £3,000.

3 a computer

4 two musical instruments

5 ten computer games

6 three suits

Q. 7-10

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

7 Academic ____________ are insured up to £5.000.

8 The ____________ is valid until the end of June.

9 The insurance company has a 24-____________

10 The insurance company’s office is usually open until ____________

Section 2

Question 11-20

Q. 11-14

Answer the following questions using NO MORE THAN ONE WORDS OR NUMBER for each gap.

11 What percentage of the students are mature? ____________

12 What percentage of the students are from abroad? ____________

13 How are the suburbs described? ____________

14 How many students does the university have? ____________

Q. 15-17

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

15 New town is England’s ____________ city.

16 The ____________ is at Salt Lane.

17 A relatively high proportion of students decide to ____________ in New town after graduating.

Q. 18-20

Complete the notes on using the university accommodation services.

Using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each gap.

18 The university accommodation services office is in the ____________

19 The university accommodation services have a ____________ that students can look through online.

20 The website also has responses to ____________

Section 3

Questions 21-30

Q. 21-25

Complete the notes about what makes a good teacher, using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each gap.

• a good communicator with an interesting 21____________

• knows students – doesn’t 22____________ at primary/secondary levels

• knows subject at both 23____________ levels

• takes students step by step

•honest and 24____________

•clothes – 25____________

Q. 26-40

Complete the notes about what makes a good student, using NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each gap.

• active – e.g. asks questions to aid understanding or for 26____________

• motivated – has goals

• disciplined – good behaviour and maintains 27____________– reviews and previews

• finds reasons to do things rather than reasons not to do things

• realises learning is not always linear and /or immediate

• doesn’t 28____________ with more experience of life /education

• doesn’t 29____________ teachers for his/her own faults – accept suggestions

•makes studying 30____________

Section 4

Questions 31-40

Q. 31 and 32

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

31 The lecturer says that an essay is like ____________ to a specific question.

32 A key thing for lecturers to consider when they mark an essay is whether it is ____________

Question 33-36

Complete the notes on the words used in the essay title, using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each gap.

implications ideas following on from the
33 ____________ for rising divorce
phenomenon refers to rising divorce
different explanations suggests that various
34 ____________ have thought of different reasons for the phenomenon
critically analyze 35 ____________of a theory, a policy, a piece of research, an argument, etc.
36 ____________ a term which limits the subject to a place
the last 20 years a term which limits the subject to a time

Q. 37-40

Decide which student or students (A, B, and/or C) would do or write the following.

37 Look at divorce statistics.

38 Assess the views of sociologists.

39 Use interviews to gather information.

40 Consider the effects of divorce on children.


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Section 1

1. B
2. A
3. D
4. C
5. C
6. B
7. (course) fees
8. Special introductory rate
9. hour helpline
10. 5 (o’clock)

Section 2

11. 13%
12. 9 %
13. leafy
14. 28,000
15. greenest
16. third campus
17. live and work
18. Student Union Building
19. private housing database
20. frequently asked question

Section 3

21. voice
22. make friends
23. current and previous
24. patient
25. dress tidily
26. confirmation
27. study routine
28. criticise teacher
29. blame
30. enjoyable

Section 4

31. an extended answer
32. relevant
33. explanations
34. analysts
35. assess the value
36. Western countries
37. A, C
38. C
39. B
40. A


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