Practice Test 23

In Listening Test 23, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40.

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

Section 2 is a monologue about students extending their leave to remain in the UK. 

Section 3 is a conversation between an interviewer and an interviewee.

Section 4 is a lecture on the geography of the United Kingdom.

Section 1

Question 1-10

Q. 1-4

Complete the following information.

Surname 1____________
Given name Garba
Local address 2____________
Home address Lagos, Nigeria
Date of birth 3____________
Course 4____________

Q. 5-7

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

5 How many other UK universities have libraries open 24 hours? ____________

6 What size photocopies are available at the library? ____________

7 How many entries are there on the library database? ____________

Q. 8-10

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

8 It is not necessary to be ____________ on the lower floor of the library.

9 On the upper floor of the library are ____________

10 It is not always necessary to make an appointment to use the ____________ room.

Section 2

Question 11-20

Q. 11-13

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

11 Students on courses lasting over a year are usually given until ____________ to leave the country.

12 You should send your application ____________ before your permission expires.

13 Your application must only include ____________ documents.

Q. 14-16

Decide which three things ALL applicants MUST send when extending their leave to remain. Write the appropriate letters in boxes 14,15 and 16 in any order.

A Your passport

B Your children’s passports

C Your Police Registration Certificate

D A letter from your college or university saying that you are on a full-time course of study, or that you will be beginning one

E Bank statements covering the past three months

F A recent passport-sized photograph of yourself

G Recent passport-sized photos of your children




Q. 17-20

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

17 Where can you download the FLRS application form? ____________

18 Which postal service should you use when sending your application? ____________

19 Which organization has a 24-hour emergency line? ____________

20 How long do people have to appeal a decision? ____________

Section 3

Question 21-30

Q. 21-25

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

21 The professor already knows something about Clare from her ____________

22 The professor wants to ask Clare about her experience and ____________

23 Clare studied____________ at university.

24 Clare felt she would be more ____________ if she was farther from her family.

25 Clare chose Infrastructure as one of her ____________ optional courses.

Q. 26-30

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

26 What did Clare want to concentrate on in her studies? ____________

27 During which time of the year did she work abroad? ____________

28 What didn’t she like in India? ____________

29 What did the workers have to remove to make the roads in Sierra Leone?____________

30 What Master’s course does Clare plan to take? ____________

Section 4

Question 31-40

Q. 31-35

Complete the information in the table, using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each gap

Parts Geography Industries
mostly lowland upland in 32____________ manufacturing farming services

lochs (33____________)

glens (valleys)

oil electronics


fishing forestry


mountains lakes

Electronics auto parts


healthcare professional services

Northern Ireland beautiful countryside tourism

Q. 36-40

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

36 What kind of weather do many foreigners think Britain has? ____________

37 Which is the driest month in London? ____________

38 Which part of Britain tends to be drier? ____________

39 Where is snow usual in winter? ____________

40 When is the weather generally most variable? ____________


[restrict paid=true]

Section 1

1. Buwal
2. 16 Bridgeway Road
3. 25 May 1983
4. MSc Engineering
5. one /1
6. A4
7. half a million/ 500,000
8. silent
9. books and reports
10. video and DVD

Section 2

11. 31 October
12. one/ 1 month
13. (the) original
14. A
15. D
16. F
17. Home Office website
18. recorded delivery
19. Immigration Advisory Service
20. (a) few days

Section 3

21. application form
22. academic background
23. Geography
24. independent
25. third year
26. human geography
27. (the) summer
28. (the) climate
29. vegetation
30. Development Studies

Section 4

31. Great Britain
32. north and west
33. lakes
34. coastline
35. food processing
36. rain and fog
37. April
38. (the) east
39. (parts of) Scotland
40. (the) early spring


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