Practice Test 27


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Section 1

You will hear a number of different recordings and you have to answer questions based on what you hear. There will be time for you to read the instructions and questions and you will have a chance to check your work.

All the recordings will be played once only. The test is in 4 Sections. At the end of the test, you will be given 10 minutes to transfer your answers to an answer sheet.

 Questions 1-10

Complete the notes. Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Her first impressions of the town  Example : quiet 
Type of accomodation 1____________
Her feelings about the accommodation  2____________
Her feelings about the other students  3____________
Name of course  Environmental studies 
Difficulties experienced on the course  4____________
Suggestions for improving the course  5____________
First type of accommodation  6____________
Problems with the first accommodation  7____________
Second type of accommodation  8____________
Name of course  9____________
Comments about the course  Computer room busy
Suggestions for improving the course  10____________

Section  2

Q. 11-20

Complete the notes below. Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer

There are many kinds of bicycles available:

  • racing
  • touring
  • 11 ____________
  • ordinary

They vary in price and 12 ____________

Prices range from $50.00 to 13 ____________

Single speed cycles are suitable for 14 ____________

Three speed cycles are suitable for 15____________

Five and ten speed cycles are suitable for longer distances, hills and 16 ____________

Ten speed bikes are better because they are 17 ____________ in price but 18 ____________

Buying a cycle is like 19 ____________

The size of the bicycle is determined by the size of the 20 ____________

Section 3

Questions 21-32

Q. 21-24

Choose the correct answers A-D and write them next to 21-24 on your answer sheet.

21 At first, Fiona thinks that Martin’s tutorial topic is

A inappropriate

B dull

C interesting

D fascinating

22 According to Martin, the banana

A has only recently been cultivated

B is economical to grow

C is good for your health

D is his favourite food

23 Fiona listens to Martin because she

A wants to know more about bananas

B has nothing else to do today

C is interested in the economy of Australia

D wants to help Martin

24 According to Martin, bananas were introduced into Australia from

A India

B England

C China

D Africa

Q. 25-30

Complete Martin’s notes Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Commercially grown banana plant:

Each banana tree produces 25  ____________ of bananas.

On modern plantations in tropical conditions, a tree can bear fruit after 26 ____________

Banana trees prefer to grow 27 ____________ and they require rich soil and
28 ____________ The fruit is often protected by 29 ____________

Ripe bananas emit a gas which helps other 30 ____________

 Q. 31 and 32

Circle the TWO correct boxes.

Section 4

Questions 33-41

Q. 33-35

Choose the correct answers A-D and write them next to 33-35 on your answer sheet.

According to the first speaker:

33 The focus of the lecture series is on

A organising work and study

B maintaining a healthy lifestyle

C coping with homesickness

D settling in at university

34 The lecture will be given by

A the president of the Union

B the campus doctor

C a sports celebrity

D a health expert

35 This week’s lecture is on

A campus food

B dieting

C sensible eating

D saving money

Q. 36-39

Complete the notes. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

A balanced diet:

A balanced diet will give you enough vitamins for normal daily living.

Vitamins in food can be lost through 36 ____________

Types of vitamins:

(a) Fat soluble vitamins are stored by the body.

(b) Water soluble vitamins – not stored, so you need a 37____________

Getting enough vitamins

Eat 38  ____________ of foods.

Buy plenty of vegetables and store them in 39____________

Q. 40-41

Complete the diagram by writing NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS in the boxes provided.


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Section 1

1. student accommodation/ hostel
2. awful food
3. not friendly/ kept to themselves
4. lecturers (too) busy
5. regular meetings/ meetings with lecturers/ fortnightly meetings
6. family/ homestay
7. lot of noise/ children made noise/ difficult to study
8. student house
9. (Bachelor of) Computing
10. reserve computer time

Section 2

11. mountain
12. quality
13. $2,000
14. short/casual rides
15. town riding/ shopping
16. serious touring
17. similar/ almost the same
18. better quality (components)
19. buying clothes
20. frame

Section 3

21. B
22. C
23. D
24. B
25. one bunch
26. 15 months
27. uphill/ on hillsides
28. lots of/plenty of water
29. plastic bags
30. bananas (to) ripen/ ones (to) ripen
31 & 32 C, D (in either order)

Section 4

33. B
34. D
35. C
36. cooking
37. (regular) daily intake
38. (a) variety
39. the dark/ the fridge/ a cool place/ a dark place
40. eat in moderation/ not too much
41. eat lots/ eat most