IELTS Listening: Midbury Drama Club
In the Listening Test 32, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40.
Section 1 is a conversation between a man and a woman talking about joining a drama club.
Section 2 is a conversation between colleagues on a radio programme talking about charity.
Section 3 is a conversation among 2 students and their tutor talking about their geography trip.
Section 4 is a lecture on the history of the British pottery.
Complete the notes below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.
Midbury Drama Club
• club staged in 1957
• prize recently won by 1 _________ section
• usually performs 2 _________ plays
• next auditions will be on Tuesday 3 _________
• help is needed with 4 _________ and _________
• rehearsals take place in the 5 _________ hall
• nearest car park for rehearsals is in Ashburton Road opposite the 6 _________
• annual membership fee is 7 £ _________
• extra payment for 8 _________
• secretary’s name is Sarah 9 _________
• secretary’s phone number is 10 _________
Choose the correct answers A-C and write them next to 11-20 on your answer sheet.
11 What does the charity Forward-thinking do?
A It funds art exhibitions in hospitals.
B It produces affordable materials for art therapy.
C It encourages the use of arts projects in healthcare.
12 What benefit of Forward-thinking’s work does Jasmine mention?
A People avoid going to the hospital.
B Patients require fewer drugs.
C Medical students do better in tests.
13 When did the organization become known as Forward-thinking?
B in the 1990s
14 Where does Forward-thinking operate?
A within Clifton city
B in all parts of London
C in several towns and villages near Clifton
15 Jasmine explains that the Colville Centre is _________
A a school for people with health problems.
B a venue for a range of different activities.
C a building which needs repairing.
Write the correct letter A, B or C next to questions 16-20 on your answersheet.
Who can take part in each of the classes?
A children and teenagers
C all ages
16 Learn Salsa _________
17 Smooth Movers _________
18 Art of the Forest _________
19 The Money Maze _________
20 Make a Play _________
Complete the flow-chart below.
Choose SIX answers from the list and write the correct letter. A-I next to questions.
A air quality
B journey times
C land use
D leisure facilities
E means of transport
F parking facilities
G number of pedestrians
H places of employment
I traffic flow
Who will be responsible for each task?
C both Stefan and Lauren
Write the correct letter next to questions 27-30.
27 draw graphs and maps
28 choose photographs
29 write a report
30 do a presentation
Complete the sentences below.
Write ONLY ONE WORD for each answer.
Manufacturing in the English Midlands
31 In the eighteenth century, the _________ still determined how most people made a living.
32 In the ground were minerals which supported the many _________ of the region.
33 Since the late sixteenth century the French settlers had made _________
34 In Cheshire _________ was mined and transported on the River Mersey.
35 Potters worked in a few _________ situated on the small hills of North Staffordshire.
Complete the notes below.
Write ONE WORD for each answer.
Pottery used 36 _________ clay
saved money on 37 _________
needed two firings in the Kiln to be 38 _________
fragility led to high 39 _________ during manufacturing
more emotive but better made from a 40 _________ of clay and flint
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