Practice Test 38

In Listening Test 38, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40.

Section 1 is a telephone conversation about opening a bank account.

Section 2 is an abstract from a talk about employment interviews.

Section 3 is a conversation among a tutor and some students discussing choosing courses at a college.

Section 4 is a lecture about a crater in Australia.

Section 1

Questions 1-10

Q. 1-4

Answer the questions below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Which documents could Sam use as proof of her name?

Example passport

1 _________

2 _________

Which could she use as proof of her address?

council tax bill


phone bill (fixed line)

4 _________

Q. 5-7

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR NUMBERS for each answer.

Name of the bank? Savings Bank

Open which days? Monday-Friday

Opening hours? 5 _________

Where? 6 _________

Free gift? 7_________

Q. 8-10

Match the places in Questions 8-10 to the appropriate letters A-H on the map.

8 Royal Bank ________

9 Northern Bank. ________

10 National Bank. ________

Section 2

Questions 11-20

Q. 11-14

Complete the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Preparing for the interview
What to do How to do it
Step 1:

Prepare things to take.

Gather all documents, e.g. copies of resume.

Choose 11_________ e.g. designs, drawings, written work.

Step 2:

Get more information.

Check you have a pen and paper.

Ask firmly for a 12 _________

See profiles at Chamber of Commerce, library.

Step 3: Focus on you and the job. Contact 13_________ of this or related firms.

Compare yourself with what is required.

Imagine likely questions and your answers.

Decide how to make up for any 14 _________ you lack

Q. 15-20

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

At the interview

Arrive no more than 15 _________ before the time of the interview.

After you hear the question, you can 16 _________before you reply.

You can 17 _________ if you don’t understand what they’re asking you.

Wait for them to offer you the job before you say what 18 _________you want.

Learning from the experience will make you more 19_________in future interviews.

Pay attention to your 20_________– it shows you have a positive attitude.

Section 3

Questions 21-30

Q. 21-24

Complete the summary below by writing NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS in the spaces provided.

To many employers, academic success and personal development as a result of being at 21_________can be as important as course content, so choose 22 _________modules that you may do well in. You should, however, think more carefully about your choice if your course is 23_________ In this case, the course normally includes all the modules necessary for professional training, but if you are in any doubt check with your academic department or the 24 _________at the university.

Q. 25-29

Write the appropriate letters A-C against questions 25-29.

Which modules have the following features?

A Applied Chemical Engineering

B Fluid Mechanics

C Chemical Engineering: Science 1

25 Developing computer skills _________

26 Exemption from part of a module _________

27 Assessment by formal examination _________

28 Developing speaking and writing skills _________

29 Learning through problem-solving _________

Q. 30

30 Which chart shows the percentage of private study time on the Spanish A1 module?


Section 4

Questions 31-40

Q. 31-33

Label the diagram.






Q. 34-36

Choose from letters A-C and write them next to 34-36 on your answer sheet.

34 The crater at Acraman is

A nowadays entirely covered by seawater.

B one of the most beautiful on Karth.

C less spectacular than others in Australia.

35 Williams realised what had happened at Acraman when he

A saw pictures of the area taken from above.

B visited Acraman for the first time in 1980.

C noticed a picture of the crater in a textbook.

36 Where was the rock from Acraman found?

A Only in the Flinders mountains.

B At several places over 300 km from Acraman.

C At a place 500 km from Acraman, but nowhere else.

Q. 37-40

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

37 What made the seawater shake? _________

38 What threw the pebbles into the air? _________

39 What was mixed with silt to form a layer of rock? _________

40 What shaped the ripples on top of the rock? _________


[restrict paid=true]

Section 1

1. driving license
2. benefit book
3. insurance certificate
4. electricity bill
5. 9.30 – 3.30
6. ground floor
7. no/ nothing
8. F
9. A
10. C

Section 2

11. work samples
12. job description
13. employees
14. experience or skills
15. ten minutes
16. take your time
17. ask for clarification
18. salary
19. confident
20. appearance

Section 3

21. university
22. interesting
23. vocational
24. careers service
25. A
26. C
27. B
28. A
29. C
30. C

Section 4

31. 90,000/ ninety thousand
32. 4 km/ four kilometres
33. 40 km/ forty kilometres
34. C
35. A
36. B
37. (the) earthquake/shock waves
38. (the) explosion
39. sand
40. (the) (huge) waves


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