Practice Test 39

In Listening Test 39, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40.

Section 1 is a conversation about different options for travelling to France.

Section 2 is a monologue by a guide talking about an architectural development in the city of Birmingham.

Section 3 is a conversation among 4 students talking about their tutor.

Section 4 is a lecture on the illness Tuberculosis.

Section 1

Questions 1-10

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

NOTES: travelling to France

Example                                                                   Answer

Time of travel                                                         September

Advantages of travelling by train:

1 __________

2 __________

3 take as much __________ as you need

The Eurostar:

Runs on schedule 4 __________ of the time

Can reach speeds of 5 __________miles per hour

Two options from Paris to Nice:

Catch the TGV train at 6 __________

Catch the TGV train at 7 __________ and travel 8 __________

Single tickets cost approximately 9 __________ the return fare.

Flying from London to Nice takes 10 __________

Section 2

Questions 11-20

Q. 11-15

Complete the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT SCHEDULE
Project name: Length of project: The current stage of the project:
The Cube 11 __________ halfway through
ACTIVITY TIME FRAME
Completion of each floor 12 __________
Installation of exterior Beginning in 13 __________
Topping out” of frame Towards the end of 14 __________
Installation of fretwork screen Coming together in 15 __________

Q. 16-20

Label the floor plan below.

Write the correct letter A – G next to the questions below.

16 restaurant with a view

17 hotel

18 office space

19 exclusive shops

20 Waterside restaurant

Section 3

Questions 21-30

Q. 21-25

Choose your answer from the box and write the letters A – D next to questions 21 – 25.

Which student expresses each of the opinions about their tutor?

A David

B Thomas

C Sophie

D Lynn

When things don’t make sense I think it’s my mistake at first 21 __________

I find the tutor’s mistakes entertaining. 22 __________

I think it’s unfortunate when tutors confuse people. 23 __________

I don’t believe the situation is so serious. 24 __________

The professor should be aware of his tutor’s abilities. 25 __________

Q. 26-30

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SURVIVING THE CONFUSING LAB CLASS

Remember that English is not Mariena’s first language. She doesn’t understand when you’re joking around, so don’t 26 __________ her so much.

If you pick on her, you will make her 27 __________ that she can’t think clearly.

If you need help, make an appointment to meet with her 28 __________ and you might see a
29 __________ of her.

Remember that tutors are not old academics; she is not yet experienced as a 30 __________

SECTION 4

Questions 31-40

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

COURSE: epidemiology 101                                                       DATE: 23 May

Tuberculosis (also called TB)

Tuberculosis is closely associated with the 31 __________

In the UK:

common in the 19th century

since then better living conditions, 32 __________  immunisation and effective treatments have made it uncommon.

Globally:

still common in 33 __________ and parts of 34 __________

cause 35 __________ deaths per year; more than any other infectious disease.

overall, 36 __________ of the world’s population is infected but not everyone gets sick.

Risk factors

a weakened immune system – due to HIV infection, immune-suppressing treatment, or alcohol or
37 __________ age-babies and the elderly are more likely to become sick.

certain environment – more common among homeless people, among prisoners, and people in
38 __________ and in more impoverished areas.

Treatment

50 years ago, away 39 __________ TB was found.

The most recent form of tuberculosis, XDR-TB, poses a 40 __________ to general TB control.

Answers

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Section 1

1. faster
2. more affordable
3. luggage
4. 92.4 per cent
5. 186
6. 11:46
7. 22:25
8. overnight
9. half (of)
10. 2 hours

Section 2

11. 142 weeks
12. 2-3 weeks
13. February
14. summer
15. early autumn
16. C
17. E
18. F
19. B
20. A

Section 3

21. D
22. B
23. C
24. A
25. D
26. tease
27. so nervous
28. individually
29. different side
30. teacher

Section 4

31. AIDS epidemic
32. better nutrition
33. developing countries
34. Eastern Europe
35. three million
36. one third
37. drug addiction
38. large cities
39. to cure
40. (serious) threat

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