Practice Test 41

In Listening Test 41, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40 based on what you hear.

Section 1 is a conversation between a computer technician and the woman whose computer has crashed.

Section 2 is a monologue by the water project manager of a charity called Charity Water.

Section 3 is a conversation between a student and a university advisor.         

Section 4 is a lecture on the behaviour of primates.

Section 1

Questions 1-10

Complete the form below.


Tom’s Computer Maintenance

Customer Information Form

Date: Sunday, 12th May

Example:                                                                                   Answer.

Reason for call:                                                                   computer problem

What happened: screen 1 ________

Troubleshooting checklist:

Restarted computer

The computer is 2 ________ – not running on battery

Activity when the problem occurred: 3 ________

Possible diagnosis: a virus

Anti-virus programme: 4 ________


Location: 5 ________

Time scheduled for visit: 6 ________

Street address: 14 7 ________ Crescent, 2F3

Customer Name: Sandra 8 ________

Name on buzzer: the same as above

Fee: 9 ________ for the first hour’s work, then £40 per hour

Estimated time for job: less than 10 ________

Section 2

Questions 11-20 

Q.  11-17

Choose the correct answers A-C and write them next to 11-17 on your answer sheet’

11 The speaker’s job requires

A a great deal of walking.

B extensive travel.

C clean water.

12 Why is this story being told?

A to promote Charity-Water

B for entertainment purposes

C to encourage Helen

13 Why do charity workers usually surprise communities?

A It makes people happy.

B It is difficult to spread the news.

C It makes their work easier.

14 When villagers heard of the charity workers’ arrival, they

A had a party.

B were suspicious.

C took no notice.

15 Helen is feeling

A ecstatic about her new life.

B curious about the charity workers.

C nostalgic about her old life.

16 What did the speaker notice about Helen?

A that she had bathed recently

B the care she took with her appearance

C that she was wearing a green uniform

17 Making someone feel beautiful was

A part of the speaker’s job description.

B an unexpected bonus for the speaker.

C of little importance to the speaker.

Q. 18-20

In what THREE ways did the new well improve Helen’s life?

Choose THREE letters A-G

18 ________

19 ________

20 ________

A Her children enjoyed better health

B It increased her household income

C It gave her more free time

D She got a leadership position

E She had more choices and options

F She made new friends in her village

G It allowed her to go to school

Section 3

Questions 21-30

Q. 21-25

Complete the sentences below.


21 Jessica is interviewing Dr Kitching for  ________ for the school newspaper.

22 Everyone Jessica knows is rather ________ about how to ask for references.

23 Dr Kitching gives Jessica permission ________ to their conversation.

24 Dr Kitching writes more than ________ a year.

25 The majority of ________ are in the spring or early summer when students start thinking about their future.

Q. 26-30

Complete the flow-chart below.

Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter A-G next to questions 26-30.


Start with a(n) 26 ________

Say what 27 ________ you took and when you took it.

Give any 28 ________ to identify yourself.

Follow up with a(n) 29 ________

Ask for a(n) 30 ________

A message

B meeting

C information

D exam

E telephone call

F course

G email

Section 4

Question 31-40

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Date: 6th November

Lecture Topic Primate Behaviour

Review – Last lecture we talked about how physical features apply to:

living primates


31 ________

Human evolution is not just about how people have 32 ________ but also about how our behaviour evolved.

The most notable thing about humans is not just that they walk on two legs but that they can
33 ________

Primate Cognitive Abilities

Cognition = the amount of 34 ________ that goes into a behaviour.

It’s difficult to come up with 35 ________ to measure cognition.

How sentient are the 36 ________

Sentient = there is 37 ________ conscious thought.

Behaviours that support the presence of conscious thought in primates:

Various sorts of 38 ________ (helping others without benefit)

“Machiavellian Intelligence” or deliberate 39 ________

Chimps can be language-trained – highly intelligent.

Cognition and intelligence in primates have deep 40 ________ ramifications.


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Section 1

1. Went blank
2. Plugged in
3. On the/using the Internet
4. Not sure
5. Morning side (area)
6. 7:45
7. Branston
8. Sarrencen
9. 60
10. Half an hour

Section 2

11. B
12. A
13. C
14. A
15. A
16. B
17. B
18. C
19. D
20. E

Section 3

21. an article
22. puzzled
23. record
24. 50 references
25. (the) requests
26. E
27. F
28. C
29. G
30. B

Section 4

31. the fossil record
32. changed physically
33. reason and/or imagine
34. thought
35. experiments
36. great apes
37. presence of
38. altruism
39. social deception
40. moral and political


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