Practice Test 45

In the Listening Test 45, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40 based on said recordings.

Section 1 is a telephone conversation between a travel agent and a school principal who is organizing a tour for third-year students.

Section 2 is an extract from a talk about the history of motor racing. 

Section 3 is a conversation among four business colleagues discussing a takeover proposal.

Section 4 is a lecture on conserving energy.

Section 1

Questions 1-10

Questions 1-3

Choose the correct letter A, B or C. Write answers next to 1-3 on your answer sheet.

1 What total discount is Jonathon’s school being offered?

A 25%

B 50%

C 65%

2 Where did Jonathon first want to take his students?

A Madrid

B Barcelona

C Sainsbury

3 What is the normal price of this tour?

A £679

B £1261

C £1940

Questions 4-10

Complete the notes below.


Mcfadden’s Travel

Two main things the all-inclusive price covers:


5 _________________

Extras also covered by the all-inclusive offer:

airport taxis, 6_________________

a city tour, 7___________________


E-mail address of contact person: 8[email protected]

Number of travelers: 49

Date of travel: 7th of April

Departure time: 7:00 a.m.

Arrival time: 10:30 a.m. (local time)

Credit Card Number: 9_________________

Expiry Date: 01-Jan-2015

The total cost of booking: 10 £____________

Section 2

Questions 11-20

Questions 11-12

Choose the correct letter A, B, or C. Write answers next to 11-12 on your answer sheet.

11 What does the word ‘formula’ stand for?

A the rules drivers must respect

B the type of roads used for the races

C the way they drive

12 When did the first championship race take place?

A 1920

B 1955

C 1950

Questions 13-20

Complete the table below.


Driver First Title  Last Title  Notable Record’s Interesting Fact
Juan Manuel Fangio 1951 13______ won 5 world championships, a record which remained for 14_________ years was the first 15________winner
Ayrton Senna 1988 1991 won the most races ever at the 16________Grand Prix is regarded as the most 17_______
Alain Prost 1985 1993 won the third 18_____________number of championships driver ever was a 19__________ of Senna
Michael Schumacher 1994 2004 holds many records including most drivers’ championships, pole positions, race victories, and fastest laps is the 20__________on paper

Section 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21-27

Complete the table below.


Bizz – Educators Inc.
Upsides Downsides
has a proven track record

is an industry 21___________is well-respected and has a great name

has generated a lot of goodwill

consistently has an annual gross profit of 22_________ has a clear and ambitious 23__________has very high 24__________ and 2013 for 2012

wants to remain an independent entity, so this would be a hostile 25_____________

is a production-based company is a 26________ venture is in a different market so there will be no synergy and no cost savings

The official decision on whether to buy Bizz-Educators will be taken at tomorrow’s 27___________

Questions 28-30

Choose THREE letters, A-G. Write answers next to 28-30 on your answer sheet.

What THREE requirements are there for the takeover of Bizz-Educators to go ahead?

A Assurances that the management of Bizz – Educators won’t oppose the deal.

B An independent mediator is used to broker the deal.

C An adult of the company’s books.

D That a study of the company’s projected profit margin is conducted.

E That the deal is kept secret until it is finalized.

F That analysis of the company’s goodwill assets be carried out.

G That the asking price is lowered.

Section 4

Questions 31-40

Question 31-40

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Conserving Energy at Home

Carbon footprint is the 31______________of greenhouse gas emitted into the atmosphere by an individual as a result of his day-to-day activities.

More than 32______________ of all homes are not insulated.

Reasons to better insulate your home:

Fitting adequate insulation in the 33________________ and outer walls of your home can reduce heating costs by as much as 25%.

The government offers 34______________ to people who want to reinsulate their homes.

You will recoup your investment over a short period of time.

Painting 35__________________walls in dark colours is a bad idea because dark colours 36____________heat.

Replacing a normal light bulb with an energy-saving one could save you 37____________ over the lifetime of the bulb.

If you have large windows in your home, you should close the 38_____________________

Erect 39___________to heat your water supply.

People should continue recycling and composting their 40_______________ to help protect the environment.


[restrict paid=true]

Section 1

1 C
2 A
3 C
4 Flights
5 (hotel) accommodation
6 Breakfast (every morning)
7 Theatre tickets
8 [email protected]
9 9. 6676 6654 9743 1251
10 £ 31,234

Section 2

11 A
12 C
13 1957
14 46
15 Multiple championships
16 Monaco
17 Naturally gifted
18 Highest
19 Great rival
20 Greatest driver

Section 3

21 Leader
22 £ 500,000
23 Strategy
24 Projected profits
25 Takeover (bid)
26 High-risk
27 Board meeting
28 A
29 B
30 E

Section 4

31 amount/volume
32 65%
33 attic
34 grants/financial aid
35 (the/your) interior
36 absorb
37 £ 25
38 curtains/blinds
39 solar panels
40 waste


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