Practice Test 49

In the Listening Test 49, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40.

Section 1 is a telephone conversation between a man and a woman discussing a hotel reservation.

Section 2 is a news broadcast on a radio station.

Section 3 is a conversation between an admissions tutor at a university interviewing a prospective student.

Section 4 is a lecture on research methods.

Section 1

Questions 1-10

Questions 1-6

Circle the correct letters A-C. Write answers next to 1-6 on your answer sheet.

1 Mr. Griffin has been to the Sunrise Hotel___

A once previously.

B twice previously.

C three times previously.

2 Mr. Griffin is from____

A Melbourne.

B Sydney.

C Perth.

3 Mr. Griffin’s passport number is____

A 8764748932.

B 8763728920.

C 87637489830.

4 Mr. Griffin wants to book…

A a single room for 2 nights.

B a double room for 2 nights.

C a single room for 1 night.

5 Mr. Griffin will arrive at the Sunrise Hotel at____

A 9.15 pm.

B 10.00 pm.

C 9.35 pm.

6 When he gets to the Sunrise Hotel. The food Mr. Griffin will find in his room will be___

A a cheese sandwich with fries.

B a cheese sandwich.

C a burger.

Questions 7-10


7 What number room will Mr. Griffin be in at the Sunrise Hotel?___________________

8 How much will Mr. Griffin pay per night at the Sunrise Hotel?___________________

9 Who will take Mr. Griffin’s food to his room?___________________

10 How much will Mr. Griffin pay for his food?___________________


Section 2

Question 11-20

Question 11-15

Complete the descriptions below.

Below are descriptions that Police have released for the two men wanted in connection with the robbery at the local jewelry store, Nicholls.

Man 1

Height 11___________

Build Slight

Hair Dark

Face Small mustache

Age Early 20s

Clothing Blue jeans

White t-shirt


Motorbike helmet

Man 2

Height 5 foot 8

Build 13____________

Hair Red

Face 14______________

Age 15_____________

Clothing Dark blue sweater

Black jeans

Motorbike helmet

Questions 16-20

Complete the sentences below.Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

CompTec blamed the job losses on reduced sales and 16____________________

The airport route expansion will result in 17____________________of new jobs.

The Oakley Woods development project was opposed by local residents and local 18______________ George Finchley, the Westley 19___________________gave the news to the media.

East Moors CC will play their final on Sunday 20___________________August.

Section 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21-26

Complete the admission tutor’s notes below.Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.


Student’s Name Robert Johnson

Subject to study 21___________________

Why this subject Always interested

Father’s field

At school, good at mathematics and 22__________________

Gap year Worked and travelled in Australia and New Zealand

Jobs during Gap Year 23__________________________

Pub work


Building site

Why Westley University Department has 25__________________

Graduates from Westley get jobs in the industry quickly

Near Snowdonia for (26)________________

Likes football – Westley has lots of teams

Questions 27-30

Complete Robert’s notes belowWrite NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.


Type of Course 27_______________ (3rd year in industry)

Assessment Year 1 5 exams

Year 2 28_____________

Year 3 No assessment

Year 4 Dissertation of 29__________________

8 final exams during 30___________________

Section 4

Questions 31-40

Questions 31-33

Complete the sentences below.Write NO MORE THAN 3 WORDS for each answer.

31 The lecture will be useful for any students who are writing ____________________________

32 Modernized countries are described by the speaker as now being __________________________

33 The size of a sample depends on the _________________________ required.

Questions 34 – 40

Complete the notes below.Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Survey Size depends on the statistical quality needed and total population size.

A 1000 individual survey can reflect the total population.

Types of Survey:

Advantages Disadvantages
Mail 34_________________

Good for particular groups

Not good for a decent response rate
Telephone Good for when time and survey length are limited 35___________________
In-Person Good for collecting complex information Can mean lots of 36_____________
Street Interview 37_________________ Not scientific sampling

Survey Content

Questions can ask about: opinions and attitudes

factual characteristics or behavior

Questions can be open-ended or 38_____________

Questions can be from 5 mins long to 1 hour +

A survey can be 39________________ interviewees can be questioned on 2 or more occasions


Results must not be used commercially

Individuals should not be mentioned

Results should be in 40_____________

ie. statistical tables or charts


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Section 1

1 B
2 B
3 C
4 A
5 B
6 B
7 34
8 $100
9 Room service
10 $9

Section 2

11 (About) 6 foot
12 (A) black leather jacket
13 Fat
14 Clean-shaven
15 The early 20s
16 Increased competition
17 Significant number
18 Environmental groups
19 Mayor
20 30th

Section 3

21 Civil engineering
22 Physics
23 Delivered furniture/furniture delivery
24 Hotel work
25 (A very) good reputation
26 Hiking/mountaineering
27 Sandwich
28 5 exams
29 15,000 words minimum
30 June

Section 4

31 Dissertations and theses
32 Information societies
33 Statistical quality
34 Low in cost/cheap
35 Expensive/the cost
36 Travelling (around)
37 Easy
38 Closed
39 Panel design
40 (Completely) anonymous summaries

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