Practice Test 57

In the Listening Test 57, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40. Each recording will be played only once.

Section 1 is a conversation between an insurance broker and a client.

Section 2 is a residence manager giving a short question and answer session to new residents.

Section 3 is a conversation between 2 students discussing a seminar report.

Section 4 is a lecture on earth sciences.

Section 1

Questions 1-10

Questions 1-5

Complete the form below.


Tenant’s Insurance Brokers
Car Insurance Form
Example Answer
Client’s Name Mrs. Norma Willis
Address Flat 8
Dene Road
Postcode 2__________________
Home Tel. none yet
Mobile Tel. 3___________________
Car Make Toyota
Model MR2
Age 4____________________
Engine Size 2-litre
Garaged YES/ NO
No Claims Bonus 5____________________
Endorsements 3 points

Questions 6-8

Complete the list of Norma’s valuable below.




Video player Couple of radios






Jewelry-necklaces, 8_______________rings brooches

Questions 9 and 10

Circle the correct letters A-C.Write answers next to 9-10 on your answer sheet.

9. Which list, A, B or C correctly assesses the protection for Norma’s flat?

Ground floor flat

neighborhood watch scheme

motion sensor

double glazed windows + extra locks

smoke alarm

Ground floor flat

deadbolt lock

burglar alarm

motion sensor

double glazed windows * extra locks

smoke alarm

1st floor flat

deadbolt lock

burglar alarm connected with the police station

motion sensor

double glazed windows + extra locks

smoke alarm

10 What does Norma buy at the end?

A Car insurance only

B Contents insurance only

C Car insurance + Contents insurance

Section 2

Questions 11-20

Questions 11-15

Answer the questions below.


11 Where will the future residence launderette be?

12 What special facility does Betty offer at the Launderette?

13 Which number bus does Simon advise Jo to take?

14 Where can students get advice on Council Tax?

15 Where does Simon say that Bill should register for his Council Tax?

Questions 16-20

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN 3 WORDS for each answer.

16 If there is a fire, residents should meet on_______________ .

17 Fire practices are held every_______________ .

18 If you want to watch a________________ , do so in your own room.

19 Strangely enough the Chinese family sells______________ .

20 Simon suggests asking for a_______________ when residents order a meal from a takeaway.

Section 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21-25

Circle the correct letter A-C. Write answers next to 21-25 on your answer sheet.

21 According to Nick, the first Australian immigrants were:

A The ancestors of aborigines

B Petty criminals

C Sailors

22 What was the name of the first British colony in Australia?

A Victoria

B New South Wales

C New London

23 When was the White Australia Policy started?

A Just after the first colony expanded

B After the Australian Federation

C After World War II

24 Why was there a bad feeling towards many Chinese immigrants in the 1850s?

A They opened restaurants

B They were searching for gold

C They would work for less money than the local Australians

25 When were Asian students first allowed to study at Australian universities?

A 1950

B 1957

C 1973

Questions 26-30

Complete Adrian’s notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Australian Immigration

Two Current Immigration Programs

1 The Migration Program

2 The Humanitarian Program

1 The Migration Program

To get Australian permanent residence, immigrants must be:


sponsored by a family member currently resident in Australia

2004-05 Migration Program has 120,000 places available

The Department of Immigration particularly wants:

skilled immigrants

immigrants who will move to regional areas of Australia

2 The Humanitarian Program

Two Components designed for refugees + others in special humanitarian need

27________________________ assists people overseas in humanitarian need

Other components: People in Australia on temporary visas/without permission claiming asylum

2004 and 2005 Humanitarian Program has 28_____________________________- places available

Australian Illegal Migrants

People who… * enter Australia without authority


work without appropriate approval

have their visas cancelled and stay

Australia’s Migration Act1958

All non-Australian citizens unlawfully in Australia to be detained and 30_______________________unless given permission to remain

Section 4

Questions 31-40

Questions 31-36

Complete the lecture notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

The Super Volcano

No specifically defined scientific meaning – refers to volcanoes that have generated the Earth’s largest volcanic eruptions.

Super volcano eruption form calderas. Whereas normal volcano craters are measured in the hundreds of meters, a caldera can be easily as large as 31____________________miles wide.

Super Volcano Caldera Locations: Long Valley, Eastern California

(not all active) Toba, Indonesia

Lake Taupo, 32___________________________





Normal Volcano Formation – Magma column rises from Earth, erupts and hardens downsides creating the familiar 33___________________________ mountain

Super Volcano Formation – Magma rises from Earth’s mantle creating 34______________________________ in the Earth’s crust. Chamber increases to enormous size, creating colossal pressure. Eruption finally forms massive caldera.

Results of Super Volcano Eruption

Ash, dust and Sulphur dioxide ejected, blocking sun & creating cold wave lasting several years. Plants and animals (including humans) would die.

Most recent caldera-forming eruption 35____________________________ ago approx.). Ash, pumice, and gases covered more than 3000 square miles and also went high into the stratosphere to circle the Earth, affecting its temperature. Ash from this eruption still found in Iowa and in 36__________________________from the Gulf of Mexico.

Questions 37-40

Choose FOUR letters (A-H) and write them in any order in boxes 37-40 on your answer sheet.

According to the Earth Sciences lecture, which FOUR of the following facts are NOT true.

A Yellowstone Park has previously suffered three enormous eruptions.

B The first super eruption in Yellowstone was over three million years ago.

C The first super eruption in Yellowstone park created a caldera bigger than another state of the US.

D Scientists say Yellowstone Park should erupt approximately every 600 000 years.

E The ground level of Yellowstone Park has increased by over half a metre over the last 10 years.

F A task force has been set up to plan for the possible devastation that a Yellowstone eruption would cause.

G Evidence suggests that the super-eruption at Toba caused the Earth’s population of humans to drop to about 10 000.

H A super-eruption could make the Earth’s temperature drop to 5 to 10 degrees Celsius.


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Section 1

1 Chepping Dene
2 WE3 9HT
3 07525 745 642
4 4 years
5 3 years
6 DVD player
7 a hairdryer
8 bracelets
9 B
10 B

Section 2

11 beside the reception
12 service washes
13 39
14 the Students’ Union
15 the Town Hall
16 the front lawn
17 6 months
18 late night film
19 fish and chips
20 menu

Section 3

21 A
22 B
23 B
24 C
25 A
26 a skilled migrant
27 offshore resettlement program
28 13 000
29 overstay visas
30 deported

Section 4

31 40 or 50
32 New Zealand
33 cone-shaped
34 a boiling reservoir
35 650 000 years
36 drill cores
37 B
38 E
39 F
40 H


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