Practice Test 61

In the Listening Test 61, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40.

Section 1 is a science student enquiring about the English courses available at a university language centre.

Section 2 is a man giving some information about transport in London.

Section 3 is a conversation between two medical students discussing options for courses.

Section 4 is a lecture on cities of the future.


Audio Transcription

Section 1

Questions 1-10

Questions 1-7

Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Courses Available in

For example:___Writing_____ in first term

1________________in second term

2________________ throughout the year

3________________during the long vacation

Class sizes: 4________________maximum

Course costs often paid by the 5_____________

Exams are available in 6________________

Must enroll by 7____________________

Questions 8-10

Choose THREE letters, A-G. Write answers next to 8-10 on your answer sheet.

Which THREE items do the student need to bring to the first class?

A passport

B computer disk

C note from the tutor

D notebook

E student identity card

F dictionary

G registration form

Section 2

Questions 11-20

Questions 11-15

Write the correct letter, A, B or C next to Questions 11-15

A tube

B train

C bus

Features of Transport

11 cheapest______________________

12 most convenient___________________

13 most comfortable_____________________

14 fastest________________________

15 most frequent service_______________________

Questions 16-20

Label the map below. Write the correct letter, A-G, next to Questions 16-20.

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16 bus stop

17 train station

18 tube entrance

19 transport ticket office

20 taxi rank

Section 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21-23

Choose THREE answers from the box and write the correct letter A- E next to Questions 21-23

What is the advantage of each course?

Advantages of the Course

A will be tested in the final exams

B will be useful for a future job

C will help with research skills

D will improve writing skills

E will support material already covered


21 Science and Ethics

22 Pharmacology Prelim

23 Reporting Test Results

Questions 24-30 

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

24 The Math course will run in the ____________________

25 The tutor for Pharmacology is visiting from ………………….

26 _____________________________for the project must be submitted by the end of January.

27 Resources for experiments are available in the ____________________________

28 Extra_______________________ will be held in December.

29 Students are allowed to do presentations in ___________________________

30 Course assessment will be based on __________________________

Section 4

Questions 31-40

Questions 31-37

Complete the table below.Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

New Features Size  Problems
transport individual transportation roads will be narrower levels of investment
commercial areas roofs will have 31_________ 32__________ of the current area 33___________ will be limited to outskirts
residential areas homes made of 34___________ will be limited to 15,000 providing enough housing for 35____________
energy sources 36________will be an energy source energy plants will be smaller noise and congestion caused by 37_________

Questions 38-40

Answer the questions below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Which three types of accommodation docs the speaker say will increase in city centers?





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Section 1

1 listening
2 vocabulary and grammar
3 general classes
4 15/fifteen
5 department
6 May
7 week five
8 B, D, G (in any order)
9 B, D, G (in any order)
10 B, D, G (in any order)

Section 2

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

Section 3

21 D
22 C
23 B
24 3rd/third term
25 industry
26 plans
27 new lab/laboratory
28 seminars
29 pairs
30 (an) interview

Section 4

31 Gardens
32 One-fifth
33 Superstores
34 Glass
35 Older residents
36 Waste
37 Windfarms/wind farms
38 Co-operative (buildings)
39 Retirement (homes)
40 Social (housing)

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