Practice Test 70

In the Listening Test 70, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40 based on what you hear.

Section 1 is a guide introducing tourists to the Red River Festival.

Section 2 is a conversation between a man and a female bank employee talking about getting a loan.

Section 3 is a conversation between two students, David and Maria, about the candidates for an election for student officers.

Section 4 is a lecturer giving a talk on languages.

Section 1

Questions 1-10

Questions 1-2

Circle the correct answer A-C. Write answers next to 1-2 on your answer sheet.


The festival is about

A rivers.

B the inhabitants.

C arts and music

1 The festival lasts for

A 2 days.

B 3 days.

C 4 days.

2 It will take place on

A 14,h July.

B 4th July.

C 4th August.

Questions 3-4

Circle TWO answers A-E. Write answers next to 3-4 on your answer sheet.

You can buy tickets from

A the Town Hall.

B the festival office.

C libraries.

D tourist advice centres.

E post offices.

Questions 5-7

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS in each space.

5 The weather forecast for the festival is___________________

6 Food will be available from__________________________

7 There will be a bar selling soft drinks,_____________________

Questions 6-10

Write ONE WORD in each space.

Name of band Where they come from What kind of music
Petie’s Dozen 8_______________ Jazz
Strings Poland Poland 9_______________
The Fiddlers 10______________ Folk

Section 2

Questions 11-20

Questions 11-20

Write A WORD or A NUMBER in the spaces.

Current Account Overdraft Application Form

Full name Micheal O’ Drew
Current Account no: 39261916
Address: 24, Kilverton Drive, 11 ______________
Postcode: 12 ______________
Tel: 0458 88320
Date of birth: 23th of 13 _________________ 1967
Work: Culver Engineering – 30 14______________ Carbury
Tel:  15________________
The number of years in a job: approx. 3 years
Current salary: £ 16__________________
Outgoings: Mortgage: £ 17__________________
Cards: £45 in credit card 18 __________ £19 for store cards
Personal loans: 19_________________
Overdraft facility approved? Y / N
Overdraft limit: £ 20_____________________

Section 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21-23

Complete each sentence with NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS or A NUMBER for each space.

Student Union Elections

21 There are_________________colleges in the university.

22 This election is held to choose______________student union officers.

23 Turnout last year was only_____________ percent of those eligible to vote.

24 The total number of candidates in the second round is________________

25. Last year, only roughly_________________of the total number of students eligible to vote actually care about the election.

Questions 26-30

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD for each answer.

Choose the letter A-D. Write answers next to 26-30 on your answer sheet.

A if Maria approves,

B if David approves,

C it both approve,

D if neither approves.

CANDIDATE Good choice?
Jenny de Groot – Women’s Officer 26_________
Michael McCarthy – Entertainments Officer 27 _________
Wu Bing Lei – Overseas Officer 28 _________
Charles Law – Finance Officer 29_________
Brian McKay – Liaison Officer 30 _________

Section 4

Questions 31-40

Questions 31-32

Choose TWO answers. Write answers next to 31-32 on your answer sheet.

The main topics of the lecture are

A introduction lo linguistics

B the history of European languages

C various languages

D how languages develop

E languages and evolution

Questions 33-40

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each space.

33 Examples of natural languages are English, _______________________

34 In reality, natural languages are always__________________________

Origins Came into being when two groups couldn’t communicate in 35______________ Developed from a pidgin into 36_______________
Spoken In Papua New Guinea, the Caribbean, 38______________ In, for example, 37________________
Features The simplified form of one of the two groups’ languages. Words have more 39______________ As complex as natural languages.

Have to fight to get the 40____________


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Section 1

1 B
2 C
3 B or E
4 E or B
5 hot and sunny
6 stands
7 beer and wine
8 New Orleans
9 Classical Music/Favorites
10 Ireland

Section 2

11 Michael
12 Chalvey
13 23rd February 1967
14 Works Yard
15 0912 79509
16 £18,000
17 £450
18 (a)clothes shop
19 none/no
20 £250

Section 3

21 4/four
22 5/five
23 25/twenty-five
24 Women’s
25 Finance
26 C
27 B
28 D
29 B
30 A

Section 4

31 C or D
32 D or C
33 French and German/French and Greek/German and Greek
34 changing
35 each other’s languages
36 a full language
37 (French) New Orleans
38 China and India/China, the Pacific/India, the Pacific
39 than one meaning
40 language recognized


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