Practice Test 72

In the Listening Test 72, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40 based on them.
Section 1 is a monologue given by a guide to a group of tourists going on a coach tour of the capital cities of Europe.
Section 2 is a conversation two students talking about a university assignment.
Section 3 is a conversation between Mrs. Davis and a lady she is interviewing called Gina.Section 4 is a monologue given by a College Principal.

Section 1

Questions 1-10

Questions 1-8

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Questions 9 and 10

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

9 Why is there no tour of Brussels?________________

10 What will the group be visiting in Amsterdam?________________


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Section 2

Questions 11-20

Questions 11-14

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.


FORM: PRESENTATION WITH 11_____________________________________
Mark  financial 12__________________________ good at figures
Andrew helping Mark 13____________________with figures
Jessica helping Debbie good research skills
Debbie research 14_______________________ good research skills

Questions 15-18

Complete the following sentences with answers next to 15-18 on your answer sheet.

15 The presentation will be in_______________________ weeks.

16 Jessica cannot work on the presentation next week because she’ll be_______________________

17 Most of the basic work on the project will be done by________________________

18 The meeting to discuss the progress of the project will take place on________________________

Questions 19 and 20

Choose the best answer A-D. Write answers next to 19-20 on your answer sheet.

19 What time will the final meeting take place?

A 11:00

B 12:00

C 1:00

D 2:00

20 Who will present the final talk?

A a Japanese student

B Mark

C Jessica

D no one chosen yet

Section 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21-27

Complete the interviewer’s notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.


Position: Assistant in the languages department
Interviewer: Mrs. Davis
Applicant: 21 ____________________________Barracco
Appointment: 22 ___________________________ now 23 ____________________________
Application form already received and checked: 24 ____________________________(Yes/No)
English Level: Fair                                Good                           Excellent
Work Experience:  Worked in a bank 25 _________________________________
Commitments: Applied for a place on 26 _____________________________
Details of teaching position: Teach a course on 27 ____________________________

Questions 28-30

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

28 What is the interviewee particularly concerned about?________________

29 Where will the interviewee live?________________

30 When will the interviewee find out if she will be employed as a teaching assistant?________________

Section 4

Questions 31-40

Questions 31-32

Circle the correct answer A-D. Write answers next to 31-32 on your answer sheete.

31 Tonight’s ceremony is mainly

A to celebrate the centenary of the college.

B to celebrate the achievements of the college over 100 years.

C to present a prize to the college.

D to present prizes to the students.

32 Government figures show that the college’s main strengths are

A teaching, research and care for students.

B research and engineering.

C teaching and engineering.

D engineering research and care for students.

Questions 33-36

Complete each sentence in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

33 In 1900, the area’s traditional industries were_______________________________ and agriculture.

34 The college originally wanted to help ____________________________________ from the town and local area.

35 Dr. Bart Halliday is_____________________________ for winning the Nobel Prize.

36 By 1917 it was producing__________________________a year.

Questions 37-40

Write a short answer to these questions using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

37 Why didn’t Lucian Dudley finish his studies?_____________________________________

38 What invention brought fame to the college?___________________________________

39 In which other areas have the college become renowned?____________________________________

40 How long has the speaker been Principal of the College?_____________________________________


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Section 1

1 Smith
2 Six/6
3 tour of London/sites
4 6.30 (pm)
5 cat/drink/eat and drink
6 Paris
7 King George
8 8 (pm)
9 because of elections/blocked off roads
10 Van Gogh (accept Goph/Goff) exhibition

Section 2

11 handouts
12 costing
13 experience
14 smaller companies
15 two
16 having (minor) surgery/in hospital
17 Debbie and Andrew
18 Thursday
19 B
20 D

Section 3

21 Gina
22 father (in London)
23 Thursday afternoon/2 o’clock
24 Yes
25 for two summers
26 Master’s (course)
27 Italian media
28 money
29 (her) college (accommodation)
30 a couple of weeks/two weeks

Section 4

31 D
32 A
33 weaving and cutlery/agriculture and cutlery/ weaving and agriculture
34 the poorest boys/the brightest boys
35 famous/known
36 300 graduates/graduate engineers
37 because of illness
38 (Bell) racing engine
39 bridge building (technology)
40 12 years/a dozen years


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