Practice Test 8

In Listening Test 8, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40 based on them.

Section 1 is a conversation between Bud and Annie about their families.

Section 2 is a Bank Manager talking about money management.

Section 3 is a conversation between a college professor and 2 students talking about a course on shooting video projects.

Section 4 is a lecture on various issues in land management and ownership system.

Section 1

Questions 1-10

Choose the correct answers A-C and write them on your answer sheet.

Annie’s father is ____________

A feeling happy

B without a job

C lazy

Example: B

Q. 1 and 2

Choose TWO correct answers A-E and write them on your answer sheet.

Annie’s mother ____________

A has arthritis

B is pleased with her new medicine

C can hardly move her fingers

D needs an operation on her leg

E has medical insurance

Q. 3

Choose the correct answers A-C and write them on your answer sheet.

Bud’s uncle ____________

A works at a hospital

B will help Annie’s father get a cheap operation

C knows some medical staff

Q. 4-5

Complete the following sentence.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Annie’s parents are finding it difficult to pay the 4______ ,    and her sister has won a 5______

Q.  6-7

Choose TWO correct answers A-E and write them on your answer sheet.

Bud’s cousin ____________

A is called Mary

B met Annie at Annie’s party

C works at a hotel

D wants to get promoted

E is nice to people when she first meets them

Q.  8-9

Complete the following sentence.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer

Bud’s father has an 8_______     to build a supermarket, and all his workers have to belong to the 9______

Q. 10

Answer the question in ONE WORD AND A NUMBER

10 How many years have Bud’s parents been married? ____________

 

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Section 2

Question 11-20

Q. 11-12

Complete the following sentence with NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

The manager says people want to save money for retirement, children’s education, an 11________,     and a 12_______

Q. 13-14

Choose TWO correct answers A-E and write them on your answer sheet.

The manager says how much money one should spend and how much one should save ____________

A depends on individual tastes

B is clearer as one gets older

C depends entirely on how many children one has

D should be decided after writing out a budget for daily necessities

E partly depends on one’s health

Q. 15

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for your answer

15 What does the manager say you should do if you have nearly spent your budget for the month? ____________

Q. 16-17

Complete the following sentences.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer

16 The manager refers to keeping some money in a current account for use in emergencies as a ____________

17 This has been described as a voluntary tax on fools ____________

Q. 18-20

Select the correct letter A-F, from the table on the next page which corresponds with each item in the left column below

Item Corresponding letter
Blue-chip stocks 18 ____________
Balanced portfolios

Venture capital investments

19 ____________

20 ____________

A Best spread 0f risks to meet investors’ objectives

B Known, guaranteed returns for a fixed period of time

C Should be purchased if the buyer is optimistic

D High risk, potentially high returns

E Always mean investment in new, small companies with excellent technologies

F Provide steady returns

Section 3

Question 21-30

Q. 21-22

Choose TWO correct answers A-E and write them on your answer sheet.

Which statements are correct?

A Bill and Jane made a video documentary on homeless people.

B Jane made a video on homeless people.

C Prof. Edwards is not clear how much his students know about video cameras.

D Few students have video cameras.

E Bill has made a video documentary on homeless people.

Q. 23

Complete the following sentence with ONE WORD.

23 Prof. Edwards thinks he should start his video course by explaining the ____________ of video cameras.

Q. 24-25

Choose TWO correct answers A-E and write them on your answer sheet.

Prof. Edwards says ____________ 

A his students must each have their own video camera

his students cannot all afford to buy video cameras

C his students must be creative and plan their video projects properly

D his students need to use 3-CCD video cameras

E the film department has enough video cameras for his students to use

Q. 26-27

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

What two uses of wide-angle shots does Prof. Edwards mention?

26 ____________

27 ____________

Q. 28-30

Complete the following sentences.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

28 Bill says a small hole in one’s pocket is useful for ____________

29 Prof. Edwards says filming people without their knowing raises the question of ____________

30 Jane wants to even film people without their knowing ____________

Section 4

Question 31-40

Q. 31-33

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Prof. Roberts says much of history is concerned with conflict over

31 ____________, 32 ____________ and 33 ____________

Q. 34-35

Choose the correct answers A-C and write them on your answer sheet.

34 Prof. Roberts implies that the concept of ‘hurting others’ ____________

A is always perfectly clear

is open to different interpretations

C becomes an issue when there is no control by government

35 Prof. Roberts says ____________

A some native Americans were thieves

B the concept of personal ownership is universal

C the concept of ownership is nowhere to stay

Q. 36-39

Complete the following sentences.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer

36 Many classical economists considered private landownership____________

37 Keeping land in good condition for the future is the concept of____________

38 The need to protect has led to increased restrictions on landowners’ rights in some countries’____________

39 Prof. Roberts believes that is usually the best way to protect natural resources ____________

Q. 40

Choose the correct answers A-C and write them on your answer sheet.

40 The main difference between freehold and leasehold is ____________

A the duration of effective ownership

B one applies to houses and the other to flats

C leasehold does not apply to land

Answers

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Section 1

1. A
2. D
3. C
4. mortgage
5. beauty competition
6. C
7. E
8. big contract
9. steelworkers union
10. 25 years

Section 2

11. rainy day
12. big house
13. D
14. E
15. stay at home
16. safety cushion
17. government lottery
18. F
19. A
20. D

Section 3

21. A
22. C
23. basic
24. B
25. C
26. indoor stuff
27. scenery
28. secret shooting
29. privacy
30. make good movies

Section 4

31. religion
32. economic power
33. land
34. B
35. C
36. necessary evil
37. stewardship
38. biodiversity
39. local ownership
40. A

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