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Practice Test 87

In the Listening Test 87, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40 based on them.

Section 1 is a telephone conversation of a man ordering items from a library.

Section 2 is a lecture about the changes in the labor market. 

Section 3 is a conversation among 3 psychology students discussing the project they are working on for the seminar. 

Section 4 is a lecture on the subject of motivation at work.

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Section 1

Questions 1-10

Questions 1-3

Complete the form below.

Write A NUMBER for each answer.

Name: Example: Lester Mackie
Membership No.: M 1_______________________________
Mailing address: 17 Westmeath Road, Annandale
Fax No.:  2____________________________
Phone No.: 02 579 6363
After 5:00 p.m. 3______________________________-

Questions 4-6

Circle the correct answer for each question next to 4-6 on your answer sheet.

4 Why does the caller need the literature?

A For a student paper

B For a newspaper article

C For research

D For general interest

5 How long can the caller have the books after the date of posting?

A 3 weeks

B 6 weeks

C 5 weeks

D 2 weeks

6 How will the caller pay the fees?

A Credit card

B Cheque

C Money order

D Cash

Questions 7-10

Look at the booklist below.

Write in the boxes the appropriate letters (A, OL, or R) as explained below.

Available in the library                           A

Out on loan                                              OL

Request from other library                    R

ITEMS REQUESTED
Example Answer
Halls worth, E.G. (1978) Land and Water Resources Of Australia     A
Government publication (1984) Land Degradation in Australia     7_____________________________
Government publication (1998) Coastal Zone Inquiry Report     8_______________________________
Fisher, D. E, (1980) Environmental Law     9_______________________________
Raiswell, R. W. (1980) Environmental Chemistry    10_________________________________

Section 2

Questions 11-20

Questions 11-16

Choose appropriate letters A-C and write next to 11-16 on your answer sheet.

What is Dr. Pendleton’s opinion of the following developments?

Write A               if he thinks they have been generally beneficial for workers

Write B             if he thinks they have been generally harmful to workers

Write C             if he has no strong opinions either way

Example                                                                                                                  Answer

The shift from manufacturing to services                                                                   C

11 goal-oriented careers

12 flatter management structures

13 contracting out specialist activities

14 Internet recruitment

15 mobile phones and beepers

16 continual re-education

Questions 17-20

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Generally in industry the 17__________________ of products is becoming shorter so companies require 18________________ from the workforce. This means that there are fewer 19___________________ jobs. Another major change is that new technologies have enabled people to 20____________________

Section 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21-27

Choose appropriate letters A-C and write next to 21-27 on your answer sheet.

Who gave these explanations for rises in intelligence?

Write A                         if it was James Flynn

Write B                         if it was John Rust

Write C                         if it was Robert Howard

21 television and computers

22 better nutrition

23 smaller families

24 car-driving

25 more complex societies

26 wider access to education

27 more sophisticated concepts

Questions 28-30

Circle the correct letters A-C. Write answers next to 28-30 on your answer sheet.

28 Which graph best illustrates changes in intelligence in Western industrialized countries over the last 40 years?

1-1

29 Which graph best illustrates changes in intelligence in some East Asian countries over the last 40 years?

1-2

30 What explanation is given for improvements in British exam results?

A Better Teaching

B Higher Intelligence.

C Lower Standards

Section 4

Questions 31-40

Questions 31-32

Complete the diagram below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS and/or A NUMBER for each answer.

4-1

Questions 33-35

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS and/or A NUMBER for each answer.

33 Taylor wrote his theory in the ________________ century.

34 Taylor’s theory was that people only worked for ______________________.

35 Later research concluded that some people preferred to work _____________________.

Questions 36-37

Complete the diagram below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS and/or A NUMBER for each answer.

6-1

Questions 38-39

Complete the table below.

Look at the table and notice that in this section you need to listen for percentages.

Source of job satisfaction  % of employees
Inspirational leader 72%
Type of work   38______________
Good pay 50%
Flexible working hours  39______________

Questions 40

Choose the correct letters A-D. Write answer next to 40  on your answer sheet.

40 What does the speaker say about workers in the UK?

A They want to have a good lifestyle.

B Socializing at work is not a priority for them.

C They want to earn a lot of money.

D Having a job title is a priority for them.

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Section 1

1 M 9301274
2 863 5923
3 5791857
4 B
5 B
6 D
7 R
8 A
9 A
10 OL

Section 2

11 A
12 B
13 A
14 A
15 B
16 C
17 life cycle/lifecycle
18 (much/far) greater/more/ increased flexibility
19 permanent (or) tenured
20 work from home/telecommute

Section 3

21 A
22 C
23 C
24 A
25 B
26 C
27 B
28 A
29 B
30 C

Section 4

31 behavior
32 job satisfaction
33 19th/nineteenth
34 money
35 in teams
36 basic
37 status
38 55%
39 40%
40  B

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