Practice Test 93


In the Listening Test 93, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40.

Section 1 is a conversation between a student and a railway clerk.

Section 2 is a speech given to the new at a university.

Section 3 is a radio programme with a researcher about stress at work.

Section 4 is a lecture on solar eclipses in history.


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Section 1

Questions 1-10

Questions 1-5

Complete the form below.

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


Type of Card Required:    Young Person’s Railcard
First Name: 1_______________________________
Surname: 2_____________________________________
Date of Birth: 3________________________________________
Permanent Address: 158 Kingwood Close, Norwich
Postcode: 4____________________________________
Telephone Number: 5___________________________________
Term-time Address: Housewalk Terrace,
London Postcode: WF1 4NN

Questions 6-9

Complete the table below.

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

Types of Ticket Restrictions Cost
London Day Out outside peak hours  £ 6________________
Super Advance Return must hook seat  7_______________ in advance  £ 23
Saver outside peak hours  £ 8__________________
9_________________ no restrictions £60

Question 10

Circle the correct letters A-C. Write answer next to 10 on your answer sheet.

10 How much does the student actually pay for his ticket to London?

A £7.66

B £15.34

C £33.34

Section 2

Questions 11-20

Questions 11-13

Circle the correct letters A-C. Write answers next to 11-13 on your answer sheet.

11 Who are mentors?

A New students

B Second or third-year students

C University teachers

12 How often should mentor groups meet?

A Once a week

B Once a fortnight

C Once a month

13 What is it essential to do at the first meeting?

A Explain your problems

B Make new friends

C Agree when to meet again

Questions 14-17

List FOUR things which students may be given information about.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

14 ____________________




Questions 18-20

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

18 Your mentor will show you how to obtain a free____________________.

19 Mentoring is useful for people who are _______________for the first time.

20 Your mentor may give you advice on how to_____________________.

Section 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21-24

Choose from the list of possible causes in the box. Write answers next to 21-24 on your answer sheet.

What did each person say was the principal cause of stress for them?

Example Answer
Ramon teamwork
Kikuko 21__________________________________
Boris 22_______________________________
Etienne 23______________________________
Nagwa 24_________________________

Questions 25-27

List THREE parts of one’s daily routine that can help reduce stress.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

List of Possible Causes of Stress

A bad management

B dual-career family

C fear of unemployment

D new technologies

E working surroundings

F powerlessness

G too much work




Questions 28-30

Complete the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS in each space.

Cause of stress                      Strategy for reducing stress
Overwork 28______________
Fear of job 29_______________
New technologies 30_______________

Section 4

Questions 31-40

Questions 31-36

Circle the correct letters A-C. Write answers next to 31-36 on your answer sheet.

31 The speaker compares a solar eclipse today to a

A religious experience.

B scientific event.

C popular spectacle.

32 The speaker says that the dark spot of an eclipse is 

A simple to predict.

B easy to explain.

C randomly occurring.

33 Concerning an eclipse, the ancient Chinese were

A fascinated.

B rational.

C disturbed.

34 For the speaker, the most impressive aspect of an eclipse is the A exceptional beauty of the sky.

A exceptional beauty of the sky.

B chance for scientific study.

C effect of the moon on the sun.

35 Eclipses occur rarely because of the size of the

A moon.

B sun.

C earth.

36 In predicting eclipses, the Babylonians were restricted by their

A religious attitudes.

B inaccurate observations.

C limited ability to calculate.

Questions 37-40

Complete the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Date of Eclipse Scientists Observation
1735 Halley 37_____________ who accurately predicted an eclipse
1868 Janssen and Lockyer discovered 38_______________
1878 Watson believed he had found 39_______________
1919 Einstein realized astronomers had misunderstood 40______________


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Section 1

1 Stephen
2 Krockers
3 3rd February 1979/February 3 1979
4 NR4 6JF
5 456 321
6 18
7 one day
8 29.30
9 Open (ticket)
10 C

Section 2

11 B
12 B
13 C
14 academic systems
15 study techniques/techniques for studying
16 university facilities
17 social activities
18 e-mail account
19 away from home
20 pass (your) exams

Section 3

21 C
22 G
23 D
24 E
25 a balanced diet/vary your diet
26 drink less coffee
27 take regular exercise
28 manage time better/manage your time
29 make plans/set money aside/ update your CV
30 do training courses

Section 4

31 C
32 B
33 C
34 B
35 A
36 C
37 (the) first-person
38 (a) new element/helium
39 (the) lost planet/ (the) planet/Vulcan
40 gravity

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