Practice Test 99

In the Listening Test 99, you will hear 4 audio recordings and answer questions 1-40 based on them.

Section 1 is a conversation between Rachel and Cesar discussing a field trip for the following week.

Section 2 is an extract from a radio programme called ‘Consumer’s Choice’ which gives advice to consumers on how to make complaints.

Section 3 is a conversation between Dr. Richardson and a student discussing the requirements of a course and the writing of an essay.

Section 4 is an extract from a students presentation about computer viruses.

Section 1

Questions 1-10

Questions 1-7

Complete the following notes by using A NUMBER or NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

University Geography Field Trip

Time: next week (a two-day trip)
Destination: the Warrangamba Dam and 1___________________
Matching course: Environmental Science
Departing time of coach: at 2___________________ next Monday
Length of journey there: 3___________________ roughly and three hours back
First day’s activity: 4___________________
Spending the night: in 5___________________
Meals provided: in the form of 6___________________
Sydney’s daily water consumption: equal to the water to fill 7___________________ full-size Olympic swimming pools
Second day’s activity: go to the water plant to see how to purify the water for drinking

Questions 8-10

Choose THREE letters, A-F. Write answers next to 8-10 on your answer sheet.

Which THREE things does Cesar recommend bringing?

A binoculars

B camera

C penknife

D map

E raincoat

F mobile phone

Section 2

Questions 11-20

Questions 11-15

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

11 The last programme in the present series is _______________.

12 _________________ has been rewarded as ‘Consumer of the Month’ for her persistent effort to see through a result of a complaint.

13 She took ___________________ of photographs on her tour in Europe.

14 What happened to her photos after she gave them to Top-Class Photo Services for developing?______________

15 The photo services compensated her ______________ for the loss in the end.

Questions 16-20

Choose the correct letter, A-D. Write answers next to 16-20 on your answer sheet.

16 What is the problem that many listeners write about?

A Sale prices

B Bad quality stuff

C Faulty goods

D Bad assistant

17 How much was the sale price of the belt that Mr. Alvin liked?

A $200

B $100

C $150

D $300

18 Why should the consumer make a complaint about bad articles or service?

A To cause a fuss.

B It won’t do what is claimed for.

C Ask the shopkeeper for a favour.

D The shopkeeper should be responsible for it.

19 What should a consumer do when complaining in person?

A Get a receipt for what you buy.

B Speak to someone in authority.

C Talk directly to the assistant.

D Ask to see the seller.

20 What should a customer do when complaining on a phone?

A Speak directly to the owner.

B Ask for the manager.

C Write a complaining letter.

D Find out with whom you discuss the matter.

Section 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21-22

Complete the notes below.


Student Record Card

Name: David Simons
Address: 15 Market Ave., Hornsby
Student Number: 21________________
Prerequisites completed
Screen Studies Course:
18 credit points:
If no, reasons: 22________________

Question 23

Complete the notes below.

Write TWO DATES for the answer.

23. The final date of the examination should be ______________ or __________________

Questions 24-25

Choose the correct letters, A-D. Write answers next to 24-25 on your answer sheet.

24 Dr. Richardson explains that the set exercises.

A require reference to a wide range of resources.

B should be at least 250 words in length.

C focus on key terms and concepts in media studies.

D do not have answers.

25 Dr. Richardson explains that essays 1 and 2.

A are to be the same length.

B should both be analytical.

C both emphasize studies of audiences.

D should be especially easy for David.

Questions 26-28

Complete the table by writing ONE or TWO appropriate letters (M, T, A, or J) as explained below.

Mechanical M

Theoretical T

Analytical A

Journalistic J

How does Dr. Richardson describe each of the assignments?

Assignments Description
Set exercises 26____________
Assignment 1 27____________
Assignment 2 A (Example)
Assignment 3 28____________

Question 29

Choose the correct answer.

29. Which two-time slots does Dr. Richardson suggest David use for his essay?

A The six o’clock and the midmorning.

B The breakfast and the six o’clock.

C The midmorning and midnight.

D The midday and the ten o’clock.

Question 30

Answer the question below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for the answer.

30 What will David do before he decides which part of the programmes to use?____________

Section 4

Questions 31-40

Question 31

Choose the correct letter, A-C. Write answer next to 31 on your answer sheet.

31 What does John Upton compare a computer virus?

A A biological organism.

B A corrupt programme.

C An irritating person.

Questions 32-35

Complete the flow chart.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Question 36

Choose the correct letter, A-C , and write answer next to 36 on your answer sheet.

36 What does the speaker find surprising?

A The rise in the number of software infections.

B The determination of those who develop viruses.

C The fact that people blame their own computers.

Questions 37-40

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

List FOUR ways of combating viruses.




40 _____________________________


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Section 1

1 (the) Water Treatment Plant
2 8 o’clock/ 8 am
3 2.5 hours
4 visit (the) dam / see dam functioning
5 (a) youth hostel
6 breakfast (and) supper/evening meal.
7 600
8 B, E, F (in any order)
9 B, E, F (in any order)
10 B, E, F (in any order)

Section 2

11 Consumer’s Choice
12 Miss Patty Ching
13 (about) 360
14 (They) vanished
15 $2,000 /2,000 dollars
16 A
17 C
18 D
19 B
20 D

Section 3

21 C97H85
22 has/got an exemption /(has) practical experience
23 June 20th, June 25th (in either order)
24 C
25 B
26 M
27 T, A (in either order)
28 J
29 A
30 collect a sample/collect sample programmes

Section 4

31 A
32 (the) first model
33 Core Wars
34 Intellectual entertainment
35 Pastime
36 B
37 be (very) careful
38 avoid trouble
39 understand viruses
40 be (well) prepared


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