IELTS Listening Test 142


Part 1: Questions 1-10
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD OR A NUMBER.

Transport Survey
Travelled to town today: by bus
Name: Lusia (1) ………………
Address: (2) ……………… White Stone Road
Area: Bradfield
Postcode: (3) ………………
Occupation: (4) ………………
Reason for visit to town: to go to the (5) ………………
Suggestions for improvement: better (6) ………………
Have more footpaths
More frequent (7) ………………
Things that would encourage cycling to work:
• Having (8) ……………… parking places for bicycles
• Being able to use a (9) ……………… at work
• The opportunity to have cycling (10) ……………… on busy roads


Part 2: Questions 11-14
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

New city developments
11. The idea for the two new developments in the city came from
A local people
B the City Council
C the SWRDC

12. What is unusual about Brackenside pool?
A its architectural style
B its heating system
C its method of water treatment

13. Local newspapers have raised worries about
A the late opening date
B the post of the project
C the size of the facilities

14. What decision has not yet been made about the pool?
A whose statue will be at the door
B the exact opening times
C who will open it

Questions 15-20
Which feature is related to each of the following areas of the world represented in the playground?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-l, next to questions 15-20.

Areas of the world
15 Asia ………………
16 Antarctica ………………
17 South America ………………
18 North America ………………
19 Europe ………………
20 Africa ………………

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Part 3: Questions 21 and 22
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO hobbies was Thor Heyerdahl very interested in as a youth?
A camping
B climbing
C collecting
D hunting
E reading

Questions 23 and 24
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which do the speakers say are the TWO reasons why Heyerdahl went to live on an island?
A to examine ancient carvings
B to experience an isolated place
C to formulate a new theory
D to learn survival skills
E to study the impact of an extreme environment

Questions 25-30
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

The later life of Thor Heyerdahl
25. According to Victor and Olivia, academics thought that Polynesian migration from the east was impossible due to
A the fact that Eastern countries were far away
B the lack of materials for boat building
C the direction of the winds and currents

26. Which do the speakers agree was the main reason for Heyerdahl’s raft journey?
A to overcome a research setback
B to demonstrate a personal quality
C to test a new theory

27. What was most important to Heyerdahl about his raft journey?
A the fact that he was the first person to do it
B the speed of crossing the Pacific
C the use of authentic construction methods

28. Why did Heyerdahl go to Easter Island?
A to build a stone statue
B to sail a reed boat
C to learn the local language

29. In Olivia’s opinion, Heyerdahl’s greatest influence was on
A theories about Polynesian origins
B the development of archaeological methodology
C establishing archaeology as an academic subject

30. Which criticism do the speakers make of William Oliver’s textbook?
A Its style is out of date
B Its content is over-simplified
C Its methodology is flawed


Part 4: Questions 31-40
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY.

THE FUTURE OF MANAGEMENT
Business markets
• greater (31) ……………… among companies
• increase in power of large (32) ……………… companies
• rising (33) ……………… in certain countries

External influences on businesses
• more discussion with (34) ……………… before making business decisions
• environmental concerns which may lead to more (35) ………………

Business structures
• more teams will be formed to work on a particular (36) ………………
• businesses may need to offer hours that are (37) ……………… , or the chance to work remotely

Management styles
• increasing need for managers to provide good (38) ………………
• changes influenced by (39) ……………… taking senior roles

Changes in the economy
• service sector continues to be important
• increasing value of intellectual property
• more and more (40) ……………… workers

Show answers

1. Hardie
2. 19
3. GT82LC
4. hairdresser
5. dentist
6. lighting
7. trains
8. safe
9. shower
10. training
11. A
12. C
13. C
14. A
15. E
16. F
17. D
18. H
19. A
20. B
21. B
22. C
23. B
24. E
25. A
26. C
27. C
28. A
29. B
30. A
31. competition
32. global
33. demand
34. customers
35. regulation
36. project
37. flexible
38. leadership
39. women
40. self-employed

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