IELTS Listening Test 144


Part 1: Questions 1-6
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY.

THORNDYKE’S BUILDERS
Customer heard about Thorndyke’s from a friend
Name: Edith (1) ………………
Address: Flat 4, (2) ……………… Park Flats, (Behind the (3)  ……………… )
Phone number: 875934
Best time to contact customer: during the (4) ………………
Where to park: opposite entrance next to the (5) ………………
Need full quote showing all the jobs and the (6) ………………

Questions 7-10
Complete the table below. Write ONE WORD ONLY.
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(7) ………………                    (8)   ………………
(9) ………………                   (10) ………………


Part 2: Questions 11-15
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

MANHAM PORT
11. Why did a port originally develop at Manham?
A It was safe from enemy attack
B It was convenient for river transport
C It had a good position on the sea coast

12. What caused Manham’s sudden expansion during the Industrial Revolution?
A the improvement in mining techniques
B the increase in demand for metals
C the discovery of tin in the area

13. Why did rocks have to be sent away from Manham to be processed?
A shortage of fuel
B poor transport systems
C lack of skills among local people

14. What happened when the port declined in the twentieth century?
A The workers went away
B Traditional skills were lost
C Buildings were used for new purposes

15. What did the Manham Trust hope to do?
A discover the location of the original port
B provide jobs for the unemployed
C rebuild the port complex

Questions 16-20
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS.
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(16)   ………………                       (17) ………………
(18)  ………………                       (19) ………………
(20) ………………


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

Which TWO skills did Laura improve as a result of her work placement?
A communication
B design
C IT
D marketing
E organisation

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

Which TWO immediate benefits did the company get from Laura’s work placement?
A updates for its software
B cost savings
C an improved image
D new clients
E a growth in sales

Questions 25-30
What source of information should Tim use at each of the following stages of the work placement?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to questions 25-30.

Stages of work placement procedure
25. obtaining booklet ………………
26. discussing options ………………
27. getting updates ………………
28. responding to invitation for interview ………………
29. informing about outcome of interview ………………
30. requesting a reference ………………

Source of information
A company manager
B company’s personnel department
C personal tutor
D psychology department
E mentor
F university careers officer
G internet


Part 4: Questions 31-33
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

Nanotechnology: technology on a small scale
31. The speaker says that one problem with nanotechnology is that
A it could threaten our way of life
B it could be used to spy on people
C it is misunderstood by the public

32. According to the speaker, some scientists believe that nano-particles
A should be restricted to secure environments
B should be used with more caution
C should only be developed for essential products

33. In the speaker’s opinion, research into nanotechnology
A has yet to win popular support
B could be seen as unethical
C ought to be continued

Questions 34-40
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY.

Uses of Nanotechnology

Transport
• Nanotechnology could allow the development of stronger (34) ………………
• Planes would be much lighter in weight.
(35) ……………… travel will be made available to the masses.

Technology
• Computers will be even smaller, faster, and will have a greater (36) ………………
(37) ……………… energy will become more affordable.

The Environment
• Nano-robots could rebuild the ozone layer.
• Pollutants such as (38) ……………… could be removed from water more easily.
• There will be no (39) ……………… from manufacturing.

Health and Medicine
• New methods of food production could eradicate famine.
• Analysis of medical (40) ……………… will be speeded up.
• Life expectancy could be increased.

Show answers

1. Pargetter
2. east
3. library
4. mornings
5. postbox
6. prices
7. glass
8. cooker
9. week
10. fence
11. B
12. B
13. A
14. A
15. C
16. trains
17. dark
18. games
19. guided tours
20. ladders
21. A
22. E
23. B
24. C
25. D
26. F
27. G
28. B
29. E
30. C
31. C
32. B
33. C
34. metals
35. space
36. memory
37. solar
38. oil
39. waste
40. tests

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