IELTS Listening Test 17


Part 1: Questions 1-4
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

1. A TFN is a number used
A exclusively for tax administration
B exclusively by individual tax payers
C for managing several government services

2. Without a TFN, the applicant would be
A taxed at a higher rate
B unable to work
C liable for medicare contributions

3. What kind of visa does the applicant have?
A a visa granting indefinite stay
B a visa with work rights
C a student visa

4. A TFN is issued
A if you change your name
B only once in a lifetime
C when you claim a government benefit

Questions 5-10
Complete the form below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/ OR A NUMBER for each answer.
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(5)    ………………                 (6)    ………………
(7)    ………………                (8)     ………………
(9)    ………………               (10)   ………………


Part 2: Questions 11-16
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Keeping kids safe on Internet

• Internet for children-scary but educational
• ‘Online Family Norris’ blocks (11) ……………… and social sites
• But still important to watch children and (12) ……………… them
• Keep computer in family room where you can see it
• Children should never use their own name nor give out (13) ………………
• Online friends stay online
• No personal email address for youngsters
• Teach teenagers that (14) ……………… on the Internet always stay there – and may ruin job prospects
• Watch out for (15) ………………
• Teenagers use internet: to socialize or do (16) ………………
• Young kids: find help with school subjects

Questions 17-20
Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.
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(17) ………………                 (18) ………………
(19) ………………                (20) ………………


Part 3: Questions 21-23
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

21. Ted and Cleo’s research results will be presented as a
A poster
B survey
C graph

22. They will select foreign students
A from the language school
B from the business school
C randomly on campus

23. The foreign students will have to
A collate the answers
B rank the answers
C know a lot about the answers.

Questions 24-28
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Reasons for studying abroad
Study abroad
• Is the best way to learn a language
• Provides a (24) ………………
• Allows you to experience another culture first hand
• Helps you (25) ………………
• Give you opportunity to make new friends
• Helps you (26) ………………
• Enables you to (27) ………………
• Increase the value of your degree
• Improves (28) ………………

• Expands your world view

Questions 29 and 30
Label the diagram below. Choose your answers from the box and write the letters A-H next to questions 29-30.
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(29) ………………
(30) ………………


Part 4: Questions 31-36
Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND OR A NUMBER for each answer.
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(31) ………………
(32) ………………
(33) ………………
(34) ………………
(35) ………………
(36) ………………

Questions 37-40
Complete the summary below. Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD for each answer.

Primarily, Peale was a painter but he was also a politician, scientist and (37) ……………… with many successful patents. He worked with Thomas Jefferson on the polygraph which was a desk that could be used for copying a (38) ……………… He wrote academic papers on different subjects and tried to make movies, spectacles and a velocipede (a kind of (39) ……………… ) Peale was also a naturalist and taxidermist and he helped unearth the skeleton of mastodon which was the best (40) ……………… in his museum.

Show answers

1. C
2. A
3. A
4. B
5. JGW1100536
6. harbor drive
7. pearce
8. miss
9. first name
10. 15/11/1983
11. military
12. educate
13. personal information
14. postings
15. bullying
16. research/ homework
17. compete
18. play games
19. sing (songs)
20. worksheets
21. A
22. C
23. B
24. chance to travel
25. develop new skills
26. learn about yourself
27. study different subjects
28. employment opportunities
29. A
30. D
31. 1768
32. first (ever)
33. warmth
34. staircase group
35. daughter
36. 1822
37. inventor
38. manuscript
39. bicycle
40. exhibit

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