IELTS Listening Test 28



Part 1: Questions 1 and 2
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/ OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Report on abandoned vehicle
Name of caller: Mrs Shefford

Address: 41, (1) ……………… Barrowdale WH45JP
Telephone: (2) ………………
Vehicle location: in (3) ……………… near main road
Type of vehicle: (4) ………………
Make: Catala
Model: (5) ………………
Present color of vehicle: (6) ………………
Vehicle number: S 322 GEC
General condition: poor – one (7) ……………… , cracked windscreen
Length of time at site: (8) ………………
Land belongs to: (9) ………………
Last owner: no information available
Other notes: vehicle does not belong to a (10) ……………… resident


Part 2: Questions 11-17
Complete the sentences below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/ OR A NUMBER for each answer.

The story of John Manjiro
11. Manjiro started work as a ……………… when he was still a young boy.

12. He spent ……………… on a deserted island before he was rescued.

13. He became friends with William Whitefield who was a ship’s ………………

14. The cost of Manjiro’s ……………… in America was covered by the Whitefield family.

15. Manjiro eventually returned to Japan, where he carried out important work as a teacher and ………………

16. Fairhaven and Tosashimizu are now officially ………………

17. Every two years, the John Manjiro ……………… is held in Fairhaven.

Questions 18-20
Label the map below. Write the correct letter A-I next to questions 18-20.
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18. Whitefield family house ………………
19. Old Oxford school ………………
20. School of Navigation ………………


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

21. What is the main thing Julia feels she has gained from her experience in retail?
A better understanding of customer attitudes
B improved ability to predict fashion trends
C more skill in setting priorities in her work

22. Why is Julia interested in doing the postgraduate course?
A it will enable her to develop new types of technology
B it will allow her to specialize in a design area of her choice
C it will provide managerial training focusing on her needs

23. What would Julia like to do after she has completed the postgraduate course?
A work overseas
B start her own business
C stay in an academic environment

Questions 24-27
What does each university facility have?

Choose your answers from the box and write correct letter A-G next to questions 24-27.

A laboratories
B rooms for individual study
C inter-disciplinary focus
D introductory course
E purpose built premises
F cafeteria
G emphasis on creative use

24. Library ………………
25. Computer centre ………………
26. Photomedia ………………
27. Time based media ………………

Questions 28-30
Complete the summary below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

MA in fashion design: Assessment

Assessment includes three (28) ……………… which take place at the end of the stages of the degree. Final assessment is based on a project and includes the students’ (29) ……………… in the form of a written report and the (30) ……………… to which representatives of fashion companies are invited.


Part 4: Questions 31-40
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Laughter

The nature of laughter
• Laughter is a (31) ……………… process – involves movement and sound
• It is controlled by our (32) ………………

Reasons for laughter
• Only 10% of laughter is caused by jokes or funny stories
• May have begun as sign of (33) ……………… after a dangerous situation
• Nowadays may help to develop (34) ……………… within a group
• Connected to (35) ……………… (e.g. use of humor by politicians or bosses)
• May be related to male/ female differences (e.g. women laugh more at male speakers)
• May be used in a (36) ……………… way to keep someone out of a group

Benefits of laughter
• Safe method for the (37) ……………… of emotions such as anger and sadness
• Provides good aerobic exercise
• Leads to drop in levels of stress-related (38) ………………
• Improved the (39) ………………
• Can stop (40) ……………… and improve sleep

Show answers

1. lower green street
2. 01778552387
3. field
4. van
5. flyer 2000
6. blue
7. flat tyre
8. 8
9. hill farm estate
10. local
11. fisherman
12. 6 months
13. captain
14. education
15. interpreter
16. sister cities
17. festival
18. I
19. B
20. E
21. A
22. B
23. B
24. D
25. G
26. C
27. E
28. progress reviews
29. (critical) reflection
30. exhibition
31. physical
32. instincts
33. relief
34. (social) bonds
35. power
36. negative
37. release
38. hormones
39. immune system
40. bad dreams