IELTS Listening Test 87


Part 1: Questions 1-6
Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD OR A NUMBER for each answer.
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(1) ………………                       (2) ………………
(3) ………………                      (4) ………………
(5) ………………                      (6) ………………

Questions 7-10
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Kangaroo lodge
Address: on (7) ……………… Lane
General information about hostel accommodation
• Sheets are provided
• Can hire a (8) ………………
(9) ………………is included
• A shared (10) ……………… is available


Part 2: Questions 11-16
Choose the correct letter A, B, C or D.

Anglia Sculpture Park
11. The land where the Sculpture Park is located was previously
A completely covered by forest.
B the site of a private house.
C occupied by a factory.

12. What is unusual about the Anglia Sculpture Park?
A Artists have made sculptures especially for it.
B Some of its sculptures were donated by the artists.
C It only shows contemporary sculptures.

13. What is the theme of Joe Tremain’s ‘burnt’ sculptures?
A the contrast between nature and urban life
B the effect of man on the environment
C the violence of nature

14. The path by the Lower Lake
A is rather wet in some places.
B has recently been repaired.
C is difficult to walk on.

15. What does the speaker say about the Visitor Centre?
A It is being enlarged at present.
B It has received an international award.
C It was designed by a Canadian architect.

16. Today, visitors can buy snacks and sandwiches
A at the kiosk.
B in the Terrace Room.
C at the Lower Lake Cafe.

Questions 17-20
Label the map below. Write the correct letter A-F next to questions 17-20.
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17. Joe Tremain sculptures ………………
18. Giorgio catalucci bird sculptures ………………
19. Garden gallery ………………
20. Long house ………………


Part 3: Questions 21-26
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

Marketing report
21. Why did Leo choose instant coffee as the topic for his marketing report?
A He found plenty of material on the topic.
B He had some practical experience in the area.
C He had an idea of a brand he wanted to target.

22. Leo discovered that in Australia, recent technological developments
A are producing less healthy types of instant coffee.
B are reducing the demand for instant coffee.
C are improving the quality of instant coffee.

23. What do the speakers agree about Leo’s table of coffee products?
A It needs more explanation in the text.
B It is factually inaccurate in some places.
C It would be best to put this in the appendix.

24. What do they decide about the description of Shaffers coffee as a market follower?
A Leo needs to define his terms.
B Leo needs to provide more evidence.
C Leo needs to put it in a different section.

25. What does Anna say about originality in someone’s first marketing report?
A Clear analysis of data can be considered original.
B Graphs and diagrams should be original, not copied.
C Reports should contain some original data collected by the student.

26. What difference between his school assignments and this report has surprised Leo?
A not knowing the criteria for getting a good mark
B being required to produce work without assistance
C having to do a great deal of research

Questions 27-30
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Notes on specific sections of marketing report
Executive summary
• Give a brief overview including the (27) ………………

Problems
• Link each problem to a (28) ……………… which explains it

Implementation
• Practical solutions to problems
• Include details such as participants, (29) ……………… and sequence
• Section is often poorly done because of lack of (30) ………………

Conclusion
• Don’t use new material here


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

History of fireworks in Europe
13th-16th centuries
• Fireworks were introduced from China
• Their use was mainly to do with:
o War
o (31) ……………… (in plays and festivals)

17th century
• Various features of (32) ……………… were shown in fireworks displays
• Scientists were interested in using ideas from fireworks displays:
o To make human (33) ……………… possible
o To show the formation of (34) ………………

• London:
o Scientists were distrustful at first
o Later they investigated (35) ……………… uses of fireworks

• St Petersburg:
o Fireworks were seen as a work of (36) ……………… for people

• Paris:
o Displays emphasized the power of the (37) ………………
o Scientists aimed to provide (38) ………………

18th century
• Italian fireworks specialists became influential
• Servandoni’s fireworks display followed the same pattern as an (39) ………………
• The appeal of fireworks extended to the middle classes
• Some displays demonstrated new scientific discoveries such as (40) ………………

Show answers

1. unfriendly
2. noisy
3. 23.50
4. insects
5. bathrooms
6. party
7. Shadforth
8. towel
9. breakfast
10. kitchen
11. B
12. A
13. C
14. B
15. A
16. A
17. E
18. C
19. F
20. A
21. A
22. B
23. A
24. B
25. A
26. A
27. background
28. theory
29. costs
30. time
31. religions
32. nature
33. flight
34. stars
35. practical
36. education
37. king
38. entertainment
39. opera
40. electricity

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