IELTS Listening Practice Test 5 with Answers

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Listening Practice Test 5, Answers are given at the end of the test.

Part 1: Questions 1-10
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD AND/ OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Employment agency: Possible jobs

First job
Administrative assistant in a company that produces (1) ………………. (North London)

Responsibilities
• Data entry
• Go to (2)……………………  and take notes
• General admin
• Management of (3)………………….. 

Requirements
• Good computer skills including spreadsheets
• Good interpersonal skills
• Attention to (4)………… 

Experience
• Need a minimum of (5)……………………….  of experience of teleconferencing

Second job
Warehouse assistant in South London

Responsibilities
• Stock management
• Managing (6)……………………….. 

Requirements
• Ability to work with numbers
• Good computer skills
• Very organized and (7)……………….. 
• Good communication skills
• Used to working in a (8)……………………. 
• Able to cope with items that are (9)……………………. 

Need experience of
• Driving in London
• Warehouse work
• (10)……………………  service

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

Street Play Scheme

11. When did the Street Play Scheme first take place?
 A two years ago
 B three years ago
 C six years ago

12. How often is Beechwood Road closed to traffic now?
 A once a week
 B on Saturdays and Sundays
 C once a month

13. Who is responsible for closing the road?
 A a council official
 B the police
 C local wardens

14. Residents who want to use their cars
 A have to park in another street
 B must drive very slowly
 C need permission from a warden

15. Alice says that Street Play Schemes are most needed in
 A wealthy areas
 B quiet suburban areas
 C areas with heavy traffic

16. What has been the reaction of residents who are not parents?
 A many of them were unhappy at first
 B they like seeing children play in the street
 C they are surprised by the lack of noise

Questions 17 and 18
Choose TWO letters A-E.

Which TWO benefits for children does Alice think are the most important?
 A increased physical activity
 B increased sense of independence
 C opportunity to learn new games
 D opportunity to be part of a community
 E opportunity to make new friends

Questions 19 and 20
Choose TWO letters A-E.

Which TWO results of the King Street experiment surprised Alice?
 A more shoppers
 B improved safety
 C less air pollution
 D more relaxed atmosphere
 E less noise pollution

Part 3: Questions 21-26
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

What Hazel should analyse about items in newspapers:
• What (21)…………………  the item is on
• The (22)……………..  of the item, including the headline
• Any (23)………………….  accompanying the item
• The (24)……………………  of the item e.g. what’s made prominent
• The writer’s main (25)………………………. 
• The (26)……………………..  the writer may make about the reader

Questions 27-30
What does Hazel decide to do about each of the following types of articles? Write the correct letter A, B or C for questions 27-30.

A she will definitely look for a suitable article
B she may look for a suitable article
C she definitely won’t look for an article

Types of articles
27. national news item………………. 
28. editorial………………… 
29. human interest…………………… 
30. arts………………….. 

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

Early history of keeping clean

Prehistoric times:
• Water was used to wash off (31)………………… 

Ancient Babylon:
• Soap like material found in (32)……………………  cylinders

Ancient Greece:
• People cleaned themselves with sand and other substances

• Used a strigil – scraper made of (33)…………………… 
• Washed clothes in streams

Ancient Germany and Gaul:
• Used soap to colour their (34)……………………. 

Ancient Rome:
• Animal fat, ashes and clay mixed through action of rain, used for washing clothes
• From about 312 BC, water carried to Roman (35)………………………….  by aqueducts

Europe in Middle Ages:
• Decline in bathing contributed to occurrence of (36)………………….. 
• (37)……………………..  began to be added to soap

Europe from 17th century:
• 1600s: cleanliness and bathing started becoming usual
• 1791: Leblanc invented a way of making soda ash from (38)…………………….. 
• Early 1800s: Chevreul turned soapmaking into a (39)………………………. 
• From 1800s, there was no longer a (40)…………………….  on soap

  1. Furniture
  2. Meetings
  3. Diary
  4. Detail(s)
  5. 1/ one year
  6. Deliveries
  7. Tidy
  8. Team
  9. Heavy
  10. Customer
  11. B
  12. A
  13. C
  14. B
  15. C
  16. B
  17. B, D
  18. B, D
  19. A, E
  20. A, E
  21. Page
  22. Size
  23. Graphic(s)
  24. Structure
  25. Purpose
  26. Assumption(s)
  27. A
  28. C
  29. C
  30. B
  31. Mud
  32. Clay
  33. Metal
  34. Hair
  35. Bath
  36. Disease(s)
  37. Perfume
  38. Salt
  39. Science
  40. Tax


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