IELTS Listening Practice Test 4

IELTS Listening Practice Test 4

Section 3

Questions 21-30

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

Which TWO skills did Laura improve as a result of her work placement?
A communication
В 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
В 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.

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

Stages of the 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 _____

Section 4

Questions 31-40

Questions 31-33
Choose the correct letter; A, В 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.
В 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.
В 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.
В could be seen as unethical.
C ought to be continued.

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

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 sped up.
• Life expectancy could be increased.

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