IELTS Listening Practice Test 9

IELTS Listening Practice Test 9

Section 3

Questions 21-23

Complete the sentences below
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

According to Alison Sharp, bear ancestors date back 21 ________ years
Scientists think bears were originally in the same family as 22 ________
The Cave Bear was not dangerous because it 23 ________
Questions 24-28

Choose the correct bear species in each question.

A Brown Bear
B Giant Panda
C Polar Bear
D Sloth Bear
E Sun Bear

24. Which is the most recent species?
25. Which is the largest looking bear?
26. Which is the smallest bear?
27. Which bear eats plants?
28. Which bear eats insects?

Questions 29 and 30

Pick TWO letters A-F.
Which TWO actions to help bears survive are mentioned?
A breeding bears in captivity
B encouraging a more humane attitude
C keeping bears in national parks
D enforcing international laws
E buying the speaker’s book
F writing to the United Nations

 

SECTION 4

Question 31 -36

Choose the correct answer A-C

31 The speaker compares a solar eclipse today to a
A religious experience
B scientific event
C popular spectacle

32 The speaker says that the dark spot of an eclipse is
A simple to predict
B easy to explain
C randomly occurring

33 Concerning an eclipse, the ancient Chinese were
A fascinated
B rational
C terrified

34 For the speaker, the most impressive aspect of an eclipse is the
A exceptional beauty of the sky
B chance for scientific study
C effect of the moon on the sun

35 Eclipses occur rarely because of the size of the
A moon
B sun
C earth

36 In predicting eclipses, the Babylonians were restricted by their
A religious attitudes
B inaccurate observations
C limited ability to calculate

Question 37-40

Complete the table.
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Date of eclipseScientistsObservation
1715Halley37 __________ who accurately predicted an eclipse
1868Janssen and LockyerDiscovered 38 __________
1878WatsonBelieved he had found 39 __________
1919EinsteinRealised astronomers had misunderstood 40 __________

Answer Keys

1. 69241121. 40 million
2. Rainbow Communications22. dogs/the dog
3. white23. only ate plants
4. two/2 boxes24. C
5. light blue25. A
6. 10 packs/10 packets26. E
7. (coloured) floppy disks27. B
8. (a/one) wall calendar28. D
9. (a/new) catalogue29. B/E in either order
10. before 11.30 (AM)30. B/E in either order
11. Royal Museum31. C
12. Queen’s Park Road/Rd32. B
13. 10th December/December 10th33. C
14. metal work34. B
15. (garden)vegetables35. A
16. coloured stones36. C
17. (white) paper37. first person
18. Face to Face38. (a)new element/helium
19. pencil drawing39. (the) lost planet/(the) new planet/Vulcan
20. all materials40. gravity
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