IELTS Listening Practice Test 10 Printable

Section 3

Questions 21-25

What instructions were the students given about their project?

A they must do this
B they can do this if they want to
C they can’t do this

Write the correct letter A, B or C next to Questions 21-25.

21 Choose a writer from a list provided __
22 Get biographical information from the Internet __
23 Study a collection of poems __
24 Make a one-hour video __
25 Refer to key facts in the writer’s life __

Questions 26-30

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

Other requirements for the project

• extract chosen from the author’s work must reflect the 26 ________ and ________ of the author.
• students must find sound effects and 27 ________ to match the texts they choose.
• students must use a 28 ________ of computer software programs to make the video.
• students must include information about the 29 ________ of all material.

Criteria for assessment
• completion of all components – 25%
30 ________ (must represent essence of author’s work) – 50%
• artistic and technical design of video – 25%

Section 4

Question 31 -33

Choose the correct answer, A-C

31 ‘Extremophiles’ are life forms that can live in
A isolated areas.
B hostile conditions.
C new habitats.

32 The researchers think that some of the organisms they found in Antarctica are
A new species.
B ancient colonies.
C types of insects.

33 The researchers were the first people to find life forms in Antarctica
A in the soil.
B under the rock surface.
C on the rocks.

Question 34 -40

Complete the sentences below.
Write ONE WORD for each answer.

How the extremophiles survive
34
Access to the sun’s heat can create a ________ for some organisms.
35
The deeper the soil, the higher the ________  of salt.
36
Salt can protect organisms against the effects of ________ , even at very low temperatures.
37
All living things must have access to ________  water.
38
Salt plays a part in the process of ________ , which prevents freezing.
39
The environment of ________  is similar to the dry valleys of Antarctica.
40
This research may provide evidence of the existence of extraterrestrial life forms and their possible ________  on other planets.

Answer Keys

Listening Section 1
1. 75 cm/centimetres
2. wood
3. 15 pounds/ fifteen pounds/£15
4. cream
5. adjustable
6. cupboard
7. doors
8. 95 pounds/ninety-five pounds/£95
9. Blake
10. B
Listening Section 2
11. café
12. 7.30 (p. m.)/seven thirty
13. (the) disabled
14. birds
15. (art) exhibitions
16. abstract
17. designer
18. portraits
19. two/2 years
20. photographs/photos
Listening Section 3
21. A
22. C
23. B
24. C
25. B
26. interests (and) style (in either order)
27. visuals
28. range
29. source(s)
30. content
Listening Section 4
31. B
32. B
33. A
34. microclimate
35. concentration
36. frost
37. liquid
38. supercooling
39. Mars
40. locations
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