IELTS Listening Practice Test 11 Printable

Section 3

Questions 21-25

Choose the correct answer, A, B or C

Project on work placement

21 The main aim of Dave’s project is to
A describe a policy.
В investigate an assumption.
C identify a problem.

22 Dave’s project is based on schemes in
A schools.
В colleges.
C universities.

23 How many academic organisations returned Dave’s questionnaire?
A 15
В 50
C 150

24 Dave wanted his questionnaires to be completed by company
A Human Resources Managers.
В Line Managers.
C owners.

25 Dr Green wants Dave to provide a full list of
A respondents.
В appendices.
C companies

Questions 26-30

Complete the notes below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Notes on project

Introduction
– improve the 26 ______ of ideas
– include a 27 ______ of ‘Work Placement’
– have separate sections for literature survey and research 28 ______ and methods

Findings
Preparation stage – add summary
29 ______ development – good
Constraints on learning – provide better links to the 30 ______
from research

Section 4

Questions 31-35

Complete the sentences below.
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

31 Bilingualism can be defines as having an equal level of communicative ______ in two or more languages.
32 Early research suggested that bilingualism caused problems with ______ and mental development.
33 Early research into bilingualism is now rejected because it did not consider the ______ and ______ backgrounds of the children.
34
It is now thought that there is a ______ relationship between bilingualism and cognitive skills in children.
35
Research done by Ellen Bialyslok in Canada now suggests that the effects of bilingualism also apply to ______

Questions 36-40

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

36 In Dr Bialystok’s experiment, the subjects had to react according to
A the colour of the square on the screen.
В the location of the square on the screen.
C the location of the shift key on the keyboard.

37 The experiment demonstrated the ‘Simon effect’ because it involved a conflict between
A seeing something and reacting to it.
В producing fast and slow reactions.
C demonstrating awareness of shape and colour.

38 The experiment shows that, compared with the monolingual subjects, the bilingual subjects
A were more intelligent.
В had faster reaction times overall.
C had more problems with the ‘Simon effect’.

39 The results of the experiment indicate that bilingual people may be better at
A doing different types of tasks at the same time.
В thinking about several things at once.
C focusing only on what is needed to do a task.

40 Dr Bialystok’s first and second experiments both suggest that bilingualism may
A slow down the effects of old age on the brain.
В lead to mental confusion among old people.
C help old people to stay in better physical condition

Answer Keys

1. B21. B
2. A22. C
3. C23. A
4. bus station24. B
5. £45025. A
6. noisy26. organisation
7. Hills Avenue27. definition
8. dining room28. aims
9. (very) modern29. Key Skills
10. quiet30. evidence
11. Sundays31. proficiency
12. 199832. learning
13. 100000/a hundred thousand33. social (and) economic
14. government34. positive
15. research35. adults
16. Conference Centre/Center36. A
17. information desk37. A
18. bookshop38. B
19. King Library/King’s Library39. C
20. stamp display40. A
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