IELTS Listening Practice Test 12 Printable

Section 3

Questions 21-23

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

Effects of weather on mood
21 Phil and Stella’s goal is to ______ the hypothesis that weather has an effect on a person’s mood.
22 They expect to find that ‘good’ weather (weather which is ______ and ______ ) has a positive effect on a person’s mood.
23 Stella defines effect on mood’ as a ______ in the way a person feels.

Questions 24-27

What information was given by each writer?
Choose your answers from the box and write the letters A-F next to Questions 24-27.

24 Vickers
25 Whiteboume
26 Haverton
27 Stanfield

A the benefits of moving to a warmer environment
В the type of weather with the worst effect on mood
C how past events affect attitudes to weather
D the important effect of stress on mood
E the important effect of hours of sunshine on mood
F psychological problems due to having to cope with bad weather

Questions 28-30

Choose THREE letters A-H
Which THREE things do Phil and Stella still have to decide on?

A how to analyse their results
В their methods of presentation
C the design of their questionnaire
D the location of their survey
E weather variables to be measured
F the dates of their survey
G the size of their survey
H the source of data on weather variables

Section 4

Questions 31 -32

Choose TWO letters A-F
Which two of the following problems are causing concern to educational authorities in the USA?

A differences between rich and poor students
В high numbers dropping out of education
C falling standards of students
D poor results compared with other nationalities
E low scores of overseas students
F differences between rural and urban students

Questions 33 -34

Choose TWO letters A-F
According to the speaker, what are two advantages of reducing class sizes?

A more employment for teachers
В improvement in general health of the population
C reduction in number of days taken off sick by teachers
D better use of existing buildings and resources
E better level of education of workforce
F availability of better qualified teachers

Questions 35 -40

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

StateSchools involvedNumber of students participatingKey findingsProblems
Tennesseeabout 70 schoolsin total 35 _____significant benefit especially for 36 _____ pupils– lack of agreement on implications of data
California37 _____ schools1.8 millionvery little benefit– shortage of 38 _____, especially poorer areas
– no proper method for 39 _____ of project
Wisconsin14 schools (with pupils from 40 _____ families)similar results to Tennessee project

Answer Keys

1. 230 South Road21. investigate
2. 1822. sunny (and) warm
3. activities (and/&) workshops23. change
4. 25024. F
5. interactive25. D
6. material(s)26. C
7. insurance27. B
8. publicity28. B
9. programme29. F
10. not available/unavailable30. H
11. A31. A
12. C32. D
13. B33. B
14. A34. E
15. C35. 12000
16. B36. minority
17. E37. all
18. G38. teachers
19. H39. (the) evaluation
20. C40. poor
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