IELTS Listening Practice Test 15 Printable

Section 3

Questions 21-30

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

Management Scheme Interviews
CarolJames
Interview SubjectManager from 21 ________Manager from 22 ________
How easy it was to schedule the interviewManager had a 23 ________ – rescheduled 3 timesNo issues
Recruitment process24 ________ process: panel interview and trial day – 3 months probationary periodInternal and external recruitment/three individual interviews – 25 ________ probationary period.
Training providedTrainees learn 26 ________ and move up the ladder, starting at the bottomTrainees receive external training and do courses – also sent to 27 ________ for a semester
Length of scheme3 years2 years for full-time/ 28 ________ for part-time
Overall impressionManager friendly and knowledgeable
Scheme very helpful, but not enough 29 ________
Manager eager and friendly
Well-structured scheme, but duration 30 ________

Section 4

Questions 31-33

Complete the sentences below.
Use NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER.

31 There are a few ________ about being a foreign correspondent, but they are the wrong reason to choose it as a career.
32 The dangers of being a foreign correspondent lead to the death of ________ per year.
33 Every journalist needs to possess certain media skills and ________ .

Questions 34-37

What FOUR pieces of advice does the speaker give to aspiring foreign correspondents?

A to assimilate their target country’s culture
B to get work experience around the world
C to travel as much as possible
D to examine the past of their target country
E to learn how to speak impeccable English
F to create an impressive CV before they leave their home country
G to study other languages

Questions 38-40

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

38 Because of recent technological advancements
A international journalism is becoming less common.
B newspapers are loath to hire journalists on a contract.
C newspapers have started to opt for independent foreign correspondents.

39 If foreign correspondents want to earn enough money
A they need to learn how to network.
B they need to have a second job.
C they need to start at the bottom.

40 The speaker’s ex-student found which of the following pieces of advice very useful?
A “You need to remember to renew your passport.”
B “You need to learn how to deal with failure.”
C “You need to remember that failure is inevitable.”

Answer Keys

Listening Section 1
1. Fenton
2. 19th May
3. Yes
4. Mixed breed
5. Pischinger
6. 020 3634 7957
7. 12
8. 8
9. medical history
10 veterinary hours
Listening Section 2
11. beauty and serenity
12. main gate
13. ten weeks
14. film night
15. main hall
16. garden office
17. Peter
18. pavilion
19. canteen
20. study centre
Listening Section 3
21. chain supermarket
22. clothes shop
23. (very) busy schedule
24. rigorous (recruitment)
25. six/6 months
26. on the job
27. Italy or France
28. 5 (years)
29. external training
30. too short
Listening Section 4
31. romantic notions
32. 80/eighty journalists
33. read a lot
34. A
35. C
36. D
37. G
38. C
39. A
40. B
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