IELTS Listening Practice Test 2 Printable

IELTS Listening Practice Test 2 Printable

Section 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21 and 22
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
Which TWO hobbies was Thor Heyerdahl very interested in as a youth?
A camping
В climbing
C collecting
D hunting
E reading

Questions 23 and 24
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
Which do the speakers say are the TWO reasons why Heyerdahl went to live on an island?
A to examine ancient carvings
В to experience an isolated place
C to formulate a new theory
D to learn survival skills
E to study the impact of an extreme environment

Questions 25-30
Choose the correct letter, A, В or C.

The Later Life of Thor Heyerdahl

25 According to Victor and Olivia, academics thought that Polynesian migration from the east was impossible due to
A the fact that Eastern countries were far away.
В the lack of materials for boat building.
C the direction of the winds and currents.

26 Which do the speakers agree was the main reason for Heyerdahl’s raft journey?
A to overcome a research setback
В to demonstrate a personal quality
C to test a new theory

27 What was most important to Heyerdahl about his raft journey?
A the fact that he was the first person to do it
В the speed of crossing the Pacific
C the use of authentic construction methods

28 Why did Heyerdahl go to Easter Island?
A to build a stone statue
В to sail a reed boat
C to learn the local language

29 In Olivia’s opinion, Heyerdahl’s greatest influence was on
A theories about Polynesian origins.
В the development of archaeological methodology.
C establishing archaeology as an academic subject.

30 Which criticism do the speakers make of William Oliver’s textbook?
A Its style is out of date.
В Its content is over-simplified.
C Its methodology is flawed.

Section 4

Questions 31-40

Complete the notes below.
Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

The Future of Management

Business markets
• greater 31 _______ among companies
• increase in power of large 32 _______ companies
• rising 33 _______ in certain countries

External influences on businesses
• more discussion with 34 _______ before making business decisions
• environmental concerns which may lead to more 35 _______

Business structures
• more teams will be formed to work on a particular 36 _______
• businesses may need to offer hours that are 37 _______ or the chance to work remotely

Management styles
• increasing need for managers to provide good 38 _______
• changes influenced by 39 _______ taking senior roles
• increase in number among 40 _______ specialists