IELTS Listening Practice Test 25 Printable

Section 3

Questions 21-24

Choose the correct answer A, B or C
21 According to John, what is the main advantage of space exploration?
A To supply resources for use on Earth.
B To find out more about the origins of our planet.
C To establish a colony for humans if Earth becomes uninhabitable.

22 According to the speakers, why can’t robots be sent into space instead of humans?
A They cannot operate for long enough.
B They are too expensive to build.
C They are too reliant on humans.

23 What are we told about the space technology currently used?
A It can be unreliable.
B It is based on old technology.
C It is becoming cheaper to produce.

24 What is the biggest problem in sending robots to Mars?
A the distance
B the atmosphere
C the extreme temperatures

Questions 25-30

Who expresses the following opinions?
A John
B Susan
C Both John and Susan

25 We should plan a trip to Mars even though it may not happen soon. __
26 We may eventually colonise Mars. __
27 The soil on Mars is highly toxic. __
28 The soil on Mars contains materials we could use. __
29 Spaceships cannot be totally protected from radiation. __
30 It is possible that humans could form a base on Mars. __

Section 4

Questions 31-40

Complete the notes below using NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER.

The history of dentistry

Early history
The earliest reference to problems with teeth was in 31 ______
The ancient Sumerians called problems with teeth ‘tooth 32 ______
There is 33 ______ to show that the Chinese used dental treatments.

Remedies and treatment
An old text from 34 ______ reveals medical practices from 1700 to 1500 BC. The
text refers to the use of 35 ______ and 36 ______ to relieve toothache.
In the fifth century BC a Greek 37 ______ noted the beginnings of specialisation
in medicine.
A Greek doctor was the first to 38 ______ problem teeth.
In Europe during the 39 ______, doctors performed dentistry in people’s homes.
A dentist from France is said to have founded 40 ______ dentistry.

Answer Keys

Listening Section 1
1. Alex/Alexandra
2. 3/three
3. 8(th) November/November 8(th)/8.11/11.8
4. 5/five
5. 108 Park Road
6. grandmother
7. sleeping/falling asleep
8. dress/get dressed
9. Monday (and) Tuesday
10. 4.00/4:00/4pm/four o’clock
Listening Section 2
11. hobby
12. car
13. kitchen
14. presents/gifts
15. elderly
16. projects
17. Internet
18. library
19. active/busy
20. 12/twelve
Listening Section 3
21. B
22. C
23. B
24. A
25. A
26. A
27. C
28. C
29. B
30. C
Listening Section 4
31. 5000 BC
32. worms
33. historical evidence
34. ancient Egypt
35. olive oil / onions
36. onions / olive oil
37. historian
38. extract
39. Middle Ages
40. modern
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