IELTS Listening Practice Test 26 Printable

Section 3

Questions 21-23

Choose THREE tetters, A-G.
Which THREE factors does Marco’s tutor advise him to consider when selecting a course?

A possibility of specialisation
B relevance to future career
C personal interest
D organisation of course
E assessment methods
F range of topics
G reputation of lecturer
Questions 24-27

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.
24 Why does Marco’s tutor advise him to avoid the Team Management course?
A It will repeat work that Marco has already done.
B It is intended for students at a lower level than Marco.
C It may take too much time to do well.

25 Why does Marco want to do a dissertation?
A He thinks it will help his future career.
B He would like to do a detailed study.
C He has already done some work for it.

26 What does Marco’s tutor think about the dissertation outline?
A The topic is too narrow to be useful.
B The available data may be unsuitable.
C The research plan is too complicated.

27 What does Marco decide to do about his dissertation?
A contact potential interviewees
B change to another topic
C discuss it with Professor Briggs

Questions 28-30

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

Practical details
28 A first draft of the dissertation should be completed by the end of _____
29 The dissertation should be registered with the _____of the department.
30 Marco should get a copy of the statistics software from the ______

Section 4

Questions 31-33

Complete the notes below.
Write ONE WORD ONL Yfor each answer.

The Tiger Shark
• Origin of name: its dark bands
• Size: 6.5 metres (maximum)
• Preferred habitat: near to the 31 ______
• Typical food: other sea creatures but also 32 ______ produced by humans
• Raine Island area: studies show tiger sharks are mainly found here during
the 33 ______ (when turtles are nesting)
Questions 34-38

Complete the flow-chart below.
Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Pieces of 34 _____ were attached to lines as bait
The lines were 35 _____ regularly
The hooked shark was brought to the 36 _____ and secured
The shark was measured and tagged, and tissue removed for research
Larger sharks: an acoustic tag was fitted or a 37 _____ was attached
The shark was 38 _____ and could be tracked
Questions 39, 40

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.
39 The purpose of the research was to understand the tiger sharks’
A reproductive patterns.
B migration patterns.
C feeding patterns.

40 Observations showed that, in general, tiger sharks
A change depths frequently.
B usually avoid the surface of the water.
C often spend long periods on the ocean floor.

Answer Keys

Listening Section 1
1. (the) 26th
2. 7.00
3. circle
4. A21 -/to (A)24
5. Mastercard
6. 3290 5876 4401 2899
7. Whitton
8. 42 South
9. SW2 5GE
10. headphones/earphones
Listening Section 2
11. D
12. F
13. I
14. B
15. E
16. A
17. G
18. arm band
19. an ambulance/ambulances
20. yellow ticket(s)
Listening Section 3
21-23. (IN ANY ORDER)
B, D, F
24. A
25. B
26. C
27. A
28. March
29. secretary
30. computer office
Listening Section 4
31. coast(s)/shore
32. garbage/rubbish/waste
33. summer
34. fish
35. checked
36. boat
37. camera
38. released/freed
39. B
40. A
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