IELTS Listening Practice Test 27 Printable -
IELTS Listening Practice Test 27 Printable - Stevenson's Factory, Stoicism

IELTS Listening Practice Test 27 Printable

Section 3

Questions 21 and 22
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
Which TWO parts of the introductory stage to their art projects do Jess and Tom agree were useful?

A the Bird Park visit
B the workshop sessions
C the Natural History Museum visit
D the projects done in previous years
E the handouts with research sources
Questions 23 and 24
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
In which TWO ways do both Jess and Tom decide to change their proposals?

A by giving a rationale for their action plans
B by being less specific about the outcome
C by adding a video diary presentation
D by providing a timeline and a mind map
E by making their notes more evaluative
Questions 25-30
Which personal meaning do the students decide to give to each of the following pictures?
Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-H, next to Questions 25-30.

Personal meanings
A a childhood memory
B hope for the future
C fast movement
D a potential threat
E the power of colour
F the continuity of life
G protection of nature
H a confused attitude to nature

25 Falcon (Landseer)
26 Fish hawk (Audubon)
27 Kingfisher (van Gogh)
28 Portrait of William Wells
29 Vairumati (Gauguin)
30 Portrait of Giovanni de Medici

Section 4

Questions 31-40
Complete the notes below.
Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer


Stoicism is still relevant today because of its 31 ______ appeal.

Ancient Stoics
• Stoicism was founded over 2,000 years ago in Greece.
• The Stoics’ ideas are surprisingly well known, despite not being intended
for 32 ______

Stoic principles
• Happiness could be achieved by leading a virtuous life.
• Controlling emotions was essential.
• Epictetus said that external events cannot be controlled but the
33 ______ people make in response can be controlled.
• A Stoic is someone who has a different view on experiences which others would
consider as 34 ______

The influence of Stoicism
• George Washington organised a 35 ______ about Cato to motivate his men.
• The French artist Delacroix was a Stoic.
• Adam Smith’s ideas on 36 ______ were influenced by Stoicism.
• Some of today’s political leaders are inspired by the Stoics.
• Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
– the treatment for 37 ______ is based on ideas from Stoicism
– people learn to base their thinking on 38 ______
• In business, people benefit from Stoicism by identifying obstacles as 39 ______

Relevance of Stoicism
• It requires a lot of 40 ______ but Stoicism can help people to lead a good life.
• It teaches people that having a strong character is more important than anything else.

Answer Keys

Listening Section 1
1. egg
2. tower
3. car
4. animals
5. bridge
6. movie/film
7. decorate
8. Wednesdays
9. Fradstone
10. parking
Listening Section 2
11. C
12. A
13. B
14. C
15. H
16. C
17. G
18. B
19. I
20. A
Listening Section 3
21&22 C, E
23&24 B, E
25. D
26. C
27. A
28. H
29. F
30. G
Listening Section 4
31. practical
32. publication
33. choices
34. negative
35. play
36. capitalism
37. depression
38. logic
39. opportunity
40. practice / practise

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