IELTS Listening Practice Test 11


IELTS Listening Section 4

Questions 31-35

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

31 Bilingualism can be defines as having an equal level of communicative in two or more languages.
32 Early research suggested that bilingualism caused problems with and mental development.
33 Early research into bilingualism is now rejected because it did not consider the backgrounds of the children.
34 It is now thought that there is a relationship between bilingualism and cognitive skills in children.
35 Research done by Ellen Bialyslok in Canada now suggests that the effects of bilingualism also apply to .

Questions 36-40

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

36 In Dr Bialystok’s experiment, the subjects had to react according to
A the colour of the square on the screen.
В the location of the square on the screen.
C the location of the shift key on the keyboard.

37 The experiment demonstrated the ‘Simon effect’ because it involved a conflict between
A seeing something and reacting to it.
В producing fast and slow reactions.
C demonstrating awareness of shape and colour.

38 The experiment shows that, compared with the monolingual subjects, the bilingual subjects
A were more intelligent.
В had faster reaction times overall.
C had more problems with the ‘Simon effect’.

39 The results of the experiment indicate that bilingual people may be better at
A doing different types of tasks at the same time.
В thinking about several things at once.
C focusing only on what is needed to do a task.

40 Dr Bialystok’s first and second experiments both suggest that bilingualism may
A slow down the effects of old age on the brain.
В lead to mental confusion among old people.
C help old people to stay in better physical condition

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