IELTS Listening Practice Test 12


IELTS Listening Section 4

Questions 31-32

Choose TWO letters A-F
Which two of the following problems are causing concern to educational authorities in the USA?

A differences between rich and poor students
B high numbers dropping out of education
C falling standards of students
D poor results compared with other nationalities
E low scores of overseas students
F differences between rural and urban students

Questions 33-34

Choose TWO letters A-F
According to the speaker, what are two advantages of reducing class sizes?

A more employment for teachers
B improvement in general health of the population
C reduction in number of days taken off sick by teachers
D better use of existing buildings and resources
E better level of education of workforce
F availability of better qualified teachers

Questions 35-40

Complete the table below.
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

StateSchools involvedNumber of students participatingKey findingsProblems
Tennesseeabout 70 schoolsin total 35 significant benefit especially for 36 pupils– lack of agreement on implications of data
California37 schools1.8 millionvery little benefit– shortage of 38 , especially poorer areas
– no proper method for 39 of project
Wisconsin14 schools (with pupils from 40 families)similar results to Tennessee project

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