IELTS Listening Practice Test 14

IELTS Listening Section 4

Questions 31-37

Answer the questions below, write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER.

31 How many English speakers are there around the world today?
32 Aside from French, which other language does the speaker say was more widely spoken than English in the 19th century?
33 Who does the speaker believe will determine the future of English?
34 What is the alternative name for English pidgin and creole languages?
35 What does “longi” mean?
36 According to the speaker, which language has a history which is very similar to English?
37 What kind of languages are Spanish, French, and Italian?

Question 38-40

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.
Write ONE WORD for each answer.

38 The speaker says that Jamaican and South African English
A are very traditional languages.
В have greatly influenced the English language.
C were created very recently.

39 According to the second theory mentioned by the speaker, English
A might lose some of its more complex features in a global level.
В might become even more complicated than it is now.
C might be called ‘Globish’.

40 English is a unique language because
A it has the largest number of speakers in the world.
В it hasn’t changed much throughout human history.
C it’s spoken by a larger number of non-natives than any other language.

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