IELTS Listening Practice Test 15

IELTS Listening Section 4

Questions 31-33

Complete the sentences below.

31 There are a few about being a foreign correspondent, but they are the wrong reason to choose it as a career.
32 The dangers of being a foreign correspondent lead to the death of per year.
33 Every journalist needs to possess certain media skills and .

Questions 34-37

What FOUR pieces of advice does the speaker give to aspiring foreign correspondents?

A to assimilate their target country’s culture
B to get work experience around the world
C to travel as much as possible
D to examine the past of their target country
E to learn how to speak impeccable English
F to create an impressive CV before they leave their home country
G to study other languages

Questions 38-40

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

38 Because of recent technological advancements
A international journalism is becoming less common.
В newspapers are loath to hire journalists on a contract.
C newspapers have started to opt for independent foreign correspondents.

39 If foreign correspondents want to earn enough money
A they need to learn how to network.
В they need to have a second job.
C they need to start at the bottom.

40 The speaker’s ex-student found which of the following pieces of advice very useful?
A “You need to remember to renew your passport.”
В “You need to learn how to deal with failure.”
C “You need to remember that failure is inevitable.”

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