IELTS Listening Practice Test 17

IELTS Listening Section 4

Questions 31-35

Complete the table below.
Use ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Time Perspective
Time ZoneOutlookFeatures & Consequences
PastPositiveRemember good times, e.g. birthdays.
Keep family records, photo albums, etc.
31 Focus on disappointments, failures, bad decisions
PresentHedonisticLive for 32 ; seek sensation; avoid pain
FatalisticLife is governed by 33 , religious beliefs,
social conditions. Life’s path can’t be changed.
Future34 Prefer work to play. Don’t give in to temptation.
FatalisticHave a strong belief in life after death and importance of 35 in life.
Questions 36-40

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

36 We are all present hedonists
A at school
B at birth
C while eating and drinking

37 American boys drop out of school at a higher rate than girls because
A they need to be in control of the way they learn
B they play video games instead of doing school work
C they are not as intelligent as girls

38 Present-orientated children
A do not realise present actions can have negative future effects
B are unable to learn lessons from past mistakes
C know what could happen if they do something bad, but do it anyway

39 If Americans had an extra day per week, they would spend it
A working harder
B building relationships
C sharing family meals

40 Understanding how people think about time can help us
A become more virtuous
B work together better
C identify careless or ambitious people

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