IELTS Listening Practice Test 18

Section 2

Questions 11-15

You are going to hear a speech given at a poetry award ceremony.
Complete the sentences below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.
11 Antonia Watson’s parents instituted the Antonia Watson Memorial Poetry Award in .
12 The Antonia Watson Memorial Poetry Award’s second prize is £ .
13 Thomas is one of Antonia Watson’s .
14 The name of the first poem Antonia Watson published was .
15 After her grandfather passed away, Antonia suffered from .

Questions 16-18

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

16 Between 1999 and 2003, Antonia
A wrote a few theatre plays and painted self-portraits.
B published several poems in her college’s journal.
C remained ardent about poetry despite her break from writing.

17 The speaker and Antonia met in Sheffield, where
A they both studied English Literature at the University of Sheffield.
B they shared a room in a centrally located flat for a year.
C they became friends with each other despite having no common friends.

18 Antonia’s self-published poem collection
A was named after a poem about her birthday.
B was released a few months before her death in 2005.
C led to her signing a contract with a literary agent

Questions 19-20

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

The Antonia Watson Memorial Poetry Award has dealt with a variety of themes over the years, all falling under the scope of a general theme reflecting Antonia’s personal belief that all humans are 19 . Next year’s competition is no exception, with its theme of 20 .

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