IELTS Listening Practice Test 27 -
IELTS Listening Practice Test 27 - Stevenson's Factory, Stoics

IELTS Listening Practice Test 27

Section 4

Questions 31-40
Complete the notes below.
Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer


Stoicism is still relevant today because of its 31 appeal.

Ancient Stoics
• Stoicism was founded over 2,000 years ago in Greece.
• The Stoics’ ideas are surprisingly well known, despite not being intended
for 32

Stoic principles
• Happiness could be achieved by leading a virtuous life.
• Controlling emotions was essential.
• Epictetus said that external events cannot be controlled but the 33 people make in response can be controlled.
• A Stoic is someone who has a different view on experiences which others would consider as 34

The influence of Stoicism
• George Washington organised a 35 about Cato to motivate his men.
• The French artist Delacroix was a Stoic.
• Adam Smith’s ideas on 36 were influenced by Stoicism.
• Some of today’s political leaders are inspired by the Stoics.
• Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
– the treatment for 37 is based on ideas from Stoicism
– people learn to base their thinking on 38
• In business, people benefit from Stoicism by identifying obstacles as 39

Relevance of Stoicism
• It requires a lot of 40 but Stoicism can help people to lead a good life.
• It teaches people that having a strong character is more important than anything else.

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