IELTS Listening Practice Test 5

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Section 4

Questions 31-32
Complete the notes using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Main focus of lecture: the impact of 31 on the occurrence of dust storms.

Two main types of impact: 1. break up ground surface, e.g. off-road vehicle use
2. remove protective plants, e.g. 32
Questions 33-36
Complete the table using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Name of areaDetails
USA ‘dust bowl’Caused by mismanagement of farmland
Decade renamed the 33
West AfricaSteady rise in dust storms over 20-ear period
ArizonaWorst dust clouds arise from 34
Dust deposits are hazardous to 35
SaharaIncreased wind erosion has occurred along with long-term 36

Questions 37-40
Complete the flow chart using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Intensive 37 in Central Asian Republics
Drop in water in major tributaries
Total volume of water in lake reduced by 38
Increase in wind-blown material
Lake has become more 39
Serious effects on 40 nearby

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