IELTS Listening Practice Test 9

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SECTION 4

Question 31 -36

Choose the correct answer A-C

31 The speaker compares a solar eclipse today to a
A religious experience
B scientific event
C popular spectacle

32 The speaker says that the dark spot of an eclipse is
A simple to predict
B easy to explain
C randomly occurring

33 Concerning an eclipse, the ancient Chinese were
A fascinated
B rational
C terrified

34 For the speaker, the most impressive aspect of an eclipse is the
A exceptional beauty of the sky
B chance for scientific study
C effect of the moon on the sun

35 Eclipses occur rarely because of the size of the
A moon
B sun
C earth

36 In predicting eclipses, the Babylonians were restricted by their
A religious attitudes
B inaccurate observations
C limited ability to calculate

Question 37-40

Complete the table.
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Date of eclipseScientistsObservation
1715Halley37 who accurately predicted an eclipse
1868Janssen and LockyerDiscovered 38
1878WatsonBelieved he had found 39
1919EinsteinRealised astronomers had misunderstood 40

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