IELTS General Training Listening Practice Test 02 with Transcript & Answer Key

IELTS General Training Listening Practice Test 01 (1)
IELTS General Training Listening Practice Test 02

SECTION 1 Questions 1-11


Questions 1-5
Complete the form below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER for each answer.

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Questions 6-8
Circle the correct letter A-C.
[6] What time should Annetta finish work in the hamburger shop?
A 7.00 pm
B 3.00 am
C 11.00 pm

{7] What is the problem with Annetta’s pay at the hamburger shop?
A the pay is too much
B the pay is late
C the pay isn’t correct

(8] How many children will Annetta have to look after?
A two boys and a girl
B two boys and two girls
C two girls and a boy

Questions 9-11
Label the map, choosing your answers from the list below.
Write the correct letters A-E on the map.

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SECTION 2 Questions 12-21

Questions 12-14
Circle the correct letter A-C.
[12] The excursion is being organised for…
A all students.
B overseas students.
C new students.
[13] How far is it from the college to Ironbridge?
A 59 kilometres
B 55 kilometres
C 50 kilometres
[14] Students going on the excursion should look at the list and…
A print their name, telephone number, student number and tick if they have a car.
B print their telephone number and sign their name.
C print their name and tick if they have a car.

Questions 15-16
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS OR NUMBERS for each answer.
[15] If students do not like eating meat, can they get a cheap meal at the restaurant in
Ironbridge?
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[16] What time must the students arrive to catch the bus?
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Question 17
Circle the correct letter A – D

[17] Which building is the bus garage?

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Questions 18 – 21
Write NO MORE THAN FOUR WORDS OR NUMBERS for each answer

[18] Name THREE things that Pamela Sutcliffe recommends the students take on the excursion.

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[19] Where will students find details in writing on Monday?
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[20] Why is Ironbridge famous?
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|21] Which three of the following famous tourist sights are mentioned?
Write the correct letters A-H.
A Great Wall of China
B Angkor Wat
C Grand Canyon
D Pyramids
E Taj Mahal
F Mt. Kilimanjaro
G Leaning Tower of Pisa
H Great Barrier Reef

SECTION 3 Questions 22-30

Questions 22-26
Look at this notice detailing the students’ work experience placements. Write NO CHANGE if
the information has NOT changed or WRITE IN THE CHANGES.

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Questions 27 – 30

Complete Gordon’s notes about his work experience placement using NO MORE THAN THREE
WORDS OR A NUMBER.

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SECTION 4 Questions 31 – 40


Questions 31 – 34

Choose T for “True” or F for “False”

[31] One of the main points of the talk is to save money.                                T          F
[32] She thinks students should do more housework.                                     T          F
[33] She argues that plastic containers won’t biodegrade quickly.                T          F
[34] She warns that asthma sufferers should be careful with her recipes.   T          F

Questions 35-37
Circle the correct letter A-C.
[35] To remove tea or coffee stains you should use…
A bicarbonate of soda.
B a vacuum cleaner.
C milk.

(36) If you burn your saucepan accidentally, you should.
A give it to a friend.
B wipe it with vinegar.
C put vinegar and salt in it and boil it.

[37] If you scratch wooden furniture, you can remove the marks using…
A a salt mixture.
B sesame oil.
C olive oil and vinegar.
Questions 38-40
Complete the notes on the bottle label Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

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ANSWER KEY FOR IELTS LISTENING PRACTICE TEST 2

Section 1
1. Johnstone
2. 126
3. 0414 847 749
4. (about) 10
5. (Uncle’s) shop (work)
6. c
7. B
8. c
9. A
10. E
11. c

Section 2
12. C
13. B
W. A
15. yes
16. 9:15 am
17. C
18. umbrella/backpack/ camera/snacks/drinks
(any three sing, or pi)
19. (on) noticeboard/(in) mail box
20. first iron bridge
21. C D H (all 3 required for 1 mark)

Section 3
22. no change
23. Monday 12th Match
24. (Wednesday)
afternoons
25. no change
26. Wednesday mornings
(21st March)
27. 9 (and) 1
28. company (first)
(then college)
29. 30%
30. diagrams (and) flow
charts

Section 4
31. T
32. F
33. T
34. F
35. A
36. C
37. C
38. boiling water
39. rub
40. excess

TRANSCRIPT FOR IELTS GENERAL LISTENING PRACTICE TEST 2

Section 1
A conversation between tw first year university students and an officer from the Student Union Employment Service
A Hi Bill This is my friend Charlotte. She’s doing first year Science too.
B Pleased to meet you Charlotte. Annetta told me you want some part-time work. Now I just have to complete your details on the computer…um..what’s your surname?
C Johnstone
B with an ‘e’?
C Yes. J-Q.H-N S-T-O-M-E
B I know that you live in the Heathfield Street student residence, but I can’t remember the street number there.
C It’s 126.
B 1-2-6… good. And the phone number?
C Well actually I newt give people that number because sometimes nobody answers or they forget to pass on the messages; so I bought a mobile phone yesterday, but I can’t remember the number. I think its 0414 847 748, HI just check, ……no, sorry, not 748 its 749.
B 0-4-1-4 8-4-7 7-4-9?
C Yes that’s right, I must try and remember it.
B And what sort of work are you looking for?
C Well anything really I suppose, though it depends when it is. I’d rather work during the day if that’s possible.
B How many hours a week were you thinking of?
C Oh I’m not sure, maybe about ten. But I need to keep at least two days a week free for study.
B Do you have arty work experience?
C Not much, though I used to help in mv Uncle’s shop when I was at school.
B OK Well I’ll put it in, but we don’t usually get shop work. What about gardening?
C Td rather not, everything I touch dies! What other kinds of work are there?
B Well there’s a lot of demand for house cleaning, fast food preparation and kitchen work and pizza delivery, if you’ve held a driving licence for twelve months.
C I’m not sure. Can I have a look at the vacancies while you talk to Annetta?
(Pause)
Charlotte looks at the vacancies while Annetta talks to Bill.
A Bill, I’d like to change my job.
B You’re at the Hamburger Express on the High St aren’t you? What’s the problem?
A Well I never know what hours Fra going to work, t start at ?pm and I’m supposed to finish at 11pm but sometimes they keep me until 2 or 3 am.
B Yes that is a bit late if you have to make a 9am lecture the next day!
A And the other thing is the pay. They’re supposed to pay me on Thursdays, but they never pay me on the correct day, often not until Friday 0r Saturday. A few weeks ago I had to wait until Sunday! They said theii son was sick so they couldn’t get to the bank, but they’re always making excuses.
Yes that doesn’t sound too good. Would you be interested in pizza delivery? You need to have a driving licence.
Yes I’ve got a licence, but I think I’d like to change from working in the evening. Are there any day jobs available?
Well as I told Charlotte there are several cleaning and gardening vacancies…….er… and this childcare job that just came in this morning. Do you like children?
Yes I do actually. What’s the job? let’s have a look. ‘Collect the boy aged four from the primary school at three fifteen.’ You take them home and look after them. The parents will be home by seven.
That sounds quite good. What about the pay?
It’s the same as you’re earning now, four houn a day, Monday to Friday, so twenty hours a week. You need to contact Mrs. Alicia Thompson. Her phone number is 9104 5629, and she lives in Springfield.
I’ve never been to Springfield. I hope I don’t get lost.
Don’t worry, it sounds quite straightforward. Let’s have a look at the street directory. The Thompsons live here in Tulip St, number 252, so you catch the 631 bus, get off here next to the Post Office in Daisy Terrace. Walk past the Post Office to the comer, and on the opposite comer is the kindergarten. Then walk down. Daffodil Place and cross over to the Primary School. Then keep going down Daffodil Place to the comer and turn right into Tulip St.

Section 2
An Overseas Student Officer talking to some new students about arrangements for an excursion to Ironbridge, in England.
Hello everyone, my name is Pamela Sutcliffe and most of you already know that Ira the Overseas Student Officer here at Salopian Technical College. Next Tuesday, the 28th September, we have arranged an excursion for all new students, to the important historical town of Ironbridge. We are hoping you’ll all come because not only is the history of Ironbridge very important and interesting, but also an excursion like this is a relaxed and fun way
to get to know each other. Ironbridge is about fifty-five Iriloraglies from here and we’ll be travelling by the college bus which holds 40 people. If there are more than that well bring a couple of staff cars as well, though I might ask you to indicate on the list if you have a car and would be willing to take a couple of passengers. The list I’m referring to is up there on the student notice board, and if you would like to come on Tuesday would you please add your name as soon as possible. By the way could you please print your name clearly -1 know some people have wonderful signatures but often I’m afraid I can’t read them which can cause problems. So if we need extra column next to your name? Could you also add your student number and your telephone number, just in case there are any last minute changes and we have to contact you. The other information I need to give you is about lunch. There’s a very nice little restaurant in Ironbridge, which gives a 15% discount to the college when we bring groups. That means lunch is usually no problem for those of you on special diets. But if you prefer to eat your own food that’s Fine too, either on the bus or in the park. But Td encourage you to try the restaurant. Now talking of costs I should ted you that the bus will only cost you £10, and if you bring youi car well pay for the petrol, so you
get a free trip in return fot driving there. Will you please sign up by Saturday at 6pm at the latest, the list is closed after that We will depart at 9.30am sharp on Tuesday momina, so please make sure that you arrive at least IS minutes before so that you can find a seat and get settled on the bus.
(Pause)
The college bus garage is behir.d the engineering workshop. Its building, then walk east down the Avenue until you net to the childcare centre on voui left, and then turn left and walk past the Cross over Central Square and opposite you is the engineering workshop. Walk around to tte back and you Tlsefi the to, Please wear comfortable shoes as we’ll be walking around lronbridge and be on our feet for most of the day. Wear a warm jacket and you might like 😮 bring an um’arella and a backpack to put them in if the weather’s warm and sunny, which we hope it will be, but of course we can’t guarantee that! Certainly bring your cameras and any snacks or drinks for the bus journey there and back, which should take about an hour and a half each way.
You should all check the notice board on Monday and we’ll also put a note in vour mailbox to confirm arrangements, so don’t forget to check it. Now why are we visiting Ironbricge? Well lronbridge (as the name suggests) has got the origir.al iron bridge – that is the first ever iron bridce in the world! It was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, and for 40 years it led the world – as Britain changed from an agricultural society into an industrial
one. It’s hard to imagine today that this pretty, sleepy little tourist town was one of the most important places in England for over a century. Just imagine, 209 years ago, people from all over Europe and even North America came to lronbridge to team about what was then the latest technology! Today it is listed as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations, as they consider the unique collection of industrial monuments rank it alongside the Grand Canyon, the Pyramids and the Great Barrie: Reef. One place that’s fun tc visit is Blist Hill, which is a reconstruction of a small Victorian industrial town, where people are working and living as they did a hundred years ago. I hope you’ll enjoy the day – it’s been a very popular excursion
in previous years, so Tin looking forward to going again next Tuesday. Now don’t forget to put your name on the list as soon as possible……..

Section 3
A group of students, Henry, Jo, Nancy and Gordon, discussing changes to their work experience placement arrangements
H Look there’s the notice that Professor Jones told us he’d be putting up confirming the details of our work experience placements.
J But I thought that was already arranged
H No, he said he’d have to check with the companies that the days we preferred were OK for them – let’s see if any have changed. Theresa’s not h«e today, but her name’s first – it says the Uni Bookshop, Friday mornings, starting on the 23rd March, so nothing’s changed. I’ll let her know.
Jo What about Manuel? He’s not here either. Is he still going to the music store in the High St?
K If it’s Mainly Music, yes he’s still down for that, on Friday afternoons, starting on the 9th.
J Umm., the day’s different – it’s changed from Tuesday mornings, but that’s OK, HI teU him. He’ll really enjoy listening to music all day!
H How where’s my name….Henry….here it is….I’m going to The Beauty Shop, and I said I preferred Thursday afternoons…oh good, that seems OK and my start date hasn’t changed either.
Jo, what day did you opt for?
Jo I’m going to Highway Hotels on Monday mornings.
J Oh has that beer changed? OK I was scheduled to start the week before, ni iust make a note of that.
N What about me, Henry? Have I still got the Explore Travel Service on Wednesday mornings?
H Just a minute, where’s your name? Uh let’s see……….Nancy. OK here it is. Explore Travel on Wednesdays, ves …but afternoons and starting date is Wednesday 14th March. Has the datechanced?
N No not the date, iust the tune, which is fine – 111 get to sleep in!
H You lazy thing Nancy! Chris’s name is next on the list. Gorgeous Gowns Fashions, what a name!
H Yes it sounds good, doesn’t it? I’m hoping he’ll bring me some
N OK, I’ll tell him when I see him tonight that his arrangements haven’t changed.
J Gordon, what about you?
G I chose that software company that makes computer games, I can’t remember its name, but I asked for Tuesday afternoons.
J Oh yes, here it is Gaines to Go on Wednesday mornings…there’s a note here saving they have their weekly staff meetings on Tuesday afternoons, so that wouldn’t be much vse to von. That’s why they’ve changed it to Wednesdays, starting on 21st March, so you can see their working set up.
G OK I’m glad they’ve changed it. I don’t think I’d want to sit through a meeting every week!
(Pause)
Can someone remind me what time we have to get to our placement in the afternoons?
J It says here “mornings start at 9am and afternoon sessions at 1pm”
G Oh that’s a shame. I thought Professor Jones was going to change it to 9.30am and l.30pm.
J Yes he did say that he’d try to make it later, but obviously that wasn’t possible
6 By the way, just in case, what happens if we’re ill or something and can’t make it? Do we phone the college or the place we’re going to?
N I think we have to phone the tommy first and then the college. Didn’t you get the information sheet about work experience at our list seminar?
G No I missed it because I had to go to the dentist. What else did it say?
N Well we have to do a total of 24 hours altogether, so if we miss one of the arranged sessions we have to organise another time to make up the hours. And he gave us details of the presentation we haw to give, about our work experience.
G Oh really, what do we have to do?
3 In week 10 we each have to give a presentation to the class about the company we’ve been with. It’s 30% of our final mark foi this subject, so it’s going to be a lot of work!
N Yes he’s expecting us to do a lot of research while we’re there, so that we can outline the history of the company, its management structure, number of employees, other branches etc.
3 And he said we should use lots of visuals such as diagrams and flow charts during the presentation.
H Yes, and we should also include what we did each week, the different departments of the company or positions that we observed, and try to relate what we saw to our studies so fax. He gave examples like managex»ent style, accounting systems, information technology, and so on.
6 You were right. It sounds like lots of work!

Section 4
A talk from a member of the Conservation Society about ‘green cleaning’

Good morning everyone. It’s a pleasure to be here as a representative of the Conservation Society, to talk to you about “Green Cleaning”, in other words about ways you can help to save the environment at the same time as saving money. I’ll start with saving money – as we’re all interested in that,
especially students who are living on a tight budget. Probably none of you has sat down and calculated how much you spend on cleaning products each year – everything from dishwashing detergent, window cleaners and so on through to shampoos and conditioners for your hair, and then those disasters • products to get stains out of carpets, or to rescue burnt saucepans. I can see some nods of agreement, even if you don’t spend a lotjf
time on housework you’d end up spending quite a lot of money over a period of time, wouldn’t you? We can save money on products and also use products which are cheap, biodegradable and harmless to the environment – these I will call ‘green’ products. Unfortunately most cleaning products on sale commercially are none of these, and many of our waterways and oceans are polluted with bleach, dioxins, phosphates and artificial colourings and perfumes. Also, think how many plastic bottles each household throws away over a year – they will still around in land-fill when you are grandparents! So we often feel there s nothing we can do to mate a difference, but we can. he actual ‘recipes’ are on handouts you MU tike at the end of the talk The sorts of ingredients I’m referring to are things like bicarbonate of soda, eucalyptus oil, ammonia, vinegar, lemons, pure soap. Lastly many people find they’re allergic to modem products, so for all you asthma sufferers keep listening. Nothing in these recipes should cause you any problems, an end to itching and wheezing!
(Pause)
So lets start with spills and stains. Soda water is wonderful as an immediate stain remover: mop up the excess spill don’t rub but apply soda water immediately – its great for tea, coffee, wine. beer and milk – as is salt or bicarbonate of soda, which will absorb the stain – then vacuum when dry and shampoo if necessary.
While we are talking about disasters lets quickly look at some otheis that can bệ avoided. Bicarbonate of soda is wonderful for removing smells, especially in the fridge – an open box in the fridge wiU eliminate smells for up to three months. And those terrible burnt saucepans? Either sprinkle with om good friend bicarb attain and leave it to stand, or ewer with vinegar and a Laver of cooking salt.
Bring it to the boil and simmer for ten minutes, then wash when cool. Much cheaper than a new saucepan! Then there are heat rings on wooden furniture. Simply mb with a nurture of salt and olive oil, or for scratched furniture use olive oil and vinegar- Now lets look at general cleaning – first the floors. If your floor covering is made of slate, cork or ceramic tiles or lino it probably only needs a mop or a scrub with vinegar in a bucket of water.
Carpets can be shampooed using a combination of pure soap, washing soda, cloudy ammonia and some boiling water. You put a small amount of this mixture onto the mark on the carpet, rub with a cloth until it lathers and then wipe off the excess. A smelly carpet can be deodorized by sprinkling bicarbonate of soda on the surface, leaving overnight and vacuuming off the next day. Cleaning in the kitchen, bathroom and toilet, is the next section…..

 

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