IELTS MASTER | IELTS Listening Test 108

IELTS Listening Test 108

Part 1: Questions 1-10
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD OR A NUMBER.

Alex’s Training
Alex completed his training in 2014

About the applicant:
• At first Alex did his training in the (1)  department
• Alex did not have a qualification from school in (2)

• Alex thinks he should have done the diploma in (3)  skills
• Age of other trainees: the youngest was (4)

Benefits of doing training at JPNW:
• Lots of opportunities because of the size of the organization
• Trainees receive the same amount of (5)  as permanent staff
• The training experience increases people’s confidence a lot
• Trainees go to (6)  one day per month
• The company is in a convenient (7)

Advice for interview:
• Do not wear (8)
• Do not be (9)
• Make sure you (10)

Part 2: Questions 11-16
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

The Snow Centre
11. Annie recommends that when cross-country skiing, the visitors should
A get away from the regular trails.
B stop to enjoy views of the scenery.
C go at a slow speed at the beginning.

12. What does Annie tell the group about this afternoon’s dog-sled trip?
A Those who want to can take part in a race.
B Anyone has the chance to drive a team of dogs.
C One group member will be chosen to lead the trail.

13. What does Annie say about the team relay event?
A All participants receive a medal.
B The course is 4 km long.
C Each team is led by a teacher.

14. On the snow-shoe trip, the visitors will
A visit an old gold mine.
B learn about unusual flowers.
C climb to the top of a mountain.

15. The cost of accommodation in the mountain hut includes
A a supply of drinking water.
B transport of visitors’ luggage.
C cooked meals.

16. If there is a storm while the visitors are in the hut, they should
A contact the bus driver.
B wait until the weather improves.
C use the emergency locator beacon.

Questions 17-20

What information does Annie give about skiing on each of the following mountain trails?

Choose FOUR answers from the options below and write the correct letter A-F next to questions 17-20

A it has a good place to stop and rest
B it is suitable for all abilities
C it involves crossing a river
D it demands a lot of skill
E it may be closed in bad weather
F it has some very narrow sections

Mountain trails
17. Highland trail
18. Pine trail
19. Stony trail
20. Loser’s trail

Part 3: Questions 21-26
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

Labels giving nutritional information on food packaging

21. What was Jack’s attitude to nutritional food labels before this project?
A He didn’t read everything on them.
B He didn’t think they were important.
C He thought they were too complicated.

22. Alice says that before doing this project.
A she was unaware of what certain foods contained.
B she was too lazy to read food labels.
C she was only interested in the number of calories.

23. When discussing supermarket brands of pizza, Jack agrees with Alice that
A the list of ingredients is shocking.
B he will hesitate before buying pizza again.
C the nutritional label is misleading.

24. Jack prefers the daily value system to other labelling systems because it is
A more accessible.
B more logical.
C more comprehensive.

25. What surprised both students about one flavour of crisps?
A The percentage of artificial additives given was incorrect.
B The products did not contain any meat.
C The labels did not list all the ingredients.

26. What do the students think about research into the impact of nutritional food labelling?
A It did not produce clear results.
B It focused on the wrong people.
C It made unrealistic recommendations

Questions 27 and 28
Choose TWO letters A-E.

Which TWO things surprised the students about the traffic-light system for nutritional labels?

A its widespread use
B the fact that it is voluntary for supermarkets
C how little research was done before its introduction
D its unpopularity with food manufacturers
E the way that certain colours are used

Questions 29 and 30
Choose TWO letters, A-E

Which TWO things are true about the participants in the study on the traffic-light system?

A They had low literacy levels.
B They were regular consumers of packaged food.
C They were selected randomly.
D They were from all socio-economic groups.
E They were interviewed face-to-face.

Part 4: Questions 31-40
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

The history of coffee
Coffee in the Arab world
• There was small-scale trade in wild coffee from Ethiopia.
• 1522: Coffee was approved in the Ottoman court as a type of medicine.
• 1623: In Constantinople, the ruler ordered the (31)  of every coffee house.

Coffee arrives in Europe (17th century)
• Coffee shops were compared to (32)
• They played an important part in social and (33)  changes.

Coffee and European colonisation
• European powers established coffee plantations in their colonies
• Types of coffee were often named according to the (34)  they came from.
• In Brazil and the Caribbean, most cultivation depended on (35)
• In Java, coffee was used as a form of (36)
• Coffee became almost as important as (37)
• The move towards the consumption of (38)  in Britain did not also take place in the USA.

Coffee in the 19th century
• Prices dropped because of improvements in (39)
• Industrial workers found coffee helped them to work at (40)

1. finance
2. maths
3. business
4. 17
5. holidays/ vacations
6. college
7. location
8. jeans
9. late
10. smile
11. A
12. B
13. A
14. C
15. A
16. B
17. B
18. D
19. A
20. E
21. A
22. A
23. C
24. C
25. B
26. A
27. B
28. C
29. D
30. E
31. destruction
32. university
33. political
34. port(s)
35. slaves/ slavery
36. taxation
37. sugar
38. tea
39. transportation
40. night

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