IELTS MASTER | IELTS Listening Test 115

IELTS Listening Test 115

Part 1: Questions 1-6
Complete the notes below using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Dominic’s summer sport camp

Dominic can join a group for children between 11 and 13 years. This won’t have children too old for him.

The sports coaching is done by sports science students, who are supervised by (1) with more experience. All staff have an enhanced police check and company training. They are also trained in (2) and there is a hospital nearby.

Dominic will need warm clothing and changes of clothing in case of bad weather. If weather is bad, everyone will move into the (3) of Wentmount School.

Sessions – Morning, afternoon or both. Dominic can do both and make some new friends.

Food – Give Dominic a packed lunch or he can join the group lunches.

Group lunches – Basic starter, hot main course, (4) to finish with.

Dominic will need his sports equipment that he wants to bring and some (5) for between meals.

Timings – Morning session – 9.30 am – 12 midday
Afternoon session – 1.30 pm – (6)
Children must be picked up by 5 pm

Questions 7-10
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

7. Dominic’s favorite sport is
A cricket
B swimming
C football

8. Mrs. Davis says that the instructors should know that
A Dominic’s legs are weak
B Dominic will have to go to hospital at the start of the summer
C Dominic broke his arm during the winter

9. The first week of the camp, Dominic will
A be picked up by his mother
B go home by bus
C walk home with friends

10. To keep Dominic’s reserved place on the sport camp, Mrs. Davis has to return the form
A within two weeks
B the next day
C within a week

Part 2: Questions 11-15
Which situation matches each advice?

Choose your answer from the list below and write correct letter A-I next to questions 11-15.

11. Your bicycle has been stolen
12. You are worried that someone is following you
13. You have bought a car
14. Your house is broken into, but your bank cards are not taken
15. You need to throw away some documents that have sensitive information

A Cancel your bank cards
B Establish a security routine
C Find a secure storage place for your bank cards
D Go to a nearby shop and explain what has happened
E Make sure a photo and description goes to the police
F Hide behind a nearby car
G Burn them
H Buy a paper shredder
I Search the nearby area

Questions 16-20
Complete the sentences below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

16. is what allows cell phone thieves to succeed.

17. Pickpockets like stealing in busy so be extra aware in these places.

18. People leaving subway stations often have their cell phones stolen when they look to see if they have a

19. People should consult their to find out how to switch on the security features available on their cell phones.

20. If your cell phone is stolen, the police have to know more than its and color if they are to get it back to you.

Part 3: Questions 21-25
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

The Kenyan Flower Industry

The Kenyan flower industry is Kenya’s largest after (21) and tea has increased by 31% over the last 5 years. Originally started to contribute to British East Africa’s (22) it continued to flourish after independence due to its geographical position and variety of climate conditions.

Economic advantages, such as beneficial (23) have kept costs low and good logistics have been set up to service world flower markets. Labour and energy costs are also low and there is no (24) on European exports from Kenya.

Floriculture is Kenya’s 2nd highest foreign exchange earner and it generates plenty of (25) for Kenya’s public economy – 50,000 to 70,000 people are employed directly and 1.5 million people indirectly.

Questions 26-30
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Problems and criticisms

Workforce disputes– not wholly resolved yet
High oil prices– increased (26)………………costs
Heavy rains – extended droughts– affected the crop size
Competition– mostly from countries on or near the equator
– biggest competitors – the Netherlands, Ecuador and Ethiopia
– competition getting fiercer due to the numbers of roses, produced and better (27)…………………from the competition
Sustainability– wages are often too low – workers have a problem with poor disposable income
– trade unions are discouraged
Water usage– 1 rose’s water footprints is 7-13 litres
– there has been a very large water export within flowers out of the country
– lakes have declined in level and (28)……………….
Pollution– in local lakes
– large producers initially blamed but it’s now proved that small holders are also to blame
– the nutrient load in lakes is too high
– attempts at improvement by increasing the price of (29)……………….and other regulatory measures
Outdated farm methods– improving situation
– more organic ways of (30)………………………are being used
– more water recycling and waster disposal systems in participating farms have led to long term cost savings

(26)                    (27)
(28)                    (29)

Part 4: Questions 31-37
Complete the flow chart below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Growing Cotton
Planting – seeds planted at a fixed depths and (31)……………………. Seedlings sprout after around a week or two, depending on temperature and moisture
Weed control – weeds can affect yields. Addressed with close cultivation and seeds planted deep into (32)……………….weeds high and dry. Herbicides are also used
Insect management – insects can destroy the crop – some plants compensate by producing more (33)……………………. The plants are protected by evaluated chemicals and modern biotechnology
Irrigation – cotton very efficient with water – cotton generates more (34)……………………….for one gallon of than other US crops. US cotton depends on rain although supplemental irrigation has increased to deal with drought and problem yields
Harvesting – this must be done before bad weather comes. It’s done by (35)……………………in the US – stripper harvesters and spindle pickers used
Ginning – separates lint from seeds. Cotton then dried and sent to a warehouse
Storage – after quality assessment, cold stored or sold. If stored in a government approved warehouse it can be used as security for a (36)………………….
Cottonseed – byproduct from the cotton crop. Used as salad oil of high (37)……………………..animal feed

(31)                      (32)
(33)                     (34)
(35)                     (36)

Questions 38-40
Label the diagram below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.


1. coaches
2. first aid
3. sports complex
4. fruit
5. snacks
6. 4.30
7. C
8. C
9. A
10. A
11. E
12. D
13. B
14. A
15. H
16. opportunity
17. locations
18. signal
19. (user) manual
20. brand
21. tourism
22. budget
23. (exchange) rates
24. (import) duty
25. taxes
26. transportation
27. quality
28. biodiversity
29. water
30. pest control
31. intervals
32. moist soil
33. leaves
34. revenue
35. machine
36. loan
37. protein
38. holding tank
39. slipstream
40. coarse