IELTS MASTER | IELTS Listening Test 131

IELTS Listening Test 131

Part 1: Questions 1-5
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS OR A NUMBER.

People Central New Potential Staff

Type of job desired: Accountancy

Name: Mark (1)
Address: 13 Wellington Street, South Brisbane, Queensland
Postcode: 4101
Date of birth: (2) May 1988
Email address: markc@ (3)
Telephone: Home – 0735547671, Cell – 0469153 (4)
Preferred work area: The Brisbane area, within a drive of approximately (5) from home

Questions 6-10
Complete the sentences below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

6. Mark will send of his professional certificates to Sarah.
7. Mark could happily travel to Gold Coast Printing by as well as by car.
8. The nature of the job at the import export company is a problem for Mark.
9. Mark is worried about at a smaller company like the fishing company Barracuda.
10. Mark will not need to pay a for any job placement.

Part 2: Questions 11-17
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/ OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Sway Road Health Centre

– Six full time doctors
– Just over (11) patients
– 2 centres – Sway Road and Church Road

• Come during opening hours; bring a (12) , proof of address (dated within 3 months of application) and medical card (or fill out a registration form). Staff will ask for your medical history and organize a (13) to be taken.

Appointments – contact only by phone and not by (14) Call only during opening hours.

Opening hours
(15) am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 7 pm Monday to Friday
• call only between 1 pm and 2 pm in an emergency
• closed weekends and (16)

The best option for emergencies is to go to hospital or call an ambulance.

Medical students – consultations with doctors or nurses may have a student present; there is no obligation to have student present

Travel service – lots of vaccinations available. Complete a (17) at reception – available from reception or the website. The nurse will make vaccination recommendations. Get a vaccination card. Vaccinations to be paid for on the day of vaccination.

Questions 18-20
Answer the questions below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

18. Where is the suggestion box found at the health centre?
19. Who will deal with any complaints made?
20. What area is closed off during the open morning?

Part 3: Questions 21-25
Match Kevin’s level of satisfaction (A-C) with the things related to his training days (questions 21-25)

21. The hostel accommodation
22. Directions to the training
23. The trainer
24. Conference centre facilities
25. The other trainees

A Not satisfied
B Quite satisfied
C Very satisfied

Questions 26-30
Match Kevin’s problems over the weekend (A-J) with the solutions to the problems (questions 26-30)

26. Kevin had to spend some of his off-work time at the office.
27. The office systems were out of date.
28. The office systems initially would not accept the new software.
29. A bug got into the company’s computer systems.
30. The burglar alarm went off in the offices.

A Kevin bought replacement computers
B More antivirus protection was needed
C Fixed by the company’s antivirus protection
D Kevin gave a password to the security firm
E Kevin’s boss sorted the problem out
F Kevin received some extra holiday time
G Kevin hired a consultant
H Kevin ran an update
I Kevin called a friend from the training
J Kevin was paid a good bonus

Part 4: Questions 31 and 32
Label the diagram below. Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD for each answer.


Questions 33-35
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Atacama Desert and Rain Shadow

The Atacama Large Millimetre Array

Because the Atacama desert is so high and the sky overhead so clear, the Atacama Large Millimetre Array has been placed there. Made up of 66 antennas, its high resolution images will allow study of the earliest galaxies and the (33) of our galaxy’s planets. The ALMA is 100 times more powerful than previous similar telescopes.

The Atacama Desert

Northern 1/3 of Chile – 100 km up to the border of Peru.
Barrier of (34) in the west and the Andes in the east.
Average elevation is 4000 m (the highest desert in the world).
Temperatures average between 0 and -25 degree Celsius.

Flora and Fauna

Some life exists – local populations use some plants for (35)
Animal life is rare, but there are some reptiles, mice and foxes.

Questions 36-40
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/ OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Natural resources and agriculture

The Atacama was Chile’s main source of income pre-World War 1.

Chile possessed a (36) on the nitrate trade. Mines abandoned after synthetic nitrate was invented in Germany.

Other minerals are mined in the Atacama – 30% of world’s (37) is mined in the Atacama and Sulphur is also extracted; these resources caused conflict with Bolivia.

Very little agriculture because of the lack of water. Some lemons, potatoes and alfalfa.


Now a major income source.

Volcanoes, geysers, lagoons etc. attract holiday-makers and (38)

Visitors need education to understand the (39) of the environment.

Urbanization and mining have caused problems.

Some farming of natural plants of the Atacama is done, interrupting their (40)

1. castle
2. 30
3. Australia
4. 443
5. 2 hours
6. scans
7. train
8. part-time
9. relationships
10. commission
11. 7000
12. photo ID
13. blood sample
14. email
15. 8
16. public holidays
17. travel form
18. reception
19. (practice) manager
20. (practice) offices
21. B
22. A
23. C
24. B
25. C
26. F
27. H
28. I
29. B
30. E
31. condensation
32. cool
33. formation
34. (barren) hills
35. medical purposes
36. monopoly
37. copper
38. scientists
39. (delicate) balance
40. growth (cycles)