IELTS MASTER | IELTS Listening Test 134

IELTS Listening Test 134

Part 1: Questions 1-10
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD for each answer.

Age of car: just under 13 years old

Color: (1)
Mileage: (2)

Previous owner was a (3)
Current owner has used car mainly for (4)

Price: may accept offers from (5) £
(Note: (6) not due for 5 months)

Condition: good (recently serviced)

Will need a new (7) soon
Minor problem with a (8)

Agreed to view the car on (9) am

Address: 238, (10) road

Part 2: Questions 11-14
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

11. The Treloar Valley passenger ferry
A usually starts services in April
B departs at the same time each day
C is the main means of transport for local villagers

12. What does the speaker say about the river cruise?
A it can be combined with a train journey
B it is unsuitable for people who have walking difficulties
C the return journey takes up to four hours

13. What information is given about train services in the area?
A trains run non-stop between Calton and Plymouth
B one section of the rail track is raised
C bookings can be made by telephone or the internet

14. The ‘Rover’ bus ticket
A can be used for up to five journeys a day
B is valid for weekend travel only
C has recently gone down in price

Questions 15-20
Look at the map below and write the correct letter A-H next to questions 15-20.

15. Bus stop
16. Car park
17. Museum
18. Mill
19. Potter’s studio
20. Café

Part 3: Questions 21-24
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

Advice on writing a dissertation

21. What does Howard say about the experience of writing his dissertation?
A it was difficult in unexpected ways
B it was more enjoyable than he had anticipated
C it helped him understand previous course work

22. What is Joanne most worried about?
A finding enough material
B missing deadlines
C writing too much

23. What does Howard say was his main worry a year previously?
A forgetting what he had read about
B not understanding what he had read
C taking such a long time to read each book

24. What motivated Howard to start writing his dissertation?
A talking to his tutor about his problems
B seeing an inspirational TV show
C reading a controversial journal article

Questions 25 and 26
Choose TWO letters A-E.

What TWO things does Howard advise Joanne to do in the first month of tutorials?

A see her tutor every week
B review all the module booklists
C buy all the key books
D write full references for everything she reads
E write a draft of the first chapter

Questions 27 and 28
Choose TWO letters A-E.

What TWO things does Howard say about library provision?

A staff are particularly helpful to undergraduates
B inter-library loans are very reliable
C students can borrow extra books when writing a dissertation
D staff recommend relevant old dissertations
E it is difficult to access electronic resources

Questions 29 and 30
Choose TWO letters A-E.

What TWO things does Joanne agree to discuss with her tutor?

A the best ways to collaborate with other students
B who to get help from during college vacations
C the best way to present the research
D whether she can use web sources
E how to manage her study time

Part 4: Questions 31-40
Complete the flow chart below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Expertise in creative writing
Background – researcher had previously studied (31)……………..
Had initial ideas for research – inspired by a book (the (32)…………………of a famous novelist)
Posed initial question – why do some people become experts while others don’t
Read experts research in different fields
Avoid studies conducted in a (33)………………….because too controlled
Most helpful studies – research into (34)…………………e.g. waiting tables
Found participants: four true (35)……………………in creative writing (easy to find) and four with extensive experience
Using ‘think aloud’ techniques
Gathered (36)…………………….data from inexperienced writer (during session – assistant made (37)……………..recordings)
Compared two data sets and generated a (38)……………….for analysis
Got an expert (39)…………………… evaluate the quality of the different products
Identified the most effective (40)…………………..of stages in producing text

(31)                      (32)
(33)                     (34)
(35)                     (36)
(37)                     (38)
(39)                     (40)

1. grey
2. 62000
3. teacher
4. shopping
5. 1100
6. tax
7. tyre
8. headlight
9. thursday
10. london
11. A
12. A
13. B
14. C
15. H
16. F
17. E
18. A
19. B
20. D
21. C
22. C
23. A
24. B
25. B
26. E
27. C
28. D
29. B
30. D
31. english literature
32. autobiography
33. laboratory
34. practical skills
35. novices/ beginners
36. experimental
37. video
38. framework
39. editor
40. sequence/ order