IELTS MASTER | IELTS Listening Test 144

IELTS Listening Test 144

Part 1: Questions 1-6
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY.

Customer heard about Thorndyke’s from a friend
Name: Edith (1)
Address: Flat 4, (2) Park Flats, (Behind the (3)  )
Phone number: 875934
Best time to contact customer: during the (4)
Where to park: opposite entrance next to the (5)
Need full quote showing all the jobs and the (6)

Questions 7-10
Complete the table below. Write ONE WORD ONLY.

AreaWork to be doneNotes
Kitchen– replace the (7)…………… the door
– paint wall above the (8)…………….
– fix tomorrow
– strip paint and plaster approximately one (9)……………in advance
Gardenone (10)………………..needs replacing (end of garden)

(7)                     (8)  
(9)                    (10)

Part 2: Questions 11-15
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

11. Why did a port originally develop at Manham?
A It was safe from enemy attack
B It was convenient for river transport
C It had a good position on the sea coast

12. What caused Manham’s sudden expansion during the Industrial Revolution?
A the improvement in mining techniques
B the increase in demand for metals
C the discovery of tin in the area

13. Why did rocks have to be sent away from Manham to be processed?
A shortage of fuel
B poor transport systems
C lack of skills among local people

14. What happened when the port declined in the twentieth century?
A The workers went away
B Traditional skills were lost
C Buildings were used for new purposes

15. What did the Manham Trust hope to do?
A discover the location of the original port
B provide jobs for the unemployed
C rebuild the port complex

Questions 16-20
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS.

Tourist attractions in Museum

PlaceFeatures and activitiesAdvice
Copper minespecially adapted miners’ (16)………………….take visitors into the mountainthe mine is (17)……………..and enclosed – unsuitable for children and animals
Village schoolclassrooms and a special exhibition of (18)……………….a (19)………………… recommended
‘The George’ (old sailing ship)the ship’s wheel (was lost but has now been restored)children should not use the (20)………………

(16)                         (17)
(18)                         (19)

Part 3: Questions 21 and 22
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO skills did Laura improve as a result of her work placement?
A communication
B design
D marketing
E organisation

Questions 23 and 24
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO immediate benefits did the company get from Laura’s work placement?
A updates for its software
B cost savings
C an improved image
D new clients
E a growth in sales

Questions 25-30
What source of information should Tim use at each of the following stages of the work placement?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to questions 25-30.

Stages of work placement procedure
25. obtaining booklet
26. discussing options
27. getting updates
28. responding to invitation for interview
29. informing about outcome of interview
30. requesting a reference

Source of information
A company manager
B company’s personnel department
C personal tutor
D psychology department
E mentor
F university careers officer
G internet

Part 4: Questions 31-33
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

Nanotechnology: technology on a small scale
31. The speaker says that one problem with nanotechnology is that
A it could threaten our way of life
B it could be used to spy on people
C it is misunderstood by the public

32. According to the speaker, some scientists believe that nano-particles
A should be restricted to secure environments
B should be used with more caution
C should only be developed for essential products

33. In the speaker’s opinion, research into nanotechnology
A has yet to win popular support
B could be seen as unethical
C ought to be continued

Questions 34-40
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY.

Uses of Nanotechnology

• Nanotechnology could allow the development of stronger (34)
• Planes would be much lighter in weight.
(35) travel will be made available to the masses.

• Computers will be even smaller, faster, and will have a greater (36)
(37) energy will become more affordable.

The Environment
• Nano-robots could rebuild the ozone layer.
• Pollutants such as (38) could be removed from water more easily.
• There will be no (39) from manufacturing.

Health and Medicine
• New methods of food production could eradicate famine.
• Analysis of medical (40) will be speeded up.
• Life expectancy could be increased.

1. Pargetter
2. east
3. library
4. mornings
5. postbox
6. prices
7. glass
8. cooker
9. week
10. fence
11. B
12. B
13. A
14. A
15. C
16. trains
17. dark
18. games
19. guided tours
20. ladders
21. A
22. E
23. B
24. C
25. D
26. F
27. G
28. B
29. E
30. C
31. C
32. B
33. C
34. metals
35. space
36. memory
37. solar
38. oil
39. waste
40. tests