IELTS MASTER | IELTS Listening Test 172

IELTS Listening Test 172

Part 1: Questions 1-10.
Complete the notes. Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

(1)                      (2)  
(3)                     (4)  
(5)                     (6)  
(7)                     (8)  
(9)                    (10)

Part 2: Questions 11-20
Complete the notes below. Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

• There are many kinds of bicycles available: racing, touring, (11)  and ordinary
• They vary in price and (12)
• Prices range from $50.00 to (13)
• Single speed cycles are suitable for (14)
• Three speed cycles are suitable for (15)
• Five and ten speed cycles are suitable for longer distances, hills and

• Ten speed bikes are better because they are (17)  in price but
• Buying a cycle is like (19)
• The size of the bicycle is determined by the size of the (20)

Part 3: Questions 21-24
Circle the correct answer.

21. At first Fiona thinks that Martin’s tutorial topic is
A inappropriate
B dull
C interesting
D fascinating

22. According to Martin, the banana
A has only recently been cultivated
B is economical to grow
C is good for your health
D is his favourite food

23. Fiona listens to Martin because she
A wants to know more about bananas
B has nothing else to do today
C is interested in the economy of Australia
D wants to help Martin

24. According to Martin, bananas were introduced into Australia from
A India
B England
C China
D Africa

Questions 25-30
Complete Martin’s notes Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Commercially grown banana plant
• Each banana tree produces (25)  of bananas
• On modern plantations in tropical conditions a tree can bear fruit after

• Banana trees prefer to grow (27)  and they require rich soil and

• The fruit is often protected by (29)
• Ripe bananas emit a gas which helps other (30)

Part 4: Questions 31 and 32
Circle the TWO correct options.

Consumption of Australian bananas
A Europe
B Asia
C New Zealand
D Australia
E Other

Section 4: Questions 33-35
Circle the correct answer.

According to the first speaker:

33. The focus of the lecture series is on
A organising work and study
B maintaining a healthy lifestyle
C coping with homesickness
D settling in at university

34. The lecture will be given by
A the president of the Union
B the campus doctor
C a sports celebrity
D a health expert

According to the second speaker:

35. This week’s lecture is on
A campus food
B dieting
C sensible eating
D saving money

Questions 36-39
Complete the notes. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

A balanced diet
• A balanced diet will give you enough vitamins for normal daily living.
• Vitamins in food can be lost through (36)
• Types of vitamins:
– Fat soluble vitamins are stored by the body.
– Water soluble vitamins – not stored, so you need a (37)

Getting enough vitamins
• Eat (38)  of foods
• Buy plenty of vegetables and store them in (39)

1. student accommodation
2. awful food
3. not friendly
4. lecturers busy
5. regular meetings
6. family
7. lot of noise
8. student house
9. computing
10. reserve computer time
11. mountain
12. quality
13. $2000
14. short rides
15. town riding
16. serious touring
17. similar
18. better quality components
19. buying clothes
20. frame
21. B
22. C
23. D
24. B
25. one bunch
26. 15 months
27. uphill
28. lots of water
29. plastic bags
30. to ripen
31. C
32. D
33. B
34. D
35. C
36. cooking
37. daily intake
38. variety
39. a dark place

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