IELTS MASTER | IELTS Listening Test 178

IELTS Listening Test 178

Part 1: Questions 1 – 7
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD AND/ OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Enquiry about booking hotel room for event

Andrew is the Events Manager

Adelphi Room
– number of people who can sit down to eat: (1)
– has a gallery suitable for musicians
– can go out and see the (2)  in pots on the terrace
– terrace has a view of a group of (3)

Carlton Room
– number of people who can sit down to eat: 110
– has a (4)
– view of the lake

Master of Ceremonies:
– can give a (5)  while people are eating
– will provide (6)  if there are any problems

Accommodation: in hotel rooms or (7)

Questions 8 – 10
What is said about using each of the following hotel facilities?

Choose THREE answers from the box and write the correct letter, A, B or C, next to Questions 8-10.

A included in cost of hiring room
B available at extra charge
C not available

Hotel facilities
8. outdoor swimming pool
9. gym
10. tennis courts

Part 2: Questions 11-16
What information does the speaker give about each of the following excursions?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-H, next to Questions 11-16.

A all downhill
B suitable for beginners
C only in good weather
D food included
E no charge
F swimming possible
G fully booked today
H transport not included

11. dolphin watching
12. forest walk
13. cycle trip
14. local craft tour
15. observatory trip
16. horse riding

Questions 17 and 18
Choose TWO letters A-E.

Which TWO things does the speaker say about the attraction called Musical Favourites?
A You pay extra for drinks.
B You must book it in advance.
C You get a reduction if you buy two tickets.
D You can meet the performers.
E You can take part in the show.

Questions 19 and 20
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO things does the speaker say about the Castle Feast?
A Visitors can dance after the meal.
B There is a choice of food.
C Visitors wear historical costume.
D Knives and forks are not used.
E The entertainment includes horse races.

Part 3: Questions 21 – 25

Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

21 What does Trevor find interesting about the purpose of children’s literature?
A the fact that authors may not realise what values they’re teaching
B the fact that literature can be entertaining and educational at the same time
C the fact that adults expect children to imitate characters in literature

22 Trevor says the module about the purpose of children’s literature made him
A analyse some of the stories that his niece reads.
B wonder how far popularity reflects good quality.
C decide to start writing some children’s stories.

23 Stephanie is interested in the Pictures module because
A she intends to become an illustrator.
B she can remember beautiful illustrations from her childhood.
C she believes illustrations are more important than words.

24 Trevor and Stephanie agree that comics
A are inferior to books.
B have the potential for being useful.
C discourage children from using their imagination.

25 With regard to books aimed at only boys or only girls, Trevor was surprised
A how long the distinction had gone unquestioned.
B how few books were aimed at both girls and boys.
C how many children enjoyed books intended for the opposite sex.

Questions 26 – 30
What comment is made about each of these stories?

Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to Questions 26-30.

A translated into many other languages
B hard to read
C inspired a work in a different area of art
D more popular than the author’s other works
E original title refers to another book
F started a new genre
G unlikely topic

26. Perrault’s fairy tales
27. The Swiss Family Robinson
28. The Nutcracker and The Mouse King
29. The Lord of the Rings
30. War Horse

Part 4: Questions 31 – 40
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

The hunt for sunken settlements and ancient shipwrecks

• was a village on coast of eastern Mediterranean
• thrived until about 7,000 BC
• stone homes had a courtyard
• had a semicircle of large stones round a (31)
• cause of destruction unknown – now under the sea
• biggest settlement from the prehistoric period found on the seabed
• research carried out into structures, (32)  and human remains

• used in the oil industry, e.g. to make (33)
• problems: they were expensive and (34)

• much easier to use, relatively cheap, sophisticated

• Marzamemi, Sicily: found ancient Roman ships carrying architectural elements made of

Underwater internet:
(36)  is used for short distance communication, acoustic waves for long distance
• plans for communication with researchers by satellite
• AUV can send data to another AUV that has better (37)  , for example

Planned research in Gulf of Baratti:
• to find out more about wrecks of ancient Roman ships, including
– one carrying (38)  supplies; tablets may have been used for cleaning the (39)
– others carrying containers of olive oil or (40)

1. 85
2. roses
3. trees
4. stage
5. speech
6. support
7. cabins
8. C
9. A
10. B
11. G
12. D
13. A
14. E
15. F
16. B
17. B
18. D (in any order)
19. A
20. D (in any order)
21. A
22. C
23. A
24. B
25. B
26. F
27. E
28. C
29. B
30. G
31. spring
32. tools
33. maps
34. heavy
35. marble
36. light
37. cameras
38. medical
39. eyes
40. wine