IELTS MASTER | ielts listening test 181

ielts listening test 181

Part 1: Questions 1-10
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD AND/ OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Bankside Recruitment Agency

• Address of agency: 497 Eastside, Docklands
• Name of agent: Becky (1)
• Phone number: 07866510333
• Best to call her in the: (2)

Typical jobs
• Clerical and admin roles, mainly in the finance industry
• Must have good (3) skills
• Jobs are usually for at least one (4)
• Pay is usually £ (5) per hour

Registration process
• Wear a (6) to the interview
• Must bring your (7) to the interview
• They will ask questions about each applicant’s (8)

Advantages of using an agency
• The (9) you receive at interview will benefit you
• Will get access to vacancies which are not advertised
• Less (10) is involved in applying for jobs

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

Matthews Island Holidays

11. According to the speaker, the company
A has been in business for longer than most of its competitors
B arranges holidays to more destinations than its competitors
C has more customers than its competitors

12. Where can customers meet the tour manager before traveling to the Isle of Man?
A Liverpool
B Heysham
C Luton

13. How many lunches are included in the price of holiday?
A three
B four
C five

14. Customers have to pay extra for
A guaranteeing themselves a larger room
B booking at short notice
C transferring to another date

Questions 15-20
Complete the table below. Write ONE WORD AND/ OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Timetable for Isle of Man Holiday

Activity Notes
Day 1Arrive– introduction by manager
– hotel dining room has view of the (15)………………
Day 2Tynwald Exhibition and PeelTynwald may have been founded in (16)…………..not 1979
Day 3Trip to Snaefelltravel along promenade in a tram; train to Laxey; train to (17)……………of Snaefell
Day 4Free daycompany provides a (18)……………..for local transport and heritage sites
Day 5Take the (19)………….railway train from Douglas to Port Erin free time, then coach to Castledtwn – former (20)…………has old castle
Day 6Leavelease the island by ferry or plane


Part 3: Questions 21-26
What did findings of previous research claim about the personality traits of a child is likely to have because of their position in the family?

Choose SIX answers from the list A-H below.

Personality traits
A outgoing
B selfish
C independent
D attention-seeking
E introverted
F cooperative
G caring
H competitive

Position in family
21. the eldest child
22. a middle child
23. the youngest child
24. a twin
25. an only child
26. a child with much older siblings

Questions 27 and 28
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

27. What do the speakers say about the evidence relating to birth order and academic success?
A There is conflicting evidence about whether oldest children perform best in intelligence tests
B There is little doubt that birth order has less influence on academic achievement than socio-economic status
C Some studies have neglected to include important factors such as family side

28. What does Ruth think is surprising about the difference in oldest children’s academic performance
A It is mainly thanks to their roles as teachers for their younger siblings
B The advantages they have only lead to a slightly higher level of achievement
C The extra parental attention they receive at a young age makes little difference

Questions 29 and 30
Choose TWO letter, A-E.

Which TWO experiences of sibling rivalry do the speakers agree has been valuable for them?

A learning to share
B learning to stand up for oneself
C learning to be a good loser
D learning to be tolerant
E learning to say sorry

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

The Eucalyptus Tree in Australia

• It provides (31) and food for a wide range of species
• Its leaves provide (32) which is used to make a disinfectant

Reasons for present decline in number:
Mundulla Yellows
o Cause:
– lime used for making (33) was absorbed
– trees were unable to take in necessary iron through their roots
• Bell-miner Associated Die-back
o Cause:
(34)  feed on eucalyptus leaves
– they secrete a substance containing sugar
– bell-miner birds are attracted by this and keep away other species

Willian Jackson’s theory:
• High frequency bushfires have impact on vegetation, resulting in the growth of (35)

• Mid frequency bushfires result in the growth of eucalyptus forests, because they:
o make more (36)  available to the trees
o maintain the quality of the (37)

• Low frequency bushfires result in the growth of (38) rainforest which is:
o a (39) ecosystem
o an ideal environment for the (40) of the bell-miner

1. Jamieson
2. Afternoon
3. Communication
4. Week
5. 10/ ten
6. Suit
7. Passport
8. Personality
9. Feedback
10. Time
11. A
12. B
13. A
14. C
15. River
16. 1422
17. Top
18. Pass
19. Steam
20. Capital
21. G
22. F
23. A
24. E
25. B
26. C
27. C
28. A
29. B
30. D
31. Shelter
32. Oil
33. Roads
34. Insects
35. Grass
36. Water
37. Soil
38. Dry
39. Simple
40. Nests