IELTS MASTER | ielts listening test 194

ielts listening test 194

Part 1: Questions 1-5
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Working at Milo’s Restaurants

• (1) provided for all staff
• (2) during weekdays at all Milo’s Restaurants
• (3) provided after midnight

Person specification
• must be prepared to work well in a team
• must care about maintaining a high standard of (4)
• must have a qualification in (5)

Question 6-10
Complete the table below. Write ONE WORD AND/ OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Location Job title Responsibilities included Pay and conditions
 (6) ……………… Street  Breakfast supervisor  Checking portions, etc. are correct

 Making sure (7) …………. is clean

 Salary starting (8) £ …… per hour

 Start work at 5.30 am

 City Road  Junior chef  Supporting senior chefs

 Maintaining stock and organising   (9) …………….

 Annual salary £ 23,000

 No work on a (10) ……. once a   month



Part 2: Questions 11 and 12
Choose TWO letters, A-E. What are the TWO main reasons why this site has been chosen for the housing development?

A It has suitable geographical features.
B There is easy access to local facilities.
C It has good connections with the airport.
D The land is of little agricultural value.
E It will be convenient for workers.

Questions 13 and 14
Choose TWO letters, A-E. Which TWO aspects of the planned housing development have people given positive feedback about?

A the facilities for cyclists
B the impact on the environment
C the encouragement of good relations between residents
D the low cost of all the accommodation
E the rural location

Questions 15-20
Label the map below. Write the correct letter, A-l, next to Questions 15-20.

15. School
16. Sports centre
17. Clinic
18. Community centre
19. Supermarket
20. Playground

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

21. Why do the students think the Laki eruption of 1783 is so important?
A It was the most severe eruption in modern times.
B It led to the formal study of volcanoes.
C It had a profound effect on society.

22. What surprised Adam about observations made at the time?
A the number of places producing them
B the contradictions in them
C the lack of scientific data to support them

23. According to Michelle, what did the contemporary sources say about the Laki haze?
A People thought it was similar to ordinary fog.
B It was associated with health issues.
C It completely blocked out the sun for weeks.

24. Adam corrects Michelle when she claims that Benjamin Franklin
A came to the wrong conclusion about the cause of the haze.
B was the first to identify the reason for the haze.
C supported the opinions of other observers about the haze.

Questions 25 and 26
Choose TWO letters, A-E. Which TWO issues following the Laki eruption surprised the students?

A how widespread the effects were
B how long-lasting the effects were
C the number of deaths it caused
D the speed at which the volcanic ash cloud spread
E how people ignored the warning signs

Questions 27-30
What comment do the students make about the impact of the Laki eruption on the following countries?
Choose FOUR answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-F, next to Questions 27-30.

A This country suffered the most severe loss of life.
B The impact on agriculture was predictable.
C There was a significant increase in deaths of young people.
D Animals suffered from a sickness.
E This country saw the highest rise in food prices in the world.
F It caused a particularly harsh winter.

27. Iceland
28. Egypt
29. UK
30. USA

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


Reason for choice of subject
• They are (31) but can be overlooked by consumers and designers.

Pockets in men’s clothes
• Men started to wear (32) in the 18th century.
• A (33) sewed pockets into the lining of the garments.
• The wearer could use the pockets for small items.
• Bigger pockets might be made for men who belonged to a certain type of (34)

Pockets in women’s clothes
• Women’s pockets were less (35) than men’s.
• Women were very concerned about pickpockets.
• Pockets were produced in pairs using (36) to link them together.
• Pockets hung from the women’s (37) under skirts and petticoats.
• Items such as (38) could be reached through a gap in the material.
• Pockets, of various sizes, stayed inside clothing for many decades.
• When dresses changed shape, hidden pockets had a negative effect on the (39) of women.
• Bags called ‘pouches’ became popular, before women carried a (40)

1. Training
2. Discount
3. Taxi
4. Service
5. English
6. Wivenhoe
7. Equipment
8. 9.75
9. Deliveries
10. Sunday
11. B, E
12. B, E
13. B, C
14. B, C
15. G
16. C
17. D
18. B
19. H
20. A
21. C
22. A
23. B
24. B
25. A, B
26. A, B
27. D
28. A
29. C
30. F
31. Convenient
32. Suits
33. Tailor
34. Profession
35. Visible
36. String(s)
37. Waist(s)
38. Perfume
39. Image
40. Handbag