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ielts listening test 196

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

Job details from employment agency

Role: (1)
Location: Fordham (2) Centre, (3) Road, Fordham

Work involves
• dealing with enquiries
• making (4) and reorganising them
• maintaining the internal (5)
• general administration

• (6) (essential)
• a calm and (7) manner
• good IT skills

Other information
• a (8) job – further opportunities may be available
• hours: 7.45 am to (9) p.m. Monday to Friday
• (10) is available onsite

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

11. The museum building was originally
A a factory.
B a private home.
C a hall of residence.

12. The university uses part of the museum building as
A teaching rooms.
B a research library.
C administration offices.

13. What does the guide say about the entrance fee?
A Visitors decide whether or not they wish to pay.
B Only children and students receive a discount.
C The museum charges extra for special exhibitions.

14. What are visitors advised to leave in the cloakroom?
A cameras
B coats
C bags

Questions 15-20
What information does the speaker give about each of the following areas of the museum? Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-H, next to Questions 15-20.

A Parents must supervise their children.
B There are new things to see.
C It is closed today.
D This is only for school groups.
E There is a quiz for visitors.
F It features something created by students.
G An expert is here today.
H There is a one-way system.

Areas of museum
15. Four Seasons
16. Farmhouse Kitchen
17. A Year on the Farm
18. Wagon Walk
19. Bees are Magic
20. The Pond

Part 3: Questions 21 and 22
Choose TWO letters, A-E. Which TWO educational skills were shown in the video of children doing origami?

A solving problems
B following instructions
C working cooperatively
D learning through play
E developing hand-eye coordination

Questions 23-27
Which comment do the students make about each of the following children in the video? Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to Questions 23-27.

A demonstrated independence
B asked for teacher support
C developed a competitive attitude
D seemed to find the activity calming
E seemed pleased with the results
F seemed confused
G seemed to find the activity easy

23. Sid
24. Jack
25. Naomi
26. Anya
27. Zara

Questions 28-30
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

28. Before starting an origami activity in class, the students think it is important for the teacher to
A make models that demonstrate the different stages.
B check children understand the terminology involved.
C tell children not to worry if they find the activity difficult.

29. The students agree that some teachers might be unwilling to use origami in class because
A they may not think that crafts are important.
B they may not have the necessary skills.
C they may worry that it will take up too much time.

30. Why do the students decide to use origami in their maths teaching practice?
A to correct a particular misunderstanding
B to set a challenge
C to introduce a new concept

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

Victor Hugo
His novel, Les Miserables
• It has been adapted for theatre and cinema.
• We know more about its overall (31) than about its author.

His early career
• In Paris, his career was successful and he led the Romantic movement.
• He spoke publicly about social issues, such as (32) and education.
• Napoleon III disliked his views and exiled him.

His exile from France
• Victor Hugo had to live elsewhere in (33)
• He used his income from the sale of some (34) he had written to buy a house on Guernsey.

His house on Guernsey
• Victor Hugo lived in this house until the end of the Empire in France.
• The ground floor contains portraits, (35) and tapestries that he valued.
• He bought cheap (36) made of wood and turned this into beautiful wall carvings.
• The first floor consists of furnished areas with wallpaper and (37) that have a Chinese design.
• The library still contains many of his favourite books.
• He wrote in a room at the top of the house that had a view of the (38)
• He entertained other writers as well as poor (39) in his house.
• Victor Hugo’s (40) gave ownership of the house to the city of Paris in 1927. ‘

1. Receptionist
2. Medical
3. Chastens
4. Appointments
5. Database
6. Experience
7. Confident
8. Temporary
9. 1.15
10. Parking
11. B
12. A
13. A
14. C
15. F
16. G
17. E
18. A
19. C
20. B
21. B, D
22. B, D
23. D
24. A
25. C
26. G
27. F
28. A
29. B
30. C
31. Plot
32. Poverty
33. Europe
34. Poetry
35. Drawings
36. Furniture
37. Lamps
38. Harbour/ harbor
39. Children
40. Relatives