IELTS MASTER | IELTS Listening Test 46

IELTS Listening Test 46

Part 1: Questions 1-10
Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD OR A NUMBER.

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

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

11. According to the speaker, why is it a good time for D-I-Y painting?
A there are better products available now
B materials cost less than they used to
C people have more free time than before

12. What happened in 2009 in the UK?
A a record volume of paint was sold
B a large amount of paint was wasted
C there was a major project to repaint public buildings

13. What does the speaker say about paint quantity?
A it is not necessary to have exact room measurements
B it is better to overestimate than to underestimate
C an automatic calculator can be downloaded from the internet

14. What does Community RePaint do?
A it paints people’s houses without payment
B it collects unwanted paint and gives it away
C it sells unused paint and donates the money to charity

Questions 15 and 16
Choose TWO letters A-E.

What TWO pieces of advice does the speaker give about paint?
A do not buy expensive paint
B test the color before buying a lot
C choose a light color
D use water-based paint
E buy enough paint for more than one application

Questions 17 and 18
Choose TWO letters A-E.

What TWO pieces of advice does the speaker give about preparation?
A replace any loose plaster
B don’t spend too long preparing surfaces
C use decorators’ soap to remove grease from walls
D wash dirty walls with warm water
E paint over cracks and small holes

Questions 19 and 20
Choose TWO letters A-E.

What TWO pieces of advice does the speaker give about painting?
A put a heater in the room
B wash brushes in cold water
C use a roller with a short pile
D apply paint directly from the tin
E open doors and windows

Part 3: Questions 21-26
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

21. Why is Matthew considering a student work placement?
A he was informed about an interesting vacancy
B he needs some extra income
C he want to try out a career option

22. Which part of the application process did Linda find most interesting?
A the psychometric test
B the group activity
C the individual task

23. During her work placement, Linda helped find ways to
A speed up car assembly
B process waste materials
C calculate the cost of design faults

24. Why did Linda find her work placement tiring?
A she was not used to full time work
B the working hours were very long
C she felt she had to prove her worth

25. What did Linda’s employers give her formal feedback on?
A engineering ability
B organizational skills
C team working

26. What was the main benefit of Linda’s work placement?
A improved academic skills
B an offer of work
C the opportunity to use new software

Questions 27-30
What does Linda think about the books on Matthew’s reading list?

Choose FOUR answers from the list and write next to questions 27-30.

A helpful illustrations
B easy to understand
C up to date
D comprehensive
E specialized
F useful case studies

27. The Science of Materials
28. Materials Engineering
29. Engineering Basics
30. Evolution of Materials

Part 4: Questions 31-40
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Animal hides – two types
Sheep skin: white in color and (31)
Greasy – writing cannot be erased so often used for (32)

Calf skin: most popular for prestigious work because you can get (33) lettering

Preparation of hides:
• Treated in berries of lime – where this was not available skins were (34) (removed hair)
• Stretched tight on a frame
• Scraped to create same (35)
• Vellum was (36) – for correct color

Genetic testing – finding origins
Previously – analysed handwriting and (37) used by the writer

Now – using genetic data from ‘known manuscripts’ to create a (38)

Uses of new data
Gives information on individual books

Shows the (39) of the book industry

Helps define (40) in medieval period

1. moonfleet
2. fields
3. shops
4. summerhouses
5. river
6. dinning
7. sea
8. garden
9. parking
10. agent
11. A
12. B
13. C
14. B
15. B
16. D
17. A
18. C
19. B
20. E
21. A
22. B
23. A
24. C
25. B
26. B
27. B
28. A
29. D
30. C
31. (very) thin
32. court documents
33. high-quality
34. buried
35. thickness
36. bleached
37. dialect
38. baseline
39. evolution
40. trade routes

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