IELTS MASTER | IELTS Listening Test 49

IELTS Listening Test 49

Part 1: Questions 1-5
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

1. What is Harry’s problem?
A he does not want to sell his things
B he needs to decide what to do with his possessions
C he wants to take everything to England

2. Which of the items below does Harry want to sell?


3. Where is Harry going to advertise his books for sale?
A In the university bookshop.
B In the student newspaper.
C in the economics department

4. Andrea thinks it is unlikely students will buy the furniture because…
A they’re all doing the same thing.
B they live at home.
C it’s the summer vacation.

5. Andrea thinks that a second hand shop…
A may not pay well.
B may not take your goods
C may only take free goods

Questions 6-10
Complete Harry’s notes using NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS.

Things to do:
(6) furniture etc. in Trading Post
(7) or sell kitchen things
• Get (8) first from second hand shop
• Give clothes to (9) shop
(10) fridge and microwave to Andrea

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

11. What can visitors use free of charge?
A pushchairs
B child carriers
C coats and bags

12. Which of the following can visitors buy at the shop?
A coins
B refreshments
C postcards

13. When did the Grand Opening of the baths occur?
A 1894
B 1897
C 1994

14. The Romans built on the site
A after the Celts
B before the Celts
C at the same time as the Celts

Questions 15-20
Complete the summary below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/ OR A NUMBER for each answer.

The Great Bath is (15) deep. Around the bath area are alcoves where there were (16) and tables where bathers could relax. The water temperature of the Sacred Spring is (17) The water is rich in (18) In Roman times, the Sacred Spring was well known for its (19) The Temple was constructed between (20)

Part 3: Questions 21-23
Complete the sentences below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

21. The best days for engineering students are
22. Students can get useful suggestions about
23. Use the internet to look at before the event.

Questions 24-27
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

24. Fergus says that
A there is one company he is particularly interested in
B he has done some research already
C he knows the boss at one of the companies

25. The tutor thinks Fergus should
A prepare questions in advance
B research the skills required for jobs before the event
C find out what the starting salaries are

26. Fergus plans
A to wear a suit and tie
B to wear smart but casual clothes
C to buy an outfit for the event

27. The tutor suggests that Fergus
A should ask particular people certain questions
B should avoid taking free gifts
C should treat conversations like short interviews

Questions 28-30
Choose THREE letters A-F.

Why do the tutor and Fergus think it is useful to attend a jobs fair?

A to get a job
B to find out what employers want from you
C to give employers your contact details
D to discover which are the key companies to work for
E to practice your communication skills
F to make useful contacts

Part 4: Question 31
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

31. At the start of her talk Rebecca points out that new graduates can find it hard to
A get the right work
B take sufficient breaks
C motivate themselves

Questions 32 and 33
Circle TWO letters A-D.

Which TWO of the following does Rebecca say worry new artists

A earning enough money
B moving to a new environment
C competing with other artists
D having their work criticized

Questions 34 and 35
Circle the correct letter A, B or C.

34. Rebecca decided to become an illustrator because it
A afforded her greater objectivity as an artist
B offered her greater freedom of expression
C allowed her to get her work published

35. When she had developed a portfolio of illustrations, Rebecca found publishers
A more receptive to her work
B equally cautious about her work
C uninterested in her work

Questions 36-40
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Suggestions for Developing a Portfolio

Get some artwork printed in magazines by entering (36)

Also you can (37) and mock up book pages.

Make an effort to use a variety of artistic (38)

Aim for recognition by dividing work into distinct (39)

Possibly use (40)

1. B
2. C
3. C
4. C
5. A
6. advertise
7. donate
8. quote
9. charity
10. sell
11. B
12. C
13. B
14. A
15. 1.6 m
16. benches
17. 46
18. minerals
19. healing powers
20. 60 and 70
21. tuesday and wednesday
22. career paths
23. company websites
24. B
25. A
26. B
27. A
28. B
29. E
30. F
31. C
32. A
33. D
34. A
35. B
36. competition
37. design and print
38. styles
39. categories
40. two names

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