IELTS MASTER | Listening Test 86

Listening Test 86

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

Accommodation form : rental properties

Name: Jane Ryder
Contact phone number: (1) 0044
Email address: (2) richard@
Occupation: a local (3)
Type of accommodation: a 2 bedroom apartment wanted (must have its own (4) )
No (5) required
A (6) in the kitchen is preferable
Preferred location: near a (7)
Maximum rent: (8) per month
Other requests: the accommodation has to be (9) in the daytime
How did you first hear about us? Through a (10)

Part 2: Questions 11-15
Complete the sentences below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

The police officer suggests neighbours give each other their (11)
Neighbours should discuss what to do if there’s any kind of (12)
It’s a good idea to leave on the (13)
Think carefully about where you put any (14)
It’s a good idea to buy good-quality (15)

Questions 16-20

Which crime prevention measure is proposed for each area affected by crime?

Choose FIVE answers from the box and write correct letter A-G next to questions 16-20.

Proposed crime prevention measures
A install more lighting
B have more police officers on patrol
C remove surrounding vegetation
D contact local police
E fix damage quickly
F change road design
G use security cameras

Areas affected by crime
16. skate park
17. local primary schools
18. Abbostford street
19. shops on Victoria street
20. supermarket car park

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

Presentation on the problems and potential of biofuels
21. Mike suggests they begin their presentation by
A explaining what kind of harm is caused by fossil fuels.
B pointing out that biofuels were in use before fossil fuels.
C ensuring students know the difference between fossil fuels and biofuels.

22. Karina doesn’t want to discuss the production of ethanol because
A other students will already be familiar with the process.
B there will not be time to cover more important information.
C they may not provide an accurate description.

23. Which source of biofuel do the students agree is least environmentally friendly?
A sugar cane
B corn
C canola

24. What is the main problem facing the development of the biofuel industry in the USA?
A inadequate infrastructure for transporting ethanol
B not enough farmers growing biofuel crops
C little government support of biofuel development

25. Karina doubts that sugar cane production in Brazil will
A lead to the loss of wildlife habitats.
B create a large number of jobs in the biofuel sector.
C continue to provide enough energy for the country’s needs.

26. Karina and Mike conclude that in order to increase the use of biofuels
A the price of fossil fuels must go up.
B more machinery must be adapted to use them.
C production methods must be more energy-efficient.

Questions 27-30
Answer the questions below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

What TWO biofuel-related problems do Mike and Karina decide to focus on in the last section of their presentation?

Which two sources of biofuel do Mike and Karina say are being tried out?
• algae

Part 4: Questions 31-34
Complete the summary below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

The ‘weak-tie’ theory: how friends-of-friends influence us
In 1973, Mark Granovetter claimed that the influence of ‘weak-ties’ can affect the behaviour of populations in the fields of information science, politics and (31) Although friends-of-friends may be unlike us, they have similar enough (32) to have a beneficial effect on our lives. An example of this influence is when we hear about (33) Because information about them is provided by weak-ties. Since Granovetter proposed his theory, other studies have shown that weak-tie networks also benefit our (34)

Questions 35 and 36
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which does the speaker believe are TWO real benefits of online social networking?
A people can gain higher self-esteem
B people can access useful medical information
C people can form relationships more quickly
D people can improve academic performance
E people can be reliably informed about current affairs

Questions 37 and 38
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO problems related to online social networking will increase, according to the speaker?
A criminal activity
B poorer grades at school
C a decline in physical fitness
D less work done by employees
E loss of career prospects

Questions 39 and 40
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO claims are made by Robin Dunbar about social networking sites?
A They are not helpful for developing certain social skills.
B They cannot fully reveal a person’s real character.
C They are not a good starting point for building new relationships.
D They do not encourage people to widen their social circle.
E They will not retain their popularity with the young generation.

1. 2086132978
2. visiontech
3. doctor
4. garage
5. furniture
6. fridge
7. school
8. 950
9. quiet
10. friend
11. contact details
12. emergency
13. radio
14. (extra) keys
15. (window) locks
16. C
17. D
18. F
19. G
20. E
21. B
22. C
23. B
24. A
25. C
26. C
27. (global) hunger
28. pollution
29. wood
30. grass
31. marketing
32. interests
33. jobs
34. health
35. C
36. E
37. A
38. D
39. A
40. C