IELTS MASTER | IELTS Listening Test 87

IELTS Listening Test 87

Part 1: Questions 1-6
Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Hostel Accommodation in Darwin

NamePrice per personComments and reviews
Top end backpackers$ 19– parking available
– staff are (1)…………..
– nice pool
– air conditioning is too (2)…………………
Gum tree lodge(3)…………………– good quiet location
– pool and gardens
(4)…………… the dormitories
Kangaroo lodge$ 22– downtown location
– reception at the lodge is always open
– no lockers in the rooms
– the (5)………………….are very clean
– seems to be a (6)……………every night

(1)                        (2)
(3)                       (4)
(5)                       (6)

Questions 7-10
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Kangaroo lodge
Address: on (7) Lane
General information about hostel accommodation
• Sheets are provided
• Can hire a (8)
(9) is included
• A shared (10) is available

Part 2: Questions 11-16
Choose the correct letter A, B, C or D.

Anglia Sculpture Park
11. The land where the Sculpture Park is located was previously
A completely covered by forest.
B the site of a private house.
C occupied by a factory.

12. What is unusual about the Anglia Sculpture Park?
A Artists have made sculptures especially for it.
B Some of its sculptures were donated by the artists.
C It only shows contemporary sculptures.

13. What is the theme of Joe Tremain’s ‘burnt’ sculptures?
A the contrast between nature and urban life
B the effect of man on the environment
C the violence of nature

14. The path by the Lower Lake
A is rather wet in some places.
B has recently been repaired.
C is difficult to walk on.

15. What does the speaker say about the Visitor Centre?
A It is being enlarged at present.
B It has received an international award.
C It was designed by a Canadian architect.

16. Today, visitors can buy snacks and sandwiches
A at the kiosk.
B in the Terrace Room.
C at the Lower Lake Cafe.

Questions 17-20
Label the map below. Write the correct letter A-F next to questions 17-20.

17. Joe Tremain sculptures
18. Giorgio catalucci bird sculptures
19. Garden gallery
20. Long house

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

Marketing report
21. Why did Leo choose instant coffee as the topic for his marketing report?
A He found plenty of material on the topic.
B He had some practical experience in the area.
C He had an idea of a brand he wanted to target.

22. Leo discovered that in Australia, recent technological developments
A are producing less healthy types of instant coffee.
B are reducing the demand for instant coffee.
C are improving the quality of instant coffee.

23. What do the speakers agree about Leo’s table of coffee products?
A It needs more explanation in the text.
B It is factually inaccurate in some places.
C It would be best to put this in the appendix.

24. What do they decide about the description of Shaffers coffee as a market follower?
A Leo needs to define his terms.
B Leo needs to provide more evidence.
C Leo needs to put it in a different section.

25. What does Anna say about originality in someone’s first marketing report?
A Clear analysis of data can be considered original.
B Graphs and diagrams should be original, not copied.
C Reports should contain some original data collected by the student.

26. What difference between his school assignments and this report has surprised Leo?
A not knowing the criteria for getting a good mark
B being required to produce work without assistance
C having to do a great deal of research

Questions 27-30
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Notes on specific sections of marketing report
Executive summary
• Give a brief overview including the (27)

• Link each problem to a (28) which explains it

• Practical solutions to problems
• Include details such as participants, (29) and sequence
• Section is often poorly done because of lack of (30)

• Don’t use new material here

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

History of fireworks in Europe
13th-16th centuries
• Fireworks were introduced from China
• Their use was mainly to do with:
o War
o (31) (in plays and festivals)

17th century
• Various features of (32) were shown in fireworks displays
• Scientists were interested in using ideas from fireworks displays:
o To make human (33) possible
o To show the formation of (34)

• London:
o Scientists were distrustful at first
o Later they investigated (35) uses of fireworks

• St Petersburg:
o Fireworks were seen as a work of (36) for people

• Paris:
o Displays emphasized the power of the (37)
o Scientists aimed to provide (38)

18th century
• Italian fireworks specialists became influential
• Servandoni’s fireworks display followed the same pattern as an (39)
• The appeal of fireworks extended to the middle classes
• Some displays demonstrated new scientific discoveries such as (40)

1. unfriendly
2. noisy
3. 23.50
4. insects
5. bathrooms
6. party
7. Shadforth
8. towel
9. breakfast
10. kitchen
11. B
12. A
13. C
14. B
15. A
16. A
17. E
18. C
19. F
20. A
21. A
22. B
23. A
24. B
25. A
26. A
27. background
28. theory
29. costs
30. time
31. religions
32. nature
33. flight
34. stars
35. practical
36. education
37. king
38. entertainment
39. opera
40. electricity