IELTS MASTER | IELTS Listening Test 88

IELTS Listening Test 88

Part 1: Questions 1-10
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Hilary Lodge Retirement House
Manager’s Name – Cathy

Activities programme involving volunteers
Monday evenings: computer training
• Training needed in how to produce (1)
Tuesday afternoons: singing
• The home has a (2) and someone to play it
Thursday mornings: growing (3)
• The home does not have many (4) for gardening
Once a month: meeting for volunteers and staff

• Go in on (5) any time
• Interview with assistant called (6)
• Address of home: 73 (7) road

Open house days
• Agreed to help on (8)
• Will show visitors where to (9)
• Possibility of talking to a (10) reporter

Part 2: Questions 11-15
Label the plan below. Write the correct letters A-H next to questions 11-15.

11. Newspapers
12. Computers
13. Photocopier
14. Café
15. Sports books

Questions 16-20
Complete the table below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

(16)                     (17)
(18)                     (19)

Part 3: Questions 21-27

What helped Stewart with each of the following stages in making his training film for museum employees?

Choose SEVEN answers from options below.

What helped Stewart
A advice from friends
B information on a website
C being allowed extra time
D meeting a professional film maker
E good weather conditions
F getting a better computer
G support of a manager
H help from a family member
I work on a previous assignment

Stages in making the training film for museum employees
21. finding a location
22. Deciding on equipment
23. writing the script
24. Casting
25. filming
26. Editing
27. designing the DVD cover

Questions 28-30
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Stewart’s work placement: benefits to the Central Museum Association
• His understanding of the Association’s (28)
• The reduction in expense
• Increased co-operation between (29)
• Continuous (30) which led to a better product
• Ideas for distribution of the film

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

New Caledonian crows and the use of tools
Examples of animals using tools
• Some chimpanzees use stones to break nuts
• Betty (new Caledonian crow) made a (31) out of wire to move a bucket of food

New Zealand and Oxford experiment
• Three stages: crows needed to move a (32) in order to reach a short stick

Oxford research
• Crows used sticks to investigate whether there was any (33) from an object
• Research was inspired by seeing crows using tools on a piece of cloth to investigate a spider design
• Barney used a stick to investigate a snake made of (34)
• Pierre used a stick to investigate a (35)
• Corbeau used a stick to investigate a metal toad
• The crows only used sticks for the first contact

Conclusions of above research
• Ability to plan provides interesting evidence of the birds’ cognition
• Unclear whether this is evidence of the birds’ (36)

Exeter and Oxford research in New Caledonia
• Scientist have attached very small cameras to birds’ (37)
• Food in the form of beetle larvae provides plenty of (38) for the birds
• Larvae’s specific (39) composition can be identified in birds that feed on them
• Scientists will analyse what the birds include in their (40)

1. douments
2. keyboard
3. flowers
4. tools
5. saturday
6. Mairead
7. bridge
8. May 14
9. park
10. newspaper
11. C
12. B
13. A
14. H
15. G
16. films
17. reports
18. region
19. job
20. housing
21. E
22. I
23. C
24. G
25. B
26. D
27. A
28. aims/ goals
29. staff
30. feedback
31. hook
32. string
33. danger
34. rubber
35. light
36. intelligence
37. tails
38. energy
39. chemical
40. diet

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