IELTS MASTER | IELTS Listening Test 91

IELTS Listening Test 91

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

Public Library
The library re-opened last month

The library now has
• A seating area with magazines
• An expanded section for books on (1)
• A new section on local (2)
• A community room for meetings (also possible to (3) there)
• A new section of books for (4)

For younger children
• The next Science club meeting: experiments using things from your (5)
• Reading challenge: read six books during the holidays

For adults
• This Friday: a local author talks about a novel based on a real (6)
• IT support is available on Tuesday-no (7) is necessary
• Free check of blood (8) and cholesterol levels

Other information
• The library shop sells wall charts, cards and (9)
• Evenings and weekends: free (10) is available

Part 2: Questions 11 and 12
Choose TWO letters A-E.

Which TWO age groups are taking increasing numbers of holidays with BC Travel?
A 16-30 years
B 31-42 years
C 43-54 years
D 55-64 years
E over 65 years

Questions 13 and 14
Choose TWO letters A-E.

Which TWO are the main reasons given for the popularity of activity holidays?
A clients make new friends
B clients learn a useful skill
C clients learn about a different culture
D clients are excited by the risk involved
E clients find them good value for money

Questions 15-17
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

15. How does BC Travel plan to expand the painting holidays?
A. by adding to the number of locations
B. by increasing the range of levels
C. by employing more teachers

16. Why are BC Travel’s cooking holidays unusual?
A. they only use organic foods
B. they have an international focus
C. they mainly involve vegetarian dishes

17. What does the speaker say about the photography holidays?
A. clients receive individual tuition
B. the tutors are also trained guides
C. advice is given on selling photographs

Questions 18-20
Complete the table below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Fitness Holiday

LocationMain focusOther comments
Ireland and ItalyGeneral fitness– personally designed programme
– also reduces (18)……………
Greece(19)……………….control– includes exercise on the beach
MoroccoMountain biking– wide variety of levels
– one holiday that is specially designed for (20)…………………

Part 3: Questions 21-26

Complete the flow chart below. Choose SIX answers from the options A-H given below.

A. PatternsB. NamesC. SourcesD. Questions
E. EmployeesF. SolutionsG. HeadingsH. Officials

• Locate and read relevant articles, noting key information and also (21) identify a problem or need
• Select interviewees – these may be site (22) , visitors for city (23)
• Prepare and carry out interview. If possible collect statistics.
• Check whether (24) of interviewees can be used

• Select relevant information and try to identify (25)
• Decide on the best form of visuals

• Give some background writing the main sections
• Do not end with (26)

Questions 27-30
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

The Horton Castle Site
27. Natalie and Dave agree one reason why so few people visit Horton Castle is that
A. the publicity is poor
B. it is difficult to get to
C. there is little there of interest

28. Natalie and Dave agree that the greatest problem with a visitor centre could be
A. covering the investment costs
B. finding a big enough space for it
C. dealing with planning restrictions

29. What does Dave say about conditions in the town of Horton?
A. there is a lot of unemployment
B. there are few people of working age
C. there are opportunities for skilled worker

30. According to Natalie, one way to prevent damage to the castle site would be to
A. insist visitors have a guide
B. make visitors keep to the paths
C. limit visitor numbers

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

The effects of environmental change on birds
Mercury (Hg)
• Highly toxic
• Released into the atmosphere from coal
• In water it may be consumed by fish
• It has also recently been found to affect birds which feed on (31)

Research on effects of mercury on birds
• Claire Varian Ramos is investigating:
o The effects on birds’ (32) or mental processes e.g. memory
o The effects on bird song (usually learned from a bird’s (33) )
• Findings:
o Songs learned by birds exposed to mercury are less (34)
o This may have a negative effect on birds’ (35)
• Lab based studies:
o Allow more (36) for the experimenter

Implications for humans
• Migrating birds such as (37) containing mercury may be eaten by humans
• Mercury also causes problems in learning (38)
• Mercury in a mother’s body from (39) may affect the unborn child
• New regulations for mercury emissions will affect everyone’s energy (40)

1. travel
2. history
3. study
4. teenagers
5. kitchen
6. crime
7. appointment/ booking
8. sugar
9. stamps
10. parking
11. D
12. E
13. A
14. C
15. C
16. B
17. A
18. stress
19. weight
20. families
21. C
22. E
23. H
24. B
25. A
26. F
27. A
28. C
29. B
30. B
31. insects
32. behaviour
33. father
34. complex
35. reproduction
36. control
37. ducks
38. language
39. food
40. cost/ price