IELTS MASTER | IELTS Listening Test 96

IELTS Listening Test 96

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

SILVERTON HALL – Event booking form
Date of event: 15th January

Day of week: (1)
Room needed for: 7.30 pm until (2)

Event details
Type of event: (3)
Number of guests: 60 including some (4) guests
Catering requirements: (5) and drinks
Equipment required: (6)
Transport arrangements: travel by (7)
Total cost: (8) £

Contact details
Name: Rob (9)
Phone: (10)

Part 2: Questions 11-16
What comment does the manager make about each of the following steps in coffee processing?

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


A needs additional staff
B separates beans for different purposes
C is an unnecessary step
D is more expensive
E increases flavor
F is less polluting
G uses less space
H required special skills

Steps in coffee processing
11. wet processing by machine
12. machine drying
13. natural drying
14. polishing
15. sorting by size
16. sorting by color

Questions 17 and 18
Choose TWO letters A-E.

Which TWO areas of the building are not part of the tour?

A the tasting room
B the shop
C the staff canteen
D the visitor centre
E the reception area

Questions 19 and 20
Choose TWO letters A-E.

Which TWO things will each member of staff be provided with?

A protective shoes
B a name badge
C a cap
D gloves
E pen and notebook

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

21. What gives Tim the idea for his dissertation proposal?
A his grandmother asked him to record her language
B he heard about a linguistic project he wanted to join
C he learned about conserving languages on his course

22. When talking about the impact of technology, Tim
A points out a problem caused by its spread
B explains how it can be used to conserve language
C emphasizes its importance for communication

23. Tim and his tutor decide that in the introduction to his dissertation he should discuss
A the impact of media on language
B how globalization has helped remote communities
C the reasons why he talks to his grandmother in English

24. What does Tim say about documenting dying languages?
A he believes writing a language down stops it from falling out of use
B he sees little point in trying to revive languages that are already dead
C he is unconvinced that his grandmother’s language can be saved

25. Tim’s tutor explains to him that recording minority languages is
A something that schoolchildren can be involved in
B a way to allow future generations to experience them
C a useful tool for training language teachers

26. When talking about language and culture Tim
A highlights why family traditions are important to him
B describes how the two subjects are linked together
C expresses a desire to learn about his family’s customs

Questions 27 and 28
Choose TWO letters A-E.

Which TWO areas of language does the tutor recommend Tim to focus on?

A written language
B context of speech
C translations of written samples
D vocabulary items
E grammar points

Questions 29 and 30
Choose TWO letters A-E.

Which TWO approaches to recording do Tim and his tutor decide he should take?

A covering as much as possible
B doing several recording sessions
C keeping a record of times and places
D writing things down immediately
E waiting a few days before listening back to it

Part 4: Questions 31-33
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

31. Humans first started tracking time
A 30,000 years ago
B 25,000 years ago
C 5,000 years ago

32. Horizon tracking involved recording
A where the sun rose and set
B the times of sunrise and sunset
C the length of the shortest day

33. Time measurement improved when
A trees were planted on hill tops
B special constructions were erected
C people began living in larger groups

Questions 34-36
Complete the sentences below. Write ONE WORD only for each answer.

34. The first clocks worked by making a small hole in a and allowing water to drip out.

35. Sundials measured time by noting where the sun’s shadow fell on the marked on the dial.

36. Workers in China and Japan changed activities when the of the incense changed.

Questions 37-40
Answer the questions below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/ OR A NUMBER for each answer.

37. What object made the wheels of a mechanical clock go round?

38. What invention created a problem with communities having different times?

39. In which year was a time system for England nationally agreed?

40. Which building in Greenwich was chosen as the point from which to measure time?

1. saturday
2. 11.30 pm
3. (music) concert
4. disabled
5. sandwiches
6. piano
7. coach
8. 225
10. 07232855496
11. F
12. G
13. A
14. C
15. B
16. H
17. C
18. D
19. B
20. C
21. C
22. A
23. A
24. C
25. B
26. A
27. B
28. D
29. B
30. C
31. C
32. A
33. B
34. bucket
35. lines
36. smell
37. weight
38. railways
39. 1847
40. observatory