IELTS MASTER | listening test 185

listening test 185

Part 1: Questions 1-10
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD AND/ OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Children’s Engineering Workshops

Tiny Engineers (ages 4-5)
• Create a cover for an (1) so they can drop it from a height without breaking it.
• Take part in a competition to build the tallest (2)
• Make a (3) powered by a balloon.

Junior Engineers (ages 6-8)
• Build model cars, trucks and (4) and learn how to program them so they can move.
• Take part in a competition to build the longest (5) using card and wood.
• Create a short (6) with special software.
• Build, (7) and program a humanoid robot.

Cost for a five-week block: £50
Held on (8) from 10 am to 11 am

Building 10A, (9) Industrial Estate, Grasford
Plenty of (10) is available.

Part 2: Questions 11-14
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

11. Stevenson’s was founded in
A 1923
B 1924
C 1926

12. Originally, Stevenson’s manufactured goods for
A the healthcare industry
B the automotive industry
C the machine tools industry

13. What does the speaker say about the company premises?
A The company has recently moved
B The company has no plans to move
C The company is going to move shortly

14. The programme for the work experience group includes
A time to do research
B meetings with a teacher
C talks by staff

Questions 15-20
Label the map below. Write the correct letter A-J next to questions 15-20.

15. Coffee room
16. Warehouse
17. Staff Canteen
18. Meeting Room
19. Human Resources
20. Boardroom

Part 3: Questions 21 and 22

Choose TWO letters, A-E. Which TWO parts of the introductory stage to their art projects do Jess and Tom agree were useful?

A the Bird Park visit
B the workshop sessions
C the Natural History Museum visit
D the projects done in previous years
E the handouts with research sources

Questions 23 and 24

Choose TWO letters, A-E. In which TWO ways do both Jess and Tom decide to change their proposals?

A by giving a rationale for their action plans
B by being less specific about the outcome
C by adding a video diary presentation
D by providing a timeline and a mind map
E by making their notes more evaluative

Questions 25-30
Which personal meaning do the students decide to give to each of the following pictures? Choose SIX answers from the list and write the correct letter, A-H, next to Questions 25-30.

Personal meanings
A childhood memory
B hope for the future
C fast movement
D a potential threat
E the power of colour
F the continuity of life
G protection of nature
H a confused attitude to nature

25. Falcon (Landseer)
26. Fish hawk (Audubon)
27. Kingfisher (van Gogh)
28. Portrait of William Wells
29. Vairumati (Gauguin)
30. Portrait of Giovanni de Medici

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

Stoicism is still relevant today because of its (31) appeal.

Ancient Stoics
• Stoicism was founded over 2,000 years ago in Greece.
• The Stoics’ ideas are surprisingly well known, despite not being intended for (32)

Stoic principles
• Happiness could be achieved by leading a virtuous life.
• Controlling emotions was essential.
• Epictetus said that external events cannot be controlled but the (33) people make in response can be controlled.
• A Stoic is someone who has a different view on experiences which others would consider as (34)

The influence of Stoicism
• George Washington organised a (35) about Cato to motivate his men.
• The French artist Delacroix was a Stoic.
• Adam Smith’s ideas on (36) were influenced by Stoicism.
• Some of today’s political leaders are inspired by the Stoics.
• Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
– the treatment for (37) is based on ideas from Stoicism
– people learn to base their thinking on (38)
• In business, people benefit from Stoicism by identifying obstacles as (39)

Relevance of Stoicism
• It requires a lot of (40) but Stoicism can help people to lead a good life.
• It teaches people that having a strong character is more important than anything else.

1. Egg
2. Tower
3. Car
4. Animals
5. Bridge
6. Movie/ film
7. Decorate
8. Wednesdays
9. Fradstone
10. Parking
11. C
12. A
13. B
14. C
15. H
16. C
17. G
18. B
19. I
20. A
21. C, E
22. C, E
23. B, E
24. B, E
25. D
26. C
27. A
28. H
29. F
30. G
31. Practical
32. Publications
33. Choices
34. Negative
35. Play
36. Capitalism
37. Depression
38. Logic
39. Opportunity
40. Practice/ practise