IELTS MASTER | listening test 186

listening test 186

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

Copying photos to digital format

Name of company: Picturerep

• Maximum size of photos is 30 cm, minimum size 4 cm.
• Photos must not be in a (1) or an album.

• The cost for 360 photos is (2) £ (including one disk).
• Before the completed order is sent, (3) is required.

Services included in the price
• Photos can be placed in a folder, e.g. with the name (4)
• The (5) and contrast can be improved if necessary.
• Photos which are very fragile will be scanned by (6)

Special restore service (costs extra)
• It may be possible to remove an object from a photo, or change the (7)
• A photo which is not correctly in (8) cannot be fixed.

Other information
• Orders are completed within (9)
• Send the photos in a box (not 10 )

Part 2: Questions 11-15
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

11. Dartfield House school used to be
A tourist information centre.
B a private home.
C a local council building.

12. What is planned with regard to the lower school?
A All buildings on the main site will be improved.
B The lower school site will be used for new homes.
C Additional school buildings will be constructed on the lower school site.

13. The catering has been changed because of
A long queuing times.
B changes to the school timetable.
C dissatisfaction with the menus.

14. Parents are asked to
A help their children to decide in advance which serving point to use.
B make sure their children have enough money for food.
C advise their children on healthy food to eat.

15. What does the speaker say about the existing canteen?
A Food will still be served there.
B Only staff will have access to it.
C Pupils can take their food into it.

Questions 16-18
What comment does the speaker make about each of the following serving points in the Food Hall?
Choose THREE answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-D, next to Questions 16-18.

A pupils help to plan menus
B only vegetarian food
C different food every week
D daily change in menu

Food available at serving points in Food Hall
16. World Adventures
17. Street Life
18. Speedy Italian

Questions 19 and 20
Choose TWO letters, A-E. Which TWO optional after-school lessons are new?

A swimming
B piano
C acting
D cycling
E theatre sound and lighting

Part 3: Questions 21-24
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Assignment on sleep and dreams
21. Luke read that one reason why we often forget dreams is that
A our memories cannot cope with too much information.
B we might otherwise be confused about what is real.
C we do not think they are important.

22. What do Luke and Susie agree about dreams predicting the future?
A It may just be due to chance.
B It only happens with certain types of event.
C It happens more often than some people think.

23. Susie says that a study on pre-school children having a short nap in the day
A had controversial results.
B used faulty research methodology.
C failed to reach any clear conclusions.

24. In their last assignment, both students had problems with
A statistical analysis.
B making an action plan.
C self-assessment.

Questions 25-30
Complete the flow chart below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Assignment Plan
Decide on research question: Is there a relationship between hours of sleep and number of dreams?
Decide on sample: Twelve students from the (25)………………department
Decide on methodology: Self-reporting
Decide on procedure: Answers on (26)…………………
Check ethical guidelines for working with (27)………………

Ensure that risk is assessed and (28)…………………….is kept to a minimum
Analyse the results

Calculate the correlation and make a (29)……………….
(30)………………….the research


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

Health benefits of dance
Recent findings:
• All forms of dance produce various hormones associated with feelings of happiness.
• Dancing with others has a more positive impact than dancing alone.
• An experiment on university students suggested that dance increases (31)
• For those with mental illness, dance could be used as a form of (32)

Benefits of dance for older people:
• accessible for people with low levels of (33)
• reduces the risk of heart disease
• better (34) reduces the risk of accidents
• improves (35) function by making it work faster
• improves participants’ general well-being
• gives people more (36) to take exercise
• can lessen the feeling of (37) , very common in older people

Benefits of Zumba:
• A study at The University of Wisconsin showed that doing Zumba for 40 minutes uses up as many (38) as other quite intense forms of exercise.
• The American Journal of Health Behavior study showed that:
– women suffering from (39) benefited from doing Zumba.
– Zumba became a (40) for the participants.

1. Frame
2. 195
3. Payment
4. Grandparents
5. Color/ colour
6. Hand
7. Background
8. Focus
9. Ten days/ 10 days
10. Plastic
11. C
12. B
13. A
14. A
15. C
16. D
17. A
18. B
19. B, C
20. B, C
21. B
22. A
23. C
24. C
25. History
26. Paper
27. Humans/ people
28. Stress
29. Graph
30. Evaluate
31. Creativity
32. Therapy
33. Fitness
34. Balance
35. Brain
36. Motivation
37. Isolation
38. Calories
39. Obesity
40. Habit