IELTS MASTER | Test5 Listening

Listening



Section 1: Summarize spoken text

A You will hear a short lecture. Write a summary for a fellow student who was not present at the lecture. You should write 50-70 words.

You will have 10 minutes to finish this task. Your response will be judged on the quality of your writing and on how well your response presents the key points presented in the lecture.

Answer

Answer: Scientists are discovering that when you touch someone, you communicate very specific emotions such as sympathy, disgust, gratitude, or even love. The current issue of the scientific journal Emotion features a series of studies about touch. Reporter Michelle Trudeau touched base with the lead researcher. Michelle Trudeau: Psychologist Matt Hertenstein from DePaul University in Green Castle, Indiana decided to study touch while he was watching parents interacting with their babies - making faces and cooing sounds, squeezing, stroking, nuzzling them. Mr. Matt Hertenstein (DePaul University): And all of a sudden it struck me one day and I thought, you know, I wonder if touch can communicate distinct emotions, much like the face and the voice. Michelle Trudeau: Decades of research has been done on the face and the voice and the distinct emotions that they communicate. But touch has been relatively neglected by researchers until Hertenstein stepped in and began his experiments. Mr. Matt Hertenstein: We invited two participants into the lab. And we put a curtain up between those two people. Michelle Trudeau: So they coAnsuldn't see or hear each other. One participant, the sender, was told to try and communicate twelve different emotions, one by one, to the other participant, the receiver. Mr. Matt Hertenstein: The receiver would put his or her arm underneath the curtain, on to the sender's side. Michelle Trudeau: The sender would then touch the receiver's forearm, trying to communicate the specific emotion, such as envy, fear, love, embarrassment, anger, gratitude, pride, disgust. The receiver had to then decide which emotion was being communicated.



B You will hear a short lecture. Write a summary for a fellow student who was not present at the lecture. You should write 50-70 words.

You will have 10 minutes to finish this task. Your response will be judged on the quality of your writing and on how well your response presents the key points presented in the lecture.

Answer

Answer:About 20 years ago Kent Anger and Barry Johnson came up with 750 chemicals that could harm the brain during development. Nobody has since then dared to update that number, it's just a guess today, there has to be more than a thousand if there was 750 twenty years ago. But the problem is also that we have put too little emphasis in this type of, uh, research.
For example, it has taken so far the OECD 10 years to devise a battery of tests that they could recommend for systematic testing of chemicals for developmental neurotoxicity. That panel, that battery, has not yet been completed and authorized by OECD so it's taking way, way, way too long because it is complicated. But there is so much at stake.
Children are just losing IQ points and losing their concentration span, memory or motor functions. But in the present world where there's so much emphasis on knowledge and brain functions this can also translate into dollars. The EPA has calculated that every time a child loses one IQ point because of chemical pollution it costs society something like $8,000 or $10,000.



Section 2: Multiple choice, choose multiple answer

A Listen to the recording and answer the question by selecting all the correct responses. You will need to select more than one response.

The purpose of this talk is to

Answer

Answer: 2, 5



B Listen to the recording and answer the question by selecting all the correct responses. You will need to select more than one response.

What happened as a result of the arrival of colonists?

Answer

Answer: 1, 5



Section 3: Fill in the blanks

A You will hear a recording. Write the missing words in each blank.

One seminal difference in policy remains; the (1) has not matched what is Labor’s most important innovation promise. That is to bring together responsibilities for innovation, industry, science and research under one single federal minister. Innovation responsibilities (2) lie within the powerful Department of Education and Science, and while there is a (3) industry department, it has little influence within Cabinet This has
(4) policy development and given Australia's innovation policies a distinctly science and research (5) It is the scientists rather than the engineers who call the tune in innovation policy in Canberra, so it's no surprise our policies are all about (6) government funded research and later (7) their results.

Answer

Answer: 1-coalition, 2-currently, 3-separate, 4-hampered, 5-bias, 6-boosting, 7-commercializing



B You will hear a recording. Write the missing words in each blank.

We have decided to adopt just as a loose theme for the course a (1) Theme so that you can see the (2) between chemistry and biology and the things you might consider doing in the future. We want you to think about the (3) that are relevant to your body the processes that occur in your body, the chemistry that is going on and how (4) Plays a role. And we divided the course into four sections and after each section there will be a mid term. The first one or an exam. The first one is about (5) .

Answer

Answer: 1-biological, 2-connections, 3-molecules, 4-energy, 5-matter



Section 4: Highlight correct summary

A You will hear a recording. Choose the paragraph that best relates to the recording.

1 Culture throughout the world plays a mutually beneficial role in the consumer markets of a society. Through culture, consumers are able to identify the products most important to them, and at the same time, culture is able to adapt to what buyers and sellers desire at any given moment.

2 Throughout the many cultures found in the world, consumers have behaved predictably While each society may have different values, the level of consumption as compared to other cultures is relatively equal Globalization ensures that consumers adopt the same process when buying goods and services.

3 The way a consumer buys, uses, and values a product is independent of cultural influence. A consumer may purchase desired products and still practice the beliefs and customs of their culture. Even the organizations responsible for bringing various products to consumers operate without regard to cultural sensitivities.

4 Consumers in different cultures value different things. These values, which can be unique from one culture to the next, impact not only what kinds of products these consumers buy, but also who they buy them from, how they buy them, and for what uses and reasons.

Answer

Answer: 4



B You will hear a recording. Choose the paragraph that best relates to the recording.

1 Unless major oil consumers invest in exploration now (which would be the first time major funds have been invested since 1964) global oil production will level out and be unable to meet increased demands from India and China.

2 With the continuation of improvements in technology, geology, and with government support, there is little doubt that further major reserves of oil will be found in the near future. This should result in sustainable oil supplies for a further 150 years.

3 While we are not about to run out of oil, we are certainly past the peak of oil production, which occurred about 40 years ago This is despite improvements in technology, geology, and with tax-subsidized investment in exploration.

4 Oil consumption reached its first peak in 1964. Since that time the world has become increasingly dependent on oil it is unlikely that there will be any new major oil discoveries in the immediate future or at any subsequent time.

Answer

Answer: 3



Section 5: Multiple choice, choose single answer

A Listen to the recording and answer the multiple-choice question by selecting the correct response. Only one response is correct.

What is the main idea that the speaker is trying to convey in her comments?


Answer

Answer: 3



B Listen to the recording and answer the multiple-choice question by selecting the correct response. Only one response is correct.

What is the lecture mainly about?


Answer

Answer: 3



Select missing word

A You will hear a recording. At the end of the recording, the last word or group of words has been replaced by a beep. Select the correct option to complete the recording.



Answer

Answer: 4



B You will hear a recording. At the end of the recording, the last word or group of words has been replaced by a beep. Select the correct option to complete the recording.



Answer

Answer: 3



Section 7: Highlight incorrect words

A You will hear a recording. Below is a transcription of the recording. Some words in the transcription differ from what the speakers) said. As you listen, circle the words that are different.

So far in our discussion of chemical equations we have assumed that these reactions only go in one direction, the forward direction, from left to right as we read it in the equation. That's why our arrowhead points from left to right: reactants react together to make products. However, this is not exactly how things occur in reality. In fact, practically every chemical reaction is reversible, meaning the products can also react together to reform the reactants that they were made of. So instead of writing that single arrow facing from right to top, a more appropriate symbol would be a double arrow, one going from left to right and one going from right to left Reactants are continually - continuously - reacting to form produce But at the same time as those products are formed, they remake the reactants They're both going simultaneously, forming each other This is what we would call a state of equality.



Answer

Answer: equations, arrowhead, reality, right, top, produce, equality



B You will hear a recording. Below is a transcription of the recording. Some words in the transcription differ from what the speaker(s) said. As you listen, circle the words that are different.

I think the importance of creativity today really reflects a fundamental rift in the nature of the economy. You know, in the old days, wealth was created because in the industrial era, you manufactured everything, you got economies of scale, you had long production runs, you were really effective - you know, you could get a Model T, any color just so long as it was black Right? So there was centralization. And there was a whole set of presumptions about how to manage, how to create an organization - you know, a typical kind of hierarchical organization - to make sure that things ran smoothly Well, that may be great for a relatively stable era of history - relatively stable - but now things are functionally unstable - and so we need less economies of scale and more economies of recovery. Which means that the management approach, the organizational approach, has got to shift as well.



Answer

Answer: rift, everything, effective, centralization, presumptions, functionally, recovery



Section 8: Write from dictation

You will hear some sentences. Write each sentence exactly as you hear it. Write as much of each sentence as you can. You will hear each sentence only once.

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Answer

  • 1. You must submit your assignments by next Friday at the latest.
  • 2. The time of the maths lecture has been changed to 10.30.
  • 3. Final year business students have to write a 5000 word essay on market trends.


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