IELTS MASTER | Test6 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: Technological nature you may have heard this term. It is a term used to describe a picture of a natural scene that has been produced using computer graphics so that basically it is not a real view say of garden or field it is a virtual one it is picture that looks like a real scene. Now looking at scenes of nature is known to have an effect on people’s health and well being. So for someone who is ill for a patient in a hospital does a virtual view of a garden have the same impact as a real one? Does it have the same beneficial effects when you look at it? Because that would be good. Well if you test this out if you put a group of people in a room with a real view and another group of people in room with a virtual view an unreal view you can see what happens when they get stressed. If you give both groups a task that is slightly stressful and increases their heart rate and what you will find is that the people who have the real garden scene outside their window to look at their heart rate goes back to normal more quickly than those of the people in the other group who only have a virtual view to look at. So yes there is a difference people’s recovery from stress is faster in the room with the real view.



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: In criminal trials memory is a basic a critical feature of proceedings. Both sides of the legal team prosecution and defence are likely to rely to some extent on witnesses and on what they can recall of events that led up to or indeed formed part of the criminal act. Now it has been well established in various circles that memory can be unreliable particularly if new information is introduced in cross examination that has not been presented up until that point new facts that witnesses were unaware of. A lot of research has been done to test the effects of this and it can be very problematic. For example if you show a group of subjects a video of a crime then you get someone else to read them an account of the same crime but adding in information be it ideas or objects that were not present on the video. What researchers have found is that when the subjects are asked to re tell what they saw on the video they too included a number of things that were never there. In other words the introduction of new information in a court of law is very likely to skew or distort a witness’ memory of the event.



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.

Which aspects of subway construction will the speaker talk about in this lecture?

Answer

Answer: 3, 4



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

According to the speaker, which of the following measures helped reduce community problems in Brickendon?

Answer

Answer: 2, 6



Section 3: Fill in the blanks

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

Learning a language in the classroom is never easy and, quite (1) it's not the way that most people would choose to learn if they had other
(2) Having said that there are plenty of reasons for keeping languages on the school curriculum. For one thing, a fair number of students go on to take jobs in business and commerce that require a (3) knowledge of a second language. When you talk to young
(4) in top companies, it seems that they had a career plan from the start; they were motivated to find additional things to put on their CVs — and of course language is one of those added, but (5) extras.

Answer

Answer: 1-frankly, 2-options, 3-basic, 4-employed, 5-significant



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

The assignment that I'm going to set for the holiday period is one that we've given students for a number of years. It's quite (1) and will allow you to get out and about — it's no good being shut up in your rooms all the time! It does have a written (2) too. Um, basically it's a data gathering exercise and there are two choices with regard to how you (3) the data. We'll go through those in a moment. I'm also going to give you a link to an internet site that is — well it's critical that you (4) this before you do anything, as it provides a lot of guidance on data presentation, both in terms of how you plot it — its diagrammatic form and also its (5) which has to be clear..

Answer

Answer: 1-practical, 2-element, 3-collect, 4-review, 5-description



Section 4: Highlight correct summary

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

1 Business students are finding it increasingly difficult to get employment, as the standard of law courses has declined since 2007. Employers have criticized the schools for adopting unsatisfactory teaching methods, and have urged them to ensure students get higher grades.

2 In order to improve the chances of their students obtaining jobs after they have finished their courses, some business schools are adjusting their grades. These adjustments are being made to all grades awarded since 2007 but instead of benefiting the students it is, in some instances, having the opposite effect.

3 Some business schools have realized that their grading system has been inaccurate since 2007 and are currently making changes to correct the errors. Students' grades are being revised, and employers have welcomed this move as it means that they will be able to employ better qualified students.

4 Since 2007, the education of business students has been improving but this has not been reflected in the grades that they are achieving. Business schools have been under pressure from employers to ensure that the grades that students are achieving match their abilities far better than in recent years.

Answer

Answer: 2



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

1 Many existing buildings in city centres, such as Perth are being cleared to make way for modern developments. Although this is improving the visual impact of the city, it is causing difficulties in areas where there is not enough space to accommodate the expanding population.

2 Developers in Perth and other parts of Western Australia are suggesting that it would be better to build much-needed homes within the city centre, as this would be more affordable for local people. It would also make transportation to and from jobs and shops cheaper and quicker.

3 Cities like Perth in Western Australia are experiencing a rapid growth in urban development, and the current trend is to expand into surrounding regions. Although some people think this is more cost effective than building within cities, others believe it's having a harmful effect on the environment in these areas.

4 The housing shortage in Perth is being addressed by encouraging people to move to other cities in Western Australia where there is more space to develop new housing and infrastructure. This will benefit people struggling to find accommodation and also avoid having to develop on bushland

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 speaker's main focus?


Answer

Answer: 4



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

What do the speakers feel about early views on malaria?


Answer

Answer: 1



Section 6: Select missing word

A You will hear a recording about the brain. 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



B You will hear a recording about money. 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: 1



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.

It seems we now know more about outer space than we do about the Earth's core. This is because temperatures are so great at the centre of the Earth that human beings have not been able to take a close look at it. However, new techniques of analysis may soon change all that. The seismic waves formed by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions penetrate the Earth's layers at different speeds. It is now hoped that by studying these waves, scientists will be able to make new findings and solve some of the mysteries of the inside structure of the Earth.



Answer

Answer: great, techniques, formed, findings, inside



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.

Many species of birds cover long miles during their seasonal migration to warmer climates. But how successful are they, and do birds that get lost on their route ever survive to find their way back? Much research has been done into how birds navigate and the results show that age is a significant reason. Young birds usually just carry on, if they lose their migratory path, and thus fail to achieve their destination, whereas older, more experienced birds will generally be able to find their first route and continue successfully on their journey



Answer

Answer: miles, survive, done, reason, achieve, first



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

Answer: You should draw your graph on separate page.



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Answer

Answer:Some young people find city life rather stressful.



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Answer

Answer: Weather patterns have changes significantly over the past two hundred years.



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