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IELTS General Training Volume 2

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Published on: 13 Dec 2017

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Listening Practice Test 2

Answer Keys:

  • 1 C
  • 2 T
  • 3 C T
  • 4 C S T
  • 5 T
  • 6 T
  • 7 S
  • 8 C
  • 15 Smith Street
  • 16 laying (telephone) cable(s)
  • 17 (the) college grounds
  • 18 side door
  • 9 v
  • 10 11 (pm)
  • 11 11.30 pm,11.30
  • 12 v
  • 13 v
  • 14 Thursday
  • 24 C
  • 25 A
  • 26 A
  • 27 A
  • 28 B
  • 29 D
  • 19 water wheel
  • 20 gears
  • 21 spray tube
  • 22 holes
  • 23 base
  • 30 hunger
  • 31 noise
  • 32 study
  • 33 tense
  • 34 tired
  • 35 45 degrees
  • 36 relaxed
  • 37 chew
  • 38 exercise
  • 39 smoky
  • 40 long-term

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10 Jojo Thomas 9 20:03

Review & Explanations:

Section 1: Questions 1-8

Questions 1-8

  Listen to the conversation and complete the table. Write C for Cookery, S for Sports and T for Travel.

 
Name of author C = Cookery 

S = Sports

T = Travel

Peter Adams  Example        S T
Stephen Bau 1
Pam Campbell 2
C. Kezik                         S
Ari Hussein 3
Sally Innes                        S
Meg Jorgensen 4
Bruno Murray 5
Ruby Lee 6
Jim Wells 7
Helen Yeung 8
  • 1 Answer: C
  • The keyword concerned in Q1 should be “Stephen Bau”.

    Carol said: “Next one is Stephen Bau”can be seen as a suggestion for the answer’s appearance.

    John said that “He wrote Summer Barbecues, Cooking for Singles , Dinners by Candlelight…

    Hence, the answer for Q1 is C

  • 2 Answer: T
  • The keyword concerned in Q2 should be “Pam Campbell”.

    John asked: “Do you have anything by Pam Campbell” can be seen as a suggestion for the answer’s appearance.

    Carol said: “Wanderings in Greece, My life in Russia, Travels in the Amazon, and Pam Campbell’s guide to a successful trip”

    Hence, the answer for Q2 is T

  • 3 Answer: C T
  • The keyword concerned in Q3 should be “Ari Hussein”.

    John said: “He was a one-topic writer. Ari Hussein” can be seen as a suggestion for the answer’s appearance.

    “That’s enough! He was a one-topic writer. Ari Hussein, however, wrote about cooking and travel ! His series of cook books is called Living and cooking in Spain.” John said.

    Hence, the answer for Q3 is C T

  • 4 Answer: C S T
  • The keyword concerned in Q4 should be “Meg Jorgensen”.

    John said: “Meg Jorgensen has three bookcan be seen as a suggestion for the answer’s appearance.

    He continued to say: “Cooking for health, Sport is good for you! and Travelling in Australia.

    Hence, the answer for Q4 is C S T

  • 5 Answer: T
  • The keyword concerned in Q5 should be “Bruno Murray”.

    Carol asked: “A varied talent. Who’s next?” can be seen as a suggestion for the answer’s appearance.

    John said: “Bruno Murray. He wrote children’s books – a whole series called A child’s guide and then the name of the city”

    Hence, the answer for Q5 is T

  • 6 Answer: T
  • The keyword concerned in Q6 should be “Ruby Lee”.

    Carol asked: “A varied talent. Who’s next?” can be seen as a suggestion for the answer’s appearance.

    John said: “Bruno Murray. He wrote children’s books – a whole series called A child’s guide and then the name of the city”

    Hence, the answer for Q6 is T

  • 7 Answer: S
  • The keyword concerned in Q7 should be “Jim Wells”.

    John said: “Jim Wells wouldn’t like that”. It is certain that the answer must be somewhere around here.

    John continue to say: “His books are all about motor racing . Hmm. Nice photos of old racing cars. Don’t you love the goggles on the driver?”. Motor racing is a sport.

    Hence, the answer for Q7 is S

  • 8 Answer: C
  • The keyword concerned in Q8 should be “Helen Yeung”.

    John asked: “What did Helen Yeung write?” can be seen as a suggestion for the answer’s appearance.

    Carol said: “Summer menus: food for thought. She also did a book of Chinese recipes – Cantonese, I think.”

    Hence, the answer for Q8 is C

Section 1
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SECTION 1

Listen to the conversation between two students, John and Carol. They have a list of the names of authors whose books have been given to the library. They have to classify the authors as writers of cookery, sports or travel. First you have some time to look at Questions 1 to 8 on the table now.

You will see that there is an example which has been done for you. The conversation relating to this will be played first.

John: This is a great collection of books, isn’t it?

Carol: Very impressive. Who gave them to us?

John: Apparently the donor was a book reviewer. There are a lot of books about sport. Here’s one. My life in cricket.

Carol: That’s certainly sports. Who’s the author?

John: Peter Adams.

Carol: He also wrote Journeys through Spain.

John: Did he?

Narrator: Peter Adams writes on both sports and travel, so S T is written against his name.

Now we shall begin. You should answer the questions as you listen because you will not hear the recording a second time. Now listen carefully and answer questions 1 to 8.

John: This is a great collection of books, isn’t it?

Carol: Very impressive. Who gave them to us?

John: Apparently the donor was a book reviewer.

There are a lot of books about sport. Here’s one. My life in cricket.

Carol: That’s certainly sports. Who’s the author?

John: Peter Adams.

Carol: He also wrote Journeys through Spain.

John: Did he?

Carol: Next one is Stephen Bau.

John: He wrote Summer Barbecues, Cooking for Singles, Dinners by Candlelight…

Carol: Anything else?

John: No. Do you have anything by Pam Campbell?

Carol: Wanderings in Greece, My life in Russia, Travels in the Amazon, and Pam Campbell’s guide to a successful trip.

John: Sounds like she got around! My next one is C. Kezik.

Carol: He has a list of books about football. The World Cup. Heroes of the World Cup. Playing with the round ball. Soccer for everyone…

John: That’s enough! He was a one-topic writer. Ari Hussein, however, wrote about cooking and travel! His series of cook books is called Living and cooking in Spain, Living and cooking in China, Living and cooking in Brazil. He’s been everywhere.

Carol: I’ve got a specialist here. Sally Innes on tennis. Here are some of her titles: Improve your serve, Tennis for everyone, Tennis forever!

John: Meg Jorgensen has three books, one in each category: Cooking for health, Sport is good for you! and Travelling in Australia.

Carol: A varied talent. Who’s next?

John: Bruno Murray. He wrote children’s books – a whole series called A child’s guide and then the name of the city.

Carol: Oh. You mean like A child’s guide to London?

John: Yes, that’s right He seems to have stayed in Europe. Ruby Lee, however, has just one book. It’s called The emerald isle and it’s all about Ireland. Apparently she went around Ireland on foot.

Carol: Jim Wells wouldn’t like that! His books are all about motor racing. Hmm. Nice photos of old racing cars. Don’t you love the goggles on the driver?

John: They do look strange, don’t they? I think we’re nearly finished. What did Helen Yeung write?

Carol: Summer menus: food for thought. She also did a book of Chinese recipes – Cantonese, I think.

John: Okay. That’s dealt with the first box. Let’s stop for a minute.

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