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IELTS Practice Test 3

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Published on: 05 May 2019

Listening Practice Test 1

Answer Keys:

  • 1 engineering
  • 2 car salesman
  • 3 (play)(ing) chess
  • 4 electronics
  • 5 1,200
  • 6 immediately
  • 7 Spanish
  • 8 10 A,E,F
  • 11 consultation(s)
  • 12 diet
  • 13 test
  • 14 monthly
  • 15 three
  • 16 C
  • 17 A
  • 18 E
  • 19 F
  • 20 B
  • 21 B
  • 22 C
  • 23 A
  • 24 B
  • 25 C
  • 26 7
  • 27 MBP
  • 28 not stable
  • 29 bad attitude
  • 30 health problems
  • 31 C
  • 32 C
  • 33 A
  • 34 limestone
  • 35 solidifies
  • 36 fault lines
  • 37 calcium
  • 38 flowstone
  • 39 1986
  • 40 bottom up

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Review & Explanations:

Section 1: Questions 1-10

Questions 1-7

Complete the form.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Client Details

Name: Andrew Peterson (Example)

Educational Qualification: Degree in 1

Previous Job: 2

Hobbies: 3

Main Skills: 4

Expected Salary ($): 5

Can start? 6

Other languages? 7

  • 1 Answer: engineering
    • The keywords concerned in Q1 are “Qualification”, “Degree.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a major/ subject.

    • when the man asks Andrew for some further information about Andrew main level of education (degree), Andrew answers that he is studying in “engineering”.

    • Therefore, the answer for Q1 must be “engineering”.

  • 2 Answer: car salesman
    • The keyword concerned in Q2 is “Previous Job” .

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a name of a job that Andrew has worked before.

    • Andrew says that the only job he’s had is a car salesman.

    • Therefore, the answer for Q2 must be “car salesman”.

  • 3 Answer: (play)(ing) chess
    • The keyword concerned in Q3 is “Hobbies”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be names of some hobbies.

    • Andrew refers 2 names of sport games (chess and tennis) but he’s only interested in chess.

    • Therefore, the answer for Q3 must be “playing Chess” or “Chess”.

  • 4 Answer: electronics
    • The keyword concerned in Q4 is “Main Skills”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be names of some skills.

    • The woman asks Andrew what are his main skills.  Andrew says that his best skill is Electronics. Thus, the answer for Q4 must be “Electronics”.

  • 5 Answer: 1,200
    • The keyword concerned in Q5 is  “Expected Salary ($) .

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a mount of salary that Andrew expects to receive.

    • Be careful! He says he wants the standard payment of 1,200 or 1,500 a month. However, he agrees with the amount of money (1,200) that the woman suggests.  Thus, the answer for Q5 must be “1,200”.

  • 6 Answer: immediately
    • The keyword concerned in Q6 is “Can start?”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a day he can begin to work.

    • The woman asks Andrew when he can start. And he says he’s able to start immediately. Therefore, the answer for Q6 must be “immediately”.

  • 7 Answer: Spanish
    • The keyword concerned in Q7 is “Other language”.

    • From the question, it is hardly to guest the meaning of the question. So we should follow the next question the woman asks Andrew to identify that other information Andrew want to add to his application.

    • He firstly mentions his motorbike and his character (friendly). However, he also refers that he can speak Spanish. Furthermore, the woman says that might be useful. Therefore, the answer for Q7 must be “Spanish”.

Questions 8-10

Choose THREE letters from the list, A-G.

Which THREE qualities do employers most value In their staff?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • 8-10 Answer: A,E,F
    • The keywords concerned in Q8 are “THREE Qualities” and “most value”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be 3 nouns about qualities a company access staff highly.

    • Note: Any misunderstanding or inattention may result in incorrect answer.

    Firstly, there are 3 qualities mentioned here: Being hardworking, diligent, and focused on your job. However, they are not the needed answer because she says Andrew can’t see the bigger picture or provide any useful suggestions for the company.

    She then says that thinking for yourself, outside the box as they say, and being free of the standard ways of approaching tasks are what employers certainly value that.

    Thus, the answer for Q8 must be “Problem-solving skills” (outside the box as they say).

    • The keywords concerned in Q9 are  “THREE Qualities” and “most value”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be 3 nouns about qualities a company access staff highly.

    • Note: Any misunderstanding or inattention may result in incorrect answer.

    Firstly, there are 3 qualities mentioned here: Being hardworking, diligent, and focused on your job. However, they are not the needed answer because she says Andrew can’t see the bigger picture or provide any useful suggestions for the company.

    She then says that thinking for yourself, outside the box as they say, and being free of the standard ways of approaching tasks are what employers certainly value that.

    Thus, the answer for Q9 must be “Independent thinking” (thinking for yourself).

    • The keywords concerned in Q10 are “THREE Qualities” and “most value”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be 3 nouns about qualities a company access staff highly.

    • Note: Any misunderstanding or inattention may result in incorrect answer.

    Firstly, there are 3 qualities mentioned here: Being hardworking, diligent, and focused on your job. However, they are not the needed answer because she says Andrew can’t see the bigger picture or provide any useful suggestions for the company.

    She then says that thinking for yourself, outside the box as they say, and being free of the standard ways of approaching tasks are what employers certainly value that.

    • Thus, the answer for Q10 must be “Good personality” (being free of the standard ways of approaching tasks).

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You will hear a young student, Andrew, ringing an employment agency, enquiring about their services.

Andrew: Hello. Is this the Triple A Employment agency? .

Woman: Yes.

Andrew: Hi. I rang before. My name’s Andrew. Andrew Peterson. I rang you earlier and gave you my personal details. If you remember, I’m that student looking for work during the summer holidays.

Woman: Oh, sure. Actually, I have your file right here. But... we still need to add some further information.

Andrew: Yeah, that’s what they told me, and that’s why I’m ringing. What do you need to know?

Woman: Well, we have to know your main level of education. It’s a degree, I suppose.

Andrew: Yes, but I’m still doing it, in engineering. It’s quite interesting. Some of my friends are studying computing though, so I’m interested in that, also.

Woman: Well, I’ll just write in your main degree subject. Engineering. We usually have a demand in computing though. Have you worked with computers before? Andrew: No. I just do some programming for fun at the university, but I almost got a job as a computer designer once. Actually, the only job I’ve ever had was as a car salesman, believe it or not. 

Woman: Well, at least you’ve had experience dealing with customers. What about hobbies though? Sometimes they can help develop useful skills.

Andrew: Ummm ... in my free time I don’t do much — mostly study. I play chess occasionally at the university chess club. That’s right next to the tennis courts, but I’m not interested in that.

Woman: Chess helps develop analytical skills, so I’ll put that down. Of course, it’s your main skills that employers want to know about. What would you say they are? 

Andrew: Well, I’m in my third year now, studying electrical machines and generating systems, but I’d say electronics is my best skill— much better than, say, my machine skills, which aren’t so good, actually.

Woman: Okay ... machine skills are in demand, but so too are electronic ones, so we might be able to find you a part-time job in that field. But what sort of money do you expect to got? 

Andrew: Oh, anything really. I’d want the standard payment, let’s say. What’s normal? 1,000 a month? 1,500?

Woman: I’ll just put $1,200, okay?

Andrew: That’s fine by me.

Woman: When can you start? Say, within two days?

Andrew: Easily! Actually, less. In fact, just give me a ring, and I’ll be able to start immediately, although I admit it’ll take me a few days to get used to getting up early in the morning.

Woman: Okay! That’s just about it, unless you’d like to add anything else which may help with your application?

Andrew: Ah, not really. I ride a motorbike, but that’s unimportant. I’m friendly, but every applicant claims that, right? I can speak another language.

Woman: Ah, that might be useful, depending on the language. Is it Chinese? A Chinese speaker would go down well.

Andrew: Spanish, I’ m afraid. You see, I grew up with some friends who came from South America.

Woman: Okay, I’ll write that down, but I don’t think it will help that much, sorry to say.

Andrew: Well, thanks for your help, and hopefully I’ll get a job soon, but can I just ask one more question? [Sure] What, basically, are employers looking for when they Interview someone?

Woman: Oh, many things. Being hardworking, diligent, and focused on your job is good, but surprisingly, it often means you can’t see the bigger picture, or provide suggestions which help the company move forward. That requires thinking for yourself, outside the box as they say, and being free of the standard ways of approaching tasks. Employers certainly value that.

Andrew: I guess experience must help, though?

Woman: It depends. If it involved a routine job, one which didn’t exercise your mind, it might not mean that much at all. But since companies are basically composed of people, it is important to be able to get along with others. There’s no point in hiring someone whom the other employees don’t like, right? That just causes problems — in fact, I would say that being friendly and approachable ranks far more highly than your academic qualifications.

Andrew: Okay, and that’s all assessed at the interview, right?

Woman: Yes, and your qualifications, experience, and approach to the job, such as whether you can do different things, work overtime, or do long hours as needed. But those latter qualities are pretty much standard. What may be more important is based on the fact that things inevitably go wrong. Mistakes are made, and someone’s got to fix them in a way that creates the least disturbance. People with demonstrated abilities to do this are certainly regarded highly.

Andrew: I see. That’s very interesting.

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