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Listening Practice Test 7

Answer Keys:

  • 1 terminal
  • 2 Pantera
  • 3 east
  • 4 07765 328411
  • 5 hotel (restaurant)
  • 6 raincoat
  • 7 (walking) shoes
  • 8 Mountain Lives
  • 9 chocolate
  • 10 a calendar
  • 11 C
  • 12 B
  • 13 A
  • 14 A
  • 15 C
  • 16 B
  • 17 F
  • 18 B
  • 19 D
  • 20 E
  • 21 22 A,D
  • 23 24 B,E
  • 25 26 B,C
  • 27 C
  • 28 B
  • 29 D
  • 30 F
  • 31 rainfall
  • 32 air
  • 33 freezing
  • 34 unsuccessful
  • 35 cheap
  • 36 grass
  • 37 solar
  • 38 site
  • 39 walls
  • 40 women

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Review & Explanations:

Section 1: Questions 1-10

Questions 1-10

Complete the notes below.

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

Notes for holiday

Travel information

Example

Will email the flight number

-   must find out which 1 arriving at

-   best taxi company 2

-   Note: Simon lives in the 3  of the city

-   Simon’s cell phone number: 4

What to pack

(to wear)

-   casual clothes

-   one smart dress - to wear at a 5

-   a good 6

-   tough 7

(to read)

-   try to find book named 8 by Rex Campbell.

(for presents)

-   for Janice: 9

-   for Alec: 10 (with racing pictures)

  • 1 Answer: terminal
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q1.

    must find out which ______ arriving at

     

    Man: Yes, do, because one of us will try to come and collect you from the airport, if we can. I presume you’ll be coming into Terminal One?

    Woman:Aggh ... I don’t know ... I’ll have to find out which one it is ...

    Man:Yes ... you must ... we don’t want to be waiting at the wrong one!

    The keywords concerned in Q1 are “find out”, “arriving at”. We can assume that the answer for Q1 may be a noun.

    Follow the conversation, we can hear the man ask the woman “you’ll be coming into Terminal One?” and the woman said she’ll have to find out which one (terminal) it is?”, it means that the woman must find out which terminal arriving at.

    Thus, the correct answer for Q1 should be “terminal”

  • 2 Answer: Pantera
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q2.

    best taxi company ________

    There’s a really good company called Pantera.

    Can you spell that?

    It’s P-A-N-T-E-R-A. They have a stand at the airport ... you can’t miss it ... and they’re really reliable.

    The keywords concerned in Q2are “best taxi company”. We can assume that the answer for Q2 may be a specific name.

    Follow the conversation, we can hear the man mentioned the name of taxi company and spell it clearly “P-A-N-T-E-R-A”.

    Thus, the correct answer for Q2 should be “PANTERA”

  • 3 Answer: east
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q3.

    Note: Simon lives in the  _______ of the city

     

    And you’re near the city centre, aren’t you?

    We’re East of it actually ... don’t tell the driver city centre because you’ll really get caught up in traffic!

    The keywords concerned in Q3are “Simon”, “live”, “of the city”. We can assume that the answer for Q3 may be an area.

    Follow the conversation; we can hear the man said “we’re East of it (city)”. It means that he lives in the East of the City.

    Thus, the correct answer for Q3 should be “East”

    Note: Don’t be misled by “the center of city” because the man said “don’t tell the driver city center”, it means that “center” is incorrect.

  • 4 Answer: 07765 328411
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q4.

    Simon’s cell phone number: ________

    Simon:        OK ... and I changed it recently anyway. Ready? It’s zero seven seven six five, three two eight, four double one.

    The keywords concerned in Q4 are “Simon’s cell phone number”. We can assume that the answer for Q4 may be a sequence of number.

    Following the conversation, we can easily hear the man said that a sequence of number of his phone number, is “zero seven seven six five, three two eight, four double one”

    Thus, the correct answer for Q4 should be “07765 328 411”

  • 5 Answer: hotel (restaurant)
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q5. What to pack (to wear)

    one smart dress - to wear at a _______

    Well, all the usual ... casual clothes mainly. Though you’d better bring an evening dress. We’ll be having at least one fancy dinner at a hotel restaurant.

    The keyword concerned in Q5 is “smart dress”, “wear”. We can assume the answer for Q5 may be a noun.

    Following the conversation, we can hear the man said “you (the girl)’d better bring an evening dress, we’ll be having at least one fancy dinner at a hotel restaurant…”.It means that the girl had better wear a dress because they will have fancy dinner at a hotel restaurant. So, the answer for Q5 should be “hotel restaurant”

    Thus, the correct answer for Q5 should be “hotel restaurant”

  • 6 Answer: raincoat
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    Q6. What to pack(to wear)

    a good _______

    Now, when you’re coming, unfortunately the weather’s not going to be brilliant.

    I know, it’s the rainy season ... I’m bringing an umbrella.

    We have tons of those ... so don’t pack one, but pack a raincoat .a good one ‘cause we’ll try and get out for plenty of hikes.

    We can assume the answer for Q6may be a noun.

    Following the conversation, we can easily hear the girl said that “it’s the rainy season, I’m bringing an umbrella.” But the man suggested that she should pack a good raincoat because they will get out for plenty of hikes.

    Thus, the correct answer for Q6 should be “raincoat”

    Note: Don’t be misled by “umbrella” because although the girl suggest to bring “an umbrella” but the man told her to pack a raincoat instead.

  • 7 Answer: (walking) shoes
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q7. What to pack(to wear)

    Tough  _______

    OK, sure. Sounds super ... just what I love. And I’d better remember to pack my sturdy walking shoes.

    Excellent idea ... it’s pretty rugged round here ... so they have to be tough!

    We can assume the answer for Q7 may be a noun.

    Following the conversation, we can easily hear the girl mentioned “walking shoes”, and the man agreed that it is an excellent idea.

    Thus, the correct answer for Q7 should be “(walking) shoes”

    Note: We can assume that the answer for Q7 may be shoes because they mentioned the rainy season, and tough pair of shoes have suitable meaning in this case.

  • 8 Answer: Mountain Lives
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q8. (to read)

    try to find book named ________ by Rex Campbell.

    What was the name again? I’d like to read it ... to get an idea of the history, etc.

    It’s called ‘ Mountain Lives ’ and it’s ...

    The keyword concerned in Q8 is “book”, “named”, “Rex Campbell”.

    We can assume that the answer for Q8 may be a specific name (of the book)

    Following the conversation, we can hear the man mentioned “Mountain Lives” as the book is by Rex Campbell.

    Thus, the correct answer for Q8 should be “Mountain Lives”

  • 9 Answer: chocolate
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q9 (for presents)

    -   for Janice: ________

     

    I know but I’d like to get something for your parents. What about Janice ... I know she loves English tea.

    That’s very kind ... but she’s not drinking so much of that these days. But she’d love some chocolate... you know her favourite.

    Oh yes ... that’d be nice ...

    We can assume that the answer for Q9 may be anoun.

    Following the conversation, we can hear the girl mentioned “I know she (Janice) loves English tea”, but the man said “She (Janice) is not drinking so much of that (English tea) these days”. It means that “English tea” is incorrect.

    The man mentioned that “she (Janice) would love some chocolate” and the girl agree with it.

    Thus, the correct answer for Q9 should be “chocolate”

  • 10 Answer: a calendar
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q10. (for presents)

    -   for Alec: ________ (with racing pictures)

    I was thinking of bringing a calendar ... you know, with horse-racing pictures.

    What a good idea ... he’d love that ...

     

    We can assume that the answer for Q10 may be a noun.

    Following the conversation, we can easily hear the girl mentioned “bring a calendar for Alec”, and the man agree with it (a good idea), it means that the present for Alec should be “a calendar”

    Thus, the correct answer for Q10 should be “calendar”

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You will hear a woman, called Tanya, talking to her friend, called Simon, who lives abroad. Tanya is planning to visit Simon.

Hello.

Hi, is that Tanya?

Yes ... Simon ... lovely to hear you! How are you?

Very well ... and we’re so looking forward to seeing you.

So am I.

Now I don’t have a lot of time, I’m afraid, so I wanted to make sure we’ve got all your details. Have you confirmed your flights?

Yes I’m definitely coming on the twenty second of June.

Excellent. Have you got your flight number?

Not with me, I’m afraid, but I promise I’ll email it ... let me make a note of all this.

Yes, do, because one of us’ll try to come and collect you from the airport, if we can. I presume you’ll be coming into Terminal One?

Aggh ... I don’t know ... I’ll have to find out which one it is ...

Yes ... you must ... we don’t want to be waiting at the wrong one!

But hang on ... I’ll be arriving at about lunch time ... and that’ll mean you have to take time off work to pick me up. You really mustn’t do that.

Look ... we’re not all that busy at work and if there’s a problem I can text you when you arrive and you can take a taxi.

OK .

There’s a really good company called Pantera.

Can you spell that?

It’s P-A-N-T-E-R-A. They have a stand at the airport ... you can’t miss it ... and they’re really reliable.

Great, thanks ... how far are you from the airport?

About forty minutes.

And you’re near the city centre, aren’t you?

We’re East of it actually ... don’t tell the driver city centre because you’ll really get caught up in traffic!

Tanya:         OK! And I’ll make sure I carry your address with me. Now have you got my mobile ... um ... cell phone number?

Simon:        Yes, you sent it last month.

Tanya:         But I tell you what ... I don’t think I’ve got yours ... I’d better have it now, just in case.

Simon:        OK ... and I changed it recently anyway. Ready? It’s zero seven seven six five, three two eight, four double one. 

Thanks. Now, what should I pack ... ?

Well, all the usual ... casual clothes mainly. Though you’d better bring an evening dress. We’ll be having at least one fancy dinner at a hotel restaurant.

Now, when you’re coming, unfortunately the weather’s not going to be brilliant.

I know, it’s the rainy season ... I’m bringing an umbrella.

We have tons of those ... so don’t pack one, but pack a raincoat . a good one ‘cause we’ll try and get out for plenty of hikes.

OK, sure. Sounds super ... just what I love. And I’d better remember to pack my sturdy walking shoes.

Excellent idea ... it’s pretty rugged round here ... so they have to be tough!

I can imagine. I’m so looking forward to getting out. Oh Simon, before I forget, you recommended I read a book about your area .

Yeah.

What was the name again? I’d like to read it ... to get an idea of the history, etc.

It’s called ‘Mountain Lives’ and it’s ...

Hang on ... I’m just writing it down ... OK.

... and it’s by Rex Campbell.

Great, I’ll try and get hold of that.

Well worth it.

Now the really important things are gifts.

Oh don’t worry about that . just bring yourself .

I know but I’d like to get something for your parents. What about Janice ... I know she loves English tea.

That’s very kind ... but she’s not drinking so much of that these days. But she’d love some chocolate ... you know her favourite.

Oh yes ... that’d be nice ... I’ll do that. And Alec? Is he still into racing?

Very much so.

I was thinking of bringing a calendar ... you know, with horse-racing pictures.

What a good idea ... he’d love that ...

Great . so that’s about it I think.

Yes, I think so . so you’ll send me your number .

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