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IELTS Recent Actual Test With Answers (Vol 6)

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Listening Practice Test 6

Answer Keys:

  • 1 quiet
  • 2 impolite
  • 3 rarely
  • 4 smoke
  • 5 promptly
  • 6 co-operate
  • 7 attend meeting
  • 8 follow rules
  • 9 strictly forbidden
  • 10 be done
  • 11 steps
  • 12 danger
  • 13 respond
  • 14 unconscious
  • 15 blockages
  • 16 irregular
  • 17 medics
  • 18 20 C,D,F
  • 21 C
  • 22 A
  • 23 B
  • 24 C
  • 25 C
  • 26 ensure
  • 27 deposited
  • 28 display
  • 29 distribute
  • 30 reward
  • 31 B
  • 32 B
  • 33 B
  • 34 effectiveness
  • 35 (a) liquid
  • 36 pipework
  • 37 a quarter
  • 38 suffocation
  • 39 double
  • 40 heavy metals

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Review & Explanations:

Section 1: Questions 1-10

Questions 1-6

Complete the table.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Name of new tenant: Anders (EXAMPLE)

 

Good Points About Him

Bad Points About Him

BehaviourHe is 1 He is 2
His FriendsHis friends visit 3 They 4
OtherHe pays rent 5 He doesn’t 6
  • 1 Answer: quiet
    • The keywords concerned in Q1 are “good” and “behaviour”.

    • From the question, we can presume that the answer must be an adjective about good behaviour.

    • Tom talks about his concern about Anders’ behaviour and Richard says that Anders has a good point being quiet. So the answer must be quiet.

  • 2 Answer: impolite
    • The keywords concerned in Q2 are “bad” and “behaviour”.

    • From the question, we can presume that the answer must be an adjective about bad behaviour.

    • Tom compares Anders to their last flatmate and points out that Anders is very impolite. So the answer must be impolite.

  • 3 Answer: rarely
    • The keywords concerned in Q3 are “good point” and “friends”.

    • From the question, we can presume that the answer must be an adverb about the frequency of his friend visit.

    • Tom mentions Anders’ friends and Richard says that he rarely sees them. So the answer must be rarely.

  • 4 Answer: smoke
    • The keywords concerned in Q4 are “bad“ and “friends”.

    • From the question, we can presume that the answer must be a verb.

    • Tom says Anders’ friends smoke and make the house stink and smoking is also prohibited, so it’s a bad thing about his friend. So the answer must be smoke.

  • 5 Answer: promptly
    • The keywords concerned in Q5 are “good”, “pay” and ”rent”.

    • From the question, we can presume that the answer must be an adverb.

    • Richard mentions that their last flatmate always paid the rent late and Tom says Anders pay promptly, that’s a good point. So the answer must be  promptly.

  • 6 Answer: co-operate
    • The keyword concerned in Q6 is “bad” .

    • From the question, we can presume that the answer must be a verb.

    • Tom says a good tenant need to cooperate with others and Anders fails at it, so it’s a bad point of him. So the answer must be cooperate.

Questions 7-10

Complete the notes.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Issues to Discuss

Communication: 7

Friends: 8

Cigarettes: 9

Cleaning: must 10

  • 7 Answer: attend meeting
    • The keyword concerned in Q7 is “‘Communication’” .

    • Richard suggests to make a list of issues to discuss with Anders, and Tom writes ‘Communication’, then Richard writes ‘attend meeting’, Tom agree. So the answer must be attend meeting.

  • 8 Answer: follow rules
    • The keyword concerned in Q8 is “Friends” .

    • Tom writes ‘Friend’ and stress that they are not allowed to smoke, then Richard suggest that it should be ‘follow rules’, Tom agree. So the answer must be follow rules

  • 9 Answer: strictly forbidden
    • The keyword concerned in Q9 is “Cigarettes” .

    • Tom say that cigarettes must be ‘strictly forbidden, then Richard agree. So the answer must be strictly forbidden.

  • 10 Answer: be done
    • The keyword concerned in Q10 is “Cleaning”.

    • Richard mentions the cleaning duties, Tom writes ‘must be better’ but Richard suggests ‘must be done’ and Tom agree. So the answer must be must be done.

Section 1
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SECTION 1

You will hear two flatmates, Tom and Richard, talking about their new flatmate, who has just moved in the week before.

Tom: Hi, Richard. I’m glad I caught you here. Can I just talk to you about something? Our new flatmate—Anders — is not quite what I had hoped. I was wondering if you shared my concerns about some of his behaviour.

Richard: Ah, yes, Tom, I know what you mean, but we can’t be entirely negative. He has good points. I mean, at least he’s quiet. He doesn’t play loud music all night, or bother others, or turn his TV up, disturbing everyone.

Tom: Sure, he’s quiet, but remember our last flatmate? He’d say ‘hi’ to you, and smile, and treat everyone politely. In comparison, this new guy is very impolite. He just grunts in reply, and sometimes ignores me altogether.

Richard: I guess that’s just his way—y’know, just his character. I don’t think he realises he’s being impolite, and it shouldn’t matter to us too much. We can just ignore him, too, and quietly live our own lives.

Tom: But his friends are hard to ignore, when they visit.

Richard: I know what you mean, but how often does that happen? I rarely see them — maybe once or twice a month. If they came moreoften, it might be a problem, but as it is, such rare visits don’t matter so much. Wouldn’t you say so?

Tom: Well, I’m not sure, since it’s very obvious when they’re here because of all the cigarette smoke in the house. It stinks up the place, and you know we don’t allow smoking on the premises.

Richard: Well, I’ve never seen them doing this. Maybe they do it outside. Perhaps we can talk to Anders about it. Always remember, though, in one respect, he’s a good tenant. And it’s the most important aspect. The previous flatmate would always pay the rent late.

Tom: I know what you’re going to say. This guy pays promptly. But there’s more to being a good tenant than prompt payment. I mean, you need to turn off the TV, clean up your dishes, dress respectably, be polite, and so on. I guess what I’m saying is that, basically, you need to co-operate with the others, and this new guy fails significantly in this respect.

Richard: Okay, I suppose you have a point there.

Richard: I tell you what, Tom, why don’t we talk to our new flatmate, Anders, about these issues? If we throw him out, we’ll have to go to all the trouble of finding another flatmate, who might not necessarily be much better. So, let’s give the current guy a chance. Here. I’ve got a piece of paper, so let’s make a short list of issues to discuss with him. Get it out into the open.

Tom: Sure. We’ll give him one more chance. So, write, ‘Communication’, and let’s tell him to ...

Richard: Well, we can’t change a person’s personality overnight, so why don’t we have a weekly tenants’ meeting, and we can just ask him to attend? That way we can get to know him better. I’ll write ‘attend meeting’, and we can take it from there.

Tom: Okay, but we have to tell him about his friends. They can’t just do whatever they want. Write a heading ‘friends’ and then write ‘don’t smoke, anywhere, inside or outside’.

Richard: Well, instead of being so direct, and possibly causing offense, I’ll just write, ‘follow rules’, and verbally mention the rules: TV off by 10 pm, no loud music, or bad behaviour, including smoking.

Tom: Okay, do that, but I still think we need to specifically mention that last issue. You know how I can’t stand the habit, so I’d like this to be another and separate point. Cigarettes! Strictly forbidden! And it’s important to include the ‘strictly’ here. We can’t pussyfoot around too much. Sometimes directness is necessary.

Richard: Okay, I’ll write that... ‘for-bidd-en’ ... Okay. And what about cleaning duties? Anders is a little too relaxed about that. Dishes are sometimes not washed, dirty tea cups are left around the place, and so on.

Tom: So, write ‘must do better!’

Richard: Yeahhhh, again Tom, he might take that personally, and it could cause a scene. I’d rather be general. I’ll write ‘must be done’ and I’ll tell him that that’s for everyone, not just him. Okay?

Tom: Okay. As long as he gets the message.

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