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Master IELTS General Training 4

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Published on: 09 Apr 2019

Listening Practice Test 1

Answer Keys:

  • 1 D
  • 2 D
  • 3 A
  • 4 A
  • 5 C
  • 6 B
  • 7 A
  • 8 E
  • 9 D
  • 10 they are popular/of their popularity
  • 11 since 1949
  • 12 15.25
  • 13 white
  • 14 signature
  • 15 Internet
  • 16 $80
  • 17 home country/country of issue
  • 18 a limited time/period/a year
  • 19 road rules
  • 20 fined/penalized
  • 21 III
  • 22 II
  • 23 VI
  • 24 IV
  • 25 A
  • 26 C
  • 27 C
  • 28 B
  • 29 30 B,C
  • 31 the state/the government/the gird
  • 32 noise
  • 33 moderately windy sites/less windy sites
  • 34 1984
  • 35 diesel generator(s)
  • 36 Danes/Danish
  • 37 Height
  • 38 1,000,000
  • 39 twice/two times
  • 40 selling power(back)

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Review & Explanations:

Section 1: Questions 1-10

Questions 1-2

Choose the correct letter from A-D for each answer.

Example: Why is Yumi worried?

A She's a new student.

B She doesn't know very much about libraries.

C She hasn’t used a library much.

D She has a lot of assignments.

1

Who advised Yumi to join the local library?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
Answer: D

Q1. The keyword concerned Q1 should be “Who” and “advise Yumi join local library”

From this question, we can assume that the answer must be a name or remind some people.

Yumi said: “My flatmate said I should join the local library”. It is obvious to see that her flatmate is the answer. However you have to continue listening to make sure the answer should be A or D. Mary Ann (librarian) said: “I think it’d be a good idea” That means Mary Ann and Yumi’s flatmate both advised her to join local library.

Therefore, the answer is D. Mary Ann and Yumi’s flatmate.

2

What items cannot be borrowed from the local library?

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  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
Answer: D

Q2. The keyword concerned Q2 is “what items” and “can not borrow

From this question, we can assume that it should nouns.

Mary Ann said” The newspaper is available too if you’ve time to stay at the library and read it” That means Yumi can not borrow this item like others such as books, video tapes, or CDs.

Therefore, the answer is D. Newspaper.

Questions 3-4

Choose the correct answers from A-C for each answer.

3

If Yumi returns a book two days after the loan period has ended

  • A
  • B
  • C
Answer: A

Q3. The keyword concerned Q3 should be “return a book two day after loan day has ended”

Mary Ann said: “Joining libraries here doesn’t cost anything but you'll have to pay a fine”. You be probably confused because they give you some information which is not related to the answers. When you hear “you’ll have to pay a fine”, so you may consider your option is A or B. If you keep going on the track, you will hear “if you return your books after the due date - it's about 10 cents per book per day”. The question asks you if Yumi returns 2 day later so it should be 20 cents for 2 days later. Therefore, B is wrong

Hence, the answer is A. She will have to pay a fine.

4

Why hasn't Yumi been to the university library yet?

  • A
  • B
  • C
Answer: A

Q4. The keyword concerned Q4 should be “why Yumi haven't been to the university library”

Mary’s question “Haven't you been there yet?” can be seen as a suggestion for the answer. “I was sick for the Orientation Week and I missed out on the campus tour” help you find the answer easily.

Hence, the answer is A. She couldn't attend, the orientation activities.

Questions 5-9

Question 10

Complete the sentence below.

Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for your answer.

Yumi should borrow Recommended Texts from the library as soon as possible because 10

  • 10 Answer: they are popular/of their popularity
  • Q10. The keyword is “recommended text” and you have to find the season behind.

    Texts on the recommended lists from lecturers” can be seen as suggestion for the answer. And there is the reason “very popular and you should try to borrow them from the library as soon as you get your list.”

    Hence, The answer is “they are popular” or “of their popularity”

    Note: Hope you know clearly how to use because and because of.

Section 1
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SECTION 1

You are going to listen to two university students talking about libraries in Australia. First, look at Questions 1 to 4.

[SHORT PAUSE]

You will see that there is an example already done for you. For this question only, the conversation relating to the example will be played first.

Mary Ann: What's wrong Yumi - you look very serious.

Yumi:    Oh. Hi Mary Ann. I’ve just been given the assessment guide for Law - my major -and there are lots of assignments.

Mary Ann:    You’ll b,e spending a lot of time in the library then.

Yumi:    That’s my problem -I don’t know anything about libraries in Australia.

Mary Ann: Well, don’t worry about that Yumi. Librarians here are really friendly and most of them are extremely helpful.

Yumi said she doesn't know anything about libraries in Australia. So B is the correct answer. 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 4.

Mary Ann: What's wrong Yumi - you look very serious.

Yumi:    Oh. Hi Mary Ann. I’ve just been given the assessment guide for Law - my major - and there are lots of assignments.

Mary Ann:    You'll be spending a lot of time in the library then.

Yumi:    That's my problem -1 don't know anything about libraries    in    Australia.

Mary Ann: Well, don’t worry about that Yumi. Librarians here are really friendly and most of them are extremely helpful.

Yumi:    That’s good to hear. My flatmate said I should join the local library - do you think that I need to?

Mary Ann: Well, I think it'd be a good idea. They probably won’t have many Law books in the library but you'll be surprised at what they do have. Australian libraries are generally very well-resourced and hey, if nothing else, you can get free Internet access.

Yumi:    Is it easy for international students to join?

Mary Ann: Yes, Li Yun has just joined. All you need is your Student Card (or some other I.D.) and an account or bill that has your Australian address on it.

Yumi:    Like a phone bill or an electricity bill - would that be OK?

Mary Ann:    Yeah, that’s all. It’s very easy. They encourage people to join the library and you can borrow lots of books as well as video and audio tapes or CDs. The newspaper is available too if you’ve got; time to stay at the library and read it!

Yumi:    Will it cost much to join the library?

Maty Ann: Joining libraries here doesn’t cost anything but you'll have to pay a fine if you return your books after the due date - it's about 10 cents per book per day.

Yumi.:    How long can I borrow books for?

Mary Ann: The loan period for books is about a month but you can easily extend the time for another month if you want to - you can even do it over the phone but it has to be arranged before the due date.

Yumi:    What about the university library?

Mary Ann: Haven't you been there yet?

Yumi:    No, not yet. I was sick for the Orientation Week and I missed out on the campus tour.

Mary Ann: Well, Yumi - I've got an hour before my next lecture. Why don't we walk up together and have a look around?

Yumi:    Oh, that'd be great Mary Ann - I'd really appreciate it.

Yumi an d Mary Ann arrive at the main entrance to the university library.

As you listen to the rest of the conversation, answer Questions 5 to 10.

Before the conversation continues, read Questions 5 to 10.

[SHORT PAUSE]

Mary Ann: This is the main entrance. Let's go in.

Yumi:    It's very big, isn't it?

Mary Ann: Yes, but here’s a map which will help you. Can you see that it’s a kind of L shape?

Yumi:    Oh yes. Is that the Circulations Desk in front of us?

Mary Ann:    Yes, that's where all of the incoming and outgoing loans are registered. When you return a book, just put it in the large box over there - see it’s marked RETURNS -just to the right of the desk.

Yumi:    Yes I see. Can I use the computers behind the desk to access the Internet?

Mary Ann: Those computers are for the library’s data-base search system only. There are computers in the IT Block which we passed on our way here to the library. Anyway, you can search for a book by typing in the title, author, topic or a key word.

Yumi:    Are the computers easy to use?

Mary Ann: Yes, very easy. Even I can use them!

Yumi:    Does it give a catalogue number after you do the search?

Mary Ann: Yes, it does. It'll also tell you in. which section of the library to find the book. The library is divided into three sections - straight ahead, behind the Circulations Desk is the Monograph Collection - that just means you can borrow these materials for normal loans.

Yumi:    Monograph Collection? Yes, I see.

Mary Ann :The section behind the photocopiers is for all of the Serial Publications - that means journals and magazines and newspapers of course.

Yumi:    Mm hmm.

Mary Ann: And the most important section for us is the Reference Section - you'll use it a lot! Unfortunately, the books in this section can't be borrowed - you have to use them in the library. It's over there, past the quiet study area.

Yumi:    I see. So, do I need to join or register here, or do I have automatic borrowing rights as a student?

Mary Arm: As long as you have your student card, you can borrow books from the Monograph Collection. Anyone else can access the rest of the library.

Yumi:    What if I can’t find a particular book?

Mary Ann: That’s what the staff are there for Yumi. Just go to the Advisors' Desk, take a request card and fill in the details of what you are looking for.

Yumi:    Where’s the Advisors’ Desk?

Mary Ann:    It's just over there - the desk at the entrance to the Quiet Study Area.

Yumi:    Right - well, I think I'll have a look now to see if I can find any of the Recommended Texts for my first Law Assignment.

Maty Ann: Yes, good idea. Texts on the recommended lists from lecturers are very popular and you should try to borrow them from the library as soon as you get your list.

That is the end of Section 1, You now have 1/2 minute to check your answers.

Now turn to Section 2 of your Listening Question Booklet.

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