Listening Reference: Cambridge Book 18 - Transport Survey listening answers.

Transport Survey: IELTS Listening Mock Test 1

Mock Test IELTS: Listening Section 1

Questions 1-10

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Transport Survey

Example 

 Travelled to town today: by …..bus….

Name: Luisa 1 …………

Address: 2 …………  White Stone Rd

Area: Bradfield

Postcode: 3 …………

Occupation4 …………

Reason for a visit to town: to go to the 5 …………

Suggestions for improvement:

  • better 6 …………
  • have more footpaths
  • more frequent 7 …………

Things that would encourage cycling to work:

  • having 8 ………… parking places for bicycles
  • being able to use a 9 ………… at work.
  • the opportunity to have cycling 10 ………… on busy roads.

Mock Test IELTS: Listening Section 2

Questions 11-20

Questions 11-14

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

New city developments

11. The idea for the two new developments in the city came from

A. local people
B. the City Council
C.The SWRDC.

12. What is unusual about Brackenside pool?

A. its architectural Style
B. its heating system
C. its method of water treatment

13. Local newspapers have raised worries about

A. the late openings date.
B. the cost of project.
C. the size of the facilities.

14. What decision has not yet been made about the pool?

A. whose statue will be at the door
B. the exact opening times
C. who will open it

Questions 15-20

Which features are related to each of the following areas of the world represented in the playground?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter A-I, next to questions 15-20.

 Features

A ancient forts
waterways
ice and snow
D jewels
E local animals
F mountains
G music and film
H space travel
I volcanoes

Areas of the world
15. Asia 
16. Antarctica       
17. South America 
18. North America 
19. Europe           
20. Africa            

Mock Test IELTS: Listening Section 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21 and 22

Choose TWO letters, A-E

Which TWO hobbies was Thor Heyerdahl very interested in as a youth?

camping
climbing
collecting
hunting
E reading

Questions 23 and 24 

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which do the speakers say are the TWO reasons why Heyerdahl went to live on an island?

A to examine ancient carvings
B to experience an isolated place
C to formulate a new theory.
D to learn survival skills
E to study the impact of extreme environment

Questions 25-30

Choose the correct letter A, B, or C.

 The later life of Thor Heyerdahl

25. According to Victor and Olivia, academics thought that Polynesian migration from the east was impossible due to

A. The fact that Eastern countries were far away.
B. The lack of materials for boat building.
C. The directions of winds and currents.

26. Which do the speakers agree was the main reason for Heyerdahl’s raft journey?

A. to overcome a research setback
B. to demonstrate a personal quality
C. to test a new theory

27. What was the most important to Heyerdahl about his raft journey?

A. the fact that he was the first person to do it
B. the speed of crossing the Pacific
C. the use of authentic construction methods

28. why did Heyerdahl go to Easter Island?

A. to build a stone statue
B. to sail a reed boat
C. to learn the local language

29. In Olivia’s opinion, Heyerdahl’s greatest influence was on

A. theories about Polynesian origins.
B. the development of archaeological methodology.
C. establishing archaeology as an academic subject.

30. which criticism do the speakers make of William Oliver’s textbook?

A. Its style is out of date.
B. its content is over- simplified.
C. its methodology is flawed.

Mock Test IELTS: Listening Section 4

Questions 31-40.

Complete the notes below

 Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

THE FUTURE OF MANAGEMENT

 Business markets

  • greater 31 ……………. among companies.
  • increase in power of large 32 ……………. companies
  • rising 33 ……………. in certain countries

External influence on businesses

  • more discussion with 34 ……………. before making business decisions.
  • environmental concerns which may lead to more 35 …………….

Business structures

  • more teams will be formed to work on a particular 36 …………….
  • businesses may need to offer hours that are 37 ……………., or the chance to work remotely

Management styles

  • increasing need for managers to provide good 38 …………….
  • changes influenced by 39 ……………. taking senior roles

Changes in the economy

  • service sector continues to be important
  • increasing value of intellectual property
  • more and more 40 ……………. workers

1   Hardie
2   19
3   GT8 2LC
4   hairdresser
5   dentist / dentist’s
6   lighting
7   trains
8   safe
9   shower
10   training

11   A
12   C
13   C
14   A
15   E
16   F
17   D
18   H
19   A
20   B

21&22   IN EITHER ORDER B, C
23&24   IN EITHER ORDER B, E
25   A
26   C
27   C
28   A
29   B
30   A

31   competition
32   global
33   demand
34   customers
35   regulation
36   project
37   flexible
38   leadership
39   women
40   self-employed

Mock Test IELTS: Listening