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Listening Reference: Cambridge Book 15 - Bankside Recruitment Agency listening answers.

Bankside Recruitment Agency: IELTS Listening Mock Test 6

Mock Test IELTS: Listening Section 1

Questions 1-10

Complete the notes below.

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

Bankside Recruitment Agency

  •  Address of agency: 497 Eastside, Docklands
  •  Name of agent: Becky 1. ………………….
  •  Phone number: 07866 510333
  •  Best to call her in the 2 ………………….

Typical jobs

  •  Clerical and admin roles, mainly in the finance industry
  •  Must have good 3 …………………. skills
  •  Jobs are usually for at least one 4 ………………….
  •  Pay is usually 5 £ …………………. per hour

Registration process

  •  Wear a 6 …………………. to the interview
  •  Must bring your 7 …………………. to the interview
  •  They will ask questions about each applicant’s 8 ………………….

Advantages of using an agency

  •  The 9 …………………. you receive at interview will benefit you
  •  Will get access to vacancies which are not advertised
  •  Less 10 …………………. is involved in applying for jobs

Mock Test IELTS: Listening Section 2

Questions 11-20

Questions 11-14

Choose the correct letter, AB or C.

Matthews Island Holidays

11   According to the speaker, the company

A   has been in business for longer than most of its competitors.
B   arranges holidays to more destinations than its competitors.
C   has more customers than its competitors.

12   Where can customers meet the tour manager before travelling to the Isle of Man?

A   Liverpool
B   Heysham
C   Luton

13   How many lunches are included in the price of the holiday?

A   three
B   four
C   five

14   Customers have to pay extra for

A   guaranteeing themselves a larger room.
B   booking at short notice.
C   transferring to another date.

Questions 15-20

Complete the table below.

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

Timetable for Isle of Man holiday

 

Activity

Notes

Day 1

Arrive

Introduction by manager

Hotel dining room has view of the 15 ………………….

Day 2

Tynwald Exhibition and Peel

Tynwald may have been founded in 16 …………………. not 979.

Day 3

Trip to Snaefell

Travel along promenade in a tram; train to Laxey; train to the 17 ………………….  of Snaefell

Day 4

Free day

Company provides a 18 …………………. for local transport and heritage sites.

Day 5

Take the 19 …………………. railway train from Douglas to Port Erin

Free time, then coach to Castletown – former 20 ………………….  has old castle.

Day 6

Leave

Leave the island by ferry or plane

Mock Test IELTS: Listening Section 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21 – 26

What did findings of previous research claim about the personality traits a child is likely to have because of their position in the family?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-H, next to Questions 21-26

Personality Traits

A     outgoing
B     selfish
C     independent
D     attention-seeking
E      introverted
F     co-operative
G     caring
H     competitive

Position in family

21   the eldest child                                       
22   a middle child                                         
23   the youngest child                                 
24   a twin                                                     
25   an only child                                            
26   a child with much older siblings         

Questions 27 and 28

Choose the correct letter, AB or C.

27   What do the speakers say about the evidence relating to birth order and academic success?

A   There is conflicting evidence about whether oldest children perform best in intelligence tests.
B   There is little doubt that birth order has less influence on academic achievement than socio-economic status.
C   Some studies have neglected to include important factors such as family size.

28   What does Ruth think is surprising about the difference in oldest children’s academic performance?

A   It is mainly thanks to their roles as teachers for their younger siblings.
B   The advantages they have only lead to a slightly higher level of achievement.
C   The extra parental attention they receive at a young age makes little difference.

Questions 29 and 30

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO experiences of sibling rivalry do the speakers agree has been valuable for them?

A     learning to share
B     learning to stand up for oneself
C     learning to be a good loser
D     learning to be tolerant
E     learning to say sorry

Mock Test IELTS: Listening Section 4

Questions 31-40.

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

The Eucalyptus Tree in Australia

Importance

  •  it provides 31 …………………. and food for a wide range of species
  •  its leaves provide 32 …………………. which is used to make a disinfectant

Reasons for present decline in number

  1. A) Diseases

(i)   ‘Mundulla Yellows’

  •  Cause   – lime used for making 33 …………………. was absorbed

                   – trees were unable to take in necessary iron through their roots

(ii)   ‘Bell-miner Associated Die-back’

  •  Cause   – 34 …………………. feed on eucalyptus leaves

                    – they secrete a substance containing sugar

                    – bell-miner birds are attracted by this and keep away other species

  1. B) Bushfires

William Jackson’s theory:

  •  high-frequency bushfires have impact on vegetation, resulting in the growth of 35 ………………….
  •  mid-frequency bushfires result in the growth of eucalyptus forests, because they:

      – make more 36 …………………. available to the trees

      – maintain the quality of the 37 ………………….

  •  low-frequency bushfires result in the growth of 38 …………………. rainforest’, which is:

      – a 39 …………………. Ecosystem

      – an ideal environment for the 40 …………………. of the bell-miner                             

1   Jamieson
2   afternoon
3   communication
4   week
5   10/ten
6   suit
7   passport
8   personality
9   feedback
10   time

11   A
12   B
13   A
14   C
15   river
16   1422
17   top
18   pass
19   steam
20   capital

21   G
22   F
23   A
24   E
25   B
26   C
27   C
28   A
29&30   B, D

31   shelter
32   oil
33   roads
34   insects
35   grass(es)
36   water
37   soil
38   dry
39   simple
40   nest(s)

Mock Test IELTS: Listening