LISTENING

Listen to the video and answer the questions below. 

THINGS TO NOTE:
  1. Your answers should be the exact word/words from the text (not synonyms).
  2. In the real test, you will only hear the information one time.
READY?

Listen to this video where Oprah talks about life for women in Dubai.

Fill each gap with NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS OR A NUMBER from the text you hear. 

Dubai is the Pearl of the Persian Gulf, but it wasn’t always like this. It rose from the desert over the past (1) ……………………………… years. Dubai is an exciting city with beautiful mosques, stone streets, the best shopping, luxurious hotels and also one of the (2) ………………………………. buildings in the world. It is one of the world’s most multicultural cities; only (3) ………………………………  percent of the population are locals.

Dr Lamees Hamdan’s house has a foyer (4) ……………………………… bedrooms and is typical of the region. She lives across the street from her (5) ……………………………… who sends meals three times a day. She is also close by her aunty’s house. Her husband is wearing a kandora and he says it is like a t-shirt, a (6) ……………………………… and a tuxedo all in one.

The twenty-three year driver is an unusual woman because she has a Formula One licence and is the only girl on the UAE (7) ………………………………

ANSWERS
Check your answers (in the wrong order below). If you missed an answer, listen again. See if you can hear it.
3. 10    5. mother-in-law (mother in law)   1. 30    7. race team    6. business suit     2. tallest    4. 5

LISTENING

LISTENING 5

In this video, producer David Binder is talking about an event he saw at the Sydney Festival. Listen to the first 1:30 and complete these sentences with the exact word/s that you hear.

  1. In the lobby there was a brochure with information about a show called Minto ____________.
  2. Minto is about one hour ____________ of Sydney.
  3. The speaker visited the show in Minto on a ____________.
  4. In the show the ____________ wandered from one house to the next.
  5. The residents were also performing. They emerged from their ____________.
  6. Residents came out onto their lawns and performed ____________ for the audience.

ANSWERS
Check your answers below. If you missed an answer, listen again. See if you can hear it.
3. Friday   5. houses   1. Live     6. dances     2. southwest    4. audience

LISTENING

There are thousands of TED talks available on the internet and they are a great source for listening. Listen and later write down the 4 main ideas you remember.

Here’s a TED talk for which I’ve written 5 questions. Listen and answer.
Nilofer Merchant: Got a meeting? Take a walk

QUESTIONS

Fill the gaps with the word/s you hear. (TIP – You must use the exact word you hear, not a synonym.)

  1. People __________ for 9.3 hours a day.
  2. Physical inactivity can lead to __________ cancer and colon cancer.
  3. The speaker’s first walking meeting involved another person and their __________.
  4. The speaker walks __________ miles per week in her meetings.
  5. Fresh air leads to __________.

ANSWERS
Check your answers below. If you missed an answer, listen again. See if you can hear it.
5. fresh thinking    2. breast    3. dog/dogs   1. sit    4. 20 to 30

LISTENING

There are 40 questions in the real test and there are several different kinds of questions. In this short listening exercise you need to COMPLETE the TABLE.

THINGS TO NOTE:
  1. Your answer must be the exact word you hear – NOT a synonym.
  2. Each question is worth one mark.
  3. Your spelling must be correct. If it is incorrect, you will lose the mark.
  4. The questions will be in the same order as the listening text. So first you will hear the answer to question one. The answer for question two will come after that. The answer for question three will come next and so on.
  5. One work means exactly that. If you use more than one word, you will lose the mark.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer. 

table listening

Complete the table

ANSWERS

When you check your answers make sure that the spelling is correct and make sure that you have the correct word. If you have a synonym, your answer is wrong. So to get 5/5 you must have the answers exactly right. 1. chicken, 2. garlic, 3. Italian / Tuscan, 4. green, 5. Hawaiian. So, did you get the right word with the right spelling? If not, listen again.

LISTENING

There are 40 questions in the real test and there are several different kinds of questions. You must read the instructions carefully. This short listening exercise involves MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS.

THINGS TO NOTE:
  1. In the real test you will only hear the text and each question one time.
  2. Each question is worth one mark.
  3. The questions will be in the same order as the listening text. So first you will hear the answer to question one. The answer for question two will come after that. The answer for question three will come next and so on.
  4. In the real test you will have 30 seconds before the recording starts. Use that time to read the questions and think about possible answers. If you know what to expect, it will help you to locate the answer.

Listen and choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

1. Number or hours worked in a day
A. up to one hour
B. up to 4 hours
C. up to 8 hours

2. The number of hours involved in making a guitar can depend on
A. the number of mistakes made
B. the client’s requirements
C. the type of wood used

3. The top of the guitar has to be
A. thick and heavy
B. without too much vibration
C. strong and light

4. Chladni patterns are used to
A. restrict vibration
B. tune the top
C. decorate the upper surface

ANSWERS
If you missed an answer, you should guess it. If you write A, B or C, you have a chance of getting the question right!  1b, 2a, 3c, 4b. How many did you get right? 4/4?