International English Language Testing System

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Candidate Number

Candidate Name ______________________________________________
International English Language Testing System

Listening

Practice test 40 minutes

Time 40 minutes

Instructions to candidates
Do not open this question paper until you are told to do so. Write your name and candidate number in the spaces at the top of this page. Listen to the instructions for each part of the paper carefully. Answer all the questions.

While you are listening, write your answers on the question paper. You will have 10 minutes at the end of the test to copy your answers onto the separate answer sheet. Use a pencil.
At the end of the test, hand in this question paper.

Information for candidates
There are four parts to the test.
You will hear each part once only.
There are 40 questions.
Each question carries one mark.
For each part of the test, there will be time for you to look through the questions and time for you to check your answers.

Section 1 Questions 1–10
Questions 1–5
Complete the notes below.
Write no more than two words and/or a number for each answer.

Transport from Bayswater

Example Answer
Destination Harbour City


••
• Express train leaves at 1 …………………….

••
• Nearest station is 2 …………………….

••
• Number 706 bus goes to 3 …………………….

••
• Number 4 ……………………. bus goes to station

••
• Earlier bus leaves at 5 …………………….

Questions 6–10

Complete the table below.
Write no more than one word and/or a number for each answer. Transport Cash fare Card fare
Bus
6 $ ……………
$1.50
Train (peak) $10 $10
Train (off-peak)
– before 5pm or after 7 …………… pm)
$10
9 …………… ferry
$4.50 $3.55
Tourist ferry (10 ……………)
$35 –
Tourist ferry (whole day) $65 –
8 $ ……………

Section 2 Questions 11–20
Questions 11–14
Which counsellor should you see?
Write the correct letter, A, B or C, next to questions 11–14.

A Louise Bagshaw
B Tony Denby
C Naomi Flynn

11 if it is your first time seeing a counsellor
12 if you are unable to see a counsellor during normal office hours 13 if you do not have an appointment
14 if your concerns are related to anxiety

Questions 15–20

Complete the table below.
Write no more than two words for each answer.

Workshop Content Target group
Adjusting what you need to succeed
academically
15 ………………… students
Getting Organised
use time effectively, find 16
………………… between study
and leisure
Communicating talking with staff, communicating
across cultures
Anxiety
18 …………………, breathing
techniques, meditation, etc.
all students
all students, especially
17 …………………
students about to sit exams
19 …………………
staying on track for long periods
20 ………………… students
only

Section 3 Questions 21–30
Questions 21–30

Complete the notes below.

Write no more than three words for each answer.

Novel: 21 …………………
Protagonists: Mary Lennox; Colin Craven
Time period: Early in 22 …………………
Plot: Mary → UK – meets Colin who thinks he’ll never be able to 23 ………………… . They become friends.
Point of view: “Omniscient” – narrator knows all about characters’ feelings, opinions and 24 …………………

Audience: Good for children – story simple to follow
Symbols (physical items that represent 25 …………………): • the robin redbreast
• 26 …………………
• the portrait of Mistress Craven
Motifs (patterns in the story):
• the Garden of Eden
• secrecy – metaphorical and literal transition from 27 ………………… Themes: Connections between
• 28 ………………… and outlook
• 29 ………………… and well-being
• individuals and the need for 30 …………………

Section 4 Questions 31–40
Questions 31–35
Complete the table below.
Write one word only for each answer.

Time Zone

Outlook
Time Perspectives

Features & Consequences
Past
Positive...
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