Listening Practice Test 2

 

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SECTION 1 (Questions 1-10)

 

Questions 1-5

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Example

How long has Lilith been waiting?
A five minutes
В ten minutes
С twenty minutes <- Answer

1. What kind of drink does Alex want to have?
A coffee
В orange juice
C tomato juice

2. What made Alex lost when he was driving in the car?
A There was road construction.
В There was bad weather.
C The map he had was wrong.

3. Alex said the car rental business owner was
A really friendly.
В a weird person.
C not helpful.

4. What did the business owner talk about with Alex?
A cars and trucks
B the local history
C some tasty local restaurants

5. What else does Alex also decide to order?
A a sandwich
B a breakfast meal
С some Mexican food

 

 

Questions 6-8
Complete the following sentences, using the list of words from the box below.

university
park
mountain
lake
State Capitol

6. Tours are available Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at the _______.
7. It is possible to camp at the _______ overnight.
8. There is a unique collection of plants at the _______, which is open Monday through Saturday.

 

 

Questions 9 and 10
Complete the sentences below.
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

9. Alex and Lilith want to visit indoor places because of a _______ that is forecasted for tomorrow.

10. At the University, Alex wants to see some _______ at the galleries.

 

 


 

 

SECTION 2 (Questions 11-20)

 

Questions 11-20
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

11. At the Student Union, students can choose to eat from
A only one cafeteria.
В about five venues.
C eight different places.

12. Options for vegans and vegetarians include
A a wide selection of food with special areas to cook it.
В а few products at the campus store.
C little to nothing in most places.

13. People who choose to drink alcohol
A must have good health.
В must get parental permission.
C must be a certain age.

14. Entertainment at the Student Union includes well-known names and
A unknown people.
B music groups from nearby.
C amateur performances.

15. The Movie Appreciation group shows
A all kinds of movies, including those from other countries.
В a very limited number of films and documentaries.
C only light fare, including comedies and musicals.

16. The forms for people who want to hold events at the Student Union are
A available in limited numbers.
В available at a location in the main hall.
C available only on special days.

17. One piece of information the event form must include is
A the name of а faculty sponsor.
B when the event is being held.
C the number of people attending.

18. The budget for an event has to list
A the stores shopped at.
В any taxes paid.
C anything purchased for the event and any people hired.

19. If an event needs special equipment, like speakers or microphones,
A the Student Union will contact the Media Resources Center.
B a deposit fee must be paid to the Media Resources Center.
C students must rent or purchase it themselves.

20. There is a box at the information desk where
A students can get the latest information on events.
B anyone can give ideas to improve the Student Union.
C people can recycle cans and bottles.

 

 


 

 

SECTION 3 (Questions 21-30)

 

Questions 21 -24
Complete the notes below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

University Assignment Details

• The students must make a 21 ______ presentation an Eastern Europe.
• This presentation has to be 22 ______ minutes long.
• Afterwards, there will be a ten-minute 23 ______ session. The students will also be graded on this.
• The students must also hand in a synopsis of their presentation 24 ______ beforehand. It has to be 500 words long.

 

 

Questions 25 and 26
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

What are the TWO disadvantages of making a slide show for the presentation?
A The software for making slide shows is hard to use.
В The time making a slide show could be spent researching and studying.
C It is hard to find the right equipment to display slide shows.
D Slide shows are distracting and take away from what people are saying.
E Professors prefer presentations without visual aids.

 

 

Questions 27-30
Complete the table below.
Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD OR A NUMBER for each answer.

 

 


 

 

SECTION 4 (Questions 31-40)

 

Questions 31 and 32
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

31. The full effects of global warming will
A be felt right away.
B devastate the Earth very soon.
C not be known for many, many years.

32. Climate change will make
A an existing problem even worse.
B the Earth a more comfortable place to live.
C it possible to grow more food for people.

 

 

Questions 33-38
Complete the notes below.
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Some statistics about water:

a] Of all the water on the planet, less than 33 ______ % is freshwater good for drinking.
b] Two-thirds of that water is locked up in ice in Greenland and Antarctica.
c] Accessible freshwater comes from lakes, rivers. underground aquifers, 34 ______.

Uneven distribution across the world:

a] Canada has 0.5% of the world’s people, but 10% of the world’s freshwater.
b] Brazil has 3% of the world’s people and 35 ______% of freshwater in the world.

Poor water management:

a] 36______ is very water-intensive, requiring about fifteen tons of water for one kilogram of meat.
b] Getting water from far-off places takes 37 ______ from school and other productive work.
c] Desalination plants can convert seawater into freshwater, but are 38 ______ to operate and maintain.

 

 

Questions 39 and 40
Choose TWO letters, A-F.

According to the lecture, TWO practical solutions that address water scarcity are
A building many desalination plants.
В reducing the number of showers taken.
C collecting rainwater for later use.
D growing plants that use less water and are climate appropriate.
E advertising a conservation campaign.
F building water infrastructure in less developed areas.

 

 


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Listening Test 2 Answer Key

Section 1 (Questions 1-10)

1. C
2. A
3. B
4. C
5. A
6. State Capitol
7. lake
8. park
9. (pretty) bad storm
10. (good) modern art

Section 2 (Questions 11-20)

11. C
12. A
13. C
14. B
15. A
16. B
17. B
18. C
19. A
20. B

Section 3 (Questions 21-30)

21. long
22. thirty-five / 35
23. question-and-answer
24. 1 week / one week
25. & 26. B, D (in either order)
27. Fovac
28. Economy
29. University
30. 2005

Section 4 (Questions 31-40)

31. C
32. A
33. three / 3
34. rain and snow
35. twelve / 12
36. Raising cattle
37. time away / away time
38. (very) expensive
39. & 40. C, D (in either order)

 

 

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