IELTS Listening Test 106

IELTS Listening Test 106

Part 1: Questions 1-10
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD OR A NUMBER.

South city cycling club
Name of club secretary: Jim Hunter

• Full membership costs $260; this covers cycling and (1)  all over Australia
• Recreational membership costs $108
• Cost of membership includes the club fee and (2)
• The club kit is made by a company called (3)

Training rides
• Chance to improve cycling skills and fitness
• Level B: speed about (4)  kph
• Weekly sessions
o Tuesdays at 5.30 am, meet at the (5)
o Thursdays at 5.30 am, meet at the entrance to the (6)

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Further information
• Rides are about an hour and half
• Members often have (7)  together afterwards
• There is not always a (8)  with the group on these rides
• Check and print the (9)  on the website beforehand
• Bikes must have (10)

Part 2: Questions 11-16
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

Information on company volunteering projects

11. How much time for volunteering does the company allow per employee?
A two hours per week
B one day per month
C 8 hours per year

12. In feedback almost all employees said that volunteering improved their
A chances of promotion
B job satisfaction
C relationships with colleagues

13. Last year some staff helped unemployed people with their
A literacy skills
B job applications
C communication skills

14. This year the company will start a new volunteering project with a local
A school
B park
C charity

15. Where will the Digital inclusion Day be held?
A at the company’s training facility
B at a college
C in a community centre

16. What should staff do if they want to take part in the Digital Inclusion Day?
A fill in a form
B attend a training workshop
C get permission from their managers

Questions 17 and 18
Choose TWO letters A-E.

Which TWO things are mentioned about the participants on the last Digital Inclusion Day?

A they were all over 70
B they never used their computer
C their phones were mostly old fashioned
D they only used their phones for making calls
E they initially showed little interest

Questions 19 and 20
Choose TWO letters A-E.

What TWO activities on the last Digital Inclusion Day did participants describe as useful?

A learning to use tablets
B communicating with family
C shopping online
D playing online games
E sending emails

Part 3: Questions 21-25
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

Planning a presentation on nanotechnology

21. Russ says that his difficulty in planning the presentation is due to
A his lack of knowledge about the topic.
B his uncertainty about what he should try to achieve.
C the short time that he has for preparation.

22. Russ and his tutor agree that his approach in the presentation will be
A to concentrate on how nanotechnology is used in one field.
B to follow the chronological development of nanotechnology.
C to show the range of applications of nanotechnology.

23. In connection with slides, the tutor advises Russ to
A talk about things that he can find slides to illustrate.
B look for slides to illustrate the points he makes.
C consider omitting slides altogether.

24. They both agree that the best way for Russ to start his presentation is
A to encourage the audience to talk.
B to explain what Russ intends to do.
C to provide an example.

25. What does the tutor advise Russ to do next while preparing his presentation?
A summarise the main point he wants to make
B read the notes he has already made
C list the topics he wants to cover

Questions 26-30

What comments do the speakers make about each of the following aspects of Russ’s previous presentation?

Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter A-G next to questions 26-30.

A lacked a conclusion
B useful in the future
C not enough
D sometimes distracting
E showed originality
F covered a wide range
G not too technical

Aspects of Russ’s previous presentation
26. structure
27. eye contact
28. body language
29. choice of words
30. handouts

Part 4: Questions 31-40
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Episodic memory
• The ability to recall details e.g. the time and (31)  of past events
• Different to semantic memory- the ability to remember general information about the
 which does not involve recalling (33)  information

Forming episodic memories involves three steps:
• Involves receiving and processing information
• The more (34)  given to an event the more successfully it can be encoded
• To remember a (35)  it is useful to have a strategy for encoding such information

• How memories are strengthened and stored
• Most effective when memories can be added to a (36)
• The (37)  of retrieval affects the strength of memories

• Memory retrieval often depends on using a prompt e.g. the (38)  of an object near to the place where you left your car

Episodic memory impairments
• These affect people with a wide range of medical conditions
• Games which stimulate the (39)  have been found to help people with schizophrenia
• Children with autism may have difficulty forming episodic memories – possibly because their concept of the (40)  may be absent
• Memory training may help autistic children to develop social skills

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1. races
2. insurance
3. Jerriz
4. 25
5. stadium
6. park
7. coffee
8. leader
9. route
10. lights
11. C
12. B
13. C
14. B
15. B
16. A
17. C
18. E
19. B
20. D
21. B
22. A
23. C
24. C
25. A
26. A
27. C
28. D
29. G
30. B
31. location
32. world
33. personal
34. attention
35. name
36. network
37. frequency
38. color
39. brain
40. self[/toggle]

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