LISTENING 24

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Questions 1- 10
Complete questions from 1 to 10 with no more than one word or a number.

Transport Survey

Example
Traveled to town today:     by bus
Name:                              Luisa 1………

Address:                           2………………White Stone Rd
Area:                                Bradfield
Postcode:                         3…………….

Occupation:                      4…………..

Reason for visit to town:    to go to the 5………………

Suggestions for improvement:

better 6………………

have more footpaths

more frequent 7…………..

Things that would encourage cycling to work:

having 8………………….

parking places for bicycles

being able to use a 9……………….. at work

the opportunity to have cycling 10…………………. on busy roads

Section 2

Questions 11-20

Question 11-14

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C

New city developments

11 The idea for the  two new developments in the city came from

  1. local people
  2. the city council
  3. the SWRDC

12 What is unusual about Brackenside pool?

  1. its architectural style
  2. its heating system
  3. its method of water treatment

13 Local newspaper have raised worries about

  1. the late opening date
  2. the cost of the project
  3. the size of the facilities

14 What decision has yet not been made about the pool?

  1. whose statue will be at the door
  2. the exact opening times
  3. who will open it

Questions 15-20

Which features is related to each of the following areas of the world represented in the playground?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-I, next to questions 15-20.

Features

  1. ancient forts
  2. waterways
  3. ice and snow
  4. jewels
  5. local animals
  6. mountains
  7. music and film
  8. space travel
  9. volcanoes

Areas of the world

15 Asia ………

16 Antarctica ………

17 South America ………

18 North America ………

19 Europe ………

20 Africa ………

Section 3

Questions 21 and 22
Choose TWO letters, A — E.

Which TWO hobbies was Thor Heyerdahl very interested in as a youth?

camping
climbing
collecting
hunting
reading

Questions 23 and 24
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which do the speakers say are the TWO reasons why Heyerdahl went to live on an island?

A to examine ancient carvings
B to experience an isolated place
C to formulate a new theory
D to learn survival skills
E to study the impact of an extreme environment

Questions 25-30
Choose the correct letter, AВ or C.

THE LATER LIFE OF THOR HEYERDAHL

5.   According to Victor and Olivia, academics thought that Polynesian migration from the east was impossible due to

  1. the fact that Eastern countries were far away.
  2. the lack of materials for boat building.
  3. the direction of the winds and currents.

6.   Which do the speakers agree was the main reason for Heyerdahl’s raft journey?

  1. to overcome a research setback
  2. to demonstrate a personal quality
  3. to test a new theory

7.   What was most important to Heyerdahl about his raft journey?

  1. the fact that he was the first person to do it
  2. the speed of crossing the Pacific
  3. the use of authentic construction methods

8.   Why did Heyerdahl go to Easter Island?

  1. to build a stone statue
  2. to sail a reed boat
  3. to learn the local language

9.   In Olivia’s opinion, Heyerdahl’s greatest influence was on

  1. theories about Polynesian origins.
  2. the development of archaeological methodology.
  3. establishing archaeology as an academic subject.

10. Which criticism do the speakers make of William Oliver’s textbook?

  1. Its style is out of date.
  2. Its content is over-simplified.
  3. Its methodology is flawed.

Section 4

Questions 31–40
Complete the notes below.
Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

The Future of Management

Business markets

greater 31…………..among companies

increase in power of large 32…………..companies

rising 33…………….in certain countries

External influences on businesses

more discussion with 34……………. before making business decisions

environmental concerns which may lead to more 35…………..

Business structures

more teams will be formed to work on a particular 36……………

businesses may need to offer hours that are 37……………….or the chance to work remotely

Management styles

increasing need for managers to provide good 38……….

changes influenced by 39……….. taking senior roles

increase in number among 40………………specialists

View Answers
Section 1, Questions 1-10

1 Hardie
2 19
3 GT8 2LC
4 hairdresser
5 dentist/dentist’s
6 lighting
7 trains
8 safe
9 shower
10 training

Section 2, Questions 11-20

11 A
12 C
13 C
14 A
15 E
16 F
17 D
18 H
19 A
20 B

Section 3, Questions 21-30

21&22 IN EITHER ORDER

B
C

23&24 IN EITHER ORDER

B
E

25 A
26 C
27 C
28 A
29 B
30 A

Section 4, Questions 31-40

31 competition
32 global
33 demand
34 customers
35 regulation
36 project
37 flexible
38 leadership
39 women
40 self-employed

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