LISTENING 31

by | May 13, 2021 | Listening

SECTION 1

Questions 1-10

PUBLIC LIBRARY

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Example: 

The library re-opened last ….month….

The library now has

  • a seating area with magazines
  • an expanded section for books on 1……………..
  • a new section on local 2……………..
  • a community room for meetings (also possible to 3…………….. there)
  • a new section of books for 4……………..

For younger children

  • the next Science Club meeting: experiments using things from your 5……………..
  • Reading Challenge: read six books during the holidays

For adults

  • this Friday: a local author talks about a novel based on a real 6……………..
  • IT support is available on Tuesdays – no 7…………….. is necessary
  • free check of blood 8…………….. and cholesterol levels (over 60s only)

Other information

  • the library shop sells wall-charts, cards and 9……………..
  • evenings and weekends: free 10…………….. is available

SECTION 2

Questions 11-20

BC TRAVEL

Questions 11 and 12 Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO age groups are taking increasing numbers of holidays with BC Travel?

  • A 16-30 years
  • B 31-42 years
  • C 43-54 years
  • D 55-64 years
  • E over 65 years

Questions 13 and 14 Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO are the main reasons given for the popularity of activity holidays?

  • A Clients make new friends.
  • B Clients learn a useful skill.
  • C Clients learn about a different culture.
  • D Clients are excited by the risk involved.
  • E Clients find them good value for money.

Questions 1517 Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

15 How does BC Travel plan to expand the painting holidays?

  • A by adding to the number of locations
  • B by increasing the range of levels
  • C by employing more teachers

16 Why are BC Travel’s cooking holidays unusual?

  • A They only use organic foods.
  • B They have an international focus.
  • C They mainly involve vegetarian dishes.

17 What does the speaker say about the photography holidays?

  • A Clients receive individual tuition.
  • B The tutors are also trained guides.
  • C Advice is given on selling photographs.

Questions 1820 Complete the table below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Fitness Holidays

LocationMain focusOther comments
Ireland and Italygeneral fitnesspersonally designed programme
also reduces 18……………..
Greece19…………….. controlincludes exercise on the beach
Moroccomountain bikingwide variety of levels
one holiday that is specially designed for 20……………..

SECTION 3

Questions 21-30

TOURISM

Questions 21-26 Complete the flow-chart below. Choose SIX answers and write the correct letter, A-H, next to Questions 21-26.

A patterns
B names
C sources
D questions
E employees
F solutions
G headings
H officials

STAGES IN DOING A TOURISM CASE STUDY

RESEARCH

  • Locate and read relevant articles, noting key information and also 21……………..
  • Identify a problem or need
  • Select interviewees – these may be site 22…………….. , visitors or city __23_________
  • Prepare and carry out interviews. If possible, collect statistics.
  • Check whether 24…………….. of interviewees can be used

ANALYSIS

  • Select relevant information and try to identify 25……………..
  • Decide on the best form of visuals

WRITING THE CASE STUDY

  • Give some background before writing the main sections
  • Do NOT end with 26……………..

Questions 27-30 Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

The Horton Castle site

27 Natalie and Dave agree one reason why so few people visit Horton Castle is that

  • A the publicity is poor.
  • B it is difficult to get to.
  • C there is little there of interest.

28 Natalie and Dave agree that the greatest problem with a visitor centre could be

  • A covering the investment costs.
  • B finding a big enough space for it.
  • C dealing with planning restrictions.

29 What does Dave say about conditions in the town of Horton?

  • A There is a lot of unemployment.
  • B There are few people of working age.
  • C There are opportunities for skilled workers.

30 According to Natalie, one way to prevent damage to the castle site would be to

  • A insist visitors have a guide.
  • B make visitors keep to the paths.
  • C limit visitor numbers.

SECTION 4

Questions 31-40

ENVIRONMENT

Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

The effects of environmental change on birds

Mercury (Hg)

  • Highly toxic
  • Released into the atmosphere from coal
  • In water it may be consumed by fish
  • It has also recently been found to affect birds which feed on 31……………..

Research on effects of mercury or binds

Claire Varian-Ramos is investigating

  • the effects on birds’ 32…………….. or mental processes, e.g. memory
  • the effects on bird song (usually learned from a bird’s 33……………..)

Findings

  • songs learned by birds exposed to mercury are less 34……………..
  • this may have a negative effect on birds’ 35……………..

Lab-based studies

  • allow more 36…………….. for the experimenter

Implications for humans

  • Migrating birds such as __37_______ containing mercury may be eaten by humans
  • Mercury also causes problems in learning __38________
  • Mercury in a mother’s body from __39______ __may affect the unborn child
  • New regulations for mercury emissions will affect everyone’s energy __40_________
View Answers
1. travel
2. history
3. study
4. teenagers
5. kitchen
6. crime
7. appointment/ booking
8. sugar
9. stamps
10. parking
11. D
12. E
13. A
14. C
15. C
16. B
17. A
18. stress
19. weight
20. families
21. C
22. E
23. H
24. B
25. A
26. F
27. A
28. C
29. B
30. B
31. insects
32. behaviour/behavior
33. father
34. complex
35. reproduction
36. control
37. ducks
38. language
39. food
40. cost/ price

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