IELTS Listening Computer-Based Practice Test 8 Aug 2020

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SECTION 1 - Questions 1-10

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

BUYING A USED CAR

Example Answer
Name of caller Peter Smith

Vehicle Details

  • Vehicle for sale: 2012 Toyota sedan
  • Vehicle colour:
  • Condition of vehicle: original
  • no scratches
  • no dents
  • engine: no problems, regular servicing
  • Ownership: one driver, old lady
  • Tyres: back tyres: worn ; front tyres:
  • Extras air conditioning
  • power steering, central locking, ABS brakes
  • manual transmission
  • tow bar – useful for Peter’s
  • Mileage: km

Meeting Arrangements

  • Tina’s address: 352
  • Time of appointment: today
  • Peter’s phone number: 045-

SECTION 2 - Questions 11-20

Questions 11-16
Complete the table below.
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS OR A NUMBER for each answer.

MEMBERSHIP OF SPORTS CENTRE
Cost £ per
Where
When2 to 6 pm, Monday to Thursday
BringUnion Card, Photo, Fee

Always bring sports when you come to or use the Centre's facilities.

Opening hours9am to 10pm on
10am to 6pm on Saturdays
50% morning discount9 am to 12 noon on weekdays


Questions 17-20
Look at the map of the Sports Complex below.
Label the buildings on the map of the Sports Complex.
Choose your answer from the dropdown given.

Map listening mock test 4 section 2

17. 17
18. 18
19. 19
20. 20

SECTION 3 - Questions 21-30

Questions 21–25
Match Kevin's level of satisfaction with the things related to his training days.

21. The hotel accommodation
22. Directions to the training
23. The trainer
24. Conference center facilities
25. The other trainees

Questions 26–30
Match Kevin's problems over the weekend with the solutions to the problems.

26. Kevin had to spend some of his off-work time at the office.
27. The office systems were out of date.
28. The office systems initially wouldn't accept the new software.
29. A bug got into the company's computer systems.
30. The burglar alarm went off in the offices.

SECTION 4 - Questions 31-40

Questions 31–35
Complete the summary below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Managing Creativity in Your Business

Managing creative staff is a difficult task. They have creativity and , so they need freedom. In the past, in factories, was vital for making a high quality product. Nowadays, we hire staff to create new products and find new customers. But, their new ideas must be if we want to make money from them. A standard method for managing staff is setting targets, related to profits, products or new clients. This method has some problems, because staff might be dishonest or break the law so that they can meet the company goals. These goals are often tied in to and this can make the problem worse.

Questions 36–40
Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Robert Simons’ Three

The first:
Engage the workers with the company’s core values
Develop a mission statement
Follow the company
examples:
  • the best tools in the world
  • the customer is no 1
The second:
The power of
Don't tell your creative staff what to do;
tell them what they should not do, e.g.
  • this product is not part of our company goals
  • this behaviour is not OK
You need to set to help control creativity
The third:
Be aware of and discuss external factors
  • the competition
  • the company profits and losses
  • other new products in the market