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IELTS online test volume 1

Practice Test 3

IELTS Paper Listening

Total Questions : 40

Total Marks :40

Duration :00:40

Listening Transcript

You will hear a number of different recordings and you will have to answer questions based on what you hear. There will be time for you to read the instructions and questions and you will have a chance to check your work. All the recordings will be played only once. The test is in four sections. At the end of the test, you will be given 10 minutes to transfer your answers to an answer sheet. Now turn to Section 1.

Section 1  Questions 1-10

Questions 1-5

Based on the following passage that you will be listening, answer the following questions by writing a YES if the statements are true with respect to the writer’s claims and NO if the statements are false.

1

The Amercian Psychological Association’s findings coincide with Peter’s opinions.

2

Alex thinks that video games are a reliable solution that may however take a long time to prove effective.

3

Video games may potentially ruin children’s social life and make them poor at academics.

4

FPS games might indirectly promote violent behaviors.

5

Peter thinks that video games make parents’ lives easier as they keep them occupied and away from trouble.

Questions 6-10

Answer in ONE or TWO words only. 

6

Simple solution that can help children reap the positive benefits of video games. ____________________.

7

A kind of a relationship children develop amongst each other through gaming    .

8

A subtle quality that can be picked up by playing video games.    .

9

A healthy habit that can help children succeed later in life    .

10

Video games are said to inculcate creativity and    .

Section 2  Questions 11-20

Questions 11-13

Choose the correct answer based on the conversation; there might be one or more than one correct answer. 

11

How is nicotine replacement therapy different from cigarette smoking?

12

Why is quitting cold turkey ineffective for smokers?

13

Cigarette smoking is proven to be highly addictive because

Questions 14-15

Complete the Summary below.  Write no more than three words in each space.

Nicotine replacement therapy involves using alternative sources of nicotine that can help alleviate the onset of withdrawal symptoms that may otherwise present themselves if smokers quit  14.   14
. As this gradually reduces the nicotine dosage, it makes the body 15.   15
on nicotine, decreasing the chances of relapse.

Questions 16-20

Study on Subjects under Nicotine Replacement Therapy  (NRT)

16

Percentage of tobacco cessation through NRT:  

17

Number of smokers involved:  

18

Smokers using nasal sprays:  

19

Number of smokers chewing gum:  

20

Approximate number of trials conducted:  

Section 3  Questions 21-30

Questions 21-25

Answer in ONE or TWO words only.  

21

Big Elephants Can’t Always Understand Small Elephants stands for  

22

Tools that can help memorize better, apart from mnemonics.  

23

Two important aspects to consider while constructing mnemonics. 

24

The first group of people to develop techniques for battling memory lapses  

25

What subject does Mr. Puckett teach?  

Questions 26-28

Choose the correct answer based on the conversation; there might be one or more than one correct answer. 

26

Rich and well-defined memories can be created through

27

What does research on memory prove?

28

Important principles of mnemonic creation.

Questions 29-30

Complete the Summary below.  Write no more than three words in each space.

Grocery shopping can be a simple memory-enhancing exercise as it allows you to put your memorization techniques to use. Visualizing every step of the process involving senses such as   29
and    30
  help reinforce memories better, allowing you to put your memory powers at test when you go out grocery shopping next time.

Section 4  Questions 31-40

Questions 31-35

Listen to the conversation about property development. For questions 31-35 Complete the sentences. Write no more than three words for each answer.

Reasoning from first principles can help you tackle complex problems and while teaching how to   31
. Several historical figures including Aristotle have employed first principles thinking to make better decisions and come across groundbreaking revelations. Similarly, Elon Musk engineered a solution through which he made his own rockets as opposed to buying them for   32
dollars each. By thinking from first principles, Musk understood that he needed Titanium, Copper, Aluminium alloys and  33
for constructing a rocket. Moreover, it was also revealed that the price of procuring all the raw materials amounted to a mere   34
of the selling price of a rocket. This way, Musk’s quest to reach  35
coupled with reasoning from first principles allowed him to launch a worldrenowed company known as SpaceX.

Questions 36-40

Based on the following passage that you will be listening, answer the following questions by writing a YES if the statements are true with respect to the writer’s claims and NO if the statements are false.

36

Scientists often tackle problems from a higher hierarchy by viewing them from a bird’s eye view.

37

First principles help you find a relationship between otherwise unsimilar or unrelated aspects and ideas.

38

According to Musk, first principles are the first basis from which something is known.

39

Musk is heavily inspired by the thought process demanded by Physics.

40

First principles thinking is a phrase commonly known to induce slight ambiguity to first-time listeners.

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