Free IELTS listening test 4 Section 3

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Section 3:

Questions 21 – 30

Questions 21-22

Choose TWO letters, A – E.

Which TWO subjects did Janine like best at secondary school?

A Architecture
B Geography
C Mathematics
D Technical Drawing
E English

21 Show answerB or E 22 Show answerB or E

Questions 23-26

Complete the summary below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Harold’s experience of university


Harold is currently finding Acoustics the most difficult because it is not something he studied at 23 Show answerSCHOOL. This semester the primary focus is on musical 24 Show answerBACKGROUND and theory, and there is a lot of reading. However, he will be doing more 25 Show answerPRACTICAL WORK in the coming
semester. Harold thinks that the 26 Show answerTUTORIAL DISCUSSIONS are not very interesting.

Questions 27-30

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

27 What does Janine know about her research essay?
A The topic.
B The submission date.
C The length.
Show answerB

28 Janine says that her classmates
A study hard.
B are friendly.
C are honest.
Show answerA

29 Next semester, Harold would like to join
A the local gym.
B the football team.
C the chess club.
Show answerC

30 In the coming year, Janine would like to try living
A at home with her parents.
B in a flat with friends.
C in a hall of residence.
Show answerB

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