Free IELTS listening test 2 Section 4
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Circle the correct answer A–C.
31 The students are expecting
- to hear a lecture on overpopulation
- Mr Mackenzie
- a guest speaker
Show answerC – the speaker told the class on Monday that the lecture on overpopulation was cancelled as they have a guest speaker.
Questions 32 to 36
Complete the table below using TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER.
|42 million adults (32)
50 million adults have the reading ability of a (33) year-old.
Increasing by around (34) and a quarter million per year.Illiteracy costs
|Unemployment||Unrealised earnings||Literacy programmes|
|cost (in billions of US dollars)||(35)$||237||(36)$|
32. Show answerCannot read
33. Show answer10
34. Show answer2
35. Show answer6
36. Show answer10
Circle the appropriate letter A–D.
37. Illiteracy is increasing because many young learners are
- not being taught how to break words into sounds
- given word lists which are too long
- not challenged enough in the classroom.
Questions 38 to 40Complete the summary below USING NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS.
English is made up of 26 letters, with 44 (38) and 70 ways of (39) . Unsuccessful teaching practices persist, however, because reading is (40) .
38. Show answerSounds
39. Show answerSpelling / spelling sounds
40. Show answerBig business (both words needed to get the correct answer)
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