PTE Listening practice test 2 full listening practice
1. Summarize Spoken Text
You will hear a short lecture. Write a summary for a fellow student who was not present at the lecture. You should write 50-7- words. You will have a 10 minutes to finish this task.
2. Multiple choice questions choose multiple answer
Listen to the recording and answer the questions by selecting all the correct responses. You will need to select the all correct options.
a)Which of the following conditions need to be met by parents who want to have their children educated at home?
- They must provide lesson plans.
- They must ensure their child plays a sport.
- They must provide regular assessments.
- They must provide book lists.
- They must keep a record of attendence.
b) According to the text, who were originally responsible for popularizing rice in Europe?
- the Chinese.
- the Greeks.
- the Spanish.
- the Arabs.
- the Italians.
3. Fill the blanks
a) Listen carefully to the recording and and fill in the blanks (1 to 8)
Well, the way I think about chunking is it’s any shortcutting strategy or —-1—-device that would allow an animal, be it human or otherwise, to increase their memory —-2—- and improve recall. And so in the case of the research I was doing in this study, I wanted to know if —-3—- would basically arrange their nuts in a way that might facilitate either recall of the location or —-4—- and redistribution of those nuts later, making it more —-5—- for them to remember where nuts were stored because they stored nuts of a similar type or value in similar locations —-6—-
b) Listen carefully to the recording and and fill in the blanks (1 to 6)
Justin Hi Myra, Sorry I’m late.
Myra Hi Justin, it’s fine. I’ve been reading through my notes for this project. OK, So, we have to design something… an object that could be sold in the shops.
Justin Yeah. and set out the project plan for it – the —-1—-, and so on.
Myra Yes, I was thinking … what about designing a new type of musical —-2—- you know, most people like music and I’ve played music all my life.
Justin Yes, we both have, but we also know that a lot of music is done on —-3—- now.
Myra But many people don’t like that, do they? They think It’s cheating. I mean, I do really.
Justin I completely agree. But we’d have to come up with a totally —-4—- type of instrument and I’m not sure we could do that.
Myra I know what you mean. What about something for children to play – they like making sounds to music.
Justin You mean using cheap things like —-5—- and drums?
Myra Not necessarily. we could try to invent a simple —-6—- instrument, for example.
Justin But even if we did that. it wouldn’t —-7—- to that many people. Our customer base would be tiny, I think .
Myra May be you’re right.
Justin It’s a pity but … um. you know what you were saying about —-8—-?
4. Highlight correct summary
Listen carefully to the recording and choose the correct response
A. Dr. Tony Wagner believes that schools focus too much on tests and academic performances instead of the seven skills that he thinks young people need to have in order for them to find a good job.
B. Dr. Tony Wagner believes that schools should rethink the way they educate people in order to equip young people with the skills they need to achieve a successful career.
C. Dr. Tony Wagner believes that global companies create teams from all over the world to solve problems and the ability to work in an international team is highly desired in employees.
D. Dr. Tony Wagner believes that all young people need to become good communications and understand different cultures in order to participate in virtual meeting rooms.
A. Employers are using social media to their advantage by out to more customers, increasing sales and improving their brand image through social networking sites.
B. Employers should provide employees who spend a lot of time on social networking sites with development opportunities in order to ensure that they feel challenged.
C. Employees understand the threat social media has on their business due to negative comments online and the worry that employees might waste too much time online.
D. Employers acknowledge that social media can be useful but are also worried about the negatives and they should take a more active role in ensuring that staff feels challenged.
5. Multiple choice choose single answer
Listen to the recording and answer the multiple-choice question by selecting the correct response. Only one response is correct.
Question 1. According to the speaker, which of the following is true of people who speak two or more languages?
- They are more intelligent than people who speak only one language.
- They find it difficult to express their emotions.
- They tend to lead healthier lives than other people.
- They develop a more attractive personality than other people.
- They are generally regarded as being clever.
Question 2. In the speaker’s opinion which of the following is true of editors who are also novelists?
- They are always able to see the novel from the author’s point of view.
- are sympathetic to the difficult lives authors lead.
- may try to re-shape the novelist’s work in their own way.
- find it difficult to see the author’s real intentions.
6. Select Missing word
The last word or group of words is replaced by a beep. Please select the correct option to correct the recording.
Question 1. You will hear a recording about adaptation of animals to urbanization
- than rural ones.
- than civil base.
- than urbanized
- than civilized
- than populated
Question 2. You will hear a recording about a chemical experiment.
- the under survelliance
- the perfect situation
- the gradual disposition
- the burning structure
- the naked eye
7. Highlight Incorrect words
Follow Strategy to score good marks.
- Quickly read the text before you listen to focus on key words.
- Follow the text with the cursor as you listen. Choose the wrong words from the text.
- Focus on the words such as noun, adjectives, verbs.
- Try to understand general topic and try to identify incorrect words.
If you’ve ever been to an “all you want to eat” buffet, you know how important it is to carefully weight your options. You don’t want to fill up on salad when so many calorie-laden delights await. It seems some birds also weigh their mealtime choices-literally. A study finds that Mexican Jays pick up and shake peanuts to assess their approximate heft before choosing one. That report is served up in the Journal of Ornithology.
Foods that hide their edible bits on the inside present a challenger to hungry diners. How can you tell which fruits are ripe or which shells harbor the biggest nuts? We humans knock on melons or squeeze avocados. But how do other species select the highest quality snacks?
To find out how the jays do it, scientists fiddled with their feed. First they doctored peanuts so that some contained three nuts while others had one. When they offered these pods to some jays, the birds turned their beaks up at the empty shells and instead chose those that were full. And when the jays were allowed to choose between normal peanuts and those that weighed just one gram more, because the researchers had stuffed them with clay, the birds again went for the heavier meal.
Videos revealed that the jays shake the nuts before choosing one, which apparently lets them gauge the nut’s mass and perhaps also listen for the rattle of a well-packed shell. Pretty clever for a bird brain.
The sugar candy business had a fight in the 1830’s when the market started up to the technological advancements and toffee was readily available in bulk. this was a product, that was not only accessible to the rich, since also poor class people could easily afford this daily item. The market was never increasing because the highest consumers were babies. This brought rotation in many drug companies, whose sour and bitter medicines were complimented with sugar to chemically increase their taste.
8. Write From Dictation
In this task, you will hear 2 or three sentences which are of approximately 8 to 14 words. You have to write these sentences as it you heard and try to understand the sentence. You have to write these properly and write more and more words that you can. This task hasn’t any boundary time. As we know this is the part of the listening module and for listening total time allotted depends on us how to use it. Moreover, you can listen the sentence only once. So, try to listen it properly in one time. For this, here we provide some questions for your general practice with answers.. So, listen the above video clips and do practice with us to give your best.