ELSA Listening and Reading Practice Test 1
Answer Sheet Practice Listening Test 1 Practice Reading Test 1 Listening Tapescript Answer Key: Listening Test Answer Key: Reading Test
so you must listen carefully. NOW WAIT UNTIL THE SUPERVISOR TELLS YOU TO OPEN YOUR BOOK. (h) Do not make any other marks on the answer sheet as this could accidentally affect your score. and takes about 30 minutes. You will only hear each listening passage once.Practice Test 1 (British English)
ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS ASSESSMENT LISTENING PRACTICE TEST 1
__________ Instructions to Candidates (a) DO NOT OPEN YOUR TEST BOOK UNTIL THE SUPERVISOR TELLS YOU TO START. both A and C) it will automatically be scored as wrong. __________
. There is no time allowed at the end of the test to go back and check your answers or make any changes. (d) Do not mark your answers in this test book – only answers marked on the answer sheet can be scored. as this means the question will automatically be scored as wrong. C or D) to each question and mark your choice in pencil on your answer sheet. (c) You will listen to a series of short recordings.
(g) Mark only one answer per question – if you mark more than one answer for a question (for example. The test has 4 parts with a total of 60 questions. B. (b) This is a multiple–choice test. (e) During the test use a rubber eraser to erase any mistakes on the answer sheet. (f) Do not cross out answers. (i) You are not allowed to use a dictionary during the test. After hearing each recording. choose the correct answer (A.
(recorded example) Choice ‘C’ (‘I’m from Singapore’) is the correct answer to the question ‘Where are you from?’. you will hear someone ask a question or make a statement.
(NO PRINTED QUESTIONS FOR PART 1)
Instructions In Part 1. You will then hear another person give 3 alternative responses (identified as A. Choose the correct response. and C) to the question or statement. Now listen to the following example. NOTE: These responses are NOT printed in your test book. Now look at the answer sheet and find where you should start filling in the answers for Part 1. questions 1 − 20. so you would fill in ‘C’ on the answer sheet. and mark your choice on the answer sheet next to the question number. B. There are 20 questions in this part. Now listen for question number 1.
Choose the correct answer.
What does the man ask how to do? (A) (B) (C) (D) Access his online bank account Forward calls from his phone Retrieve messages Enter a password
. you will hear a series of short conversations between 2 people. You will also read a question about each conversation.
What does the man say he will do? (A) (B) (C) (D) Call Alan Arrive late for a meeting Practice his presentation Give the woman more time to finish a project
What is learned about the company? (A) (B) (C) (D) It makes washers and dryers. so you would fill in 'B' on the answer sheet. Now look at the answer sheet and find where you should start filling in the answers for Part 2. She will not be able to attend a meeting. C and D. numbers 21 − 32. She is leaving Hong Kong. A. She is looking for a new job. 21 What is learned about the woman? (A) (B) (C) (D) 22 She has been promoted. It has increased spending on advertisements. and read the question about the conversation: Q: What should Bill do? (A) (B) (C) (D) Call a client Contact the man Leave work early Go to the meeting
Option (B) is the correct answer. There are 12 questions in this part. It publishes a monthly magazine. Now listen to an example conversation. Now listen for the first conversation and choose the correct answer.Part 2
Instructions In Part 2. It plans to release a new line of products. B. and mark your choice on your answer sheet. with 4 alternative answers.
The woman is not available on Wednesday. He will introduce a new product. His computer keeps crashing. His accounting software is not working. The woman may cancel her order.25
What is learned about the man? (A) (B) (C) (D) His figures are not correct. He has not met Peter Okondo. His office is on the 14th floor. The training will be more expensive than in previous years.
What are the speakers discussing? (A) (B) (C) (D) Buying a house Renting property Finding employment Rates of pay for student jobs
What has the man commented on? (A) (B) (C) (D) The woman's ability to bring in new clients The woman's willingness to travel The woman's family business The woman's language ability
Which of the following does the man NOT say he requires? (A) (B) (C) (D) A large car Unlimited mileage A child’s safety seat The option to return the car on Sunday evening
What concern does the man have? (A) (B) (C) (D) His supplier has run out of acid. Attendance at the training will be higher than expected. Very few replies have been received to the questionnaire.
Why has Tom called the IT department? (A) (B) (C) (D) He is unable to print. His computer will not turn on.
What does the woman suggest that the man should do? (A) (B) (C) (D) Contact a client Attend a conference Summarise what he learned Give a presentation on quality control
What have the speakers discovered? (A) (B) (C) (D) Each training session lasts 50 minutes. His order must be delivered on time.
numbers 33 − 50. What does the woman offer to do? (A) Order the correct item (B) Talk to her supervisor (C) Refund the customer's money (D) Exchange the jacket for another one What is the problem? (A) A delivery has gone out late. (D) The computers were damaged in shipping. Now listen for the first conversation. What is true of the presentation? (A) It will last over an hour. What does the man say he will do? (A) Send the woman a set of charts (B) Prepare the presentation materials (C) Make a presentation to the Drayer Group (D) Look for the original Drayer Group report
. (B) A printer is not working correctly. (C) It will be similar to one that has already been given. (B) They have a flat tyre. (D) It was not labelled correctly. (B) It is the wrong style. There are 9 conversations. (C) They have got lost.Part 3
Instructions In Part 3 you will hear a series of longer conversations between 2 people. (C) An order is missing some items. (D) It will require more time to prepare for than was expected. (B) The order has already been paid for. There are then 2 questions about each conversation. 33 What has happened to the men? (A) They have run out of petrol. (B) It will take place in the large conference room. (C) It is not the correct size. What have the men decided to do? (A) Take a taxi (B) Return to the office (C) Cancel their meeting (D) Make a telephone call What is the problem with the jacket? (A) It has a hole. (C) The printer may have to be replaced. What concern does the man have? (A) It is too late to change an order. (D) The computers might not arrive on time. (D) They have missed their bus. giving a total of 18 questions.
(B) It has a nice view.000 more than expected. (C) It is near the train station. (B) It is on the first floor. (C) It has three bedrooms.
. (D) They are going out of business.41
What is said about the flat? (A) It is very cheap. (D) It is close to a school. (B) It uses a lot of electricity. (C) They have had a profitable year. (B) It is available all day long. What has the man done? (A) Taken the wrong report (B) Deleted an important file (C) Got lost on his way to a meeting (D) Forgotten to charge the battery in his laptop computer What does the man say he will do? (A) Print a document (B) Go back to the office (C) Use the woman’s computer (D) Make a copy of the woman’s report What does the woman find out about Trident Industries? (A) They are building a new manufacturing plant. (B) It will cost £11. (D) It is held only in the main dining room. What is said about the location of the flat? (A) It is across from a park. What does the man say about a business deal with Trident Industries? (A) He is glad it was not completed. What does the woman want to discuss? (A) Reducing costs (B) Training new engineers (C) Replacing a broken machine (D) Increasing production speed What is said about the sorting machine? (A) It runs 24 hours a day. (D) It will be delayed until the end of the year. (C) He needs to discuss it with a colleague. (B) They plan to lay off 1700 workers. (D) Spare parts for it are expensive. (D) It is in an older building. (C) It does not include drinks. (C) It needs engineers to run it. What does the man suggest that the woman should do? (A) Arrive early (B) Order an appetiser (C) Make reservations (D) Rent a private room What is learned about the buffet? (A) It costs £15 per person.
In your test book there are 2 questions for each recording. It will require millions of additional pounds to complete.Part 4
Instructions In Part 4 of the test you will hear a series of recordings. There are 5 recordings. Now listen for the first recording. It is the first project the newly formed bank will finance. It was financed jointly by Alpha Bank and Union Bank. Its share price has fallen to £11.
What is said about the pipeline project? (A) (B) (C) (D) It is the largest project of its type in Uzbekistan. 51 What number should a person press to discuss a bill? (A) (B) (C) (D) 52 2 3 4 5
What type of business has been contacted? (A) (B) (C) (D) A hotel A moving company An express mail service A mail–order clothing company
What is the speaker doing? (A) (B) (C) (D) Being interviewed Introducing a speaker Hosting a radio programme Promoting an investment company
Who is Yoshi Tanaka? (A) (B) (C) (D) A writer A stockbroker A business executive A former government official
What is learned about Alpha Bank? (A) (B) (C) (D) It is strong in Europe. giving a total of 10 questions (numbers 51 − 60).00 It will open an office in Latin America.
. Its headquarters are in the US.
What problem are Chinese cotton producers facing? (A) (B) (C) (D) The weather has been too wet. Employees will receive more training. Planned expansion will go ahead.
What does the speaker say the company has decided to do? (A) (B) (C) (D) Introduce a new line of products Combine two existing divisions Expand its manufacturing capability Reduce costs by closing one of its plants
What promise does the speaker make? (A) (B) (C) (D) Salaries will not be cut. Workers will not lose their jobs. The harvest has been affected by disease. Put down your pencil and wait for instructions from the supervisor.
. Cheap imports have flooded the market. Rising prices will encourage farmers to increase cotton production.57
What does the Department of Agriculture predict? (A) (B) (C) (D) There will be an above average cotton harvest for most areas. Over–production has reduced prices.
This is the end of the ELSA Listening Test. The cotton harvest will be much smaller than last year. Farmers will plant less cotton next year due to falling prices.
The test has 4 parts with a total of 60 questions. You will have 45 minutes to complete the test. (d) During the test use a rubber eraser to erase any mistakes on the answer sheet.
(g) You are not allowed to use a dictionary during the test.
NOW WAIT UNTIL THE SUPERVISOR TELLS YOU TO OPEN YOUR BOOK. Do not cross out answers. (b) This is a multiple-choice test.Practice Test 1 (British English)
ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS ASSESSMENT READING PRACTICE TEST 1
Time allowed: 45 minutes __________ Instructions to Candidates (a) DO NOT OPEN THIS TEST BOOK UNTIL THE SUPERVISOR TELLS YOU TO START. only answers marked on the answer sheet can be scored. C or D. (c) Each question has 4 answer choices. A. as this could accidentally affect your score. B. __________
. (f) Do not make any other marks on the answer sheet. as this means the question will automatically be scored as wrong. Although you may make notes on this test book. (e) Mark only one answer per question – if you mark more than one answer for a question (for example both A and C) it will automatically be scored as wrong. You must mark your choice in pencil on your answer sheet.
(Suggested maximum time: 8 minutes) Instructions In Part 1. 1 According to our records. Choose the correct word or phrase. B. or D) to fill the space. (A) (B) (C) (D) 2 note receipt invoice delivery
Sales have ______ dramatically since the introduction of our new product line. Each sentence contains a blank space. and mark your choice on the answer sheet. C. our ______ number XPT 1035 of 16th August remains unpaid. millions of taxpayers can ______ to be paying more than £100 a month extra by next year. with a choice of 4 words or phrases (A.00 rescheduling fee. (A) (B) (C) (D) expect charge result demand
Your home is at ______ if you do not keep up loan repayments. (A) (B) (C) (D) gone risen made received
Orders received by 4pm Friday will be ______ on Monday. you will read 12 sentences. (A) (B) (C) (D) sailed flown organised dispatched
Patients who ______ appointments less than 24 hours in advance will be charged a £25. (A) (B) (C) (D) danger risk loss sale
. (A) (B) (C) (D) cancel refuse delay meet
Under the new rules.
00. (A) (B) (C) (D) rise result impact increase
11 The financial director of communications company Globalcom is being questioned by fraud investigators because of suspected business ______. (A) (B) (C) (D) drew played enjoyed attended
. (A) (B) (C) (D) add prepare stimulate complete
On-line sales have had a dramatic ______ on the bottom line of several publishing companies this year.7
A ______ of the functions of the new photocopier on the second floor will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2.000 for the National Cancer Fund.000 fans and raised over £300. (A) (B) (C) (D) details issues dealings irregularities
12 Friday’s Jenifer Merino benefit concert at Central Arena ______ an estimated 24. (A) (B) (C) (D) size amount capacity production
In order to ______ the local economy a new employment creation plan will be introduced later this year. (A) (B) (C) (D) show training conference demonstration
Analysts predict that nuclear power plants will account for 23% of the nation’s total generating ______ by the end of the decade.
Similarly you can reduce stress by making a routine period of time for yourself every day for undirected ___ (17) ___ such as: reading a novel. meditating. Choose the correct word or phrase.
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. or D) for each space printed below the passage.Part 2
(Suggested maximum time: 10 minutes) Instructions In Part 2. ___ (15) ___ it is very pleasant to be non-competitive for part of your free time. Questions 13 to 17 refer to the following passage: A good way of reducing long-term stress is to take ___ (13) ___ a relaxing sport or hobby in your own time. C. and mark your choices on the answer sheet. If you ___ (14) ___ all your working day competing or stressed. B. Each passage has 5 numbered blank spaces. ___ (16) ___ can others where there is little or no pressure for performance. having a long bath or having a massage. with 4 choices (A. you will read 3 passages. Slow physical activities such as sailing or walking can be very pleasant. watching television or listening to music.
rabbit prepared in various delicious ways. Shanghainese. all baked or grilled with peppers and chillies. The massive increase was ___ (19) ___ strong beverage sales supplemented by cost savings from the merger of the country’s two largest soft drinks makers. increased its profits more ___ (18) ___ 1. the country’s beloved cod. grilled.000 per cent last year. meat and olive oil. compared with last year’s $4. Chinese. and soups ___ (25) ___ as caldo verde and sopa á alentejana both rich with vegetables. 18 (A) (B) (C) (D) (A) (B) (C) (D) (A) (B) (C) (D) to by than less given to based on believed to improved on ago after before behind 21 (A) (B) (C) (D) (A) (B) (C) (D) created entered supplied combined buy sell gain profit
Questions 23 to 27 refer to the following passage: Macau is a great place to find ___ (23) ___ with different types of cuisine: Portuguese.Questions 18 to 22 refer to the following passage: The Brazilian beverage giant Cola de las Americas. In Africa and India the Portuguese ___ (26) ___ how to use the local spices with the ___ (27) ___ that Macau’s most popular dishes include African and Goanese chicken and spicy prawns. or CoAm. Traditional dishes from Portugal include bacalhau.2 million. 23 (A) (B) (C) (D) (A) (B) (C) (D) (A) (B) (C) (D) meals dishes eating restaurants made served cooked offered so such that those 26 (A) (B) (C) (D) (A) (B) (C) (D) learn learned to learn were learning idea food result meaning
. ___ (24) ___ baked. Macanese. now the world’s eighth largest beverage maker. Japanese and more. Only a year ___ (20) ___ a merger between Bravo and Hola Cola ___ (21) ___ CoAm. Among plans for the future is an aggressive attempt to ___ (22) ___ a share of the lucrative North American market. stewed or boiled. European.36 million. this year the company announced a net profit of $88.
Ellis Island and the famous skyline – ferries leave every half hours and for (C) foot passengers they’re absolutely free. you should take the Staten Island Ferry and see (A) (B) the Statue of Liberty.00 pm and (A) (B) (C) will be led by the company chairman Mark Ryan. (C) (D) Insurance firms are anticipating a substantial increase in the number of claims following the (A) (B) recent series of storms that has caused so many damages on the West coast.
Netgate has recently made a number of changes to its browser software. and (D).Part 3
(Suggested maximum time: 10 minutes) Instructions In Part 3 there are 15 sentences. Each sentence has 4 words or phrases printed like this and marked as (A). and note that these are (A) (B) to be made by credit transfer on a monthly basis. tannin. (C) (D) Many researchers question whether the health benefits of drinking black tea outweigh the (A) (B) dangers of consuming caffeine. made access to the (A) (B) Internet easier than ever before. (C). (D) A presentation for investors. we need high motivated professional staff and we (A) (B) are seeking a first-class individual to lead the development of a strong. (D) To provide high quality services. analysts and other interesting parties will begin at 1. and other compounds find abundantly in the popular (C) (D) drink. a mistake in either the grammar or the vocabulary. Please read the section of the contract dealing about rent payments. (C) (D) If you’re travelling on a budget in New York. and mark your choice on the answer sheet. proactive and (C) (D) coherent Human Resources strategy. One of these 4 words or phrases contains an error. (B).
. Decide where the error is.
who draws up a target for the (A) (B) year. (C) (D) This machine must be secured using the bolts provided.35
We are an establish Internet consultancy with a proven track record of developing (A) (B) (C) cost-effective. (A) (B) (C) there will be new people and different clients as well as different working methods. (C) (D) Planning is based on the advice of the Marketing department. user-friendly websites. (C) (D)
. failure to do could result in injury. the better your prospects are on retirement – but you must (A) (B) be still prepared to pay in a sizeable proportion of your income. setting monthly production targets in accordance with the annual production plan. your new job will be very different from your existing one. which take place from Monday to (A) (B) Saturday every hour on the hour and leave from the outside of visitor’s centre. in a wide range of market areas. (D) Employees are reminded that tomorrow’s meeting to discuss the move to our new offices will (A) (B) be held at 8. (C) (D) Visitors are encouraged to join one of the guided tours.30 am sharp in conference room six. but attendance is compulsory. (D) The sooner you start a pension. (C) (D) Aberdeen Lodge offers a relaxing and luxurious atmosphere convenient in the city centre and (A) (B) a five-minute walk from a range of excellent shops and fine restaurants. (A) (B) (C) (D) Although similar it seems on paper.
C or D). Questions 43 to 45 refer to the following invoice: Mr George T Soemo Account No: 412-909-9898-6 Invoice period: 08/02/2002 – 07/03/2002 Balance due: £37.75 20
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(Suggested maximum time: 15 minutes) Instructions In Part 4 of the test you will read a series of passages (for example letters.07 £5.75 cr 15. information.16 9.75 CABLELAND For billing information and questions call (0412) 887-9009
43 By when does Mr Soemo have to pay the invoice? (A) (B) (C) (D) 8 February 19 February 7 March 29 March
44 What is NOT classified as part of Mr Soemo’s monthly services? (A) (B) (C) (D) Value Added Tax The Movie Channel The History Channel The equipment charge
45 How much has Mr Soemo been billed for use of equipment? (A) (B) (C) (D) £2.5% Balance Due 37.62 £37. For each question choose the correct answer and mark your choice on the answer sheet.75 Date due: 29/03/2002 Payments: 19/02 Payment – Thank you Monthly services: 08/02-07/03 Basic Service 08/02-07/03 Movie Channel 08/02-07/03 History Channel 08/02-07/03 Equipment charge Taxes and Fees: Value Added Tax @ 17. Each passage is followed by 2 to 5 comprehension questions.62 37. advertisements. each with 4 answer choices (A.07 5.95 £4.95 4. etc).95 2.
00 am Wednesday at 10. When would suit you best? Regards Dante Pires Personnel Manager
46 What does Dante wish to discuss with Dave? (A) (B) (C) (D) When to have the interviews Where to hold the interviews Who to invite to the interviews What to include in the interviews
47 Which of these times would NOT be a suitable time for a meeting? (A) (B) (C) (D) Tuesday at 9.30 pm
48 Who will conduct the interviews in the morning? (A) (B) (C) (D) Dante and Dave Dave and Eva Dante and Eva Dave by himself
Dave – can we meet up some time this week to draw up a structure and a list of questions for the interviews we’ll be doing together next Monday? I’ll ask Eva to join us too as she will be doing the interviews with you in the afternoon (I’ll have to leave around lunch time as I’ve got a meeting up in Milan at 2.Questions 46 to 48 refer to the following email:
From: Subject: Date sent: “Dante Pires” email@example.com am Thursday at 4.com Administration Assistant job interviews Tues. Thursday after 3. 2002 2.00).00 pm Friday at 2.30. 10 Sept. or any time Friday afternoon. I’m free tomorrow in the morning until 11.
It can also translate into approximate English.com This site indexes about 140 million web pages.
49 Which search engine provides particularly current information? (A) (B) (C) (D) Zappower Whatswhat Whizbang Tunein
50 Which search engine is useful for people who do not speak English? (A) (B) (C) (D) Zappower Whatswhat Whizbang Tunein
51 Which search engine might give useful information to someone buying a new car? (A) (B) (C) (D) Zappower Whatswhat Whizbang Tunein
.whatswhat.400 journals and magazines.tunein.com scans 200 million web pages.zappower. whizbang. It searches about 40.com This site has a fee-based collection of about 5. The entire index is updated every fifteen days.Questions 49 to 51 refer to the following article: Central Library Home Page – General Reference Information Brief Guide to Internet Search Engines This is a list of search engines that Central Library has found particularly useful.com This is a consumer information website.whizbang. Whizbang www. Search results appear extremely quickly. Tunein www. It provides a rough translation from English into about twenty languages. Archives go back to March 1995. Zappower www.000 current discussion forums for information on specific products.com Marketed as “the world’s biggest search engine”. Students may wish to check if Central Library already has an article before purchasing it over the internet. Whatswhat www.
Companies are limited to sending two participants. but places are limited and must be reserved in advance.Questions 52 to 54 refer to the following article:
One-Day Course in Self-Assertiveness
Are you reluctant to give your opinions to senior management for fear that they might not agree with them and then think less of you? Do you find it difficult to strike a balance between friendly relations with staff you supervise and being firm enough to obtain their best performance? The Institute of Management is holding a one-day course in self-assertiveness for junior and middle management at the Royal Parks Hotel.
52 Who is this course designed for? (A) (B) (C) (D) People who are regularly taking difficult decisions at senior management level People who want to be more friendly with the staff working under them People who would like to be more confident and sure of themselves People who often disagree with their managers
53 Which of the following is NOT part of the course programme? (A) (B) (C) (D) Taking part in simulated conflict situations Practising giving a talk to important customers Talking with other participants about common problems Asking experts about problems that have been encountered
54 What is stated about places on the course? (A) (B) (C) (D) Payment may be made by cheque or credit card. all bookings to be made by 5 pm Monday 7th July. The day will consist of: • • • • talks by successful senior managers from the Institute of Management question-and-answer sessions role-play sessions group discussions
Participation in the course will be free of charge.
. to take place on Monday 14th July. Bookings must be made at least a week ahead of time. Reservations may be made between 9 am and 5 pm Monday to Thursday.
and to reach maximum growth these plants require a very deep reserve of moisture in the ground during the hot months of July and August. Steven Lim. The crops are normally planted in May.
. Farmers are hoping that the government will help them. Traders are still not sure that it will be a good harvest. They need a lot of rainfall in the summer. traders are cautious and will be keeping a close eye on the weather in the area over the next two months. Dry winter conditions have threatened plant growth.Questions 55 to 57 refer to the following article: Farmers Relieved by Recent Rainfall The first heavy rainfall this spring has given hope to corn and soya bean farmers in the Western region.
What is the present state of affairs? (A) (B) (C) (D) Prices have gone down now that a drought is no longer likely.
Why are farmers in the Western region concerned? (A) (B) (C) (D) Demand for corn and soya beans has declined. an agriculture expert from National University. They are planted at the end of winter. Heavy rainfall has damaged crop production. The extremely dry and cold winter season left farmers fearful that growing conditions this year would be poor. It has been too cold to plant crops at the normal time. what is true of corn and soya beans? (A) (B) (C) (D) 57 They are easily damaged by frost. Although the rain was good news. said that the recent rain should be enough to get a good start to the crop. Corn and soya beans are the region's two largest crops. and speculation over a possible drought caused prices for these commodities to rise recently. but more rain will be needed.
56 According to the article. Mr Lim said that 900 millimetres of rain before summer is generally required so that crop production is not limited. They are the most important crops in the Western region. Weather forecasters are predicting more rain soon.
many toy manufacturers believe it will be impossible to compensate entirely for the reduced demand caused by the falling birth rate. According to some forward-thinking companies. While some analysts believe expenditure per child will increase with the declining number of children. There is no significant demand as yet. 14.Questions 58 to 60 refer to the following article:
Who Buys the Toys? Japanese toy manufacturers are becoming concerned about a contracting market due to the declining birth rate and the decreasing number of children in the country. Having won the hearts of children. 58 Why are toy manufacturers worries according to the article? (A) (B) (C) (D) 59 Toys may be much less affordable in 20 years’ time. the toy manufacturers’ next challenge appears to be to open the wallets of their parents. Many companies are therefore now putting their efforts into creating demand for toys among adults. Adults are buying children’s toys. This wish to return to childhood when life was full of dreams has reportedly contributed to the phenomenon in which adults buy large amounts of snacks that include figurines of fictional characters popular with children.
According to the article. with the elderly likely to become valued customers in the future. Buying them makes older people feel young and carefree. which had made many adults seek to escape reality by revisiting the nostalgic toys of their childhood. Today’s children are not so interested in toys. According to government statistics.
What does the article say about demand for toys among adults? (A) (B) (C) (D) Demand for realistic toys is growing. There will be fewer children in the future. what market are toy manufacturers likely to focus on in the future? (A) (B) (C) (D) Toys for teenagers Toys for the elderly Toys using new technology Popular fictional characters
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Remember to fill in all your answers on the answer sheet. the adult market for toys holds great potential. One manufacturer said the increasing adult demand for toys was a consequence of the economic slump.
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.6 per cent of the population in 2000 comprised children aged 14 and younger. It is healthier than buying snacks containing free gifts. The age group is expected to fall to 12 per cent of the population by 2021.
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There are 20 questions in this part.” − is the correct answer to the question “Where are you from?”. and mark your choice on the answer sheet next to the question number. Copyright 2002 by LCCI CET. questions 1−20. Choose the correct response. they will NOT see it printed. Practice Test 1. so you would fill in “C” on the answer sheet.
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Instructions In Part 1. B. (Woman) (Man B) Where are you from? A – My name is Lee. Now listen for question number 1. With my family. (Man A) (Man B) (Woman) Number 1 When are you leaving? (A) (B) (C) At a hotel near here. You will then hear another person give three alternative responses (identified as A. we recommend that you read this script only after you have attempted the Practice Test under examination conditions. Now listen to the following example. and C) to the question or statement.
(Man A) Choice "C" − “I’m from Singapore. In live examinations.
This is the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations Board – English Language Skills Assessment Listening Test.ELSA Listening Test 1 Tapescript
ELSA Listening Practice Test 1 (British English) Recording Script
The complete text of the recording for Listening Practice Test 1 is printed below for study purposes. NOTE These questions and responses are NOT printed in your test book. Now look at the answer sheet and find where you should start filling in the answers for Part 1. On Saturday afternoon.
(Man A) (Woman) (Man B)
Number 2 Did anyone phone for me while I was out? (A) (B) (C) OK I will − what should I tell him? No. I think it only takes coins. Fred Kang did − he asked you to call him back. John's memo said by the end of July. I'd prefer tea. I ordered them three days ago.
(5 seconds) (Man A) (Woman) (Man A) Number 3 Can you tell me when the order will be delivered? (A) (B) (C) It should be there by Tuesday.
(5 seconds) (Man A) (Man B) (Man A) Number 7 Do you know when the coffee machine will be fixed? (A) (B) (C) Some time this afternoon.
(5 seconds) (Man A) (Woman) (Man B) Number 5 When will the network upgrade be completed? (A) (B) (C) Mainly because of the cost. please. I imagine. hopefully. unfortunately. It'll be sent directly to the warehouse. he didn't say what his name was. No. very much. Yes. Yes.
(5 seconds) (Man A) (Man B) (Woman) Number 6 What was the weather like when you were in Tokyo? (A) (B) (C) It's very hot. by Friday at the latest. I can't make it this year. isn't it? Yes I did. I was here two years ago.
(5 seconds) (Man A) (Man B) (Woman) Number 4 Are you planning to go to the conference in Rio de Janeiro in April? (A) (B) (C) Sales and Marketing are planning it. It was lovely. very pleasant.
I’ve already been there. Yes. in the commercial district.
(5 seconds) (Man A) (Man A) (Woman) Number 10 Which part of the city are your offices in? (A) (B) (C) We've been there for about four years now. No. very good indeed. She'll be flying from Kansai airport.
(5 seconds) (Man A) (Man A) (Man B) Number 13 Has Carl seen the blueprints? (A) (B) (C) No. Yes. Yes. that could be the reason he's late.
(5 seconds) (Man A) (Woman) (Man B) Number 9 Has Martin come in yet? (A) (B) (C) No.
(5 seconds) (Man A) (Man A) (Man B) Number 12 Have you read Ms Larson’s report? (A) (B) (C) No. she's going to show it to me tomorrow. I prefer the red one. They're in the centre.(Man A) (Man A) (Woman)
Number 8 How long will the stopover be on this flight? (A) (B) (C) An hour and forty−five minutes. Yes. sir. He was delayed due to bad weather. I’ve never met her. Yes. but he's in with Mr Park right now. I’ve seen it before
(5 seconds) (Man A) (Woman) (Man B) Number 11 Do you know when Ms Santini's plane is scheduled to arrive? (A) (B) (C) It’s due in at ten−forty. Yes − I thought it was excellent. Mainly because we wanted to be in a more central location. It’s about twenty kilometres into the town centre. but I left them on his desk. you have to change in Dubai.
(5 seconds) (Man A) (Woman) (Man A) Number 15 Have you heard from Mr Mo yet? (A) (B) (C) Yes. but he will tomorrow. Really? How long were you there for? Yes. do you run guided tours of the city on Saturdays? (A) (B) (C) No. No. If you could open the door. they said someone should be here by two o’clock. (A) (B) (C) No. they’re full of old files. I took one on Sunday. instead. not yet.(Man A) (Man B) (Woman)
Number 14 I'm looking forward to my trip − I've never been to Vietnam before. you'll love it − the people are really friendly and the food's fantastic. Yes.
(5 seconds) (Man A) (Man B) (Woman) Number 16 Did Datatek say when they would be sending an engineer? (A) (B) (C) They said they would send it today by courier. but I’d recommend you go on one of the guided tours. No. Yes we do. that’s what I heard as well. beginning at ten. when I was with Trans Asia. Yes. No.
. Yes. let me help you with those boxes. they've probably been put in there.
(5 seconds) (Man A) (Man A) (Man B) Number 19 Here. Yes. check the storage room. the shops will be open until ten.
(5 seconds) (Man A) (Man B) (Woman) Number 17 Excuse me. it’s been moved to room seventeen. that would be great.
(5 seconds) (Man A) (Man B) (Man A) Number 18 Did you say fourteen people would be attending the workshop? (A) (B) (C) Actually it's up to twenty now. (A) (B) (C) Oh. every hour on the hour. they won’t be ready by then. he confirmed by email this morning. Yes. about four years ago.
Thanks. That’s a good idea. so you would fill in B on the answer sheet. it was originally. Well. please tell him that I need to talk to him. Sue. It's going to be a challenge but I'm certainly looking forward to it. a faxed copy will be fine.
Option "B" is the correct answer. There are 12 questions in this part. Now listen for the first conversation and choose the correct answer. I’ll leave it in your in−tray. but he’ll be in a meeting all morning. with four alternative answers. Now listen to an example conversation. Choose the correct answer. No.
(10 seconds) (Man A) (Man B) (Woman) (Man B) Number 23 Did you see? We got a top rating for both washing machines and dryers in Consumer Monthly. I guess that gives me time to rehearse my presentation one more time. Oh. they’re needed at head office. it's very exciting. I’m sure you’ll make a great success of it. You will also read a question about each conversation. Well. I hear you’ve been named the head of the Hong Kong office. (Man A) (Man B) (Woman) (Man B) Number 21 Congratulations. B. Now look at the answer sheet and find where you should start filling in the answers for this part. No. and read the question about the conversation: (Man B) (Woman) (Man B) Have you seen Bill today? Yes.
. and mark your choice on your answer sheet. Yes. numbers 21−32. when you see him. Really? That's a great advertisement for our products. you will hear a series of short conversations between two people. Well. Can I borrow it when you're finished? Sure.
(10 seconds) (Man A) (Woman) (Man B) (Woman) Number 22 Alan called to say he won’t be here until four. with your abilities. A. and D. I could listen to it if you’d like. C.(Man A) (Woman) (Man B)
Number 20 Does head office need the original document? (A) (B) (C) Yes.
Instructions In Part 2.
(10 seconds) (Man A) (Man B) (Man A) (Man B) Number 28 How many people have signed up for next month’s training session? Let’s see.
(10 seconds) (Man A) (Woman) (Man A) (Woman) Number 27 So. but I haven’t entered a password yet. How do I do that? Here. Troy. you press the “message” button. Then just follow the prompts. OK. I forgot that you hadn’t met Peter yet. I think I can help you with that. but first I’ll need to know what model of computer and printer you’re using. Landlords can ask whatever they want.(Man A) (Woman) (Man B) (Woman)
Number 24 So. I’ve had most of the replies in already and it looks like there’ll be around fifty. but since I came in today I haven’t been able to print anything. Yes. Tom. Great. You should take them up to Peter Okondo for final approval. and I actually learned quite a bit from the presentations. that’s more than we expected. and enter your extension number and your password. Great. IT department.
(10 seconds) (Man A) (Man A) (Man B) (Man A) Number 26 Hello. especially the one on quality control. It’s a real seller’s market. My name is Tom Petrowski and I work on the twenty−second floor in accounting. it’s quite simple. in fact. I’m having a problem connecting to my printer. I think there are some ideas we could implement here. OK. right? Sorry. it really is. If you hold on a second I’ll go up with you and introduce you to him. It was fine yesterday. certainly more than last year. I made a lot of contacts. how did the conference go? It was great−a lot better than I expected. And his office is on the fourteenth floor. to access your voicemail messages.
(10 seconds) (Man A) (Woman) (Man B) (Woman) Number 29 Is it expensive renting around here? Yes. I’ll just show you…
(10 seconds) (Man A) (Woman) (Man A) (Woman) Number 25 These figures look right to me. hello. What would the monthly rent be for a two−bedroom place?
. Troy speaking. OK. Perhaps you could write a brief summary of what you learned and email it to me. There are so many students looking for flats and so little on offer.
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Number 30 I didn’t know you could speak German so fluently. Have we ever let you down in the past? Now. wasn’t it? Yes. It'll take me no more than ten or fifteen minutes. we only have thirty minutes to get there. that was five drums of sulphuric acid. giving a total of 18 questions. There are 9 conversations. we have a special weekend rate for a family−sized car. No problem. There's a spare in the boot. Does that include insurance?
(10 seconds) (Man A) (Man B) (Woman) (Man B) Number 32 Are you sure you can you get the order to us by Wednesday? I really can’t go ahead with this unless you can guarantee delivery by then. should I phone ahead to say we might be late? As it is now. and I lived there for two years after I graduated from college. My father’s father was German. that’s right.
. Now I’m counting on you to get it here. You probably saved the deal. That would be a good idea. Don't worry about it. (Man A) (Man A) (Man B) (Man A) (Man B) (Man A) Questions 33 and 34 refer to the following conversation. it's no bother.
Instructions In Part 3 you will hear a series of longer conversations between two people. and return it late Sunday night. Well. But more importantly. I’m really impressed. There are then TWO questions about each conversation. The entire package. I'll need something with unlimited mileage that’s large enough for two adults and a child. I'd like to pick it up early Friday morning. I need a car for the weekend. We might make it on time. including unlimited mileage and taxes. In that case. Now listen for the first conversation. plus all our luggage. comes to eighty−nine dollars and ninety−nine cents.
(10 seconds) (Man A) Man B) (Woman) (Man B) Number 31 Hi. but you might as well warn them we could be delayed. That sounds good. It's flat all right. numbers 33−50. I'm afraid I won't be much help−I've never changed a tyre before. so were our clients. We'll have to change it.
OK. Let’s have a look…. that would be a big help. We left them there for them to keep. I think. When I took it home my wife noticed this small hole here just under the arm.oh yes. we might as well re−use as much material as we can.
. I can just copy those. actually. And I think I still have a copy of the handouts we used for Drayer. Can I have your receipt please and I’ll be with you again in just a moment. Do we still have those large charts that we used for the Drayer Group presentation? No.
(20 seconds) (Man A) (Woman) (Man B) (Woman) (Man B) (Woman) (Man B) (Woman) (Man B) (Woman) Questions 39 and 40 refer to the following conversation. then. OK. I have the receipt here if you’d like to see it. I mean I’ve never worn the jacket and I haven’t really seen anything else I’d like to buy. Mmmm. Well. I’m afraid we won’t be getting any more of those jackets in. Three new computers and two new printers. Our store policy doesn’t include giving refunds I’m afraid. that's a problem. I'll call and ask if they can put a rush on this. I’d be happy to give you a credit note. Normally we’d give you a credit note which you could then use to buy something else. Unfortunately. no. I was here yesterday and bought this jacket. Well. those have “Drayer Group” printed on them. don’t you? Well. Great. what I’ll do is just phone a supervisor and see if I can help you with this. Better call and find out what's happened to the other two computers. because. so a credit note would be no good. How much time are we going to have to give our presentation? About forty minutes. and no one will be here over the weekend to accept a delivery. Yes. you’re right. When did you say you bought it? Yesterday. I agree. I was hoping you’d be able to give me a refund. Yes. But we can make another set. as I recall. Right. I’ll make another set of charts. a refund would be in order. Well. could you take care of that? Since this is almost an identical presentation. And I think given the circumstances. Can I help you? Yes. it was the last jacket in this style you had in my size. but there's only one computer. The new employees start Monday. then print a new set. Ooh. I see what you mean about the hole. since it was their mistake.
(20 seconds) (Man A) (Woman) (Man A) (Woman) (Man A) (Woman) Questions 37 and 38 refer to the following conversation. That means they have to be delivered either today or tomorrow. I’ll find the original file. the printers are both here.(Man A) (Woman) (Man B) (Woman) (Man B) (Woman) (Man B) (Woman) (Man B) (Woman)
Questions 35 and 36 refer to the following conversation. we have to be ready before then. and delete that bit. Didn't we order three computers? Yes.
Listen. It’s on the fifth floor of a newer building. Obviously that’s expensive. what items did you want to discuss? Well. and a good size living room. anytime this afternoon would be all right. with two large bedrooms. What’s the name of the file? It’s called “First quarter summary dot doc”. Hang on a second …. The machine is old and breaks down a lot. the sorting machine for one thing. how can I help you? Good morning. That costs a lot of money. What's going on? It's finally official. Certainly. Well. No problem. When could I come and see it? Well. and shutting down all their plants by the end of the year. Would one o’clock be OK? Yes. that’s no problem. Great. I was just talking about it with him. Jane. I’m on my way to the meeting. Hi Jim. but we’ve calculated that it would cost a lot more to invest in a new machine. come on in. It seems the machine needs permanent supervision from engineers. Does Dan know about this? Yes. and it has a wonderful view. can you tell me a bit about it? Yes. Fine Rita. I’ve just sent it. that would be fine. and I’ve just seen your advertisement in the newspaper for one on Woodridge Road – can you tell me if it’s still available? Yes. That’s why we need engineers there all the time. but no one has actually viewed it yet.
(20 seconds) (Man A) (Man B) (Woman) (Man B) (Woman) (Man B) (Woman) Questions 43 and 44 refer to the following conversation. If there’s a problem. Have you heard the latest about Trident Industries? No. there.
(20 seconds) (Man A) (Woman) (Man A) (Woman) (Man A) Questions 47 and 48 refer to the following conversation. I’m looking for a flat in this area. but there’s not really much we can do about it. That’s a shock. They announced this morning that they’re laying off eleven hundred workers. I’m wondering if you can find the original on my computer. I’ll get them to you later this morning. it’s very close to the shops and the train station. But the best thing about it is the location. call me back and I can try sending it again. Was there anything else?
(Woman) (Man A)
. That sounds very interesting. Well maybe you could let me see your figures on that. Good morning. And needless to say. I just wanted to take a look at some of the budget items for your department for the next year. I see. both he and I are pretty happy that the deal we were discussing with them last autumn didn't go through. and email a copy to me so I can get it on my laptop and print it when I get there. I see. That’s true. Hello Jane? This is Robert. Good luck!
(20 seconds) (Man A) (Man A) (Woman) (Man A) (Woman) (Man A) Questions 45 and 46 refer to the following conversation. Thanks a lot. We’re trying to get all this tied up. but I just realised I took the wrong report with me. We’ve had a few calls about it. right. there it is. Well you’d know better than me. it’s quite spacious. Sure. Mayfield Properties.(Man A) (Man A) (Woman) (Man A) (Woman) (Man A) (Woman) (Man A) (Woman) (Man A)
Questions 41 and 42 refer to the following conversation. it is. but I’m not sure we can afford to do that right now. I’m attaching it to an email … and ….
If you are calling to schedule a pick−up of an envelope. Now listen for the first recording.” when my guest will be the CEO of Nippon Semiconductors.' If you are calling to schedule a pick up of a package. Just to make sure I've got it right: the buffet option is a hundred pounds for the room.' If you would like to speak to an EXS Overnight Shipping customer representative. perhaps you'd be interested in renting our private party room. successful stockbroker. I’m Bernie Morgan and thanks again for listening to “Inside Business.
(Woman) (Man B)
Instructions In Part 4 of the test you will hear a series of recordings. Wall Street insider and author of the current bestseller. at about seven.' To hear this menu again. The buffet sounds good. press 'five.'
(20 seconds) (Man A) (Man A) Questions 53 and 54 refer to the following recording. Mr Bob Bratton.' If you are calling to order EXS packaging materials. And that brings us to the end of tonight’s show. Mr Yoshi Tanaka. Tearing Down the Wall Around Wall Street. Good morning. press 'six. one of my colleagues will be leaving next week. press 'two. press 'three. and we'd like to arrange a dinner party for her.”
. Fifteen for Friday evening? We could probably seat you all together in the main dinning room. Oh? I wasn't aware you had a party room. Thank you for calling EXS Overnight Shipping. (Man A) (Woman) Questions 51 and 52 refer to the following recording. that includes everything. main courses.(Man A) (Woman) (Man B) (Woman) (Man B)
Questions 49 and 50 refer to the following conversation. and then an additional fifteen pounds per person. press 'four. desserts and soft drinks. press 'seven. I'm wondering if you might be able to accommodate a group of fifteen or so on Friday evening. but you'll be able to order anything off the standard menu. we can offer a special buffet menu that includes several appetisers.' If you are calling about a billing issue. We’re glad you have chosen us for your shipping needs. giving a total of ten questions (numbers 51−60). Good night. which includes the services of three waiters. press 'one. In your test book there are TWO questions for each recording. For an additional fifteen pounds per person. I hope you’ve enjoyed listening to my guest. How much does it cost? We have a couple of options: you can rent it at a flat rate of a hundred pounds for the evening. It'll hold fifteen people very comfortably. I hope you’ll join me again tomorrow night for another edition of “Inside Business. There are 5 recordings. Food isn’t included. but for such a large party. Does that include taxes and service? Yes.' If you are calling to trace a package.
but droughts and extreme heat have reduced this year's expected harvest even further. is that our plans do not at the moment include any plant closures or job cuts. which will be reflected in a rise in prices of cotton goods such as t−shirts. The world decline in cotton production is expected to push up prices for raw cotton. Analysts say the new bank would enjoy the combined benefits of Alpha’s strengths in Europe and Union’s strengths in the US and Latin America. according to the latest projection from the Department of Agriculture. as well as ways to extend our sales activities and improve our business planning.
(20 seconds) (Man A) (2 seconds) (Man A) End of Recording. One approach we are taking is to identify redundant areas that can be consolidated. Flooding in China's prime cotton producing areas is expected to reduce the harvest significantly. the company is about to embark on a major reorganisation. Our aim is to reduce costs and improve efficiency. Less cotton was planted this year. although no official estimates have so far been released. and Personal Computing Systems. so we are planning to integrate two of our divisions: the Mobile Communications systems division.
. Alpha Bank has announced that it has opened merger talks with Union Bank. in response to a three−year decline in prices. including the financing of a major pipeline construction project in Uzbekistan.
(20 seconds) (Man A) (Man B) Questions 59 and 60 refer to the following recording. China. As you have no doubt heard. is also experiencing bad weather. Shares of Alpha Bank closed yesterday at eleven pounds. meanwhile. however. but at the opposite extreme − too much rain. up sixty pence from the day before. and thank you for coming. We are also looking into the possible introduction of new lower−cost manufacturing techniques. The two banks have worked together previously on a number of joint ventures. to form a new bank called Alpha Union International.
(20 seconds) (Man A) (Woman) Questions 57 and 58 refer to the following recording. One thing I can promise. The continuing drought in the South is expected to cut the nation's cotton crop by up to twenty percent compared to last year. which would have its headquarters in London. This is the end of the ELSA Listening Test. Put down your pencil and wait for instructions from the supervisor.(Man A) (Man B)
Questions 55 and 56 refer to the following recording. Good afternoon.
ELSA Listening Practice Test 1 Answer Key
Part 1 Question 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Answer B C A B B C A A C B A C B A C B C A C B Part 3 Question 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 Answer B D A B C D C B B C A A D A A C D A
Part 2 Question 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 Answer A C A D D A C B B D C C
Part 4 Question 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 Answer D C C C A D B A B B
ELSA Reading Practice Test 1 Answer Key
Part 1 Question 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Answer C B D A A B D C C C D A Part 3 Question 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 Part 4 Answer B D A B C C B B A C D B B B C Question 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 Answer D A B D A A C A B C B C C D C C D B Answer B D C B B B D A C B B C A D D
Part 2 Question 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
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ADVANCED HIGH .London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations Board English Language Skills Assessment Tests Score Report
Name: Date of Birth: ID Number: Test Location: Test Date:
05 February 1979 500749447 Germany November xxxx
Score Achieved LISTENING (Out of 250) READING (Out of 250) Combined Score (Out of 500) Level Descriptions 234 210 444
Level SUPERIOR ADVANCED HIGH ---
SUPERIOR – Understanding of most speech in standard dialect on familiar and unfamiliar topics is reasonably complete. Date of Issue: 21 November xxxx 40
. Can easily follow complex extended speech although highly colloquial language or language with many cultural references may still cause problems. Occasional misunderstanding will occur where the material is highly complex or abstract.
IMPORTANT: This is not a certificate.Can understand complex and extended texts in areas of special interest or competence. Can follow the essentials of abstract or literary texts where the subject matter is unfamiliar. Has good awareness of appropriate levels of language.