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Cambridge IELTS Practice Tests 4, Test 3, Section 4

Questions 31 and 32
Answers
procedure (for something) a way of doing something, especially the usual or correct
way
maintenance procedures emergency/safety/disciplinary procedures
to follow normal/standard/accepted procedure
establish to discover or prove the facts of a situation
SYNONYM ASCERTAIN
establish something Police are still trying to establish the cause of the
accident.
establish that… They have established that his injuries were caused by a fall.
establish where, what, etc… We need to establish where she was at the time
of the shooting.
it is established that… It has since been established that the horse was
drugged.
31 questionnaire 32 approximately 2000/about 2000
respondent a person who answers questions, especially in a survey
60% of the respondents agreed with the suggestion.
collate something to collect information together from different sources in order to
examine and compare it
to collate data/information/figures
committee [countable + singular or plural verb] a group of people who are chosen,
usually by a larger group, to make decisions or to deal with a particular subject
She's on the management committee.
The committee has/have decided to close the restaurant.
Questions 33-37
Answers
33 Education
faculty [countable] a department or group of related departments in a college or
university
the Faculty of Law the Arts Faculty
34 halls of residence/living quarters
hall of residence (also hall)(pl. halls of residence, halls) (both British English)
(North American English dormitory) a building for university or college students to
live in
quarters [plural] rooms that are provided for soldiers, servants, etc. to live in
We were moved to more comfortable living quarters.
married quarters
35 traffic, parking 36 lecture rooms / lecture halls / lecture theatres / lecture theaters
lecture theatre a large room with rows of seats on a slope, where lectures are given
Each tiered lecture theatre has a capacity of 70–80 people.
37 (choice of/room for) facilities
Question 38
Answer D F
health centre a building where a group of doctors see their patients and where some
local medical services have their offices
There is a health centre on campus that provides medical care under the
National Health Service.
fitness centre a place where people go to do physical exercise in order to stay or
become healthy and fit
The hotel has a fitness centre with a sauna.
lecture theatre a large room with rows of seats on a slope, where lectures are given
Each tiered lecture theatre has a capacity of 70–80 people.
Question 39
Answer B
argument [countable] a reason or set of reasons that somebody uses to show that
something is true or correct
Her main argument was a moral one.
argument for/against something There are strong arguments for and
against euthanasia.
argument that… His argument was that public spending must be reduced.
drama [uncountable] plays considered as a form of literature
classical/Elizabethan/modern, etc. drama a drama critic
drama school a drama student
accommodate somebody/something to provide enough space for
somebody/something
Over 70 minutes of music can be accommodated on one CD.
The old town hall now accommodates a Folk Museum.
Question 40
Answer A, C
closed-circuit television [uncountable](abbreviation CCTV) a television system that
works within a limited area, for example a public building, to protect it from crime
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... that the Committee has agreed that a representative for
grateful adj feeling or showing thanks because somebody has done something kind
for you or has done as you asked
grateful (to somebody) (for something) I am extremely grateful to all the
teachers for their help.
grateful (to do something) She seems to think I should be grateful to have a
job at all.
grateful (that…) He was grateful that she didn't tell his parents about the
incident.
committee [countable + singular or plural verb] a group of people who are chosen,
usually by a larger group, to make decisions or to deal with a particular subject
She's on the management committee.
The committee has/have decided to close the restaurant.
present to show or offer something for other people to look at or consider
present something (to somebody) The committee will present its final report
to Parliament in June.
present something (for something) Eight options were presented for
consideration.
appreciate [transitive] (not used in the progressive tenses) to understand that
something is true
SYNONYM REALIZE
appreciate something What I failed to appreciate was the distance between
the two cities.
appreciate how, what, etc… I don't think you appreciate how expensive it
will be.
appreciate that… We didn't fully appreciate that he was seriously ill.
feasible adj that is possible and likely to be achieved
SYNONYM PRACTICABLE a feasible plan/suggestion/idea
It's just not feasible to manage the business on a part-time basis.
Opposite unfeasible
... that the ultimate beneficiaries of the facilities have some say ...
ultimate adj [only before noun] happening at the end of a long process
SYNONYM FINAL our ultimate goal/aim/objective/target
We will accept ultimate responsibility for whatever happens.
beneficiary (of something) a person who gains as a result of something
Who will be the main beneficiary of the cuts in income tax?
say (in something) [singular, uncountable] the right to influence something by giving
your opinion before a decision is made
We had no say in the decision to sell the company.
People want a greater say in local government.
If I could start by briefly explaining ...
step [countable] one of a series of things that you do in order to achieve something
This was a first step towards a united Europe.
It's a big step giving up your job and moving halfway across the world.
We are taking steps to prevent pollution.
arrive at sth to decide on or find something, especially after discussion and thought
SYNONYM REACH to arrive at an agreement/a decision/a conclusion
to arrive at the truth
... a meeting was held with ... for our SU Committee to explain the options
submit something (to somebody/something) to give a document, proposal, etc. to
somebody in authority so that they can study or consider it
to submit an application/a claim/a complaint
Completed projects must be submitted by 10 March.
collate something to collect information together from different sources in order to
examine and compare it
to collate data/information/figures
draw sth up to make or write something that needs careful thought or planning
to draw up a contract/list
hand something around/round to offer or pass something, especially food or drinks,
to all the people in a group
broad adj [only before noun] general; not detailed
the broad outline of a proposal
In broad terms, the paper argues that each country should develop its own
policy.
terms (plural) a way of expressing yourself or of saying something
We wish to protest in the strongest possible terms (= to say we are very
angry).
I'll try to explain in simple terms.
... the consensus was as follows
consensus [singular, uncountable] an opinion that all members of a group agree with
consensus (about/on something) She is skilled at achieving consensus on
sensitive issues.
consensus (among somebody) (about/on something) There is a general
consensus among teachers about the need for greater security in schools.
consensus (that…) There seems to be a consensus that the plan should be
rejected.
... regarding the crucial matter of the site
crucial adj extremely important, because it will affect other things
SYNONYM CRITICAL, ESSENTIAL a crucial factor/issue/decision
crucial to/for something Winning this contract is crucial to the success of the
company.
crucial that… It is crucial that we get this right.
regarding prep concerning somebody/something; about somebody/something
She has said nothing regarding your request.
Call me if you have any problems regarding your work.
matter [singular] a situation that involves something or depends on something
SYNONYM QUESTION
Learning to drive is all a matter of coordination.
Planning a project is just a matter of working out the right order to do things
in.
present to show or offer something for other people to look at or consider
present something (to somebody) The committee will present its final report
to Parliament in June.
present something (for something) Eight options were presented for
consideration.
faculty [countable] a department or group of related departments in a college or
university
the Faculty of Law the Arts Faculty
hall of residence (also hall)(pl. halls of residence, halls) (both British English)
(North American English dormitory) a building for university or college students to
live in
cite something (as something) to mention something as a reason or an example, or in
order to support what you are saying
He cited his heavy workload as the reason for his breakdown.
remarkable adj unusual or surprising in a way that causes people to take notice
SYNONYM ASTONISHING a remarkable achievement/career/talent
remarkable for something The area is remarkable for its scenery.
remarkable that… It is remarkable that nobody noticed sooner.
hall of residence (also hall)(pl. halls of residence, halls) (both British English)
(North American English dormitory) a building for university or college students to
live in
quarters [plural] rooms that are provided for soldiers, servants, etc. to live in
We were moved to more comfortable living quarters.
married quarters
mainly adv more than anything else; also used to talk about the most important reason
for something
SYNONYM CHIEFLY, PRIMARILY
They eat mainly fruit and nuts.
‘Where do you export to?’ ‘France, mainly.’
It was also felt that the larger site could allow more room ...
Our second area of interest was ...
area (of something) a particular subject or activity, or an aspect of it
the areas of training and developmentFinance is Mark's area.
The big growth area of recent years has been in health clubs.
obviously adv used when giving information that you expect other people to know
already or agree with
SYNONYM CLEARLY
Obviously, we don't want to spend too much money.
Diet and exercise are obviously important.
minimal adj very small in size or amount; as small as possible
The work was carried out at minimal cost.
There's only a minimal amount of risk involved.
... having a library on the premises ...
premises (plural) the building and land near to it that a business owns or uses
business/commercial/industrial premises
No alcohol may be consumed on the premises.
Police were called to escort her off the premises.
table game a game that is played on a table
respondent a person who answers questions, especially in a survey
60% of the respondents agreed with the suggestion.
... that there be the offices of the Student Counselling Centre, moving this from the
Refectory
counselling U professional advice about a problem
marriage guidance counselling
a student counselling service
refectory a large room in which meals are served, especially in a religious institution
and in some schools and colleges in Britain
drama [uncountable] plays considered as a form of literature
classical/Elizabethan/modern, etc. drama a drama critic
drama school a drama student
Just over forty per cent ... but a largish minority ... claiming that it is elitist and a waste
of funds. Essentially the jury is out on that ...
respondent a person who answers questions, especially in a survey
60% of the respondents agreed with the suggestion.
largish adj fairly large
elitist adj organized for the good of a few people who have special interests orabilities
Many remember sport at school as elitist, focusing only on those who were
good at it.
funds [plural] money that is available to be spent
government funds
I'm short of funds at the moment—can I pay you back next week?
the jury is (still) out on something used when you are saying that something is still
not certain
The jury is still out on whether wine can be good for you
... given the number of unfortunate incidents in the current Union ...
given prep when you consider something
Given his age (= considering how old he is), he's remarkably active.
Given her interest in children, teaching seems the right job for her.
incident [countable] something that happens, especially something unusual or
unpleasant
His bad behaviour was just an isolated incident.
One particular incident sticks in my mind.
surveillance U the act of carefully watching a person suspected of a crime or a place
where a crime may be committed
SYNONYM OBSERVATION
The police are keeping the suspects under constant surveillance.
surveillance cameras/equipmentU
... check Student Union cards on request ... be feasible to have a check at the reception
of all people coming in.
feasible adj that is possible and likely to be achieved
SYNONYM PRACTICABLE a feasible plan/suggestion/idea
It's just not feasible to manage the business on a part-time basis.
Opposite unfeasible
... fuller details ... to take any questions ...
fade out to disappear slowly or become quieter, or to make a picture or sound do this
fade something ↔ out He slid a control to fade out the music.