IELTS Listening Revision – Typical Section 4 Questions on University Lectures

March 7, 2018

 

Questions 31-34 [Recording 1 used]

 

Complete the sentences below.

 

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

 

31. The lecture is intended mainly for those entering the ……………….., but is relevant to all students present.

 

32. The lecturer believes that a too ……………….. specialization can be damaging.

 

33. The number of ……………….. who were also writers is surprising.

 

34. The speaker believes that literature provides a ……………….. which medical schools do not.

 

 

Questions 35-40

 

What is said about each of these books?

 

Choose your answers from the box and write the letters A-H next to questions 35-40.

 

A. It conveys the thrill of scientific discovery.

B. It is of interest to any natural historian.

C. This is a classic of scientific writing.

D. It is about the life of a scientist.

E. This book is now sometimes used in schools.

F. This is also a good travel book.

G. This book examines the dark side of human nature.

H. This book was a response to another book.

 

35. A Short History of Nearly Everything ………………..

36. Wonderful Life ………………..

37. The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee ………………..

38. The Water Babies ………………..

39. The Emperor of Scent ………………..

40. On the Origin of Species ………………..

 

 

Please find the recording 1 here and answers here.

 

 

How many correct answers did you get? Please share your result by leaving a comment.

 

 

Watch this lecture, delivered by Matt Abrahams, to learn more about techniques which will help you improve your communication skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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