Academic Listening Practice 1

Before you listen to the audio it is important to have a look at the instructions and the questions to get a clear idea about what is expected in this practice test. As you would be aware, the audio is played just once in the actual test, so, it is important that you do not miss any key information as you listen. As far as this practice test is concerned, you are free to listen to the audio as many times before answering the questions but as you proceed to take further tests try to answer the questions in a single audio play.

Test Instructions: Read the instructions carefully and answer as per the requirement:

A. Have a look at Questions 1 – 6 and proceed to listen to the below audio. You will hear one speaker talk about Museum of the History of Science.

B. Complete the sentences below based on your understanding of the audio. You can write a maximum of 3 words per question.

C. Note your answers on a notepad or sheet of paper. After completion click on Check Answers button available below. The complete script of the audio is provided for your reference as well.

Museum of the History of Science

1. The building of the museum of the History of Science was built in _________________.

2. The building originally contained a ______________ in the basement, and lecture space for _______________ , what we today might call ‘Science’.

3. The ______________ on either side of the exit contain the kind of things that we used in this room in .

4. The museum of the History of Science opened in _______________ .

5. The museum is particularly famous for its collection of ________________.

6. In the four corners of the entrance gallery, are four of the museum’s important __________________.

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