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IELTS Listening - Section 4

IELTS Listening Tip

At the end of the IELTS Listening exam, you have ten minutes to transfer your answers from the exam booklet to the answer sheet. Make sure you do this carefully: do not write the answers in the wrong spaces or you will lose marks. Only the answers on the answer sheet are marked.

Questions 31-40

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Section 4:
You will hear a talk about scientific research in the continent Antarctica.
First you have some time to look at Questions 31-40.

Now Listen carefully and answer Questions 31 to 40:



ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHY

  world's highest, coldest and windiest continent
  more than (31) ..................... times as big as the UK
  most of the area is classified as (32) .....................
RESEARCH STATIONS

  international teams work together
  (33) ..................... is integrated with technical support
  stations contain accommodation, work areas, a kitchen, a (34) ..................... and a gym
  supplies were brought to Zero One station by sledge from a (35) ..................... at the edge of the ice 15 km away
  problem of snow build-ups solved by building stations on (36) ..................... with adjustable legs
FOOD AND DIET

  average daily requirement for an adult in Antarctica is approximately (37) ..................... kilocalories
  rations for field work prepared by process of freeze-drying
RESEARCH

The most important research focuses on climate change, including
-  measuring changes in the ice-cap (because of effects on sea levels and (38) .....................)
-  monitoring the hole in the ozone layer
-  analysing air from bubbles in ice to measure (39) ..................... caused by human activity
WORK OPPORTUNITIES

Many openings for (40) ..................... people including
-  research assistants
-  administrative and technical positions
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