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IELTS Listening

Time: Approximately 09 minutes


  • Answer all the questions.
  • You can change your answers at any time during the test.


  • There are 10 questions in this test.
  • Each question carries one mark.
  • There are four parts to the test.
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IELTS Listening Part 4

Questions 31-40

Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Animal Sense

  • Smell

    - Dogs have a greater sense of smell than human beings and are able to tell.
  • - Some animals can smell odours such as
    recognised by the human nose.
  • - Some beetles can only distinguish the odours of certain plants.
  • - Bees, feeling threatened, will use their
    before they sting.
  • - Queen bees, which can sting multiple times, use their feet to keep
    over the colony.
  • - A female
    decides whether or not to mate with a male according to the quality of his scent.
  • Hearing

    - Sound through vibrations can be recognized by beetles without ears by using their
  • - They can locate prey living in
    by tracking the vibrations.
  • Sight

    - Snakes are able to search for food by detecting
    from the mouths of their prey.
  • - They can tell the
    of a mouse by detecting its heat.
  • - After its prey is killed, a snake stores food in its
    and hibernates.
  • - A snake that goes into a state of hibernation will not eat for a long period of time.
  • - The
    is calculated by snakes before hunting their prey.


Question Your Answer Correct Answer
31 carbon dioxide
32 legs
33 control
34 butterfly
35 feet
36 woodlands
37 heat
38 body shape
39 stomach
40 distance