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IELTS Listening

Time: Approximately 09 minutes


  • Answer all the questions.
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  • 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 (Green Mountain Fossil Park)

Questions 31-36

Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Green Mountain Fossil Park

  • Types of fossils:

    - transitional fossils: rare,show evidence of evolutionary change

    fossils: more common,actual fossilised remains
  • -
    fossils: indirect evidence of animals, such as footprints or tunnels
  • Fossilisation processes:

    Organism trapped in volcanic ash


    - An animal is
    in the mud after death.
  • - Mud dries and hardens.
  • -
    replace the bones leaving a stone shape.
  • Purchasing fossils:

    - Site: Shop outside the park or from the park's
  • - Prices: generally

Questions 37-40

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

Tools Function or purpose
A tape measure Record the of each fossil
A notebook Record the types of
A camera Record the of each fossil
A compass Detect the fossils to locate


Question Your Answer Correct Answer
31 preserved
32 trace
33 buried
34 mineral
35 affordable
36 flashing
37 dimension
38 rocks
39 images
40 sediments