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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 3

Questions 21-25

Choose the correct answer.

Maori Greenstone Tiki Carvings

21 Amy and Mike agree that the greenstone tikis
  • take great skill to produce.

  • are fascinating curved shapes.

  • have interesting stories behind them.

22 According to Amy, why are so few genuine old tikis found on archaeological dig sites?
  • Not many people know about them.

  • They tend to be stolen by treasure hunters.

  • The majority become inherited items.

23 The Maori people considered tikis to be
  • decorative items.

  • religious objects.

  • tribal symbols.

24 Tikis are classified into one type or the other by
  • where they originated.

  • the materials used.

  • the position of the body.

25 How can modern reproductions be easily distinguished from genuine Maori carvings?
  • The materials differ.

  • They are too regular in shape.

  • They are of different sizes.

Questions 26-30

What tool did Maoris use to carry out each of the following tasks?

26 creating a blank 26

27 smoothing the surface 27

28 carving details 28

29 making holes 29

30 fixing coloured decorations 30

Traditional Tools and Materials

Sandstone block

Plant glue

Stone scoring tool

Bone point

Stick drill


Question Your Answer Correct Answer
21 A. take great skill to produce.
22 C. The majority become inherited items.
23 B. religious objects.
24 C. the position of the body.
25 B. They are too regular in shape.
26 C. Stone scoring tool
27 A. Sandstone block
28 D. Bone point
29 E. Stick drill
30 B. Plant glue