This is the fourth part of your Listening test. Listen to the audio and answer questions 31-40.

Listen to the instructions for each part of this section carefully. Answer all the questions.
You can download the questions for the entire Listening practice test page from the Listening practice test 1 page. The questions for part 4 are also shown on this page.

While you are listening, write your answers on the question paper. Use a pencil. 
When you have completed all four parts of the Listening test you will have ten minutes to copy your answers on to a separate answer sheet.

IELTS practice Listening test audio: part 4

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Questions 31–35

Complete the table below. Write one word only for each answer.

Time Perspectives
Time Zone Outlook Features & Consequences
Past Positive Remember good times, e.g. birthdays. Keep family records, photo albums, etc.
  (31) …………….. Focus on disappointments, failures, bad decisions.
Present Hedonistic Live for (32) …………….. ; seek sensation; avoid pain.
  Fatalistic Life is governed by (33) …………….. , religious beliefs, social conditions. Life’s path can’t be changed.
Future (34) …………….. Prefer work to play. Don’t give in to temptation.
  Fatalistic Have a strong belief in life after death and importance of (35) …………….. in life.

Questions 36–40

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.


36) We are all present hedonists

A) at school

B) at birth

C) while eating and drinking

37) American boys drop out of school at a higher rate than girls because

A) they need to be in control of the way they learn

B) they play video games instead of doing school work

C) they are not as intelligent as girls

38) Present-orientated children

A) do not realise present actions can have negative future effects

B) are unable to learn lessons from past mistakes

C) know what could happen if they do something bad, but do it anyway

39) If Americans had an extra day per week, they would spend it

A) working harder

B) building relationships

C) sharing family meals

40) Understanding how people think about time can help us

A) become more virtuous

B) work together better

C) identify careless or ambitious people

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