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 31–40

Complete the notes below.

Write no more than two words and/or a number for each answer.

Climate change

Human Factors

  • Cutting down trees for 31 ................
  • Industrial Revolution
  • 32 ............
  • Increase in population ---> deforestation

Known effects

  • Over previous 130 yrs: temp. by 0.6 ° C
  • Since Ind. Rev.: CO2 by 30% & Methane by 33 ........... (from mining, animals, rice paddies)
  • N2O (from 34 ............. esp. fertiliser; waste management; car exhausts)
  • Greenhouse Effect: gases form 35 ............. heat trapped Earth warms up

Future Effects

1. Rise in sea levels <-- ice melting

Sea level Number of people at risk 
1998 levels 36 ...........
+50 cm 92 million
+1 metre 37 .................

2. Change in 38 ............ --> more arid areas --> population movement to cities

3. Increase in pests and 39 ............... e.g. malaria

4. Change in ecosystems:

  *shift in 40 ................ – some die, others multiply

  *deserts get hotter & bigger

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