IELTS Listening Sentence Completion Practice Test

Source of Sample Questions is Cambridge book:

These questions will give you an idea about the pattern of the questions

Section 4:

Questions 31-40. Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Effects of urban environment on animals


Recent urban developments represent massive environmental changes. It was previously thought that only a few animals were suitable for city life e.g.

• The (31) Because of its general adaptability
• The pigeon – because walls of city buildings are similar to (32)

In fact, many urban animals are adapting with unusual (33)

Recent research
• Emilie Snell-Rood studied urbanized mammal specimens from museums in Minnesota

– She found the size of their (34) had increased.

– She suggests this may be due to the need to locate new sources of (35) and to deal with new dangers

• Catarina Miranda focused on the (36) of urban and rural blackbirds.

– She found urban birds were often braver but were afraid of situations that were (37)

• Jonathan Atwell studies how animals respond to urban environments.

– He found that some animals respond to (38) by producing lower levels of hormones.

• Sarah Partan’s team found urban squirrels use their (39) to help them communicate.

Long- term possibilities
Species of animals may develop which are unique to cities. However, some changes may not be (40)

Section 4, Q31 – 40
31. crow
32. cliffs
33. speed
34. brain/brains
35. food
37. new
38. stress
39. tail/tails
40. permanent

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