PTE Academic Listening (Multiple-choice, Choose Single Answer) Practice Sample

Multiple-choice, Choose Single Answer – Listen to the recording and answer the multiple-choice question by selecting the correct response. Only one response is correct.

This is a multiple-choice item type that assesses listening skills. It requires test takers to listen to, analyze, understand and assess a short recording on an academic subject and choose a single correct response.

PTE Listening: Multiple-choice, choose single answer

  • Listen to the audio and answer the following question #1

 

Ques 1. Which of the following best represents the main idea of this passage?

[A]. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Americans.
[B]. In 2011, heart disease was expected to have declined by 2030.
[C]. Medicare would have to cover less than half our medical costs.
[D]. Exercise can reduce the budget deficit by cutting medical costs.

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[D]

 

TRANSCRIPT (Only for reference, it will not be given in actual PTE Academic Test)

As of the year 2011, heart disease was the number one killer of Americans…….Click here to read full transcript

It was projected that more than 40 percent of adults in the United States would be diagnosed with cardiovascular disease by the year 2030. This proportion translates to more than a trillion dollars in medical costs. In addition, Medicare would be responsible for covering more than half of those expenses. Therefore, advocates such as AARP say one way that aging Americans can help to reduce our federal government’s budget deficit is to exercise. Regular aerobic exercise strengthens the heart muscle, improves blood circulation, and helps us lose weight. These results can lower our nation’s medical expenditures by reducing the incidence of cardiovascular disease.

 

  • Listen to the audio and answer the following question #2

 

Ques 2. The central idea of this passage is that

[A]. The coastal region of North Carolina has many forts, sounds, museums, and lighthouses.
[B]. The coastal region of North Carolina offers much for visitors to see and do.
[C]. The coastal region of North Carolina is the state’s most popular vacation spot.
[D]. The coastal region of North Carolina is on the Atlantic Ocean.

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[B]

 

TRANSCRIPT (Only for reference, it will not be given in actual PTE Academic Test)

In the coastal region of the state of North Carolina, the waves of the Atlantic Ocean lap the shoreline from the border with Virginia to those of South Carolina….Click here to read full transcript

With forts, museums, and lighthouses prominent to the area, there is much to see and do. Many people revisit the Outer Banks year after year, taking time to check out the activities at Jockey’s Ridge, Kitty Hawk, and the drama, The Lost Colony. Youngsters of all ages enjoy the ferry rides that are provided from island to island. Some of the many specific areas to consider when visiting the Coastal Region of North Carolina are presented in this section.

 

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