Pearson English Test 7 – Listening (Multiple-choice, Choose Single Answer)

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) Practice Test

Pearson English Test 7 – Mcq-single

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


QUES:  What is the primary purpose of the passage?

[A]. build a case for increasing the development of new infrastructure.
[B]. advocate an alternative to government financing of infrastructure.
[C]. explain the failure of a privately financed venture.
[D]. suggest the types of infrastructure most appropriate for private financing.



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

Although the development of new infrastructure is usually determined by governmental planning, sometimes this development can be planned more flexibly and realistically by private investors who anticipate profit from the collection of user fees. Click here to read full transcript

Such profits can contribute to the financing of more infrastructure if demand proves great enough, whereas the reluctance of developers to invest in such projects can signal that additional infrastructure is not needed. During the economic boom of the 1980’s, for example, the state of Virginia authorized private developers to build a $300 million toll road. These developers obtained the needed right-of-way from property owners, but by 1993 they still had not raised the necessary financing. The unwillingness of investors to finance this project does not negate the viability of privately financed roads; rather, it illustrates a virtue of private financing. If a road appears unlikely to attract enough future traffic to pay for the road, then it should not be built.


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


QUES: This passage states that:

[A]. the Greenhouse effect is destroying the planetʹs atmosphere.
[B]. temperatures in Greenland have been unusually stable over the past 100 years.
[C]. there is more than one kind of information that scientists can use to determine the characteristics of the Earthʹs early climate.
[D]. solar energy is the wave of the future.



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

The Earthʹs past climate–including temperature and elements in the atmosphere–has recently been studied by analyzing ice samples from Greenland and Antarctica. Click here to read full transcript

The air bubbles in the ice have shown that, over the past 160,000 years, there has been a close correlation between temperature changes and level of natural greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane. One recent analysis from Greenland showed that at the end of the last glacial period (when the great ice sheets began to retreat to their present position), temperatures in southern Greenland rose from 5 to 7 degrees in about 100 years.

Air bubbles are not the only method of determining characteristics of the Earthʹs ancient climate history. Analysis of dust layers from ancient volcanic activity is another such method; as is the study of ice cores, which interpret past solar activity that may have affected our climate.


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