IELTS Listening Practice Test
08:00
What did findings of previous research claim about the personality traits a child is likely to have because of their position in the family?
Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-H
1
the eldest child
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2
a middle child
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3
the youngest child
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4
a twin
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5
an only child
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6
a child with much older siblings
Drop your answer here
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.
7What do the speakers say about the evidence relating to birth order and academic success?
A
There is conflicting evidence about whether oldest children perform best in intelligence tests.
B
There is little doubt that birth order has less influence on academic achievement than socio-economic status.
C
Some studies have neglected to include important factors such as family size.
8 What does Ruth think is surprising about the difference in oldest children’s academic performance?
A
It is mainly thanks to their roles as teachers for their younger siblings.
B
The advantages they have only lead to a slightly higher level of achievement.
C
The extra parental attention they receive at a young age makes little difference.
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
9-10Which TWO experiences of sibling rivalry do the speakers agree has been valuable for them?
A
learning to share
B
learning to stand up for oneself
C
learning to be a good loser
D
learning to be tolerant
E
learning to say sorry