IELTS Listening Practice Test
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Complete the notes below.
Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.
The Eucalyptus Tree in Australia

  Importance

●   it provides 

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and food for a wide range of species

●   its leaves provide 

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which is used to make a disinfectant

Reasons for present decline in number

A) Diseases

(i)   ‘Mundulla Yellows’

●   Cause   – lime used for making 

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was absorbed

                   – trees were unable to take in necessary iron through their roots

(ii)   ‘Bell-miner Associated Die-back’

●   Cause   – 

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feed on eucalyptus leaves

                    – they secrete a substance containing sugar

                    – bell-miner birds are attracted by this and keep away other species

B) Bushfires

William Jackson’s theory:

●   high-frequency bushfires have impact on vegetation, resulting in the growth of 

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●   mid-frequency bushfires result in the growth of eucalyptus forests, because they:

      – make more 

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. available to the trees

      – maintain the quality of the 

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●   low-frequency bushfires result in the growth of 

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rainforest’, which is:

      – a 

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Ecosystem 

– an ideal environment for the

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of the bell-miner