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AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFILING SYSTEM
(ADFELPS)

SAMPLE LISTENING TEST

 
-This sample test version cannot be used to determine an official ADFELPS rating.
-This sample listening test is based on the ADFELPS listening test used at DITC.
-In order to gain a realistic idea of your own ADFELPS listening level, answers should not be changed after checking your answers.
-The score for each task should be entered into the box provided at the end of each task.
-Click the 'Total Score' button at the end of the test to obtain your total score.
-Click the 'ADFELPS Level' button to convert your total score to an ADFELPS level.
-For all listening tasks, the conversation or discussion in each task will be played twice.
-If you want to print the sample
listening test, click here to view and print the test.
 
40 MINUTES
 
 
Listening Task 1
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As you listen to the tape, type in the missing information for questions 1–10.

You can play the conversation twice.


An example has been done for you.

Click on 'Check Your Answers' when you have finished.

(You need Windows Media Player to play this audio.
Click here to download Windows Media Player if you haven't installed it.)
Enter Task 1 Score
 
Listening Task 2
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You will now hear a short conversation between two people: an Orderly Room Corporal and an officer. They are talking about the officer’s travel arrangements.

As you listen to questions 11–20, click the best answer from the 4 choices given.

You can play the conversation twice.

An example has been done for you. The answer is in bold.

What are the two people talking about?

A.    a train ticket                                                  
B.    plans for their summer holiday
C.    travel on a Qantas flight
D.    plans to travel to Penang

Click on 'Check Your Answers' when you have finished.

Enter Task 2 Score
 
Listening Task 3
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You will now hear a short conversation between two people: Leading Seaman Brown and a lieutenant in the Royal Australian Navy.

Leading Seaman (LS) Brown works at a naval base in New South Wales. The lieutenant is visiting the base to attend a training programme. It is Saturday, and LS Brown is on duty.

As you listen to questions 21–28, click the best answer from the 4 choices given.

You can play the conversation twice.

An example has been done for you.The answer is in bold.

When does the Lieutenant arrive at the naval base?
A.    in the morning
B.    at lunchtime
C.    in the evening
D.    at midnight

Click on 'Check Your Answers' when you have finished.

Enter Task 3 Score
 
Listening Task 4
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You will now hear a brief news report.

As you listen, type your answers to questions 29–41 in the spaces provided.

You can play the conversation twice.

The following example has been done for you:

The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) Shoalhaven Branch claims the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is:
violating the concept of designated wilderness area by flying over the National Park

Click on 'Check Your Answers' when you have finished.

Enter Task 4 Score
 
Listening Task 5
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You will now hear a radio discussion between Stan Corrie, a radio announcer, and Stephen Metz, Professor of Military Studies at the United States Army War College. They are discussing the emerging market for private military services.

As you listen, type your answers to questions 42–53 in the spaces provided.

You can play the conversation twice.

The following example has been done for you:

The discussion on the radio program is about:
the emerging market for private military services

Click on 'Check Your Answers' when you have finished.

Enter Task 5 Score
 
THIS IS THE END OF THE TEST.
ADFELPS LISTENING TEST
CONVERSION SCALE
Points
ADFELPS Level
0 - 2
1,2
3 - 5
3
6 - 10
4
11 - 21
5
22 - 31
6
32 - 39
7
40 - 48
8
49 - 53
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