IELTS Listening Exercise 14 – Technology

Difficulty level: Easy

Listen to the recording and complete gaps in the text below.


  1. Technology experts, government officials, ________________ and engineers are meeting this week in Italy. They have ________________ in Rome for the first Green Standards Week conference.
  2. Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development and the International Telecommunications Union organized the ________________ .
  3. The event calls attention to the need for information and communication technologies to fight climate change and to build greener, more ________________ economies.
  4. In recent years, the world has changed because so many people now use computers, mobile phones and other kinds of ________________ .
  5. But the increasing use of information and ________________ technologies, also known as ICTs, also has led to more pollution, especially greenhouse gas ________________ . This is mostly because of the energy used to manufacture, transport and operate such equipment.

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