IELTS Listening Test 2 – Section 4


Questions 31 – 35
Complete the sentences below

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer

31. Indian Railways is owned and
by the government of India.

32. There are more than million people working for Indian Railways

33. The of the railways from 1857 occurred under Robert Maitland Brereton.

34. The joining of the East Indian Railway with the Great Indian Peninsula Railway led to a network of


35. The route from Bombay to Calcutta, opened in 1870, was an

for the book Around the World in 80 days.

Questions 36-40
Complete the table below
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer

1875 – 1899
The network radiated inward from (36), Madras, and Calcutta
1900 – 1906
It was not long before various independent kingdoms had their own (37)
1907 – 1919
When the war finished the railways were suffering from (38) and
1920 – 1938
Between 1920 and 1929, the railways had a (39) of around £687 million
1939 – 1946
The rolling stock that was moved to the Middle East included locomotives and (40)

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