Cambridge ielts 10 Listening Test 2

Practice Cambridge IELTS 10 Listening Test 2 with Answers

Practice Cambridge IELTS 10 Listening Test 2

 

Cambridge IELTS 10 Listening Test 2 – Section 1

 

Section 1: Questions 1-10
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Transport Survey

Example

Travelled to town today: by ……….bus……….

Name: Luisa 1……………

Address2…………… White Stone Rd

Area: Bradfield

Postcode3……………

Occupation4……………

Reason for visit to town: to go to the 5……………

Suggestions for improvement:

●   better 6……………

●   have more footpaths

●   more frequent 7……………..

Things that would encourage cycling to work:

●   having 8…………… parking places for bicycles

●   being able to use a 9…………… at work

●   the opportunity to have cycling 10……………. on busy roads


Cambridge IELTS 10 Listening Test 2 – Section 2

 

Section 2: Questions 11-14
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

New city developments

11. The idea for the two new developments in the city came from

A local people
B the City Council
C the SWRDC

12. What is unusual about Brackenside pool?

A its architectural style
B its heating system
C its method of water treatment

13. Local newspapers have raised worries about

A the late opening date
B the post of the project
C the size of the facilities

14. What decision has not yet been made about the pool?

A whose statue will be at the door
B the exact opening times
C who will open it

Questions 15-20

Which feature is related to each of the following areas of the world represented in the playground?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-I, next to questions 15-20

Features

A     ancient forts
B     waterways
C     ice and snow
D     jewels
E     local animals
F     mountains
G     music and film
H     space travel
I      volcanoes

Areas of the world

15   Asia                              ………….
16   Antarctica                   ………….
17   South America           ………….
18   North America           ………….
19   Europe                         ………….
20   Africa                           ………….


Cambridge IELTS 10 Listening Test 2 – Section 3

 

Section 3: Questions 21 and 22
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO hobbies was Thor Heyerdahl very interested in as a youth?

A camping
B climbing
C collecting
D hunting
E reading

Questions 23 and 24
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which do the speakers say are the TWO reasons why Heyerdahl went to live on an island?

A to examine ancient carvings
B to experience an isolated place
C to formulate a new theory
D to learn survival skills
E to study the impact of an extreme environment

Questions 25-30
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

The later life of Thor Heyerdahl

25. According to Victor and Olivia, academics thought that Polynesian migration from the east was impossible due to

A the fact that Eastern countries were far away
B the lack of materials for boat building
C the direction of the winds and currents

26. Which do the speakers agree was the main reason for Heyerdahl’s raft journey?

A to overcome a research setback
B to demonstrate a personal quality
C to test a new theory

27. What was most important to Heyerdahl about his raft journey?

A the fact that he was the first person to do it
B the speed of crossing the Pacific
C the use of authentic construction methods

28. Why did Heyerdahl go to Easter Island?

A to build a stone statue
B to sail a reed boat
C to learn the local language

29. In Olivia’s opinion, Heyerdahl’s greatest influence was on

A theories about Polynesian origins
B the development of archaeological methodology
C establishing archaeology as an academic subject

30. Which criticism do the speakers make of William Oliver’s textbook?

A Its style is out of date
B Its content is over-simplified
C Its methodology is flawed


Cambridge IELTS 10 Listening Test 2 – Section 4

 

Questions 31 – 40

Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

THE FUTURE OF MANAGEMENT

Business markets

●   greater 31…………… among companies

●   increase in power of large 32……………. Companies

●   rising 33…………….. in certain countries

External influences on businesses

●   more discussion with 34……………… before making business decisions

●   environmental concerns which may lead to more 35……………..

Business structures

●   more teams will be formed to work on a particular 36…………….

●   businesses may need to offer hours that are 37……………… , or the chance to work remotely

Management styles

●   increasing need for managers to provide good 38……………..

●   changes influenced by 39…………….. taking senior roles

Changes in the economy

●   service sector continues to be important

●   increasing value of intellectual property

●   more and more 40…………….. workers

 


Cambridge IELTS 10 Listening Test 2 Answers

1. Hardie
2. 19
3. GT82LC
4. hairdresser
5. dentist
6. lighting
7. trains
8. safe
9. shower
10. training
11. A
12. C
13. C
14. A
15. E
16. F
17. D
18. H
19. A
20. B

21. B
22. C
23. B
24. E
25. A
26. C
27. C
28. A
29. B
30. A
31. competition
32. global
33. demand
34. customers
35. regulation
36. project
37. flexible
38. leadership
39. women
40. self-employed

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