Cambridge IELTS 11 Listening Test 4 with answers

Practice Cambridge IELTS 11 Listening Test 4

Practice Cambridge IELTS 11 Listening Test 4


Cambridge IELTS 11 Listening Test 4 – Section 1

Section 1: Questions 1-7
Complete the table below. Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER.

cambridge ielts 11 listening test 4 academic

Questions 8-10
Who is each play suitable for?
Write the correct letter A, B or C next to Questions 8-10

A mainly for children
B mainly for adults
C suitable for people of all ages


8. The Mystery of Muldoon __________
9. Fire and Flood                   __________
10. Silly Sailor                       __________

Cambridge IELTS 11 Listening Test 4 – Section 2

Section 2: Questions 11-16
What does the speaker say about each of the following collections?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter A-G.


A was given by one person
B was recently publicized in the media
C includes some items given by members of the public
D includes some items given by the artists
E includes the most popular exhibits in the museum
F is the largest of its kind in the country
G has had some of its contents relocated


11. 20th-and 21st-century paintings __________
12. 19th-century paintings __________
13. Sculptures __________
14. ‘Around the world’ exhibition __________
15. Coins __________
16. Porcelain and glass __________

Questions 17-20
Label the plan below. Write the correct letter A-H, next to questions 17-20.

Basement of museum


basement of museum cambridge ielts 11 listening test 4

17   restaurant                                   _____________
18   café                                              _____________
19   baby-changing facilities          _____________
20   cloakroom                                 _____________

Cambridge IELTS 11 Listening Test 4 – Section 3

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

Which TWO characteristics were shared by the subjects of Joanna’s psychology study?

A They had all won prizes for their music
B They had all made music recordings
C They were all under 27 years old
D They had all toured internationally
E They all played a string instrument

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

Which TWO points does Joanna make about her use of telephone interviews?

A It meant rich data could be collected
B It allowed the involvement of top performers
C It led to a stressful atmosphere at times
D It meant interview times had to be limited
E It caused some technical problems

Questions 25 and 26
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO topics did Joanna originally intend to investigate in her research?

A regulations concerning concert dress
B audience reactions to the dress of performers
C changes in performer attitudes to concert dress
D how choice of dress relates to performer roles
E links between musical instrument and dress choice

Questions 27-30
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

27. Joanna concentrated on women performers because

A women are more influenced by fashion
B women’s dress has led to more controversy
C women’s code of dress is less strict than men’s

28. Mike Frost’s article suggests that in popular music, women’s dress is affected by

A their wish to be taken seriously
B their tendency to copy each other
C their reaction to the masculine nature of the music

29. What did Joanna’s subjects say about the audience at a performance?

A The musicians’ choice of clothing is linked to respect for the audience
B The clothing should not distract the audience from the music
C The audience should make the effort to dress appropriately

30. According to the speakers, musicians could learn from sports scientists about

A the importance of clothing for physical freedom
B the part played by clothing in improving performance
C the way clothing may protect against physical injury

Cambridge IELTS 11 Listening Test 4 – Section 4

Section 4: Questions 31-40
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY.

The use of soil to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere

Rattan Lal:
• Claims that 13% of CO2 in the atmosphere could be absorbed by agricultural soils
• Erosion is more likely in soil that is (31) __________
• Lai found soil in Africa that was very (32) __________
• It was suggested that carbon from soil was entering the atmosphere

Soil and Carbon:
• Plants turn CO2 from the air into carbon based substance such as (33) __________
• Some CO2 moves from the (34) __________ of plants to microbes in soil
• Carbon was lost from the soil when agriculture was invented

Regenerative agriculture:
• uses established practices to make sure soil remains fertile and (35) __________
• e.g. through year-round planting and increasing the (36) __________ of plants that are grown

California study:
• taking place on a big (37) __________ farm
• uses compost made from waste from agriculture and (38) __________

Australia study:
• aims to increase soil carbon by using (39) __________that are always green
Future developments may include:
• reducing the amount of fertilizer used in farming
• giving farmers (40) __________ for carbon storage, as well as their produce

Cambridge IELTS 11 Listening Test 4 Answers

1. secondary
2. flute
3. cinema
4. concert
5. market
6. Bythwaite
7. actor
8. A
9. B
10. C
11. E
12. D
13. G
14. B
15. C
16. A
17. F
18. H
19. C
20. B

21. B
22. D
23. A
24. B
25. B
26. E
27. C
28. A
29. A
30. C
31. dry
32. hard
33. sugars
34. roots
35. moist/ wet/ damp
36. variety
37. cattle
38. gardens
39. grasses
40. payment/ money

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