Cambridge 13 Listening Test 1

Practice Cambridge IELTS 13 Listening Test 1

Cambridge IELTS 13 Listening Test 1

Cambridge 13 Listening Test 1 – Section 1

Section 1: Questions 1-10
Complete the form below. Write ONE WORD OR A NUMBER.

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Cambridge IELTS 13 Listening Test 1 – Section 2

Section 2:
Questions 11 – 13
Choose the correct letter, AB or C.

Traffic Changes in Granford

11   Why are changes needed to traffic systems in Granford?

  The number of traffic accidents has risen.
B   The amount of traffic on the roads has increased.
C   The types of vehicles on the roads have changed.

12   In a survey, local residents particularly complained about

A   dangerous driving by parents.
B   pollution from trucks and lorries.
C   inconvenience from parked cars.

13   According to the speaker, one problem with the new regulations will be

A   raising money to pay for them.
B   finding a way to make people follow them.
C   getting the support of the police.

Questions 14-20
Label the map below.

Proposed traffic changes in Granford


Proposed traffic changes in Granford ielts listening

Write the correct letter, A-I, next to Questions 14-20

14. New traffic lights __________________
15. Pedestrian crossing __________________
16. Parking allowed __________________
17. New ‘no parking’ sign __________________
18. New disabled parking spaces __________________
19. Widened pavement __________________
20. Lorry loading/ unloading restrictions __________________

Cambridge 13 Listening Test 1 – Section 3

Section 3:
Questions 21-25

Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

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21   Why is Jack interested in investigating seed germination?

A   He may do a module on a related topic later on.
B   He wants to have a career in plant science.
C   He is thinking of choosing this topic for his dissertation.

22   Jack and Emma agree the main advantage of their present experiment is that it can be

A   described very easily.
B   carried out inside the laboratory.
C   completed in the time available.

23   What do they decide to check with their tutor?

A   whether their aim is appropriate
B   whether anyone else has chosen this topic
C   whether the assignment contributes to their final grade

24   They agree that Graves’ book on seed germination is disappointing because

A   it fails to cover recent advances in seed science.
B   the content is irrelevant for them.
C   its focus is very theoretical.

25   What does Jack say about the article on seed germination by Lee Hall?

A   The diagrams of plant development are useful.
B   The analysis of seed germination statistics is thorough.
C   The findings on seed germination after fires are surprising.

Questions 26-30

Complete the flow-chart below.

Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-H, next to Questions 26-30

A     container     B     soil                C     weight          D     condition
E     height           F     colour           G     types            H     depths

 Stage in the experiment


Select seeds of different 26…………… and sizes.

Measure and record the 27……………. and size of each one.

Decide on the 28……………… to be used.

Use a different 29…………….. for each seed and label it.

After about 3 weeks, record the plant’s 30……………… .

Investigate the findings.

Cambridge 13 Listening Test 1 – Section 4

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

Effects of urban environment on animals

Recent urban developments represent massive environmental changes. It was previously thought that only a few animals were suitable for city life e.g.
• The (31) _____________ Because of its general adaptability
• The pigeon – because walls of city buildings are similar to (32) _____________
In fact, many urban animals are adapting with unusual (33) _____________ 

Recent research
• Emilie Snell-Rood studied urbanized mammal specimens from museums in Minnesota
– She found the size of their (34) _____________  had increased
– She suggests this may be due to the need to locate new sources of
_____________ and to deal with new dangers
• Catarina Miranda focused on the (36) _____________  of urban and rural blackbirds.
– She found urban birds were often braver but were afraid of situations that were
• Jonathan Atwell studies how animals respond to urban environments
– He found that some animals respond to (38) _____________ by producing lower levels of hormones.
• Sarah Partan’s team found urban squirrels use their (39) _____________  to help them communicate

Long- term possibilities

Species of animals may develop which are unique to cities. However, some changes may not be (40) _____________

Cambridge IELTS 13 Listening Test 1 Answers

1. choose
2. private
3. 20%
4. healthy
5. bones
6. lecture
7. arretsa
8. vegetarian
9. market
10. knife
11. B
12. C
13. B
14. E
15. D
16. B
17. G
18. C
19. H
20. I

21. A
22. C
23. B
24. C
25. B
26. G
27. C
28. H
29. A
30. E
31. crow
32. cliffs
33. speed
34. brains
35. food
36. behaviour
37. new
38. stress
39. tails
40. permanent

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