Cambridge 13 Listening Test 2

IELTS Practice Cambridge 13 Listening Test 2 with Answers

Cambridge 13 Listening Test 2 with Answers | South City Cycling Club,
Information on Company Volunteering Projects | Planning a Presentation on Nanotechnology | Episodic memory

Cambridge 13 Listening Test 2 – Section 1


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

South City Cycling Club

Name of club secretary: Jim Hunter


● Full membership costs $260; this covers cycling and 1__________ all over Australia
● Recreational membership costs $108
● Cost of membership includes the club fee and 2__________
● The club kit is made by a company called 3__________

Training rides

● Chance to improve cycling skills and fitness
● Level B: speed about 4__________ kph
● Weekly sessions
– Tuesdays at 5.30 am, meet at the 5__________
– Thursdays at 5.30 am, meet at the entrance to the 6__________

Further information

● Rides are about an hour and a half
● Members often have 7__________ together afterwards
● There is not always a 8__________ with the group on these rides
● Check and print the 9__________ on the website beforehand
● Bikes must have 10__________

Cambridge 13 Listening Test 2 – Section 2



Questions 11 – 16
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Information on company volunteering projects

11 How much time for volunteering does the company allow per employee?

A two hours per week
B one day per month
C 8 hours per year

12 In feedback almost all employees said that volunteering improved their

A chances of promotion.
B job satisfaction.
C relationships with colleagues.

13 Last year some staff helped unemployed people with their

A literacy skills.
B job applications.
C communication skills.

14 This year the company will start a new volunteering project with a local

A school.
B park.
C charity.

15 Where will the Digital Inclusion Day be held?

A at the company’s training facility
B at a college
C in a community centre

16 What should staff do if they want to take part in the Digital Inclusion Day?

A fill in a form
B attend a training workshop
C get permission from their manager

Questions 17 and 18
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

What TWO things are mentioned about the participants on the last Digital Inclusion Day?

A They were all over 70.
B They never used their computer.
C Their phones were mostly old-fashioned.
D They only used their phones for making calls.
E They initially showed little interest.

Questions 19 and 20
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

What TWO activities on the last Digital Inclusion Day did participants describe as useful?

A learning to use tables
B communicating with family
C shopping online
D playing online games
E sending emails.

Cambridge 13 Listening Test 2 – Section 3



Questions 21 – 25
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Planning a presentation on nanotechnology

21 Russ says that his difficulty in planning the presentation is due to

A his lack of knowledge about the topic.
B his uncertainly about what he should try to achieve.
C the short time that he has for preparation.

22 Russ and his tutor agree that his approach in the presentation will be

A to concentrate on how nanotechnology is used in one field.
B to follow the chronological development of nanotechnology.
C to show the range of applications of nanotechnology.

23 In connection with slides, the tutor advises Russ to

A talk about things that he can find slides to illustrate.
B look for slides to illustrate the points he makes.
C consider omitting slides altogether.

24 They both agree that the best way for Russ to start his presentation is

A to encourage the audience to talk.
B to explain what Russ intends to do.
C to provide an example.

25 What does the tutor advise Russ to do next while preparing his presentation?

A summarise the main point he wants to make
B read the notes he has already made
C list the topics he wants to cover

Questions 26 – 30
What comments do the speakers make about each of the following aspects of Russ’s previous presentation?
Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to Questions 26-30.


A lacked a conclusion
B useful in the future
C not enough
D sometimes distracting
E showed originality
F covered a wide range
G not too technical

Aspects of Russ’s previous presentation

26 structure _________
eye contact_________
body language_________
choice of words _________
handouts _________

Cambridge 13 Listening Test 2 – Section 4


Questions 31 – 40
Complete the notes below.
Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Episodic memory

● the ability to recall details, e.g. the time and 31_________ of past events
● different to semantic memory – the ability to remember general information about the 32_________ , which does not involve recalling 33_________ information

Forming episodic memories involves three steps:


● involves receiving and processing information
● the more 34_________ Given to an event, the more successfully it can be encoded
● to remember a 35_________, it is useful to have a strategy for encoding such information


● how memories are strengthened and stored
● most effective when memories can be added to a 36_________ Of related information
● the 37_________ Of retrieval affects the strength of memories


● memory retrieval often depends on using a prompt, e.g. the 38_________ Of an object near to the place where you left your car

Episodic memory impairments

● these affect people with a wide range of medical conditions
● games which stimulate the 39_________. have been found to help people with schizophrenia
● children with autism may have difficulty forming episodic memories – possibly because their concept of the 40_________ may be absent
● memory training may help autistic children develop social skills

Cambridge 13 Listening Test 2 Answers

1. races
2. insurance
3. Jerriz
4. 25
5. stadium
6. park
7. coffee
8. leader
9. route
10. lights
11. C
12. B
13. C
14. B
15. B
16. A
17. C
18. E
19. B
20. D
21. B
22. A
23. C
24. C
25. A
26. A
27. C
28. D
29. G
30. B
31. location
32. world
33. personal
34. attention
35. name
36. network
37. frequency
38. color
39. brain
40. self

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