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Cambridge ielts 13 Listening Test 3

Practice Cambridge IELTS 13 Listening Test 3 with Answers

Cambridge IELTS 13 Listening Test 3 with Answers

SECTION 1

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

Moving to Banford City

Example
Linda recommends living in suburb of: …..Dalton…..

Accommodation

●   Average rent: 1 £…………… a month

Transport

●   Linda travels to work by 2……………
●   Limited 3…………… in city centre
●   Trains to London every 4……………. Minutes
●   Poor train service at 5……………

Advantages of living in Banford

●   New 6…………… opened recently
●   7…………… has excellent reputation
●   Good 8…………… on Bridge Street

Meet Linda

●   Meet Linda on 9………….. after 5.30 pm
●   In the 10…………… opposite the station


SECTION 2

Questions 11 – 16

What advantage does the speaker mention for each of the following physical activities?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to Questions 11-16

Advantages

    not dependent on season
B     enjoyable
C     low risk of injury
    fitness level unimportant
E     sociable
F     fast results
G     motivating

Physical activities

11   using a gym                                             ……………
12   running                                                    ……………
13   swimming                                                ……………
14   cycling                                                     ……………
15   doing yoga                                              ……………
16   training with a personal trainer          ……………

Questions 17 and 18

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

For which TWO reasons does the speaker say people give up going to the gym?

A     lack of time
B     loss of confidence
C     too much effort required
D     high costs
E     feeling less successful than others

Questions 19 and 20

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO pieces of advice does the speaker give for setting goals?

A     write goals down
B     have achievable aims
C     set a time limit
D     give yourself rewards
E     challenge yourself


Questions 21 – 24

Choose the correct letter, AB or C.

Project on using natural dyes to colour fabrics

21   What first inspired Jim to choose this project?

A   textiles displayed in an exhibition
B   a book about a botanic garden
C   carpets he saw on holiday

22   Jim eventually decided to do a practical investigation which involved

A   using a range of dyes with different fibres.
B   applying different dyes to one type of fibre.
C   testing one dye and a range of fibres.

23   When doing his experiments, Jim was surprised by

A   how much natural material was needed to make the dye.
B   the fact that dyes were widely available on the internet.
C   the time that he had to leave the fabric in the dye.

24   What problem did Jim have with using tartrazine as a fabric dye?

A   It caused a slight allergic reaction.
B   It was not a permanent dye on cotton.
C   It was ineffective when used on nylon.

Questions 25 – 30

What problem is identified with each of the following natural dyes?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-H, next to Questions 25-30

Problems

    It is expensive.
B     The colour is too strong.
C     The colour is not long-lasting.
D     It is very poisonous.
E     It can damage the fabric.
F     The colour may be unexpected.
G     It is unsuitable for some fabrics.
H     It is not generally available

Natural dyes

25   turmeric                      ……………
26   beetroot                     ……………
27   Tyrian purple             ……………
28   logwood                     ……………
29   cochineal                    ……………
30   metal oxide                ……………


SECTION 4

Questions 31 – 40

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

The sleepy lizard (tiliqua rugosa)

Description

●   They are common in Western and South Australia
●   They are brown, but recognisable by their blue 31…………….
●   They are relatively large
●   Their diet consists mainly of 32…………….
●   Their main predators are large birds and 33………………

Navigation study

●   One study found that lizards can use the 34………………. to help them navigate

Observations in the wild

●   Observations show that these lizards keep the same 35……………… for several years

What people want

●   Possible reasons:

     –  to improve the survival of their young
        (but little 36……………… has been noted between parents and children)
     –  to provide 37………………. for female lizards

Tracking study

     –  A study was carried out using GPS systems attached to the 38……………… of the lizards
     –  This provided information on the lizards’ location and even the number of 39……………… taken
     –  It appeared that the lizards were trying to avoid one another
     –  This may be in order to reduce chances of 40………………..


Cambridge IELTS 13 Listening Test 3 Answers

1. 850
2. bike
3. parking
4. 30
5. weekend(s)
6. cinema
7. hospital
8. dentist
9. thursday
10. cafe
11. F
12. D
13. A
14. B
15. C
16. G
17. B
18. C
19. B
20. D



21. C
22. A
23. A
24. B
25. C
26. F
27. H
28. D
29. A
30. E
31. tongue(s)
32. plants
33. snakes
34. sky
35. partner(s)
36. contact
37. protection
38. tail(s)
39. steps
40. injury/ injuries


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