Cambridge PracticeListening

IELTS Practice Cambridge 13 Listening Test 1 C13T1

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

(1)                     (2)   
(3)                    (4)   
(5)                    (6)   
(7)                    (8)   
(9)                   (10)

Section 2: Questions 11-13
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

Traffic Changes in Granford
11. Why are changes needed to traffic systems in Granford?
A 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. 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

Section 3: Questions 21-25
Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

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 Grave’s 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.

(26)                  (27)
(28)                  (29)

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
o She found the size of their (34)  had increased
o 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.
o She found urban birds were often braver but were afraid of situations that were

• Jonathan Atwell studies how animals respond to urban environments
o 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 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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