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IELTS Practice Cambridge 13 Listening Test 3 C13T3

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

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 advantages 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
A not dependent on season
B enjoyable
C low risk of injury
D 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

Section 3: Questions 21-24
Choose the correct letter A, B 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 options below and write correct letter A-H next to questions 25-30

Problems
A it is expensive
B the color is too strong
C the color is not long lasting
D it is very poisonous
E it can damage the fabric
F the color 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. Lowood
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 rugose)
Description
• They are common in western and south Australia
• They are brown but recongisable 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:
o To improve the survival of their young (but little (36)  has been noted between parents and children)
o 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)

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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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