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ListeningCambridge Practice

IELTS Practice Cambridge Book 9 Listening Test 3 – C9T3

Section 1: Questions 1-5
Complete the table below. Write ONE WORD OR A NUMBER.

(1)                 (2)
(3)                (4)
(5)

Questions 6-10
Complete the table below. Write ONE WORD OR A NUMBER.

(6)                     (7)
(8)                     (9)
(10)

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

WINRIDGE FOREST RAILWAY PARK

11. Simon’s idea for a theme park came from
A his childhood hobby
B his interest in landscape design
C his visit to another park

12. When they started, the family decided to open the park only when
A the weather was expected to be good
B the children weren’t at school
C there were fewer farming commitments

13. Since opening, the park has had
A 50,000 visitors
B 1,000,000 visitors
C 1,500,000 visitors

Questions 14-18
What is currently the main area of work of each of the following people?

Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter A-H next to questions 14-18.

People
14. Simon 
15. Liz        
16. Sarah   
17. Duncan
18. Judith   

Area of work
A advertising   
B
animal care     
C
building     
D
educational links     
E
engine maintenance
F food and drink     
G
sales
H staffing

Questions 19 and 20
Complete the table below. Write ONE WORD OR A NUMBER.

(19)
(20)

Section 3: Questions 21-30
Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER.

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Dissertation topic:          the (21)
Strengths:                         (22)
Computer modeling
Weaknesses:                    lack of background information
Poor (23)
skills

(24)                    (25)
(26)                    (27)
(28)

Recommendations:                  use a card index
Read all notes (29)
Next tutorial date:                    (30)
January

Section 4: Questions 31 and 32
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

31. The owners of the underground house
A had no experience of living in a rural area
B were interested in environmental issues
C wanted a professional project manager

32. What does the speaker say about the site of the house?
A The land was quite cheap
B Stone was being extracted nearby
C It was in a completely unspoilt area

Questions 33-40
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD OR A NUMBER.

THE UNDERGROUND HOUSE
Design
• Built in the earth, with two floors
• The south-facing side was constructed of two layers of (33)
• Photovoltaic tiles were attached
• A layer of foam was used to improve the (34)
of the building
Special features
• To increase the light, the building has many internal mirrors and (35)
• In future, the house may produce more (36)
than it needs
• Recycled wood was used for the (37)
of the house
• The system for processing domestic (38)
is organic
Environmental issues
• The use of large quantities of (39)
in construction was environmentally harmful
• But the house will have paid its ‘environmental debt’ within (40)
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1. 300
2. sunshade
3. balcony
4. forest(s)
5. 319
6. 10,000
7. relative
8. missed
9. item
10. Ludlow
11. C
12. A
13. C
14. E
15. H
16. F
17. C
18. G
19. 120
20. 5-12
21. fishing industry
22. statistics
23. note-taking
24. confidence
25. ideas
26. student support
27. places
28. general
29. 3 times
30. 25
31. B
32. A
33. glass
34. insulation
35. windows
36. electricity
37. floor(s)
38. waste
39. concrete
40. 15 years

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