cambridge ielts 14 listening test 2

Practice Cambridge IELTS 14 Listening Test 1 with Answers

Cambridge IELTS 14 Listening Test 1 – Section 1

Section 1: – Questions 1-10
Complete the form below. Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.



Type of crime: theft

Personal information

Example: Name – Louise Taylor

Nationality:                    (1)
Date of birth:                  14 December 1977
Occupation:                   interior designer
Reason for visit:            business (to buy antique (2)  )
Length of stay:               two months
Current address:           (3)  Apartments (No 15)

Details of theft
Items stolen:                 – a wallet containing approximately (4) £
– a (5)
Date of theft:                  (6)

Possible time and place of theft
Location:                                outside the (7)  at about 4 pm
Details of suspect:                – some boys asked for the (8) then ran off
– one had a T-shirt with a picture of a tiger
– he was about 12, slim build with (9)  hair

Crime reference number allocated – (10)

Cambridge IELTS 14 Listening Test 1 – Section 2

Section 2: Questions 11 – 20

Induction talk for new apprentices

Questions 11 and 12
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO pieces of advice for the first week of an apprenticeship does the manager give?
A get to know colleagues
B learn from any mistakes
C ask lots of questions
D react positively to feedback
E enjoy new challenges

Questions 13 and 14
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO things does the manager say mentors can help with?
A confidence-building
B making career plans
C completing difficult tasks
D making a weekly timetable
E reviewing progress

Questions 15 – 20
What does the manager say about each of the following aspects of the company policy for apprentices?

Write the correct letter, A, B or C, next to Questions 15-20.

A It is encouraged.
B There are some restrictions.
C It is against the rules.

Company policy for apprentices

15. Using the internet
16. Flexible working
17. Booking holidays
18. Working overtime
19. Wearing trainers
20. Bringing food to work

Cambridge IELTS 14 Listening Test 1 – Section 3

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

Cities built by the sea

21. Carla and Rob were surprised to learn that coastal cities
A contain nearly half the world’s population.
B include most of the world’s largest cities.
C are growing twice as fast as other cities.

22. According to Rob, building coastal cities near to rivers
A may bring pollution to the cities.
B may reduce the land available for agriculture.
C may mean the countryside is spoiled by industry.

23. What mistake was made when building water drainage channels in Miami in the 1950s?
A There were not enough of them.
B They were made of unsuitable materials.
C They did not allow for the effects of climate change.

24. What do Rob and Carla think that the authorities in Miami should do immediately?
A take measures to restore ecosystems
B pay for a new flood prevention system
C stop disposing of waste materials into the ocean

25. What do they agree should be the priority for international action?
A greater coordination of activities
B more sharing of information
C agreement on shared policies

Questions 26 – 30
What decision do the students make about each of the following parts of their presentation?

Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to Questions 26-30.

A use visuals
B keep it short
C involve other students
D check the information is accurate
E provide a handout
F focus on one example
G do online research

Parts of the presentation
26. Historical background
27. Geographical factors
28. Past mistakes
29. Future risks
30. International implications

Cambridge IELTS 14 Listening Test 1 – Section 4

Section 4: Questions 31 – 40
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Marine renewable energy (ocean energy)

More energy required because of growth in population and (31)
What’s needed:
• renewable energy sources
• methods that won’t create pollution

Wave energy
Advantage: waves provide a (32)  source of renewable energy
Electricity can be generated using offshore or onshore systems
Onshore systems may use a reservoir

• waves can move in any (33)
• movement of sand, etc. on the (34)  of the ocean may be affected

Tidal energy
Tides are more (35)  than waves
Planned tidal lagoon in Wales:
• will be created in a (36)  at Swansea
• breakwater (dam) containing 16 turbines
• rising tide forces water through turbines, generating electricity
• stored water is released through (37)  , driving the turbines in the reverse direction

• not dependent on weather
• no (38)  is required to make it work
• likely to create a number of (39)

• may harm fish and birds, e.g. by affecting (40)  and building up silt

Ocean thermal energy conversion
Uses a difference in temperature between the surface and lower levels Water brought to the surface in a pipe

Cambridge IELTS 14 Listening Test 1 Answers


1. Canadian
2. furniture
3. park
4. 250
5. phone
6. 10(th) September
7. museum
8. time
9. blond(e)
10. 87954 82361
11. A
12. C (in any order)
13. B
14. E (in any order)
15. B
16. B
17. C
18. A
19. A
20. C

21. B
22. A
23. C
24. B
25. A
26. B
27. A
28. F
29. G
30. C
31. industry
32. constant
33. direction
34. floor
35. predictable
36. bay
37. gates
38. fuel
39. jobs
40. migration


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