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Practice Cambridge IELTS 14 Listening Test 2 with Answers

Cambridge IELTS 14 Listening Test 2 with Answers

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



Personal information

Name              Julie Anne ……Garcia…..
   Contact phone           1 ___________
   Date of birth               2___________, 1992
   Occupation                 works as a 3___________
   Insurance company   4___________ Life Insurance

Details of the problem

    Type of problem         pain in her left 5___________
    When it began            6___________ ago
    Action already taken   has taken painkillers and applied ice

Other information

    Sports played              belongs to a 7___________ club
                                        goes 8___________ Regularly
    Medical history           injured her 9___________ last year
                                        no allergies
                                        no regular medication apart from 10___________

Questions 11-15
Choose the correct letter, AB, or C.

Visit to Branley Castle

11. Before Queen Elizabeth I visited the castle in 1576,

A  repairs were carried out to the quest rooms.
B  a new building was constructed for her.
C  a fire damaged part of the main hall.

12. In 1982, the castle was sold to

A  the government
B  the Fenys family.
C  an entertainment company.

13. In some of the rooms, visitors can

A speak to experts on the history of the castle.
B interact with actors dressed as famous characters.
C see models of historical figures moving and talking.

14 In the castle park, visitors can

A see an 800-year-old tree.
B go to an art exhibition.
C visit a small zoo.

15 At the end of the visit, the group will have

A afternoon tea in the conservatory.
B the chance to meet the castle’s owners.
C a photograph together on the Great Staircase.

Questions 16-20
Label the plan below.
Write the correct letter, A-H, next to Questions 16-20

Branley Castle

Practice Cambridge IELTS 14 Listening Test 2 with Answers

16 Starting point for walking the walls  ___________
17 Bow and arrow display   ___________
18 Hunting birds display      ___________
19 Traditional dancing          ___________
20 Shop                                   ___________

Questions 21-24
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Woolly mammoths on St Paul’s Island

21 How will Rosie and Martin introduce their presentation?

A with a drawing of woolly mammoths in their natural habit
B with a timeline showing when woolly mammoths lived
C with a video clip about woolly mammoths

22 What was surprising about the mammoth tooth found by Russell Graham?

A It was still embedded in the mammoth’s jawbone.
B It was from an unknown species of mammoth.
C It was not as old as mammoth remains from elsewhere.

23 The students will use an animated diagram to demonstrate how the mammoths

A became isolated on the island.
B spread from the island to other areas.
C coexisted with other animals on the island.

24 According to Martin, what is unusual about the date of the mammoths’ extinction on the island?

A how exact it is
B how early it is
C how it was established

Questions 25-30
What action will the students take for each of the following sections of their presentation?
Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-H, next to Questions 25-30.


A     make it more interactive
B     reduce visual input
C     add personal opinions
D     contact one of the researchers
E     make detailed notes
F     find information online
G     check timing
    organise the content more clearly

Sections of presentation

25   Introduction                                                        ___________
26   Discovery of the mammoth tooth                   ___________
27   Initial questions asked by the researchers     ___________
28   Further research carried out on the island     ___________
29   Findings and possible explanations                 ___________
30   Relevance to the present day                            ___________

Questions 31-40
Complete the notes below.
Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

The history of weather forecasting

Ancient cultures

  • many cultures believed that floods and other disasters were involved in the creation of the world
  • many cultures invented 31___________ and other ceremonies to make the weather gods friendly
  • people needed to observe and interpret the sky to ensure their 32___________
  • around 650 BC, Babylonians started forecasting, using weather phenomena such as 33___________
  • by 300 BC, the Chinese had a calendar made up of a number of 34___________ connected with the weather

Ancient Greeks

  • a more scientific approach
  • Aristotle tried to explain the formation of various weather phenomena
  • Aristotle also described haloes and 35___________

Middle Ages

  • Aristotle’s work considered accurate
  • many proverbs, e.g. about the significance of the colour of the 36___________, passed on accurate information.

15th-19th centuries

  • 15th century: scientists recognised value of 37___________ for the first time
  • Galileo invented the 38___________
  • Pascal showed relationship between atmospheric pressure and altitude
  • from the 17th century, scientists could measure atmospheric pressure and temperature
  • 18th century: Franklin identified the movement of 39___________
  • 19th century: data from different locations could be sent to the same place by 40___________

Cambridge IELTS 14 Listening Test 2 Answers

1. 219 442 9785
2. 10(th) October
3. manager
4. Cawley
5. knee
6. 3 weeks
7. tennis
8. running
9. shoulder
10. vitamins
11. B
12. C
13. C
14. B
15. A
16. H
17. D
18. F
19. A
20. E
21. B
22. C
23. A
24. A
25. E
26. D
27. A
28. H
29. G
30. C
31. dances
32. survival
33. clouds
34. festivals
35. comets
36. sky
37. instruments
38. thermometer
39. storms
40. telegraph

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