Cambridge IELTS 17 Listening Test 1 with Answers

Cambridge IELTS 17 Listening Test 1 with Answers

Cambridge IELTS 17 Listening Test 1 with Answers

Part 1
Questions 1-10

Questions 1-4
Complete the notes below.
Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Buckworth Conservation Group

Regular activities

Beach

• making sure the beach does not have 1 ___________ on it
• no 2 ___________

Nature reserve

• maintaining paths
• nesting boxes for birds installed
• next task is taking action to attract 3 ___________ to the place
• identifying types of 4 ___________
• building a new 5 ___________

Forthcoming events
Saturday
• meet at Dunsmore Beach car park
• walk across the sands and reach the 6 ___________
• take a picnic
• wear appropriate 7 ___________

Woodwork session
• suitable for 8 ___________ to participate in
• making 9 ___________ out of wood
• 17th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• cost of session (no camping): 10 £ ___________


Part 2
Questions 11-20

Questions 11-14
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Boat trip round Tasmania

11 What is the maximum number of people who can stand on each side of the boat?

A 9
B 15
C 18

12 What colour are the tour boats?

A dark red
B jet black
C light green

13 Which lunchbox is suitable for someone who doesn’t eat meat or fish?

A Lunchbox 1
B Lunchbox 2
C Lunchbox 3

14 What should people do with their litter?

A take it home
B hand it to a member of staff
C put it in the bins provided on the boat

Questions 15 and 16
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO features of the lighthouse does Lou mention?

A why it was built
B who built it
C how long it took to build
D who staffed it
E what it was built with

Questions 17 and 18
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO types of creature might come close to the boat?

A sea eagles
B fur seals
C dolphins
D whales
E penguins

Questions 19 and 20
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO points does Lou make about the caves?

A Only large tourist boats can visit them
B The entrances to them are often blocked
C It is too dangerous for individuals to go near them
D Someone will explain what is inside them
E They cannot be reached on foot

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Part 3
Questions 21-30

Questions 21-26
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Work experience for veterinary science students

21 What problem do both Diana and Tim have when arranging their work experience?

A making initial contact with suitable farms
B organizing transport to and from the farm
C finding a placement for the required length of time

22 Tim was pleased to be able to help

A a lamb that had a broken leg
B a sheep that was having difficulty giving birth
C a newly born lamb that was having trouble feeding

23 Diana says the sheep on her farm

A were of various different varieities
B were mainly reared for their meat
C had better quality wool than sheep on the hills

24 What did the students learn about adding supplements to chicken feed?

A These should only be given if specially needed
B It is worth paying extra for the most effective ones
C The amount given at one time should be limited

25 What happened when Diana was working with dairy cows?

A She identified some cows incorrectly
B She accidentally threw some milk away
C She made a mistake when storing milk

26 What did both farmers mention about vets and farming?

A Vets are failing to cope with some aspects of animal health
B There needs to be a fundamental change in the training of vets
C Some jobs could be done by the farmer rather than by a vet

Questions 27-30
What opinion do the students give about each of the following modules on their veterinary science course?

Choose FOUR answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-F, next to questions 27-30.

Opinions

A Tim found this easier than expected
B Tim thought this was not very clearly organized
C Diana may do some further study on this
D They both found the reading required for this was difficult
E Tim was shocked at something he learned on this module
F They were both surprised how little is known about some aspects of this

Modules on Veterinary Science course

27 Medical terminology
28 Diet and nutrition
29 Animal disease
30 Wildlife medication


Part 4

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

Labyrinths

Definition
• A winding spiral path leading to a central area

Labyrinths compared with mazes

• Mazes are a type of 31 ___________
32 ___________ is needed to navigate through a maze
– the word “maze” is derived from a word meaning a feeling of 33 ___________
• Labyrinths represent a journey through life
– they have frequently been used in 34 ___________ and prayer

Early examples of the labyrinth spiral
– Ancient carvings on 35 ___________ have been found across many cultures
– The Pima, a Native American tribe, wove the symbol on baskets
– Ancient Greeks used the symbol on 36 ___________

Walking labyrinths
– The largest surviving example of a turf labyrinth once had a big 37 ___________ at its centre

Labyrinths nowadays

• Believed to have a beneficial impact on mental and physical health, e.g. walking
a maze can reduce a person’s 38 ___________ rate
• Used in medical and health and fitness settings and also prisons
• Popular with patients, visitors and staff in hospitals
– patients who can’t walk use ‘finger labyrinths’ made from 39 ___________
– research has shown that Alzheimer’s sufferers experience less 40 ___________


Cambridge IELTS 17 Listening Test 1 Answers

Buckworth Conservation Group IELTS Listening Answers

1. litter
2. dogs
3. insects
4. butterflies
5. wall
6. island
7. boots
8. beginners
9. spoons
10. 35 / thirty five

Boat trip round Tasmania IELTS Listening Answers

11. A
12. C
13. B
14. B
15 & 16. A, D (In Either Order)
17 & 18. B, C (In Either Order)
19 & 20. D, E (In Either Order)

Work experience for veterinary science students IELTS Listening Answers

21. A
22. B
23. B
24. A
25. C
26. C
27. A
28. E
29. F
30. C

Labyrinths IELTS Listening Answers

31. puzzle
32. logic
33. confusion
34. meditation
35. stone
36. coins
37. tree
38. breathing
39. paper
40. anxiety


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