Cambridge IELTS 17 Listening Test 2 with Answers

Cambridge IELTS 17 Listening Test 2 with Answers

Cambridge IELTS 17 Listening Test 2

Part 1
Questions 1-10

Opportunities for voluntary work in Southoe village

Questions 1-7
Complete the notes below.
Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Library

Help with 1. _________ books (times to be arranged)
Help needed to keep 2. _________ of books up to date
Library is in the 3. _________ Room in the village hall

Lunch club

Help by providing 4. __________
Help with hobbies such asb

Help for individuals needed next week

Taking Mrs Carroll to 6. __________
Work in the 7. __________ at Mr Selsbury’s house

Questions 8-10
Complete the table below.
Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Village Social Events

Date Event Location Help needed
19 Oct 8. _______________ Village Hall providing refreshments
18 Nov dance Village Hall checking 9. ____________
31 Dec New Year’s Eve Party Mountfort Hotel designing the 10. ____________

Part 2

Oniton Hall

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

Q11. Many past owners made changes to… [ieltsxpress]

A. the gardens.
B. the house.
C. the farm.

Q12. Sir Edward Downes built Oniton Hall because he wanted…

A. a place for discussing politics.
B. a place to display his wealth.
C. a place for artists and writers.

Q13. Visitors can learn about the work of servants in the past from…

A. audio guides.
B. photographs.
C. people in costume.

Q14. What is new for children at Oniton Hall?

A. clothes for dressing up
B. mini tractors
C. the adventure play ground

Questions 15-20
Which activity is offered at each of the following location on the farm?
Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-H, next to questions 15-20.

ACTIVITIES

A. shopping
B. watching cows being milked
C. seeing old farming equipment
D. eating and drinking
E. starting a trip
F. seeing rare breeds of animals
G. helping to look after animals
H. using farming tools

Locations on the farm

15. dairy ____________
16. large barn ____________
17. small barn ____________
18. stables ____________
19. shed ____________
20. parkland ____________


PART – 3

Romeo & Juliet

Questions 21 and 22
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO things do the students agree they need to include in their reviews of Romeo & Juliet?

A. analysis of the text
B. a summary of the plot
C. a description of the theatre
D. a personal reaction
E. a reference to particular scenes

Questions 23-27

Which opinion do the speakers give about each of the following aspects of The Emporium’s production of Romeo & Juliet?

Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to questions 23-27. IELTSXpress.com

OPINIONS

A. They both expected this to be more traditional.
B. They both thought this was original.
C. They agree this created the right atmosphere.
D. They agree this was a major strength.
E. They were both disappointed by this.
F. They disagree about why this was an issue.
G. They disagree about how this could be improved.

Aspects of the production

23. the set ____________
24. the lighting ____________
25. the costume design ____________
26. the music ____________
27. the actors’ delivery ____________

Questions 28-30
Choose the correct letter – A, B or C.

Q28. The students think the story of Romeo and Juliet is still relevant for young people today because…

A. it illustrates how easily conflict can start.
B. it deals with problems that families experience.
C. it teaches them about relationships

Q29. The students found watching Romeo and Juliet in another language…

A. frustrating.
B. demanding.
C. moving.

Q30. Why do the students think Shakespeare’s plays have such international appeal?

A. The stories are exciting.
B. There are recognisable characters.
C. They can be interpreted in many ways.


PART – 4

Impact of digital technology on the Icelandic language

Questions 31-40
Complete the notes below.
Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

The Icelandic language

has approximately 31. ____________ speakers
has a 32. ____________ that is still growing
has not changed a lot over the last thousand years
has its own words for computer-based concepts, such as web browser and 33. ____________

Young speakers

are big users of digital technology, such as 34. ____________
are becoming 35. ____________ very quickly
are having discussions using only English while they are in the 36. ____________ at school
are better able to identify the content of a 37. ____________ in English than Icelandic

Technology and Internet companies

write very little in Icelandic because of the small number of speakers and because of how complicated its 38. ____________ is

The Icelandic government

has set up a fund to support the production of more digital content in the language
believes that Icelandic has a secure future
is worried that young Icelanders may lose their 39. ____________ as Icelanders
is worried about the consequences of children not being 40. ____________ in either Icelandic or English


Cambridge IELTS 17 Listening Test 2 Answers

Opportunities for voluntary work in Southoe village Listening Answers

1. collecting
2. records
3. West
4. transport
5. art
6. hospital
7. garden
8. quiz
9. tickets
10. poster

Oniton Hall Listening Answers

11. B
12. C
13. C
14. B
15. D
16. C
17. G
18. A
19. E
20. F

Romeo and Juliet Listening Answers

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

Impact of digital technology on the Icelandic language Listening Answers

30. C
31. 321,000
32. vocabulary
33. podcast
34. smartphones
35. bilingual
36. playground
37. picture
38. grammar
39. identity
40. fluent


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