Cambridge 13 IELTS Listening Test 4


Questions 1 – 10

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Alex’s Training


Alex complete his training in …..2014……

About the applicant:

●   At first, Alex did his training in the 1department.

●   Alex didn’t have a qualification from school in 2 .

●   Alex thinks he should have done the diploma in 3 skills.

●   Age of other trainees: the youngest was 4 .

Benefits of doing training at JPNW:

●   Lots of opportunities because of the size of the organisation.

●   Trainees receive the same amount of 5 as permanent staff.

●   The training experience increases people’s confidence a lot.

●   Trainees go to 6 one day per month.

●   The company is in a convenient 7 .

Advice for interview:

●   Don’t wear 8.

●   Don’t be 9 .

●   Make sure you 10 .


Questions 11 – 16

Choose the correct letter, AB or C.

The Snow Centre

11   Annie recommends that when cross-country skiing, the visitors should

12 What does Annie tell the group about this afternoon’s dog-sled trip?

13 What does Annie say about the team relay event?

14 On the snow-shoe trip, the visitors will

15 The cost of accommodation in the mountain hut includes

16 If there is a storm while the visitors are in the hut, they should

Questions 17 – 20

What information does Annie give about skiing on each of the following mountain trails?

Choose FOUR answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-F, next to Questions 17-20


A     It has a good place to stop and rest.

B     It is suitable for all abilities.

    It involves crossing a river.

D     It demands a lot of skill.

E     It may be closed in bad weather.

F     It has some very narrow sections.

Mountain trails

17   Highland Trail __

18 Pine Trail __

19 Stony Trail

20 Loser’s Trail


Questions 21 – 26

Choose the correct letter, AB or C.

Labels giving nutritional information on food packaging

21   What was Jack’s attitude to nutritional food labels before this project?

22 Alice says that before doing this project,

23 When discussing supermarket brands of pizza, Jack agrees with Alice that

24 Jack prefers the daily value system to other labelling systems because it is

25 What surprised both students about one flavour of crisps?

26 What do the students think about research into the impact of nutritional food labelling?

Questions 27 and 28

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO things surprised the students about the traffic-light system for nutritional labels?

Questions 29 and 30

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO things are true about the participants in the study on the traffic-light system?


Questions 31 – 40

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

The history of coffee

Coffee in the Arab world

●   These was small-scale trade in wild coffee from Ethiopia.

●   1522: Coffee was approved in the Ottoman court as a type of medicine.

●   1623: In Constantinople, the ruler ordered the 31 of every coffee house.

Coffee arrives in Europe (17th century)

●   Coffee shops were compared to 32.

●   They played an important part in social and 33 changes.

Coffee and European colonization

●   European powers established coffee plantations in their colonies.

●   Types of coffee were often named according to the 34 they came from.

●   In Brazil and the Caribbean, most cultivation depended on 35 .

●   In Java, coffee was used as a form of 36 .

●   Coffee became almost as important as 37 .

●   The move towards the consumption of 38 in Britain did not also take place in the USA.

Coffee in the 19th century

●   Prices dropped because of improvements in 39.

●   Industrial workers found coffee helped them to work at 40 .


1   Finance

2   Maths / Math / Mathematics

3   business

4   17 / seventeen

5   holiday(s) / vacation (s)

6   college

7   location

8   jeans

9   late

10   smile

11   A

12   B

13   A

14   C

15   A

16   B

17   B

18   D

19   A

20   E

21   A

22   A

23   C

24   C

25   B

26   A

27&28   B, C

29&30   D, E

31   destruction

32   universities / university

33   political

34   port (s)

35   slaves / slavery

36   taxation

37   sugar

38   tea

39   transportation

40   night

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