Cambridge 14 IELTS Listening Test 3

SECTION 1 : Questions 1-10

Complete the notes below.

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

Flanders Conference Hotel

Customer Services Manager: _Angela_

Date available

– weekend beginning February 4th

Conference facilities

– the 1.  room for talks(projector and 2.  available)

– area for coffee and an 3.

– free 4.  throughout

– a standard buffet lunch costs 5. $ per head


– Rooms will cost 6. $ including breakfast.

Other facilities

– The hotel also has a spa and rooftop 7.

– There’s a free shuttle service to the 8.


– Wilby Street (quite near the 9. )

– near to restaurants and many 10.

SECTION 2 : Questions 11-20

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO activities that volunteers do are mentioned?

Questions 13 and 14

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO ways that volunteers can benefit from volunteering are mentioned?

Questions 15-20

What has each of the following volunteers helped someone to do?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to Questions 15-20

What volunteers have helped people to do

A     overcome physical difficulties

B     rediscover skills not used for a long time

C     improve their communication skills

D     solve problems independently

E     escape isolation

F     remember past times

G     start a new hobby


15. Habib

16. Consuela

17. Minh

18. Tanya

19. Alexei

20. Juba


SECTION 3 : 21-30

Complete the notes below.

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

Background on school marching band

It consists of around 21.  students.

It is due to play in a 22.  band competition.

It has been invited to play in the town’s 23.

They have listened to a talk by a 24.

Joe will discuss a 25.  with the band.

Joe hopes the band will attend a 26.  next month.

Questions 27-30

What problem does Joe mention in connection with each of the following band members?

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


A     makes a lot of mistakes in rehearsals

B     keeps making unhelpful suggestions

C     has difficulty with rhythm

D     misses too many rehearsal

E     has a health problem

    doesn’t mix with other students

Band members

27.   flautist

28.   trumpeter

29.   trombonist

30.   percussionist

SECTION 4 : 31-40

Complete the notes below.

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

Concerts in university arts festival

Concert 1

– Australian composer: Liza Lim

– studied piano and 31.  before turning to composition

– performers and festivals around the world have given her a lot of commissions

– compositions show a great deal of 32.  and are drawn from various cultural sources

– her music is very expressive and also 33.

– festival will include her 34.  called The Oresteia

– Lim described the sounds in The Oresteia as 35.

– British composers: Ralph Vaughan Williams, Frederick Delius

Concert 2

– British composers: Benjamin Britten, Judith Weir

– Australian composer: Ross Edwards

– festival will include The Tower of Remoteness, inspired by nature

– The Tower of Remoteness is performed by piano and 36.

– compositions include music for children

– celebrates Australia’s cultural 37.

Concert 3

– Australian composer: Carl Vine

– played cornet then piano

– studied 38.  before studying music

– worked in Sydney as a pianist and composer

– became well known as composer of music for 39.

– festival will include his music for the 1996 40.

– British composers: Edward Elgar, Thomas Adès


1. Tesla

2. microphone

3. exhibition

4. wifi

5. 45

6. 135

7. pool

8. airport

9. sea

10. clubs

11&12. A, E

12&14. B, E

15. F

16. A

17. E

18. G

19. D

20. C

21. 50

22. regional

23. carnival

24. drummer

25. film

26. parade

27. D

28. B

29. E

30. F

31. violin

32. energy

33. complex

34. opera

35. disturbing

36. clarinet

37. diversity

38. physics

39. dance

40. Olympics

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33/40=7.5 Need to improve


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