Cambridge 17 IELTS Listening Test 3


Questions 1 – 10

Complete the notes below.

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

Advice on surfing holidays

Jack’s advice

●   Recommends surfing for 1 holidays in the summer

●   Need to be quite 2

Irish surfing locations

●   County Clare

        –  Lahinch has some good quality 3 and surf schools

        –  There are famous cliffs nearby

●   County Mayo

        –  Good surf school at 4 beach

        –  Surf camp lasts for one 5

        –  Can also explore the local 6 by kayak


●   Best month to go: 7

●   Average temperature in summer: approx. 8  degrees


●   Equipment

        –  Wetsuit and surfboard: 9 euros per day

        –  Also advisable to hire 10 for warmth


Questions 11 – 14

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO facts are given about the school’s extended hours childcare service?

Questions 13-15

Choose the correct letter, AB or C.

13   How much does childcare cost for a complete afternoon session per child? 

14   What does the manager say about food?

15 What is different about arrangements in the school holidays?

Questions 16-20

What information is given about each of the following activities on offer?

Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to Questions 16-20.


  has limited availability

  is no longer available

  is for over 8s only

  requires help from parents

E   involves an additional fee

F   is a new activity

  was requested by children

16 Spanish __

17 Music

18 Painting

19 Yoga

20 Cooking


Questions 21-24

Choose the correct letter, AB or C.

Holly’s Work Placement Tutorial

21 Holly has chosen the Orion Stadium placement because

22 Which aspect of safety does Dr Green emphasize most?

23 What does Dr Green say about the spectators?

24 What has affected the schedule in the past?

Questions 25-30

What do Holly and her tutor agree is an important aspect of each of the following events management skills?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-H, next to Questions 25-30.

Important aspects

A   being flexible

B   focusing on details

C   having a smart appearance

D   hiding your emotions

E   relying on experts

F   trusting your own views

G   doing one thing at a time

H   thinking of the future

Events management skills

25 Communication __

26 Organisation __

27 Time management __

28 Creativity

29 Leadership

30 Networking


Questions 31 – 40

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Bird Migration Theory

Most birds are believed to migrate seasonally.

Hibernation theory

●   It was believed that birds hibernated underwater or buried themselves in 31 .

●   This theory was later disproved by experiments on caged birds.

Transmutation theory

●   Aristotle believed birds changed from one species into another in summer and winter.

        –  In autumn he observed that redstarts experience the loss of 32 and thought they then turned into robins.

        –  Aristotle’s assumptions were logical because the two species of birds had a similar 33 .

17th century

●   Charles Morton popularised the idea that birds fly to the 34 in winter.

Scientific developments

●   In 1822, a stork was killed in Germany which had an African spear in its 35 .

        –  previously there had been no 36 that storks migrate to Africa

●   Little was known about the 37 and journeys of migrating birds until the practice of ringing was established.

        –  It was thought large birds carried small birds on some journeys because they were considered incapable of travelling across huge 38 .

        –  Ringing depended on what is called the 39’ of dead birds.

●   In 1931, the first 40 to show the migration of European birds was printed.


1   family

2   fit

3   hotels

4   Carrowniskey

5   week

6   bay

7   September

8   19 / nineteen

9   30 / thirty

10   boots

11&12   B, E

13   C

14   C

15   A

16   E

17   D

18   G

19   F

20   C

21   B

22   A

23   A

24   B

25   C

26   A

27   D

28   B

29   F

30   H

31   mud

32   feathers

33   shape

34   moon

35   neck

36   evidence

37   destinations

38   oceans

39   recovery

40   atlas

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5, 19, 27, 37, 40

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