Cambridge 19 IELTS Listening Test 2


PART 1 Questions 1-10

Questions 1-6
Complete the form below.
Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.
Guitar Group
Coordinator: Gary 1
Level: 2
Place: the 3
4 Street
First floor, Room T347
Time: Thursday morning at 5
Recommended website: ‘The perfect 6

Questions 7-10

Complete the table below.
Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

A typical 45-minute guitar lesson




5 minutes

tuning guitars

using an app or by 7

10 minutes

strumming chords using our thumbs

keeping time while the teacher is 8

15 minutes

playing songs

often listening to a 9 of a song

10 minutes

playing single notes and simple tunes

playing together, then 10

5 minutes

noting things to practise at home


PART 2 Questions 11-20

Questions 11-16
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C

Working as a lifeboat volunteer

11 What made David leave London and move to Northsea?

12 The Lifeboat Institution in Northsea was built with money provided by

13 In his health assessment, the doctor was concerned about the fact that David

14 After arriving at the lifeboat station, they aim to launch the boat within

15 As a ‘helmsman', David has the responsibility of deciding

16 As well as going out on the lifeboat, David

Questions 17 and 18

Choose TWO letters, A—E.
Which TWO things does David say about the lifeboat volunteer training?

Questions 19 and 20

Choose TWO letters, A—E.
Which TWO things does David find most motivating about the work he does?

PART 3 Questions 21—30

Questions 21—24

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

21 At first, Don thought the topic of recycling footwear might be too

22 When discussing trainers, Bella and Don disagree about

23 Bella says that she sometimes recycles shoes because

24 What did the article say that confused Don?

Questions 25—28

What reasons did the recycling manager give for rejecting footwear, according to the students?

Choose FOUR answers from the box and write the correct letter, A—F, next to

Questions 25—28.


A one shoe was missing

B the colour of one shoe had faded

C one shoe had a hole in it

D the shoes were brand new

E the shoes were too dirty

F the stitching on the shoes was broken

25 the high—heeled shoes 

26 the ankle boots

27 the baby shoes

28 the trainers

Questions 29—30

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

29 Why did the project to make ‘new’ shoes out of old shoes fail?

30 Bella and Don agree that they can present their topic

PART 4 Questions 31—40

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

  • more than 1,000 species, 0.05—1.2 millimetres long
  • also known as water ‘bears’ (due to how they 31 ) and ‘moss piglets’

Physical appearance

  • a 32 round body and four pairs of legs
  •  claws or 33 for gripping
  • absence of respiratory organs
  • body filled with a liquid that carries both 34 and blood
  • mouth shaped like a 35 with teeth called stylets


  • often found at the bottom of a lake or on plants
  • very resilient and can exist in very low or high 36


  • In dry conditions, they roll into a ball called a ‘tun’.
  • They stay alive with a much lower metabolism than usual.
  • A type of 37 ensures their DNA is not damaged.
  • Research is underway to find out how many days they can stay alive in 38 .


  • consume liquids, e.g., those found in moss or 39
  • may eat other tardigrades

Conservation status

  • They are not considered to be 40 .


1 Mathieson

2 beginners

3 college

4 New

5 11 / eleven (am)

6 instrument

7 ear

8 clapping

9 recording

10 alone

11 A

12 B

13 A

14 B

15 C

16 A


C , E


A, B

21 A

22 B

23 B

24 B

25 E

26 B

27 A

28 C

29 C

30 A

31 move

32 short

33 discs

34 oxygen

35 tube

36 temperatures

37 protein

38 space

39 seaweed

40 endangered



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