Cambridge 19 IELTS Listening Test 3


PA RT 1 Questions 1-10

Questions 1-6

Complete the notes below.

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

Local food shops

Where to go

  • Kite Place — near the 1

Fish market

  • cross the 2 and turn right
  • best to go before 3 pm, earlier than closing time

Organic shop

  • called 4
  • below a restaurant in the large, grey building
  • look for the large 5 outside


a take a 6 minibus, number 289

Questions 7-10

Complete the table below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.



          To buy

Other ideas

Fish market

a dozen prawns

a handful of 7

(type of seaweed)

Organic Shop

beans and a 8 for dessert

spices and 9


a brown loaf

a 10 tart

PART 2 Questions 11-20

Questions 11-16

What information is given about each of the following

festival workshops?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter; A—H, next to Questions 11-16.


A involves painting and drawing

B will be led by a prize-winning author

C is aimed at children with a disability

D involves a drama activity

E focuses on new relationships

F is aimed at a specific age group

G explores an unhappy feeling

H raises awareness of a particular culture

Festival workshops

11 Superheroes

12 Just do it

13 Count on me

14 Speak up

15 Jump for joy

16 Sticks and stones

Questions 17 and 18

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO reasons does the speaker give for recommending Alive and Kicking?

Questions 19 and 20

Choose TWO letters, A-E.
Which TWO pieces of advice does the speaker give to parents about reading?

PART 3 Questions 21-30

Questions 21-25

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Science experiment for Year 12 students

21 How does Clare feel about the students in her Year 12 science class?

22 How does Jake react to Clare's suggestion about an experiment based on children's diet?

23 What problem do they agree may be involved in an experiment involving animals?

24 What question do they decide the experiment should address?

25 Clare might also consider doing another experiment involving

Questions 26—30

Complete the flowchart below.

Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-H, next to

Questions 26-30.

B escape
C age
D water
E cereal
F calculations
G changes
H colour

Choose mice which are all the same 26

Divide the mice into two groups, each with a different 27

Put each group in a separate cage.

Feed group A commercial mouse food.

Feed group B the same, but also sugar contained in 28

Take measurements using an electronic scale.

Place them in a weighing chamber to prevent 29

Do all necessary 30

PART 4 Questions 31-40

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.


Where microplastics come from

  • fibres from some 31 during washing
  • the breakdown of large pieces of plastic
  • waste from industry
  • the action of vehicle tyres on roads

Effects of microplastics

  • They cause injuries to the 32 of wildlife and affect their digestive systems.
  • They enter the food chain, e.g., in bottled and tap water, 33 and seafood.
  • They may not affect human health, but they are already banned in skin cleaning products and 34 in some countries.
  • Microplastics enter the soil through the air, rain and 35 .

Microplastics in the soil — a study by Anglia Ruskin University

  • Earthworms are important because they add 36 to the soil.
  • The study aimed to find whether microplastics in earthworms affect the 37 of plants.
  • The study found that microplastics caused:
  • 38 loss in earthworms
  • — fewer seeds to germinate
  • — a rise in the level of 39 in the soil.

The study concluded:

  • — soil should be seen as an important natural process.
  • — changes to soil damage both ecosystems and 40 .


1 harbour/ harbor

2 bridge

3 3.30 / three thirty

4 Rose / rose

5 sign

6 purple

7 samphire

8 melon

9 coconut

10 strawberry

11 C

12 D

13 F

14 G

15 B

16 H


D , E


B, C

21 C

22 B

23 A

24 A

25 C

26 C

27 H

28 E

29 B

30 F

31 clothing

32 mouths

33 salt

34 toothpaste

35 fertilizers / fertilisers

36 nutrients

37 growth

38 weight

39 acid

40 society



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