Cambridge 13 Listening Test 3


Questions 1 – 10

Complete the notes below.

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

Moving to Banford City


Linda recommends living in suburb of: …..Dalton…..


●   Average rent: 1 £ a month


●   Linda travels to work by 2

●   Limited 3 in city centre

●   Trains to London every 4 Minutes

●   Poor train service at 5

Advantages of living in Banford

●   New 6 opened recently

●   7has excellent reputation

●   Good 8 on Bridge Street

Meet Linda

●   Meet Linda on 9 after 5.30 pm

●   In the 10 opposite the station


Questions 11 – 16

What advantage does the speaker mention for each of the following physical activities?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to Questions 11-16


    not dependent on season
B     enjoyable
C     low risk of injury
    fitness level unimportant
E     sociable
F     fast results
G     motivating

Physical activities

11 using a gym    

12 running __

13 swimming

14 cycling __

15 doing yoga

16 training with a personal trainer

Questions 17 and 18

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

For which TWO reasons does the speaker say people give up going to the gym?

Questions 19 and 20

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO pieces of advice does the speaker give for setting goals?


Questions 21 – 24

Choose the correct letter, AB or C.

Project on using natural dyes to colour fabrics

21   What first inspired Jim to choose this project?

22 Jim eventually decided to do a practical investigation which involved

23 When doing his experiments, Jim was surprised by

24 What problem did Jim have with using tartrazine as a fabric dye?

Questions 25 – 30

What problem is identified with each of the following natural dyes?

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


    It is expensive.

B     The colour is too strong.

C     The colour is not long-lasting.

D     It is very poisonous.

E     It can damage the fabric.

F     The colour may be unexpected.

G     It is unsuitable for some fabrics.

H     It is not generally available

Natural dyes

25   turmeric __

26 beetroot __

27 Tyrian purple __

28 logwood __

29 cochineal __

30 metal oxide __


Questions 31 – 40

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

The sleepy lizard (tiliqua rugosa)


●   They are common in Western and South Australia

●   They are brown, but recognisable by their blue 31

●   They are relatively large

●   Their diet consists mainly of 32

●   Their main predators are large birds and 33

Navigation study

●   One study found that lizards can use the 34 to help them navigate

Observations in the wild

●   Observations show that these lizards keep the same 35 for several years

What people want

●   Possible reasons:

     –  to improve the survival of their young

        (but little 36 has been noted between parents and children)

     –  to provide 37 for female lizards

Tracking study

     –  A study was carried out using GPS systems attached to the 38 of the lizards

     –  This provided information on the lizards’ location and even the number of 39 taken

     –  It appeared that the lizards were trying to avoid one another

     –  This may be in order to reduce chances of 40

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