Cambridge 18 Listening Test 1 2023


Questions 1-10

Complete the notes below.

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

Transport survey

Name:   Sadie Jones

Year of birth:   1991

Postcode:   1

Travelling by bus

Date of bus journey:   2

Reason for trip:   shopping and visit to the 3

Travelled by bus because cost of   4 too high

Got on bus at   5 Street

Complaints about bus service:

–   bus today was 6

–   frequency of buses in the 7

Travelling by car

Goes to the   8 by car

Travelling by bicycle

Dislikes travelling by bike in the city centre because of the 9

Doesn’t own a bike because of a lack of 10


Questions 11-13

Choose the correct letter, AB or C.

Becoming a volunteer for ACE

11 Why does the speaker apologise about the seats?

12 What does the speaker say about the age of volunteers?

13 What does the speaker say about training?

Questions 14 and 15

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO issues does the speaker ask the audience to consider before they apply to be volunteers?

Questions 16-20

What does the speaker suggest would be helpful for each of the following areas of voluntary work?

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

Helpful things volunteers might offer

  experience on stage

  original, new ideas

  parenting skills

  an understanding of food and diet

E   retail experience

F   a good memory

  a good level of fitness

Area of voluntary work

16 Fundraising   ……………

17 Litter collection ……………

18 ‘Playmates’ ……………

19 Story club ……………

20 First aid ……………


Questions 21-26

Choose the correct letter, AB or C.

Talk on jobs in fashion design

21 What problem did Chantal have at the start of the talk?

22 What were Hugo and Chantal surprised to hear about the job market?

23 Hugo and Chantal agree that the speaker’s message was

24 What do Hugo and Chantal criticise about their school careers advice?

25 When discussing their future, Hugo and Chantal disagree on

26 How does Hugo feel about being an unpaid assistant?

Questions 27 and 28

Choose TWO letters, A-E.
Which TWO mistakes did the speaker admit she made in her first job?

Questions 29 and 30

Choose TWO letters, A-E.
Which TWO pieces of retail information do Hugo and Chantal agree would be useful?


Questions 31-40

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Elephant translocation

Reasons for overpopulation at Majete National Park

●   strict enforcement of anti-poaching laws

●   successful breeding

Problems caused by elephant overpopulation

●   greater competition, causing hunger for elephants

●   damage to 31 in the park

The translocation process

●   a suitable group of elephants from the same 32 was selected

●   vets and park staff made use of 33 to help guide the elephants into an open plain

●   elephants were immobilised with tranquilisers

      –   this process had to be completed quickly to reduce 34

      –   elephants had to be turned on their 35 to avoid damage to their lungs

      –   elephants’ 36 had to be monitored constantly

      –   tracking devices were fitted to the matriarchs

      –   data including the size of their tusks and 37 was taken

●   elephants were taken by truck to their new reserve

Advantages of translocation at Nkhotakota Wildlife Park

●   38 opportunities

●   a reduction in the number of poachers and 39

●   an example of conservation that other parks can follow

●   an increase in 40 as a contributor to GDP

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