Cambridge 18 Listening Test 2 2023


Questions 1-5

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Working at Milo’s Restaurants


●   1 provided for all staff

●   2 during weekdays at all Milo’s Restaurants

●   3 provided after midnight

Person specification

●   must be prepared to work well in a team

●   must care about maintaining a high standard of 4

●   must have a qualification in 5

Questions 6-10

Complete the table below.

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


Job title

Responsibilities include

Pay and conditions

6 Street

Breakfast supervisor

Checking portions, etc. are correct

Making sure 7 is clean

Starting salary 8 £ per hour

Start work at 5.30 a.m.

City Road

Junior chef

Supporting senior chefs

Maintaining stock and organising 9

Annual salary £23,000

No work on a 10 once a month


Questions 11 and 12

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

What are the TWO main reasons why this site has been chosen for the housing development?

Questions 13 and 14

Choose TWO letters, A-E.
Which TWO aspects of the planned housing development have people given positive feedback about?

Questions 15-20

Label the map below.

Write the correct letter, A-l, next to Questions 15-20.

15 School     16 Sports centre     17 Clinic     18 Community centre     19 Supermarket     20 Playground


Questions 21-24

Choose the correct letter, AB or C.

21   Why do the students think the Laki eruption of 1783 is so important?

22   What surprised Adam about observations made at the time?

23 According to Michelle, what did the contemporary sources say about the Laki haze?

24 Adam corrects Michelle when she claims that Benjamin Franklin

Questions 25 and 26

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO issues following the Laki eruption surprised the students?

Questions 27-30

What comment do the students make about the impact of the Laki eruption on the following countries?

Choose FOUR answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-F, next to Questions 27-30.


  This country suffered the most severe loss of life.

  The impact on agriculture was predictable.

  There was a significant increase in deaths of young people.

  Animals suffered from a sickness.

  This country saw the highest rise in food prices in the world.

  It caused a particularly harsh winter.


27 Iceland …………

28 Egypt …………

29 UK …………

30 USA …………


Questions 31-40

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.


Reason for choice of subject

●   They are 31 but can be overlooked by consumers and designers.

Pockets in men’s clothes

●   Men started to wear 32 in the 18th century.

●   A 33 sewed pockets into the lining of the garments.

●   The wearer could use the pockets for small items.

●   Bigger pockets might be made for men who belonged to a certain type of 34

Pockets in women’s clothes

●   Women’s pockets were less 35 than men’s.

●   Women were very concerned about pickpockets.

●   Pockets were produced in pairs using 36 to link them together.

●   Pockets hung from the women’s 37 under skirts and petticoats.

●   Items such as 38 could be reached through a gap in the material.

●   Pockets, of various sizes, stayed inside clothing for many decades.

●   When dresses changed shape, hidden pockets had a negative effect on the 39 of women.

●   Bags called ‘pouches’ became popular, before women carried a 40

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