Cambridge 14 Listening Test 4

SECTION 1 : Questions 1-10

Complete the notes below.

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

Enquiry about booking hotel room for event


Andrew is the _Events_ Manager


Adelphi Room

- number of people who can sit down to eat: 1.

has a gallery suitable for musicians

- can go out and see the 2.  in pots on the terrace

- terrace has a view of a group of 3.

- Carlton Room

number of people who can sit down to eat: 110

- has a 4.

View of the lake


Master of Ceremonies:

- can give a 5.  while people are eating

- will provide 6.  if there are any problems


- in the hotel rooms or 7.

Questions 8-10

What is said about using each of the following hotel facilities?

Choose THREE answers from the box and write the correct letter, AB or C, next to Questions 8-10.


A     included in cost of hiring room

B     available at extra charge

C     not available

Hotel facilities

8.   outdoor swimming pool

9.   gym

10.   tennis courts

SECTION 2 : Questions 11-20

What information does the speaker give about each of the following excursions?

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


A     all downhill

B     suitable for beginners

C     only in good weather

D     food included

E     no charge

F     swimming possible

G     fully booked today

H     transport not include


11.   dolphin watching

12.   forest walk

13.   cycle trip

14.   local craft tour

15.   observatory trip

16.   horse riding

Questions 17 and 18

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO things does the speaker say about the attraction called Musical Favourites?

Questions 19 and 20

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO things does the speaker say about the Castle Feast?

SECTION 3 : 21-30

Choose the correct letter, AB or C.

21. What does Trevor find interesting about the purpose of children’s literature?

22. Trevor says the module about the purpose of children’s literature made him

23. Stephanie is interested in the Pictures module because

24. Trevor and Stephanie agree that comics

25. With regard to books aimed at only boys or only girls, Trevor was surprised

Questions 26-30

What comment is made about each of these stories?

Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to Questions 26-30


A     translated into many other languages

B     hard to read

C     inspired a work in a different area of art

D     more popular than the author’s other works

E     original title refers to another book

F     started a new genre

G     unlikely topic


26   Perrault’s fairy tales

27   The Swiss Family Robinson

28   The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

29   The Lord of the Rings

30   War Horse 

SECTION 4 : 31-40

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

The hunt for sunken settlements and ancient shipwrecks


was a village on coast of eastern Mediterranean

thrived until about 7,000 BC

stones homes had a courtyard

- had a semicircle of large stones round a 31.

cause of destruction unknown – now under the sea

biggest settlement from the prehistoric period found on the seabed

- research carried out into structures, 32.  and human remains


- used in the oil industry, e.g. to make 33.

- problems: they were expensive and 34.


much easier to use, relatively cheap, sophisticated


Marzamemi, Sicily: found ancient Roman ships carrying architectural elements made of 35.

Underwater internet:

- 36.  is used for short distance communication, acoustic waves for long distance plans for communication with researchers by satellite

- AUV can send data to another AUV that has better 37. , for example

Planned research in Gulf of Baratti:

to find out more about wrecks of ancient Roman ships, including

- one carrying 38.  supplies; tables may have been used for cleaning

- the 39.

- others carrying containers of olive oil or 40.

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