Cambridge 15 Listening Test 2

PART 1 : Questions 1–10

Questions 1 – 4

Complete the table below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Festival information


Type of event



a concert

performers from Canada


a ballet

company called 1

19th-20th (afternoon)

a play

type of play: a comedy called Jemima has had a good 2

20th (evening)

3 show

show is called 4

Questions 5-10

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.


- Making 5.  food

- (children only) Making 6.

- (adults only) Making toys from 7.  using various tools

Outdoor activities

- Swimming in the 8.

- Walking in the woods, led by an expert on 9.

- See the festival organiser’s 10.  for more information

PART 2 : Questions 11–20

Choose the correct letter, AB or C.

Minster Park

11. The park was originally established

12. Why is there a statue of Diane Gosforth in the park?

13. During the First World War, the park was mainly used for

14. When did the physical transformation of the park begin?

Questions 15-20

Label the map below.

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

15. statue of Diane Gosforth

16. wooden sculptures

17. playground

18. maze

19. tennis courts

20. fitness area

PART 3 : Questions 21-30

Questions 21 and 22

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO groups of people is the display primarily intended for?

Questions 23 and 24

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

What are Cathy and Graham’s TWO reasons for choosing the novelist Charles Dickens?

Questions 25-30

What topic do Cathy and Graham choose to illustrate with each novel?

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


A     poverty


C     Dickens’s travels

D     entertainment

E     crime and the law

F     wealth

G     medicine

H    a woman’s life

Novels by Dickens

25.   The Pickwick Papers

26.   Oliver Twist

27.   Nicholas Nickleby

28.   Martin Chuzzlewit

29.   Bleak House

30.   Little Dorrit

PART 4 : Questions 31–40

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Agricultural programme in Mozambique

How the programme was organised

- It focused on a dry and arid region in Chicualacuala district, near the Limpopo River.

- People depended on the forest to provide charcoal as a source of income.

- 31.  was seen as the main priority to ensure the supply of water.

- Most of the work organised by farmers’ associations was done by 32.

- Fenced areas created to keep animals away from crops.

- The programme provided

- 33.  for the fences

- 34.  for suitable crops

     –  water pumps.

- The farmers provided

      –  labour

- 35.  for the fences on their land.

Further developments

- The marketing of produce was sometimes difficult due to lack of 36.  .

- Training was therefore provided in methods of food 37.  .

- Farmers made special places where 38.  could be kept.

- Local people later suggested keeping 39.  .

Evaluation and lessons learned

- Agricultural production increased, improving incomes and food security.

- Enough time must be allowed, particularly for the 40.  phase of the programme.

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