Cambridge 15 Listening Test 3

PART 1 : Questions 1–10

Complete the notes below.

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

Employment Agency: Possible Jobs

First Job

Administrative assistant in a company that produces 1.  (North London)


- data entry

- go to 2.  and take notes

- general admin

- management of 3.


- good computer skills including spreadsheets

- good interpersonal skills

- attention to 4.


- need a minimum of 5.  of experience of teleconferencing

Second Job

Warehouse assistant in South London


- stock management

- managing 6.


- ability to work with numbers

- good computer skills

- very organised and 7.

- good communication skills

- used to working in a 8.

- able to cope with items that are 9.

Need experience of

- driving in London

- warehouse work

- 10.  service

PART 2 : Questions 11–20

Choose the correct letter, AB or C.

Street Play Scheme

11. When did the Street Play Scheme first take place?

12. How often is Beechwood Road closed to traffic now?

13. Who is responsible for closing the road?

14. Residents who want to use their cars

15. Alice says that Street Play Schemes are most needed in

16. What has been the reaction of residents who are not parents?

Questions 17 and 18

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO benefits for children does Alice think are the most important?

Questions 19 and 20

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO results of the King Street experiment surprised Alice?

PART 3 Questions : 21-30

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

What Hazel should analyse about items in newspapers:

- what 21.  the item is on

- the 22.  of the item, including the headline

- any 23.  accompanying the item

- the 24.  of the item, e.g. what’s made prominent

- the writer’s main 25.

- the 26.  the writer may make about the reader

Questions 27-30

What does Hazel decide to do about each of the following types of articles?

Write the correct letter, AB or C, next to Questions 27-30

A     She will definitely look for a suitable article.

    She may look for a suitable article.

C     She definitely won’t look for an article.

Types of articles

27. national news item

28. editorial

29. human interest

30. arts

PART 4 : Questions 31–40

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.
Early history of keeping clean

Prehistoric times:

- water was used to wash off 31.

Ancient Babylon

- soap-like material found in 32.  cylinders

Ancient Greece:

- people cleaned themselves with sand and other substances

- used a strigil – scraper made of 33.

- washed clothes in streams

Ancient Germany and Gaul:

- used soap to colour their 34.

Ancient Rome:

- animal fat, ashes and clay mixed through action of rain, used for washing clothes

- from about 312 BC, water carried to Roman 35.  by aqueducts

Europe in Middle Ages:

- decline in bathing contributed to occurrence of 36.

- 37.  began to be added to soap

Europe from 17th century:

- 1600s: cleanliness and bathing started becoming usual

- 1791: Leblanc invented a way of making soda ash from 38.

- early 1800s: Chevreul turned soapmaking into a 39.

- from 1800s, there was no longer a 40.  on soap.

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