Cambridge 13 IELTS Listening Test 2


Questions 1 – 10

Complete the notes below.

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

South City Cycling Club


Name of club secretary: Jim …..Hunter…..


●   Full membership costs $260; this covers cycling and 1 all over Australia

●   Recreational membership costs $108

●   Cost of membership includes the club fee and 2

●   The club kit is made by a company called 3

Training rides

●   Chance to improve cycling skills and fitness

●   Level B: speed about 4 kph

●   Weekly sessions

     –  Tuesdays at 5.30 am, meet at the 5

     –  Thursdays at 5.30 am, meet at the entrance to the 6

Further information

●   Rides are about an hour and a half

●   Members often have 7 together afterwards

●   There is not always a 8 with the group on these rides

●   Check and print the 9on the website beforehand

●   Bikes must have 10


Questions 11 – 16

Choose the correct letter, AB or C.

Information on company volunteering projects

11   How much time for volunteering does the company allow per employee?

12 In feedback almost all employees said that volunteering improved their

13 Last year some staff helped unemployed people with their

14 This year the company will start a new volunteering project with a local

15 Where will the Digital Inclusion Day be held?

16 What should staff do if they want to take part in the Digital Inclusion Day?

Questions 17 and 18

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

What TWO things are mentioned about the participants on the last Digital Inclusion Day?

Questions 19 and 20

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

What TWO activities on the last Digital Inclusion Day did participants describe as useful?


Questions 21 – 25

Choose the correct letter, AB or C.

Planning a presentation on nanotechnology

21   Russ says that his difficulty in planning the presentation is due to

22 Russ and his tutor agree that his approach in the presentation will be

23 In connection with slides, the tutor advises Russ to

24 They both agree that the best way for Russ to start his presentation is

25 What does the tutor advise Russ to do next while preparing his presentation?

Questions 26 – 30

What comments do the speakers make about each of the following aspects of Russ’s previous presentation?

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


A     lacked a conclusion

B     useful in the future

C     not enough

D     sometimes distracting

E     showed originality

F     covered a wide range

G     not too technical

Aspects of Russ’s previous presentation

26   structure __

27 eye contact __

29 choice of words __

30 handouts __


Questions 31 – 40

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Episodic memory

●   the ability to recall details, e.g. the time and 31of past events

●   different to semantic memory – the ability to remember general information about the 32 , which does not involve recalling 33information

Forming episodic memories involves three steps:


●   involves receiving and processing information

●   the more 34 Given to an event, the more successfully it can be encoded

●   to remember a 35, it is useful to have a strategy for encoding such information


●   how memories are strengthened and stored

●   most effective when memories can be added to a 36 Of related information

●   the 37 Of retrieval affects the strength of memories


●   memory retrieval often depends on using a prompt, e.g. the 38 Of an object near to the place where you left your car

Episodic memory impairments

●   these affect people with a wide range of medical conditions

●   games which stimulate the 39 have been found to help people with schizophrenia

●   children with autism may have difficulty forming episodic memories – possibly because their concept of the 40 may be absent

●   memory training may help autistic children develop social skills

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1   races

2   insurance

3   Jerriz

4   25 / twenty-five

5   stadium

6   park

7   coffee

8   leader

9   route

10   lights

11   C

12   B

13   C

14   B

15   B

16   A

17&18   C, E

19&20   B, D

21   B

22   A

23   C

24   C

25   A

26   A

27   C

28   D

29   G

30   B

31   location

32   world

33   personal

34   attention

35   name

36   network

37   frequency

38   colour / color

39   brain

40   self

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