Cambridge 17 IELTS Listening Test 1



Questions 1 – 10

Complete the notes below.

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

Buckworth Conservation Group

Regular activities


●   making sure the beach does not have 1  on it

●   no 2

Nature reserve

●   maintaining paths

●   nesting boxes for birds installed

●   next task is taking action to attract 3 to the place

●   identifying types of 4

●   building a new 5

Forthcoming events


●   meet at Dunsmore Beach car park

●   walk across the sands and reach the 6

●   take a picnic

●   wear appropriate 7

Woodwork session

●   suitable for 8 to participate in

●   making 9 out of wood

●   17th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

●   cost of session (no camping): 10 £


Questions 11 – 14

Choose the correct letter, AB or C.

Boat trip round Tasmania

11   What is the maximum number of people who can stand on each side of the boat?

12 What colour are the tour boats?

13 Which lunchbox is suitable for someone who doesn’t eat meat or fish?

14 What should people do with their litter?

Questions 15 and 16

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO features of the lighthouse does Lou mention?

Questions 17 and 18

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO types of creature might come close to the boat?

Questions 19 and 20

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO points does Lou make about the caves?


Questions 21-26

Choose the correct letter, AB or C.

Work experience for veterinary science students

21   What problem did both Diana and Tim have when arranging their work experience?

22 Tim was pleased to be able to help

23 Diana says the sheep on her farm

24 What did the students learn about adding supplements to chicken feed?

25 What happened when Diana was working with dairy cows?

26 What did both farmers mention about vets and farming?

Questions 27-30

What opinion do the students give about each of the following modules on their veterinary science course?

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


A   Tim found this easier than expected.

  Tim thought this was not very clearly organised.

  Diana may do some further study on this.

D   They both found the reading required for this was difficult.

  Tim was shocked at something he learned on this module.

  They were both surprised how little is known about some aspects of this.

Modules on Veterinary Science course

27   Medical terminology

28 Diet and nutrition

29 Animal disease

30 Wildlife medication


Questions 31 – 40

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.



●   a winding spiral path leading to a central area

Labyrinths compared with mazes

●   Mazes are a type of 31

        –  32 is needed to navigate through a maze

        –  the word ‘maze’ is derived from a word meaning a feeling of 33

●   Labyrinths represent a journey through life

        –  they have frequently been used in 34 and prayer

Early examples of the labyrinth spiral

●   Ancient carvings on 35 have been found across many cultures

●   The Pima, a Native American tribe, wove the symbol on baskets

●   Ancient Greeks used the symbol on 36

Walking labyrinths

●   The largest surviving example of a turf labyrinth once had a big 37 at its centre

Labyrinths nowadays

●   Believed to have a beneficial impact on mental and physical health, e.g., walking a maze can reduce a person’s 38 rate

●   Used in medical and health and fitness settings and also prisons

●   Popular with patients, visitors and staff in hospitals

        –  patients who can’t walk can use ‘finger labyrinths’ made from 39

        –  research has shown that Alzheimer’s sufferers experience less 40

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1. litter

2. dogs

3. insects

4. butterflies

5. wall

6. island

7. boots

8. beginners

9. spoons

10. 35 / thirty five

11. A

12. C

13. B

14. B

15 & 16. A, D (In Either Order)

17 & 18. B, C (In Either Order)

19 & 20. D, E (In Either Order)

21. A

22. B

23. B

24. A

25. C

26. C

27. A

28. E

29. F

30. C

31. puzzle

32. logic

33. confusion

34. meditation

35. stone

36. coins

37. tree

38. breathing

39. paper

40. anxiety

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Sourav Das
Sourav Das
2 months ago

I took the test for the first time and got 33/40 (7.5). Wish me good luck for my PhD applications abroad. All the best to you too.

Mahfuz Islam Khan Jabed
Mahfuz Islam Khan Jabed
5 months ago

i secured 18 out of 40, which is band 5.5 i have never taken any course for IELTS, just taking preparation from home through youtube and websites. i’m terribly frustrated with this kinda lowest band

5 months ago

Nice 34/40 — well i am 7.5 🙂

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