Listening Reference: Cambridge Book 13 - South City Cycling Club listening answers.

South City Cycling Club: IELTS Listening Mock Test 3

Mock Test IELTS: Listening Section 1

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 9 …………….. on the website beforehand
  • Bikes must have 10 ……………..

Mock Test IELTS: Listening Section 2

Questions 11-20

Questions 11-16

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Information on company volunteering projects

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

A   two hours per week
B   one day per month
C   8 hours per year

12   In feedback almost all employees said that volunteering improved their

A   chances of promotion.
B   job satisfaction.
C   relationships with colleagues.

13   Last year some staff helped unemployed people with their

A   literacy skills.
B   job applications.
C   communication skills.

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

A   school.
B   park.
C   charity.

15   Where will the Digital Inclusion Day be held?

A   at the company’s training facility
B   at a college
C   in a community centre

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

A   fill in a form
B   attend a training workshop
C   get permission from their manager

Questions 17 and 18

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

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

A     They were all over 70.
B     They never used their computer.
C     Their phones were mostly old-fashioned.
D     They only used their phones for making calls.
E     They initially showed little interest.

Questions 19 and 20

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

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

A     learning to use tables
B     communicating with family
C     shopping online
D     playing online games
E     sending emails

Mock Test IELTS: Listening Section 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21 – 25

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Planning a presentation on nanotechnology

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

A   his lack of knowledge about the topic.
B   his uncertainly about what he should try to achieve.
C   the short time that he has for preparation.

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

A   to concentrate on how nanotechnology is used in one field.
B   to follow the chronological development of nanotechnology.
C   to show the range of applications of nanotechnology.

23   In connection with slides, the tutor advises Russ to

A   talk about things that he can find slides to illustrate.
B   look for slides to illustrate the points he makes.
C   consider omitting slides altogether.

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

A   to encourage the audience to talk.
B   to explain what Russ intends to do.
C   to provide an example.

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

A   summarise the main point he wants to make
B   read the notes he has already made
C   list the topics he wants to cover

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                
28   body language          
29   choice of words        
30   handouts                   

Mock Test IELTS: Listening Section 4

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 31 …………….. of past events
  • different to semantic memory – the ability to remember general information about the 32. …………….., which does not involve recalling 33 …………….. information

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

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

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

Mock Test IELTS: Listening