Listening Reference: Cambridge Book 13 - Moving to Banford City listening answers.

Moving to Banford City: IELTS Listening Mock Test 4

Mock Test IELTS: Listening Section 1

Questions 1-10

Complete the notes below.

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

Moving to Banford City

Example

Linda recommends living in suburb of: …..Dalton…..

Accommodation

  • Average rent: 1 £ ……………….. a month

Transport

  • Linda travels to work by 2 ………………..
  • Limited 3 ……………….. in city centre
  • Trains to London every 4 ……………….. minutes
  • Poor train service at 5 ………………..

Advantages of living in Banford

  • New 6 ……………….. opened recently
  • 7 ……………….. has excellent reputation
  • Good 8 ……………….. on Bridge Street

Meet Linda

  • Meet Linda on 9 ……………….. after 5.30 pm
  • In the 10 ……………….. opposite the station

Mock Test IELTS: Listening Section 2

Questions 11-20

Questions 11 – 16

What advantage does the speaker mention for each of the following physical activities?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to Questions 11-16

Advantages

A     not dependent on season
B     enjoyable
C     low risk of injury
D     fitness level unimportant
E     sociable
F     fast results
G     motivating

Physical activities

11   using a gym                                             
12   running                                                    
13   swimming                                                
14   cycling                                                      
15   doing yoga                                               
16   training with a personal trainer          

Questions 17 and 18

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

For which TWO reasons does the speaker say people give up going to the gym?

A     lack of time
B     loss of confidence
C     too much effort required
D     high costs
E     feeling less successful than others

Questions 19 and 20

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO pieces of advice does the speaker give for setting goals?

A     write goals down
B     have achievable aims
C     set a time limit
D     give yourself rewards
E     challenge yourself

Mock Test IELTS: Listening Section 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21 – 24

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Project on using natural dyes to colour fabrics

21   What first inspired Jim to choose this project?

A   textiles displayed in an exhibition
B   a book about a botanic garden
C   carpets he saw on holiday

22   Jim eventually decided to do a practical investigation which involved

A   using a range of dyes with different fibres.
B   applying different dyes to one type of fibre.
C   testing one dye and a range of fibres.

23   When doing his experiments, Jim was surprised by

A   how much natural material was needed to make the dye.
B   the fact that dyes were widely available on the internet.
C   the time that he had to leave the fabric in the dye.

24   What problem did Jim have with using tartrazine as a fabric dye?

A   It caused a slight allergic reaction.
B   It was not a permanent dye on cotton.
C   It was ineffective when used on nylon.

Questions 25 – 30

What problem is identified with each of the following natural dyes?

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

Problems

A     It is expensive.
B     The colour is too strong.
C     The colour is not long-lasting.
D     It is very poisonous.
E     It can damage the fabric.
F     The colour may be unexpected.
G     It is unsuitable for some fabrics.
H     It is not generally available

Natural dyes

25   turmeric                      
26   beetroot                    
27   Tyrian purple            
28   logwood                     
29   cochineal                    
30   metal oxide                

Mock Test IELTS: Listening Section 4

Questions 31-40.

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

The sleepy lizard (tiliqua rugosa)

Description

  • They are common in Western and South Australia
  • They are brown, but recognisable by their blue 31 ………………..
  • They are relatively large
  • Their diet consists mainly of 32 ………………..
  • Their main predators are large birds and 33 ………………..

Navigation study

  • One study found that lizards can use the 34 ……………….. to help them navigate

Observations in the wild

  • Observations show that these lizards keep the same 35 ……………….. for several years

What people want

  • Possible reasons:

     –  to improve the survival of their young

        (but little 36 ……………….. has been noted between parents and children)

     –  to provide 37 ……………….. for female lizards

Tracking study

     –  A study was carried out using GPS systems attached to the 38 ……………….. of the lizards

     –  This provided information on the lizards’ location and even the number of 39 ……………….. taken

     –  It appeared that the lizards were trying to avoid one another

     –  This may be in order to reduce chances of 40 ………………..

1   850
2   bike / bicycle
3   parking
4   30 / thirty
5   weekend(s)
6   cinema
7   hospital
8   dentist
9   Thursday
10   café

11   F
12   D
13   A
14   B
15   C
16   G
17&18   IN EITHER ORDER B, C
19&20 IN EITHER ORDER  B, D

21   C
22   A
23   A
24   B
25   C
26   F
27   H
28   D
29   A
30   E

31   tongue(s)
32   plants
33   snakes
34   sky
35   partner(s)
36   contact
37   protection
38   tail(s)
39   steps
40   injury / injuries

Mock Test IELTS: Listening