Cambridge IELTS 16 Academic with answers – Listening Test 3

IELTS 16 TEST 3 PART 1: Questions 1-10

Complete the notes below.
Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.


The course focuses on skills and safety.
• Charlie would be placed in Level 5.
• First of all, children at this level are taken to practise in a 1 ……………

• Instructors wear 2 …………… shirts.
• A 3 …………… is required and training is given.

• The size of the classes is limited.
• There are quiet times during the morning for a 4 …………… or a game.
• Classes are held even if there is 5 ……………

What to bring
• a change of clothing
• a 6 ……………
• shoes (not sandals)
• Charlie’s 7 ……………

Day 1
• Charlie should arrive at 9.20 am on the first day.
• Before the class, his 8 …………… will be checked.
• He should then go to the 9 …………… to meet his class instructor.

• The course costs 10 $ …………… per week.

IELTS 16 TEST 3 PART 2: Questions 11-20

Questions 11 and 12
Choose TWO letters, AE.

According to Megan, what are the TWO main advantages of working in the agriculture and horticulture sectors?
A    the active lifestyle
B    the above-average salaries
C    the flexible working opportunities
D    the opportunities for overseas travel
E    the chance to be in a natural environment

Questions 13 and 14
Choose TWO letters, AE.

Which TWO of the following are likely to be disadvantages for people working outdoors?
A    the increasing risk of accidents
B    being in a very quiet location c difficult weather conditions at times
D    the cost of housing
E    the level of physical fitness required

Questions 15-20
What information does Megan give about each of the foliowing job opportunities?
Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, AH, next to Questions 15-20.


A    not a permanent job
B    involves leading a team
C    experience not essential
D    intensive work but also fun
E    chance to earn more through overtime
F    chance for rapid promotion
G    accommodation available
H    local travel involved

Job opportunities
15    Fresh food commercial manager
16    Agronomist
17    Fresh produce buyer
18    Garden centre sales manager
19    Tree technician
20    Farm worker

IELTS 16 TEST 3 PART 3: Questions 21-30

Questions 21 and 22
Choose TWO letters, AE.

Which TWO points does Adam make about his experiment on artificial sweeteners?
A    The results were what he had predicted.
B    The experiment was simple to set up.
C     A large sample of people was tested.
D    The subjects were unaware of what they were drinking.
E    The test was repeated several times for each person.

Questions 23 and 24
Choose TWO letters, AE.

Which TWO problems did Rosie have when measuring the fat content of nuts?
A    She used the wrong sort of nuts.
B    She used an unsuitable chemical.
C    She did not grind the nuts finely enough.
D    The information on the nut package was incorrect.
E    The weighing scales may have been unsuitable.

Questions 25-30
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

25   Adam suggests that restaurants could reduce obesity if their menus
A    offered fewer options.
B    had more low-calorie foods.
C    were organised in a particular way.

26   The students agree that food manufacturers deliberately
A    make calorie counts hard to understand.
B    fail to provide accurate calorie counts.
C    use ineffective methods to reduce calories.

27   What does Rosie say about levels of exercise in England?
A    The amount recommended Is much too low.
B    Most people overestimate how much they do.
C    Women now exercise more than they used to.

28   Adam refers to the location and width of stairs in a train station to illustrate
A    practical changes that can influence people’s behaviour.
B    methods of helping people who have mobility problems.
C    ways of preventing accidents by controlling crowd movement.

29   What do the students agree about Including reference to exercise in their presentation?
A    They should probably leave it out.
B    They need to do more research on it.
C    They should discuss this with their tutor.

30   What are the students going to do next for their presentation?
A    prepare some slides for it
B    find out how long they have for It
C    decide on its content and organisation

IELTS 16 TEST 3 PART 4: Questions 31-40

Complete the notes below.
Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Hand knitting

Interest in knitting
• Knitting has a long history around the world.
• We imagine someone like a 31 …………… knitting.
• A 32 …………… ago, knitting was expected to disappear.
• The number of knitting classes is now increasing.
• People are buying more 33 …………… for knitting nowadays.

Benefits of knitting
• gives support in times of 34 …………… difficulty
• requires only 35 …………… skills and little money to start
• reduces stress in a busy life

Early knitting
• The origins are not known.
• Findings show early knitted items to be 36 …………… In shape.
• The first needles were made of natural materials such as wood and 37 ……………
• Early yarns felt 38 …………… to touch.
• Wool became the most popular yarn for spinning.
• Geographical areas had their own 39 …………… of knitting.
• Everyday tasks like looking after 40 …………… were done while knitting.

Listening answer keys

Part 1, Questions 1-10
1    park
2    blue
3    reference
4    story
5    rain
6    snack
7    medication
8    helmet
9    tent
10  199

Part 2, Questions 11-20
15    D
16    F
17    A
18    H
19    C
20    G

Part 3, Questions 21-30
25    C
26    A
27    B
28    A
29    A
30    C

Part 4, Questions 31-40
31    grandmother
32    decade
33    equipment
34    economic
35    basic
36    round
37    bone
38    rough
39    style
40    sheep

Listening IELTS 16 test 3