Cambridge IELTS 17 (update 2022) Academic with answers – Listening Test 3

IELTS 17 TEST 3 PART 1: Questions 1–10

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

Advice on surfing holidays

Jack’s advice

• Recommends surfing for 1 …………… holidays in the summer
• Need to be quite 2 ……………

Irish surfing locations

• County Clare
– Lahinch has some good quality 3 …………… and surf schools
– There are famous cliffs nearby
• County Mayo
– Good surf school at 4 …………… beach
– Surf camp lasts for one 5 ……………
– Can also explore the local 6 …………… by kayak

Weather

• Best month to go: 7 ……………
• Average temperature in summer: approx. 8 …………… degrees

Costs

• Equipment
– Wetsuit and surfboard: 9 …………… euros per day
– Also advisable to hire 10 …………… for warmth

IELTS 17 TEST 3 PART 2: Questions 11–20

Questions 11 and 12
Choose TWO letters, AE.

Which TWO facts are given about the school’s extended hours childcare service?

A    It started recently.
B    More children attend after school than before school.
C    An average of 50 children attend in the mornings.
D    A child cannot attend both the before and after school sessions.
E    The maximum number of children who can attend is 70.

Questions 13–15
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

13  How much does childcare cost for a complete afternoon session per child?
A    £3.50
B    £5.70
C    £7.20

14  What does the manager say about food?
A    Children with allergies should bring their own food.
B    Children may bring healthy snacks with them.
C    Children are given a proper meal at 5 p.m.

15  What is different about arrangements in the school holidays?
A    Children from other schools can attend.
B    Older children can attend.
C    A greater number of children can attend.

Questions 16–20
What information is given about each of the following activities on offer?
Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter, AG, next to
Questions 16–20.

Information

A    has limited availability
B    is no longer available
C    is for over 8s only
D    requires help from parents
  involves an additional fee
F    is a new activity
G    was requested by children

Activities

16    Spanish ……………
17    Music ……………
18    Painting
19    Yoga ……………
20    Cooking ……………


IELTS 17 TEST 3 PART 3: Questions 21–30

Questions 21–24
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Holly’s Work Placement Tutorial

21  Holly has chosen the Orion Stadium placement because
A    it involves children.
B    it is outdoors.
C    it sounds like fun.

22  Which aspect of safety does Dr Green emphasise most?
A    ensuring children stay in the stadium
B    checking the equipment children will use
C    removing obstacles in changing rooms

23  What does Dr Green say about the spectators?
A    They can be hard to manage.
B    They make useful volunteers.
  They shouldn’t take photographs.

24  What has affected the schedule in the past?
A    bad weather
B    an injury
  extra time

Questions 25–30
What do Holly and her tutor agree is an important aspect of each of the following events management skills?
Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, AH, next to
Questions 25–30.

Important aspects

A    being flexible
B    focusing on details
C    having a smart appearance
D    hiding your emotions
E    relying on experts
F    trusting your own views
G    doing one thing at a time
H    thinking of the future

Events management skills

25    Communication ……………
26    Organisation ……………
27    Time management ……………
28    Creativity ……………
29    Leadership ……………
30    Networking ……………


IELTS 17 TEST 3 PART 4: Questions 31–40

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

Bird Migration Theory

Most birds are believed to migrate seasonally.

Hibernation theory

• It was believed that birds hibernated underwater or buried themselves in 31 ……………
• This theory was later disproved by experiments on caged birds.

Transmutation theory

• Aristotle believed birds changed from one species into another in summer and winter.
– In autumn he observed that redstarts experience the loss of 32 …………… and thought they then turned into robins.
– Aristotle’s assumptions were logical because the two species of birds had a similar 33 …………….

17th century

• Charles Morton popularised the idea that birds fly to the 34 …………… in winter.

Scientific developments

• In 1822, a stork was killed in Germany which had an African spear in its 35 …………….
– previously there had been no 36 …………… that storks migrate to Africa
• Little was known about the 37 …………… and journeys of migrating birds until the practice of ringing was established.
– It was thought large birds carried small birds on some journeys because they were considered incapable of travelling across huge 38 …………….
– Ringing depended on what is called the 39 ‘……………’ of dead birds.
• In 1931, the first 40 …………… to show the migration of European birds was printed.

Listening answer keys

Part 1, Questions 1–10
1    family
2    fit
3    hotels
4    Carrowniskey
5    week
6    bay
7    September
8    19 / nineteen
9    30 / thirty
10  boots

Part 2, Questions 11–20
11&12 IN EITHER ORDER
B
E
13    C
14    C
15    A
16    E
17    D
18    G
19    F
20    C

Part 3, Questions 21–30
21    B
22    A
23    A
24    B
25    C
26    A
27    D
28    B
29    F
30    H

Part 4, Questions 31–40
31    mud
32    feathers
33    shape
34    moon
35    neck
36    evidence
37    destinations
38    oceans
39    recovery
40    atlas

Listening IELTS 17 test 3