Cambridge IELTS 17 (update 2022) Academic with answers – Listening Test 2

IELTS 17 TEST 2 PART 1: Questions 1–10

Questions 1–7
Complete the notes below.
Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer

Opportunities for voluntary work in Southoe village

Library

• Help with 1 …………… books (times to be arranged)
• Help needed to keep 2 …………… of books up to date
• Library is in the 3 …………… Room in the village hall

Lunch club

• Help by providing 4 ……………
• Help with hobbies such as 5 ……………

Help for individuals needed next week

• Taking Mrs Carroll to 6 ……………
• Work in the 7 …………… at Mr Selsbury’s house

Questions 8–10
Complete the table below.
Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer

Village social events
Date  Event  Location  Help needed
19 Oct 8 …………… Village hall providing refreshments
18 Nov dance Village hall checking 9 ……………
31 Dec New Year’s Eve party Mountfort Hotel designing the 10 ……………

IELTS 17 TEST 2 PART 2: Questions 11–20

Questions 11–14
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Oniton Hall

11   Many past owners made changes to
A    the gardens.
B    the house.
C    the farm.

12   Sir Edward Downes built Oniton Hall because he wanted
A    a place for discussing politics.
B    a place to display his wealth.
C    a place for artists and writers.

13   Visitors can learn about the work of servants in the past from
A    audio guides.
B    photographs.
C    people in costume.

14   What is new for children at Oniton Hall?
A    clothes for dressing up
B    mini tractors
C    the adventure playground

Questions 15–20
Which activity is offered at each of the following locations on the farm?
Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, AH, next to
Questions 15–20.

Activities

A    shopping
  watching cows being milked
C    seeing old farming equipment
D    eating and drinking
E    starting a trip
F    seeing rare breeds of animals
G    helping to look after animals
  using farming tools

Locations on the farm
15    dairy ……………
16    large barn ……………
17    small barn ……………
18    stables ……………
19    shed ……………
20    parkland ……………


IELTS 17 TEST 2 PART 3: Questions 21–30

Questions 21 and 22
Choose TWO letters, AE.
Which TWO things do the students agree they need to include in their reviews of Romeo and Juliet?

A    analysis of the text
B    a summary of the plot
C    a description of the theatre
D    a personal reaction
E    a reference to particular scenes

Questions 23–27
Which opinion do the speakers give about each of the following aspects of The Emporium’s production of Romeo and Juliet?
Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter, A–G, next to
Questions 23–27.

Opinions

A    They both expected this to be more traditional.
B    They both thought this was original.
C    They agree this created the right atmosphere.
D    They agree this was a major strength.
E    They were both disappointed by this.
F    They disagree about why this was an issue.
  They disagree about how this could be improved.

Aspects of the production

23    the set ……………
24    the lighting ……………
25    the costume design ……………
26    the music ……………
27   the actors’ delivery ……………

Questions 28–30
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

28   The students think the story of Romeo and Juliet is still relevant for young people
today because
A    it illustrates how easily conflict can start.
B    it deals with problems that families experience.
C    it teaches them about relationships.

29   The students found watching Romeo and Juliet in another language
A    frustrating.
B    demanding.
C    moving.

30   Why do the students think Shakespeare’s plays have such international appeal?
A    The stories are exciting.
B    There are recognisable characters.
C    They can be interpreted in many ways.


IELTS 17 TEST 2 PART 4: Questions 31–40

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

The impact of digital technology on the Icelandic language

The Icelandic language

• has approximately 31 …………… speakers
• has a 32 …………… that is still growing
• has not changed a lot over the last thousand years
• has its own words for computer-based concepts, such as web browser and 33 ……………

Young speakers

• are big users of digital technology, such as 34 ……………
• are becoming 35 …………… very quickly
• are having discussions using only English while they are in the 36 …………… at school
• are better able to identify the content of a 37 …………… in English than Icelandic

Technology and internet companies

• write very little in Icelandic because of the small number of speakers and because of how complicated its 38 …………… is

The Icelandic government

• has set up a fund to support the production of more digital content in the language
• believes that Icelandic has a secure future
• is worried that young Icelanders may lose their 39 …………… as Icelanders
• is worried about the consequences of children not being 40 …………… in either Icelandic or English

Listening answer keys

Part 1, Questions 1–10
1    collecting
2    records
3    West
4    transport
5    art
6    hospital
7    garden
8    quiz
9    tickets
10  poster

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

Part 3, Questions 21–30
21&22 IN EITHER ORDER
D
E
23    D
24    C
25    A
26    E
27    F
28    B
29    C
30    C

Part 4, Questions 31–40
31    321,000
32    vocabulary
33    podcast
34    smartphones
35    bilingual
36    playground
37    picture
38    grammar
39    identity
40    fluent

Listening IELTS 17 test 2