CambridgeIELTS Listening

Cambridge 16 test 1 IELTS listening with answers | Latest test 2021

Instructions to candidates In the actual test you will be given the following instructions:

PART 1

Questions 1 – 10

Complete the notes below.

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

Children’s Engineering Workshops

 

Tiny Engineers (ages 4-5)

Activities

●   Create a cover for an 1 ………………… so they can drop it from a height without breaking it.

●   Take part in a competition to build the tallest 2 ………………… .

●   Make a 3 ………………… powered by a balloon.

 

Junior Engineers (ages 6-8)

Activities:

●   Build model cars, trucks and 4 ………………… and learn how to program them so they can move.

●   Take part in a competition to build the longest 5 ………………… using card and wood.

●   Create a short 6 ………………… with special software.

●   Build, 7 ………………… and program a humanoid robot.

Cost for a five-week block: £50

Held on 8 ………………… from 10 am to 11 am

Location

Building 10A, 9 ………………… Industrial Estate, Grasford

Plenty of 10 ………………… is available.

PART 2

Questions 11 – 14

Choose the correct letter, AB or C.

 

11   Stevenson’s was founded in

A   1923.

B   1924.

C   1926.

 

12   Originally, Stevenson’s manufactured goods for

A   the healthcare industry.

B   the automotive industry.

C   the machine tools industry.

 

13   What does the speaker say about the company premises?

A   The company has recently moved.

B   The company has no plans to move.

C   The company is going to move shortly.

 

14   The programme for the work experience group includes

A   time to do research.

B   meetings with a teacher.

C   talks by staff.

 

Questions 15-20

Label the map below.

Write the correct letter, A-J, next to Questions 15-20.

Plan of Stevenson’s site

15   coffee room               …………….

16   warehouse                 …………….

17   staff canteen             …………….

18   meeting room           …………….

19   human resources     …………….

20   boardroom                 …………….

PART 3

Questions 21 and 22

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO parts of the introductory stage to their art projects do Jess and Tom agree were useful?

A   the Bird Park visit

B   the workshop sessions

C   the Natural History Museum visit

D   the projects done in previous years

E   the handouts with research sources

 

Questions 23 and 24

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

In which TWO ways do both Jess and Tom decide to change their proposals?

A   by giving a rationale for their action plans

B   by being less specific about the outcome

C   by adding a video diary presentation

D   by providing a timeline and a mind map

E   by making their notes more evaluative

 

Questions 25-30

Which personal meaning do the students decide to give to each of the following pictures?

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

Personal meanings

A   a childhood memory

B   hope for the future

  fast movement

D   a potential threat

E   the power of colour

F   the continuity of life

G   protection of nature

H   a confused attitude to nature

Pictures

25   Falcon (Landseer)                                   …………….

26   Fish hawk (Audubon)                             …………….

27   Kingfisher (van Gogh)                            …………….

28   Portrait of William Wells                      …………….

29   Vairumati (Gauguin)                              …………….

30   Portrait of Giovanni de Medici            …………….

PART 4

Questions 31 – 40

Complete the notes below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Stoicism

Stoicism is still relevant today because of its 31 ………………… appeal.

Ancient Stoics

●   Stoicism was founded over 2,000 years ago in Greece.

●   The Stoics’ ideas are surprisingly well known, despite not being intended for 32 …………………

 

Stoic principles

●   Happiness could be achieved by leading a virtuous life.

●   Controlling emotions was essential.

●   Epictetus said that external events cannot be controlled but the 33 ………………… people make in response can be controlled.

●   A Stoic is someone who has a different view on experiences which others would consider as 34 ………………… .

 

The influence of Stoicism

●   George Washington organised a 35 ………………… about Cato to motivate his men.

●   The French artist Delacroix was a Stoic.

●   Adam Smith’s ideas on 36 ………………… were influenced by Stoicism.

●   Some of today’s political leaders are inspired by the Stoics.

●   Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

–  the treatment for 37 ………………… is based on ideas from Stoicism

–  people learn to base their thinking on 38 ………………… .

●   In business, people benefit from Stoicism by identifying obstacles as 39 ………………… .

 

Relevance of Stoicism

●   It requires a lot of 40 ………………… but Stoicism can help people to lead a good life.

●   It teaches people that having a strong character is more important than anything else.

 

Answers Part 1

Part 1

1 egg

2 tower

3 car

4 animals

5 bridge

6 movie / film

7 decorate

8 Wednesdays

9 Fradstone

10 parking

Answers Part 2

Part 2

11   C

12   A

13   B

14   C

15   H

16   C

17   G

18   B

19   I

20   A

Answers Part 3

Part 3

21&22   C, E

23&24   B, E

25   D

26   C

27   A

28   H

29   F

30   G

Answers Part 4

Part 4

31   practical

32   publication

33   choices

34   negative

35   play

36   capitalism

37   depression

38   logic

39   opportunity

40   practice / practise

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