Listening Test 1 Volume 15

Listening Section 1


Listen carefully and answer Questions 1 to 10:

Questions 1-10

Complete the form below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Health club customer research

Example Answer
Name: Selina Thompson
Occupation: 1   
Age group: 2
Type of membership: 3
 Length of membership: 4 years
Why joined: Recommended by a 5
Visits to club per month: Eight (on an average)
Facility used most: 6
 Facility not used (If any): Tennis courts

(because reluctant to 7 )

Suggestions for improvements: Have more 8 .
Install 9 in the gym.
Open  10 later at weekends.

Listening Section 2

Listen carefully and answer Questions 11 to 20:

Questions 11-16

You will hear a trainer giving a talk to people who want to learn outdoor survival skills.

Complete the flow chart below.

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

A            air

B            ash

C            earth

D            grass

E            sticks

F            stones

G           water


Making a steam pit

Dig a pit


Arrange a row of 11   over the pit.


Place 12  on top.


Light the wood and let it burn out.


Remove 13 


Insert a stick.


Cover the pit with 14 


Place wrapped food on top, and cover it with 15 


Remove the stick and put 16  into the hole.


Questions 17-18

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO characteristics apply to the bamboo oven?


Questions 19-20

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO pieces of advice does the speaker give about eating wild fungi?


Listening Section 3

Listen carefully and answer Questions 21 to 30:

Questions 21-25

You will hear a woman called Phoebe, who is training to be a teacher, talking to her tutor, called Tony, about research she has done in a school.

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Research project on attitudes towards study

21 Phoebe’s main reason for choosing her topic was that


22 Phoebe’s main research question related to


23 Phoebe was most surprised by her finding that


24 Regarding teaching, Phoebe says she has learned that


25 Tony is particularly impressed by Phoebe’s ability to


Questions 26-30

What did Phoebe find difficult about the different research techniques she used?

Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter A-G, next to questions 26-30.


A     Obtaining permission

B    Deciding on a suitable focus

C    Concentrating while gathering data

D    Working collaboratively

E    Processing data she had gathered

F     Finding a suitable time to conduct the research

G    Getting hold of suitable equipment


Research techniques

26  Observing lessons
27  Interviewing teachers
28  Interviewing pupils
29  Using questionnaires
30  Taking photographs

Listening Section 4

Listen carefully and answer Questions 31 to 40:

Questions 31-40

You will hear an Environmental Studies student giving a presentation about his project on saving an endangered species of plant.

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Saving the juniper plant


Juniper was one of the first plants to colonise Britain after the last 31

Its smoke is virtually 32 , so juniper wood was used as fuel in illegal activities.

Oils from the plant were used to prevent 33 spreading

Nowadays, its berries are widely used to 34 food and drink


Juniper plants also support several species of insects and 35


In current juniper populations, ratios of the 36 are poor.

Many of the bushes in each group are of the same age so 37 of whole populations is rapid.


Plantlife is trialling novel techniques across 38 areas of England.

One measure is to introduce 39 for seedlings.

A further step is to plant 40 from healthy bushes.


1         (an) accountant
2        over 50
3        family
4         9/nine
5         doctor
6         (swimming) pool
7         pay(extra)
8         social events
9         air conditioning
10        (the) restaurant
11         E
12        F
13        B
14        D
15         C
16         G
17/18         B,E
19/20         A,D
21         C
22         A
23         B
24         A
25         B
26         E
27         G
28         A
29        D
30         B
31         ice age
32        invisible
33        infection(s) (from)
34         flavour/flavor
35        fungus/fungus species
36         sexes
37         (swift) extinction
38         lowland
39        shelter(s)
40         cuttings