Cambridge IELTS Listening Book 4 Test 2 Best Practice

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Question 1-10

Question 1-5

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.


How long has Sally been waiting?

A five minutes

B twenty minutes

√C thirty minutes

1 What does Peter want to drink?

A tea

B coffee

C a cold drink

2 What caused Peter problems at the bank?

A The exchange rate was down.

B He was late.

C The computers were`t working.

3 Who did Peter talk to at the bank?

A an old friend

B an American man

C a German man

4 Henry gave Peter a map of

A the city

B the bus routes

C the train system

5 What do Peter and Sally decide to order?

A food and drinks

B just food

C just drinks


Question 6-8

Complete the notes below using words from the box.

Art Gallery






Tourist attractions open all day:6﹍﹍﹍﹍﹍ and Gardens

Tourist attractions NOT open on Mondays:7﹍﹍﹍﹍﹍ and Castle

Tourist attractions which have free entry: 8 ﹍﹍﹍﹍﹍and Markets


Question 9-10

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

9 The first place Peter and Sally will visit is the﹍﹍﹍﹍﹍

10 At the Cathedral,Peter really wants to﹍﹍﹍﹍﹍




Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

listening book 4 test 2

11 The Counselling Service may contact tutors if

A they are too slow in marking assignments.

B they give students a lot of work.

C they don`t inform students about their progress.


12 Stress may be caused by

A new teachers.

B time pressure.

C unfamiliar subject matter.

13 International students may find stress difficult to handle because

A they lack support from family and friends

B they don`t have time to make new friends.

C they find it difficult to socialise.

14 A personal crisis may be caused by

A studying for too long overseas.

B business problems in the student’s own country.

C disruptions to personal relationships.

15 Students may lose self-esteem if

A they have to change courses.

B they don`t complete a course.

C their family puts too much pressure on them.

16 Students should consult Glenda Roberts of

A their general health is poor.

B their diet is too strict.

C they can`t eat the local food.

17 Students in financial difficulties can receive

A  assistance to buy books.

B  a loan to pay their course fees.

C  a no-interest loan to cover study expenses.

18 Loans are also available to students who

A can’t pay their rent.

B need to buy furniture.

C can`t cover their living expenses.

19 The number of students counselled by the service last year was

A 214.

B 240.

C 2,600.

20 The speaker thinks the Counselling Service

A has been effective in spire of staff shortages.

B is under-used by students.

C has suffered badly because of staff cuts.



Question 21-30

Question 21-24

Complete the notes below.



Part 1 Essay

Title: ‘Assess the two main methods of 21﹍﹍﹍﹍﹍ in social science research’

Number of words:22﹍﹍﹍﹍﹍

Part 2 Small-scale study

Choose one method.

Gather data from at least 23﹍﹍﹍﹍﹍ subjects.

Part 3 Report on study

Number of words:24﹍﹍﹍﹍﹍


Question 25 and 26

Choose TWO letters A-E

What TWO disadvantages of the questionnaire form of data collection do the students discuss?

A The data is sometimes invalid.

B Too few people may respond.

C It is less likely to reveal the unexpected.

D It can only be used with literate populations.

E there is a delay between the distribution and return of questionnaires.


Question 27-30

Complete the table below.


27﹍﹍﹍﹍﹍ ‘Sample Surveys in Social Science Research’
Bell 28﹍﹍﹍﹍﹍ 29﹍﹍﹍﹍﹍
Wilson ‘Interviews That Work’ Oxford University Press 30﹍﹍﹍﹍﹍



Question 31-40

Question 31 and 32

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

31 Corporate crime is generally committed

A against individuals.

B by groups.

C for companies.

32 Corporate crime does NOT include

A employees stealing from their company.

B unintentional crime by employees.

C fraud resulting from company polity.

Question 33-38

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Corporate crime has been ignored by:

1 the 33﹍﹍﹍﹍﹍ e.g. films

2 34﹍﹍﹍﹍﹍


1 often more complex, and needing 35﹍﹍﹍﹍﹍

2 less human interest than conventional crime

3 victims often 36﹍﹍﹍﹍﹍


1 Economic costs

·may appear unimportant to 37﹍﹍﹍﹍﹍

·can make large 38﹍﹍﹍﹍﹍ for company

·cause more losses to individuals than conventional crimes

2 Social costs

·make people lose trust in business world

·affect poorer people most


Question 39 and 40

Choose TWO letters A-F.

The oil tanker explosion was an example of crime which

A was no-one’s fault.

B was not a corporate crime.

C was intentional.

D was caused by indifference.

E had tragic results.

F made a large profit for the company.


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[expand title= “Answers”]

Section 1.Question 1-10

  1. C
  2. C
  3. B
  4. B
  5. A
  6. Cathedral
  7. Markets
  8. Gardens
  9. Arts Gallery
  10. climb the tower/ see the view

Section 2.Question 11-20

  1. C
  2. B
  3. A
  4. C
  5. B
  6. C
  7. A
  8. B
  9. B
  10. A

Section 3.Question 21-30

  1. collecting data/ gathering data/ data collection
  2. 1,500
  3. 5
  4. 3,000-4,000
  5. & 26. IN EITHER ORDER B and C
  6. Mehta
  7. Survey Research
  8. London University/ London University Press
  9. 30.1988

Section 4.Question 31-40

  1. C
  2. A
  3. mass media/ media
  4. academic circles/ academics/ researchers
  5. specialist knowledge
  6. unaware
  7. individual customers/ individual consumers/ individuals
  8. illegal profit/ illegal profits
  9. & 40 IN EITHER ORDER E, D[/expand]



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