Cambridge Listening Book 10 Test 4

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Section 1

Questions 1-10

Questions 1-6
Complete the notes below.
Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.


Customer heard about Thorndyke’s from a friend
Name: Edith __________
Address: Flat 4, __________ Park Flats
(Behind the 3 __________)
Phone number: 875934
Best time to contact customer: during the __________
Where to park: opposite entrance next to the __________
Needs full quote showing all the jobs and the __________

Questions 7-10
Complete the table below.
Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Area Work to be done Notes
Kitchen Replace the __________ in the door
Paint wall above the __________
Fix tomorrow
Strip paint and plaster approximately one 9__________ in advance
Garden One 10 __________ needs replacing (end of garden)

Section 2

Questions 11-20

Questions 11-15
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.


11 Why did a port originally develop at Manham?
A It was safe from enemy attack.
В It was convenient for river transport.
C It had a good position on the sea coast.

12 What caused Manham’s sudden expansion during the Industrial Revolution?
A the improvement in mining techniques
В the increase in demand for metals
C the discovery of tin in the area

13 Why did rocks have to be sent away from Manham to be processed?
A shortage of fuel
В poor transport systems
C lack of skills among local people

14 What happened when the port declined in the twentieth century?
A The workers went away.
В Traditional skills were lost.
C Buildings were used for new purposes.

15 What did the Manham Trust hope to do?
A discover the location of the original port
В provide jobs for the unemployed
C rebuild the port complex

Questions 16-20
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.
Complete the table below.

Tourist attractions in Manham
Place Features and activities Advice
copper mine Specially adapted miners’ 16_____ take visitors into the mountain the mine is 17 _____ and enclosed — unsuitable for children and animals
village school classrooms and a special exhibition of 18 _____ 19 _____ is recommended
“The George” (old sailing ship) the ship’s wheel (was lost but has now been restored) children shouldn’t use the 20 _____

Section 3

Questions 21-30

Questions 21 and 22
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO skills did Laura improve as a result of her work placement?
A communication
В design
D marketing
E organisation

Questions 23 and 24
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO immediate benefits did the company get from Laura’s work placement?
A updates for its software
В cost savings
C an improved image
D new clients
E a growth in sales

Questions 25-30
What source of information should Tim use at each of the following stages of the work placement? Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to questions 25-30.

Sources of information
A company manager
В company’s personnel department
C personal tutor
D psychology department
E mentor
F university careers officer
G internet

Stages of the work placement procedure
25 obtaining booklet _____
26 discussing options _____
27 getting updates _____
28 responding to invitation for interview _____
29 informing about outcome of interview _____
30 requesting a reference _____

Section 4

Questions 31-40

Questions 31-33
Choose the correct letter; A, В or C.

Nanotechnology: technology on a small scale

31 The speaker says that one problem with nanotechnology is that
A it could threaten our way of life.
В it could be used to spy on people.
C it is misunderstood by the public.

32 According to the speaker, some scientists believe that nano-particles
A should be restricted to secure environments.
В should be used with more caution.
C should only be developed for essential products.

33 In the speaker’s opinion, research into nanotechnology
A has yet to win popular support.
В could be seen as unethical.
C ought to be continued.

Questions 34-40
Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.
Complete the notes below.

Uses of Nanotechnology

• Nanotechnology could allow the development of stronger 34 _____
• Planes would be much lighter in weight.
• 35 _____ travel will be made available to the masses.

• Computers will be even smaller, faster, and will have a greater 36 _____
• 37 _____ energy will become more affordable.

The Environment
• Nano-robots could rebuild the ozone layer.
• Pollutants such as 38 _____ could be removed from water more easily.
• There will be no 39 _____ from manufacturing.

Health and Medicine
• New methods of food production could eradicate famine.
• Analysis of medical 40 _____will be sped up.
• Life expectancy could be increased.

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1. Pargetter 6. prices
2. East 7. glass
3. library 8. cooker
4. morning/mornings 9. week
5. postbox 10. fence
11. B 16. trains
12. B 17. dark
13. A 18. games
14. A 19. guided tour
15. C 20. ladder/ladders
25. D 30. C
31. C 36. memory
32. B 37. solar
33. C 38. oil
34. metal/metals 39. waste
35. space 40. tests


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