Cambridge Listening book 12 Test 3

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Questions 1-10

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.
Example: The library re-opened last __month__The library now has

  • a seating area with magazines
  • an expanded section for books on __1_____________
  • a new section on local __2__________listening book 12 test 3
  • a community room for meetings (also possible to __3_________ there)
  • a new section of books for __4___________

For younger children

  • the next Science Club meeting: experiments using things from your __5__________
  • Reading Challenge: read six books during the holidays

For adults

  • this Friday: a local author talks about a novel based on a real __6_________
  • IT support is available on Tuesdays – no __7________ is necessary
  • free check of blood __8_________ and cholesterol levels (over 60s only)

Other information

  • the library shop sells wall-charts, cards and __9_________
  • evenings and weekends: free __10_________ is available


Questions 11-20

Questions 11 and 12 Choose TWO letters, A-E.
Which TWO age groups are taking increasing numbers of holidays with BC Travel?

  • A 16-30 years
  • B 31-42 years
  • C 43-54 years
  • D 55-64 years
  • E over 65 years

Questions 13 and 14 Choose TWO letters, A-E.
Which TWO are the main reasons given for the popularity of activity holidays?

  • A Clients make new friends.
  • B Clients learn a useful skill.
  • C Clients learn about a different culture.
  • D Clients are excited by the risk involved.
  • E Clients find them good value for money.

Questions 1517 Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.
15 How does BC Travel plan to expand the painting holidays?

  • A by adding to the number of locations
  • B by increasing the range of levels
  • C by employing more teachers

16 Why are BC Travel’s cooking holidays unusual?

  • A They only use organic foods.
  • B They have an international focus.
  • C They mainly involve vegetarian dishes.

17 What does the speaker say about the photography holidays?

  • A Clients receive individual tuition.
  • B The tutors are also trained guides.
  • C Advice is given on selling photographs.

Questions 1820 Complete the table below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.
Fitness Holidays

Location Main focus Other comments
Ireland and Italy general fitness personally designed programme
also reduces __18_________
Greece __19_________ control includes exercise on the beach
Morocco mountain biking wide variety of levels
one holiday that is specially designed for __20_________


Questions 21-30

Questions 21-26 Complete the flow-chart below. Choose SIX answers and write the correct letter, A-H, next to Questions 21-26.

A patterns
B names
C sources
D questions
E employees
F solutions
G headings
H officials


  • Locate and read relevant articles, noting key information and also __21__
  • Identify a problem or need
  • Select interviewees – these may be site __22_________, visitors or city __23_________
  • Prepare and carry out interviews. If possible, collect statistics.
  • Check whether __24_________ of interviewees can be used


  • Select relevant information and try to identify __25_________
  • Decide on the best form of visuals


  • Give some background before writing the main sections
  • Do NOT end with __26_________

Questions 27-30 Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

The Horton Castle site
27 Natalie and Dave agree one reason why so few people visit Horton Castle is that

  • A the publicity is poor.
  • B it is difficult to get to.
  • C there is little there of interest.

28 Natalie and Dave agree that the greatest problem with a visitor centre could be

  • A covering the investment costs.
  • B finding a big enough space for it.
  • C dealing with planning restrictions.

29 What does Dave say about conditions in the town of Horton?

  • A There is a lot of unemployment.
  • B There are few people of working age.
  • C There are opportunities for skilled workers.

30 According to Natalie, one way to prevent damage to the castle site would be to

  • A insist visitors have a guide.
  • B make visitors keep to the paths.
  • C limit visitor numbers.


Questions 31-40
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.The effects of environmental change on birds
Mercury (Hg)
  • Highly toxic
  • Released into the atmosphere from coal
  • In water it may be consumed by fish
  • It has also recently been found to affect birds which feed on __31_________

Research on effects of mercury or binds
Claire Varian-Ramos is investigating

  • the effects on birds’ __32_________ or mental processes, e.g. memory
  • the effects on bird song (usually learned from a bird’s __33_______)


  • songs learned by birds exposed to mercury are less __34____________
  • this may have a negative effect on birds’ __35_______

Lab-based studies

  • allow more __36_______ for the experimenter

Implications for humans

  • Migrating birds such as __37_______ containing mercury may be eaten by humans
  • Mercury also causes problems in learning __38________
  • Mercury in a mother’s body from __39______ __may affect the unborn child
  • New regulations for mercury emissions will affect everyone’s energy __40_________

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1. travel/travel(l)ing
2. history
3. study
4. teenagers
5. kitchen
6. crime
7. appointment/booking
8. sugar
9. stamps
10. parking
11. D, E – in either order
12. D, E – in either order
13. A, C – in either order
14. A, C – in either order
15. C
16. B
17. A
18. stress
19. weight
20. families
21. C
22. E
23. H
24. B
25. A
26. F
27. A
28. C
29. B
30. B
31. insects
32. behaviour/behavior
33. father
34. complex/complicated
35. reproduction/breeding
36. control
37. duck(s)
38. language
39. food
40. cost(s)/price(s)/bill(s)[/expand]
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