Cambridge Listening Book 8 Test 2

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SECTION 1  Questions 1-10

Questions 1-3

Complete the form below.


  Example           AnswerName            Michael Alexander

Address          24 Manly Street, 1………… ,Sydney

Shipping agent    2…………………………………………….

Place of origin     China

Date of arrival    3………………………………………………….

Reference number 601 ACK

Questions 4-10

Complete the table below.

Write ONE WORD ANDIOR A NUMBER for each answer.

Item Damage Cost to repair/replace
Television The 4…………………………….needs to be replaced Not known
The 5……….cabinet The 6……….ofthe cabinet is damaged 7 $………….
Dining room table A 8…………is split $200
Set of china Six 9……….were broken About10 $……… total

SECTION 2 Questions 11-20

Question 11

Choose the correct letter, A, or C.

11  According to the speaker, the main purposes of the park are

 A   education and entertainment.

 B   research and education.

C   research and entertainment

Questions  12-14

Label the plan below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Agricultural Park

listening book 8 test 2

Questions 15-20

Choose the correct letter, A, or C.

15 When are the experimental areas closed to the public?

  all the year round

B   almost all the year

C   a short time every year

16 How can you move around the park?

 by tram, walking or bicycle

 by solar car or bicycle

C  by bicycle, walking or bus

17 The rare breed animals kept in the park include

 hens and horses.

 goats and cows.

C  goats and hens.

18    What is the main purpose of having the Rare Breeds Section?

A  to save unusual animals

B  to keep a variety of breeds

C  to educate the public

19 What can you see in the park at the present time?

A  the arrival of wild birds

 fruit tree blossom

 a demonstration of fishing

20 The shop contains books about

A   animals.

B   Local traditions.

C   the history of the park.


Questions 21-30

Questions 21-24

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Honey Bees in Australia

21 Where in Australia have Asian honey bees been found in the past?

A  Queensland

 New South Wales

C  several states

22   A problem with Asian honey bees is that they

 attack native bees.

 B  carry parasites.

 C  damage crops.

23   What point is made about Australian bees?

 Their honey varies in quality.

B  Their size stops them from pollinating some flowers.

 C  They are sold to customers abroad.

24 Grant Freeman says that if Asian honey bees got into Australia,

 the country’s economy would be affected.

B  they could be used in the study of allergies.

 certain areas of agriculture would benefit.

  Questions 25-30

  Complete the summary below.

  Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Looking for Asian honey bees

Birds called Rainbow Bee Eaters eat only 25………. ,and cough up small

bits of skeleton and other products in a pellet.

Researchers go to the location the bee eaters like to use for 26…………

They collect the pellets and take them to a 27………….. for analysis.

Here 28………… used to soften them, and the researchers look for the

29…………of Asian bees in the pellets.

The benefit of this research is that the result is more 30…………than

searching for live Asian bees.


Questions 31-40

Questions 31-36

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Research on questions about doctors

31 In order to set up her research programme,Shona got

A   advice from personal friends in other countries.

 B   help from students in other countries.

 C   information from her tutor’s contacts in other countries

32 What types of people were included in the research?

A   young people in their first job

B   men who were working

 C   women who were unemployed

33 Shona says that in her questionnaire her aim was

 A   to get a wide range of data.

  to limit people’s responses.

C   to guide people through interviews.

34 What do Shona’s initial results show about medical services in Britain?

 Current concerns are misrepresented by the press.

 Financial issues are critical to the government.

 Reforms within hospitals have been unsuccessful.

35 Shona needs to do further research in order to

A  present the government with her findings.

B  decide the level of extra funding needed.

 C  identify the preferences of the public.

36 Shona has learnt from the research project that

 it is important to plan projects carefully.

 people do not like answering questions.

C  colleagues do not always agree.

Questions 37-40

Which statement applies to each of the following people who were interviewed by Shona?

Choose FOUR answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-F, next to questions 37-40.

   A  gave false dataB  decided to stop participating

  C  refused to tell Shona about their job

 kept changing their mind about participating

 E  became very angry with Shona

F  was worried about confidentiality

 People interviewed by Shona

  37  a person interviewed in the street   ……….

38  an undergraduate at the university   ……….

  39  a colleague in her department        ……….

40  a tutor in a foreign university      ………..

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Answer Keys:

  • 1 Milperra 
  • 2 First Class Movers 
  • 3 28 November 
  • 4 screen 
  • 5 bathroom 
  • 6 door 
  • 7 140 
  • 8 leg 
  • 9 plates 
  • 10 60 
  • 11 B 
  • 12 (the) Forest 
  • 13 Fish Farm(s) 
  • 14 Market Garden 
  • 15 C 
  • 16 A 
  • 17 C 
  • 18 B 
  • 19 B 
  • 20 A 
  • 21 A 
  • 22 B 
  • 23 C 
  • 24 A 
  • 25 insects 
  • 26 feeding/eating 
  • 27 laboratory 
  • 28 water 
  • 29 wings 
  • 30 reliable/accurate 
  • 31 B 
  • 32 B 
  • 33 A 
  • 34 A 
  • 35 C 
  • 36 C 
  • 37 B 
  • 38 F 
  • 39 D 
  • 40 C 


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