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Đề thi Part 1 – Listening Test 2 Cambridge IELTS 17

Questions 1 – 7

Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer. 

Opportunities for voluntary work in Southoe village


  • Help with (1)  ………………… books (times to be arranged)
  • Help needed to keep (2) ……………… of books up to date
  • Library is in the (3) ……………. Room in the village hall

Lunch club

  • Help by providing (4) ……….
  • Help with hobbies such as (5) ………..

Help for individuals needed next week

  • Taking Mrs. Carroll to (6) ……
  • Work in the (7) ………………….. at Mr. Selsbury’s house

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Question 1

Help with (1) ………………… books (times to be arranged).

⇒ Cần điền động từ dạng V-ing vì đi sau giới từ ‘with’

Đáp án: collecting

Well, we need help with the village library. We borrow books from the town library, and individuals also donate them. So, one thing you could do is get involved in (Q1) collecting them – if you’ve got a car, that is

Question 2

Help needed to keep (2) ……………. of books up to date.

⇒ Cần điền một danh từ, nói đến cái gì đó của sách

Đáp án: records

The times are pretty flexible so we can arrange it to suit you. Another thing is the (Q2) records that we keep of the books we’re given, and those we borrow and need to return to the town library. 

Question 3

Library is in the (3) …………… Room in the village hall.

⇒ Cần một danh từ, điền tên một loại phòng nào đó, tên của nó

Đáp án: West

No, we simply have the use of a room in the village hall, the (Q3) West Room.

Question 4

Help by providing (4) ……….

⇒ Cần danh từ khôg đếm được, hoặc đếm được số nhiều

Đáp án: transport

I could help with (Q4) transport if that’s of any use.

Question 5

Help with hobbies such as (5) ………..

⇒ Cần động từ Ving hoặc danh từ để nêu một sở thích nào đó

Đáp án: art

I could get involved in one or two, particularly if there are any (Q5) art groups.

Question 6

Taking Mrs Carroll to (6)

⇒ Cần một danh từ mô tả một địa điểm nào đó

Đáp án: hospital

She needs a lift to the (Q6) hospital next week.

Question 7

Work in the (7) ………………….. at Mr Selsbury’s house.

⇒ Cần một danh từ mô tả một nơi trong nhà

Đáp án: garden

We’ve got some people to decorate his kitchen, but if you could do some weeding in his (Q7) garden that would be wonderful.

Question 8

Đáp án: quiz

we’re holding a (Q8) quiz -a couple of residents are great at planning unusual ones, and we always fill the village hall.

Question 9

Đáp án: tickets

Well, we sell (Q9) tickets in advance.

Question 10

Đáp án: poster

The hotel will be providing dinner and we’ve booked a band. The one thing we haven’t got yet is a (Q10) poster

Đề thi Part 2 – Listening Test 2 Cambridge IELTS 17

Questions 11 – 14

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C

Oniton Hall

11    Many past owners made changes to …………….

A    the garden.

B    the house.

C    the farm.

12    Sir Edward Downes built Onition Hall because he wanted ………….

A    a place for discussing politics.

B    a place to display his wealth.

C    a place for artists and writers.

13    Visitors can learn about the work of servants in the past from ………..

A    audio guides.


  people in costume.

14    What is new for children at Oniton Hall? ………………

A    clothes for dressing up

  mini tractors

  The adventure playground

Questions 15 – 20

Which activity is offered at each of the following locations on the farm?

Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-H, next to questions 15-20.


A    shopping Location on the farm

B    watching cows being milked 15    dairy …………..

C    seeing old farming equipment 16    large barn …………..

D    eating and drinking 17     small barn …………..

   starting a trip 18    stables …………..

F    seeing rare breeds of animal s 19    shed …………..

G    helping to look after animals 20    parkland ……………

H    using farming tool

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Question 11

Đáp án: B. the house

Almost all of them have left their mark, generally by adding new rooms, like the ballroom and conservatory, or by demolishing others. (Q11)

Question 12

Đáp án: C. a place for artists and writers

He broke off contact with his former political allies, and hosted meeting of creative and literary people, like painters and poets. (Q12)

Question 13

Đáp án: C. people in costume

As you go round the house, you’ll see volunteers dressed up as nineteenth-century servants. (Q13)

Question 14

Đáp án: B. mini tractors

Our latest addition is child-sized tractors. (Q14)

⇒ child-sized = mini

Question 15

Đáp án: D. eating and drinking

It’s now the place to go for lunch, or afternoon tea, or just a cup of coffee and a slice of homemade cake. (Q15)

Question 16

Đáp án: C. seeing old farming equipment

The big stone building that dominates the farm is the large barn, and in here is our collection of agricultural tools. (Q16)

Question 17

Đáp án: G. helping to look after animals

There’s a small barn, also made of stone, where you can groom the donkeys and horses, to keep their coats clean. (Q17).

Question 18

Đáp án: A. shopping

The horses no longer live in the stables, which instead is the place to go to buy gifts, books, our own jams and pickles, and clothes and blankets (Q18) made of wool from our sheep.

Question 19

Đáp án: E. starting a trip

Outside the shed, which is the only brick building, you can climb into a horse-drawn carriage for a lovely, relaxing tour (Q19) of the park and farm.

Question 20

Đáp án: F. seeing rare breeds of animals

And finally, the parkland, which was laid out in the eighteenth century, with a lake and trees that are now well established. You’ll see types of cattle and sheep that are hardly ever found on farms these days (Q20).

⇒ hardly ever found = rare

Đề thi Part 3 Listening Test 2 Cambridge IELTS 17

Questions 21 and 22

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO things do the students agree they need to include in their reviews of Romeo and Juliet?

A. analysis of the text

B. a summary of the plot

C. a description of the theatre

D. a personal reaction

E. a reference to particular scenes

Questions 23-27

Which opinion do the speakers give about each of the following aspects of The Emporium’s production of Romeo and Juliet?

Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to Questions 23-27


A. They both expected this to be more traditional

B. They both thought this was original.

C. They agree this created the right atmosphere.

D. They agree this was a major strength.

E. They were both disappointed by this.

F. They disagree about why this was an issue.

G. They disagree about how this could be improved.

Aspects of the production 

23. the set                    ………

24. the lighting         ………

25. the costume design     ………

26. the music                ………

27. the actors’ delivery       ………

Questions 28-30

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

28. The students think the story of Romeo and Juliet is still relevant for young people today because

A. it illustrates how easily conflict can start.

B. it deals with problems that families experience.

C. it teaches them about relationships.

29. The students found watching Romeo and Juliet in another language

A. frustrating.

B. demanding.

C. moving.

30. Why do the students think Shakespeare’s plays have such international appeal?

A. The stories are exciting.

B. There are recognizable characters.

C. They can be interpreted in many ways.

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Question 21 and 22

Đáp án: D, E

And part of that means talking about (Q21/22) the emotional impact the performance had on us

And we should definitely mention(Q21/22)how well the director handled important bits of the play-like when Romeo climbs onto Juliet’s balcony. particular scenses

⇒ Lựa chọn A và B không đúng, không cần tóm tắt vì ai cũng biết câu chuyện này rồi (I don’t think we need to describe what happens.)

⇒ Lựa chọn C không đúng, đề cập về rạp chiếu phim thì cũng hay nhưng không đủ chỗ viết vì chỉ có 800 từ thôi.

Question 23

Đáp án: D

(Q23) I think it was visually really stunning. I’d say that was probably the most memorable thing about this production

⇒ a major strength = the most memorable thing

Question 24

Đáp án: C

(Q24) It helped to change the mood of the quieter scenes.

Ed nói rằng ánh sáng giúp thay đổi cảm xúc ở những cảnh yên tĩnh và Ed đồng thuận rằng ánh áng là một điểm tốt.

Question 25

Đáp án: A

(Q25) I was a bit surprised by the contemporary dress, I must say.

Gemma bảo thật bất ngờ vì quần áo hiện đại quá, còn Ed cũng bảo nhẽ ra quần áo nên truyền thống hơn. 

⇒ Traditional = conventional

Question 26

Đáp án: E

but (Q26) I thought they were wasted because the music didn’t have much impact in Acts 2 and 3.

Yes – that was a shame.

Gemma bảo âm nhạc trong cảnh 2 3 là thừa thãi và Ed đồng ý, bảo là thật tiếc à ⇒ tức là cả hai đều không hài lòng với âm nhạc

Question 27

Đáp án: F

(Q27) It was a problem I agree, but I thought it was because they weren’t speaking loudly enough – especially at key points in the play.

Cả hai đều đồng ý rằng cách chuyển lời của diễn viên là một vấn đề, nhưng mà lý do là gì? Gemma cho rằng do họ nói nhanh quá còn Ed cho rằng do diễn viên nói chưa đủ to ⇒ Tức hai người họ không có được sự đồng thuận về lý do vì sao cách chuyển lời của diễn viên lại là một vấn đề.

Question 28

Đáp án: B

(Q28) There are always disagreements and tension between teenagers and their parents.

⇒ problems that families experience = disagreements and tension between teenagers and their parents

Question 29

Đáp án: C

(Q29) The ending was pretty powerful.

Yes. That somehow intensified the emotion for me

 Moving = Intensify the emotion

Question 30

Đáp án: C

Yeah, and (Q30)they can also be understood on different levels.

Right – which allows directors to experiment and find new angles

⇒ interpreted in many ways = be understood on different levels, experiment and find new angles

Đề thi Part 4 – Listening Test 2 Cambridge IELTS 17

Question 31 – 40. 

Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

The impact of digital technology on the Icelandic language

The Icelandic language

  • has approximately 31 ………………………. speakers
  • has a 32 ………………………… that is still growing
  • has not changed a lot over the last thousand years
  • has its own words for computer-based concepts, such as web browser and 33 ………………………

Young speakers

  • are big users of digital technology, such as 34 …………………….
  • are becoming 35 ……………………. very quickly
  • are having discussions using only English while they are in the 36 …………… at school
  • are better able to identify the content of a 37 ………………. in English than Icelandic

Technology and internet companies

  • write very little in Icelandic because of the small number of speakers and because of how complicated its 38 ……………………. is

The Icelandic government

  • has set up a fund to support the production of more digital content in the language
  • believes that Icelandic has a secure future
  • is worried that young Icelanders may lose their 39 ……………… as Icelanders
  • is worried about the consequences of children not being 40 ………………… in either Icelandic or English

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Question 31

Đáp án: 321,000

I’m going to focus on the Icelandic language, which is spoken by around 321,000 people (Q31), most of whom live in Iceland – an island in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Question 32

Đáp án: vocabulary

In fact, the vocabulary of Icelandic is continually increasing (Q32) because when speakers need a new word for something, they tend to create one, rather than borrowing from another language. 

Question 33

Đáp án: podcast

Then there’s an Icelandic word for podcast – which is too hard to pronounce (Q33)

Question 34

Đáp án: smartphones

Think about smartphones. They didn’t even exist until comparatively recently, but today young people use them all the time (Q34) to read books, watch TV or films, play games, listen to music, and so on. 

Question 35

Đáp án: bilingual

it promotes their bilingual skills, but the extent of the influence of English in the virtual world is staggering and it’s all happening really fast. (Q35)

Question 36

Đáp án: playground

For example, teachers have found that playground conversations in Icelandic secondary schools can be conducted entirely in English. (Q36)

Question 37

Đáp án: picture

where their classes find it easier to say what is in a picture using English, rather than Icelandic (Q37).

Question 38

Đáp án: grammar

The other drawback of Icelandic is the grammar, which is significantly more complex than in most languages. At the moment, the tech giants are simply not interested in tackling this. (Q38)

Question 39

Đáp án: identity

When you consider how much of the past is tied up in a language, will young Icelanders lose their sense of their own identity (Q39)

Question 40

Đáp án: fluent

If children are learning two languages through different routes, neither of which they are fully fluent in, will they be able to express themselves properly? (Q40)

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