Listen to the audio and fill in the blanks. You can hear the audio TWICE.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.
Mass Stranding of Whales and Dolphins
Mass stranding: situations where groups of whales, dolphins, etc. swim onto the beach and die
Common in areas where: the can change quickly
Several other theories:
e.g. some parasites can affect marine animals’ , which they depend on for navigation
Poisons from plants or , which are commonly consumed by whales
e.g. Cape Cod (l988) - whales were killed by saxitoxin
Animals may follow prey ashore, e.g. Thurston (l995)
Unlikely because the majority of animals were not when they stranded
from military tests are linked to some recent standings
The Bahamas (2000) stranding was unusual because the whales:
Marine Mammals Ashore (Connor) gives information about stranding
(Cambridge IELTS 9, Test 1)
Listen to the audio and fill in the blanks with the correct letters. You will hear the audio TWICE.
You will hear five short extracts in which people are talking about their recent experiences.
While you listen, you must complete BOTH tasks.
For questions 1-5, choose from the list A-H the activity each speaker is describing
B. going to the theatre
C. swimming in a lake
D. dining in a restaurant
E. watching a football match
F. fishing in a river
G. wandering around a market
H. attending a wedding
For questions 6-10, choose from the list A-H what each speaker felt about their activity.
A. It was disappointing
B. It was confusing
C. It was uneventful
D. It was overcrowded
E. It was frightening
F. It was unusual
G. It was amusing
H. It was exhausting
(Listening C1, CAE 2, Test 2)