CAE Listening Practice Test 4

CAE Listening Practice Test 4

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CAE Listening Part 1

You will hear three different extracts. For questions 1-6, choose the answer (A, В or C) which fits best according to what you hear. There are two questions for each extract.

Extract One

You hear part of a radio discussion about a football team

1 What impresses the man about the player called John Elliott?
A He is able to keep calm when he gets near the goal area
B He is good at preventing the opponents from scoring
C He can score many goals given the right conditions

2 What do the two speakers disagree about?
A the inflated price paid for the new player
B the new player’s long-term prospects in the team
C the manager’s previous mistakes when purchasing players

Extract Two

You hear part of a radio interview with Deanna Carriconde, who has just won a prize for her environmental work in South America

3 Deanna thinks the underlying cause o f the ecosystem changes she mentions is
A overfishing by industrial fisheries
B increased local sea temperatures
C growth o f predator populations in the area

4 How do the local fishermen feel about Deanna’s work now?
A unhappy about sharing their catch with marine creatures she protects
B pleased that she has prevented industrial exploitation o f anchovies
C optimistic about the prospect o f catching better quality fish

Extract Three

You hear part of a radio programme about books and reading

5 Why did the woman read the book she describes?
A It was an unexpected gift
B She came across it by chance
C It was recommended to her

6 What did the book help her to understand?
A how strange the world is
B how enjoyable stories can be
C how she could become a writer

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