CAE Listening Practice Test 6

CAE Listening Practice Test 6

CAE Listening Part 3

You will hear a radio interview with the gardening experts Jed and Helena Stone. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (А, В, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.

15 How does Helena feel about the use of Jed’s name for their joint business?
A occasionally frustrated that her contribution goes unnoticed
B amused that they have a name people tend to remember
C appreciative of the respect that the name has brought her
D irritated by the fact that Jed is more of a celebrity than she is

16 What is Jed’s attitude to his public profile?
A He likes the fact that complete strangers often want to talk to him
B He’s unhappy that it prevents him doing everyday activities
C He enjoys it more now than he did when he was younger
D He’s proud of the way it reflects his achievements

17 How did Helena feel about her work on The Travel Show?
A She would have enjoyed it more in different circumstances
B It was convenient for her to be away from the house then
C It was a welcome alternative to manual work
D She felt obliged to do it at that particular time

18 What gave Jed the incentive to make a jewel garden?
A He wanted to realise a long-held ambition
B He had led people to believe that it already existed
C He wanted to show pictures of it at a gardening event
D He was inspired by the illustrations at a talk he attended

19 What explanation does Helena give for the name of the garden?
A It provided a useful framework for the project
B It was a response to the bright colours they wanted there
C It allowed them to experiment with a wide range of options
D It was meant to inspire them to embrace unconventional ideas

20 Jed says that, for him, the name ‘jewel garden’ is
A a reminder of the value of creativity
B an appropriate one for something so beautiful
C a positive way of combining both past and present
D a way of explaining his philosophy of design to people

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