CAE Listening Practice Test 9

CAE Listening Practice Test 9

CAE Listening Part 3

You will hear an interview with a woman called Amy Marties, who works as a choreographer, creating dance performances for live shows. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (А, В, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.

15 Amy traces her decision to become a choreographer back to
A the advice of her first dance teacher
B her need to express herself through movement
C the emphasis placed on dance in her primary school
D her failure to reach a high level of sporting achievement

16 Amy feels that, above all, a good choreographer is one who
A remains in touch with the everyday feelings of dancers
B keeps dancers motivated during long tiring sessions
C has experience of appearing on stage as a dancer
D is able to join in with the dancing itself if necessary

17 When she’s creating a new dance, Amy
A finds it easier to work directly with a composer
B prefers to be given clear constraints to work within
C keeps an open mind about how a piece might develop
D accepts that some of her ideas will prove to be unpopular

18 In her work as a choreographer, Amy aims to
A challenge the audience’s ideas about what dance is
B feel that she is conveying a message to the audience
C thrill the audience with some cutting-edge dance techniques
D draw the audience’s attention away from other elements in the show

19 When asked about choosing dancers to work with, Amy says she
A relies on the expertise top professionals bring to the creative process
B accepts the need to accommodate the feelings of sensitive people
C finds those with less experience an easier proposition
D likes to help those she has previously taught

20 When she’s working on a new production of a well-known piece, Amy
A tries to build on the work of those who have gone before
B is aware of the need to update the ideas in a play
C is annoyed if people make unfair comparisons
D remains faithful to her usual guiding principles

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