(Print-friendly)CAE Listening Practice Test 5

CAE Listening Practice Test 5
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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 overhear two friends, Gordon and Annabelle, discussing a film called A Secret Place, which they have both seen recently.

1 What do Gordon and Annabelle agree about?
A The film lacks a coherent storyline.
В The director was over-ambitious in his aims.
C The book which the film was based on is far subtler.

2 What does Annabelle think about the film’s ending?
A It is greatly enhanced by the musical soundtrack.
В It strikes a good balance between humour and tragedy.
C It is a clever way of solving a character’s problem.

Extract Two

You hear part of a radio interview with an architect called Alan Fasman.

3 Alan refers to St Paul’s Cathedral in London because
A it is a building of outstanding beauty.
В it retains a powerful symbolism.
C it met with disapproval at first.

4 How does Alan account for the success of public architecture in the Netherlands?
A People there are very well-informed about architecture.
В Decision-making about architecture is well organised there.
C Many of the world’s leading architects happen to come from there.

Extract Three

You hear part of a radio interview with the ecologist Lorna Hindle about climate change.

5 What prompted Lorna to begin her latest project?
A dismay over a colleague’s behaviour
В frustration at government inactivity
C concern about industrial pollution

6 What is Lorna’s attitude to climate change?
A She believes individuals can help to combat it.
В She considers its dangers have been exaggerated.
C She places most emphasis on its economic implications

Part 2

You will hear a mountaineer called Stella Prime talking about her experience of climbing Mount Everest in the Himalayas. For questions 7-14, complete the sentences.

Stella Prime: Mountaineer

On her first expedition, Stella became aware of feelings of 7 ________ connected with mountaineering.
Stella had previously taken part in several so-called 8 ________ .
Stella found the  9 ________ for climbing Everest particularly hard.
On her second expedition, Stella was worried about the 10 ________ she would have to climb through.
Stella had regretted taking 11 ________ with her on her first expedition.
Stella says that she didn’t take a 12 ________ with her beyond a certain altitude.
Stella uses the word 13 ________ to describe the feelings of her party on reaching the summit.
Stella’s book about her experience is entitled 14 ________.

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