(Print-Friendly)CAE Listening Practice Test 6

CAE Listening Practice Test 6
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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 part of a conversation between the secretary of a golf club and a visitor to the club.

1 What does the visitor feel about installing satellite navigation in her car?
A worried about its cost
В unsure of its usefulness
C doubtful about its reliability

2 When he talks about in-car satellite navigation systems, the secretary is
A helping his visitor to choose the best model.
В providing his visitor with information about them.
C warning his visitor about the drawbacks of using one.

Extract Two

You hear part of a discussion in which the anthropologist Paula Drew and the comedian Mike Morton are talking about their lives.

3 What does Mike say about his use of comedy as a child?
A He appeared to have an instinctive talent for it.
В His long-term friendships depended on it.
C It was one of a number of skills he developed.

4 Both speakers agree that, for a successful life, people need
A a belief in themselves.
В a clearly defined goal.
C a commitment to hard work.

Extract Three

You hear part of a radio discussion about holiday reading.

5 The man reads books which
A remind him of people he’s met.
В make a change from his work.
C are set somewhere he doesn’t know.

6 His work involves
A a lot of travel.
В looking out for new words.
C studying classical literature.

Part 2

You will hear a reporter called Ruth Sampson describing a visit she made to the Arctic Circle with a team of Canadian wildlife experts. For questions 7-14, complete the sentences.

A visit to the Arctic Circle

As her plane was landing, 7 ________ were the first animals Ruth saw.
Soon after arriving, the team of biologists was able to identify a 8 ________ in the distance.
The word 9 ________ is used to describe a small patch of ground where the growth of plants is possible.
The largest part of the yellow Arctic poppy is its 10 ________.
The majority of birds returning to the area in the spring feed on 11 ________.
The team stayed in tents with small 12 ________ at the entrance.
Ruth was given advice on what to do if approached by a 13 ________.
It was difficult for Ruth to carry out her work because 14 ________ are affected by freezing temperatures.

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