(Print-friendly)CAE Listening Practice Test 7

CAE Listening Practice Test 7
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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 a man telling a friend about a trip to the theatre.

1 The man says that the theatre
A had recently moved.
В was overcrowded.
C was unusually small.

2 The man criticises the actors for
A lacking enthusiasm.
В forgetting their lines.
C wearing inappropriate make-up.

Extract Two

You hear a media interview with a tour operator at a conference on what is called ‘responsible’ tourism.

3 What distinctive feature of his company is the tour operator keen to stress?
A It is responsive to local employment needs.
В It designs tours for selected groups and special interests.
C It makes limited use of non-renewable sources of energy.

4 He makes the point that the majority of tourists are now
A conscious of a greater need for social justice.
В willing to pay additional amounts for responsible tourism.
C unaware that the choices they make have far-reaching effects.

Extract Three

You hear two local radio presenters, Laura and Steve, talking about an upcoming rugby match.

5 What do they agree about?
A The ticket allocation has been unfair.
В The final result is almost impossible to predict.
C The absence of certain players will make for a less exciting game.

6 Listeners who are planning to go to Australia to see the match should
A organise their accommodation in advance.
В join the official fan club to reduce their travelling costs.
C bring their children along to introduce them to the sport.

Part 2

You will hear a woman called Kate Assadi talking to a group of people interested in taking up skydiving. For questions 7-14, complete the sentences.

Skydiving

Kate says that in the USA people from a variety of 7 ________ enjoy skydiving.
Kate first tried skydiving when she was a 8 ________ and it cost relatively little.
Kate says skydiving can help overcome fear of 9 ________ and increase confidence.
More people are buying skydiving equipment from 10 ________ these days.
Kate recently bought a 11 ________ at a bargain price.
To become an instructor, a skydiver must have done at least 12 ________ previous jumps.
You can find the Parachute Association by contacting the nearest 13 ________.
Kate advises people to spend a period of 14 ________ learning to skydive.

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