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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.
You hear two friends discussing a rock concert they both went to.
1 How does the boy feel about the main band?
A disappointed by their performance
В confused by all the advanced publicity
C unsure whether he got value for money or not
2 What is the woman doing in her reply?
A criticising the support band
В defending the approach of the media
C agreeing with comments about the main band
You hear part of a sports report about a football club manager.
3 What is the male presenter doing?
A praising changes that the manager has made
В suggesting that rumours about the manager are unfounded
C describing a growing sense of dissatisfaction with the
4 In the female presenter’s opinion
A the manager’s strategy is the correct one
В the real problem is a lack of talented players
C the pressure on the manager is likely to increase
You hear two friends discussing an exhibition of modern sculpture.
5 What does the woman particularly admire about the artist?
A the originality of his work
В the way his art has developed
C the issues that his sculptures raise
6 What disappointed them both about the exhibition?
A the pieces of work that had been chosen
В the information provided for visitors
C the way it had been laid out
You will hear a man called Carl Pitman, giving a group of tourists practical advice about learning the sport of surfing. For questions 7-14, complete the sentences with a word or short phrase.
Learning the sport of surfing
Carl recommends the 7 ________ as the best place for learning to surf in his area.
Carl uses the term 8 ________ to describe the distance between waves.
Carl advises getting a wetsuit that has a 9 ________ fit.
Carl says it’s important to check the quantity of material beneath the 10 ________ of a new wetsuit.
Carl says that the wetsuit, 11 ________ and footwear all need washing regularly.
According to Carl, a hanger made of 12 ________ is best for storing wetsuits.
Beginners most often damage surfboards through contact with 13 ________ .
Carl suggests using a 14 ________ as the first step in removing wax from a surfboard.