CAE Listening Practice Test 11 Printable

CAE Listening Practice Test 11 Printable
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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 hear part of a radio interview with a product designer called Charles Loughlan.

1. How does Charles feel about designers who put their names on products?
A He understands their basic needs.
В He is dismissive of their motives.
C He admires their business skills.

2. What does Charles suggest about a good product?
A Its appearance should reflect its function.
В It should encourage a desire to possess it.
C Its ecological impact should be considered.

Extract Two

You hear two friends discussing a TV interview with an actress called Celia Dent.

3. They agree that the interviewer made the mistake of
A dominating the discussion.
В asking predictable questions.
C failing to listen fully to answers.

4. The man says that certain film stars can be difficult to interview because
A they generally show a lack of spontaneity.
В they’re unwilling to reveal their true personality.
C they’re too anxious to promote their latest work.

Extract Three

You hear two freelance journalists talking about their work.

5. When talking about how he tackles a creative writing task, the man
A points out how easily he can assume the right frame of mind.
В tries to justify his antisocial behaviour when working.
C admits that frequent breaks can be beneficial.

6. What does the woman say about her earlier writing?
A She feels she no longer fully relates to it.
В She tends to draw on similar themes in her current work.
C She highlights the improvements she’s noticed in her work.

Part 2

You will hear a woman called Janine Rogers giving a talk about her work. For questions 7-14,
complete the sentences with a word or short phrase.

Working with Chocolate

Janine trained as a 7________ before working for her current employer.
Janine found her background particularly helpful when working on a project to put 8________ into chocolate.
Janine uses the word 9________ to describe chocolate as a substance to work with.
Janine mentions the method of 10________ the cocoa beans as a variable affecting the taste of her chocolate.
Janine says that ideas for new types of chocolate generally come from her company’s 11________ department.
Janine says the staff responsible for 12________ play a surprisingly important role in developing a new chocolate product.
Janine gives the example of 13________ as a group that need to be considered when designing the label for a product.
Janine thinks that 14________ is the most essential quality needed for her job.

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