CAE Listening Practice Test 11 Printable

CAE Listening Practice Test 11 Printable

Part 3

You will hear part of an interview with two sports psychologists called Sheila Forbes and peter Maxton. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (А, В, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.

15. Sheila explains that her role involves
A preventing players from becoming over-confident.
В responding to whatever players feel they need to improve.
C enabling players to train aggressively.
D persuading players that her techniques can really benefit them.

16. Sheila says one strategy she uses to achieve her goals is to
A encourage players to replicate good features of others’ performance.
В ask players to share with her the way they control their anxieties.
C get players to examine their effectiveness as team members.
D trace the causes of negative thinking in players.

17. Sheila and Peter both think that it’s important for sports psychologists
A to have wide experience in a range of different sports.
В not to raise false hopes about what they can achieve.
C not to become too immersed in the environment of sport.
D to adapt the decisions they make to suit individual situations.

18. What was Peter’s reaction to his deteriorating sporting performance as a student?
A He felt disappointed at the lack of relevant help available.
В He redoubled his efforts to succeed despite failing health.
C He became desperate to uncover the source of his problem.
D He switched to what he felt were easier sports to succeed in.

19. What does Peter dislike about his job?
A needing always to be creative in his choice of techniques
В having constantly to work in different environments
C being criticised for ineffective working methods
D feeling he has to justify his achievements to others

20. When talking about their profession, Shelia and Peter agree that
A it’s slowly establishing its place in player development.
В it isn’t attracting the right kind of people.
C its profile needs to be raised among the general public.
D it has a poorly-developed career structure.

Part 4

You will hear five short extracts in which students are talking about their universities.

For questions 21-25, choose from the list A-H the reason each speaker gives for choosing their university.

For questions 26-30, choose from the list A-H what each speaker found hardest at the start of their first year at university.
A. a personal recommendation
B. a modern facility
C. family pressure
D. its convenient location
E. the support network provided
F. its international reputation
G. its distinctive architecture
H. the range of courses on offer

Speaker 1 21 [ ]

Speaker 2 22 [ ]

Speaker 3 23 [ ]

Speaker 4 24 [ ]

Speaker 5 25 [ ]

A. keeping up with the workload
B. getting on with fellow students
C. understanding the academic content
D. finding something to do at the weekends
E. locating lecture venues
F. dealing with domestic tasks
G. getting used to a new schedule
H. finding a suitable place to study

Speaker 1 26[ ]

Speaker 2 27[ ]

Speaker 3 28[ ]

Speaker 4 29[ ]

Speaker 5 30[ ]

Answer Keys

Part 1
1. B | 2. A | 3. B | 4. B | 5. B | 6. A

Part 2
7. chemist 8. bubbles 9. problematic 10. drying
11. marketing 12. packaging 13. vegetarians 14. initiative

Part 3
15. D | 16. D | 17. B | 18. A | 19. C | 20. C

Part 4
21. B | 22. G | 23. F | 24. E | 25. H
26. A | 27. H | 28. G | 29. C | 30. E

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