CAE Listening Practice Test 13 Printable -
CAE Listening Practice Test 13 Printable

CAE Listening Practice Test 13 Printable

Part 3

You will hear an interview in which a historian called Mark Connor and a writer called Judith Monroe are talking about the history of the underground railway in London. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (А, В, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.

15 Mark says that the problems which led to the creation of the railway
A resulted from poor urban planning.
B were similar to those we have today.
C typified the thinking of their age.
D only had one possible solution.

16 Judith believes that the engineering methods used to make the first tunnel
A worked surprisingly quickly.
B were too basic to be efficient.
C caused a minimum amount of disruption.
D resulted in the loss of too many homes.

17 How does Mark feel about the public reaction when the first underground line opened?
A disappointed by their reluctance to go underground
B struck by their willingness to tolerate lengthy journeys
C amused by their unfounded fears
D impressed by their general enthusiasm

18 Judith and Mark both say that, during the early years of its construction, the railway
A created many jobs for people.
B had a big influence on urban development.
C inspired imitators all over the world.
D made national heroes of its developers.

19 Judith compares certain underground stations to a classic film in that
A they are designed in the style of a particular era.
B they give a feeling of being in a cinema.
C they are a product of the same creative vision.
D they give a similar sense of size and excitement.

20 What does Mark think about the railway map?
A It has come to represent the city.
B It can confuse people unfamiliar with its format.
C It encourages people to use the underground.
D It is well designed for something so inexpensive.

Part 4

You will hear five short extracts in which people are talking about visits they have made to museums.

For questions 21-25, choose from the list A-H each speaker’s reason for visiting the museum.

For questions 26-30, choose from the list A-H what impressed each speaker most about the museum.
A. to record certain images
B. to view a particular exhibit
C. to listen to a lecture
D. to follow up on a recommendation
E. to check some data
F. to do some research
G. to see recent renovations
H. to seek expert opinion

Speaker 1 21 [ ]

Speaker 2 22 [ ]

Speaker 3 23 [ ]

Speaker 4 24 [ ]

Speaker 5 25 [ ]

A. the helpfulness of the staff
B. the relevance to local life
C. the effective audio guide
D. the international appeal
E. the diversity of the items on show
F. the comprehensive information supplied
G. the opportunities for interaction
H. the authentic reconstructions
Speaker 1 26[ ]

Speaker 2 27[ ]

Speaker 3 28[ ]

Speaker 4 29[ ]

Speaker 5 30[ ]

Answer Keys

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

Part 2
7. queen 8. colony 9. wood 10. (enough) feedback
11. staircase 12. sandbags/sand bags/bags of sand 13. intelligence 14. (mathematical) model

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

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