CAE Listening Practice Test 15 Printable

CAE Listening Practice Test 15 Printable

Part 3

You will hear a radio interview with someone who has been having ballet lessons. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (А, В, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.

15. What does Rupert say about the fact that he is doing ballet classes?
A Other people have ridiculed him for it.
В He expects to be mocked for it.
C It is not as unusual as people might think.
D People may think it isn’t really true.

16. Rupert says that before he started doing ballet lessons
A he had been doing routine physical fitness training.
В his knowledge of ballet had been growing.
C ballet had taken over from football as his greatest interest.
D he had been considering doing ballroom dancing again.

17. Rupert says that when the idea of ballet lessons was suggested to him,
A he thought it was a joke.
В he was unsure exactly what would be involved.
C he began to have unrealistic expectations of what he could achieve.
D he initially lacked the confidence to do it.

18. One of the advantages of ballet that Rupert mentions is that
A it leads to fewer injuries than other physical activities.
В it has both physical and mental effects.
C it is particularly good for certain parts of the body.
D it is more interesting than other forms of exercise.

19. What does Rupert say about the sessions?
A The content of them is varied.
В Some of the movements in them are harder than others for him.
C All of the movements in them have to be done accurately.
D They don’t all involve basic movements.

20. What does Rupert say about his progress at ballet?
A It has been much more rapid than he had expected.
В It has made him consider giving up his other training.
C It has given him greater appreciation of the skills of professionals.
D It has led him to enrol for certain exams.

Part 4

You will hear five short extracts in which people are talking about people they know

TASK ONE
For questions 21-25, choose from the list A-H the description each speaker gives of the person

TASK TWO
For questions 26-30, choose from the list A-H the feeling each speaker expresses about the person.
A. critical
B. easily influenced
C. tough
D. careless
E. moody
F. cruel
G. arrogant
H. deceitful

Speaker 1 21 [ ]

Speaker 2 22 [ ]

Speaker 3 23 [ ]

Speaker 4 24 [ ]

Speaker 5 25 [ ]

A. sympathy
B. confusion
C. loyalty
D. amusement
E. guilt
F. envy
G. fear
H. annoyance

Speaker 1 26[ ]

Speaker 2 27[ ]

Speaker 3 28[ ]

Speaker 4 29[ ]

Speaker 5 30[ ]

Answer Keys

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

Part 2
7. melted 8. mass(-)producing 9. (some) popcorn 10. exploded
11. a restaurant 12. a competition 13. meat 14. counter

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

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

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