CAE Listening Practice Test 16 Printable -
CAE Listening Practice Test 16 printable

CAE Listening Practice Test 16 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 will hear two people talking about a play they saw at the theatre.

1. What do we learn about the writer of the play?
A He died.
B He is dying.
C He nearly died.

2. What do the speakers agree on?
A The writer is quite predictable.
B The writer’s style has changed direction.
C The play wasn’t as funny as some of the writer’s earlier plays.

Extract Two

You will hear part of a radio interview with a trade and commerce researcher.

3. According to Pablo Jenson
A a variety of different shops tends to boost sales.
B traders that have something in common can boost each other’s sales.
C butchers are the most successful traders.

4. Jenson’s theory
A advertised for similar retailers to open shops in one particular area.
B works better for bakers and butchers than for other kinds of retailers.
C seems to have been proved to be credible.

Extract Three

You will hear a report about holiday homes in the Mediterranean.

5. The Costa de la Cruz
A is being spoiled by developers.
B is the cheapest area of Spain in which you can buy a holiday home.
C is close to Portugal.

6. According to Chris Mercer
A there is a danger that the Costa de la Cruz will lose its appeal.
B the Costa de la Cruz can be developed without the area being damaged.
C the government has put a stop to the Costa de la Cruz being developed further.

Part 2

You will hear a representative from British Waterways called John Sampson talking about a canal network in England.For questions 7-14, complete the sentences with a word or short phrase.

The Grand Union Canal

The canals were built despite the fact that there was no 7________ and very little technology.
From 1790 to 1929, there were many canals that were 8________ with each other but which were not uniform in size.
The new union of canals provided a 9________ between major industrial cities.
There are plenty of 10________ for a variety of wildlife on and around the canals.
Walkers can go to the nearest waterway office to get information on 11________ so they can start and end at the same place.
Anglers can fish in the canals and 12________.
If you want to go fishing, you must buy a 13________.
The waterways authority request that people are 14________ towards the canal users.