CAE Listening Practice Test 16 printable

CAE Listening Practice Test 16 Printable

Part 3

You will hear part of a radio interview with the comedian, Lenny Henry. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (А, В, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.

15 Why did Lenny decide to do a degree?
A He was self-conscious because he didn’t have one.
B Other actors persuaded him that it was a good idea.
C He needed one to further his acting career.
D He was impressed by other actors who had been to university.

16 What effect has studying for a degree had on Lenny?
A It has developed his ability to think more clearly about his work in general.
B It has made him think more seriously about his career.
C It has given him the confidence to try for more challenging acting roles.
D It causes him a lot of stress when he has to write an essay.

17 According to Lenny, how does comedy affect the way people feel?
A It hinders their appreciation of the seriousness of a situation.
B It helps them deal with disturbing images.
C It makes people more sensitive.
D It enables them to laugh at heartbreaking stories.

18 What does Lenny say about the work of Comic Relief in Africa?
A People in Africa now have new ways of raising money for themselves.
B The task they are facing is too big for them to make a real difference.
C People aren’t committed enough yet to the cause.
D It should be a steady process to help the local communities.

19 What does Lenny say about his visit to Debre Zeit?
A He enjoyed working as a care worker for a while.
B He was impressed by Fanti’s bravery despite his illness.
C He was moved by the way the people there handled their situation.
D He was impressed by the way Fanti praised comic Relief.

20 What does Lenny say about writing comedy?
A He hopes that he will soon be a more self-confident writer.
B He finds it really easy since starting his degree.
C He doesn’t think he’ll ever have the confidence to write something on his own.
D He no longer likes working with other writers.

Part 4

You will hear five short extracts in which people are talking about animals.

TASK ONE
For questions 21-25, choose from the list A-H the person who is speaking.

TASK TWO
For questions 26-30, choose from the list A-H what each speaker is expressing.
A. a doctor
B. a circus trainer
C. a retired person
D. a zoo keeper
E. a pet shop owner
F. a vet
G. a blind person
H. a patient

Speaker 1 21 [ ]

Speaker 2 22 [ ]

Speaker 3 23 [ ]

Speaker 4 24 [ ]

Speaker 5 25 [ ]

A. anger at how people can be so rude
B. a need for experience and total competence when doing a job
C. the value of making a difference to the world
D. pride at their own courage
E. the need to train young people with technological skills
F. surprise at someone’s reluctance to deal with a problem
G. annoyance at other people being inconsiderate
H. reluctance to be sociable
Speaker 1 26[ ]

Speaker 2 27[ ]

Speaker 3 28[ ]

Speaker 4 29[ ]

Speaker 5 30[ ]

Answer Keys

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

Part 2
7. public finance 8. competing 9. continuous link 10. natural habitats
11. circular walks 12. reservoirs 13. rod licences/licenses 14. considerate

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

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