CAE Listening Practice Test 17 Printable

CAE Listening Practice Test 17 Printable

Part 3

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

15 According to the Fawcett Society,
A women would need to work into their eighties to earn as much money as men.
B good qualifications aren’t necessarily rewarded with high wages.
C women will never earn as much as men.
D more women have degrees than men.

16 What is said about careers advice in schools?
A it has been improved but it is still inadequate.
B It is now quite good for girls but boys are being neglected.
C There is no advice for girls that are ambitious.
D Girls are always encouraged not to be ambitious.

17 According to Jim,
A women are to blame for not insisting on higher wages.
B new government policies have solved most of the problems.
C there is nothing more the government can do.
D women shouldn’t necessarily be encouraged to change their choice of career

18 A London School of Economics report showed that
A women who worked part-time found it difficult to get a full-time job later on.
B after having children, women find it harder to earn as much money as men.
C women find it hard to find a job after having children.
D most women want a full-time job after having a child.

19 What does the ‘stuffed shirt’ policy mean?
A Women are being forced to choose between family commitments and work.
B Only men can have part-time senior positions.
C Women don’t get the opportunity to train for high-powered jobs.
D No woman can have a senior position.

20 Jim seems to believe that
A women should stay at home and look after their children.
B women now earn as much money as men in the workplace.
C women have been disadvantaged by outdated work ethics.
D having children w ill soon be an advantage for working women.

Part 4

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

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 or talking about
A. a receptionist
B. an apprentice
C. a temporary worker
D. a manager
E. a caretaker
F. a secretary
G. a courier
H. a pensioner

Speaker 1 21 

Speaker 2 22 

Speaker 3 23 

Speaker 4 24 

Speaker 5 25 

A. a suspicion that people like to find excuses not to do work
B. the view that you should never ask for a pay rise
C. the feeling that helping an understudy may go unappreciated
D. an intimate knowledge of other people’s affairs that could be profitable
E. the view that you should never take work home with you
F. a distrust of colleagues who are nice to you
G. a feeling of having been taken advantage of on account of inexperience
H. the wisdom of prioritising tasks
Speaker 1 26 

Speaker 2 27 

Speaker 3 28 

Speaker 4 29 

Speaker 5 30 

Answer Keys

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

Part 2
7. council estate 8. qualifications 9. volunteer 10. deadlines
11. emotional barriers 12. in court 13. domestic violence 14. sentence

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

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

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