CAE ListeningPractice Test 18 Printable

CAE Listening Practice Test 18 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 hear two young people discussing buying clothes.

1 What do they agree about?
A Affordable clothing is the better choice.
B Purchasing clothes is a bad idea.
C People should respect your clothing preferences.

2 The man believes that for many people shopping is
A achieving social status.
B commenting on society.
C displaying your connection to a social group.

Extract Two

You hear part of an interview with a musician called Max.

3 What does he say about his music when he was a teen?
A He didn’t feel like sharing it.
B He felt quite self-confident about it.
C He was unwilling to ask for help with it.

4 What does he suggest about his recording contract?
A It didn’t guarantee him ongoing success.
B It didn’t allow him to do music full-time.
C Its terms and conditions weren’t too good.

Extract Three

You hear part of a radio programme in which two dancers are talking about their job.

5 The man got his inspiration to start dancing from
A one reaction to a performance he gave.
B getting encouraged by his friends.
C the physical effort associated with it.

6 The woman admits that as a teenager, she
A could sometimes behave unreasonably.
B resented her parents’ ambitions for her.
C managed to hide certain feelings.

Part 2


You will hear a radio reporter called Sally Nelson telling a group of teenagers about how work experience schemes have helped her in her career. For questions 7-14, complete the sentences.

RADIO REPORTER

While attending university, Sally did a degree in 7 ________.
Having graduated from university, Sally got her first job of a 8 ________.
Sally uses the word 9 ________ to describe what the first day at a radio station felt like.
Sally later got an offer to join a 10 ________ from the boss of the Brighton radio station.
Sally found doing 11 ________ on air during her time in Brighton to be most enjoyable.
A colleague from Brighton advised Sally to study 12 ________ at evening classes.
At the national broadcasting company, the majority of Sally’s work was on the 13 ________ desk.
Sally believes 14 ________ to be the main advantage of doing work experience.