CAE Listening Practice Test 18 Printable -
CAE ListeningPractice Test 18 Printable

CAE Listening Practice Test 18 Printable

Part 3

You will hear an interview in which two professional set designers share their experience of working in the theatre. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (А, В, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.

15 Neil first decided to become a set designer when
A the first time he went to the theater with his parents.
B at his drama course at university.
C he was asked to help out on a student production.
D he gave up on his childhood dream of becoming an actor.

16 What does Neil say about working as an assistant set designer?
A He did it because he was in need on money.
B He believed it would help him find new professional connections.
C He was too young to take full advantage of it at first.
D He appreciated the opportunity to get some practical experience.

17 Viviene believes that when you start working on a new production, the most important aspect is
A establishing a working relationship with the director.
B agreeing on how much you want to change the scenery.
C having genuine interest in the play.
D trying some sketches beforehand.

18 Why does Vivienne prefer simultaneous work on several productions?
A She finds that it stimulates her creativity.
B She believes that it makes more sense financially.
C It means she doesn’t have to be on all opening nights.
D It helps her get her mind off problems in other productions.

19 Vivienne doesn’t share Neil’s opinion that reviews are
A something set designers shouldn’t be too worried about.
B can be unreasonably critical or biased towards a designer’s set.
C annoying whenever the set isn’t mentioned in it.
D flattering when the set is specifically mentioned

20 What is Neil’s opinion about designing sets for films?
A He feels that it is less artistically stimulating than work for theater.
B He is looking forward to working on a high-budget film.
C He is still trying to come up with a unique approach.
D He doubts that he is qualified enough to perform this kind of job.

Part 4

You will hear five short extracts in which people are talking about a four-day hiking trip to a remote historical site in the mountains.

For questions 21-25, choose from the list A-H each speaker gives for going on the trip.

For questions 26-30, choose from the list A-H the aspect of the trip each speaker found most memorable.

A to fulfil a long-held ambition
to keep someone company
to set a personal challenge
to celebrate something
to prove someone wrong
to complete a set of experiences
to follow someone’s example
to meet like-minded people

Speaker 1 21 [ ]

Speaker 2 22 [ ]

Speaker 3 23 [ ]

Speaker 4 24 [ ]

Speaker 5 25 [ ]

A the impressive architecture
the view from the site
the support of companions
the historical notes
the route taken
the overnight accommodation
the food provided
the attitude of the guide
Speaker 1 26[ ]

Speaker 2 27[ ]

Speaker 3 28[ ]

Speaker 4 29[ ]

Speaker 5 30[ ]

Answer Keys

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

Part 2
7. Communication Studies 8. marketing assistant 9. intimidated 10. trainee scheme
11. (live) interviews 12. journalism 13. news 14. flexibility

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

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