CAE Listening Practice Test 19 printable

CAE Listening Practice Test 19 Printable

Part 3

You will hear an interview with an archaeologist called Julian Radwinter. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (А, В, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.

15 Julian links his teenage archaeology interest to
A a desire to please his father.
B his natural sense of curiosity.
C a need to make some spare money.
D his unhappiness with farm life.

16 What aspect of archaeology still excites Julian today?
A the methodical nature of much of the work
B the pleasure of solving ancient mysteries
C the chance to accurately assess the age of objects with precise tools
D the process of theorising with little information available

17 Julian believes that the way people see archaeology
A fails to acknowledge its scientific value.
B has been given a negative image by popular media.
C doesn’t  show the gradual nature of the research process.
D has tended to concentrate on the physical hardships involved.

18 How does Julian feel about his current research post?
A He regrets having relatively few opportunities to travel.
B He wishes his colleagues would take it more seriously.
C He admits that the problems can get him down.
D He suggests that it is relatively cost effective.

19 What does Julian hope to show as a result of his current research?
A population levels in England in different periods
B the length of time certain villages have existed
C how wider trends affected local communities
D the range of ancient agricultural methods

20 Julian’s project on humour in archaeology aims to
A celebrate an otherwise unrecorded aspect of archaeologists’ lives.
B compare archaeological findings with anecdotal evidence.
C compile a list of jokes about archaeology.
D make archaeological reports more accessible to non-specialists.

Part 4

You will hear five short extracts in which college students are talking about being a member of a club.

For questions 21-25, choose from the list A-H what made each speaker decide to join the club.

For questions 26-30, choose from the list A-H the main disadvantage of being a club member which each speaker mentions.

A the advice of a friend
seeing an advertisement
wanting to meet people
a desire to try something new
hoping to learn a skill
a need for exercise
wishing to please someone else
going along with a group decision


Speaker 1 21 [ ]

Speaker 2 22 [ ]

Speaker 3 23 [ ]

Speaker 4 24 [ ]

Speaker 5 25 [ ]

A the cost
the regular commitment
the attitude of other members
the location
the way it’s organised
the level of challenge
the timing of sessions
the lack of feedback on progress
Speaker 1 26[ ]

Speaker 2 27[ ]

Speaker 3 28[ ]

Speaker 4 29[ ]

Speaker 5 30[ ]

Answer Keys

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

Part 2
7. developer 8. animation 9. book covers 10. user interfaces
11. Star City 12. narrative 13. difficulty level 14. dedication

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

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