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.

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

TASK TWO
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
B
seeing an advertisement
C
wanting to meet people
D
a desire to try something new
E
hoping to learn a skill
F
a need for exercise
G
wishing to please someone else
H
going along with a group decision

 

Speaker 1 21 [ ]

Speaker 2 22 [ ]

Speaker 3 23 [ ]

Speaker 4 24 [ ]

Speaker 5 25 [ ]

A the cost
B
the regular commitment
C
the attitude of other members
D
the location
E
the way it’s organised
F
the level of challenge
G
the timing of sessions
H
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