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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.
You overhear two friends, John and Diane, discussing holiday plans.
1 John thinks Diane’s indecision about the holiday is
A unreasonable in view of her financial position.
В surprising since her holiday is well overdue.
C understandable given how much money is involved.
2 How does Diane feel about the prospect of a break from work?
A nervous that her boss will regret promoting her
В worried that staff will take advantage of her absence
C doubtful whether she can clear her backlog of work in time
You overhear two friends discussing a new film.
3 Why has the film been refused a certificate allowing it to be shown to children?
A The soundtrack makes it too frightening in places.
В The plot is too psychologically complex.
C The opening images are too violent.
4 The friends agree that the original story on which the film is based
A is written in a rather unusual style.
В gives a convincing portrayal of a historical character.
C manages to keep the reader in suspense until the end.
You hear an interview with the architect Ingrid Chapman, who is talking about an office building she has recently designed.
5 What does Ingrid think is the best feature of the new building?
A the amount of light that comes in
В the space she has created for staff interaction
C the way each floor has its own facilities
6 What does she suggest companies with outdated office buildings should do?
A employ her to design a more modern building
В ask staff what kind of workplace they would like
C use imagination to improve aspects of the offices
You will hear a guide taking a group of visitors around a museum. For questions 7-14, complete the sentences.
This museum houses objects collected by the 7 ________ based in the city.
It has one of the country’s best galleries containing 8 ________ exhibits.
The museum’s displays of 9 ________ and ________ are closed to visitors at present.
The section called 10 ________ is popular with young people.
The picture galleries contain works on various themes by 11 ________.
The museum’s 12 ________needs modernising.
The guide uses the word 13 ________ to describe the Rutland Dinosaur’s effect on people.
Polystyrene was used to reconstruct most of the Rutland Dinosaur’s 14 ________