CAE Listening Practice Test 2 Printable

CAE Listening Practice Test 2 Printable — Holiday Plans, Museum Tour, Adult Drama

Part 3

You will hear part of a radio interview in which Harry and Jennifer, two members of an after-work adult drama class, are asked about their reasons for attending the class. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (А, В, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.

15 How does Jennifer feel about working with strangers in the class?
A resigned to the need for it
В doubtful about the value of it
C relaxed in her attitude towards it
D excited at the thought of it

16 According to Harry, the improvisation sessions
A require some careful preparation.
В enable him to use his imagination.
C allow him to show his acting talent.
D encourage him to relate to the group.

17 What does Jennifer say about improvisation?
A It is important not to make a mistake.
В It is necessary to be aware of the timing.
C You should be familiar with the character you invent.
D You need to be completely involved in the activity.

18 In Jennifer’s opinion, playing written parts will
A be less challenging than improvisation.
В include research into previous performances.
C involve guidance from an expert.
D lead to competition for parts.

19 Jennifer says that the drama classes have taught her how to
A improve her interaction with people.
В manage groups of people.
C develop her natural acting skills.
D be satisfied with minor achievements.

20 Harry was annoyed because the newcomer to the group
A interrupted the class by arriving late.
В was reluctant to participate.
C seemed unaware of the mood of the group.
D wasted the tea break with pointless questions.

Part 4

You will hear five short extracts in which British people are talking about living abroad.

TASK ONE
For questions 21-25, choose from the list A-H each speaker’s present occupation.

TASK TWO
For questions 26-30, choose from the list A-H the main advantage each speaker mentions about living where they do

A business person
B pensioner
C doctor
D farmer
E diplomat
F student
G engineer
H architect

Speaker 1 21 [  ]

Speaker 2 22 [  ]

Speaker 3 23 [  ] 

Speaker 4 24 [  ]

Speaker 5 25 [  ]

A a beautiful language.
B friendly people.
C luxury accommodation.
D a good climate.
E interesting challenges.
F varied sports
G a high salary
H excellent food

Speaker 1 26[  ]

Speaker 2 27[  ]

Speaker 3 28[  ]

Speaker 4 29[  ]

Speaker 5 30[  ]

Answer Keys

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

Part 2
7. Cultural Society  8. natural science   9. butterflies, birds (in either order) 10. Let’s Interact
11. German artists   12. heating   13. intimidating   14. tail

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

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

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