CAE Listening Practice Test 21 printable

CAE Listening Practice Test 21 Printable

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Part 1

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.

Extract One

You hear two students discussing a part-time design course they are doing.
1 What do they like about the course most?
A the way the course is delivered
B the teacher’s attitude to the students
C the content of the sessions

2 According to the woman, how could the course be improved?
A give assignment feedback
B allow unlimited access to certain resources
C give pre-course information for students

Extract Two

You hear part of an interview with a young traveller.
3 What does he say about his luggage?
A He’s hasn’t found the perfect bag yet.
B He’s learnt to leave out unnecessary pieces of equipment.
C He’s become very good at packing the absolute minimum.

4 When asked what he’s learnt from travelling, he says that
A he would now like to settle down somewhere.
B he realises that his opportunity to travel is quite rare.
C he feels bad about living in poor countries.

Extract Three

You hear part of an interview with the lead singer in a rock band.
5 How does he feel about the criticism of his band’s latest album cover?
A He thinks it’s been exaggerated.
B He admits it’s the reaction he was going for.
C He resents the suggestion that the cover was unoriginal.

6 He thinks much of the criticism was due to
A a lack of respect for his band in the music business.
B a foolish comment he made to a journalist.
C a misunderstanding of his real intentions.

Part 2


You will hear a student called Kerry giving a class presentation about a type of bird called the swift. For questions 7-14, complete the sentences.

THE SWIFT

Kerry says that the Latin name for the swift translates to the words 7 ________ in English.
Kerry describes the noise made by swifts as a 8 ________.
Kerry says many people think that the bird’s shape most resembles a 9 ________.
Kerry thinks that the swifts’ natural nesting site is on 10 ________.
Kerry was surprised to learn that 11 ________ is a common material found in swifts’ nests.
Kerry has observed swifts flying fast to avoid 12 ________.
Kerry says that swifts tend to be strangely 13 ________ when they are in Africa.
In the past, a rich family’s 14 ________ often used the swift as a symbol.