CAE Listening Practice Test 22 printable

CAE Listening Practice Test 22 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 a radio programme about a hotel in London.
1 In the beginning, the presenter tries to
A dispel a common misconception about the hotel.
B briefly describe what the hotel is like.
C make the hotel sound attractive.

2 How does the manager approach hotel visitors?
A He would rather have fewer rich people attending.
B He treats everyone equally well.
C He has an eye for what kind of visitor is in front of him.

Extract Two

You hear a part of a science programme.
3 The man states that the data produced as a results of the research established
A how much time it took to find the teaspoons.
B how long it took for teaspoons to disappear.
C the place where lost teaspoons were found.

4 The woman believes that the topic of this research
A led to new interesting discoveries.
B touches upon a problematic matter.
C is not particularly interesting.

Extract Three

You hear two people discussing pop music.
5 The woman believes that
A it is challenging to come up with something original nowadays.
B modern pop songs are inferior to older ones.
C pop music is a poor imitation of other music genres.

6 What does the woman say about modern performers?
A They ignore the older audience.
B They are using their fans to make money.
C They imitate older performers without even noticing it.

Part 2


You will hear part of a talk about best-selling books. For questions 7-14, complete the sentences.

BESTSELLER SECRETS

The best-selling celebrity autobiographies have the 7 ________ of the celebrities as the main point.
Some of such autobiographies don’t contain any 8 ________.
Successful cookbooks give people a sense of 9 ________.
Recipes from popular cookbooks are normally used only for 10 ________.
Successful sports books have 11 ________ which seem to be the reason why people buy them.
One thing that makes history books popular is 12 ________ which appeal to casual readers.
The main focus of self-help books nowadays is how people can improve their 13 ________.
The element of 14 ________ in books about crime seems to be the aspect that brings good sale numbers.