CAE Listening Practice Test 23 printable

CAE Listening Practice Test 23 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 people discussing reading to children.
1 The woman states that
A her children enjoy the stories read to them.
B other parents are likely to read these stories.
C more parents should do this reading.

2 What similar idea both speakers express?
A how their children react to story reading
B personal reasons to do reading
C the artistic approach they use when reading

Extract Two

You hear a part of a radio series about business
3 The presenter states that some choose to set up a business with a friend because
A they have a history of working together fruitfully.
B the friend might have skills you don’t.
C you can be too scared to do it on your own.

4 What difficulties did Dean have in his partnership?
A He would refuse to take part in an important process
B He was too lazy
C His personality changed over time

Extract Three

You hear a radio programme about running.
5 What is the occupation of the speakers?
A professional athletes
B health and fitness specialists
C journalists

6 Both speakers agree that a successful runner should train
A a specific group of muscles.
B using a personalised, tailor-made method.
C change the focus of training from time to time.

Part 2


You will hear a person giving life advice for a living. For questions 7-14, complete the sentences.

LIFE COACHING

When asked about their occupation, the speaker replies that she works in the 7 ________.
The speaker states that people are too focused on what she refers to as ‘8 ________’.
The speaker uses the term ‘9 ________’ to talk about long-term plans.
One example of a personal goal that the speaker presents is getting better at 10 ________.
An example of a business goal is coming up with fresh 11 ________.
Training sessions are organised in a way to ensure there are no 12 ________.
Discussing person’s 13 ________ is not a part of coaching.
What life coaches do is they help people turn into 14 ________ themselves.