CAE Listening Practice Test 24 Printable

CAE Listening Practice Test 24 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 having a conversation
1 What is the situation?
A They let their friend down
B They had an argument with their friend
C Their opinion of their friend has changed

2 How do the speakers feel about the situation?
A resigned
B upset
C uncertain

Extract Two

You hear two radio presenters discussing a letter from a listener.
3 What is the man doing as he speaks?
justifying somebody’s hobby
B showing concern for somebody’s problem
C describing a problem in detail

4 The woman believes that the author of the letter should
A face the fact that people can be cruel.
B reassess his attitude to certain people.
C discuss the situation with his friends.

Extract Three

You hear two people discussing comedy and humour.
5 The woman believes that punchlines
A can be found in jokes that follow a certain structure.
B are usually more funny than catchphrases.
C are more accessible than inside jokes.

6 The man says that many professional comedians
A attempt to create context they can make jokes about.
B make events sound more exciting than they really were.
C find it difficult to tell made-up experiences from real ones.

Part 2


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

The Short Goodbye

The play takes place in an 7 ________ in 1950s Britain.
The protagonists were working in a company producing 8 ________.
An interesting thing about the play was that both main characters had a 9 ________.
The main characters spend much time exploring the topic of 10 ________.
The male character’s plan was to get a degree and work as a 11 ________.
The woman’s desire was to earn a living using her talent in 12 ________.
A noteworthy part of props is a 13 ________ at the front part of the stage.
Easily noticeable, 14 ________ standing at the back are another prominent feature of the play.