CAE Listening Practice Test 24 Printable

CAE Listening Practice Test 24 Printable

Part 3

You will hear a radio interview about meals and consuming food. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (А, В, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.

15 Heston gives the example of eating with plastic utensils
A because many listeners might be able to relate to this situation.
B because it evokes the memories of eating food.
C to illustrate poor experience of consuming food.
D to show factors that contribute to the experience of eating.

16 What aspect of taste does Heston bring up?
A Fat is taste just like any other.
B There is a difference between taste and flavour.
C Smell is a vital part of taste.
D As we age, we gradually lose our taste.

17 The salt experiment shows that
A you can feel the taste of something you can’t smell.
B smell as one the senses is the least powerful.
C you can enjoy food better if you don’t smell it.
D food flavour can change as you eat it.

18 The wine-tasting example shows that
A some colours are likely to be more attractive.
B food or drink that looks good will seem to taste better.
C senses can influence one another heavily.
D some sommeliers are better at tasting wine.

19 What is Heston’s opinion on the bitter taste?
A It can misguide and create the impression of being dangerous.
B It is the reason why people like certain food.
C The approach to it can evolve with time.
D People misunderstand the purpose of this taste.

20 The problem of the cabbage dish is
A the way it looks.
B its taste.
C the unusual combination of flavours.
D the recipe couldn’t be changed.

Part 4

You will hear five short extracts in which people are talking about celebrities and other prominent people.

TASK ONE
For questions 21-25, choose from the list A-H who each speaker is talking about.

TASK TWO
For questions 26-30, choose from the list A-H each speaker’s
view of the person.

A a coach
B a novelist
C a sportsman
D a journalist
E a businessman
F a TV newsreader
G a politician
H an actor

Speaker 1 21 [ ]

Speaker 2 22 [ ]

Speaker 3 23 [ ]

Speaker 4 24 [ ]

Speaker 5 25 [ ]

A scary
B underrated
C amusing
D unintelligent
E weird
F sincere
G lucky
H unpredictable
Speaker 1 26[ ]

Speaker 2 27[ ]

Speaker 3 28[ ]

Speaker 4 29[ ]

Speaker 5 30[ ]

Answer Keys

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

Part 2
7. industrial city 8. car engines 9. regional accent 10. social attitudes
11. lawyer 12. art 13. piano 14. bookshelves

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

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