CAE Listening Practice Test 25 printable

CAE Listening Practice Test 25 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 part of a news radio programme
1 What are the people discussing?
A a fire
B floods
C an earthquake

2 What is the purpose of the discussion?
A to prevents listeners from going to the place
B to get donations for the people affected by the situation
C to provide factual information about the current state of emergency

Extract Two

You hear two people sharing their experience of a meeting.
3 Both speakers agree that
A the leaving colleague cause lower profits for the company.
B their colleague’s decision to leave came as a surprise
C working without the leaving colleague is going to be less enjoyable

4 What is the speakers’ attitude towards their work?
A It lacks variety.
B It is too physically taxing.
C It can cause emotional strain.

Extract Three

You hear a conversation between an actress and a photographer
5 What is the aim of the man?
A to apologise
B to convince
C to clarify

6 What is the actresses attitude to the conversation?
A embarrassment
B surprise
C impatience

Part 2


You will hear part of an interview with a musician. For questions 7-14, complete the sentences.

Alex and his band

Alex is a part of a band with the name 7 ________.
The country Alex grew up in is 8 ________.
When Alex first saw his wife, he thought she looked beautiful and 9 ________.
What makes Alex and his band different from other groups is that they are completely 10 ________.
The group uses an old 11 ________ as their recording studio.
Alex uses the word 12 ________ to describe the style of their music.
The newest album of their band is called 13 ________.
The latest album songs explore the theme of 14 ________.