CAE Listening Practice Test 25 printable

CAE Listening Practice Test 25 Printable

Part 3

You will hear part of an interview with a writer. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (А, В, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.

15 What was Jessica writing about at first?
A travelling tips for young people
B teenage film reviews
C humorous poetry
D local news outtakes

16 According to Jessica, what is the most challenging aspect of writing?
A finding the right words to share her ideas
B being in a hurry to travel to different places
C the pressure to have work done on time
D quickly familiarising yourself with the place

17 What is most enjoyable about her work?
A the chance to see all kinds of places
B meeting all the different people
C the joy of completing an article
D keeping in touch with her fellow writers

18 Apart from writing, what other experience does Jessica have?
A promoting consumer goods
B selling make-up goods
C working as a tour guide
D working at an airline company

19 What does Jessica advice to other aspiring travel writers?
A develop your own original style of writing
B find a place that few people have written about before
C find a different angle to approach your topic from
D write with a specific type of reader in mind

20 What are Jessica’s plans for the future?
A She intends to continue travelling.
B She plans to do more TV presenting.
C She dreams about starting a travel agency.
D She wishes to try a different approach to writing.

Part 4


You will hear five short extracts in which people are talking about their jobs.

For questions 21-25, choose from the list A-H the place where each speaker works

For questions 26-30, choose from the list A-H the reason why each speaker likes their job

A hotel
B university
C railway station
D supermarket
E hospital
F travel agency
G airport
H library

Speaker 1 21 [ ]

Speaker 2 22 [ ]

Speaker 3 23 [ ]

Speaker 4 24 [ ]

Speaker 5 25 [ ]

A amusing colleagues
B can be creative
C good holiday entitlement
D convenient location
E flexible working hours
F opportunities for promotion
G varied responsibilities
H helps a variety of people
Speaker 1 26[ ]

Speaker 2 27[ ]

Speaker 3 28[ ]

Speaker 4 29[ ]

Speaker 5 30[ ]

Answer Keys

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

Part 2
7. storm clouds 8. Canada 9. unusual 10. self-funded
11. (disusesd) church 12. romantic 13. Shadows 14. childhood

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

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