CAE Listening Practice Test 26 printable

CAE Listening Practice Test 26 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 overhear a man and a woman discussing a news item about the Oxford English Dictionary.
1. What is the new information about the dictionary?
A They have discontinued work on the new edition.
B The digital version has much higher sales figures.
C The printed version might not get released.

2. What is woman’s opinion of the change?
A it indicates that people lose interest in the language.
B it is nothing to worry about.
C it means that the books are getting less popular.

Extract Two

You hear two people talking about a car journey.
3. What distressed the man most?
A looking for a parking spot
B backing up down a narrow street
C finding the right address

4. What is woman’s reaction to man’s story?
A She is angry because he didn’t listen to her.
B She is sorry she couldn’t help him.
C She is impressed with the way he managed to deal with the problem.

Extract Three

You hear two people discussing a report.
5. How are the speakers related?
A They are two colleagues
B They are a client and a freelancer
C They are a boss and a subordinate

6. According to the woman, what is the problem with the paper?
A different kind of work has to be done.
B it has been done too quickly.
C it has not been proof-read.

Part 2


You will hear a woman share her experience of losing a job and how it transformed her life. For questions 7-14, complete the sentences.

Lara had been working as a 7 ________ before she was made redundant.
As soon as she returned to work after recovering from 8 ________ she found out that she had lost her job.
She decided to travel to 9 ________ as soon as she became unemployed.
Lara chose to focus on getting better at 10 ________ when she came back from the trip.
Lara enjoyed watching the 11 ________ during the time she worked for a holiday company.
Lara realised how 12 ________ her life was previously.
Lara suggests that one shouldn’t 13 ________ if the suddenly find themselves unemployed.
Lara feels 14 ________ towards her former employers.