CAE Listening Practice Test 26 Printable -
CAE Listening Practice Test 26 printable

CAE Listening Practice Test 26 Printable

Part 3

You will hear two students discussing an article about a female that went to space. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (А, В, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.

15 Both speakers think that an astronaut
A is a profession only people of certain personality can have.
B is not something they would want to do.
C is something nobody expects a woman to be.
D is a very demanding occupation.

16 The woman is fond of Ellen Ochoa because
A she knows how to describe her experiences well.
B how hard she worked to make her childhood dream a reality.
C her knowledge in scientific and technical domain.
D her attitude to people she worked with.

17 The man was surprised that one of the requirements to become an astronaut is
A to be an experienced pilot.
B to have a particular degree.
C to be of certain height.
D to do well in sports.

18 What part of Ellen’s life interests the woman most?
A being outside of a spaceship
B working in mission control
C dealing with various difficulties
D operating in weightlessness

19 The man regrets that not enough attention was given to
A the unpleasant aspects of being an astronaut.
B the experiments conducted in space.
C the way our planet looks from orbit.
D the social dynamics of the crew.

20 Both speakers are not determined to
A include Ellen Ochoa story in their university project.
B conduct a research about the first people in space.
C dive deeper into the current situation of space discovery.
D visit a talk dedicated to space and astronauts’ portrayal in various media.

Part 4

You will hear five short extracts in which people are talking about places they live in.

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

For questions 26-30, choose from the list A-H the reason why each speaker decided to move there.

A in a houseboat
B in a top-floor flat
C in an old cottage
D in a house with friends
E in a student hostel
F in a relative’s home
G in accommodation provided by their job
H in a basement flat



Speaker 1 21 [ ]

Speaker 2 22 [ ]

Speaker 3 23 [ ]

Speaker 4 24 [ ]

Speaker 5 25 [ ]

A it was fairly inexpensive
B it had good transport infrastructure
C the location was quiet
D the view from there
E proximity to leisure facilities
F it was ready to be rented
G it had a lot of space
H it was nicely decorated

Speaker 1 26[ ]

Speaker 2 27[ ]

Speaker 3 28[ ]

Speaker 4 29[ ]

Speaker 5 30[ ]

Answer Keys

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

Part 2
7. lawyer 8. flu 9. Central America 10. skiing
11. sunrise(s) 12. ordinary 13. panic 14. gratitude

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

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