CAE Listening Practice Test 27 Printable

CAE Listening Practice Test 27 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 two people discussing a radio programme.
1. What do the people have different opinions about?
A how interesting the programme is
B the website design
C the choice of the objects in the collection

2. What does the woman like about the programme?
A the consistency of quality in the interviews
B the fact that it is educational
C the way they talk about history

Extract Two

You hear two teachers discussion student selection procedure.
3. What does the woman say about the procedure in her department?
A it could have been more efficient.
B it does not necessarily help admit the best students.
C going through the application forms is very tedious.

4. What part of the man’s suggestion worries the woman?
A if it would be any better than the current approach
B if her colleagues would like it
if the procedure would be secure

Extract Three

You hear two people discussing a project they are working on.
5. What is the project?
A putting up decorations in a room
B building an extension to a house
C renovating a room

6. Both speakers agree that
A they could learn something from this work.
B it is a relief that the work will start soon.
C the process will cause certain discomfort.

Part 2


You will hear a young Arctic explorer called James Munro talking about his work. For questions 7-14, complete the sentences.

James Munro and Greg Hamilton managed to finish an unsupported expedition through 7 ________.
According to James, the only things helping them in this expedition were 8 ________.
Both James’ parents worked as 9 ________.
James believes that his love for 10 ________ made him more interested in adventures.
The expedition to 11 ________ in 1995 fascinated James.
James admires Nansen for his breadth as he was a diplomat, an explorer as well as a 12 ________.
James is convinced that having control over one’s 13 ________ is essential for an explorer.
James believes that making use of 14 ________ is the best way for inexperienced explorers to get sponsors.