CAE Listening Practice Test 27 Printable

CAE Listening Practice Test 27 Printable

Part 3

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

15. The reason Adam tries to keep in touch with amateur colleagues is
A he believes that they can teach him something.
B he sees himself as amateur in some ways.
C he finds pleasure in sharing his experience.
D he was helped when he himself was a beginner.

16. Adam sees professional ethics as
A responsible use of technology.
B respecting other photographers’ needs.
C honesty about the way shots were made.
D prioritising the needs of the subjects.

17. What does Adam say about knowledge of wildlife?
A it is has equal importance to technical competence.
B There is an abundance of literature to give sufficient knowledge to aspiring photographers.
C Knowing about wildlife results in taking better pictures.
D Knowledge of technology is more important than that of wildlife.

18. Mentioning recent shooting of bird species called ‘Great Crested Grebes’, Adam says that
A he researched the way the bird behaves beforehand.
B he chose his clothing carefully.
C he tried his best to approach the bird’s nest as close as possible.
D he made sure he didn’t disturb the birds.

19. Adam concedes that he switched to digital from analog photography because
A it was more advanced technically.
B it was more financially viable.
C it was easier to carry it around.
D it was more simple to use.

20. What is Adam’s attitude to getting the first prize in the competition?
A he is grateful for the sizeable price
B he is happy because the winning pictures hold special meaning to him
C he feels lucky because he believes other people’s pictures were better
D he feels pride for having his works chosen over other’s

Part 4

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

For questions 21-25, choose from the list A-H the place each speaker keeps the possession.

For questions 26-30, choose from the list A-H what makes the possession so valuable

A in a bedroom cupboard
B in their desk at work
C on their living room wall
D in a kitchen drawer
E on a bookcase in their study
F beside their bed
G in the hall of their flat
H on a kitchen shelf




Speaker 1 21 [ ]

Speaker 2 22 [ ]

Speaker 3 23 [ ]

Speaker 4 24 [ ]

Speaker 5 25 [ ]

A it was a present from
someone special.
B it is the work of a friend.
C it is worth a lot of money.
D it reminds them of their
E It seems to bring them luck.
F it has an unusual beauty.
G it has an historic value.
H It was given to them on a
special occasion.
Speaker 1 26[ ]

Speaker 2 27[ ]

Speaker 3 28[ ]

Speaker 4 29[ ]

Speaker 5 30[ ]

Answer Keys

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

Part 2
7. Greenland 8. kites 9. architects 10. kayaking
11. (the) North Pole 12. geologist 13. mind(s) 14. networking

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

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