CAE Listening Practice Test 5 Printable and PDF version

CAE Listening Practice Test 5 Printable

Part 3

You will hear part of an interview with a man called Tony Elliott who founded a magazine called Time Out. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (А, В, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear

15 Tony says that Time Out was unlike other publications in 1968 because
A it was written by one person.
В information was more accurate.
C it had a comprehensive list of events.
D it was in the form of a magazine.

16 What experience did Tony have of publishing?
A He had worked for What’s On.
В He had written numerous articles.
C He had transformed an existing magazine.
D He had started a student magazine.

17 Why did Tony leave university?
A He wanted to go to France.
В He didn’t have time to study.
C He had failed his French examinations.
D He had found an alternative career.

18 According to Tony, what led to the magazine becoming a weekly?
A some market research
В the quantity of information
C technical improvements
D external pressure

19 Tony says the big publishers were not interested in this type of magazine because
A it was popular with students.
В it was considered too expensive.
C it came out too frequently.
D it threatened their publications.

20 Tony says that, compared to 1968, people who buy Time Out today are
A more intelligent and active.
В more likely to be parents.
C more or less the same age.
D more mature and professional

Part 4

You will hear five short extracts in which people are talking about things that have recently happened to them at work.

For questions 21-25, choose from the list A-H what each speaker is talking about.

For questions 26-30, choose from the list A-H the main feeling each speaker is expressing.

A receiving an unwelcome visitor
B being blamed for something
C making a terrible mistake
D receiving an unexpected offer
E doing something uncharacteristic
F resolving a misunderstanding
G avoiding an argument
H changing an opinion of someone

Speaker 1 21 [  ]

Speaker 2 22 [  ]

Speaker 3 23 [  ] 

Speaker 4 24 [  ]

Speaker 5 25 [  ]

A amusement
B anger
C guilt
D confusion
E resignation
F shock
G suspicion
H sadness

Speaker 1 26[  ]

Speaker 2 27[  ]

Speaker 3 28[  ]

Speaker 4 29[  ]

Speaker 5 30[  ]

Answer Keys

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

Part 2
7. freedom, achievement (in either order)  8. adventure sports  9. mental preparation
10. ice (fall)  11. perfume  12. toothbrush  13. satisfaction  14. Aiming High

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

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

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