You will hear a radio interview with the gardening experts Jed and Helena Stone. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (А, В, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.
15 How does Helena feel about the use of Jed’s name for their joint business?
A occasionally frustrated that her contribution goes unnoticed
В amused that they have a name people tend to remember
C appreciative of the respect that the name has brought her
D irritated by the fact that Jed is more of a celebrity than she is
16 What is Jed’s attitude to his public profile?
A He likes the fact that complete strangers often want to talk to him.
В He’s unhappy that it prevents him doing everyday activities.
C He enjoys it more now than he did when he was younger.
D He’s proud of the way it reflects his achievements.
17 How did Helena feel about her work on The Travel Show?
A She would have enjoyed it more in different circumstances.
В It was convenient for her to be away from the house then.
C It was a welcome alternative to manual work.
D She felt obliged to do it at that particular time.
18 What gave Jed the incentive to make a jewel garden?
A He wanted to realise a long-held ambition.
В He had led people to believe that it already existed.
C He wanted to show pictures of it at a gardening event.
D He was inspired by the illustrations at a talk he attended.
19 What explanation does Helena give for the name of the garden?
A It provided a useful framework for the project.
В It was a response to the bright colours they wanted there.
C It allowed them to experiment with a wide range of options.
D It was meant to inspire them to embrace unconventional ideas.
20 Jed says that, for him, the name ‘jewel garden’ is
A a reminder of the value of creativity.
В an appropriate one for something so beautiful.
C a positive way of combining both past and present.
D a way of explaining his philosophy of design to people.
You will hear five short extracts in which people are talking about their recent experiences.
For questions 26-30, choose from the list A-H what each speaker felt about their activity.
Speaker 1 21 [ ]
Speaker 2 22 [ ]
Speaker 3 23 [ ]
Speaker 4 24 [ ]
Speaker 5 25 [ ]
|A It was disappointing|
B It was confusing
C It was uneventful
D It was overcrowded
E It was frightening
F It was unusual
G It was amusing
H It was exhausting
Speaker 1 26[ ]
Speaker 2 27[ ]
Speaker 3 28[ ]
Speaker 4 29[ ]
Speaker 5 30[ ]
1. C 2. В З. А 4. В 5. С 6. В
7. seals 8. wolf 9. oasis 10. root(s) 11. seeds
12. tunnels 13. (polar) bear 14. (the) batteries
15. A 16. D 17. D 18. В 19. A 20. C
21. G 22. A 23. E 24. D 25. C
26. D 27. A 28. C 29. F 30. H