CAE Listening Practice Test 6 -
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Part 3

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.

Part 4

You will hear five short extracts in which people are talking about their recent experiences.

For questions 21-25, choose from the list A-H the activity each speaker is describing.

For questions 26-30, choose from the list A-H what each speaker felt about their activity.

A mountaineering
B going to the theatre
C swimming in a lake
D dining in a restaurant
E watching a football match
F fishing in a river
G wandering around a market
H attending a wedding

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[  ]

Answer Keys

Part 1
1. C  2. В  З. А  4. В  5. С  6. В

Part 2
7. seals  8. wolf  9. oasis  10. root(s)  11. seeds
12. tunnels  13. (polar) bear  14. (the) batteries

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

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