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CAE Listening Practice Test 8 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 part of an interview with a broadcaster who is talking about a series of programmes he presented about landscape painting.

1 Why did he decide to include a picture by a politician?
A to point out how painting helps people in different ways
В to show some interesting points about styles of painting
C to stress that amateur art can equal professional painting

2 How does he feel about the process of drawing?
A The activity relaxes him
В He is ashamed of the results
C Concentrating on it is exciting

Extract Two
You hear an amateur pilot called Gina Nesbit talking about doing aerobatics in her small plane.

3 What does Gina find hard about learning new aerobatic movements?
A It is difficult to practise without any instructions
В Trying out some of them makes her feel sick at first
C She can get nervous flying the plane unaccompanied

4 What gives Gina most pleasure when taking part in competitions?
A the relief she feels after completing a sequence of actions
В the satisfaction of knowing she has performed accurately
C the pride she takes in preparing as thoroughly as possible

Extract Three
You overhear a chef called George talking to a friend about his daily routine.

5 What does George appreciate most about riding a motorbike?
A It allows him to avoid the traffic jams on the way to work
В It reminds him of when he was a teenager
C It gives him some time for himself

6 Which is George’s favourite object in his house?
A the kitchen table
В the shower
C the cooker

Part 2

You will hear an art teacher called Rosa Weston giving a talk about making mosaics – works of art that are made out of small pieces of glass and stone. For questions 7-14, complete the sentences.

Making mosaics

Rosa feels that the real experts in mosaics were the 7 ________.
Rosa says that the greatest changes have occurred in the 8 ________ of mosaics.
Until recently, modern mosaics were mostly found in 9 ________ and swimming pools.
Rosa says that the process of making mosaics calls for both 10 ________ and ________.
Most students attend what’s called a 11 ________ as part of their course.
Rosa admits that making mosaics can be compared to doing 12 ________.
Rosa gives the example of ashtrays and 13 ________ as objects that are now being made using mosaics.
Rosa has even considered putting a mosaic border on 14 ________.
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  1. Hello Fatimah, thanks for pointing that out. We were using PrintFriendly extension in the past, we are currently processing all tests to be downloadable as PDFs, hopefully they will be available by the end of this week.
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