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CAE Listening Practice Test 8 Printable

Part 3

You will hear part of a radio programme in which two people, Sally White and Martin Jones, are discussing the popularity of audio books. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (А, В, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.

15 Sally feels that the main advantage of audio books is that they
A encourage children to read more
В make more books accessible to children
C save parents from having to read to children
D are read by experienced actors

16 What does Martin say about the woman who came into his shop?
A She no longer worries about long journeys
В Her children used to argue about what to listen to
C She no longer takes her children to France
D Her children don’t like staying in hotels

17 Martin says that in the USA there is a demand for audio books because people there
A were the first to obtain audio books
В have to drive long distances
C are used to listening to the spoken word on the radio
D feel that they do not have time to read books

18 Sally says that authors may record their own books on tape if
A their book has just been published
В they want it read a certain way
C they have already read extracts from it aloud
D there are no suitable actors available

19 According to Sally, successful abridgements depend on
A their closeness to the original
В the length of the original
C the style of the author
D the type of story

20 Martin feels that unabridged versions
A are better than abridgements
В can be too expensive
C contain too much detail
D are becoming more popular

Part 4

You will hear five short extracts in which people are talking about starting a business.

For questions 21-25, choose from the list A-H the reason each speaker gives for starting a business.

For questions 26-30, choose from the list A-H the comment each speaker makes about their business.

A careers advice
B redundancy
C family relocation
D taking early retirement
E a newly discovered skill
F an idea in an article
G a disagreement at work
H a friend’s advice

Speaker 1 21 [  ]

Speaker 2 22 [  ]

Speaker 3 23 [  ] 

Speaker 4 24 [  ]

Speaker 5 25 [  ]

A It has made a lot of money
B It fills a gap in the market
C It has added variety to life
D It was difficult to begin with
E It is lonely and exhausting
F It provides little social contact
G It is causing family problems
H It has meant a lot of travelling
Speaker 1 26[  ]

Speaker 2 27[  ]

Speaker 3 28[  ]

Speaker 4 29[  ]

Speaker 5 30[  ]

Answer Keys

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

Part 2
7. Greeks  8. design  9. public libraries  10. time, motivation (in either order)
11. weekend workshop  12. puzzles  13. soap dishes  14. chests of drawers

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

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