CAE Listening Practice Test 9 Printable

CAE Listening Practice Test 9 Printable and PDF version

Part 3

You will hear an interview with a woman called Amy Marties, who works as a choreographer, creating dance performances for live shows. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (А, В, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.

15 Amy traces her decision to become a choreographer back to
A the advice of her first dance teacher
В her need to express herself through movement
C the emphasis placed on dance in her primary school
D her failure to reach a high level of sporting achievement

16 Amy feels that, above all, a good choreographer is one who
A remains in touch with the everyday feelings of dancers
В keeps dancers motivated during long tiring sessions
C has experience of appearing on stage as a dancer
D is able to join in with the dancing itself if necessary

17 When she’s creating a new dance, Amy
A finds it easier to work directly with a composer
В prefers to be given clear constraints to work within
C keeps an open mind about how a piece might develop
D accepts that some of her ideas will prove to be unpopular

18 In her work as a choreographer, Amy aims to
A challenge the audience’s ideas about what dance is
В feel that she is conveying a message to the audience
C thrill the audience with some cutting-edge dance techniques
D draw the audience’s attention away from other elements in the show

19 When asked about choosing dancers to work with, Amy says she
A relies on the expertise top professionals bring to the creative process
В accepts the need to accommodate the feelings of sensitive people
C finds those with less experience an easier proposition
D likes to help those she has previously taught

20 When she’s working on a new production of a well-known piece, Amy
A tries to build on the work of those who have gone before
В is aware of the need to update the ideas in a play
C is annoyed if people make unfair comparisons
D remains faithful to her usual guiding principles

Part 4

You will hear five short extracts in which people are talking about how they gave up office jobs to do other types of work.

TASK ONE
For questions 21-25, choose from the list A-H what made each speaker decide to give up office work.

TASK TWO
For questions 26-30, choose from the list A-H what each
speaker likes best about their present job.

A poor motivation
B lack of exercise
C the regular hours
D limited contact with people
E overcrowded workplace
F dull colleagues
G few career prospects
H stressful deadlines

Speaker 1 21 [ ]

Speaker 2 22 [ ]

Speaker 3 23 [ ]

Speaker 4 24 [ ]

Speaker 5 25 [ ]

A being my own boss
B feeling appreciated by clients
C being able to offer advice
D feeling respected for my skills
E being fully qualified
F feeling committed to the work
G being relatively well paid
H being able to help others

Speaker 1 26[ ]

Speaker 2 27[ ]

Speaker 3 28[ ]

Speaker 4 29[ ]

Speaker 5 30[ ]

Answer Keys

Part 1
1. A 2. C 3. A 4. C 5. С 6. В

Part 2
7. Arabic 8. 21/twenty-one 9. (the) wind 10. shoulders
11. smell 12. (little) mice 13. feathers 14. bottle caps/bottle tops

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

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

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