CAE Listening Practice Tests

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Below is a number of CAE Listening Practice Tests. Complete a test and get a score (out of 210) and your CAE Listening grade. All of the tests have answer keys and tapescripts with explanations. Practice online, print it or save in PDF. These listening tests are perfect for self-preparation!

If you want to take tests home for offline use (save them in PDF or print them) have a look at this list of print-friendly CAE Listening tests.

To learn more about the tricks and techniques to help you score higher check CAE Listening article which explains this part of the exam and gives some advice on how to approach the task.

CAE Listening Practice Test 1

CAE Listening Practice Test 1

The old, print-friendly test CAE Listening Part 1 You will hear three different extracts. For questions 1-6, choose the answer ...
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CAE Listening Practice Test 2

CAE Listening Practice Test 2

The old, print-friendly test CAE Listening Part 1 You will hear three different extracts. For questions 1-6, choose the answer ...
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CAE Listening Practice Test 3

CAE Listening Practice Test 3

The old, print-friendly test CAE Listening Part 1 You will hear three different extracts. For questions 1-6, choose the answer ...
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CAE Listening Practice Test 4

CAE Listening Practice Test 4

The old, print-friendly test CAE Listening Part 1 You will hear three different extracts. For questions 1-6, choose the answer ...
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CAE Listening Practice Test 5

CAE Listening Practice Test 5

The old, print-friendly test CAE Listening Part 1 You will hear three different extracts. For questions 1-6, choose the answer ...
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CAE Listening Practice Test 6

CAE Listening Practice Test 6

The old, print-friendly test CAE Listening Part 1 You will hear three different extracts. For questions 1-6, choose the answer ...
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CAE Listening Practice Test 7

CAE Listening Practice Test 7

The old, print-friendly test CAE Listening Part 1 You will hear three different extracts. For questions 1-6, choose the answer ...
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CAE Listening Practice Test 8

CAE Listening Practice Test 8

The old, print-friendly test CAE Listening Part 1 You will hear three different extracts. For questions 1-6, choose the answer ...
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CAE Listening Practice Test 9

CAE Listening Practice Test 9

The old, print-friendly test CAE Listening Part 1 You will hear three different extracts. For questions 1-6, choose the answer ...
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CAE Listening Practice Test 10

CAE Listening Practice Test 10

The old, print-friendly test CAE Listening Part 1 You will hear three different extracts. For questions 1-6, choose the answer ...
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CAE Listening Practice Test 11

CAE Listening Practice Test 11

The old, print-friendly test CAE Listening Part 1 You will hear three different extracts. For questions 1-6, choose the answer ...
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CAE Listening Practice Test 12

The old, print-friendly test CAE Listening Part 1 You will hear three different extracts. For questions 1-6, choose the answer ...
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CAE Listening Practice Test 13

CAE Listening Practice Test 13

The old, print-friendly test CAE Listening Part 1 You will hear three different extracts. For questions 1-6, choose the answer ...
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CAE Listening Practice Test 14

CAE Listening Practice Test 14

The old, print-friendly test CAE Listening Part 1 You will hear three different extracts. For questions 1-6, choose the answer ...
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CAE Listening Practice Test 15

CAE Listening Practice Test 15

The old, print-friendly test CAE Listening Part 1 You will hear three different extracts. For questions 1-6, choose the answer ...
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14 thoughts on “CAE Listening Practice Tests”

  1. very grateful for these exercises, they were a big help, I wish I can have them in a pen drive, thanks a lot.

  2. Thanks for this free entertainment, I’m very grateful too, that’s a good preparation for CAE exam, wish it’ll do on the 19th of may !!!

  3. It was very useful very much! Thank you very much indeed! The last two were harder for me because they are faster and they don’t have tapescripts. Initially, I was encouraged by my good results, but the two last tests have shown me my real level. irinazykova2013@gmail.com

  4. Irina, don’t get discouraged by occasional mistakes. CAE Listening tests can vary in difficulty, and it is only natural to get different results throughout the tests. Remember — the more you practice, the better your results get — that’s inevitable. Good luck and thanks for your feedback!

  5. Guys, your exercises are amazing, really helpful. Really hope to get C1, I practice with your tasks every day.
    Thanks.
    XOXO
    Yana

  6. Please, post the tapescript of test number 9 and 10, underlining the sentences that give the informations to choose the correct answer. It is very helpful since in my case, I look for all the words that I don´t know in the dictionary, and sometimes I realize that I know some words but I don´t recognize them when pronounced.

    In adittion, would be great if you upload more listening test, because is very hard to find test on the Internet, specially with a good interface and with answers and tapescript. The quality of the exercises and the audio are fantastic.

    Thanks and I hope you take on account my request!

  7. Hi! I noticed a couple of mistakes in your Listening Practice Tests.
    The first one is in Test 8 part 4 (29. Speaker 4). My answer was “C” and it labeled it as wrong, but when I go to “Answer keys” it says that the correct one is C!
    The second mistake I noticed is in Listening Practice Test 4, part 4. The tasks are in disaccordance with the listening and the answers. It says:
    For questions 21-25, choose from the list A-H the problem each person encounters. Instead, it should be: each speakers occupation.
    For questions 26-30, choose from the list A-H each person’s current feeling. It should be: each speaker’s aim for the future.
    For both tasks the answers are correct though.

    Apart from these two mistakes, I wanted to thank you for uploading these files and exercises for us, so we can practice and improve our marks on the day of the exam 🙂

  8. Svetlana, thank you very much for your input! I have corrected the inaccuracies you’ve listed. I can’t stress enough the importance of your feedback. Oh, and good luck with your CAE exam!

  9. Thanks a lot for sharing this material with us. It has been an enormous help!
    I have a question, though. Is the test scored by a computer? The reason I’m asking this is because a student, in one of her answers, put ‘ages’ instead of ‘group ages’; and the answer was marked as wrong. Then she asked me if in the test she would get no points at all even if her answer was very close to the right-marked answer.
    Thanks a lot for you help! Sorry about my English, I’m still learning.

  10. Hello Ruth, hope you’re having a great day!
    I believe you are referring to CAE Listening Practice Test 7, Part 2. In CAE Listening you get 1 point for each correct answer – in all four parts. Naturally there are no half points, so if you get it slightly wrong you do not score a point. Some of the answer give you a certain freedom, like in question eight from the same test: student and university student are both acceptable.
    Now to the difference between ‘ages’ and ‘age groups’ from the task – you should not change the word you hear in the recording. Here is the extract in question: But in the USA, skydiving is a hobby that has been taken up by people from all age groups. As you can see, answering ‘ages’ would mean changing the original phrasing. Even though grammatically it is perfectly fine to say ‘people from all ages’, it is always preferable to stick to the original way.
    I hope I made things more clear to you! Oh, and your English is perfect, I wouldn’t worry about it 😉

  11. Hi, I believe the first question in Practice test 11 is wrong, because it is excatly the same of Practice test 10
    Thanks a lot for sharing this material!

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