CAE Listening 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.
You hear part of a radio interview with a product designer called Charles Loughlan.
1 How does Charles feel about designers who put their names on products?
A He understands their basic needs.
B He is dismissive of their motives.
C He admires their business skills.
2 What does Charles suggest about a good product?
A Its appearance should reflect its function.
B It should encourage a desire to possess it.
C Its ecological impact should be considered.
You hear two friends discussing a TV interview with an actress called Celia Dent.
3 They agree that the interviewer made the mistake of
A dominating the discussion.
B asking predictable questions.
C failing to listen fully to answers.
4 The man says that certain film stars can be difficult to interview because
A they generally show a lack of spontaneity.
B they’re unwilling to reveal their true personality.
C they’re too anxious to promote their latest work.
You hear two freelance journalists talking about their work.
5 When talking about how he tackles a creative writing task, the man
A points out how easily he can assume the right frame of mind.
B tries to justify his antisocial behaviour when working.
C admits that frequent breaks can be beneficial.
6 What does the woman say about her earlier writing?
A She feels she no longer fully relates to it.
B She tends to draw on similar themes in her current work.
C She highlights the improvements she’s noticed in her work.