CAE Listening Practice Test 11

CAE Listening Practice Test 11

CAE Listening Part 3

You will hear part of an interview with two sports psychologists called Sheila Forbes and Peter Maxton. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (А, В, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.

15. Sheila explains that her role involves
A preventing players from becoming over-confident.
В responding to whatever players feel they need to improve.
C enabling players to train aggressively.
D persuading players that her techniques can really benefit them.

16. Sheila says one strategy she uses to achieve her goals is to
A encourage players to replicate good features of others’ performance.
В ask players to share with her the way they control their anxieties.
C get players to examine their effectiveness as team members.
D trace the causes of negative thinking in players.

17. Sheila and Peter both think that it’s important for sports psychologists
A to have wide experience in a range of different sports.
В not to raise false hopes about what they can achieve.
C not to become too immersed in the environment of sport.
D to adapt the decisions they make to suit individual situations.

18. What was Peter’s reaction to his deteriorating sporting performance as a student?
A He felt disappointed at the lack of relevant help available.
В He redoubled his efforts to succeed despite failing health.
C He became desperate to uncover the source of his problem.
D He switched to what he felt were easier sports to succeed in.

19. What does Peter dislike about his job?
A needing always to be creative in his choice of techniques
В having constantly to work in different environments
C being criticised for ineffective working methods
D feeling he has to justify his achievements to others

20. When talking about their profession, Shelia and Peter agree that
A it’s slowly establishing its place in player development.
В it isn’t attracting the right kind of people.
C its profile needs to be raised among the general public.
D it has a poorly-developed career structure.

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