CAE Listening Practice Test 12

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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.

Extract One

You hear two friends talking about online privacy.

1 Why does the man mention his uncle?
A to criticise his attitude to technology
B to challenge a recommendation made by the woman
C to illustrate the power of the media

2 They agree that modern technology
A makes little difference to the accessibility of personal information.
B is less invasive than some people suggest.
C will continue to reduce people’s privacy.

Extract Two

You hear two trainee chefs discussing the issue of food waste.

3 What does the woman think about her boss’s ideas?
A She’s surprised at his forward-looking attitude.
B She’s dismissive of his attention to detail.
C She’s concerned about his generosity towards customers.

4 In reacting to the woman’s comments, the man reveals that he is
A determined to change practices at his own workplace.
B unsure about the facts she is presenting to him.
C doubtful whether his chef would accept new ideas.

Extract Three

You hear two students talking about an experiment into the way people perceive time.

5 The woman thinks the experiment was important because
A it provided unexpected results.
B it presented a great physical challenge.
C it raised public awareness of the subject.

6 She believes celebrating special events
A convinces people that time passes more quickly.
B provides people with pleasant memories.
C gives people a sense of structure when recalling the past.

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