CAE Listening Practice Test 16

CAE Listening Practice Test 16

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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 will hear two people talking about a play they saw at the theatre.

1 What do we learn about the writer of the play?
A He died.
B He is dying.
C He nearly died.

2 What do the speakers agree on?
A The writer is quite predictable.
B The writer’s style has changed direction.
C The play wasn’t as funny as some of the writer’s earlier plays.

Extract Two

You will hear part of a radio interview with a trade and commerce researcher.

3 According to Pablo Jenson
A a variety of different shops tends to boost sales.
B traders that have something in common can boost each other’s sales.
C butchers are the most successful traders.

4 Jenson’s theory
A advertised for similar retailers to open shops in one particular area.
B works better for bakers and butchers than for other kinds of retailers.
C seems to have been proved to be credible.

Extract Three

You will hear a report about holiday homes in the Mediterranean.

5 The Costa de la Cruz
A is being spoiled by developers.
B is the cheapest area of Spain in which you can buy a holiday home.
C is close to Portugal.

6 According to Chris Mercer
A there is a danger that the Costa de la Cruz will lose its appeal.
B the Costa de la Cruz can be developed without the area being damaged.
C the government has put a stop to the Costa de la Cruz being developed further.

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