CAE Listening Practice Test 17

CAE Listening Practice Test 17

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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 problem at work.

1 What is the man’s problem?
A Nobody will listen to his complaints at work.
B There is friction between him and a colleague.
C He’s fallen out with his boss.

2 What does the woman think?
A He needs to approach the problem in a different way.
B He has to accept that there will be problems in any office.
C He is the main cause of all the office problems.

Extract Two

You will hear two people talking about how the woman got her job.

3 What were Janet’s expectations of the recruitment fair?
A She was hoping to get some ideas for a career.
B She was sure that someone would offer her a job in Public Relations.
C She had incorrect preconceptions as to what she would gain from it.

4 How did Paul gain from the recruitment fair?
A He passed an interview there and got a job.
B He impressed someone who then recommended him for a job.
C He applied for several jobs there and was successful.

Extract Three

You will hear two people talking about the man’s job as a prison officer.

5 What does the man say about his job?
A You need to have a degree to get a promotion.
B If you want a promotion you will have to go into management.
C it’s a career that offers incentives for industrious people.

6 What is the woman’s opinion of the man?
A He is both courageous and mad.
B He must have a cruel side to him.
C His desire to get a promotion is more important than anything else

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