CAE Listening Practice Test 17

CAE Listening Practice Test 17

CAE Listening Part 3

You will hear part of a radio interview with an economist. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (А, В, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.

15 According to the Fawcett Society,
A women would need to work into their eighties to earn as much money as men.
B good qualifications aren’t necessarily rewarded with high wages.
C women will never earn as much as men.
D more women have degrees than men.

16 What is said about careers advice in schools?
A it has been improved but it is still inadequate.
B It is now quite good for girls but boys are being neglected.
C There is no advice for girls that are ambitious.
D Girls are always encouraged not to be ambitious.

17 According to Jim,
A women are to blame for not insisting on higher wages.
B new government policies have solved most of the problems.
C there is nothing more the government can do.
D women shouldn’t necessarily be encouraged to change their choice of career

18 A London School of Economics report showed that
A women who worked part-time found it difficult to get a full-time job later on.
B after having children, women find it harder to earn as much money as men.
C women find it hard to find a job after having children.
D most women want a full-time job after having a child.

19 What does the ‘stuffed shirt’ policy mean?
A Women are being forced to choose between family commitments and work.
B Only men can have part-time senior positions
C Women don’t get the opportunity to train for high-powered jobs.
D No woman can have a senior position.

20 Jim seems to believe that
A women should stay at home and look after their children.
B women now earn as much money as men in the workplace.
C women have been disadvantaged by outdated work ethics.
D having children w ill soon be an advantage for working women.

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