CAE Listening Practice Test 18

CAE Listening Practice Test 18

CAE Listening Part 3

You will hear an interview in which two professional set designers share their experience of working in the theatre. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (А, В, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.

15 Neil first decided to become a set designer when
A the first time he went to the theater with his parents.
B at his drama course at university.
C he was asked to help out on a student production.
D he gave up on his childhood dream of becoming an actor.

16 What does Neil say about working as an assistant set designer?
A He did it because he was in need on money.
B He believed it would help him find new professional connections.
C He was too young to take full advantage of it at first.
D He appreciated the opportunity to get some practical experience.

17 Viviene believes that when you start working on a new production, the most important aspect is
A establishing a working relationship with the director.
B agreeing on how much you want to change the scenery.
C having genuine interest in the play.
D trying some sketches beforehand.

18 Why does Vivienne prefer simultaneous work on several productions?
A She finds that it stimulates her creativity.
B She believes that it makes more sense financially.
C It means she doesn’t have to be on all opening nights.
D It helps her get her mind off problems in other productions.

19 Vivienne doesn’t share Neil’s opinion that reviews are
A something set designers shouldn’t be too worried about.
B can be unreasonably critical or biased towards a designer’s set.
C annoying whenever the set isn’t mentioned in it.
D flattering when the set is specifically mentioned

20 What is Neil’s opinion about designing sets for films?
A He feels that it is less artistically stimulating than work for theater.
B He is looking forward to working on a high-budget film.
C He is still trying to come up with a unique approach.
D He doubts that he is qualified enough to perform this kind of job.

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