CAE Listening Practice Test 19

CAE Listening Practice Test 19

CAE Listening Part 3

You will hear an interview with an archaeologist called Julian Radwinter. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (А, В, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.

15 Julian links his teenage archaeology interest to
A a desire to please his father.
B his natural sense of curiosity.
C a need to make some spare money.
D his unhappiness with farm life.

16 What aspect of archaeology still excites Julian today?
A the methodical nature of much of the work
B the pleasure of solving ancient mysteries
C the chance to accurately assess the age of objects with precise tools
D the process of theorising with little information available

17 Julian believes that the way people see archaeology
A fails to acknowledge its scientific value.
B has been given a negative image by popular media.
C doesn’t  show the gradual nature of the research process.
D has tended to concentrate on the physical hardships involved.

18 How does Julian feel about his current research post?
A He regrets having relatively few opportunities to travel.
B He wishes his colleagues would take it more seriously.
C He admits that the problems can get him down.
D He suggests that it is relatively cost effective.

19 What does Julian hope to show as a result of his current research?
A population levels in England in different periods
B the length of time certain villages have existed
C how wider trends affected local communities
D the range of ancient agricultural methods

20 Julian’s project on humour in archaeology aims to
A celebrate an otherwise unrecorded aspect of archaeologists’ lives.
B compare archaeological findings with anecdotal evidence.
C compile a list of jokes about archaeology.
D make archaeological reports more accessible to non-specialists.

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