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.
You overhear two friends, John and Diane, discussing holiday plans.
1 John thinks Diane’s indecision about the holiday is
A unreasonable in view of her financial position
B surprising since her holiday is well overdue
C understandable given how much money is involved
2 How does Diane feel about the prospect of a break from work?
A nervous that her boss will regret promoting her
B worried that staff will take advantage of her absence
C doubtful whether she can clear her backlog of work in time
You overhear two friends discussing a new film.
3 Why has the film been refused a certificate allowing it to be shown to children?
A The soundtrack makes it too frightening in places
B The plot is too psychologically complex
C The opening images are too violent
4 The friends agree that the original story on which the film is based
A is written in a rather unusual style
B gives a convincing portrayal of a historical character
C manages to keep the reader in suspense until the end
You hear an interview with the architect Ingrid Chapman, who is talking about an office building she has recently designed.
5 What does Ingrid think is the best feature of the new building?
A the amount of light that comes in
B the space she has created for staff interaction
C the way each floor has its own facilities
6 What does she suggest companies with outdated office buildings should do?
A employ her to design a more modern building
B ask staff what kind of workplace they would like
C use imagination to improve aspects of the offices
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