CAE Listening Part 3
You will hear an interview in which two professional kayakers called Glenda Beachley and Declan Speight are talking about their sport.. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (А, В, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.
15 What does Glenda find most enjoyable about kayaking?
A It needs a variety of skills.
B It puts your fitness to the test.
C It requires her to work out problems.
D It makes her feel more independent.
16 Glenda suggests that amateur kayakers should
A alter different training techniques.
B take picking a club seriously.
C focus on the fun the sport gives.
D be as competitive with friends as possible.
17 When Declan brings up ‘wild-water’ racing, he suggests that
A it tests your endurance rather than speed.
B keeping to the given route can be tricky.
C weather is the main factor determining his success.
D competitions are the main motivation for him.
18 When asked about the possible dangers, Glenda believes that
A a degree of danger makes the sport interesting.
B you’ve got to learn from your mistakes.
C good risk-assessing skill is a must.
D being too confident is especially dangerous.
19 What does Declan recommend when buying equipment?
A Investing in the best equipment you can afford.
B Asking help of a more experienced person.
C Getting what is most comfortable for you.
D Researching before making a purchase.
20 Both Glenda’s and Declan’s best memories of kayaking are connected with
A going to new locations with people they know well.
B showing good results in competitions.
C meeting various people.
D finding great kayaking spots in unexpected places.