CAE Listening Part 3
You will hear a radio discussion about writing a novel. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (А, В, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.
15 What does Louise think about Ernest Hemingway’s advice on writing?
A It can be useful to some degree.
B Only amateur writers should follow it.
C The advice was meant as a joke.
D The advice can mislead aspiring writers.
16 Louise believes that getting feedback is important when you
A are experiencing a writer’s block.
B are struggling with structuring your writing properly.
C are unsure of the quality of your own writing.
D finish your book and need an opinion on it.
17 Louise states that getting feedback from a colleague is important because
A non-writers’ opinion can be hard to take seriously.
B a writer can be less harsh with their criticism.
C others can be reluctant to help with such thing.
D a writer can understand the real purpose of your work.
18 For Louise, what does good feedback mean?
A both general and detailed observations on the content
B identifying problematic aspects as well as suggesting ways to overcome them
C feedback that mostly focuses on the stylistic part of the writing
D an extensive list of good and bad points
19 What does Louise say about the people she gets feedback from?
A They shouldn’t be more skilled than you.
B She prefers not to talk about her texts.
C They exchange feedback.
D Collaborating with them can be difficult.
20 Louise says that sometimes feedback can be
A justified but difficult to implement.
B mostly about irrelevant details of the story.
C can be quite offensive.
D too hurtful and is therefore better to be ignored.