CAE Listening Practice Test 23

CAE Listening Practice Test 23

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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.

Extract One

You hear two people discussing reading to children.

1 The woman states that
A her children enjoy the stories read to them.
B other parents are likely to read these stories.
C more parents should do this reading.

2 What similar idea both speakers express?
A how their children react to story reading
B personal reasons to do reading
C the artistic approach they use when reading

Extract Two

You hear a part of a radio series about business.

3 The presenter states that some choose to set up a business with a friend because
A they have a history of working together fruitfully.
B the friend might have skills you don’t.
C you can be too scared to do it on your own.

4 What difficulties did Dean have in his partnership?
A He would refuse to take part in an important process.
B He was too lazy.
C His personality changed over time.

Extract Three

You hear a radio programme about running.

5 What is the occupation of the speakers?
A professional athletes
B health and fitness specialists
C journalists

6 Both speakers agree that a successful runner should train
A a specific group of muscles.
B using a personalised, tailor-made method.
C change the focus of training from time to time.

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