CAE Listening Part 3
You will hear a radio programme about imaginary friends. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (А, В, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.
16 What are the findings of the latest research into imaginary friends?
A They are different from the previous results.
B The number of children with such friends is on the rise.
C The negative attitude to imaginary friends is unwarranted.
D Parents can be negatively affected by such phenomenon.
17 What was Liz’s reaction to her daughter having a made-up friend?
A She was convinced that is it just a phase
B She would worry that this friend meant too much to her daughter
C She was unsure how to react to this situation
D She was impressed by her daughter’s imagination
18 According to Karen, kids might have imaginary friends because
A having real friends can be difficult for them.
B they can control their made-up friends.
C they want something they cannot get elsewhere.
D they have nobody to play with.
19 Karen gives the superhero example to illustrate
A an unusual teenager example.
B a case when an imaginary friend can be harmful.
C how certain cases can be really unexpected.
D the change that happens to children as they grow.
20 In Karen’s opinion, what should parents do if their kids have imaginary friends?
A They should pretend to like the imaginary friend.
B They mustn’t try to get involved in this friendship.
C They have to interfere if the situation gets out of control.
D They better avoid discussing children’s made-up friends.