CAE Listening Practice Test 3 -
CAE Listening Practice Test 3

CAE Listening Practice Test 3

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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 colleagues, Eva and Colin, talk about a problem at work

1 What is Colin’s opinion of their new boss?
A She fails to consult with colleagues
B She is too keen to establish new working practices
C She has little understanding of the organisation’s history

2 When talking about the problem, Eva is
A trying to suggest that it is unimportant
B comparing alternative ways of solving it
C encouraging Colin to take a more positive attitude to it

Extract Two

You hear an interview with an expert who repairs antique vases

3 What is the expert doing at the start of the interview?
A explaining what can ruin a restoration job
B comparing various methods of restoration she uses
C describing the difficulties of matching colours during restoration

4 How does the expert feel about leaving visible cracks in the finished vase?
A They should be avoided if at all possible
B They are part of the vase’s history and should be seen
C They affect the value of the vase rather than its appearance

Extract Three

On the radio, you hear a visitor talking to a man about the remote island where he lives

5 The man wants a ferry service between the mainland and the island because
A he is keen to develop tourism on the island
B he thinks more young people would come to live on the island
C he feels the island people should not be isolated from modern life

6 The speakers have different opinions about whether
A creating an airport would be advantageous
B building houses on the beach would be advisable
C commercial development would spoil the island’s unique nature

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