CAE Listening Practice Test 8

CAE Listening Practice Test 8

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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 part of an interview with a broadcaster who is talking about a series of programmes he presented about landscape painting.

1 Why did he decide to include a picture by a politician?
A to point out how painting helps people in different ways
B to show some interesting points about styles of painting
C to stress that amateur art can equal professional painting

2 How does he feel about the process of drawing?
A The activity relaxes him
B He is ashamed of the results
C Concentrating on it is exciting

Extract Two

You hear an amateur pilot called Gina Nesbit talking about doing aerobatics in her small plane.

3 What does Gina find hard about learning new aerobatic movements?
A It is difficult to practise without any instructions
B Trying out some of them makes her feel sick at first
C She can get nervous flying the plane unaccompanied

4 What gives Gina most pleasure when taking part in competitions?
A the relief she feels after completing a sequence of actions
B the satisfaction of knowing she has performed accurately
C the pride she takes in preparing as thoroughly as possible

Extract Three

You overhear a chef called George talking to a friend about his daily routine.

5 What does George appreciate most about riding a motorbike?
A It allows him to avoid the traffic jams on the way to work
B It reminds him of when he was a teenager
C It gives him some time for himself

6 Which is George’s favourite object in his house?
A the kitchen table
B the shower
C the cooker

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