CAE Listening Practice Test 8

CAE Listening Practice Test 8

CAE Listening Part 3

You will hear part of a radio programme in which two people, Sally White and Martin Jones, are discussing the popularity of audio books. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (А, В, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.

15 Sally feels that the main advantage of audio books is that they
A encourage children to read more
B make more books accessible to children
C save parents from having to read to children
D are read by experienced actors

16 What does Martin say about the woman who came into his shop?
A She no longer worries about long journeys
B Her children used to argue about what to listen to
C She no longer takes her children to France
D Her children don’t like staying in hotels

17 Martin says that in the USA there is a demand for audio books because people there
A were the first to obtain audio books
B have to drive long distances
C are used to listening to the spoken word on the radio
D feel that they do not have time to read books

18 Sally says that authors may record their own books on tape if
A their book has just been published
B they want it read a certain way
C they have already read extracts from it aloud
D there are no suitable actors available

19 According to Sally, successful abridgements depend on
A their closeness to the original
B the length of the original
C the style of the author
D the type of story

20 Martin feels that unabridged versions
A are better than abridgements
B can be too expensive
C contain too much detail
D are becoming more popular

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