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.
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
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
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