FCE Listening Practice Test 15 Printable

Part 3

You will hear five short extracts in which people are talking about holiday jobs they have done. For questions 19-23, choose from the list (A-H) what each speaker says about the job they did. Use the letters only once. There are three extra letter which you do not need to use.

A. I was disappointed not to earn more.
B. The routine made it very boring.
C. didn’t like the way some people were rude to me.
D. I didn’t have to work very hard.
E. My boss was very demanding.
F. I needed to be very sociable.
G. Some of my colleagues were very friendly.
H. I had to be prepared for unexpected events.
Speaker 1  19 __
Speaker 2  20 __
Speaker 3  21 __
Speaker 4  22 __
Speaker 5  23 __

Part 4

You will hear an interview with a novelist called Grog Field. For questions 24-30, choose the best answer (A, В or C).

24. What led Greg to start reading as a child?
A the encouragement of his parents
В spending time exploring a local library
C some books he was allowed to look through

25. What does Greg say about his schooldays?
A He found books more interesting than websites.
В He liked reading books that had been made into films.
C He was inspired by the way one teacher used books in class.

26. How did Greg feel when his first novel was published?
A calm
В relieved
C disappointed

27. What does Greg say about the place where he writes?
A He likes to keep distractions to a minimum.
В He has a favourite pen that he always uses.
C He enjoys varying the room where he works.

28. What is different about Greg’s next book?
A the period in which it is set
В the readers it is intended for
C the seriousness of the message

29. Greg says that writing novels based on your own experiences can
A be very difficult to do well.
В limit what you can describe.
C quickly become boring for readers.

30. Greg advises new writers to avoid
A explaining the meaning of symbols they use.
В mentioning people’s clothes too much.
C involving too many different places


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