FCE Listening Practice Test 2 Printable

Part 3

You will hear five short extracts in which people talk about deciding to take up new interests.
For questions 19-23, choose from the list (A-H) the reason each speaker gives for deciding to take up their new interest. Use the letters only once. There are three extra letters which you do not need to use.

A to help other people
В to make some money
C to pass the time
D
to meet new people
E
to try to win a prize
F
to overcome a fear
G
to get fit
H to make a change from their work
Speaker 1  19 __
Speaker 2  20 __
Speaker 3  21 __
Speaker 4  22 __
Speaker 5  23 __

Part 4

You will hear an interview with a woman called Adriana Moretti, who works as a wildlife photographer. For questions 24-30, choose the best answer (A, В or C).

24. Why did Adriana want to become a wildlife photographer?
A She enjoyed travelling to remote locations.
В She was very good at taking photos.
C She was interested in animal behaviour.

25. Why, according to Adriana, is it easier nowadays to learn how to photograph animals?
A The necessary equipment is cheaper than it used to be.
В It is possible to learn wildlife photography online.
C Cheap international travel means more species can be photographed.

26. Why did Adriana feel uncomfortable while she was trying to take photos of birds?
A She was not able to sit down.
В Her feet were getting wet.
C She was being bitten by insects.

27. How did Adriana feel when she was trying to photograph the crocodile?
A afraid that it might try to attack her
В worried she may not get the photo she wanted
C increasingly bored with waiting to take the picture

28. Adriana has still never taken photos of
A a tiger in India.
В a snow leopard in China.
C a polar bear in Russia.

29. What disadvantage does Adriana say her work has?
A She sometimes feels lonely when she is working abroad.
В She doesn’t see her family as often as she would like to.
C She always has to go where the agency tells her.

30. Adriana believes it is becoming harder to get work as a wildlife photographer because
A so many photos of wildlife are available on the Internet.
В there is a lot of competition for jobs in wildlife photography.
C people are becoming less interested in wildlife.