FCE Listening Practice Test 3 Printable

Part 3

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

A I contacted the emergency services.
В I found it impossible to remain calm.
С I did what I had been trained to do.
D I followed someone else’s advice.
E I made a decision I later regretted.
F I helped people reach safety.
G I was tempted to ignore what had happened.
H I had an argument with someone.
Speaker 1  19 __
Speaker 2  20 __
Speaker 3  21 __
Speaker 4  22 __
Speaker 5  23 __

Part 4

You will hear an interview with travel writer Amy McCarthy about her first experience of travelling abroad. For questions 24-30, choose the best answer (A, В or C).

24. Why did Amy want to go abroad?
A She wanted to find a job in another country.
В Her friends had invited her to go with them.
C She felt she was good at learning languages.

25. Amy and her friends decided to go to Ibiza because
A it was cheaper than similar destinations.
В there were lots of things to do there.
C none of them had been there before.

26. When she was at the airport, Amy felt
A glad she had taken sandwiches with her.
В worried that she might miss her plane.
C annoyed that she had spent so much.

27. Amy’s friend Carla annoyed Amy because Carla
A sometimes left dirty dishes in the living room.
В often forgot her keys when she went out.
C wouldn’t do any food shopping.

28. Why didn’t Amy phone her family?
A She didn’t have enough credit left on her phone.
В She forgot that she had promised to call them.
C She didn’t want them to hear her sounding unhappy.

29. What did Amy regret doing?
A booking three weeks at the apartment
В taking the wrong items on holiday with her
C agreeing to take it in turns to cook meals 30

30. What were Amy’s feelings when she got home?
A She never wanted to go on holiday with friends again.
В The holiday had been a useful learning experience.
C Next summer she would look for work abroad.