FCE Listening Practice Test 1

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Part 1

You will hear people talking in eight different situations. For questions 1-8, choose the best answer (A, В or C).

1 You hear a customer talking to a shop assistant about a coat she bought. What does she want?
A a different kind of item
B the same item but in a different size
C her money back

2 You hear a weather forecast on the radio. Tomorrow, the weather in the east of the country will be
A stormy in the morning.
B sunny in the afternoon.
C foggy in the evening.

3 You hear an office worker talking about cycling to work. What does she enjoy most about it?
A getting some exercise each morning
B avoiding the traffic into town
C thinking about the day ahead

4 You hear a radio announcer talking about a competition for writers of short stories. The man says that one of the rules is that
A you have to be over sixteen to enter.
B you can submit more than one entry.
C your entry must be emailed.

5 You hear a conversation about reading. The man enjoys reading books which
A have characters that remind him of people he knows.
B describe situations that he finds highly amusing.
C are set in places that he is unlikely ever to visit.

6 You hear two people talking about watching films on the Internet. What do they agree about?
A the advantages of buying films online
B the usefulness of reading film reviews
C the pleasure of watching films at home

7 You hear a woman at an airport talking on the phone. Why did she miss her flight?
A She was held up by traffic.
B There was a long queue at check-in.
C She went to the wrong terminal.

8 You hear a man talking about his new job. What attracted him to this job?
A the type of work
B the opportunities for promotion
C the salary offered

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