FCE Listening Practice Test 23

The old, print-friendly test

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 overhear some people talking at a party in a hotel. Where did the people first meet each other?
A at school
B at work
C at a wedding

2 You overhear a conversation in a restaurant. Why haven’t they seen each other lately?
A He has been too busy.
B He has been ill.
C He has been away.

3 You overhear someone talking about a concert. How did she feel at the time?
A angry
B frightened
C disappointed

4 You hear a writer of children’s stories talking about books and compact discs. What advantage does he think books have over compact discs?
A They may last for a longer time.
B They are easier to look after.
C They contain better quality material.

5 You hear a husband and wife talking about their summer holidays. What problem do they have?
A They really hate flying anywhere.
B They can never think of anywhere to go.
C They never agree about what to do.

6 You hear a researcher being asked about her work. What is she doing when she speaks?
A denying an accusation
B disproving a theory
C accepting a criticism

7 You overhear a woman talking to a friend on a train. What does the woman think of the course she has attended?
A It has made her feel more confident.
B It has made her feel less confident.
C It hasn’t made much difference to how she feels.

8 You overhear a woman speaking on the radio. What is she doing?
A complaining about something
B apologising for something
C explaining something

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