FCE Listening Practice Test 8

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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 message on a telephone answering machine. Why is the speaker calling?
A to confirm some arrangements
B to issue an invitation
C to persuade someone to do something

2 You hear two people talking about a water-sports centre. The man says the centre should
A pay more attention to safety.
B offer activities for small children.
C provide all the equipment needed.

3 You hear a professional tennis player talking about her career. What annoys her most about interviewers?
A their belief that she leads a glamorous life
B their assumption that she’s motivated by money
C their tendency to disturb her while she’s travelling

4 You hear a poet talking about his work. What is he doing?
A giving his reasons for starting to visit schools
B justifying the childlike nature of some of his recent poems
C explaining that his poems appeal to people of different ages

5 You hear two people talking about a programme they saw on TV. The woman thinks the programme was
A irritating.
B sad.
C uninformative.

6 You hear two people talking about an ice-hockey game they’ve just seen. How does the girl feel about it?
A pleased to have had the experience
B relieved that she’d dressed appropriately
C impressed by the performance of the team

7 You overhear two friends talking about a restaurant. What do they both like about it?
A the presentation of the food
B the atmosphere of the place
C the originality of the cooking

8 You hear a man talking on the radio. What type of information is he giving?
A a travel announcement
B a weather forecast
C an accident report

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