CAE Listening Part 1
You will hear three different extracts. For questions 1-6, choose the answer (A, В or C) which fits best according to what you hear. There are two questions for each extract.
You overhear two friends, Gordon and Annabelle, discussing a film called A Secret Place, which they have both seen recently.
1 What do Gordon and Annabelle agree about?
A The film lacks a coherent storyline
B The director was over-ambitious in his aims
C The book which the film was based on is far subtler
2 What does Annabelle think about the film’s ending?
A It is greatly enhanced by the musical soundtrack
B It strikes a good balance between humour and tragedy
C It is a clever way of solving a character’s problem
You hear part of a radio interview with an architect called Alan Fasman
3 Alan refers to St Paul’s Cathedral in London because
A it is a building of outstanding beauty
B it retains a powerful symbolism
C it met with disapproval at first
4 How does Alan account for the success of public architecture in the Netherlands?
A People there are very well-informed about architecture
B Decision-making about architecture is well organised there
C Many of the world’s leading architects happen to come from there
You hear part of a radio interview with the ecologist Lorna Hindle about climate change
5 What prompted Lorna to begin her latest project?
A dismay over a colleague’s behaviour
B frustration at government inactivity
C concern about industrial pollution
6 What is Lorna’s attitude to climate change?
A She believes individuals can help to combat it
B She considers its dangers have been exaggerated
C She places most emphasis on its economic implications