FCE Listening Practice Test 28

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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 man talking to an optician about his glasses. What does he need the glasses for?
A reading
B driving
C watching TV

2 You hear a tour guide talking to a group of people. Where are they?
A a library
B a historic house
C an art gallery

3 You hear a woman talking to her doctor. What does he think she might need?
A tablets to stay calm
B a heart operation
C new glasses

4 You hear a man talking about healthy eating. What does he suggest?
A eating a large breakfast
B eating a sandwich for lunch
C eating a big meal in the evening

5 You hear a girl talking about a recent holiday. Why did she come back early?
A because she didn’t like the hotel
B because something of hers was stolen
C because she was disappointed with the island

6 You hear a weather forecast on the radio. Which part(s) of England will have the heaviest rainfall?
A London and south-east
B northern
C western and central

7 You have lost some money and you telephone the lost property office. You hear a recorded message. What does the message tell you to do?
A to call in at the office between 9 AM and 5 PM
B to contact the police to make a statement
C to contact your bank immediately

8 You hear a man talking about a new photocopier. What is his problem with it?
A Too many people want to use it.
B It is too slow and gets too hot.
C It does not copy colour sheets correctly.

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FCE Listening Practice Test 27

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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 man telling a police officer about a robbery he saw. What was stolen?
A watches
B silver vases
C jewellery

2 You hear a doctor examining a patient. What is wrong with the patient?
A a sore throat
B a swollen eye
C a bad cut

3 You hear a man talking to a colleague. What does he want her to do for him?
A send a fax
B attend a meeting
C make some photocopies

4 You hear a husband and wife talking about their plans for a trip. When are they going to leave?
A Wednesday
B Friday
C Saturday

5 You hear two co-workers discussing plans for something. What are they trying to arrange?
A a meeting
B a party
C lunch

6 You hear a woman phoning to make a doctor’s appointment. When will she see the doctor?
A this Wednesday
B this Friday
C next Wednesday

7 You hear a student talking about his school books. Where did he leave them?
A in the library
B at school
C at home

8 You hear a husband and wife discussing what to call their new baby. What name do they choose?
A Stuart
B Gregory
C Steven

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FCE Listening Practice Test 26

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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 are watching TV and you hear this advertisement. The speaker is encouraging you
A to maintain your car’s tyres.
B to watch out for children crossing.
C not to drink and drive.

2 You overhear these two people discussing a football match. The speakers
A support different teams.
B both support Manchester United.
C both support Liverpool.

3 You are out shopping when you pass a man in the street selling something. The item he is selling is
A not available elsewhere.
B cheaper than elsewhere.
C cheaper because it is damaged.

4 You are at a wedding reception when a man starts to make a speech. The speaker is
A the best friend of the groom.
B the father of the bride.
C the groom.

5 Listen to this person speaking about a recent holiday. The speaker complains about
A the holiday company.
B the country she visited.
C the whole holiday.

6 You are in an office when you hear a woman making this telephone call. The speaker complains about
A being given the wrong supplies.
B the lateness of the delivery.
C having paid too much.

7 You hear a friend telephoning a sandwich delivery company. The speaker is ordering
A 2 sandwiches.
B 3 sandwiches.
C 4 sandwiches.

8 You are watching the evening news on TV when you hear this item about Dino the dog. Dino
A went to find his owners.
B travelled to his original home.
C got lost.

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FCE Listening Practice Test 25

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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 man giving a lecture. What subject is he talking about?
A geography
B tourism
C history

2 You hear an advertisement on the radio. What is being advertised?
A a breakdown service
B a garage
C a car insurance policy

3 You hear a TV commentary on a sports event. What event is it?
A a car race
B a horse race
C a cycle race

4 You hear a woman talking on the telephone. Who does she work for?
A a building company
B a restaurant
C a hotel

5 You hear an announcement at a train station. How can passengers get to Swansea Airport?
A travel in the front three carriages only
B take a shuttle bus from Newport station
C take a buffet car from Cardiff

6 You hear a shopkeeper talking to a customer called Mrs Figg. What does Mrs Figg buy?
A cotton wool
B fruit
C vegetables

7 You hear a young man talking about himself. What is he like?
A skilful
B reserved
C sociable

8 You hear a young woman talking about her holiday. What was the best thing about it?
A eating local food
B talking to local people
C travelling by plane

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FCE Listening Practice Test 24

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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 overhear a man talking about an experience he had at an airport. What did he lose?
A his passport
B his wallet
C a piece of luggage

2 You hear an advertisement on the radio. What is special about the Fretlight guitar?
A It plays recorded music.
B It teaches you how to play.
C It plugs into a computer.

3 You hear part of a radio programme. What is the presenter talking about?
A food safety
B meal times
C healthy recipes

4 You hear two people discussing a type of pollution. What do the speakers agree about?
A the best way to solve the problem
B how they feel about this type of pollution
C how they reacted to the solution they saw

5 You hear a conversation between a shop assistant and a customer about a compact disc. What was the cause of the problem?
A The customer gave the wrong number.
B A mistake was made on the order form.
C The disc was incorrectly labelled.

6 You overhear a conversation at a football game. What does the speaker say about his team?
A They’re better than usual.
B They’re as good as he expected.
C They tend to be unlucky.

7 You overhear a schoolgirl talking to her friend. What does she think about her new teacher?
A He is clever.
B He is funny.
C He is interesting.

8 In a hotel you overhear a conversation. Who is the woman?
A a tour guide
B a tourist
C a hotel receptionist

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FCE Listening Practice Test 23

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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 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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FCE Listening Practice Test 22

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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 are in a supermarket when you hear this announcement about a lost child. He last saw his mother
A in the butcher’s area.
B in the pet food area.
C in the fruit and vegetable area.

2 You are in an electrical shop when you overhear this woman speaking to the shop assistant. She is complaining because
A she was charged the wrong amount.
B the same item is cheaper elsewhere.
C the item was damaged.

3 You overhear a woman talking on the telephone. Next Thursday the woman is going to
A travel by coach.
B travel by plane.
C travel by train.

4 Listen to a policeman talking to a householder. He wants to
A speak to another member of the household.
B speak to the householder.
C speak to a neighbour

5 You are listening to the host of a radio phone-in programme speaking. Mary, the first caller, is
A a married woman with a child.
B a single woman with a child.
C a regular listener.

6 You have joined a four-day sailing course in Britain. Listen to your instructor giving some important information. He is talking about
A drinking water.
B salt water.
C running out of water.

7 You overhear two people talking at a bus stop. The two speakers
A are both familiar with the war memorial.
B are taking different buses.
C are going to the same place.

8 You overhear a man chatting on the telephone about a form he has to fill in. The man is speaking to
A his wife.
B his mother.
C his daughter.

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FCE Listening Practice Test 21

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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 two answerphone messages. After the messages, what is Nick supposed to do?
A visit his mother
B take his mother to Blackpool
C phone Jenny

2 You hear an advertisement for a supermarket. What does it suggest you should buy?
A Asdaway products
B popular products
C half-price products

3 You hear a short news item. Why did a doctor stop at Alan’s house?
A His car had broken down.
B He was lost.
C The house was on fire.

4 You hear a girl talking to her mother. What does she think of her mother’s suggestions?
A One dish is too fattening.
B One dish needs too much cooking.
C One dish is too complicated.

5 You hear a receptionist talking on the phone. Where does she work?
A a college
B an accountant s office
C a doctor’s surgery

6 You hear someone addressing a crowd of people. Where are they?
A at a building site
B at a road accident
C outside a burning building

7 You hear two men, Alan and Jim, talking about a tree. Who will keep the tree?
A Alan
B Jim
C Steve

8 You hear a chef on a TV cookery programme. Why doesn’t she make brownies very often?
A They are hard to resist.
B They are too moist.
C They are very heavy

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FCE Listening Practice Test 20

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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 woman talking about her job. How does she feel about it?
A It’s boring.
B She likes it.
C She finds it difficult.

2 You overhear a man telling a friend about a film he saw recently. What type of film was it?
A a romance
B an action film
C science fiction

3 You hear a man telling his colleague about his holiday. What was the problem with it?
A He became ill.
B He argued with his partner.
C He couldn’t see all the things he wanted to see.

4 You overhear a conversation in a supermarket. What are they discussing?
A returning an item
B breaking an item
C buying an item

5 You hear an advertisement on the radio. What is being advertised?
A a festival
B a new music album
C a cake

6 You overhear a woman talking on the phone about her new boss. What is she worried
about?
A losing her job
B being given extra work to do
C her boss is inexperienced

7 You hear an actor talking on the radio about his new film. What does he say about preparing
for the role?
A He had to learn a new skill.
B He did lots of research.
C It was physically challenging.

8 You overhear two people talking about a car. Why are they talking about the car?
A It’s the man’s first car.
B It’s a brand new car.
C It has broken down.

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FCE Listening Practice Test 19

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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 someone talking about women’s football. What is she doing when she speaks?
A encouraging young girls to support a team
B suggesting how to attract young girls to the sport
C asking young girls to take the sport seriously

2 You hear a man talking on the radio about a bag made for use on walking trips. How does this new bag differ from others?
A It has pockets on the side.
B You can take off the rain cover.
C There are some extra features.

3 On the radio, you hear a man discussing a cartoon film about dinosaurs. What aspect of the film disappointed him?
A the design of the backgrounds
B the quality of the sound effects
C the size of the dinosaurs

4 You overhear a couple talking about keeping fit. What do they agree about?
A the need to be more active
B the benefits of joining a gym
C the dangers of too much exercise

5 In a radio play, you hear a woman talking on the phone to a friend. Where does the woman want her friend to meet her?
A on the beach
B at the bank
C in a shop

6 You hear a student talking to his friend about a meeting with his tutor. What was the student’s purpose in meeting his tutor?
A to see if there was a part-time job available
B to ask for financial assistance
C to request more time to complete coursework

7 You hear a man talking about learning how to paint landscapes. What does he say about it?
A It proved easier than he had thought.
B It showed him he had some talent.
C It opened up opportunities for him.

8 You turn on the radio and hear a man talking. What is he talking about?
A finding friendship
B solving problems
C helping others

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