CAE аудирование тест №4

Part 1

You will hear three different extracts. For questions 1-6, choose the answer (А, B or C) which fits best according to what you hear. There are two questions for each extract.

Extract One

You hear part of an interview with the editor of a book about pop music.

1 He says the public often wrongly assumes that

A large numbers of people work on the book.

B their queries can be answered very quickly.

C the book is actually compiled by non-experts.

2 How does he feel about most of the complaints he receives?

A He's irritated when they focus on unimportant details.

B He's pleased that people take the book so seriously.

C He's not particularly interested in them.

Extract Two

You hear part of a radio programme about a photographic competition.

3 What is the presenter doing?

A announcing a new theme for the competition

B encouraging listeners to enter the competition

C explaining how the competition is being judged

4 What do we learn about last week's winner?

A He selected the location of the shot in advance.

B He got his subjects to pose for the shot.

C He only got one shot of this subject.

Extract Three

You hear part of a discussion about playing games.

5 What does the man say about his family?

A participation in group activities is optional

B time spent together is regarded as optional

C children may choose how to spend their free time

6 He says that when asked to give a performance, some of his relations feel

A amused at the idea.

B reluctant to join in.

C honoured to be asked.

Part 2

You will hear part of a talk about a type of bird called a crane. For questions 7-14, complete the sentences.



In parts of Asia, the crane is thought to represent both (7).

The total population of the blue crane stands at around (8) individuals.

The crane's usual habitat is in areas of (9) which are getting scarcer in Africa.

Both small animals and (10) are given as examples of what cranes eat.

Cranes often collide with the (11) that are now found across southern Africa.

Crane conservation in South Africa is coordinated by an organisation called (12) .

In one conservation scheme, local women both (13) like cranes when looking after young chicks.

Cranes' movements are also being tracked through the use of tiny (14) linked to airports.

Part 3

You will hear part of a radio programme with two people involved in the running of a circus. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (А, B, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.


15 Why did Tony first go to work in a circus?

A It was a family tradition.

B It was his childhood ambition.

C He felt it was time to leave home.

D He wanted to avoid further education.

16 When he first joined a circus, Tony was

A disappointed not to work with animals.

B frustrated by his lack of experience.

C determined to develop his career.

D keen to develop his own act.

17 Tony recognises that he only managed to start his own circus because

A he was able to negotiate a loan.

B he joined forces with a colleague.

C he received a very generous gift.

D he employed a skilful secretary.

18 Initially, Anita regarded joining the circus as a way of

A indulging her love of travel.

B achieving a dream come true.

C improving her career prospects.

D putting her problems behind her.

19 At what point did Anita become Tony's personal assistant?

A as soon as the post fell vacant

B once she had gained further qualifications

C when he decided to give up doing office work

D over a period of time as her range of duties increased

20 What does Anita appreciate most about working with Tony?

A the high standards he sets

B his sensitivity to her needs

C his attitude towards the work

D the level of responsibility he gives her

Part 4


You will hear five short extracts in which various people are talking about holidays where they studied as a group.


For questions 21-25, choose from the list (A-H) what each person studied on their course.


For questions 26-30, choose from the list (A-H) what each person says about their course.

While you listen you must complete both tasks.

A a foreign language

B cookery

C creative writing

D drama

E music

F painting

G pottery

H photography

Speaker 1 (21)

Speaker 2 (22)

Speaker 3 (23)

Speaker 4 (24)

Speaker 5 (25)

A I appreciated the flexibility of the staff.

B I'd have liked a change of scene occasionally.

C I enjoyed observing the other people.

D I'd have liked more guidance from the tutor.

E I was pleased to work on my own.

F I was glad to be kept fully occupied.

G I liked the great variety of people I met.

H I'd have liked more time to practise.

Speaker 1 (26)

Speaker 2 (27)

Speaker 3 (28)

Speaker 4 (29)

Speaker 5 (30)