Listening Practice Test 1 [C1]
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You will hear three different extracts. For questions 1-6, choose the answer (A, B or C) which fits best according to what you hear. There are two questions for each extract.
You hear two scientists, Peter Cameron and Lisa Mackie, discussing generating electricity from the energy in the oceans.
1. What does Peter believe is the greatest advantage of generating electricity from the oceans?CorrectIncorrect
2. What is Lisa doing?CorrectIncorrect
You hear two friends discussing the practice of urban foraging, which is picking nuts and fruit from around a city.
3. Why does the woman think urban foraging is popular?CorrectIncorrect
4. How do they both feel about urban foraging becoming possible in their local park?CorrectIncorrect
You hear a husband and wife talking about planning a holiday.
5. The woman mentions last year’s holiday in an attempt to……………….CorrectIncorrect
6. What approach to packing for their holiday do they agree on?CorrectIncorrect
– 8 questions –
You will hear a chemical engineering student called Jack Byers talking about his course and a research project he took part in during his summer vacation. For questions 7 – 14, complete the sentences with a word or short phrase.
JACK’S VACATION PROJECT
Jack says it was his special interest in the issue of (7) that led him to choose his degree subject.
Jack thinks he’ll be reluctant to work in the (8) industry in the future, due to his interest in conservation.
Jack hopes that his future work will help various (9) to be processed in a better way.
Jack says that people sometimes mistake pieces of plastic on beaches for (10) .
Jack says that plastic on beaches which is (11) in colour has usually been in the sea longest.
Jack uses the term (12) plastics when talking about the kind of items he thinks should be eliminated.
Jack thought that part of a (13) was the most interesting piece of rubbish he found during the project.
While cleaning the beach, Jack was asked to examine the (14) which was lying on the sand.
– 6 questions –
You will hear an interview in which two journalists called Jenny Langdon and Peter Sharples are talking about their work. For questions 15 – 20, choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.
15. What does Jenny say about the story which made her name?CorrectIncorrect
16. What does Jenny suggest about the editor she worked for on her first national daily newspaper?CorrectIncorrect
17. When Jenny got her own daily column on the newspaper, she feltCorrectIncorrect
18. Peter thinks he got a job on Carp Magazine thanks toCorrectIncorrect
19. Peter and Jenny agree that courses in journalismCorrectIncorrect
20. When asked about their novels, Peter and Jenny revealCorrectIncorrect
You will hear five short extracts in which people are talking about evening courses they attended.
While you listen you must complete both tasks.
For questions 21 – 25, choose from the list (A – H) each speaker’s main reason for attending the course.
A. to take on a new challenge
B. to improve job prospects
C. to impress a family member
D. to build on existing skills
E. to have a better social life
F. to keep someone company
G. to prove someone wrong
H. to explore a new environment
21. Speaker 1
22. Speaker 2
23. Speaker 3
24. Speaker 4
25. Speaker 5
For questions 26 – 30, choose from the list (A – H) what surprised each speaker about the course they did.
A. the chance to make useful contacts
B. the unexpected extra costs
C. the teaching methods used
D. the venues for the classes
E. the rate of progress achieved
F. the attitude of other participants
G. the relevance to other activities
H. the possibilities for further study
26. Speaker 1
27. Speaker 2
28. Speaker 3
29. Speaker 4
30. Speaker 5