Listening Practice Test 2 [C1]
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– 6 questions –
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 friends discussing the topic of marketing.
1. Which aspect of college publicity material do the friends disagree about?CorrectIncorrect
2. In the woman’s opinion, companies link themselves with charities in order toCorrectIncorrect
You hear two friends talking about ways of keeping fit.
3. What is the woman’s criticism of exercising in gyms?CorrectIncorrect
4. How does the man respond to his friend’s criticism?CorrectIncorrect
You hear a woman telling a friend about living in her capital city as a student.
5. What is she doing during the conversation?CorrectIncorrect
6. Why does the man give the example of trees?CorrectIncorrect
You will hear part of a podcast by a biologist, called Dr Larry Clark, on the subject of butterflies. For questions 7-14, complete the sentences with a word or short phrase.
Larry explains that butterflies are less effective than (7) at pollinating plants.
Larry has done research into plants that have a strong (8) and how they attract butterflies.
Larry points out that butterflies are a vital link in the (9) , both as a prey and predators.
Butterflies can be a good form of (10) , which means they can be a benefit to farmers.
Butterflies are known by scientists to be good indicators of (11) .
A type of butterfly called the Checkerspot now populates areas at (12) than in the past.
Butterflies can attract (13) to an area and boost the local economy.
The European Meadow Brown butterfly produces a natural (14) which may be of use to humans.
You will hear part of an interview with two sports psychologists called Tessa Paine and Ryan Moss. For questions 15 – 20, choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.
15. Tessa feels that it’s important to teach runners meditation strategies because theseCorrectIncorrect
16. Ryan believes that many kids in the USA stop participating in sport becauseCorrectIncorrect
17. When asked about elite high-school programmes, Ryan reveals that he’sCorrectIncorrect
18. What has Tessa learned through her own experience of running races?CorrectIncorrect
19. What is the focus of Tessa’s recent book on sports psychology?CorrectIncorrect
20. Tessa and Ryan agree that a real champion is someone whoCorrectIncorrect
– 10 questions –
You will hear five short extracts in which people are talking about changing their jobs.
While you listen you must complete both tasks.
For questions 21 – 25, choose from the list (A – H) the reason each speaker gives for changing job.
A. unfriendly colleagues
B. poor holiday entitlement
C. lacking a sense of purpose
D. needing more of a challenge
E. the workload
F. disagreements with superiors
G. no prospect of advancement
H. the physical environment
Speaker 1 (21)
Speaker 2 (22)
Speaker 3 (23)
Speaker 4 (24)
Speaker 5 (25)
For questions 26 – 30, choose from the list (A – H) what each speaker feels about their new job.
A. encouraged by early results
B. hopeful about future success
C. delighted by a change in lifestyle
D. relieved the initial uncertainty is over
E. glad to be helping other people
F. grateful for an increase in salary
G. happy to feel in control
H. satisfied with the training received
Speaker 1 (26)
Speaker 2 (27)
Speaker 3 (28)
Speaker 4 (29)
Speaker 5 (30)