Listening Practice Test 2 [C2]
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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 a man talking about a new project being launched in a group of small Atlantic islands.
1.What is the main objective of the project?CorrectIncorrect
2. What is the speaker’s opinion of the new project?CorrectIncorrect
You hear part of an interview with an art critic, in which an exhibition featuring the latest work of photographer Tim Fitzgerald is discussed.
3. What is the art critic’s opinion of Fitzgerald’s latest work?CorrectIncorrect
4. The art critic says that Fitzgerald’s pictures in the current show…………CorrectIncorrect
You hear a woman talking on the radio about her favourite piece of music.
5. How does the speaker say she feels when listening to her favourite piece of music?CorrectIncorrect
6. The speaker believes that critics of her favourite music are wrong to………………CorrectIncorrect
You will hear a radio programme about Biomimicry, the science of copying nature in order to create new technologies. For questions 1-9, complete the spaces with a word or a short phrase.
1. Biomimicry imitates nature’s structures, processes and to create new ideas.
2. Velcro was developed after its inventor observed the sticking qualities of one particular plant’s .
3. Wood has the beneficial feature of being able to
4. The synthetic ‘wood’ created for the post office will not according to surrounding environmental conditions.
5. The Namibian Fog Basking beetle uses its ability to in order to live in harsh conditions.
6. A on the beetle’s shell repels water and aids the formation of large droplets.
7. The Sahara Forest project utilised this concept in the design of a .
8. The ‘Able Project’ uses from the composting process as an input to the fish farm.
9. The extinction of one species of has prevented scientists from finding a cure for excess stomach acid.
– 5 questions –
You will hear a discussion in which two marine biologists, Gina Kelso and Thomas Lundman, talk about an award-winning television film they made about wildlife in Antarctica.
For questions 16 – 20, choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear
16. Gina’s interest in marine biology dates fromCorrectIncorrect
17. The first wildlife TV series they both worked onCorrectIncorrect
18. How did Thomas feel when he was asked to produce the programmes about Antarctica?CorrectIncorrect
19. When they were in Antarctica, they would have appreciatedCorrectIncorrect
20. What was most impressive about the whales they filmed?CorrectIncorrect
– 10 questions –
You will hear five short extracts in which different people are talking about taking a gap year – the time which some young people take off from their studies to gain other experience.
You will hear the recording twice. While you listen, you must complete both tasks.
For questions 21 – 25, choose from the list (A – H) what each speaker did during their gap year.
A. taught a language
B. travelled widely
C. worked in an office
D. did voluntary work
E. taught a sport
F. worked in a hotel
G. worked as a tour guide
H. went on an organised expedition
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) which benefit of having a gap year each speaker mentions.
A. making long-lasting friendships
B. overcoming financial problems
C. increased independence
D. improved linguistic skills
E. dealing with disappointment
F. a renewed sense of adventure
G. a more mature approach to studying
H. a chance to consider future plans
Speaker 1 (26)
Speaker 2 (27)
Speaker 3 (28)
Speaker 4 (29)
Speaker 5 (30)