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Test 1 / 14

You will hear five people talking about changing their jobs.


Task 1

For Task 1, choose from the list the reason each speaker gives for changing job.

Speaker 1
lacking a sense of purpose
Speaker 2
needing more of a challenge
Speaker 3
unfriendly colleagues
Speaker 4
no prospect of advancement
Speaker 5
the workload

Task 2

For Task 2, choose from the list what each speaker feels about their new job.

Speaker 1
relieved the initial uncertainty is over
Speaker 2
delighted by a change in lifestyle
Speaker 3
glad to be helping other people
Speaker 4
hopeful about future success
Speaker 5
happy to feel in control
Test 2 / 14

You will hear five short extracts in which people are talking about leaving their own country to study abroad.


Task 1

For Task 1, why each speaker decided to study in another country.

Speaker 1
to be nearer to places of historical interest
Speaker 2
to explore an alternative career
Speaker 3
to learn another language
Speaker 4
to pursue a simpler lifestyle
Speaker 5
to extend skills already acquired

Task 2

For Task 2, choose from the list what each speaker says they gained from the experience.

Speaker 1
a greater sense of motivation
Speaker 2
the opportunity to make useful contacts
Speaker 3
a completely new interest
Speaker 4
a new sense of independence
Speaker 5
a feeling of being at home
Test 3 / 14

You will hear five short extracts in which people are talking about leisure activities.


Task 1

For Task 1, choose from the list which activity the speaker is talking about.

Speaker 1
cooking
Speaker 2
dancing
Speaker 3
ice hockey
Speaker 4
acting
Speaker 5
playing in a band

Task 2

For Task 2, choose from the list what the speaker says sbout the activity.

Speaker 1
Its creative aspect gives them most pleasure.
Speaker 2
They’d like to do it professionally.
Speaker 3
They are increasingly involved with it.
Speaker 4
Mastering it gives them a sense of achievement.
Speaker 5
They get satisfaction from doing it with other people.
Test 4 / 14

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


Task 1

For Task 1, choose from the list what each person studied on their course.

Speaker 1
drama
Speaker 2
creative writing
Speaker 3
painting
Speaker 4
a foreign language
Speaker 5
cookery

Task 2

For Task 2, choose from the list what each person says about their course.

Speaker 1
I liked the great variety of people met.
Speaker 2
I enjoyed observing the other people.
Speaker 3
I was pleased to work on my own.
Speaker 4
I appreciated the flexibility of the staff.
Speaker 5
I’d have liked more time to practise.