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C2 Proficient (CPE)
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Test 1 / 15

You will hear three different extracts.


Extract One

You hear a consultant in communication talking about business meetings.

What is the consultant doing when he mentions mobile phones at meetings?
What advice does he give about talking at meetings?

Extract Two

You hear an ecologist, Todd Howell, talking about his new educational organisation ‘Green Adventure’.

Todd believes that the public's concern about climate change
When talking about introducing ecology to schoolchildren, Todd reveals

Extract Three

You hear a photographer talking about the art of photography.

What approach is she advocating?
Why does she mention globalisation?
Test 2 / 15

You will hear three different extracts.


Extract One

You hear a man talking about a project being launched in a group of small Atlantic islands.

What is the main objective of the project?
What is the speaker’s opinion of the new project?

Extract Two

You hear part of an interview with an art critic, in which an exhibition featuring the latest work of photographer Tim Fitzgerald is discussed.

What is the art critic’s opinion of Fitzgerald’s latest work?
The art critic says that Fitzgerald’s pictures in the current show

Extract Three

You hear a woman on the radio talking about her favourite piece of music.

How does the speaker say she feels when listening to her favourite piece of music?
The speaker believes that critics of her favourite piece of music are wrong to
Test 3 / 15

You will hear three different extracts.


Extract One

You hear a man talking about his experiences of travelling.

What does he recall of his first train journey across America?
He looks back on his travels when he was younger with

Extract Two

You hear the start of a radio programme about the National Dragonfly Museum in Britain.

We are told that one of the aims of the museum is to
The speaker suggests that dragonflies

Extract Three

You hear part of a radio programme about an American boy who invented a popular toy.

What does the presenter imply about the Water Talkie?
What do we learn about the development of the Water Talkie?
Test 4 / 15

You will hear three different extracts.


Extract One

You hear the introduction to a radio programme about the arts and science in Britain.

What does the speaker say about the phrase ‘The Two Cultures?
The speaker regards C P Snow as someone who

Extract Two

You hear a travel agent talking about problems with customers.

What does she say about lost tickets?
What does she suggest about the man travelling for heart surgery?

Extract Three

You hear part of a radio programme about a British couple, Victoria and Mark, who make wildlife films in Africa.

Freddie got his nickname because
When describing their current location, Mark emphasizes