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Test 1 / 15

You will hear five short extracts in which students talk about doing an internship, professional work experience in a company.


Task 1

For Task 1, choose from the list what reason each speaker gives for choosing the internship.

Speaker 1
the opportunity to work outdoors
Speaker 2
the opportunity to work with an expert
Speaker 3
the international make-up of the company
Speaker 4
the chance to relate theory to practice
Speaker 5
the chance to travel

Task 2

For Task 2, choose from the list what unexpected experience each speaker had during their internship.

Speaker 1
being offered a permanent job
Speaker 2
making a future career decision
Speaker 3
being given a lot of responsibility
Speaker 4
winning an award
Speaker 5
using cutting-edge technology
Test 2 / 15

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.


Task 1

For Task 1, choose from the list what each speaker did during their gap year.

Speaker 1
worked in a hotel
Speaker 2
taught a sport
Speaker 3
went on an organised expedition
Speaker 4
travelled widely
Speaker 5
worked as a tour guide

Task 2

For Task 2, choose from the list which benefit of having a gap year each speaker mentions.

Speaker 1
dealing with disappointment
Speaker 2
a chance to consider future plans
Speaker 3
making long-lasting friendships
Speaker 4
increased independence
Speaker 5
overcoming financial problems
Test 3 / 15

You will hear five short extracts in which people are talking about books they have read.


Task 1

For Task 1, choose from the list why each speaker read the book.

Speaker 1
interest in the subject
Speaker 2
to fill time
Speaker 3
desire for achange
Speaker 4
gift
Speaker 5
favourable reviews

Task 2

For Task 2, choose from the list each speaker’s opinion of the book.

Speaker 1
It is very entertaining.
Speaker 2
It requires effort.
Speaker 3
It deserves its success.
Speaker 4
It is overrated.
Speaker 5
It is thought-provoking.
Test 4 / 15

You will hear five short extracts in which athletes talk about how they got into their sports and what they put their success down to.


Task 1

For Task 1, choose from the list how each athlete became interested in their sport.

Speaker 1
they discovered it on vacation abroad
Speaker 2
it was a way to keep them occupied
Speaker 3
they had a very competitive and motivational parent
Speaker 4
they saw it as a chance to impress a love interest
Speaker 5
it is a sport they associate with their national identity

Task 2

For Task 2, choose from the list what each athlete says is behind their success.

Speaker 1
hard work and commitment
Speaker 2
a desire to make the most of their talents
Speaker 3
mental strength and positive thinking
Speaker 4
a passion shared with a colleague
Speaker 5
a strong cultural association with their sport