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Test 1 / 25

You will hear people talking in eight different situations.


1.You hear a message on a telephone answering machine.

Why is the speaker calling?

2. You hear a man talking about a water-sports centre.

The man says the centre should

3. You hear a professional tennis player talking about her career.

What annoys her most about interviewers?

4. You hear a poet talking about his work.

What is he doing?

5. You hear two people talking about a programme they saw on TV.

The woman thinks the programme was

6. You hear two people talking about an ice-hockey game they’ve just seen.

How does the girl feel about it?

7. You overhear two friends talking about a restaurant.

What do they both like about it?

8. You hear a man on the radio.

What type of information is he giving?
Test 2 / 25

You will hear people talking in eight different situations.


1.You hear a young man talking about his hobby of rock climbing.

How does he feel about it?

2.You hear a public announcement at a family theme park.

What does the announcement contain?

3.You hear two people talking about a course they have attended.

What was the topic of the course?

4. You hear two people talking about a film they have both seen.

What do they agree about?

5. You hear a man being interviewed about a new project he has set up in his home town.

What is the purpose of the project?

6. You hear a man talking on the radio about salespeople.

What does he say about them?

7. You hear two friends talking about a student website.

What do they agree about it?

8. You hear a chef talking about taking part in a cookery competition.

What did he find surprising?
Test 3 / 25

You will hear people talking in eight different situations.


1.You hear a hotel manager talking about the staff who work for her.

What does she say about them?

2. You overhear a student talking on the phone.

What does he say about life at college?

3. You hear a caller on a radio phone-in programme.

Why has she phoned?

4. You hear a man talking about a wildlife documentary.

What aspect of it disappointed him?

5. You overhear two people talking in a cafe. 

The man has just come from

6.You hear a man talking about how he designs light shows for music concerts.

He usually gets his ideas by

7. You hear two friends talking about a new ‘free bike-hire’ scheme.

What do they agree about?

8. You hear a woman talking about her favourite movie.

Why does she like it?
Test 4 / 25

You will hear people talking in eight different situations.


1.You hear a woman talking on her mobile phone about a missing piece of furniture.

How does she feel?

2. You hear two students talking about their current course topic.

What do they agree about?

3. You hear two business people talking about a contract.

How does the man feel now?

4. You hear an artist telling a friend about an art prize he’s just won.

What is he doing?

5. You overhear a women talking to a friend on her mobile phone.

Why is she phoning?

6. You hear a guitarist talking about his profession.

What is the purpose of his talk?

7. You hear a woman talking to a sales assistant.

Why can’t she have a refund for her trainers?

8. You hear a woman talking about a radio chat show.

What does she like about the show?