You will hear people talking in eight different situations. For each question, choose the best answer.
You hear two friends talking about attending a motor-racing event.
They agree that the best thing about it was ____
You hear a football coach talking about a match.
He thinks that the team lost because
You hear two people talking about a computer game.
Why does the boy dislike it?
You hear a woman talking about judging a poetry competition.
What surprised her?
You hear a young man talking about traveling alone for the first time.
How did his parents react to the idea?
You hear part of a talk by a nurse.
What is she doing?
You hear a man talking about a long-distance journey he made.
How did he travel?
You hear two friends talking about listening to the radio.
What did the girl like about the program she mentions?
You will hear a singer called Tim Tanner, who sings with his twin brother Sam Tanner, talking about their lives and career. For questions 1-10, complete the sentences with a word or short phrase.
Singing twins: Tim and Sam Tanner
1. The name of the talent competition which the twins won is
2. Tim is exactly older than Sam.
3. The twins were born in the month of
4. The main physical difference between Tim and Sam is their .
5. Tim has a list personality than Sam.
6. At school, both Tim and Sam were good at .
7. Sam started taking lessons when he was thirteen.
8. The fact that the twins share the same sometimes leads to arguments.
9. Tim says a key part of the twins' image is the .
10. The title of the twins' next album is .
You will hear five short extracts in which people are talking about classical music. For questions 1-5, choose from the list (A-H) the reason each person gives for starting to play classical music. Use the letters only once. There are three extra letters which you do not need to use.
A. following a family tradition
B. being introduced to a range of good music
C. the experience of attending a concert
D. the encouragement of a teacher
E. hearing it in an everyday situation
F. realizing the importance of starting young
G. the influence of someone famous
H. finding other types of music unexciting
You will hear an interview with a professional athlete called Ann Brown. For questions 1-7, choose the best answer.
What does Ann say about her performance in the world championships?
How does Ann feel about the place where she trains?
What does Ann think of the idea of taking a “day off” from training?
What is Ann's attitude towards the other competitors in races?
In her free time, Ann enjoys
How does Ann feel about being recognized in public?
When thinking about the future, Ann