FCE 2021 Test 1 - Listening (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

2/25/2021 5:49:00 PM

You overhear a man and a woman talking about the woman's first week in a new job.

What does she say about it? 

  • It was frightening.
  • It was boring.
  • It was tiring.

In a hotel you overhear a conversation.

Who is the woman?

  • a tour guide
  • a tourist
  • a hotel receptionist

You hear a restaurant manager talking about the cooks who work for him.

What does he say about them?

  • They dislike cleaning tasks.
  • They have a choice of jobs.
  • They help to decide the menu.

On the radio, you hear a man discussing a cartoon film about dinosaurs.

What aspect of the film disappointed him?

  • the design of the backgrounds
  • the quality of the sound effects
  • the size of the dinosaurs

You overhear two people talking in a restaurant.

Where has the woman just come from?

  • a supermarket
  • a hospital
  • a football match

You hear an actor talking about using different accents in his work.

What point is he making about actors?

  • They need to study a wide variety of accents.
  • They have to be able to control their use of accents.
  • They should try to keep their original accents.

You hear part of a radio programme about CD-ROMs.

What is the speaker's opinion of the CD-ROMs about Australia which she tried? 

  • Most of them are disappointing.
  • You are better off with an ordinary guidebook.
  • There is little difference between them.

You hear part of a lecture on the radio.

What is the lecturer doing?

  • supporting an existing theory
  • putting forward a theory of his own
  • arguing against other scientists' theories

You will hear an announcement about an evening's programmes on Radio Pearl. Complete the sentences with a word or short phrase.

7.30 pm 'Art Review': Student Art Exhibition

This evening's programme is taking place at the in London. The exhibition is of work by students in the year of their art course. At the exhibition, you can see things as different as curtains and . Some of the works of art have been made using technology.

8.00 pm Play: 'The Vanishing Lady'

In the play, a young couple on a train think they hear the sound of someone using a . A tells the couple about an old lady whom he has seen. After writing this play, the author, Porten, became a writer for .

9.30 pm 'Business Scenes': Interview with Peter Field

Peter used to work for a . Peter says the material he uses for his boats is a particular kind of . Peter collects as a hobby.

You will hear five different people talking about their work on a cruise ship. For each gap, choose from the list (A - F) what each speaker says about their work. Use the letters only once. There is one extra letter which you do not need to use.

A. One aspect of my job is less interesting than others.

B. My job involves planning for the unexpected. 

C. You have to be sociable to do my job. 

D. I don't like routine in my working life. 

E. There's not much work to do during the day.

F. I provide passengers with a souvenir of their trip.

Speaker 1:

Speaker 2:

Speaker 3:

Speaker 4:

Speaker 5:

You will hear part of an interview with the actor and film director Charles Martin.

For each question, choose the correct answer.

How did Charles feel about acting in the TV series called Cowboys?

  • worried he would never play a different part
  • delighted to have secure work for some years
  • surprised that he was earning quite a low salary

What does Charles say about the first film he acted in?

  • The work was not as enjoyable as he had expected.
  • The part involved travelling to a number of different countries.
  • The role was quite similar to another he had played.

Why did Charles decide to play Miguel in a very simple way?

  • He felt he knew how the character would behave.
  • He was trying to copy the actors in old silent films.
  • He had no choice because there was not much dialogue.

When Charles played the detective in the film The Good Cop, he _____

  • made use of his real feelings in the role.
  • was unhappy about the way his part developed.
  • showed that he could represent strong emotion in his acting.

In the first film he directed, Charles offered a part to John Dawson because he ______

  • hoped to get advice on how to direct it.
  • thought this would help his friend's career.
  • knew John had experience in comedy films.

For Charles, working with actors is like conducting an orchestra because ______

  • there needs to be a lot of time for actors to practise their parts.
  • it is not easy to get a group of actors to work together well.
  • good actors may interpret their parts in unexpected ways.

Why does Charles like to film just one or two versions of each scene?

  • It leads to a reduction in the overall costs.
  • It makes the team more confident and efficient.
  • It helps the actors to remember their lines better.