FCE 2021 Test 2 - Listening (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

2/26/2021 4:40:00 PM

You hear a man talking to a group of people who are going on an expedition into the rainforest.

What does he advise them against?

  • sleeping in places where insects are found
  • using substances which attract insects
  • bathing in areas where insects are common

You switch on the radio in the middle of a programme.

What kind of programme is it?

  • a nature programme
  • a cookery programme
  • a news programme

You hear part of a radio programme where listeners phone in with their opinions. 

What does the man want to do?

  • express his disappointment
  • complain about his situation
  • encourage other listeners

You overhear two people discussing a friend.

What language does their friend usually speak at home?

  • French
  • English
  • Italian

You hear someone talking about the day he met someone famous.

How did he feel after meeting Chris Turner?

  • unimpressed with the footballer
  • angry with his friend
  • disappointed with himself

You hear a researcher being asked about her work.

What is she doing when she speaks?

  • denying an accusation
  • disproving a theory
  • accepting a criticism

You hear part of an interview with a businesswoman.

What is her business? 

  • hiring out boats
  • hiring out caravans
  • building boats

You hear a radio announcement about a future programme.

What kind of programme is it?

  • a play about a child
  • a reading from a children's book
  • a holiday programme

You will hear part of a radio interview with a swimming instructor. Complete the sentences with a word or short phrase.

Swimming instructor

Paul works at a hotel in the . He started his job in . He particularly likes meeting there. Paul isn't interested in teaching . According to Paul, percent of all adults can't swim.

Paul's students are afraid of going . His students have to put their faces into a salad bowl and below the surface. The first thing they do in the pool is to in the water with their faces down. 

Paul thinks it's essential to be in the water. Most people learn to swim after about .

You will hear five different people talking about their experiences as owners of small local shops. For each gap, choose from the list (A - F) what each speaker says. Use the letters only once. There is one extra letter which you do not need to use.

A. I think customers are starting to value small shops more.

B. I don't mind hard work as long as I can be my own boss.

C. I think small shop owners should lower their prices to compete.

D. I am satisfied with my relationship with shops nearby.

E. I feel competition may one day force me to close down.

F. I provide a service which older people find very important.

Speaker 1:

Speaker 2:

Speaker 3:

Speaker 4:

Speaker 5:

You will hear part of a radio interview with Steve Thomas, a young chef who has his own cookery series on television.

For each question, choose the correct answer.

On his TV programme, Steve likes to show audiences ______

  • the process of cooking.
  • amusing incidents.
  • attractively presented dishes.

Steve was given his own TV series because _______

  • he cooked for a TV company.
  • he appeared on a TV programme.
  • he had been recommended to a TV producer.

What made him take up cooking as a child?

  • His parents expected him to help in their restaurant.
  • He felt it was the best way of getting some money.
  • His father wanted to teach him to cook.

How did Steve feel once he got to college?

  • He still found academic work difficult.
  • He regretted not studying harder at school.
  • He was confident about his practical work.

What does Steve say about the cooks who work for him?

  • He is sometimes unfair to them.
  • He demands a lot from them.
  • He trains them all himself.

Steve admires Ron Bell because _______

  • he prepares traditional dishes.
  • he writes excellent articles about food.
  • he makes a point of using local produce.

How will Steve's book be different from other books about cooking?

  • the varieties of food it deals with
  • the way that it is illustrated
  • the sort of person it is aimed at