You hear a man talking about a mobile phone he has bought.
What most attracted him to this phone?
You hear a phone-in programme on the radio.
Why has the man phoned?
You overhear a conversation in a college.
Who is the young man?
You hear a woman speaking on the radio about buying a painting for the first time.
What opinion is she expressing?
You hear part of a travel programme on the radio.
Where is the speaker?
You hear the beginning of a lecture about ancient history.
What is the lecture going to be about?
You hear a writer talking on the radio.
What is she explaining?
On a radio programme, you hear a mother talking about her relationship with her daughter.
What is she surprised about?
You will hear part of a radio programme in which a woman called Sylvia Short is interviewed about her job. Complete the sentences with a word or short phrase.
Sylvia studied at university.
After university, Sylvia worked as a in Italy.
The company which employs Sylvia is called .
Sylvia worked for the company for before becoming the manager's assistant.
Part of Sylvia's job is to organise the in newspapers and magazines.
Sylvia often has to deal with strange questions from .
Sylvia's boss has a radio show on Fridays on the subject of .
Sylvia has written about her for a new book on Britain.
Sylvia says that in the future she would like to be a on television.
Last year, Sylvia enjoyed attending a in Australia.
You will hear five different people talking about short courses they have attended. For each gap, choose from the list (A - F) what each speaker says about their course. Use the letters only once. There is one extra letter which you do not need to use.
A. I was encouraged by the teachers to continue developing my skill.
B. I learnt something about the subject that I hadn't expected.
C. I preferred the social life to the course content.
D. I intend doing a similar course again.
E. I found out something about myself.
F. I thought the course was good value for money.
You will hear an interview with Trina Trevose, a pop singer who is only fifteen.
For each question, choose the correct answer.
When Trina went to the USA, she ______
When Trina was in the USA, she wrote songs about _______
Where was Trina performing when she was noticed by the record company?
Why did Trina sing with David Pearson?
Trina was asked to return to the USA to ______
Why isn't Trina popular in Britain?
How does Trina see her future?