You overhear a woman talking to her husband on a mobile phone.
What is the background to the conversation?
You hear a student talking about a part-time job he does.
What attracted him to this particular job?
You hear the writer of a television soap opera being interviewed about the programme.
What will happen next in the story?
You overhear a woman and a man talking at a railway station.
What does the woman want to do?
On the news, you hear a story about a cat.
Where was the cat found?
You hear a woman talking on the phone.
Why has she called?
You hear a man talking about travelling from London to France for his job.
What does he say about the train journey?
You overhear a conversation between a watchmaker and a customer.
What does the watchmaker say about the watch?
You will hear part of a radio interview with a woman who sailed round the world on her own. Complete the sentences with a word or short phrase.
Anna was employed by a when she first started sailing.
The idea of sailing round the world came from a book called .
Anna spent some time the boat before taking it out to sea.
Anna tested her boat on a trip which lasted for only days because it was damaged.
Anna got the money she needed to make the trip from various companies.
Anna's worst problem during the trip was when she felt because the boat was going so slowly.
Anna found the in the Southern Ocean the most exciting part of the trip.
On her return, Anna phoned the to ask for a certificate.
Anna's claim was doubted because she hadn't been in contact with people on during her trip.
Anna's story was finally believed after her had been checked.
You will hear five speakers talking about a demonstration. For each gap, choose from the list (A - F) which statement applies to which speaker.
Use the letters only once. There is one extra letter which you do not need to use.
A. This speaker was amazed.
B. This speaker was proved right.
C. This speaker was coming home from school.
D. This speaker was curious to see what would happen.
E. This speaker was very embarrassed.
F. This speaker needed some help.
You will hear an interview with the television actress Donna Denton.
For each question, choose the correct answer.
As a child, Donna started going to dancing classes because
What did Donna feel when she first went to dancing classes?
What did Donna do to get a place at Knightswell Stage School?
At stage school, Donna initially had problems because of
Donna believes that she won the school singing competition because
What does Donna say about her first parts on television?
When talking about the near future, Donna says that