You hear some information about a country on a travel programme.
Where do most people spend the summer months?
You hear a radio announcement about a dance company.
What are listeners being invited to?
On the radio, you hear a woman talking about her house.
What has she recently done?
You overhear a couple talking about keeping fit.
What do they agree about?
You overhear a man and a woman talking about holidays.
How did the woman feel about her holiday on a cruise ship?
You overhear a man talking about the competitions that he and his wife enter.
What did his favourite prize allow him to do?
You hear a woman talking to a friend on the phone.
What is she doing?
You turn on the radio and hear a woman giving advice to business people.
What advice does she give about dealing with customers?
You will hear part of a radio programme about bags for walkers. Complete the sentences with a word or short phrase.
Bags for walkers
Rod's shop sells bags and other equipment.
A backpack could spoil your holiday if it doesn't .
A 35-litre bag is good for .
An upright bag is recommended for people who are going to .
To protect breakable items choose a bag with a .
A bag with inside will allow you to separate your belongings.
External pockets can be used to carry tools that are or dirty.
It is important that shoulder straps are .
A horizontal bar will prevent shoulder straps from .
Padded parts of the bag should have plenty of so that sweat can escape.
You will hear five different employees talking about what makes a good boss. 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 good boss should
A. allow staff to take decisions.
B. encourage staff to work in teams.
C. listen to complaints from staff.
D. give information on individual progress.
E. have good qualifications.
F. set an example of hard work.
You will hear a radio interview with a young tennis player, Alice Winters and her coach, Bruce Gray.
For each question, choose the correct answer.
What does Bruce say about getting financial help?
What is Alice's attitude towards training?
What is Alice's attitude towards her schoolwork?
How does Alice feel about competitions?
According to Bruce, what makes Alice exceptional?
How does Alice feel about becoming a professional player?
How does Bruce describe Alice's character?