FCE Test 9 - Listening (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

5/28/2021 8:08:00 AM

You overhear some people talking at a party in a hotel.

Where did the people first meet each other?

  • At school
  • At work
  • At a wedding

You hear an advertisement on the radio.

What is special about the Fretlight guitar?

  • It plays recorded music.
  • It teaches you how to play.
  • It plugs into a computer.

You hear a man talking on the phone about buying a house.

What is the purpose of his call?

  • To apologise
  • To complain
  • To obtain information

You hear a journalist talking about an athlete called Helen Wright.

What is the journalist's main point?

  • Helen lacks the will to win.
  • Helen has always shown a natural talent.
  • Helen is beginning to take running more seriously.

You overhear a woman telling a friend about something she attended recently at her local college.

What is she describing? 

  • A concert
  • A lesson
  • A talk

You hear an announcement at the train station.

Who would find this announcement relevant? 

  • Passengers waiting for the train from Wellington
  • Passengers waiting to board the Hamilton train
  • Passengers waiting on platform 4

You overhear a student phoning her parents.

What is her opinion of the place she is living in while at college?

  • She is not sure she will have enough room to study.
  • She has difficulty in working because of the noise.
  • She does not get on well with her roommates.

You hear part of an interview in which a man is talking about winning his first horse race.

What does he say about it?

  • He found it rather disappointing.
  • He didn't have a chance to celebrate.
  • He was too tired to care.

You will hear part of a talk about dolls. Complete the sentences with a word or short phrase.


The first known dolls were found in in ancient Egypt. 

The earliest dolls in the museum date from the .

Early European dolls were dressed like .

On the 17th-century dolls, you can see details like the .

17th-century dolls may cost as much as pounds each.

Collectors look for examples in perfect condition, with their .

19th-century dolls had and real hair.

If you can take off the doll's hair, you may see the underneath.

Before the 20th century, all dolls were , not babies.

From the 1930s, dolls were made of .

You will hear five different people talking about the head teacher or principal of their former secondary school. 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. She favoured the talented students.

B. She prepared us for the real world. 

C. She encouraged us to be imaginative.

D. She was ahead of her time.

E. She was concerned about the environment. 

F. She encouraged competitiveness.

Speaker 1:

Speaker 2:

Speaker 3:

Speaker 4:

Speaker 5:


You will hear part of a radio interview with Martin Middleton, who makes wildlife programmes for television. 

For each question, choose the correct answer.

What was the origin of Martin Middleton's love of travel?

  • Living abroad in the 1960s
  • Something he read as a child
  • A television film about Africa

When he visited Borneo, Martin _____

  • had no fixed expectations.
  • made a programme about life on the river.
  • became more interested in filming old building.

Since the early 1960s, wildlife filming has become _____

  • more relaxed.
  • more creative.
  • more organized.

Looking back, Martin regards his experience on the iceberg as _____

  • slightly ridiculous.
  • extremely dangerous.
  • strangely depressing.

When he takes a holiday, Martin prefers to _____

  • relax by the sea.
  • stay in comfortable surroundings.
  • travel for a particular reason.

Martin thought that the holiday-makers he saw in the Dominican Republic were _____

  • risking their health.
  • wasting opportunities.
  • lacking entertainment.

What is Martin's opinion of tourism?

  • It should be discouraged.
  • It can be a good thing.
  • It is well managed.