FCE Test 17 - Listening (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

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You hear a woman talking about an exhibition.

What can you see in the exhibition?

  • Paintings
  • Photographs
  • Sculptures

You hear a radio announcement about a new health and fitness centre.

Who is it designed for?

  • Students
  • Workers
  • Families

On the radio news, you hear a story about a missing dog.

Where was the dog found?

  • In a street in town
  • In the countryside
  • In a town-centre park

You hear a scientist talking about pollution on the radio.

What do scientists need to know more about?

  • The animals at risk
  • The causes of the problem
  • The effects on plants

You hear two friends talking about a film they have seen.

What does the girl criticise?

  • The visual impact
  • The choice of actors
  • The complexity of the plot

You hear a woman talking to a mobile phone company.

What is she told to do?

  • Take her phone back to the shop
  • Charge the battery for longer
  • Return her phone to the company

You hear someone talking in a café.

What is the speaker doing? 

  • Disagreeing with a point of view
  • Making a recommendation
  • Blaming someone for a mistake

You overhear a young man talking to a friend.

What does he regret?

  • Not telling the truth
  • Not spending enough
  • Not staying at home

You will hear someone welcoming students to an English School. Complete the sentences with a word or short phrase.

International English School

Guide to Activities: available in

Course content: conversation classes and

Problems with your course? go to

Activities organized:

  • Friday morning:
  • Friday afternoon:

For Saturday trip:

  • remember to bring:
  • meeting place:

Sunday 6 p.m.:

  • go to
  • collect materials and

Recommended extra class:

You will hear five people giving opinions about travelling.

For each gap, choose from the list (A - F) what each speaker mentions. Use the letters only once. There is one extra letter which you do not need to use.

A. There are no real travellers anymore.

B. I would prefer to stay at home.

C. Being comfortable is essential.

D. I wouldn't go anywhere without a guidebook.

E. It is too expensive.

F. The best trips are for work or study purposes.

Speaker 1:

Speaker 2:

Speaker 3:

Speaker 4:

Speaker 5:


You will hear part of a radio interview with a woman called Hayley Jones who spent a year in Antarctica.

For each question, choose the correct answer.

Why did Hayley go to Antarctica?
  • To join the other scientists there
  • To do research into waste material
  • To study in the laboratory there
What did Hayley find depressing?
  • Not being able to listen to the radio
  • The environment being one color
  • Being without her family for so long

While in Antarctica, Hayley had not expected to _____

  • feel so tired.
  • work so hard.
  • sleep so little.
What did Hayley find different about Rothera?
  • She could go skiing at any time of day.
  • She could walk alone without worrying.
  • She could sit in on music rehearsals.

In order to keep warm, Hayley says she wore _____

  • lots of thick clothes.
  • her skiing clothes.
  • lightweight clothes.

Hayley thinks that in the future Antarctica _____

  • is unlikely to see many more tourists.
  • may be less expensive for tourists.
  • will become fashionable for tourists.
How does Hayley feel about her year in Antarctica?
  • She found it a very worthwhile time.
  • She thinks she learned a great deal.
  • She didn't like living so far away.