FCE Test 4 - Listening (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

3/30/2021 8:11:00 AM

You hear a man talking about a mobile phone he has bought.

What most attracted him to this phone?

  • its size
  • its reliability
  • its price

You hear a phone-in programme on the radio.

Why has the man phoned?

  • to complain about the traffic scheme
  • to express his support for the traffic scheme
  • to question the aims of the traffic scheme

You overhear a conversation in a college.

Who is the young man? 

  • a new student
  • a student in the middle of a course
  • a former student

You hear a woman speaking on the radio about buying a painting for the first time.

What opinion is she expressing?

  • A painting can be a worthwhile investment.
  • Only buy a painting if you have room for it.
  • Take your time when buying your first painting.

You hear part of a travel programme on the radio.

Where is the speaker? 

  • outside a café
  • by the sea
  • on a lake

You hear the beginning of a lecture about ancient history.

What is the lecture going to be about?

  • trade in arms and weapons
  • trade in luxury household goods
  • trade in works of art

You hear a writer talking on the radio.

What is she explaining?

  • why she writes about the past
  • how her style of writing has changed
  • where her inspiration comes from

On a radio programme, you hear a mother talking about her relationship with her daughter.

What is she surprised about? 

  • her daughter's decision to leave home
  • how her daughter has been able to help her
  • the way that her daughter's attitude has changed

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.

Speaker 1:

Speaker 2:

Speaker 3:

Speaker 4:

Speaker 5:

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 ______

  • thought the records she made would be unsuccessful.
  • knew her friends would be jealous of her.
  • didn't tell many people why she was going.

When Trina was in the USA, she wrote songs about _______

  • her home.
  • the weather.
  • people she met.

Where was Trina performing when she was noticed by the record company?

  • In London
  • Near her home
  • In the USA

Why did Trina sing with David Pearson?

  • He needed some help.
  • She wrote a song for him.
  • The record company asked her to.

Trina was asked to return to the USA to ______

  • re-do some work.
  • appear on TV again.
  • record a new song.

Why isn't Trina popular in Britain?

  • Her kind of music isn't popular in Britain.
  • The company don't want to sell her records in Britain.
  • Her records haven't been available in Britain.

How does Trina see her future?

  • She will continue making records in the USA.
  • She may make singing her career eventually.
  • She wants to study music at college.