Advanced Listening Test 1

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An advanced listening test where you have to choose the best restatement of a sentence you hear.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Choose the best restatement of what you hear.
    • A. 

      No matter what he does, he’ll never recover the trust of the country as a whole.

    • B. 

      It will be hard to recover the respect of the country at large.

    • C. 

      Apparently he is quite confident that he does enjoy the respect of most people in the country.

    • D. 

      If only he’d try a little harder he would gain the respect of the whole country

    • E. 

      So long as he tries, there’s every chance that he will gain the support of the whole country.

  • 2. 
    Choose the best restatement of what you hear.
    • A. 

      I wish he hadn’t gone back on that first statement he made to the police.

    • B. 

      It was a good thing he did deny the statement he gave to the police.

    • C. 

      I wish he hadn’t gone back on that first statement he made to the police.

    • D. 

      I wish he hadn’t gone back on that first statement he made to the police.

    • E. 

      How lucky that the police realised that his first statement was false!

  • 3. 
    Choose the best restatement of what you hear.
    • A. 

      Once they realised he was late it was too late to try and hide the fact.

    • B. 

      Though he crept in quietly, he couldn’t hide from them the fact that he was late.

    • C. 

      By creeping in so quietly he only drew attention to the fact that he was late.

    • D. 

      However stealthily he may enter, they are bound to know he was late.

    • E. 

      He must have expected that some of the others would arrive late.

  • 4. 
    Choose the best restatement of what you hear.
    • A. 

      It was a long time before I really understood that he’s actually a very fascinating person.

    • B. 

      As I get to know him better it becomes more and more apparent that he’s really an outstanding person.

    • C. 

      It’s really worth spending time on getting to know a wonderful person like that.

    • D. 

      Of the people I know well, he is the most extraordinary of all.

    • E. 

      The really fantastic thing about him is that I still feel there’s a lot more to him than I know.

  • 5. 
    Choose the best restatement of what you hear.
    • A. 

      For now, the fewer the people who know, the better.

    • B. 

      Once the stage is passed we can safely ask the others for their opinions.

    • C. 

      Whatever happens, news of the matter must not be allowed to leak out.

    • D. 

      There’s a lot at stake so the matter must not be allowed to go any further.

    • E. 

      For the present it’s pointless to bring others into the discussion.

  • 6. 
    Choose the best restatement of what you hear.
    • A. 

      Oranges require sun and warmth, so naturally they won’t grow here.

    • B. 

      The climate is the most important factor when growing oranges.

    • C. 

      However hard he tries, he won’t manage to grow oranges here as it’s the wrong sort of climate.

    • D. 

      If he wants to grow oranges he could try here; the climate is just right.

    • E. 

      The climate may be right for growing oranges but he’s had no success.

  • 7. 
    Choose the best restatement of what you hear.
    • A. 

      Both sides have admitted that they are not willing to make any concessions.

    • B. 

      Allowances will have to be made on both sides if they fail to reach an agreement.

    • C. 

      Clearly there can only be an agreement so long as both sides are willing to give way over something.

    • D. 

      Before coming to an agreement, both sides will have to discuss any concessions they might consider making.

    • E. 

      If either side shows positive signs of giving ways the resulting agreement will not be in their favour.

  • 8. 
    Choose the best restatement of what you hear.
    • A. 

      The directors of the firm have decided to give the task of implementing the change in policy to us.

    • B. 

      Any change in policy on the part of the firm's directors requires our approval before it can be implemented.

    • C. 

      The task of putting into effect the policy changes agreed to by the firm's directors is ours.

    • D. 

      The firm’s directors realise that the change in policy will be difficult to implement.

    • E. 

      Having agreed to a change in policy, we must force the directors of firm to implement it.

  • 9. 
    Choose the best restatement of what you hear.
    • A. 

      A lot of countries agree that it is essential to take strong action to put an end to the pollution of the seas.

    • B. 

      The pollution of the seas can only be prevented provided that many countries follow the same policy.

    • C. 

      The seas will, it seems, continue to be polluted unless this agreement is accepted by a majority of the countries.

    • D. 

      Owing to the pollution of the seas, many countries find it necessary to develop new strategies.

    • E. 

      By putting into practice a series of precautions it is generally believed' that the pollution of the seas will be prevented.

  • 10. 
    Choose the best restatement of what you hear.
    • A. 

      It wasn't until after he had been elected that they realised he was a gifted leader.

    • B. 

      Having shown his ability to lead he won the election a couple of weeks later.

    • C. 

      A few weeks later he came out well ahead of the others in the elections.

    • D. 

      His election confirmed that the country recognised him as their leader.

    • E. 

      Shortly after he was elected he had to prove that he really could be a leader.

  • 11. 
    Choose the best restatement of what you hear.
    • A. 

      Without consulting an expert you were ill advised to introduce any major changes to the system.

    • B. 

      Don't make any radical changes in the scheme; that's my advice to you.

    • C. 

      It would be very unprofessional behaviour if you were to make any major changes in the system.

    • D. 

      If you're considering major alterations in procedures, I suggest you consult an expert.

    • E. 

      My professional advice to you is to avoid any major changes in the system.

  • 12. 
    Choose the best restatement of what you hear.
    • A. 

      By and large the West has been reluctant to commit itself actively to affairs in Yugoslavia.

    • B. 

      In the main, the response of the West to the situation in Yugoslavia was unavoidable.

    • C. 

      The West could have responded to the situation in Yugoslavia with a policy of active involvement.

    • D. 

      Direct intervention was the response of the West to the situation in Yugoslavia.

    • E. 

      The involvement of the West in Yugoslavia was in response to certain major events.

  • 13. 
    Choose the best restatement of what you hear.
    • A. 

      Either Mr Drake resigns or Paul does.

    • B. 

      Paul would have resigned if Mr Drake had.

    • C. 

      Paul won’t resign unless Mr Drake does.

    • D. 

      Mr Drake gave in his resignation before Paul.

    • E. 

      Apparently, neither Paul nor Mr Drake plans to resign.

  • 14. 
    Choose the best restatement of what you hear.
    • A. 

      Many people at the opening were unable to appreciate the worth of the exhibition.

    • B. 

      At the opening of the exhibition some people thought it was inefficiently organised.

    • C. 

      Most people who came to the opening did not expect the exhibition to be of any value.

    • D. 

      Of those who attended the opening, some thought the exhibition was rather disappointing.

    • E. 

      A great majority of the people were, in fact, impressed by the exhibition when it was opened.

  • 15. 
    Choose the best restatement of what you hear.
    • A. 

      For the majority of theologians, the comparison of religions is a subject of great interest.

    • B. 

      For most theologians, religious subjects are interesting even though they are studied comparatively.

    • C. 

      Comparatively, many theologians are involved in the study of religions.

    • D. 

      Religions are often compared by some of the theologians.

    • E. 

      Many theologians argue that religions should have been studied comparatively.

  • 16. 
    Choose the best restatement of what you hear.
    • A. 

      The demands made at the collective bargaining could have been met by the firm.

    • B. 

      Since the firm could not possibly meet the demands, the parties at the collective bargaining could not reach an agreement.

    • C. 

      Both sides made considerable efforts to ensure the success of the collective bargaining.

    • D. 

      Even if the firm could have afforded more, the collective bargaining wouldn’t have been useful.

    • E. 

      The failure of the efforts of the collective bargaining was due to the lack of interest on the part of the firm.

  • 17. 
    Choose the best restatement of what you hear.
    • A. 

      From the evidence it was fairly obvious that the criminal was John.

    • B. 

      All the evidence showed that John was the only person to be charged with the crime.

    • C. 

      At court John was charged with crime.

    • D. 

      As far as the evidence is concerned, John seems to be a suspect.

    • E. 

      If John had committed the crime, the evidence would have shown it.

  • 18. 
    Choose the best restatement of what you hear.
    • A. 

      The expert’s advice was to consult him first and then sell the shares.

    • B. 

      He thought it would be better if I were to seek professional advice before selling so many shares.

    • C. 

      The sale of shares, he argued, was to be done on the advice of professionals.

    • D. 

      He told me that only experts could sell so many shares.

    • E. 

      He claimed that professional advice was necessary before we sold any quantity of shares.

  • 19. 
    Choose the best restatement of what you hear.
    • A. 

      He was brought before the judge, accused of breaking the peace.

    • B. 

      He found the trial extremely disturbing.

    • C. 

      The trial was conducted under rather unpleasant circumstances.

    • D. 

      He is upset at the idea of having to stand trial.

    • E. 

      The trial turned out to be an extremely unpleasant one.

  • 20. 
    Choose the best restatement of what you hear.
    • A. 

      It is said that architects prefer aesthetic considerations to practical ones.

    • B. 

      The architects had to be reminded that a well-designed building is both beautiful and useful.

    • C. 

      The architects were reminded that the appearance of a building is not of primary importance.

    • D. 

      Architects are supposed to give more attention to appearance than to right construction.

    • E. 

      The architects had to concentrate, not on the appearance of the building, but on making it functional

  • 21. 
    Choose the best restatement of what you hear.
    • A. 

      A proportion of his salary is kept in reserve.

    • B. 

      The extra money has proved most useful.

    • C. 

      Part of his earnings goes on luxuries, part on necessities.

    • D. 

      He receives far more money than he deserves.

    • E. 

      With piece-work one is paid for each item produced.

  • 22. 
    Choose the best restatement of what you hear.
    • A. 

      The new health service has caused considerable unrest among both doctors and patients

    • B. 

      The medical service is going through a crisis and this affects medical staff and patients alike.

    • C. 

      Physicians and patients are disturbed by reports concerning the new health service.

    • D. 

      Both physicians and patients will probably find it hard to adapt to the new medical system.

    • E. 

      Patients, unlike doctors, cannot be counted on to give their support to the new medical system.

  • 23. 
    Choose the best restatement of what you hear.
    • A. 

      He’s making the same promises now as he did two years ago, but this time most of his colleagues don’t believe him.

    • B. 

      A couple of years ago he could, perhaps, have deceived his colleagues with the promises, but not now.

    • C. 

      Many of his colleagues now realise that he didn’t keep the promises he made two years ago.

    • D. 

      A couple of years ago, when he made those promises, less than half of his colleagues believed him.

    • E. 

      It is not difficult for him to deceive his colleagues now as it was two years ago.

  • 24. 
    Choose the best restatement of what you hear.
    • A. 

      The bank relies heavily on him because of his ability to judge accurately the degrees of risks entailed with any given loan.

    • B. 

      Before granting a loan, a bank will always try to assess the risks involved and these vary with each individual case.

    • C. 

      The bank expressed its gratitude to him with a gift, since he had rightly pointed out the risks involved in that particular loan.

    • D. 

      The bank agreed to lend him a specific amount but not an indefinite one as that would have involved higher risks.

    • E. 

      The loan he received from the bank shows his ability to get what he wants in spite of the risks involved.

  • 25. 
    Choose the best restatement of what you hear.
    • A. 

      Why don't you want to go to Antalya by car with Jane and me?

    • B. 

      Haven't you decided to go to Antalya by car with Jane and me?

    • C. 

      How about going to Antalya with Jane and me since we're taking the car?

    • D. 

      If you and Jane decide to go to Antalya, couldn't we go by car?

    • E. 

      Will you come to Antalya with Jane and me if we decide to take the car?

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