Advanced Listening Test 2

22 Questions | Total Attempts: 41

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Advanced listening test of English to assess your understanding of more complicated ideas and identifying to closest restatement of the same idea.


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

      Profits will probably drop by as much as 50 percent again this year

    • B. 

      They don't expect this year to be profitable at all

    • C. 

      It’s quite possible that profits this year will be halved again

    • D. 

      It won't be easy to double the profits again this year

    • E. 

      It's not likely that profits will again go up by 100 percent this year

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

      Why can't he admit that the success of the project is in doubt?

    • B. 

      Why can't we persuade him that the scheme is sure to fail?

    • C. 

      How should we go about persuading him that the success of the project is assured?

    • D. 

      Why must he believe that the scheme is sure to succeed?

    • E. 

      Doesn't he w ant us to believe that the project is sure to succeed?

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

      To be fair, there wasn't much that was new in this production of Carmen

    • B. 

      If you really want to know, the new production of Carmen wasn't as good as I’d hoped it would be

    • C. 

      Obviously I was disappointed to learn that they were doing Carmen again

    • D. 

      Someone should have told you that the new production of Carmen is not as good as we hoped

    • E. 

      They’ll have to admit that this new production of Carmen may prove unsatisfactory

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

      Considering the prices, the quality of food at "The Round Table" is not satisfactory

    • B. 

      At "The Round Table" you get extremely good food, but you certainly, pay for it

    • C. 

      Prices have gone up at "The Round Table" but the quality of the food has gone up accordingly

    • D. 

      They don't overcharge you at "The Round Table" and the food there is unrivaled in the town

    • E. 

      Considering how much they charge the food they serve at "The Round Table" is not as good as it ought to be

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

      By working even harder we could, perhaps, have managed to keep the factory open

    • B. 

      If only we could have kept the factory going we wouldn’t have kept that all our work had been wasted

    • C. 

      Since we'd put in so much effort it was inevitable that we should feel upset when we couldn't keep the factory going

    • D. 

      However hard we worked we could not have stopped them closing down the factory

    • E. 

      When the factory was closed down it obviously upset us, but there was nothing we could do about it

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

      We are considering going on holiday if mother feels well enough soon

    • B. 

      As mother was ill, we couldn't leave on holiday and had to wait until she recovered

    • C. 

      I don't think it's a good idea to go on holiday before mother gets over her illness completely

    • D. 

      For a thorough recovery, mother has to put off going on holiday until later

    • E. 

      We can't go on holiday before mother has fully recovered her health

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

      What made you think that the two sides might easily reach an agreement?

    • B. 

      To persuade the two sides for an agreement may not be so easy as you imagine

    • C. 

      It's quite possible that you will have difficulty in getting the two sides to agree on the case

    • D. 

      It won't be so difficult as you think to convince the two sides to reach an agreement

    • E. 

      There might have been trouble making the two sides agree on the case

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

      The students got confused because your explanations were rather complex

    • B. 

      In order not to cause confusion among the students, your explanations should be fairly simple

    • C. 

      The more complicated the explanations, the more confused the students get

    • D. 

      The complexity of your explanations usually causes confusion among the students

    • E. 

      Most of the students get easily confused if the explanations are not clear enough

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

      It can't have taken you just an hour to write this long composition

    • B. 

      The longer the composition, the more time it takes

    • C. 

      You can't possibly finish writing a long composition in only an hour

    • D. 

      You should have taken more time to write this composition

    • E. 

      It is not possible to write a long composition like this in less than two hours

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

      People who wish to take revenge seek the death sentence

    • B. 

      Some people find capital punishment acceptable, regarding it as a good way of getting revenge

    • C. 

      The death penalty is the only desirable punishment for getting one’s own back

    • D. 

      The sentence of death is many people’s favorite way of taking revenge

    • E. 

      People who support the death penalty do so solely on the basis of their wanting revenge

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      A present that isn’t fitting isn’t worth the money

    • B. 

      The important thing is the suitability of a gift, not how much is paid for it

    • C. 

      Not caring about the price ensures that the right present is bought

    • D. 

      It doesn’t matter that the present is appropriate because the cost isn’t

    • E. 

      It doesn’t matter that the gift is unsuitable, because the price was low

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      A balloon can not float any higher than the level at which the atmosphere stops

    • B. 

      Balloons can rise as far as the point where the atmosphere finishes

    • C. 

      A balloon is stopped from going further by the end of the atmosphere

    • D. 

      Beyond the highest point that balloons reach there is still atmosphere

    • E. 

      When a balloon can travel no more, it is because there isn’t enough atmosphere to carry

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      A person has to bear in mind plenty of factors before starting his work

    • B. 

      When you set up your own business, you realize how many factors need attention

    • C. 

      One must weigh up lots of factors when running one’s own business

    • D. 

      Launching one’s own business means thinking about more factors than in other cases

    • E. 

      There are too many factors to consider in establishing one’s own business

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      If a person behaves in certain way to you, you ought to react accordingly

    • B. 

      It’s rare for people to reciprocate your behavior

    • C. 

      Your attitude towards people generally determines their attitude towards you

    • D. 

      Your handling of people is usually reflected in their opinion of you

    • E. 

      You should treat people in the way you wish them to treat you

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      The more the cost of living rises, the less people can afford to buy what they need

    • B. 

      People don’t seem to suffer much from the sharp increase in prices because salaries and prices rise accordingly

    • C. 

      Because of the rapid increase in prices, it’s becoming more and more difficult to keep pace with them

    • D. 

      Prices are going up very fast, so people should try to increase their salaries to keep up with them

    • E. 

      Whether the cost of living goes up or not, people have no difficulty buying the things they need because the increase in salaries is bigger

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      He won’t confirm the booking although he is advised to do so

    • B. 

      It is always advisable to confirm a booking but he never does so

    • C. 

      The booking should have been confirmed but he forgot to do so

    • D. 

      They told him it was best to confirm the booking but he didn’t listen to them

    • E. 

      As the booking was not confirmed, they won’t listen to his complaints

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      I’m convinced that there are more disadvantages than advantages

    • B. 

      It seems to me that the advantages and the disadvantages balance each other

    • C. 

      There seem to be more advantages than disadvantages on such occasions

    • D. 

      One needs to weigh the disadvantages against advantages

    • E. 

      I’m beginning to wonder whether there are more disadvantages than advantages

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      You shouldn’t expect anyone else to accept a job you aren’t willing to take on yourself

    • B. 

      He shouldn’t expect others to give up their jobs for him

    • C. 

      As he doesn’t want the job himself he might as well let someone else have it

    • D. 

      It is hard enough to find a job for oneself without having help from other people

    • E. 

      He never will get a job unless he sets about getting one himself and not leaving it to others

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      His behavior was so disagreeable that it caused an impasse between the two sides

    • B. 

      The other side naturally left offended by the officious manner in which he had approached them

    • C. 

      He should be reproached for being so disagreeable and offending the other side

    • D. 

      I wish he could have made himself more agreeable to the other side and ensured a better response from them

    • E. 

      Surely he behaved in a more considerate manner so as to gain the cooperation of the other side

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      If a plan is not going to fall through it has to be quite foolproof

    • B. 

      There is presumably no such a thing as a perfect plan; they can all fall through

    • C. 

      The only schemes that don’t miscarry are apparently the really foolproof ones

    • D. 

      Schemes that seem to be foolproof quite often are not

    • E. 

      There was a breakdown in proceedings so things went contrary to plan

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      I feel quite like a stranger now that I'm back after almost a year abroad

    • B. 

      A year or so abroad will make you feel differently about your own country

    • C. 

      On my return after almost a year, I was amazed to find so few changes here

    • D. 

      The year abroad has estranged me so I don't want to go back to my own country

    • E. 

      It will seem strange to be back home after almost a year abroad

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      The sooner they leave the better if they don't want to get caught in a traffic jam

    • B. 

      We mustn’t leave it too late as the roads are likely to be busy for the next hour

    • C. 

      Let's wait an hour so as to avoid some of this heavy traffic

    • D. 

      If we set off now we would avoid most of the heavy traffic

    • E. 

      The road are busy at this time of day so we ought to set off at once

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