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Listening Practice for Cambridge First Certificate. This listening practice is based on "Matt Cutts - Try Something New for 30 days". The final question asks for you to say how difficult the practice test was, and is not included in your final marks.
Instructions Read the questions quickly before starting the listening Listen to the video twice You will hear the exact words to complete the gaps. If you do not know the answer, continue to the next question.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    You are going to listen to Matt Cutts giving a talking about trying something new for 30 days.  Listen and complete the sentences below.
    • Each space is allowed between one and three words.
    • You will hear the listening twice.
    • Please complete the last question (which is not included in your final results) to say how easy or difficult this listening is.

  • 2. 

    Matthew Cutts got the idea of something new every few years from an American philosopher.Matthew Cutts got the idea of something new every few years from a  ___________.

    Explanation
    Matthew Cutts got the idea of something new every few years from an American philosopher. This suggests that the missing word in the blank is "philosopher".

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  • 3. 

    He says it’s the perfect length of time to form __________

    Explanation
    The speaker believes that the mentioned length of time is ideal for forming habits. This implies that the duration mentioned is neither too short nor too long, allowing individuals to establish consistent routines and behaviors.

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  • 4. 

    As well as being an interesting challenge, life is a lot more ___________

    Explanation
    Life is a lot more memorable when it presents interesting challenges. These challenges create moments and experiences that stick in our minds and leave a lasting impression. They add depth and excitement to our lives, making them more meaningful and memorable. When we face and overcome challenges, we grow as individuals and create memories that we can reflect upon in the future. Therefore, the correct answer is "memorable."

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  • 5. 

    He has a record of everything he did during his __________ challenge

    Explanation
    The word "record" suggests that the person kept a documentation or evidence of everything he did during his challenge. In this context, it is likely that he took pictures as a way to record his activities and experiences. Pictures serve as visual representations of events and can be used to remember and share them in the future.

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  • 6. 

    Over time, the challenges got _____________.

    Explanation
    As time passed, the challenges became more difficult or challenging.

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  • 7. 

    He would never have gone mountain ________________ before doing the 30 day challenges.

    Explanation
    The sentence suggests that the person mentioned in the sentence has a habit of doing 30 day challenges before attempting any new activity. Therefore, it can be inferred that he would never have gone mountain hiking before doing the 30 day challenges.

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  • 8. 

    He normally describes himself as a computer scientist

    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the person being referred to typically identifies themselves as a computer scientist. This implies that they have a background or expertise in the field of computer science and likely work in a related profession.

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  • 9. 

    He advises that if you decide to write a novel, don’t ______________ until you’ve finished your daily word count.

    Explanation
    The author advises against sleeping until you have finished your daily word count when writing a novel. This implies that the author believes it is important to prioritize writing and not let sleep interfere with the progress of the novel. By not sleeping until the word count is completed, one can maintain a consistent writing routine and ensure steady progress in the novel-writing process.

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  • 10. 

    It’s better not to be too ambitious and do ____________ challenges because you are more likely to fail.

    Explanation
    Being too ambitious and attempting crazy challenges increases the chances of failure.

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  • 11. 

    The ____________ is – are you going to try it?

  • 12. 

    Please give me feedback.  Was this listening practice:

    • A.

      Easy

    • B.

      OK

    • C.

      Difficult

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Easy
    B. OK
    C. Difficult

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