Gateway B1+ Unit 9 Listening

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Gateway B1+ Unit 9 Listening - Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

      

  • 2. 

    Match the speakers (A–E) with the comments (1–5).  Speaker A

    • A.

      This speaker is not going to vote because the subject of politics does not interest him/her.

    • B.

      This speaker is not going to vote because whichever party wins, the results are always the same.

    • C.

      This speaker is not going to vote because they don’t have enough information to make an informed decision.

    • D.

      This speaker isn’t happy with the voting system.

    • E.

      This speaker doesn’t share his/her parents’ political opinions.

    Correct Answer
    B. This speaker is not going to vote because whichever party wins, the results are always the same.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "This speaker is not going to vote because whichever party wins, the results are always the same." This statement suggests that the speaker is disillusioned with the political system and believes that regardless of which party wins, the outcomes will be identical. This implies a lack of faith in the democratic process and a belief that voting is futile.

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  • 3. 

    Listen again and decide which speaker might make these comments.   I can’t relate to the things that politicians talk about.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    • E.

      E

    Correct Answer
    C. C
    Explanation
    Speaker C might make these comments because they feel disconnected from the topics that politicians discuss.

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  • 4. 

    Speaker B

    • A.

      This speaker is not going to vote because the subject of politics does not interest him/her.

    • B.

      This speaker is not going to vote because whichever party wins, the results are always the same.

    • C.

      This speaker is not going to vote because they don’t have enough information to make an informed decision.

    • D.

      This speaker isn’t happy with the voting system.

    • E.

      This speaker doesn’t share his/her parents’ political opinions.

    Correct Answer
    D. This speaker isn’t happy with the voting system.
    Explanation
    The given answer, "This speaker isn't happy with the voting system," aligns with the information provided in the speaker's statements. The speaker mentions their lack of interest in politics, the belief that election results are always the same regardless of the winning party, insufficient information to make an informed decision, and a disagreement with the voting system. These statements collectively suggest that the speaker's dissatisfaction with the voting system is the reason they will not vote.

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  • 5. 

    Speaker C

    • A.

      This speaker is not going to vote because the subject of politics does not interest him/her.

    • B.

      This speaker is not going to vote because whichever party wins, the results are always the same.

    • C.

      This speaker is not going to vote because they don’t have enough information to make an informed decision.

    • D.

      This speaker isn’t happy with the voting system.

    • E.

      This speaker doesn’t share his/her parents’ political opinions.

    Correct Answer
    A. This speaker is not going to vote because the subject of politics does not interest him/her.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the speaker is not going to vote because the subject of politics does not interest him/her. This is evident from the statement that the speaker is not interested in politics.

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  • 6. 

    Speaker D

    • A.

      This speaker is not going to vote because the subject of politics does not interest him/her.

    • B.

      This speaker is not going to vote because whichever party wins, the results are always the same.

    • C.

      This speaker is not going to vote because they don’t have enough information to make an informed decision.

    • D.

      This speaker isn’t happy with the voting system.

    • E.

      This speaker doesn’t share his/her parents’ political opinions.

    Correct Answer
    C. This speaker is not going to vote because they don’t have enough information to make an informed decision.
    Explanation
    The answer suggests that the speaker is not going to vote because they lack the necessary information to make an informed decision. This implies that the speaker understands the importance of being well-informed before casting their vote and does not want to make a decision based on limited knowledge.

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  • 7. 

    Speaker E

    • A.

      This speaker is not going to vote because the subject of politics does not interest him/her.

    • B.

      This speaker is not going to vote because whichever party wins, the results are always the same.

    • C.

      This speaker is not going to vote because they don’t have enough information to make an informed decision.

    • D.

      This speaker isn’t happy with the voting system.

    • E.

      This speaker doesn’t share his/her parents’ political opinions.

    Correct Answer
    E. This speaker doesn’t share his/her parents’ political opinions.
    Explanation
    This speaker doesn’t share his/her parents’ political opinions. The other statements provide reasons for not voting, such as lack of interest in politics, belief that the results are always the same, lack of information, and dissatisfaction with the voting system. However, the correct answer specifically mentions a disagreement with the political opinions of the speaker's parents. This suggests that the speaker's decision not to vote is influenced by their own differing political beliefs.

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  • 8. 

    We ought to be informed about politics before we vote.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    • E.

      E

    Correct Answer
    D. D
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that it is important for individuals to have knowledge about politics before they vote. This implies that being informed about politics can help individuals make informed decisions when casting their votes. Therefore, option D, which states that being informed about politics is necessary before voting, aligns with the given statement.

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  • 9. 

    If people have the vote, then it is their moral obligation to vote.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    • E.

      E

    Correct Answer
    E. E
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that if individuals have the right to vote, they also have a moral responsibility to exercise that right. This implies that voting is not just a privilege, but a duty that citizens should fulfill. By participating in the democratic process, individuals contribute to shaping the government and policies that affect their lives and society as a whole. Therefore, it can be argued that having the vote comes with a moral obligation to use it for the betterment of the community.

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  • 10. 

    It doesn’t matter who we vote for because politicians are all basically the same.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    • E.

      E

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that regardless of the person we vote for, all politicians are essentially similar in their actions and beliefs. This implies that the choices we make during elections may not have a significant impact on the overall outcome or direction of political decisions.

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  • 11. 

    The party I like best isn’t very popular.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    • E.

      E

    Correct Answer
    B. B
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the party the person likes the most is not widely favored or supported by many people.

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