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  • 1. 

     Colin fears that in the future there may be  

    • A.

      Too many hostels

    • B.

      Less demand for hostels

    • C.

      More hostels needed in certain areas

    Correct Answer
    A. Too many hostels
    Explanation
    Colin's fear is that there will be an excessive number of hostels in the future. This suggests that he believes the supply of hostels will outweigh the demand, leading to potential issues such as increased competition among hostels and decreased profitability.

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  • 2. 

    Part 1You will hear people talking in eight different situations.For questions 1-4, choose the best answer (A, B or C). You will hear an announcement on the radio. What kind of program is being advertised?

    • A.

      A quiz show

    • B.

      A documentary

    • C.

      A drama series

    Correct Answer
    B. A documentary
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a documentary" because the announcement on the radio is promoting a program that provides factual information or educates the listeners about a particular topic or subject. This type of program is commonly known as a documentary, which is different from a quiz show or a drama series that focus on entertainment or fictional content.

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  • 3. 

    You will hear part of a talk on the radio. What is the woman talking about?

    • A.

      A local celebration

    • B.

      A history expert

    • C.

      A guided walk

    Correct Answer
    C. A guided walk
    Explanation
    The woman is talking about a guided walk.

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  • 4. 

    You will hear a man talking about a restaurant he runs on a Caribbean island. What is he doing when he speaks?

    • A.

      Asking for help with a continuing problem

    • B.

      Explaining how a problem occurred

    • C.

      Advising on how to avoid a problem

    Correct Answer
    B. Explaining how a problem occurred
    Explanation
    The man is explaining how a problem occurred in his restaurant on a Caribbean island.

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  • 5. 

    You will overhear a woman talking to her colleague. Where does the woman work?

    • A.

      In a publisher's office

    • B.

      In a school

    • C.

      In a bookshop

    Correct Answer
    A. In a publisher's office
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in a publisher's office". This can be inferred from the information given in the question that the woman is talking to her colleague. Since she is working in a publisher's office, it is likely that she is discussing work-related matters with her colleague, indicating her workplace.

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  • 6. 

    Part 2You will hear an interview with Colin Browne, a representative of the Youth Hostel Association, or YHA. For questions 5-11, choose the best answer (A, B or C). According to Colin, the quality of YHA accommodation 

    • A.

      Is better than most people say it is

    • B.

      Should generally be improved

    • C.

      Has risen over the years

    Correct Answer
    C. Has risen over the years
    Explanation
    According to Colin, the quality of YHA accommodation has risen over the years.

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  • 7. 

    Colin says that the YHA decides what changes to make by

    • A.

      Asking for the views of customers

    • B.

      Looking at other organizations

    • C.

      Trying out different ideas

    Correct Answer
    A. Asking for the views of customers
    Explanation
    The YHA decides what changes to make by asking for the views of customers. This means that they value the opinions and feedback of their customers and use it as a basis for making decisions. By seeking input from their customers, the YHA can gather valuable insights and preferences, allowing them to make informed decisions that align with the needs and desires of their target audience. This approach ensures that the changes implemented by the YHA are customer-centric and aimed at improving their overall experience.

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  • 8. 

    Colin says that in the early years of the YHA,

    • A.

      Parents generally had lower incomes

    • B.

      The typical visitors were interested in the countryside

    • C.

      It was more common for young people to travel without parents

    Correct Answer
    C. It was more common for young people to travel without parents
    Explanation
    In the early years of the YHA, it was more common for young people to travel without parents. This suggests that the YHA primarily catered to independent young travelers who were seeking adventure and exploration on their own. This could be due to factors such as increasing independence among young people, a desire for freedom and personal growth, or simply the affordability and accessibility of YHA accommodations for solo travelers.

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  • 9. 

    What does Colin say about YHA regulations?

    • A.

      They used to be stricter

    • B.

      Most of them have not changed

    • C.

      He disagrees with some of them

    Correct Answer
    A. They used to be stricter
    Explanation
    Colin states that YHA regulations used to be stricter. This implies that the regulations have been relaxed or modified over time. It suggests that there has been a change in the strictness of the regulations, indicating that they were more stringent in the past.

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  • 10. 

     Colin says that the majority of people who write to him   

    • A.

      Have old-fashioned ideas about YNA

    • B.

      Support the changes that have been made to hostels

    • C.

      Are experienced travelers

    Correct Answer
    B. Support the changes that have been made to hostels
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "support the changes that have been made to hostels." This is indicated by Colin's statement that the majority of people who write to him have old-fashioned ideas about YNA, which implies that they do not support the changes made to hostels. Therefore, the people who support the changes would be in the minority.

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  • 11. 

    According to Colin, a YHA building may be closed down if

    • A.

      Visitors complain about it

    • B.

      A lot of money is needed to repair it

    • C.

      Nobody can be found to run it

    Correct Answer
    B. A lot of money is needed to repair it
    Explanation
    If a YHA building requires a significant amount of money to be repaired, it may be closed down. This suggests that the organization may not have the financial resources to address the necessary repairs and maintenance. Consequently, the building's closure would be a result of the financial burden and the inability to allocate sufficient funds for repairs.

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